Rumors have been circulating like crazy during the past few weeks on whether or not the recently released Nintendo DSi will have Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and/or Game Boy Advance compatibly, using a service similar to the Wii’s Virtual Console. With this in mind, Nintendo Life compiled a list of 10 Game Boy titles everyone needs to play.
Naturally, Link’s Awakening was included on the list—not only is it one of the greatest Game Boy games, but it’s one of the greatest titles in the entire Legend of Zelda series, as well. A wacky story, amusing side-characters, challenging dungeons, badass boss fights, plentiful sidequest and an infectiously catchy soundtrack all came together to create what is arguably the finest handheld Zelda title in existence.
As quoted by Nintendo Life: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was not only an extremely capable release, but it set new standards for what was thought possible on the portable game system. No corners were cut in the development of the game and it was every bit as epic a quest and just as challenging as any of the previous Zelda releases. While there were many outstanding game titles released for the Game Boy system, Zelda: Link’s Awakening remains, by far, one of the most impressive.
If you haven’t taken the time to play this, shame on you. Go play it. Now. It’s fabulous, trust me. If you have, go ahead and give it a re-play; we both know you never did get around to getting the perfect ending.
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