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WeTek Technology Throwback - The Legend of Zelda on NES

WeTek Technology Throwback - The Legend of Zelda on NES

On last week’s throwback we kind of scratched the surface of this week’s theme - Zelda series (specially, Mário’s experience with Zelda for NES). Our own Mário, not Nintendo's Mario.

Just like Disney, Nintendo also created a world of characters that is extremely fruitful. Actually, the company's identity, more than it’s hardware, lives through its characters. Who doesn’t know Mario and its brother, Luigi, Princess Peach, Donkey Kong and, of course, Link, the hero on Zelda’s franchise?

This week we go through Mário’s memories as a kid when, in his words, he was addicted to Legend of Zelda, “I was very young, about 6 or 7 years old, but I was completely addicted to the game on my old NES. I still have both the NES and the original game cartridge and they both work!”

Zelda games series already spans four decades, 80’s, 90’s, 00’s and 2010’s, counting 17 releases in all Nintendo consoles throughout all these years. Generally, Zelda games are very well received, so, has Mario kept his interest in the game and Nintendo for that matter? “I played Zelda games and other Nintendo titles for NES, SNES, Gameboy and up until Nintendo64, but then I built my computer and shifted to PC gaming.” Meaning, NO ZELDA FOR YOU!

So, since Nintendo64, Mário, missed many Zelda games and console systems such as: GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii and the forgettable Wii U. A few weeks ago, Nintendo’s new console, Nintendo Switch was announced and there’s Zelda: Breath Of The Wild coming for that platform. Does this spark any interest with Mário after all this time? “I’m obviously interested! Even though I haven’t played new Zelda games in the past few years, I’ve always kept my interest in that world.”

Yeah, but Nintendo Switch and Zelda: Breath of the Wild will only be out next year. Luckily Mário can keep himself entertained until then using his own WeTek Play 2 to play a selection of RPG’s. And you can do just the same. "I have recently started playing on my Play 2. I was a bit hesitant, but then I got myself a cool bluetooth controller for Android and I've been playing stuff like Bard’s Tale, Final Fantasy III and Final Fantasy IV."