The golden age of video game classics like “Star Fox,” the first “Sims” and “The Legend of Zelda” are no longer lost in our nostalgic brains. The 2014 E3 conference presented all of these games and more to tickle the inner child (or teen) in all of us.
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That title is correct, hard to believe, but it is. The original Nintendo Entertainment System has turned 30 years old, released in Japan on July 15, 1983 as the Famicom. It’s crazy to think how much of an impact this video game console has had on so many people’s childhoods. Not only that, but also the impact it’s had on video games in general. Without the original Nintendo console, it’s hard to believe that video games and video game consoles would be as popular today as they are. This simple 8-bit console held some of the greatest games of our childhoods, and was the place many popular Nintendo franchises (such as the Super Mario Bros. and Zelda) got their start.
Nintendo has been known to make sequels – many sequels. One of the franchises they are famous for making sequels for is Zelda. One example sequel sequence would be Majora’s Mask directly following Ocarina of Time, while The Wind Waker took place thousands of years after both (while still being related). Now Nintendo is (finally!) releasing a sequel to 1991’s The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on Super Nintendo - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, which will be released on the Nintendo 3DS. The big question here is: will the old top-down Zelda style go over well in the modern age?