Legend of Zelda Commercials


Legend of Zelda

Legend of Zelda and it's really rad!
This first commercial is a very standard 1980ís era video game commercial featuring a nerdy looking teenager as well as a "cool" teenager playing the original Legend of Zelda. The commercial has a small Zelda rap naming some of the various enemies found in the game. While it is a bit catchy, it might make you shake your head.

~ Quotes ~
Itís the Legend of Zelda and itís really rad, Those creatures from Ganon are pretty bad, Octoroks and Tektites, Leavers too, But with your help our hero pulls through. Ya, go Link, ya, get Zelda.

The Nintendo Entertainment System. Your parents help you hook it up. The Legend of Zelda sold separately


Pe Pe Peahats!
Another wacky commercial from the original Legend of Zelda. This one features a man running around apparently looking for Zelda. In his creepy look and voice, he is scared of all the enemies in the game. .

~ Quotes ~
A never ending adventure New for your Nintendo Entertainment System.

Zelda!.... Octoroks!... Which way did he go? Tektites... Pe Pe Peahats... Leevers... Ahhhhhh... Zelda, Zelda, Zelda.
 


A Link to the Past

The Zelda Dance!
This commercial for A Link to the Past is entirely in Japanese, but it is hilarious. It's a bunch of Japanese people dancing. Link looks rather feminine during the commercial as well. Princess Zelda is shown in a cage, and is under attack by enemies until Link comes to save the day. Afterwords Zelda joins Link and continues the obnoxious dance. The commercial concludes with a sweet variation of Ganon appearing, of which it is clearly a massive puppet, but cool nonetheless.

This commercial is not quite up to the nerdiness of the two Legend of Zelda american commercials, but certainly on par in strangeness.
 


Link's Awakening

Japanese Puppet Love
This Japanese commercial for Link's Awakening is another nostalgia filled commercial. You don't see these types of commercials nowadays but back in the day, this was the standard. The commercial is absolutely hilarious, yet some might even describe it as scary at times.

The puppets represent the characters Link, Marin, Tarin, Kaebora Gaebora (The Owl), Bow Wow, and an enemy Stalfos.

This commercial is for the original release of Link's Awakening.


Down With Zelda
Here we have another awkward commercial for Link's Awakening. This commercial is a rap, which goes with the theme of the early-mid 90's where rap was becoming more popular here in the United States. Nintendo must have tried to capitalize on this by incorporating rap into their video game commercials. The end result? Yet another Zelda commercial that we can look back on and laugh at.

~ Quotes ~
Down with Zelda from the very start.
I got the heart and smarts to play the part.
(down with Zelda)
Peepin through with an overhead view,
'cause a mans gotta do what a mans gotta do.
So I stay on track, collect the facts,
never cut slack, and I always watch my back, but jack,
(down with Zelda)
Do not stand, I'm the man with plan,
cause the power's in my head, and the power's in my hand.
 


Majora's Mask

Japanese Mask Torment
This commercial for Majora's Masks features a young man playing the game while the actual mask from Majora's Mask appears in his room and torments him with a laugh.

The focus of the commercial is around masks and the transformation masks in particular. It shows Link transforming into Deku, Goron, and Zora Link, while also showing short pieces of gameplay of Link in all his various states.

There were two similar commercials involving the same person playing Majora's Mask in his apartment, but the central focus was around the Moon as opposed to the Masks.



Japanese Moon Falling (Long Version)
This commercial for Majora's Masks features a young man playing the game while in his house. It shows the moon from Majora's Mask falling down onto what appears to be his apartment complex. Everything in his room is crumbling by the impending collission of the moon.

There are only a select few gameplay shots in this video. These include the moon falling on Clocktown, Link running around with the Great Fairy Mask, Link fighting the first major boss, Odolwa, and more...

There were two variations of this same commercial. This version is the longer, 30-second version of the commercial while a shorter 15-second commercial also existed. Additionally, there was a very similar commercial involving the same person playing Majora's Mask in his apartment, but that central focus was around the actual Mask as opposed to the Moon.



Japanese Moon Falling (Short Version)
This commercial for Majora's Masks features a young man playing the game while in his house. It shows the moon from Majora's Mask falling down onto what appears to be his apartment complex. Everything in his room is crumbling by the impending collission of the moon.

There are very few gameplay shots in this video. These include the moon falling on Clocktown, Link fighting the first major boss, Odolwa, and more...

There were two variations of this same commercial. This version is the shorter, 15-second version of the commercial while a longer 30-second commercial also existed. Additionally, there was a very similar commercial involving the same person playing Majora's Mask in his apartment, but that central focus was around the actual Mask as opposed to the Moon.



End of the World (Long Version)
This commercial for Majora's Masks features a boy playing the game while in a strange all white room surrounded by glass. On the outside it shows people from all across the world, looking up at the sky as the moon is falling, while it also shows the boy playing Majora's Mask. As if to show that the fate of the world was in the hands of this one boy.

There are very few gameplay shots in this video, but what can be seen is Link transforming into Zora Link, as well as a few clips of Link playing with Deku Link.

There were multiple variations of this same commercial. This version is the longer, 60-second version of the commercial while a shorter 30-second commercial also existed, as well as other promotional commercials.



End of the World (Short Version)
This commercial for Majora's Masks features a boy playing the game while in a strange all white room surrounded by glass. On the outside it shows people from all across the world, looking up at the sky as the moon is falling, while it also shows the boy playing Majora's Mask. As if to show that the fate of the world was in the hands of this one boy.

Outside of seeing Link transform into Zora Link, you can hardly see any gameplay in this video. Clearly they were advertising the game for the hoplessness of story that Link finds himself in, as opposed to the gameplay.

There were multiple variations of this same commercial. This version is the shorter, 30-second version of the commercial while a longer 60-second commercial also existed, as well as other promotional commercials.



End of the World (Short Version)
This commercial for Majora's Masks features a boy playing the game while in a strange all white room surrounded by glass. On the outside it shows people from all across the world, looking up at the sky as the moon is falling, while it also shows the boy playing Majora's Mask. As if to show that the fate of the world was in the hands of this one boy. This commercial was part of an advertising campaign with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), now known to as the WWE. The two wrestlers that are shown in the ring are the Hardy Boyz and it has the ring setup from the program WWF Smackdown.

Some gameplay was showing Link transforming into and playing as Zora Link. The commercial also served a second purpose of promoting the upcoming Pay-Per-View event for WWE titled Armageddon. Given the name of the Pay-Per-View, and the storyline of Majora's Mask relating to the End of the World, it seemed fitting that WWF and Nintendo would team up during this ad campaign.

There were multiple variations of this same commercial. This version was a promotional version with WWF, but both 60-second and 30-second versions also exist that don't involve WWF.

 


Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons

Epic Commercial is Epic
This commercial for Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons features a 3d model of Link riding his horse in the Snow and he uses the Rod of Seasons to change the season, which will allow a wall of vines to grow.

Link can also be seen playing the Harp of Ages near an hourglass. Throughout the Oracle of Ages, an hourglass occasionally appears at the top-left corner of the screen, showing which time period that Link is currently in. A broken sword is shown to be pieced together, and we can assume that this is the Noble Sword, since in Oracle of Ages, the Noble Sword is restored after completing the Trading Sequence and climbing restoration wall.