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Cane and Rinse The Legend of Zelda Vol. 5

The Legend of Zelda – Cane and Rinse No.201


The Cane and Rinse podcast returns for its fifth year with the start of its longest series yet. Just under 30 years ago, Nintendo released The Hyrule Fantasy: Zeruda no Densetsu for the Famicom Disk system. Much better known as The Legend of Zelda, Miyamoto and Tezuka’s 1986 action RPG took influences from earlier videogames – as well as the creators’ real-life experiences – but undoubtedly blazed many trails of its own. Leon, Darren, Joshua, Ryan and a glut of community contributors discuss what they enjoyed and what they didn’t about playing the first, formative game of this mighty franchise.

Music used in this issue:

1: Title BGM by Koji Kondo
2: Underground BGM by Grant Koji Kondo
3: Above Ground BGM by Koji Kondo

Cane and Rinse 201 was edited by Ryan Hamann

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Darren plays the opening 8 minutes or so of the original The Legend of Zelda via PC emulation:

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  1. Awesome podcast! This is the first of two of your podcasts I’ve listened to and I’ll definitely be coming back. I like that you provide a sort of almost ‘academic’ perspective to your discussions. Can’t wait to listen to your upcoming “Link’s Awakening” episode. Actually, this podcast gave me the idea to do a comparison post between the original and Link’s Awakening… I couldn’t help but think to myself that almost every complaint about this game that came up in your podcast was addressed in ‘Link’s Awakening’. Look for this post on my new site (still a work in progress, but coming along nicely), http://www.vgstuff.com

  2. Hi Jake, thanks for the kind words. We’ll keep an eye on your site for sure.

  3. Small point of correction, the original NES cart actually DID come with a map, although it was incomplete.

  4. Ah, good stuff. Thanks for the info, Ben.

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