Retronauts Episode 130: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

This week, we dive deep into Link's oceanbound adventure and discuss its slow voyage to acceptance.

Episode description: In a generation where games strove to be gritty, photorealistic, and more "mature," The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker dared to be boldly cartoony, and suffered greatly at the hands of console warriors. Yet, close to 15 years later—and with the help of an HD remake—Link's seafaring GameCube adventure is remembered quite fondly. On this episode of Retronauts, join Bob Mackey, Jeremy Parish, Kat Bailey, and Matthew Jay as the crew explores just how this GameCube game went from reviled to treasured.

Special thanks to backer Jenny Nielsen for funding the production of this episode!

MP3, 48.8 MB | 1:46:41
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Related Link

The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon - the 1963 anime movie that inspired The Wind Waker's look

As with all of the episodes I personally produce, this week’s cover art is by Nick Daniel. Check out his Twitter, or patronize his Patreon!