Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda is now available at retailers everywhere in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the franchise.
Originally announced at E3 2021’s Nintendo Direct, Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda is inspired by Nintendo’s old-school Game & Watch systems and features three beloved Zelda titles from the good ‘ol days of Link’s adventures on a single handheld. The games included are The Legend of Zelda (NES), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES), and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (GB).
Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda sports a clean cases with a green border to pay homage to the series, and it features a full color screen to really help bring these three popular titles to life. As with the original handhelds from way when, there’s even an interactable digital clock and timer, as well as a copy of the mole-smashing Game & Watch classic Vermin that casts Link as the player character and replaces moles with Octoroks.
In other news, Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack has introduced a way for players to access and play Nintendo 64 megahit The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Granted, it requires a pretty substantial price increase over the original Nintendo Switch Online service, but it’s nevertheless great to have options for playing games that defined their generation.