December 15, 2011

"Where is my golden Wii Remote jacket?"

As we are all aware, this year marked The Legend of Zelda's 25th anniversary in the video game world. And if you don't have a bad memory, you recall that last year marked Mario's 25th anniversary. There were some major differences in the way that Nintendo went out to promote both of these huge icons' celebrations, and it seems that Mario got the better treatment.

Don't get us wrong, we love Mario, but we feel that Zelda should have got some of the same promotions that Mario recieved, and vice versa. Last year when Nintendo was celebrating the 25th anniversary of Mario we saw a limited edition red Wii, the release of one of the most wanted VC titles Super Mario All-Stars (released on a disc), red packaging on all Mario related titles, and a Super Mario History Booklet.

Let me start off by saying that Super Mario All-Stars is the best thing to ever happen to a Mario fan. It is an HD remake of all the NES games, along with levels for us Americans that we never got to play. To this day I don't know why Nintendo has not even hinted at doing a remake of the original The Legend of Zelda game. I was wishing that Nintendo would come out in the clutch with this celebration and release a dedicated 25th anniversary box set for Zelda. They could have included The Legend of Zelda All-Stars, or something along those lines. But no, they instead just release the soundtrack, which is amazing by the way, with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It would have been amazing to own a little booklet with all the history of The Legend of Zelda, just like Mario did. I still have faith that one day Nintendo will remake The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, and throw it all into a neat package to truly celebrate the birthday of an icon.

Some will argue that Zelda got more with its celebration, and to an extent that is true. But that one saying "quality over quantity" is what trumps all arguments. The Legend of Zelda saw a limited edition 3DS, a golden Wii Remote Motion Plus, the free release of Four Swords, and really that's all that comes from the top of my head. Now there was a symphony soundtrack, but Mario got a soundtrack release of its own, which is why neither of them were mentioned. It would have been so much cooler if we finally got to see the release of the green colored Wii, which we all saw in the Nintendo Revolution days. The green Wii could have came bundled with The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker with New Play Control!, a green Wii Remote Motion Plus, and a green Nunchuk. Is that too much to ask for? We also got a remake of the all time classic The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the 3DS, but Mario received its Nintendo 64 era remake years ago with the release on the original Nintendo DS.

We know that Mario is Nintendo's mascot, and he gets special treatment and what not, but we just don't think it's fair. It's fine that Mario is the mascot, and it makes perfect sense, but we would just like to see them treated equally. We hope that sometime in the near future we finally see the release of that green colored Wii, the remakes of all the NES/SNES classics, and a proper 25th anniversary collectors box set.

Which is your favorite out of the two, Mario or The Legend of Zelda? Would you like to see "The Legend of Zelda All-Stars"? Should Link be Nintendo's new mascot? Leave your responses down below.


  1. Link is awesome, but he should never replace Mario. While the Zelda series is a big part of Nintendo, Mario always just a little above it.

  2. What the fuck kind of drugs are you on CCM!? To say that Zelda got a worse treatment than Mario only because we didn't get a green Wii is retarded! Mario got Super Mario All-Stars, completely unchanged and just a re-release of four games already on the VC, a red Wii and DS, and that's it. Zelda got OoT 3D, Link's Awakening, free Four Swords, Limited Edition 3DS, 25th anniversary symphony, symphony CD, Minish Cap (to certain 3DS owners), and finally Skyward Sword with a golden wiimote and symphony CD. All of them planned and made with great care. Mario just got a red painted DSi XL and Wii, plus a SNES game printed to a CD (it even says on the title screen that the game was made in 1993!). And what about Metroid? All that franchise got was a picture! Rant over