zelda 2: the adventure of link

people get pissed that Zelda’s portrayed as this fuckin damsel in distress and they’re like “TROPES ARE DUMB NINTENDO IS SEXIST”

and i’m like…
have you…
actually…
played a Zelda game???

when has Zelda EVER ACTUALLY been kidnapped by Ganon PAST THE FIRST GAME?

  • in Zelda 2 and I think Minish Cap she was in a cursed sleep
  • In ALttP she was hiding and I believe later sealed away in another world for a while
  • In OoT she was sneaking around as a ninja trying to help you
  • In Four Swords Adventures and A Link Between Worlds she was sealed away
  • in Wind Waker she’s a pirate who travels with you
  • In Twilight Princess she LITERALLY HELPS YOU KILL GANON AND PARTICIPATES IN THE FIGHT
  • in Spirit Tracks she’s DEAD (AND RETURNS FROM THE DEAD AS A GHOST TO HELP YOU ANYWAY.)
  • in Skyward Sword she’s training to unlock her potential as the LITERAL GODDESS INCARNATE
  • in Breath of the Wild she spent her days studying to unlock her power and then spent a hundred years using it to keep her kingdom safe while all her friends and family FUCKING DIED ALL AROUND HER

she’s sealed away and put to sleep so many times because she NEEDS to be disabled

YOU KNOW WHY?

BECAUSE NOT EVEN DEATH CAN STOP ZELDA FROM KICKING YOUR FUCKING ASS

ZELDA CRIED IN BOTW BECAUSE SHE FAILED TO STOP GANON AND LITERALLY ALLOWED A GENOCIDE TO HAPPEN
SHE’S NOT CRYING BECAUSE “WAH I’M SCARED I NEED A MAN TO PROTECT ME”
SHE’S CRYING BECAUSE SHE WAS TOLD HER ENTIRE LIFE IT WAS HER DUTY TO STOP THE LITERAL END OF THE WORLD. AND SHE FAILED.

SO YOU CAN TAKE YOUR DAMSEL ACCUSATIONS AND GLUE THEM TO ZELDA’S FOOT

SO THEY GET SHOVED UP YOUR ASS WHEN ZELDA KICKS IT

30th Anniversary Medley
Tomomichi Takeoka
30th Anniversary Medley

Ballad of the Wind Fish (Link’s Awakening)

Palace (Zelda II: The Adventure of Link)

Realm Overworld (Spirit Tracks) 

Sun’s Song & Clock Town (Majora’s Mask)

Tal Tal Heights (Link’s Awakening)

The Dark World (A Link to the Past)

Song of Awakening (Link’s Awakening)

Staff Roll (Link’s Awakening) 

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I’ve owned this manga for almost a decade, and managed to translate only one page from this book (the waterfall page…

(I believe he’s admiring the waterfall and trying to figure out what it’s called, but gives up on trying to figure it out? I could be wrong though. It’s been years.)

Edit: I should clarify that I didn’t translate this waterfall page by myself. I had help when I was younger, so I have no clue what the other pages are talking about. Only through the visuals can I get some kind of idea what it’s about. If anyone is interested in translating these, Id be more than happy to provide any scans of the book.

Nintendo Announces Super NES Classic Edition

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo’s follow-up console to the legendary Nintendo Entertainment System, launched in 1991 and introduced what many consider some of the greatest video games of all time – classics such as Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario Kart, Super Metroid and F-ZERO.

On Sept. 29, 2017, this beloved console is coming back to stores in the form of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition. The mini system, which contains 21 pre-installed classic games and can easily be plugged into any high-definition TV using the included HDMI cable, will be available at a suggested retail price of $79.99. And for the first time, players who pick up the system can enjoy the intergalactic adventure Star Fox 2, the sequel to the original Star Fox game that was created during the Super NES era but never released … anywhere!

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition has the same look and feel of the original system – only smaller – and comes pre-loaded with 21 incredible games:

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fallowsthorn  asked:

Are you the person who does video game suggestions? I hope so, otherwise this is gonna be really off the wall. Any recs for Zelda knockoffs for PC? Like Oceanhorn, if you know that one. Psychonauts has the same kind of collect-all-the-things open-ish world I'm looking for, just with a sci-fi setting instead of fantasy.

Depends on what generation of Zelda clones you’re in the market for.

For the original NES flavour, Ittle Dew 2 is an excellent Zelda clone. Total open world (to the extent that you can literally do the first seven dungeons in reverse order if you’re feeling perverse), boatloads of secrets and hidden areas, and very speedrun-friendly if you’re into that sort of thing.

Conversely, if Zelda II: The Adventures of Link is your favoured flavour of NES nostalgia, you might have a look at Alwa’s Awakening. It’s admittedly got a lot of classic Castlevania in its DNA, too, but for a non-linear open world collect-’em-up in sidescrolling form, you could do far worse.

Moving up a generation, the best Link to the Past clone I’ve given a spin lately would have to be Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King. It’s not quite so nonlinear as the preceding entries - but then, neither is the title it’s paying homage to. Very cute, and more than a little meta.

As for stuff that resembles the post-Super Nintendo Zelda games, I’m afraid you’ve already name-checked a couple of the better examples, and I’m not really the best one to ask anyway, as I largely moved on to Metroidvanias for my open world collect-’em-up fix at that point. However, if you’re willing to entertain a slight lateral shift, I do have a couple to recommend:

AER: Memories of Old is a open-world exploration game where you play as a woman who can transform into a bird, navigating floating islands dotted with ancient ruins. You know the flying segments of The Skyward Sword? Picture that expanded into a full game and you’ll be right on the money. AER is 100% exploration focused and has no combat whatsoever - just puzzles and stuff.

Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles has a stronger focus on collecting and crafting than the preceding game, as well as light farming sim elements, with a lesser emphasis on complex puzzles; think Breath of the Wild meets Stardew Valley and you’ll be in the right ballpark. Like AER, this game does not feature combat of any kind.

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When I listen to this, I imagine it being a song that plays during the credits of a Zelda movie filmed in the 80’s, with lots of Jim Henson puppets for the monsters, and the boy who played Atreyu from Never Ending Story as Link.