Gaming Anniversaries June 6- Legend of Zelda Links Awakening

Released June 6, 1993- The Legend Of Zelda Links Awakening

The Legend of Zelda Links Awakening popped onto store shelves in Japan on this day in 1993 for the Gameboy.

Links Awakening is the fourth entry in The Legend of Zelda’ series. This one, however, does not take place in Hyrule. Instead, Link is shipwrecked on Koholint Island. Awakened in the house of Tarin and Marin, Link will learn of his location and travel to find his sword, where a mysterious Owl will tell link of the Wind Fish living in the egg atop the mountain. After which, Link is told he must “Awaken the Windfish in order to return home.

The game is notable for including many different cameos of Nintendo characters. Including Yoshi, Kirby and even the Chain Chomp, whom link can take for a walk. The Legend of Zelda Links Awakening also doesn’t include Princess Zelda or even the Triforce. Because of this, the developers began to consider it a parody game in the series. Despite this, Link’s Awakening was hugely successful. Selling about 3.83 Million Units after its release. A re-release known as Links Awakening DX was later released for the Gameboy Color and went on to sell another 2.2 million units.

The game also enjoyed a strange marketing campaign, that included some great 90’s rap.

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