Announcing The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening Zelda Game Club

Today I am announcing the third Zelda Game Club, this time for The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. The Zelda Game Club is where we play through Zelda games together in a big Triforce Times community playthrough, then share our comments and thoughts on the game.

The most recent Zelda Game Club was a playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past back in October 2022, and before Tears of the Kingdom releases, I’d like to play through as mnay of the classic Zelda games as possible to get ready for the next Zelda adventure.

If you want an idea of what The Zelda Game Club is all about, go and check out those videos. Much like a book club, we play through the game separately, then come back together, you send in your comments, experiences, things you enjoyed, and things you wanted to improve, and we can discuss all that with each other via YouTube comments. I’m going to be starting from early Zelda Games and working my way right through to the modern day, with all the major Legend of Zelda releases.

The Triforce Times Community has grown a lot since we played through the Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past. That was a great experience, playing through a Zelda game I hadn’t played since I was a kid, and playing it through with the Triforce Times community. It might be your first time playing through this classic game and you get to share your experiences with the community, or it may be your 10th time playing through, and you know every secret and strategy to speed run through the game.

Nintendo recently released Link’s Awakening on Game Boy for Nintendo Switch Online, so that is a great place to play, but also you may have access to an original Game Boy too. However you want to play Link’s Awakening, grab yourself a copy of the original and play through with us.

Here’s how it’s going to work:

  • Get yourself a copy of Link’s Awakening – The easiest way is probably via Nintendo Switch Online (check out the Game Boy Games there), or you may have an original SNES. Either way, get yourself a copy of the game to play.
  • Over the next two weeks, we play through the game together. I’d like to check in a couple of times during the playthrough.
  • Play through the game until you get to the end of the 3rd Dungeon, Key Cavern. When you get to that point stop playing, add your comments to this video and wait for the next steps.
  • Add your comments to this video, what do you like about Link’s Awakening, what don’t you like? Which characters did you meet, and what items did you pick up? It’d be great to go into as much detail as possible, then we can have a full discussion on the next episode. Get your comments in by 30th March 2023, as that’s when I will be putting together The Link’s Awakening Part 1 video, and I’d love to include as many comments as possible from you the Triforce Times community.
  • I’ll post Link’s Awakening Part 1 in a week from now on 31st March 2023. In that video, I’ll give you instructions for part 2.
  • As well as running through our experience of the games, I’m going to go back through the development history of Link’s Awakening, plus pick out some interesting facts you may not have heard of.

I’m really looking forward to diving back into Link’s Awakening, plus I hope you can join in and play through it as well. The Legend of Zelda series is absolute magic for me, and I am really excited to dive back into a series that helped me form my love for video games. The more people who play and contribute to the Zelda Game Club, the better it will be.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions. Get yourself a copy of Link’s Awakening, start playing through, stop when you collect the three Pendants and comment down below here on this video with your experiences, stories, wishes and gripes, all related to Link’s Awakening.

It would be a massive help too if you could share this video with your friends, family, colleagues, kids… anyone you think would like to play through Link’s Awakening. I want this to be a great interactive community feature. I’m definitely not going to get this right the first time, and we’re going to iterate over time (we have a lot of Zelda games to get through) – but I am super excited to play through The Legend of Zelda with you the Triforce Times community.

That’s all for now, send over any questions you may have in the comments, but grab yourself a copy of Link’s Awakening and start playing Zelda Game Club today.

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