The American magazine GameInformer has an interesting interview with the director of the original installments of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, to Takashi Tezuka that has been consulted about the fact the reasons to prefer this one before the SNES classic.
Making that game on GameBoy was an exciting challenge. According to Tezuka, the reason is clear, I prefer Link’s Awakening for several reasons. ” I felt that there was something very significant in the fact that we could do the game on the Game Boy, ” says Tezuka in the match. ” It was really fun to take on the challenge of trying to make a game for GB, since its technical specifications were much lower than those of the SuperNintendo. Taking on that challenge was particularly exciting. “
” Now that is a totally different thing, and the challenge is to create constraints yourself, “says the legendary creator who, although he prefers Link’s Awakening also saves a lot. A Link to the Past. & Quot; It was also fun for me .I was there, and I realized that I was involved in a title like that and participated directly in it. I loved it. “
Link’s Awakening influenced me a lot. Eiji Aonuma, the current producer of the Zelda saga, already made it clear in an interview how difficult it is to play Link’s Awakening today, and that was one of the reasons to choose it to make a remake. However, it also makes clear that for him it is a more important game in terms of influence. ” When I was playing Link’s Awakening I remember being very influenced by what it offered, and I ended up transferring that influence to the videogames that I developed. ”
For Aonuma, the game leaves its strength very clearly fixed Today. ” I’ve played it again recently and everything has a huge load of nostalgia, and it makes me think that I took many of its things and incorporated them into Zelda: Ocarina of Time. There are many things that inspired me, “says the creative.
At GamesFreeBlade we have already been able to test the expected remake of the title, and you can check our impressions of it from our Zelda preview: Link’s Awakening.