The time has come...

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#1  Edited By mac_n_nina

For me to complete every single Zelda game back to back. I'm obviously going to start with the original and play Skyward Sword last on Hero Mode. I'm pretty excited, I haven't beaten the original and I never really played the second one much. I'm back home on winter holiday and all of my friends are going back early, but I still have 2 weeks left so this is a good idea. This will probably take me more than 2 weeks. I don't plan on using a guide since I'm not going for 100% completion, but I will try to collect as much as possible. I will keep you guys posted.

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#2  Edited By Make_Me_Mad

Adventure of Link will destroy you, but good luck.

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#3  Edited By ESREVER

I had a dream that I did this once. It ended as a nightmare.

Best of luck to you.

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#4  Edited By BrockNRolla

Sounds like a terrible time. Best of luck.

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#5  Edited By 71Ranchero

I assumed this was a goodbye thread.

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#6  Edited By gpbmike

I thought you were going to say this:

To talk of many things:
Of shoes--and ships--and sealing-wax--
Of cabbages--and kings--
And why the sea is boiling hot--
And whether pigs have wings.
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#7  Edited By Dingofighter

You should play them in chronological order. 
Yes, start out with Skyward Sword and eventually work your way down to the point when you have to play three games at the same time... 

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#8  Edited By Sayishere

i wanted to attempt this myself but gave up.

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#9  Edited By mac_n_nina

Only the main nintendo console versions. None of the GBA, DS, CD stuff. I am about to start The Legend of Zelda on my younger bro's Wii. Is it possible for me to somehow transfer that data onto an SD card or something so that I can take it back with me?

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#10  Edited By Black_Rose

Yeah, this is impossible, see you in hell.

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#11  Edited By zeforgotten
@Black_Rose said:

Yeah, this is impossible, see you in hell.

Wait, impossible? as in people have a hard time beating freaking Zelda games? 
That sounds embarrasing as hell, but at the same time the thought is making me laugh.
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#12  Edited By ImmortalSaiyan

Have fun. It's the perfect time of year to do something like that.

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#13  Edited By DarthOrange

Don't do it! You will end up hating Zelda if you do. Be sure to at least take breaks and play a small downloadable game in between games or you will go mad.

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#14  Edited By Black_Rose

@ZeForgotten said:

Wait, impossible? as in people have a hard time beating freaking Zelda games? That sounds embarrasing as hell, but at the same time the thought is making me laugh.

Have you ever finished Adventure of Link? If you have then you're a stronger man than I am.

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@Atramentous said:

I assumed this was a goodbye thread.

It isn't a goodbye thread? :)

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#16  Edited By Black_Rose

Also, I don't see how this could end up in anything other than you hating Zelda.

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#17  Edited By plainplease

you couldn't possibly mean every game right? right? please don't die doing this.

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#18  Edited By KarlPilkington

I don't think I've ever finished a Zelda game.

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#19  Edited By jozzy

@Black_Rose said:

@ZeForgotten said:

Wait, impossible? as in people have a hard time beating freaking Zelda games? That sounds embarrasing as hell, but at the same time the thought is making me laugh.

Have you ever finished Adventure of Link? If you have then you're a stronger man than I am.

I loved that game way back then, but you couldn't pay me to play that one again.

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#20  Edited By mac_n_nina

Ok so I'm finally started The Legend of Zelda. This map is going to kill me

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#21  Edited By mac_n_nina

I made it to the first Labyrinth and got my first game over. I collected the map and compass. Navigating is a lot easier.

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#22  Edited By FancySoapsMan

this sounds like a terrible idea.
 
Have fun :)

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#23  Edited By mac_n_nina

I just completed the the Eagle Labyrinth, the dungeon that looks like the deku tree. I've decided to write down the coordinates of the dungeons in case I need to go back. I will post them here so that if someone else wants to start the game they know were the first dungeon is.

From Start

North 1 screen

East 1 screen

North 3 screens

West 1 screen

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#24  Edited By Alpha1

@KarlPilkington said:

I don't think I've ever finished a Zelda game.

Your not the only one. I've played every single one and never finished any of them.

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#25  Edited By Aus_azn

I gave up on the original because my cart wouldn't save for some odd reason.

I gave up on II because it was so ridiculously hard.

Best of luck, duder.

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#26  Edited By Rolyatkcinmai

That sounds really terrible. Good luck to you.

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#27  Edited By asinies

I did something similar a few years back, and only recently finished. I went through every Nintendo game ever made. It was funnnnnn.

That said, don't be worried about the first LoZ. The map becomes pretty easy to get used to after a while.

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#28  Edited By Claude

There's no hero mode in Skyward Sword you idiot.
 
EDIT
 
Sorry for calling you an idiot. It seems I'm the idiot.

