"Well excuuuuuse me, Princess."
Ghost here! Thanks for joining me today for yet another
I had actually heard of this cartoon's existence, though mostly due to the "Well excuuuuuse me, princess" comments that fellow nerds would make. However, I had never actually seen the show until October 2016. I was walking around my local FYE and happened to see the entire 13 episode series for 6 dollars and grabbed it for a friend's Christmas package. Instead of sending it unopened, I watched the series first and it was just too...uh... interesting not to actually review. So let's grab our swords and magic boomerangs and see what The Legend of Zelda has to offer!
That's honestly about it. The episodes aren't exactly the same as Ganon will use different tactics as well as call upon minions and boss characters from the original Legend of Zelda and Zelda II games. That being said, the main plot and ideas of the show re-appear from episode to episode. Almost every episode can be summed up by the previous paragraph. There are a couple episodes that break that format but I'll talk about them later.
What's Good About It?
What's Bad About It?
Things of InterestHere's a short list of funny or interesting things in the episodes.
Link wears this outfit to impress Zelda.
Link apparently wears heart covered boxers?
In one episode, Link's body is taken to the Underworld but his spirit is stuck behind. Only Zelda can see him. Whether they did this intentionally or not, this idea was basically re-created in opposite for The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks 20 years later. During that game, Zelda's spirit leaves her body and only Link can see her.
There is no mention of the Triforce of Courage which Link possesses. I'm not sure if this was an oversight or if the Triforce of Courage didn't exist in the lore of the games in 1989.... and yes I'm too lazy to look it up.
Link makes the following statement about Zelda. "She's not worth rescuing but I'm doing it anyway."
I really hate saying that something is truly bad in my conclusions. Any film or TV series is a miniature miracle that it even exists with all the hoops you have to jump through in order to get it on the screen. However, the truth of the matter is, the Legend of Zelda cartoon series is bad... really bad. It's cliche, dated, annoying, and incredibly predictable. The jokes are rarely funny and the writing just comes across as rushed and amateur. That being said I am truly glad that I watched it. It's bad but it's an amazingly enjoyable bad. I guess you could say it's a real guilty pleasure. I can see how bad it is, and I was cringing the majority of the time... but I kept watching and wanted to see the thing in its entirety. I had fun.
So if you're looking for some Legend of Zelda to watch and don't mind something being enjoyable but terrible then I'd honestly suggest that you check out these 13 episodes. Heck, you can find the first episode on Youtube. It's only 15 minutes, give it a watch so you too can see the... interesting spectacle that is this trainwreck of a show. I'm certainly glad I did.
This is Ghost, fading into the darkness.
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