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Your “princess” is in “another” castle…

/ 8 years ago

“Princess” Meaning Zelda and “Another” meaning Ganon’s. Yeah, you see what I did there? I am making this post about Zelda and some awesome (and not so awesome) old school Zelda action. There are TONS of items for Zelda and Link so don’t be surprised if I make another Zelda post down the road.

Of course! Gotta have the 2 titles that started it all and mustang2005gtblackhas em! The easiest to spot cartridges in anyone’s NES collection. Just look for the glowing golden cart! It was always easy to find my Zelda carts as well as my Rolling Thunder and OG Tetris cart. These ones are certified and sealed in a protective video game condom and just like a condom, it makes these less “exciting”. I want to PLAY my games, not look at the box all pristine in a case. I “get” the whole idea of MINT collecting, it’s just not for me.

I had to post this one up here for one simple reason… I had this watch! Now air_flight_museumhas posted one of these beauties up for sale! Back in the day I had my mom buy this for me. I think I got it at KB Toys which I am not even sure if that chain even exists anymore. KB seemed to get the best video game stuff and always had the more rare / odd type of items. This watch was pretty cool from what I remember of it but the “gameplay” gave about 2 minutes of enjoyment. Much like old school Tiger Electronics games. Speaking of which, I need to do a Tiger post…

Bootleg? No, ellapalooza has posted up one of the few Zelda releases that was not released for a Nintendo system. This was a release on the gaming system called CD-I which stands for “Compact Disc Interactive” and was one of the first CD based systems out there. The system didn’t last very long and if you check out this game footage from Zelda’s Adventureyou could probably figure out why. I will also be doing a more involved CD-I post in the future.

And bunnysstuff has posted up the demo disc for the above posted game. I never owned a CD-I but I did however get to play this “gem” of a demo at my local Circuit City when it first came out back in the day.

bunnysstuff  also has an auction up with ALL 3 of the Zelda games released for CD-I as well as “Hotel Mario” which was another sought after CD-I game. I would say these are probably the only 4 CD-I games that people are interested in collecting due to the use of such known characters.


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