July 4th, 1998
JMK writes: What's up Ice?!? It's me, JMK, the first person to figure out the three phrases in your "Hyrule"!I've been racking my brain, and I still can't figure out what the secret prize could possibly be!I guess I'll just have to wait until you finish constructing it and E-mail it to me.Of course, that's not the only reason I wrote.I was reading the June 21st letters in your "Letters" column when I stumbled across one that mentioned Zelda comic books.It rung a bell and I went straight to my old Nintendo chest in the garage.Guess what!!I have the very first issue!!I found under all of my old Gamepro's.The first issue is in a "book" called "Nintendo Comics System" vol.#1.It's compiled with the first four "Mario" comics, the first "Captain N The Gamemaster" comic, and the first "Punch-Out" comic.It was published in 1990 by Valiant, a division of Voyager Communications Inc.There is a subscription in the back for five different Nintendo comics, "The Legend of Zelda" being one of them.I only wish I would have subscribed, but, as it is, I am left with only the first issue.It is a cool comic, with tons of awesome Zelda drawings in it.There are actually two different Zelda stories in it, so I guess it would qualify as the first two issues.At the starting of the first story there is a prelude and it tells how the legend was started, ended, and how the adventure began.Pretty cool, huh? Now, I'm not sure if this prelude is just the beginning of the comic series or if it is also the beginning of the video game series, but I suspect it is how the video game series begins also.Since I know I'm probably taking up too much space on your site, I'm going to stop writing, but you have my E-mail address if you have any questions or want to know how the prelude goes.Later, Ice!! P.S.Do you know if they still sell the adaptors that enable you to play "Link's Awakening" on SNES?If so, can you tell me how to get one? P.S.S.In my opinion, your site blows Zelda HQ right out of the water, no contest!!-
Ice replies: This is more exciting than when Ice's Zelda Central hit 1,000! For years, Zelda webmasters have been scrambling to get a hold on the comics. And I now have a visitor that has one! It would be wonderful if you could write a summary of the the prelude, and even the two stories. Your work will appear on Ice's Zelda Central, with full credit. I would just love if you could do that for me, and the rest of the Zelda world. Your discovery has greatly helped the Zelda universe, and they may clear up a few storyline gaps. So please write a summary of them! I am on my knees! I am begging! PLEASE! You are a great hero for this. Link would be proud. Oh, and for your question, yes, they do still sell the Game Boy to Super NES adapters. It's called Super Game Boy, and it goes for about $50. Toys 'R Us would probably be your best bet for one. And thanks for the major compliment there at the end, old chum.
Navie: Yes, the discovery of one of the comics is a great addition to the historicle record of Zelda. I'm right here on my knees with you, Ice. PLEASE WRITE A SUMMARY OF THE COMICS!!!!
Ice continues: Sorry, guys, I forgot to introduce Navie, my new helper. Navie doesn't do much but help out on the letters and e-mail, but, hey, every little bit helps. So I am no longer lonely on the Letters section...
IkeTurn574 writes: I beat the game zelda v so i looked at your wepons gallery and found 2 things i have not got yet the cane of byran and the golden sword. can you tell me were they are at. thanks alot.
Ice replies: Okay. You are to be commended for defeating Ganon without the Golden Sword! And Zelda: A Link to the Past is Zelda III, not Zelda V, by the way. Okay, to get the cane of Byrna, you have to drop off a ledge from Death Mountain in the Dark World (it's impossible to describe which one, you'll just have to experiment). You'll land by a cave that has a bunch of spikes and the little guys that need tp be bopped on the head with a hammer. Armed with your cape, glide across all of the spikes and claim the Cane of Byrna as your prize. For the Golden Sword, get the Superbomb from the bomb shop in the Dark World (used to be your house in the Light World). Take it to the big temple, and leave it right by the huge crack that normal bombs can't blow up. Go in there, and throw your power 3 sword into the little pond. Now, Ganon will be a whole lot easier!
