A review of Nintendo's remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

No, not that one. The other one.

Look, Retronauts doesn't rank highly enough to be privy to advance review codes for Nintendo games (and also we don't review new release very often, which probably also factors in). So instead of publishing a review of the remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Switch when everyone else's reviews run tomorrow, we've had to settle for breaking "embargo" by publishing a review of the other remake of Link's Awakening. The one for Game Boy Color, produced back in 1998, when the original game was only three years old: Link's Awakening DX.

Sure, it doesn't have the cool claymation style of the Switch game, nor does it include the "Zelda Maker" bonus mode, but Link's Awakening DX is the basis for the new remake. And it had support for Game Boy Printer. Top that, Switch.

If that's not enough meaty Link's Awakening goodness in your life, we also put together an entire podcast episode that covered both Game Boy titles almost exactly two years before Nintendo announced this new remake would be coming along for Switch (because we're prescient). You should maybe listen to that, too. Just cram your life full of Link's Awakening this week, is what I'm saying.