No 25th Anniversary Zelda Pack For You

Nintendo apparently toyed with the idea of putting out a 25th Anniversary Zelda compilation for the Wii next year but ultimately chose to nix the idea, according to the new Iwata Says. According to good ole Miyamoto-san, they didn’t want to put out a Zelda collection because they just put out a Super Mario Bros. anniversary collection last year. Which is an insane line of reasoning.

But, hey, who am I to judge the almighty gods of Nintendo Iwata and Miyamoto? I’m just a country lawyer, after all. I don’t understand these highfalutin’ concepts like “making money.” For a company that would rather exploit the living s–t out of every franchise they’ve ever had than create a new IP, it seems strange that they would pass on a surefire moneymaker like a Zelda anniversary collection.

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5 Comments on No 25th Anniversary Zelda Pack For You

Phil Hornshaw

On June 16, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Why charge once for a set of old games when you could charge for each member of the set individually?


On June 17, 2011 at 4:08 am

Phil’s got the right idea!

But then again, Nintendo was handing this stuff out for free on the Gamecube (well, free if you count reserving other games)

I want to say it was Wind Waker that if one pre-ordered, you got a collection of the first two NES Zelda games, as well as Ocarina and Majora’s Mask.

Then somewhere else, they put out a disk that had both Ocarina and the Ocarina master quest. I don’t remember where that one came from but I have both of those GC disks.

Phil Hornshaw

On June 17, 2011 at 1:13 pm


Oh man, I totally forgot about those! They were quite awesome, too.

Ah, the long lost days of the GameCube.


On June 17, 2011 at 5:17 pm

So instead of doing something that both makes more money AND makes fans happy… “Nintendo did that annoying thing where they unfold their corporate middle finger like they’re working a fishing reel.” (

It looks like they’re trying to be different for the sake of being different. Well, ok, if that’s how you want to do it I guess… but they risk alienating fans this way.

Mark Burnham

On June 17, 2011 at 8:22 pm

@SupremeAllah speaks the truth. Behold:

So awesome.

I cannot find a way to understand Nintendo’s decision here. I would have bought the living sh#$ out of this.