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The Magic of the First Legend of Zelda | Game Maker's Toolkit

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Published on Feb 20, 2017

The next Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, is said to be inspired by the very first game in the series. Let's revisit that seminal game, to see how Nintendo made such an intoxicating adventure.

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Miyamoto Interview Quotes:

Game Over: Press Start to Continue: The Maturing of Mario. David Sheff, 1999.

Superplay Interview
http://www.angelfire.com/games5/makze...

Shigeru Miyamoto, GDC 2007 Keynote
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=En9OX...

Recommended Viewing / Reading:

Tevis Thompson: "Saving Zelda"
http://tevisthompson.com/saving-zelda/

Legends of Localization: "The Legend of Zelda"
http://legendsoflocalization.com/the-...

Hyrule Blog: "The Linearity Check: Dungeon Orders"
http://touriantourist.blogspot.co.uk/...

Games shown in this episode (in order of appearance):

Resident Evil (Capcom, 1996)
Resident Evil 6 (Capcom, 2012)
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom, 2017)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 2017)
The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo, 1986)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios, 2011)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo, 2011)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo, 2006)
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Nintendo, 2002)
Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine, 2016)
Fez (Polytron Corporation, 2012)
Dark Souls III (From Software, 2016)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo, 2013)

Music used in this episode:

00:00 - Titan (Hyper Light Drifter, Disasterpiece)
00:47 - Hyrule Field Main Theme (Twilight Princess)
03:15 - Faron Woods (Twilight Princess)
04:33 - Knight Academy Theme (Skyward Sword)
07:09 - Sealed Temple (Skyward Sword)
10:08 - Faron Woods (Skyward Sword)
11:53 - Overworld (The Legend of Zelda)

Credits

Zelda Dungeon-Informer: "Legend of Zelda NES Commercial #1"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uI3rO...

Thanks to The Gaming Brit for the Resident Evil 6 footage
https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGamin...

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