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Ocarina of Time and 9 other games in the series requiring switch ports

With word of Nintendo releasing Nintendo Switch ports of some of the biggest entries in the Super Mario series, this begs the question: The Legend of Zelda series receive the same treatment? Zelda is among Nintendo’s most well-known franchises, gathering some of the most dedicated fans who always express their support for more entries in the series and remakes of original classics (see: Project Moonfall and the 3DS remake of Majora’s Mask).



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There’s no doubt that the Nintendo Switch ports of Zelda entries would inevitably be a big hit. The question is: what are the titles that most need to be worn? The series spans titles over 30 years and countless platforms. Despite this, some entries clearly overshadow the others.

ten Ocarina of time

Often hailed as the greatest video game of all time, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a hit when it was initially released for the Nintendo 64 in 1998. It’s since been ported multiple times, including Nintendo GameCube and Nintendo 3DS, and fans still can’t seem to get enough of it. With such a huge world, it’s unclear what kind of fun features Nintendo could add to a Nintendo Switch port of the game (similar to the Master Quest version when it was ported to GameCube).


9 Twilight Princess

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was unique upon its console release as it was released immediately on the Nintendo GameCube and Wii. The game was and still is beautiful, with its dark tone and darker themes.

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It’s since been ported to the Wii U since its initial release in 2006, but could definitely use a port on the Nintendo Switch with more buffered graphics and potentially new control features.

8 Four Sword Adventures

Story-focused cooperative multiplayer gameplay is currently enjoying a huge resurgence. The wearing of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles to the Nintendo Switch is a huge indicator that The Legend of Zelda: Adventures of the Four Swords is way overdue for a port as well. With multiplayer requiring four Gameboy Advance systems and link cables, the multiplayer aspect of the game felt limited to many who could not meet the technological requirements. However, the Switch and online multiplayer could essentially fix that and do the game justice.


seven Majora’s Mask

Another one Zelda title that fans are fighting for, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask received similar remake treatment to Ocarina of time, with versions on GameCube and 3DS as well.

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The story of Majora’s Mask seems to stand out for many fans, and they would surely be eager for another chance to revisit Termina, perhaps with more features, and more, perhaps with more quests that would reveal more about the lore of the land and the characters that seem to hold each other so much?

6 ghost hourglass

The Legend of Zelda: Ghost Hourglass incorporated elements of Wind Waker with Boat Voyages, going one step further by allowing players to fully customize the boats they pilot as well. The game features a vast open world and interesting characters, with a unique gameplay paradigm at the time for a Zelda game as it was entirely touchscreen based. A port to the Nintendo Switch with new control features could be a refreshing way to revisit the title.


5 Oracle Editions

In 2001, Nintendo released a very interesting duo of Zelda Gameboy color games: Oracle of seasons and Oracle of ages. Both games feature two completely unique intertwining narratives: players can access the duo’s full story through a password system, with the password being revealed to the player at the end of each respective game. This meant that there were two ways to end the saga: Oracle of seasons at Oracle of agesor vice versa.

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The intertwining of stories and the password system is one of the most unique features overall Zelda franchise, and is criminally overlooked in the fandom. The duo have been ported to Virtual Console, but could definitely use an official port with updated graphics on the Switch. Plus: a fun fact about the Oracle saga is that it was originally supposed to feature a third title as well, forming a trio instead of a duo. Due to technological setbacks, the third installment was scrapped – all the more reason to carry the saga and potentially finally give fans the third title in the saga.


4 The awakening of the wind

Another fan favorite, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is famous for its unique graphic style, characters and open world. Although it received an HD remake recently, it could also be useful to have a Switch port, possibly with more features as well.

3 The Minish beanie

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap isn’t often talked about in the Zelda fandom – however, it offered a terrific title in the series on the Gameboy Advance in 2004, taking the top-down 3rd perspective gameplay as seen with classics like A link to the past and giving it enhanced keys.

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As seen with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening port to Nintendo Switch, fans are excited about remakes of these entries in the Zelda series, and The Minish beanie could be a great asset in this style if worn.

2 Spiritual tracks

With gameplay and graphics very similar to The phantom hourglass, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is another shoe for titles worthy of Switch ports. Known for finally allowing Zelda to travel with Link on her quest (albeit as a spirit), the game is another hidden gem in the series that isn’t often talked about and could well be revisited.

1 skyward sword

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword attracted players upon its release in 2011 for its dynamic controls which directly controlled how Link used his sword in-game based on how the player manipulated the Wii Remote. The Nintendo Switch would obviously have this capability as well with the Joy-Cons motion-sensing abilities, but that doesn’t mean Nintendo couldn’t explore other unique ways of porting it. skyward sword at the switch.

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