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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

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MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
93
4.0
Wii U
89
5.0

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case (UK):
    An Evil Wind is Blowing

    Legend has it that whenever evil has appeared, a hero named Link has arisen to defeat it. That legend continues on the surface of a great and mysterious sea as Link sets off on his most epic and awe-inspiring adventure yet. Aided by a magical conductor's baton called the Wind Waker, he will face unimaginable monsters, explore puzzling dungeons, and meet a cast of unforgettable characters as he searches for his kidnapped sister.

    Use new items like the Grappling Hook and Deku Leaf to take the fight to spectacular, massive bosses.

    Immerse yourself in a world unlike anything you've ever seen as you sail across a vast, unexplored ocean.

    Master a magical conductor's baton known as the Wind Waker to control the wind and much more!

    Take on hordes of incredibly animated enemies as you search through riddle-filled dungeons.

    Connect to a friend's Game Boy Advance™ and play cooperatively - get hints, uncover secrets, and get help in a battle!

    Contributed by Knyght (645) on Jun 15, 2006.

"Nintendo Winter 2002" promotional booklet:

    Once again, the forces of evil are gathering, and only one young hero can rise to meet their challenge!

    Link's new adventure begins on an island where his sister is kidnapped by a giant bird. Our Hylian hero sails off to rescue her and finds himself in the middle of the greatest adventures of his life. How will he save his sister? What sinister forces conspired to kidnap her? What mysteries will he solve along the way? Who will help him in this massive quest? Playing this highly-anticipated title is the only way to find out.

    From the start of the game, the wondrous revolution of the Legend of Zelda series is apparent with highly artistic and stylized graphics that show reactions and emotion like never before. You'll see expressions change as characters laugh, cry, show anger, frustration, or surprise. Add outstanding play control, ingenious puzzles, crafty enemies, loads of classic items, and a massive world to explore and you've got an adventure worthy of the Zelda name.

    Enjoy additional features by connecting to Game Boy Advance The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4617) on Feb 25, 2006.

www.zelda.com:

    Set Sail for Adventure and Help Link Restore Peace to the Great Sea.



    Emotions hit a fever pitch when Link witnesses his sister being snatched up by a giant bird. Embarking on an epic voyage to locate his sister, Link unravels a great mystery and learns to harness the power of the wind to propel his sailboat from island to island.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 20, 2005.

www.nintendo.com:

    The Wind Waker proves exactly why Link is Legendary.



    Since the debut of The Legend of Zelda in 1987, all of Link's games have been the stuff of legend--universally appealing adventures that emerged as beloved triumphs of gameplay, presentation, innovation, graphics and fun. In the ninth entry in the series, Link debuts on GCN with a fun new cel-shaded look, but the game stays true to the glorious heritage of the series. The classic mix of sword-swinging action, perplexing puzzles and stirring story lines remains intact, but the stunning cel-shaded graphics give the people and places of Link's watery world a wildly artistic new look. And for the very first time, Link sails freely on the high seas!

    Features

    • Explore a vast sea as you travel from island to island riding in Link's mystical sailboat, the King of Red Lions.
    • Control the wind, manipulate time and move objects using Link's Wind Waker wand.
    • Slash vile enemies and pass elaborate puzzles in evil-infested dungeons.
    • Face off against innovative and intimidating bosses in cinematic showdowns.
    • Explore every corner of the sea to find valuable items, interesting characters and challenging mini-dungeons.
    • Connect a Game Boy Advance to the GCN to team up with a friend for two-player cooperative play (starring Tingle)!


    Legend has it that whenever evil has appeared, a hero named Link has risen to defeat it. In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, that legend continues on the surface of a great and mysterious sea as Link sets off on his most epic and scenic adventure yet. Aided by a magical conductor's baton called the Wind Waker, he will face unimaginable monsters, explore puzzling dungeons, and meet a cast of unforgettable characters as he searches for his kidnapped sister, Aryll.

    Link must travel across a sprawling ocean known as the Great Sea. As he sails from one island to the next on a magnificent boat that calls itself the King of Red Lions, wind plays a key role. For Link to visit a particular location, the wind has to be blowing in the proper direction. Even if the wind is cooperating, Link must pay careful attention to his Sea Chart and compass as he sails. When he first sets sail on the Great Sea, most locations are so far away that they aren't even visible! What if Link needs to reach an island to the west and the wind is blowing to the east? That's when the Wind Waker comes in handy. Using the Wind Waker, Link can conduct a magical song which allows him to control the direction of the wind.

    Link has a whole new array of weapons and items to help him fulfill his fate. The Grappling Hook allows Link to freely swing over large gaps, and the Spy Glass gives him a close-up view of distant objects. Some items, like the Bomb, have dual functions. If Link uses the Bomb while he's on the King of Red Lions, it will turn into a powerful cannon. The Grappling Hook transforms into a treasure-trolling crane while Link is on the boat.

    Bottom Line

    When a new Zelda game is released, gamers expect a masterpiece--The Wind Waker still manages to meet and exceed their expectations. Particularly, the cel-shaded graphics add a captivating animated feel to Link and the world around him. Whether you've been playing Zelda games since the '80s or you're about to embark on your first Zelda quest, The Wind Waker's adventurous spirit will capture your heart and mind.

    For more information about The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, check out the official website at Zelda.com.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 20, 2005.

Back of Case (Canada):
    Un vent d’enfer se lève

    La légende veut qu’à l’apparition du mal, un héros nommé Link se soit toujours levé pour vaincre. Cette légende continue à se propager à la surface d’un grand et mystérieux océan, alors que Link se prépare à vivre l’aventure la plus épique et la plus terrifiante de sa vie. Aidé par la baguette magique d’un chef d’orchestre, appelée Wind Waker, il fera face à des monstres inimaginables, explorera des donjons mystifiants et rencontrera un tas de personnages inoubliables, alors qu’il cherche sa s“ur kidnappée.


    Immergez-vous dans un univers à nul autre semblable, alors que vous naviguez sur une mer vaste et inconnue.

    Affrontez des hordes d’ennemis incroyablement animés, alors que vous fouillez des donjons remplis d’énigmes.

    Maîtrisez une baguette de chef d’orchestre magique, appelée Wind Waker, pour contrôler le vent et bien d’autres choses!

    Raccordez-vous au Game Boy® Advance d’un ami et jouez en mode coopératif. Obtenez des indices, découvrez des secrets et trouvez de l’aide en bouteille!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 10, 2004.

Back of Case (Canada/U.S.):
    An Evil Wind is Rising

    Legend has it that whenever evil has appeared, a hero named Link has risen to defeat it. That legend continues on the surface of a great and mysterious sea as Link sets off on his most epic and awe-inspiring adventure yet. Aided by a magical conductor's baton called the Wind Waker, he will face unimaginable monsters, explore puzzling dungeons, and meet a cast of unforgettable characters as he searches for his kidnapped sister.

    Immerse yourself in a world unlike anything you've ever seen as you sail across a vast, unexplored ocean.

    Take on hordes of incredibly animated enemies as you search through riddle-filled dungeons.

    Use new items like the Grappling Hook and Deku Leaf to take the fight to spectacular, massive bosses.

    Master a magical conductor's baton known as the Wind Waker to control the wind and much more!

    Connect to a pal's Game Boy Advance and play cooperatively -- get hints, uncover secrets, and get help in a battle!

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Mar 27, 2003.