Al Nintendo Direct a few days ago, Eiji Aonuma in person he announced that next summer we will be able to play again a The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword, the last chapter of the saga to be released on Wii before the incredible The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, which will come in one new HD version su Nintendo Switch. This year, however, marks the 35th anniversary of the saga, and a single remastered seems a little bit to celebrate one of the greatest titles in video game history.
In fact, it looks like the Nintendo to Link and the princess Zelda will not end here, as more remastered will most likely arrive in the course of 2021. We therefore took the opportunity to ask ourselves which chapters of the saga deserve, or simply need, to return to our Switch in a remastered version, which maybe rejuvenates some mechanics; or why not, maybe a real remake, as happened for Link's Awakening. We have therefore decided to offer you ours top 10, obviously purely subjective, of the chapters that we would like to replay, bearing in mind those already replayed, and the probabilities that mother Nintendo may or may not get back to it.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link it is certainly the most mistreated chapter of the entire saga; and maybe it was better that way. The second incarnation of the legend of Zelda offered a decidedly different take on the first chapter and its successors, with one side scrolling which winked at the genres that were fashionable at the time, such as Ghosts' n Goblins o The Battle of Olympus, a truly disproportionate difficulty to be completed, and some found that have not been repeated over the years. Yet, he put us in front of a real personal adventure, that of Link, fighting in first person against Ganon, as well as counting on some of the most complex dungeons of the entire saga. More than a simple remastered, a remake could give the title a second chance, maybe recalibrating the whole experience to allow everyone to get to the end credits. We don't want SoulsZelda here.
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Released on Nintendo DS back in 2009, following Phantom Hourglass, which in turn followed Wind Waker, this chapter introduced some mechanics specifically designed to take advantage of the Nintendo portable console, which in a possible remastered should be readapted for Switch, a bit like it will be done for Skyward Sword . Who knows we might not go back to accompany Link and Dazel on fun train journeys when DS games arrive on Switch Online.
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Season / Oracle of Ages
Oracle of season e Oracle of Ages they went out on Game Boy Color in 2001, with the aim of replicating the experience that Game Freak had devised for i Pokémon. Same game, but two different chapters, with some sections only visible if both played and connected. An experience that could be replicated with current technologies, which, although it remained unique for the saga, met the enthusiastic opinions of critics at the time.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
A position so high for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess it absolutely does not depend on the value of the game, it should be specified immediately. Released on Nintendo Game Cube and Wii in 2006, arrived in 2016 also on Wii U in 2016. For those who play on Nintendo consoles, therefore, there have certainly been opportunities to replay one of the darkest and most beautiful chapters of the saga. The version for Wii U, then, already proposed a reinterpretation in HD of the title, improving it from the visual aspect. A simple port on Switch would therefore be just yet another revival, unlike Skyward Sword, however, whose last appearance dates back to 10 years ago. In any case, we would be certainly happy to play it again, and to accompany Wolf Link in a decidedly dark and compelling epic.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is one of the most beautiful chapters of the saga, which since its release on Nintendo Game Cube has carved out a place in the hearts of players for its pirate atmosphere, staging a completely submerged fantasy Hyrule, with a soundtrack that went perfectly with the sound of the waves of the sea. For this title the same goes for Twilight Princess: a remastered version has already been released on Wii U, but given the limited success of the console, its return to Switch, we believe in a form of simple HD porting, it is very likely ... and who knows that the two titles will not arrive together in the course of this 2021.
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Phantom Hourglass it is certainly one of the most successful chapters of the Nintendo DS saga. Recently, then, there has been rumors of a new trademark registered in Australia for the title that incorporates the seafaring atmosphere of The Wind Waker. More than just a remastered, we'd like a Link's Awakening-style remake. Who knows that Aonuma will not be able to satisfy us.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
If there is a game that has proven itself capable of dividing Zelda fans strongly, that is it Majora's Mask. The darkest chapter of the entire brand, to be played in one go, in a race against time to save Termina. Released in a hurry as a spiritual sequel to Ocarina of Time, it has been able to completely overturn the spirit of its predecessor, giving us a unique experience and never seen again over the years. A remastered has already been released on Nintendo 3DS, but in view of the 35 years of the saga, a new chapter rebuilt from scratch on the game could only please us.
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
The Minish Cap it is perhaps the most underrated chapter of the saga, but the one that could offer the greatest fun. Released on Game Boy Advance, it may have only been played by a few Zelda fans, and its return in any form would give a unique experience to any player who has not lived it.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Ocarina of Time it is considered by the entire Nintendo fanbase - and not only - as one of the best video games of all time. As with Majora, a remastered of hers has already been released on the Nintendo DS, but fans are clamoring for a next-gen remake for many years, which someone has already even made amateur; yet, from here an age-old question could arise. Can you go and touch a timeless masterpiece that has changed the face of the videogame media without risking to ruin it, even if only minimally?
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Close your eyes and imagine yourself Breath of the Wild. Now think about The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past with the same graphics engine. The chapter came out on SNES in 1991 is perhaps what made the saga great and projected it into legend. Exactly 30 years after its release, Nintendo could give us the greatest gift with a remake that wouldn't leave anyone dry-mouthed. The chances of this happening are virtually nil, but dreaming costs nothing.
This was our ranking of the 10 titles we would like to review on Nintendo Switch. And what do you think of it? Do you agree with us or is there any other chapter you would like to replay in a new remastered?