The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition (GameCube)

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A wonderful capture of the original games - but not without flaws. Rebel Peach (4) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

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The real prize in the collector's edition is undoubtedly the two N64 titles: Ocarina of Time and its brilliant sequel, Majora's Mask. While not including the Master Quest as released last year with limited edition copies of Wind Waker on GameCube, these to bring the game into high resolution mode which Nintendo shunned at the time of its release despite releasing the N64's RAM Expansion Pak to allow Acclaim's Turok 2, released at the same time, to run in this mode.
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Due to the fact that this Collector's Edition is being given away for free, there's no way you can complain about any aspect of it. Even if the game was being sold for the regular price of $49.99, even then there's not much you can find to whine about. The only thing that players may find disapointing is the absence of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but with that being on the Game Boy Advance already, it shouldn't be that big a deal. Especially when played with the Game Boy Player, A Link to the Past feels just like it did on the Super Nintendo.
If you don't own a Gamecube, you poor soul, go out and get one because this disk comes free with it. If you have a Gamecube, you can also register other games at Nintendo's website to get the game in the mail. Last but not least, go the route I took & spend the $20 for a new subscription to Nintendo Power for this game to come in the mail for free. With so many ways to get a hold of a history on one disk, there's no reason why you shouldn't jump at the chances. It's dangerous to go alone! Take this!
GameCube owners are treated to a holiday gift this year with a bonus disc that contains four classic Zelda games. For a limited time only, if you purchase a new GameCube system, this Zelda disc will be bundled inside with no extra cost. If you ever needed another reason to buy a GC, this is it.
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Overall, words cannot express how any true Zelda fan and even other people who like good games needs to have this disk in their collection. It might not be possible to get one anymore by subscribing to Nintendo Power or buying the games, but you might be able to get one used from a video game store, if someone was stupid enough to sell it to them or got duplicate copies and sold them. Likewise, I would imagine Ebay would have copies. Anybody who enjoys fun video games and has a GameCube really needs to have this game.
Speaking of which, make sure you do get this disc. Nintendo is offering several opportunities to get it at no cost, whether as a subscription bonus with Nintendo Power, a pack-in with a GameCube purchase, or as a reward for purchasing multiple titles and registering them on the web site if you already own the console. What this means is that the most you'd have to spend is $20.00 on a magazine subscription to make this bundle yours. And while it may not be the greatest compilation of all time, it's still pretty terrific. Get it while you still can.