It is difficult to play the original Legend of Zelda games. Each new hardware release the Nintendo trots out its 8 bit Hyrule adventures again and giving the players a chance to relive the games that started it all. There is something pleasing about Nintendo new standalone Game and Watch handheld. It is niche little toy, that does nothing more than let users play three classic games and keep track of the time. The latest retread of nostalgia is a sequel of sorts.
Nintendo released the small plastic and metal machine that played the original Super Mario and doubled as a clock. The legend of Zelda is basically the same thing, it has same tiny yet crisp screen and the same rubbery buttons and the same metallic font, that looks a lot like the original game and watch handheld. The main difference is the bright green colour scheme and the words: The Legend of Zelda is printed on the front. Functionally though there is actually quite a bit more going on here.
The device will still serves as the clock with the Zelda theme Nintendo even turned the packaging into the stand of sorts and so users can pop it up on the desk. There is also a great selection of games and it includes the both Legend of Zelda and the adventure of Link the NES and alongside the Game boy, classic Links awakening. There is also slightly remixed version of the mole smashing Game and Watch game vermin and which now stars a stick figure version of Link. Rounding out the package, is a deceptive mode and is called Timer. It is the countdown clock but it is also playable essentially turning it into the Zelda II. Users can choose that how long they want to play for and select the Adventure of Link location and spend the period of time trying to kill many baddies as possible, in order to get high score.
There are certainly cheaper and easier ways to play some 8 bit Zelda but it just like the Mario Game and Watch.