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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is the latest Zelda game for the GameCube. The game features a controversial cel-shaded graphics style that gives the game a cartoony look.

Taking place on a world of ocean and islands, young Link sets off from his home to rescue his sister, Aroll. Encounters with sea pirates, bird people and all the other familar (and unfamilar) Zelda enemies, it's easily one of the best if not the best game for the GameCube.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: So what's it like when you can actually read and understand everything? Bakudan gives his spoiler-free impressions from Japan....

by Bakudan Yoshinoya - December 15, 2002

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Better than Metroid Prime. Better than Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. Ten hours of gameplay and I've barely scratched the surface of this monster. (These impressions contain minor SPOILERS.)...

by Jonathan Metts - December 14, 2002

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: It's a new legend, and not just of Zelda. Rick's got a few hours of Zelda down, but is it as good as people are claiming? Try BETTER!...

by Rick Powers - December 13, 2002

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Karlie goes hands on with the final version of The Legend of Zelda: Kaze no Takuto. Find out all about the first dungeon!...

by Karlie Yeung - December 3, 2002

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Check out TYP’s impressions of The Legend of Zelda: Kaze no Takuto from the Cube Cl—Hey, wait a sec! I’ve seen this before!...

by Michael Cole - October 20, 2002

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Every Zelda game is magical for a different reason. Here are some more thoughts on the GameCube version....

by Karlie Yeung - July 25, 2002

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Preview

We've got details on how the GameCube Zelda links up to Game Boy Advance. Remember Floyd the Droid? ...

by Jonathan Metts - May 23, 2002

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: After delving through the entire Zelda demo, I can tell you now it this will be the best Zelda ever. Be warned, there be Spoilers within....

by Zosha Arushan - May 22, 2002

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Hands-on Preview

HANDS-ON: Zelda is finally playable on the E3 show floor, and we have the first impressions fo.,. aw, screw this formal crap, LINK KICKS ASS....

by Steven Rodriguez - May 22, 2002

Console Elite Four: Your Most Important Nintendo Games: From the GBA to the DS

Our staff's top picks for the most important games for each console continues....

by - July 28, 2020

NWR 15th Birthday: The Best Game of the Past 15 Years: Final Four

This is it! Metroid Prime vs. Xenoblade! Mario Galaxy vs. Wind Waker! Let's and go!...

by Neal Ronaghan - March 24, 2014

NWR 15th Birthday: The Best Game of the Past 15 Years: Sweet Sixteen Mushroom Kingdom/Hyrule Regions

Galaxy. Wind Waker. Skyward Sword. This region's got some top dogs left....

by Neal Ronaghan - March 18, 2014

NWR 15th Birthday: The Best Game of the Past 15 Years: Round 1 - Hyrule Region Part 1

Wind Waker and Brawl are the two top dogs in this area....

by Neal Ronaghan - March 11, 2014

Emerging From the Background: The History of the Director of A Link Between Worlds

We link to the past of Hiromasa Shikata, the director of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds....

by Neal Ronaghan - November 14, 2013

NWR's Top 10 Zelda Games: A Link Between Games: #2 and #1

Our top two Zelda games flow together like the winds of time....

by Zachary Miller - September 27, 2013

Our Wind Waker Memories: A Decade of Sailing Above Hyrule

The NWR staff shares their memories of this, now, classic Zelda title....

by Justin Berube - September 16, 2013

Beyond the Pixels

Just what is over there behind the curtain?...

by Nicholas Bray - July 12, 2013

BLOG: Make the Legend of Zelda LEGO Set a Reality

Two Legend of Zelda LEGO sets are possibilities with your support....

by Zack Kaplan - May 23, 2013

BLOG: Nintendo Wonder World: Waking the Winds of Change in The Legend of Zelda

Could Wind Waker be an allegory for the entire Zelda series?...

by Neal Ronaghan - December 26, 2012

BLOG: A NWR Christmas Story: The Legend of Zelda: A Holiday for the Ages

With Christmas just a few days away, Pedro reminisces about the great holidays he spent with Link and friends....

by Pedro Hernandez - December 21, 2011

The Music of GameCube: Page 3

TimeSplitters to Tetris to Wario to Wind Waker....

by Nate Andrews - November 17, 2011

The GameCube 10: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Toon Link proves to be just as magnificent as his realistic counterpart, if not more....

by Neal Ronaghan - November 16, 2011

GC/GBA Connectivity: Precursor to the Wii U?

Finally—the ability to play as Tingle....

by Pedro Hernandez and Zachary Miller - November 14, 2011

Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony Review

Radio Trivia host TYP details Nintendo's Los Angeles musical event....

by Michael Cole - October 23, 2011

Ten Years of Reviews

We've been reviewing games for 10 years. Crazy, right?...

by Neal Ronaghan - June 13, 2011

A Legacy of Personality: The Characters of the Legend of Zelda: Tingle (Zelda as a whole)

To close this feature, Pedro looks at the one Zelda character that has caused the most ruckus in the legacy....

by Pedro Hernandez - May 30, 2011

A Legacy of Personality: The Characters of the Legend of Zelda: Medli (The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker)

For Josh, the best Zelda character is a little bird girl with a heart of gold....

by Josh Max - May 27, 2011

A Legacy of Personality: The Characters of the Legend of Zelda: Makar (The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker)

Meet Makar, the Wind Sage....

by Zachary Miller - May 21, 2011

BLOG: Gaming at 120Hz

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by Michael Cole - May 25, 2008

INTERVIEW: GDC 2004 - Eiji Aonuma Zelda Roundtable

PGC and other online Nintendo press interview Eiji Aonuma about himself, Four Swords Adventures, and the series as a whole. Hear the complete audio and read its transcription inside!...

by Michael Cole - May 17, 2004

TRANSLATE GET: Famitsu Zelda Interview

Famitsu features an interview with Eiji Aonuma, director of The Legend of Zelda for the GC. Learn more about the role of Link's eyes and wind in the game....

by Bakudan Yoshinoya - October 10, 2002

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Genre Adventure
Developer Nintendo
Players1

Worldwide Releases

na: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Release Mar 24, 2003
PublisherNintendo
RatingEveryone
jpn: Zelda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto
Release Dec 13, 2002
PublisherNintendo
RatingAll Ages
eu: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Release May 03, 2003
PublisherNintendo
Rating3+
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