As Skyward Sword hits shelves, members of Nintendo’s UK team share their favourite memories from The Legend of Zelda series.
"My favourite moment was when I was playing The Legend of Zelda: Link to that Past and I warped to the Dark World (as a pink rabbit) and realised just how much more there was to explore."
James Honeywell, Marketing Manager
"Giving the fish as a sacrifice to Lord Jabu Jabu to enter his belly in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time."
Ben Taylor, Head of Trade Marketing
"When you make Darunia dance by playing your Ocarina – one of the only times I've ever laughed out loud with joy at a video game."
Rob Lowe, Marketing Manager
"The whole experience of Ocarina of Time on N64 was a magical one and I throughly enjoyed re-visiting it on 3DS. The Zelda series has always been at forefront of gaming in terms of controls. I thought that Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks on DS showcased this brilliantly. The bit on Phantom Hourglass where you had to physically close and open the DS to press the crest against the sea chart in the Ocean Temple had me stumped for quite a while."
Roger Langford, Junior Product Manager
"My favourite Zelda moment is remembering the people going onto to GameMaster and having trouble getting past level two, only to be ridiculed by Patrick Moore!"
Neil Schofield, National Account Manager
"My favourite Zelda memory came during Twilight Princess when I entered the Twlight realm and was transformed into a wolf! It allowed you to see whole new areas and track scents, opening up a whole new aspect to the game."
Dawn Paine, Assistant General Manager & Marketing Director
"There are plenty moments within the games that I could say were my favourites. However, what topped it for me happened outside of the games. As a relatively new employee at Nintendo, arriving at the Symphony concert, seeing the whole thing come together and the incredible Zelda fan turnout – it was simply amazing. I felt so proud to be a part of something that so many people love."
Sam Pierson, Marketing Administrator
"When I first joined Nintendo back in 1995 I hadn’t really been aware of Zelda to be honest. However, in 1998 when Ocarina of Time launched I experienced my first play and became an advocate. I remember Link travelling through time and navigating various dungeons and I particularly remember the music playing an important role within the game. Just talking about it again like this brings back so many fond memories. I might even get my N64 out of the loft and have another crack at it – even the software packaging exudes quality with its black and gold box."
Andy Yates, Sales Director UK & Ireland