After nearly 20 years, I finally bought this game

#1 Posted by AuthenticM (3672 posts) -

I did it. After all those years of not owning a piece of History, now I finally do. I just bought it from eBay minutes ago for 35$ + 10$ for shipping. The game comes with the box and instructions booklet. Also, its the NTSC French version made for Québec, which makes it even more rare and valuable. There was a brand-new, sealed copy on eBay sporting a 299.99$ price tag. The damn thing is still in its giant plastic case. Of course, I'm not rich so I had to make do with a used copy. The last time I played this game was for the GBA back when it was released all those years ago. Man, it's about time I hook this little gem to my TV. :)

Oh, sidenote: in French, the Master Sword is not called the Master Sword, but Excalibur. Yup. ;)

#2 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

It was my first Zelda game, I remember playing my copy so much that it broke...
So good on ya, I still have my broken cartridge.
 
Isn't calling the sword Excalibur stealing? Or is the name Excalibur not licensed or something?

#3 Posted by Nocall (342 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong said:
It was my first Zelda game, I remember playing my copy so much that it broke... So good on ya, I still have my broken cartridge. Isn't calling the sword Excalibur stealing? Or is the name Excalibur not licensed or something?
Not 100% sure--was it a real sword or just in a story? If it was real it's fair game (I doubt anyone's estate still holds the name). If it was in a book,  it's probably old enough to be considered public domain.
#4 Posted by IBurningStar (2146 posts) -

I believe Excalibur falls into public domain territory.

#5 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@Nocall: @IBurningStar
Sounds logical, the king Arthur and stuff around it isn't a licensed franchise or anything so it makes sense.
What doesn't make sense is naming the Master Sword after Excalibur, but it fits the same kind of story I suppose.
#6 Posted by Claude (16251 posts) -

Look at my Master Sword. Look at my Excalibur Sword. I like Master better. Have fun.

#7 Posted by TobbRobb (4416 posts) -
@TaliciaDragonsong: I'm pretty sure it's public domain.
 
I know for a fact that it's been used in several Final Fantasies as a weapon.
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#8 Edited by AuthenticM (3672 posts) -

@TaliciaDragonsong: The Excalibur appears in The History of the Kings of Britain, written in 1136. Public domain it is. :)

edit: well, the Master Sword basically is The Excalibur, unless there are other swords stuck in stones that I don't know of.

#9 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -
@TobbRobb: @AuthenticM
Thanks for the clarifications! 
Excalibur just totally rings my mind towards the Arthur story, somehow I expected it to be licensed but I doubt they had such a thing back then. 
#10 Posted by TheLeamenator (146 posts) -

I really wanna play this on virtual console right now.

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