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5 Zelda Games We Want Remastered in 2023



IThe Legend of Zelda is one of the most recognizable franchises in gaming history. The series has over 20 different titles for you to try. With so many of them releasing on different systems though, it can be hard to play them all. Many games are stuck on handheld systems, while others will cost you an arm and a leg to purchase and play. Others, like the Nintendo 64 duo, have questionable controls. Zelda games sell like hotcakes, so remasters are a smart investment from Nintendo. Below we go over 5 Zelda Games We Want Remastered in 2023.

Majora's Mask

Majora's Mask is one of the most talked about Zelda games in the series. This is partially because of how quickly it developed, and it's unique time-based mechanics.  Many fans have tried to remake the game on their own or made short videos showing what the game would be like on today's consoles. A remake was released for the Nintendo 3DS, but that was a far cry from what we could have had if the game had been remaster for the console.

Not only could the game be expanded upon, but in today's climate, a dark Zelda game would quickly take off in popularity. The mask mechanics, looping of time, and just overall despair the characters feel still hold up to some of the darkest games today. While themes may not get as heavy as in games like NieR, it would still be a solid remake on the Nintendo Switch. Even better, there could be a dual remake of Ocarina of Time and Majoras Mask together as a single game.

The Wind Waker

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was originally released for Nintendo Gamecube and was later ported to Wii U. The problem was that the Wii U was a dead system without many sales. Wind Waker is now stuck on two systems that not many people owner. Many games that were put in the Wii U have already been ported to Nintendo Switch. This leaves players wondering why there has been no news of Wind Waker finally making its way onto an active console.

A Wind Waker remaster would allow for the game to be updated to use modern controls. In addition, the Tingle Tuner could be used with a phone app. There are even many fans who remark that the game aged well. While some work would need to be done on the cel-shaded graphics, it wouldn't take much to bring it to the modern standard. That's due to the fact that the art style is graphically demanding. With this game, it would also be nice to see Phantom Hourglass, the direct sequel to Wind Waker, make its way off of the Nintendo DS.

The Minish Cap

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap is stuck on Game Boy Advance. While it was ported to the eShop for Wii U and 3DS those have now been closed. Minish Cap is a charming adventure that centers around a shrinking mechanic. The mechanic allows Link to become small and explore the map from different angles. This makes it possible to go through mouse holes in town, or easily make your way through the holes in dungeons.

The game also has a host of unique items to try out, like the gust jar. This is a pretty linear Zelda game, but there are a few sidequests, like collecting miniature figures. This could make Minish Cap work well with the Amiibo mechanic. It would also help to introduce new players to Vaati, who is a lesser-known big bad in the series. On top of all of this, there is already an engine made for handheld games that Nintendo used to make Link's Awakening.

A Link to The Past

It's actually a bit surprising that Link's Awakening got remade before A Link to The Past A Link Between Worlds is an incredibly important part of Zelda's history. This is because the game introduced the Zelda formula that we know and love today. Before, the series was just a basic sidescrolling adventure. Many gamers today likely wouldn't be as interested in the formula of the first two Zelda titles.

The title was the first Zelda game that also featured a fully fleshed-out overworld. It's a bit of a shame not to see it remasted for modern consoles. It would be a treat for newer Zelda fans who can't get their hands on an older console. In addition, much like with Minish Cap, Nintendo already has a format they could use to give it more modern graphics.

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages & The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages & The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages are two games that were made at the same time. Both games can interact with each other, but have different focuses and a different storylines. Ages focuses on puzzles, while Seasons is more about the action side of Zelda games. Together they both make for an interesting duo of games. It's hard to choose which one is the favorite for most players.  Both games mechanics are still unique enough to stand out against newer Zelda titles like A Link Between Worlds. The only problem being that remastering two games would take a lot more work than just doing a single one would.

In today's world, playing games and interacting with friends would be even easier. Nintendo could add in more incentives to link the games, and with Amiibo, even more, rewards are possible. There could even be a dual pack with both games on it if Nintendo wanted to make an easier remaster. Many fans are willing to take just about anything to get these games off the Game Boy Color. This is also another set of games that many fans were surprised didn't get a remake before Link's Awakening.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Zelda Games We Want Remastered in 2023? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.

Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.