The Legend of Zelda 35th Anniversary Retrospective (2011-2013)

The Legend of Zelda 35th Anniversary Retrospective (2011-2013)

 

Installment four of Nintendojo’s Legend of Zelda retrospective is here! Nintendo produced a number of remakes and original Zelda titles over this period of time, all of which maintained the tradition of excellence that the franchise is famous for. Besides a return to two beloved favorites, Nintendo also pushed the series boldly into the future, spoiling fans over this brief, three-year timeframe with some truly spectacular releases.

If there was one complaint to be had about the addition of Four Swords in the remake of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on Game Boy Advance, it was that the game wasn’t playable solo. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition thankfully came along for the 25th anniversary of the series and rectified that problem. A DSiWare freebie, Four Swords Anniversary Edition allowed for both single and multiplayer enjoyment, as well as the inclusion of a couple of extras not present in the original version of the game. It was released again as a free download a few years later when The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds was launched. Brief though its time in the sun was, the Four Swords formula remained as compelling as ever, and it also marked the first time that a download-only Zelda game had appeared in the West.



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