Thursday, February 01, 2007

THURSDAY THEME SONG: LEGEND OF ZELDA

February's theme for THURSDAY THEME SONG is "Toons Based on Video Games" with the first installment being one of the most popular video games of all time:

The Legend of Zelda

The Super Mario Bros Super Show ran Monday to Friday from 1989 to 1990. The highlight of every boy's and girl's week was Friday when the normal Mario Bros episode was replaced with an episode of Legend of Zelda.

The premise was loosely based on the video games. Link and Princess Zelda are guardians of the Tri-Force of Wisdom. Every episode had the evil Ganon attacking the castle Hyrule in order to gain the Tri-Force's power. His plans were always thwarted by the heroic Link.

While the games played up a super heroic Link, the TV show played him more as a comedian. He would always be trying to get a kiss from the princess (which he would never succeed at) and many of the plot points would come from Link being a total klutz. He also had an extremely annoying catchphrase that you would be sure to hear a few times in each episode! Here's a taste:



The character designs were based on the video game with drastic changes made to the designs of the Princess Zelda. Her dress was replaced by a more practical outfit to fit her new, headstrong personality. Link's hair was also changed from blonde to brown.



The theme song, as well as the show's score, was all based on the video game themes by Koji Kondo.

5 comments:

coolshades said...

Ok I definitely like the video game versions of these characters a lot better...

I once knew a gal who was literally in love with Link. It was rather disturbing...

Katie said...

Well excuuuuuuuse me Princess.

That's all I have to say.

Pablo said...

EXCUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuUUUUUSE ME princess...

excuuuuse me, princeees

but the best one was:

(while falling off a waterfall)

EXCUUUUUUUUUSE ME PRINCESS!!!!!

omg, I was already begging for mercy after 10 seconds of excuses, but my masochistic impulses allowed me to continue...

Gee....

TensersFloatingDisksucks said...

Wow, this was new to me...I never heard that there was one animated show inspired in Zelda. It looks silly.
Thanks for the information.

Anonymous said...

thats not right his hair wasn changed from blonde to brown, they were brown at the begining as you can see in The legend of Zelda I & II, so they changed it later from brown to blonde. That means Link is aborginal brown haired

ah yeah and i like that show, because they personated him without any character in the games, so its more interresting (for me) to watch it :D