Read Only Memory’s “Link’s Triumph”

DaveyDecember 30th, 2012 by Davey

As the beginning of the second season of Read Only Memory by Shamoozal, “Link’s Triumph” is a delightful reimagining of the battle(s) with Aquamentus in the original Legend of Zelda. Though the actual boss in the game is relatively simple, this video cartoon shows what is certainly a more in-depth exchange between Link and the dragon.

Hit the jump to see the video!

What used to be a routine fight in the game now becomes an exciting battle between a courageous and creative hero and a fierce, giant dragon. The in-game sprite wasn’t particularly terrifying, but in the video, compared to Link, Aquamentus looks a few notches more dangerous.

I find it amazing the amount of videos and artwork that the Zelda series has inspired. Thought the original title was released over 25 years ago, people are still creating videos like this directly based on the game. Perhaps it’s partly an attempt to give Link more of a personality that many fans are asking to be implemented into gameplay.

Overall, great short by Shamoozal and GoNintendo. Even a minute-long piece like this can say a lot about what the Legend of Zelda really means to players and the community.

What did you think of the video? Tell us in the comments!

Source: YouTube

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  • Tehlul

    He looks at his stick after defeating Aquamentus because he’s suprised that
    Could do anything

  • Blakenator

    That flowed so beautifully! I loved it. But Link seemed a bit more of a scaredy cat… just sayin’.

    • HylianGirl

      I guess that’s because it’s supposed to be his first encounter with a boss. Still, I thought it was a great animation ^-^

    • Bretton Carter

      If you fought Aquamentus or any other huge dragon with a crappy wooden sword, I’m sure you’d be shaking too.

  • Alan Da Cruz Nascimento

    Aquamantus reappears more savage at oracle of seasons

  • gamer

    These people did a Zelds short a few years back that was the dumbest thing I’ve ever watched on utube. I think it was called “pizza links”

    • butt naked moblin

      Wow, that was pretty bad. I think they need to stay away from comedy

      • Bretton Carter

        The pizza skit wasn’t great, but it definitely isn’t the worst animation on Youtube.

    • ScottTerry

      What was the point of Link making out with Michaelangelo?

  • butt naked moblin

    Didn’t like how Link was shaking. Do they not know he has the triforce of courage?

    • Crono A7X

      Do you know he doesn’t obtain that Triforce until Adventure of Link? This is the original Zelda, Adventure of Link is the sequel.

    • Bretton Carter

      This Link doesn’t obtain the Triforce of Courage until Zelda 2: Adventure of Link. And besides, being afraid and yet facing your challenges head on is what courage is all about! Being afraid does not mean you are any less courageous.

  • MrNintendoCoke

    This is a great animation for depicting Link’s first boss battle! Liked.

  • Moriarty!!!

    Anyone else notice the sound effects when his sword made contact with the dragon? A little Wind Waker Influence perhaps?

  • Heroine of Time

    Awwww. I was expecting it to be longer. D:

    I really liked it, though! The animation was fabulous. Very well done!

  • The Dark Lord Demise

    This is really good. I saw it on youtube yesterday!

    • edward

      hipsters strike again!

  • baileygirl99

    That’s really cool! I enjoyed watching this short!

  • Bretton Carter

    Wait, this Link is supposed to have BROWN hair! …However, I still approve because of how awesome this was. (Though the breaking off of Aquamentus’ horn made me twitch… that just looked painful).

  • Legend of Zelda

    I loved it, but someone tell me exactly how it is possible to kill a dragon by breaking off its horn? Does it hold its heart in its horn or something?
    Loved the video anyway though!