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The Games We Played – The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Game Boy)

The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Game Boy) (Images courtesy MobyGames)
By Andrew Liszewski

I don’t drop the ‘L’ word very often, so when I proclaim my love for the Legend of Zelda series, you know it means something. And that love affair started with this game, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, which I not only consider to be the greatest Game Boy title of all time, but one of the greatest titles on any platform, ever. Oddly enough, for the longest time I had no interest in the Zelda series, since the top down perspective made me think it was a turn-based strategy game, which I loathe. But I needed a game to pass the time on a long family vacation, and a friend of mine was good enough to loan me his copy. After just a few hours of playing, my eyes were opened.

The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Game Boy) (Images courtesy MobyGames)

I haven’t replayed Link’s Awakening since I finished it so many years ago, but I remember it felt like it would never end, and I couldn’t understand how Nintendo managed to cram such a large game into a single cartridge. Of course Link’s Awakening was actually the fourth game in the series, and even though I had a bona fide case of Zelda fever after playing it, I only went back and tackled the previous Super Nintendo title, A Link to the Past afterwards. But since Link’s Awakening, every Zelda title has been a must-have for me. (Except for The Wand of Gamelon, nooooo thank-you Philips.)

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  • Earthworm

    I <3 the Zelda series. I still got my old school monochrome gray GameBoy brick with this game. Now i'm inspired to revisit it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=629609415 Nathan Cass

    I had this game from forever ago, but mine is the DX version. Went out and bought a Game Boy Pocket just so I could replay this game :D

  • Dagon

    My second fav. next to Link to the Past for SNES. <3

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  • K.J.G.S.

    this was the first zelda game that i played and the one that caught my attention and got me hooked on it. but somehow, i always lose my copy. i dont know what happen, it just goes missing. when i finally beat it, i was sad that it was all a dream. i love the music especially. its fifty percent of the series. yay zelda

  • K.J.G.S.

    this was the first zelda game that i played and the one that caught my attention and got me hooked on it. but somehow, i always lose my copy. i dont know what happen, it just goes missing. when i finally beat it, i was sad that it was all a dream. i love the music especially. its fifty percent of the series. yay zelda