The Legend of Zelda – Link’s Awakening Review

Yea! That’s right, it’s another Legend of Zelda game review. A recent game I picked up for the Nintendo switch is The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening. Let me tell you if you want a flash-back to the GameBoy days of The Legend Zelda 1993 version gameboy this is it right here. For those youngsters that don’t know what a GameBoy looks like look it up. I mean that thing didn’t even have light-up screens you had to buy a part of for it. Enough of showing my age, so let’s dig in!

Playthrough

When playing through the game, it has a nice way of progressing . The only complaint about the game is that you will be doing a lot of running around. So it is best to always check the map to see where you’re heading until you reach a teleporter pad. It will make it a little bit easier for you to get around. Another cool idea is that the game shows a lot of references to the Super Mario franchise. The first one you will meet is the Chomp Chomp and there are other references too. Plus you will have enemies from The Legend of Zelda series and you will have enemies from the Super Mario series.

Some of the enemies in the game do take strategy to get through. Some enemies are jumpers so you have to time your attacks in finishing them off. The dungeons are well done as you go through them each has a mini-boss which you must defeat. Not only that, the developers help you out in putting a map and compass to help you out in finding the boss key. The map just shows you where you are and the compass helps in telling you where all the treasure chests are. Overall, the game creators took into consideration of how hard to make the game and a way to help players in finding their way around.

Styling

The styling of this game is special. Nintendo did a great job with the art style for Link’s Awakening of the game. I like the look of the characters in the game with their small bodies and eyes. It gives a nice cute style to the characters. The chibi style of the characters was well handled and didn’t interfere with what an original Legend of Zelda game is about. The overall style is unique of its own with good graphics. As always Nintendo does a great way of combining the elements of making a game family-friendly and something for any age to enjoy.

Conclusion

I enjoy playing this game and it is not a game that I think will take a lot of your time. Which is good and makes the game short and sweet. The enemies aren’t as redundant and each will give you a little bit of difficulty or style in which you have to defeat them. Nintendo did a good job of making this classic unique. It’s definitely an introduction game for getting people into the Legend of Zelda series. With The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD recently released , you might just see a review coming your way. So do you think you have what it takes to awaken the Wind Fish?

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