Happy 30th birthday, Legend of Zelda! Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the original Legend of Zelda game in Japan. We are both huge Zelda fans. My first Zelda game was Link’s Awakening on the original Gameboy, both of which my aunt got me for Christmas. Amanda’s first Zelda game was the actual first Zelda game, Legend of Zelda. Today, we’re celebrating with a Zelda marathon, feeding out latest addiction: Hyrule Warriors.
Ever since we played that first multiplayer game of Hyrule Warriors, we’ve been sneaking in a couple hours every few days when we have some time when we’re not doing our other dates. We’ve beaten Legend Mode on normal difficulty to unlock Hard difficulty challenges and Hero difficulty. Oh man, Hero difficulty is hard. To prepare, we’ve been working out way through Adventure Mode, which is a large series of different scenarios that you have to beat in certain ways or with certain warriors or using certain weapons, usually within a small time window. They give different power ups and other materials to advance the characters (plus more experience), which should help us finally take on Hero difficulty.
We also attempted to make some 8-bit heart cupcakes. We have a mold for the 8-bit hearts that we got for Valentine’s Day a few years ago. Amanda mixed up the batter and we poured it in, then tossed the mold in the toaster oven to bake. After a few minutes, we went to check on the progress and saw the mold was melting. We might have forgotten that it was an ice mold, not a baking mold. Woops. Misadventures in dating.
We had a lot of fun hanging out and playing video games all day. We would seriously recommend Hyrule Warriors to any couples looking for a good game to play together.