Posted on March 29 2015 by Legacy Staff
The good people at
Zeldathon have announced another marathon playthrough of the entire Zelda franchise, including a few of the CD-i games! Organized by Matthew Moffit, otherwise known as SuperMCGamer, these Zeldathons have proven quite successful at raising money for charity, and this one is looking to be their most daring yet.
Previous Zeldathons worked on the premise of unlocking games through donations. They start from the beginning of the series, and as more and more donations go through, the next game becomes unlocked. This method is called the Adventure System, but this time, they are taking that formula and changing it with their new Adventure System Deluxe. They described it as:
Using The Adventure System Deluxe, we will unlock games to be played on the marathon through donations. However, we will also be offering upgrades to unlocked games with more donations. This will allow 3D, HD and Hero Mode game options to be available with the amount of support.
So, not only are they going to play the regular versions of every game, they’re also adding the possibility of remakes and harder versions into the mix!
With this new system, they hope to raise $150,000 for charity: water, a non-profit organization dedicated to cleaning drinking water. This goal is more than three times greater than their previous event, which raised $45,000. It’ll take a lot of work, but with a community as awesome as the Zelda fandom, we’re sure they can reach their goal.
Zeldathon Deluxe launches at 4 p.m. EST on June 19th, and you can view their subreddit
here. Will you tune in and watch them play Zelda for a good cause? Let us know in the comments below!