A Zelda Moment

By J-Man

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages. Why have you come? For Zelda info? Zelda strategy? Maybe just for the sake of doing something other than yardwork? Whatever the reason, the idea of 'The Legend of Zelda' kinda stays like a lump in all our minds. But one question... why?

Why has this phenomenon called Zelda touched our hearts and minds in such a way that we're compelled to spend dollar upon dollar for Zelda games and merchandise? Well? Why? Don't just sit there like a bump on a log, think man!

I can remember long long ago when I never knew what Zelda actually was. I remember staying at my Aunt Robin's once. A Nintendo fanatic at the time, she gave me a small golden cartridge decorated with a brilliant shield for my 5th birthday. I got home and popped the thing in the NES (after failing to fit it into the Atari) and plopped upon the sofa. Thus began my Zelda love.

For a solid month I quested. Through dungeons battling everything from multi-headed dragons to 4-faced bulb things. Finally sending the Silver Arrow through Ganon and winning the game. But did I? I never knew about the second part of the game. I packed the game up and thought nothing of it for a week.

Later on in life I acquired Zelda II, Zelda III, Zelda IV, and Zelda V. Through out this time, my love for this magnificent game grew and grew. Who could have ever thought that so many people could come to enjoy a game so similar to every other fairy tale you've ever heard?

Staff Comments:

Worden1: Very well written, J-Man. I actually played through the Second Quest before I got to try the first. I had borrowed the game from my cousin, and was playing under his "Zelda" file, which he hadn't used. That was the first game I truly had trouble beating.