Zelda Memories

By PZelda

Hello! PZelda here. I am here to present you with my 2nd editorial, and it is about my Zelda memories. Like many of you Zelda players, I began playing Zelda when I was a VERY little girl (I am 14 now, I was born in 1985). I was only a year old when Zelda 1 came out in 1986, so I was too little to play with it. But, I do remember we got a golden Zelda 1 cart, and I still have it somewhere in my house. The next year, when I was 2 and out of the baby seat and when I was able to walk, I helped my mom for a brief time playing Zelda 1, and then Zelda 2 came out in 1987, too. I remember I never really liked it and didn't play with it very much. In 1988, when I was 3, I was finally old enough to play Zelda 1 and Zelda 2 on my own. SMB 3 also came out and I loved that game, but that's beside the point. I kept on playing Zelda 1 and 2 over and over again (But I didn't play Zelda 2 too much, though) until about 1993, when we FINALLY got a SNES and Zelda 3 for it. I LOVED that game! I played it hundreds and hundreds of times, and then we got a GameBoy (One of those huge, old kinds that they don't make as much any more) and we got Zelda 4 for it. I didn't like how it was in black and white, but I played it anyway. Every time I beat Level 6, I would go no further in Level 7 because "it was just too hard for me to play". So, I left it to collect dust, playing it once in a while. And in early 1998, when I was 12 and in 7th grade, I FINALLY got help on Zelda 4, and I went on to beat Level 8 and beat the Wind Fish. I'd just gotten a Nintendo 64 for Christmas of '97, so when it was time to preorder golden copies of Zelda 64 in October/November '98, I grabbed one of those coupon things to preorder a copy of Zelda 64, and on the day Zelda 64 finally shipped to my local Walmart (I remember the date: Wednesday, November 25, 1998), I thought we lost the coupon for Zelda 64, but to my luck, we found the coupon and I joyously ran home with my golden copy of Zelda 64. However, when I plugged it in, my sister had this lamp next to the Nintendo 64, I plugged Zelda in, and my sister's MOST favorite lamp went crashing to the floor and broke into pieces, and I had to put off playing Zelda 64 until I got the mess cleaned up and vacuumed. I felt sorry for her, but she had to move on. When I started up, I put my name in as "ALLI", and went on to play Zelda for hours, and then 4 weeks later, I FINALLY beat Zelda 64, it was around Christmas Eve. I'll tell you, I was disappointed that I didn't get the Triforce and that there was no Triforce in Zelda. But, when the glitches started rolling in, I just HAD to get my hands back on my Zelda 64. Unfortunately, one of my sister's guy friends had borrowed my Zelda game and my n64, so I was stuck with his Playstation and some RPGs. I begged him for weeks until finally one day, he came over, gave me back my n64 and Zelda, and I played Zelda64 again, just to play around with the fun glitches. I was SO amazed by the amount of glitches, and that "Beta Quest" thing, I know it's not really the beta quest, just stuff that the programmers forgot to take out of the game, I don't have GameShark 2.2 for it, and besides it costs $53 for a stupid piece of thing that breaks down! ARRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!

Now, here I am, October '99, anxiously awaiting the releases of Zelda 6, 7, 8, and 9. In case you don't know what Zeldas 7-9 are, they're the following 3 GameBoy Color Zelda games coming out in 3 month intervals between each release. And I'm SOOOOO excited for Zelda: the Continuing Saga to come out, even though it has a lame name. =)

Well, that ends one of my editorials. Hope you enjoyed reading this.