Navie: You are to be commended to be commended for beating Ganon with a power 3 sword? You are to be commended for eating a rock! I beat Ganon with just the plain old power 2 sword, and without using a single fairy! Beat that, dude! And while your at it, make me a quartz sandwich. Hold the fledspar and granite, please. Oh, and obsidian on the side.
cardsh (Eric) writes: I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY YOUR ZELDA SITE IS AWSOME. THANX FOR THE LAST INFO YOU GAVE ME. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE VIEW IS GOING TO BE LIKE BECAUSE IF IT IS LIKE QUEST64 IT WILL SUCK. I HATE QUEST 64. CAN YOU HAVE A OVERHEAD VIEW LIKE THE OLDER ZELDAS OR DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE THAT PITTIFUL QUEST 64 VIEW. ALSO ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE TO BUY THAT ATTACHMENT I HAVE BEEN HEARING ABOUT BECAUSE I DONT WANT TO SPEND ANOTHER 999 DOLLARS ON SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THANX
Ice replies: One of the things that I have been worrying about Zelda 64 most is the camera system. It's not able to be modified, and with the game being so huge and all, I'm sure that there will be some places where Zelda's camera will screw up. But everyone, especially the press, has been hailing Zelda 64's camera system the most intelligent ever, so that makes me a little more confident in it. Hopefully, there will be an option to use the overhead perspective, as many Zelda purists perfer. I just hope that the camera will be somewhat customizable. Miyamato knows what he's doing. It'll work out well.
Navie adds: Quest 64 did NOT have a bad camera system. It was a pretty good game, all and all. The costant fighting was annoying, but I looked past that and found a beautiful RPG/Adventure. You also asked about the Zelda 64DD attatchment. And NO, the 64DD attatchment WILL NOT be required to play Zelda 64. The add-on is simply a collection of extra quests and possible extra dungeons and such. And it will come out in late 1999 or 2000, so don't even worry about it yet. It will be worth the extra money, though, when and if it comes out. Right now, the 64DD's future doesn't look good.
JMK writes again: Just started playing Hyrule on your site.?'s up with the secret link under dungeon #6?It keeps taking me to some place called"FortuneCity".Please send info. or update the the link.Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Ice replies: Well, I rushed through Secret Project A (Hyrule), and a result of that was not being able to complete the dungeons. They'll all be up hopefully by the end of the month, though.
Navie also replies: Oh, and about the Fortune City thing, Ice had to put Hyrule up on another server, because Tripod was getting to crowded and stuff. So Dungeon #6 is simply a link that doesn't exist yet. Look for it though. It'll be a blast... in more ways than one. Heh heh heh...
JMK writes yet again: Here are the three
By the way,every time I click on the "Dungeon #6" link,I am taken to "FortuneCity".The same thing happens every time I click on the Secret link("here")in the room under the Dungeon #6 room.Is FortuneCity Dungeon #6 and the Secret link?Are these bunk links?What's up Ice?Your game is tha' bomb,but these links are ruining it for me.Please give me some info.
Ice replies: Three appearances on one letters column. That's got to be a record or something. Well, this was the first dude to solve the three phrases in Hyrule. Oh, but the journey is in no way over yet. As I mentioned above, there will be several dungeons and items to collect, they just aren't all on yet. But when they are, true Zelda fanatics will find hours of joyous and mind boggling puzzle solving and adventure. the mystery will expound in the cranial apparatus of -
Navie interrupts: ICE!!!! You have GOT to stop reading the dictionary!
Jimmy Corn writes: Thank you.
Ice replies: You're welcome already!
Navie adds: Yes, quite welcome. NOW STOP!
Lorkay writes: fabulous , boats , water ..sky ..great the music is really Cool !!! thanks !
Ice replies: So far, I have only recieved positive comments on the new look on my site. I think that is reason enough to keep changing each individual page. Thanks for all of your positive and wonderful comments, everyone. And, as I have gotten accustomed to saying, thus endeth another letters column.
Navie says: Redundancy goeth before fall.
Ice adds: I don't even want to know what type of ideals you're into.