The Legend of Zelda by AlexanderD

Champion(s):

OppenheimS


Runner(s)-Up:

drakethatsme


Quiz Description

Thirty years ago (give or take), Nintendo created its epic video game series, "The Legend of Zelda", a story of a hero fated with uniting the Triforce and saving the titular princess and her homeland from the clutches of Ganon, Prince of Darkness. AlexanderD, a really big fan of "The Legend of Zelda", broke the sum total of his knowledge of said franchise into 12 questions relating to the series, its stories, its games, and other such things. LLink, you must find the correct answers and save Zelda...

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Questions:

Because both "Zelda" & "Super Mario Brothers" were developed by the same programmer, Shigeru Miyamoto, many of the elements in the former game were lifted for the latter. Elements of the piranha plant, for example, were bit-swapped to create what four-appendaged foe, the boss of Level 3?

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Manhandla

He may have made only one appearance in the series - in the Moruge Forest of "The Adventure of Link" - but you couldn't cross the Saria River without his note. Name him.

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Bagu

In early versions of "The Legend of Zelda", the elder in the first cave gave you a choice between weapons. One of the weapons was the familiar wooden sword. Name the other, which would go on to be discovered in one of the early labyrinths of the game.

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Wooden boomerang

Link's youth age has wavered depending on the source - from literature from Nintendo to the late Satoru Iwata himself. "Adult" Link's age has always been constant. What is Adult Link's age?

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16

"Bolero" was going to be the theme to the first game, but since it was copyrighted, Koji Kondo composed the now-familiar fanfare that has come to be synonymous with the game. Who composed the "Bolero" that Nintendo was thinking of using?

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Maurice Ravel

Miyamoto-sensei took the name of "The Legend of Zelda" from the wife of a famous writer. A late comic actor took his daughter's name from the game series. Name both.

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Zelda Fitzgerald, Zelda Williams

With the exception of the Links featured in Wii titles, Link shares a trait with roughly 10 percent of all people. The game mechanics behind the Wii titles required that this trait be abandoned, but overall, this particular trait is considered canon. What is this trait?

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left-handedness

On an episode of "How I Met Your Mother", an inebriated Marshall sees a shot of Level 1 of the original game in an ATM located in what American city, which has been featured prominently in the season 2 episode where he & Lily got married - and then unmarried 10 seconds later - by a sea captain?

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Atlantic City

According to the sage Rauru, the Master Sword is "a sacred blade which evil ones may never touch.... Only one worthy of the title of 'Hero of Time' can pull it from the Pedestal of Time...." where in the in-game universe, as first depicted chronologically, is the Pedestal of Time?

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The Sacred Grove of the Lost Woods

At the end of the Era of the Hero of Time, the Legend's timeline was split into three - one lineage where Link defeats Ganon & stays in the past, one where Link defeats Ganon & returns to his own time, and one where Link himself is defeated - as a result of the events of what game?

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The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time

Not to be confused with the Hylian Crest is the Wingcrest, which is prominently featured on Link's shield in almost every game released for the Nintendo64 onward (as well as many licensed material). Name the particular species of bird that is featured on the Wingcrest (which is also featured heavily as a mode of transport in "Skyward Sword").

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Loftwing

Another game, "Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney", featured a three-word catchphrase uttered in the cartoon series, much to the chagrin of... well, anyone who ever saw the cartoon series. Give me the phrase.

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Excuse me, princess!