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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2002)

Zeruda no densetsu: Kaze no takuto (original title)
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After his sister gets kidnapped from their peaceful island, a young boy aims to emulate the Hero of Time by saving her.


Eiji Aonuma


Mitsuhiro Takano (screenplay), Hajime Takahashi (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
4 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »


Credited cast:
Nate Bihldorff Nate Bihldorff ... Salvatore (voice)
Osamu Hosoi Osamu Hosoi ... (voice)
Asami Imai Asami Imai ... (voice)
Eiji Maruyama Eiji Maruyama ... King of Red Lions / King Hyrule (voice)
Sachi Matsumoto Sachi Matsumoto ... Link / Aryll (voice)
Hironori Miyata Hironori Miyata ... Tingle (voice)
Takashi Nagasako Takashi Nagasako ... Ganondorf (voice) (as Takeshi Nagasako)
Hikari Tachibana Hikari Tachibana ... Princess Zelda / Tetra (voice)
Chiaki Takahashi Chiaki Takahashi ... Medli (voice)
Takeharu Ônishi Takeharu Ônishi ... (voice) (as Takeharu Ohnishi)

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Hundreds of years after Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker follows the story of a child named Link. On his 12th birthday, his sister, Aryll, is kidnapped, and the boy sets out on a quest to find her. Little does he know that he is part of a bigger story-one that could change the future of his world. Written by Anonymous

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Tragedy strikes a peaceful island, and the Legend of Zelda begins anew! See more »


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Did You Know?


Pre-ordered copies of the game had "gold" game discs, following the tradition of the gold cartridge for pre-ordering. See more »


Staircases in the latter parts of the game appear to use ramp collision instead of the standard stair programming seen in earlier stairs in the game. See more »


Niko: It took me a whole year to do that challenge, and you did it already? Why, I don't know what to say! I'm pleased to have you as my... as my... my underling!
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Crazy Credits

While the credits roll, the background is underwater and bubbles that show every character in the game go by. See more »


Followed by The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006) See more »

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Among the best of Zelda games
10 June 2003 | by elflad13See all my reviews

I think "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker" deserves a place right alongside "Ocarina of Time". A vast amount of people who call themselves 'fans' downed this game for a couple of reasons that I have read from previous reviews: they hated the graphics and they hated the fact that it actually takes TIME to sail around the ocean. I, personally, thought the game was beautiful to look at. Besides, who wants the same old thing every time? Cel-shading was a very wise and unique move, and I love the characters' facial expressions in this game, something you didn't see much of in the previous Zelda games. And as far as sailing on the ocean goes, I enjoyed the scenery. It DID get a little dull at times, especially sailing from one end of the screen to the other with no warp song accessible. But nevertheless, it didn't take any enjoyment of the game away from me. Exploring the towns was nice, and fighting the bosses was very entertaining. The game isn't too long, though it took me about a week and a half to beat it because I was in college at the time I had purchased it. Overall, "The Wind Waker" is an outstanding game and offers the player many extensive, entertaining hours of gameplay. 10/10

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