ThreadWhat would you want from a Zelda 35th Anniversary Game & Watch?
2021 marks the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, and speculation on how Nintendo will celebrate the anniversary has been ramping up. Of course, the unnamed Breath of the Wild sequel is highly anticipated, with many hopeful for a 2021 release. Beyond that, with the development and release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars this year, there is additional speculation on a similar game for The Legend of Zelda. 2020 didn't just mark the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros., however, with this year also being the 40th anniversary of Game & Watch. The topic that I want to explore is the possibility of a special anniversary Game & Watch, developed along the same line as the Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Game & Watch.
Zelda Multi-Screen Game & Watch (1989)
The Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Game & Watch uses Ball as a base game, also including Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels, a special Mario version of Ball, and other various features and settings. Of course, there was a Mario Bros. Multi-Screen Game & Watch released in 1983 and a Super Mario Bros. Crystal Screen Game & Watch released in 1986, but these weren't referenced in this special release. Similarly, there was a Zelda Multi-Screen Game & Watch released in 1989. Would you want to see this used as the base game, or do you suspect that Ball would be used once again as the base game?
Super Mario Bros. Crystal Screen Game & Watch (1986)
No doubt that the original Zelda would be used as the featured game, with perhaps Zelda II used in place of Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels. Other various easter eggs and features could be included as well, perhaps with an Game & Watch Gallery styled take on the original Zelda Game & Watch game. Maybe we won't get another special Game & Watch, as 2020 was a conjunction of anniversaries for both Super Mario Bros. and Game & Watch.
Would you be interested in a Zelda 35th Anniversary Game & Watch and what would you want included in such a product?