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Legend of Zelda Wind Waker

Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker


Publisher: Nintendo

Players: Single

 GCN/GBA Link, Force Feedback

ESRB Rating: EveryoneESRB Information

Overall Rating9.7 / 10

The latest Legend of Zelda adventure begins with young Link living a peaceful life on a tiny island. One day, Link witnesses a huge, menacing bird that snatches Link's younger sister and flies away with her. Link follows in hot pursuit. His search for her sets in motion an epic adventure that will have Link sailing the high seas and searching for answers to the mystery behind her disappearance.

Since the debut of The Legend of Zelda in 1987, all of Link's games have been the stuff of legends - universally appealing adventures that emerged as beloved triumphs of gameplay, presentation, innovation, graphics and fun. In the ninth entry in the series, Link debuts on GCN with a fun new look, but the game is still serious about adventure.

The series' classic mix of sword-swinging action, perplexing puzzles and stirring story lines remains intact while the new cel-shaded graphics enable the characters of Link's world to be the most lively and expressive personalities gamers have ever seen. Emotions hit a fever pitch when Link witnesses his sister being snatched up by a giant bird. Embarking on an epic voyage to locate his sister, Link unravels a mystery that deftly blends unique, stylized graphics with the much-heralded mechanics of the gaming milestone, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.





Dive into an all-new Legend of Zelda! It expands on the revolutionary game play of The Ocarina of Time and features a unique new animation style.

See characters' expressions change as they laugh and cry or show anger and surprise with a wider variety of actions and livelier, more expressive characters.

Electronic Gaming Monthly:

"Wind Waker's gameplay is the best the series has ever had. Every single battle in the game explodes with strategic options, so fighting never gets boring. Neither do the sprawling dungeons, which teem with tricky puzzles. This is a worthy inheritor of the Zelda crown - an instant classic no gamer should miss."


IGN Cube:

"Wind Waker is a masterful achievement - a shining example, in fact, of how videogames should be made. Simply put, this is one of the best games in the last few years and one of the most compelling reasons to pick up a GameCube immediately if you don't already own one..."


"You really need to hear only five words about The Wind Waker: You must play this game. The animation in this game is without equal; as a result, all three of our reviewers (one was on the fence, another sure the graphics were a mistake) now agree that Wind Waker's new look is as effective as it is unique."



"A strong achievement in every way, from its stunning graphical presentation to its tight control and interesting story line. The way it refines one of the polygonal generation's most important games makes The Wind Waker every bit as much of a must-own game as The Ocarina of Time was before it."


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