GEEK PICK Legend of Zelda Classic Sword

GEEK PICK Legend of Zelda Classic Sword

first_imgStay on target For all of the well-deserved praise The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild gets for reinvigorating the classic, acclaimed Nintendo franchise, a lot of its innovations can be directly traced back to the very first Legend of Zelda on the NES in 1986. While there’s certainly a gulf in their technological execution, on a design philosophy level both games share a love of nonlinear open-worlds that encourage experimentation and a true uncompromising sense of adventure. In a way, the series came full circle in a really beautiful way.Given its popularity coupled with Nintendo Switch, there’s plenty of Breath of the Wild gear merchandise out there. Not that long ago we told you about this replica bow and arrow set. However, if you want to honor a more old-school piece of Zelda weaponry, check out this Legend of Zelda Classic Sword ($20) from ThinkGeek. Being from an 8-bit game, this sword comes from a time when objects could only be rendered in colorful squares. So instead of a sharp curvy blade, this is really just a bunch of rounded rectangles in the vague shape of a sword. The modest size arguably makes it more of a big dagger anyway.It’s cute and quaint though, pressing all your nostalgia buttons. Plus, for a game inspired by exploring childhood caves, it feels right this 13 ¼” long sword would be completely safe in the hands of a child. You can’t poke your eye out with pixels. To aid in your 8-bit immersion, the battery-powered sword also makes iconic retro Zelda sound effects when you swing it around.Even considering Zelda’s illustrious history, I think Breath of the Wild’s sheer quality converted a lot of folks into hardcore fans. So maybe they’ll want to go back and see where it all began, especially since the Switch’s online subscription will include the original Zelda among other NES games. But you can play NES Zelda IRL with this classic Zelda Sword.For more on Zelda check out our takes on the Champions’ Ballad DLC. And other Zelda-like games on Switch like Okami and Minit. Be sure to add to your Breathe of the Wild collection with Link’s Master Sword Letter Opener. And follow all of Zelda’s adventures here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Geek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone KitGeek Pick: Amazon Smart Plug Puts Alexa in Your Walls last_img

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