Link And Zelda Spin-off Games
The Legend of Zelda is very popular amongst the players. With the growing popularity of the franchise as well as The Legend of Zelda video games, various titles have also been released. In this article we will mainly be discussing about the Link and Zelda spin-off games. Though several titles have been released are set within or star a minor character from the universe of the original The Legend of Zelda yet they are not directly connected to the main The Legend of Zelda series.
As far as Zelda and Link spin-off games are concerned, the map versions of the title BS Zelda no Densetsu for the Satelleview which were basically released in August and December 1995 are often considered as Link and Zelda spin-off games. The reason behind the consideration of the map version of BS Zelda no Densetsu is that they star the ‘Hero of Light’ as opposed to Link as the protagonist of Hyrule. Besides, there is also other Satellaview title which has been released afterwards.
As mentioned above that there are also other Satellaview titles which were released. One of them is BS Zelda no Densetsu Inishie no Sekiban. This spin-off game was released in the month of March 1997 and is considered to be one of the spin-off games of Link and Zelda. It is also considered to spin-off since it also star the ‘Hero of Light, as opposed to Link character. Other Link and Zelda spin-off games or titles also include Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland for the Nintendo DS. This is however an RPG game which was released in September 2006 in order to star supporting character Tingle.
Tingle’s Balloon Fight DS is the 2nd Tingle title forfor the Nintendo DS. In this, Tingle again cast in spin-off arcade style platformer. It was released in April 2007 only in Japan and available exclusively to Platinum Club Nintendo members. Apart from the titles which Link does not star as protagonist, games such as the shooter title, Link’s Crossbow Training have also been considered as Link and Zelda spin-off games because of the lack of traditional ‘Save Hyrule’ plot line. It was particularly released in November 2007 as bundle with the Wii Zapper; this game allows players to assume the identity of Link as he progresses through a series of tests to perfect his crossbow marksmanship.