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#29  Edited By mac_n_nina

Just got the boomerang and the bow in the first dungeon and defeated Aquamentus. OMW to second dungeon. So far I'm really enjoying the original. The game is pretty difficult, but I'm sure that I'll get improve. Traversing Hyrule is proving to be quite the challenge. I need to master the combat system.

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#30  Edited By mac_n_nina

@Asinies said:

I did something similar a few years back, and only recently finished. I went through every Nintendo game ever made. It was funnnnnn.

That said, don't be worried about the first LoZ. The map becomes pretty easy to get used to after a while.

That does seem like it would be really fun. I might try it sometime, but then with all of the games I'll be missing my backlog will be huge. Do you know if it is possible to kill Leviathan and how do you get that Heart Piece on the eastern part of the map? It's on a dock in the water on the edge of the screen. I've tried throwing the boomerang at it and shooting arrows at it, but it didn't work.

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#31  Edited By Black_Rose

@Claude said:

There's no hero mode in Skyward Sword you idiot.

?

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#32  Edited By ssj4raditz

You gonna die!

Have fun, though!

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#33  Edited By Claude
@Black_Rose said:

@Claude said:

There's no hero mode in Skyward Sword you idiot.

?

What? There is a hero mode?
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#34  Edited By RuthLoose

@mac_n_nina said:

For me to complete every single Zelda game back to back. I'm obviously going to start with the original and play Skyward Sword last on Hero Mode. I'm pretty excited, I haven't beaten the original and I never really played the second one much. I'm back home on winter holiday and all of my friends are going back early, but I still have 2 weeks left so this is a good idea. This will probably take me more than 2 weeks. I don't plan on using a guide since I'm not going for 100% completion, but I will try to collect as much as possible. I will keep you guys posted.

That's so last year, bro.

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#35  Edited By Black_Rose

@Claude said:

What? There is a hero mode?

Yes...

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#36  Edited By Claude
@Black_Rose said:

@Claude said:

What? There is a hero mode?

Yes...

Oops. Who's the idiot now? Me.
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#37  Edited By zeforgotten
@Black_Rose said:

@ZeForgotten said:

Wait, impossible? as in people have a hard time beating freaking Zelda games? That sounds embarrasing as hell, but at the same time the thought is making me laugh.

Have you ever finished Adventure of Link? If you have then you're a stronger man than I am.

I have finished The Adventure of Link, yes. But having played it so much it would be kinda weird if I hadn't done that at least 10 times now
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#38  Edited By TobbRobb

@Claude: It's unlocked when you've finished the game once though, I'd prefer to have had the option upfront.

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#39  Edited By Claude
@TobbRobb: I'm sure a lot of players would have preferred it that way. I've died twice. The game offers a pretty good challenge for me.
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#40  Edited By mac_n_nina

Update - Still fuckin around trying to get to the 2nd dungeon. Didn't get to play much today.

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#41  Edited By Hector

I can never play Zelda games back to back. One Zelda at a time drains my energy.

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#42  Edited By BisonHero

@mac_n_nina said:

The game is pretty difficult, but I'm sure that I'll get improve. Traversing Hyrule is proving to be quite the challenge. I need to master the combat system.

Pro tip: it doesn't get much easier.

I recommend you at least look at a .gif of the world map eventually, as it will point out a couple of things you have pretty low odds of finding by yourself. Like a heart container that resides under a completely ordinary bush, which is part of an entire row of like 20 bushes. Or like the critically important shop where you can buy an item that permanently reduces the damage you take by half, which is hidden under another completely ordinary object in the overworld.

The locations of the (optional) better swords are at least somewhat possible to find on your own. By which I mean the first better sword lies in a non-hidden cave, much like the starter sword, so if you explore the whole map, it's pretty easy to find eventually. The second better sword is hidden, though, and you may walk right past it if you don't obsessively touch every single object in the overworld.

The game is pretty cool, especially when you consider what else was out at the time, but it was made back when developers made secrets/upgrades extraordinarily hard to obtain, and when gamers had an expectation that games be pretty tough and contain all manner of secret rooms to look for. That was "replay value" back then. If you want to complete the game in any kind of timely manner (and move on to the games that come after it), I wouldn't hold it against you if you decided to occasionally consult a guide after beating about the first 4 dungeons or so. The game is not particularly forthcoming with hints.

Also, it's a shame you won't be playing any of the portable Zeldas, because Link's Awakening is an absolute classic.

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#43  Edited By mac_n_nina

@mac_n_nina: Ok so I finally made it to the 2nd dungeon, got the magical boomerang, cleared it, got the magical sword, and found the 3rd dungeon.

To the 3rd dungeon from beginning screen

West 1 screen

North 1 screen

West 2 screens and then cross the bridge to the west

West 2 more screens

Down 1 screen

East 1 screen

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#44  Edited By mac_n_nina

Ok so I finally beat dungeon 3 and got the raft. I'm off to dungeon 4. I'm guessing it's somewhere in the water near the heart piece.

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