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Introduction

For over 20 years, I've been working on cultivating a CIB Zelda collection. I'm going for North American releases, with the exception of a few exclusives from other regions. (Mostly Japan.) Several games I've had for decades, others I've collected over the years, but the pace of collecting has really picked up since 2019, and I'm now starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

I intend this thread to be a living document; I wanted to post it not just to show off, but also to get help with identifying revisions, finding out what components actually came with each game, clearing up any mismatches (marked with a [Mismatch] tag; you'll see a glaring one in a bit, which somehow I only caught 2 years ago), and ultimately getting each game to be 100% complete. At the time of posting, it's taken about two solid months of research to figure out every piece for each game; and as you can see there's still some gaps in my knowledge.

I'm also listing games and items which I don't have but am looking for (marked with a [0/X] or [Missing] tag, respectively) and I'll keep this thread edited (assuming the forum software lets me) as time goes on and I collect more items, as well as updating it with information (and corrections!) I'm able to get from you fine people.

The table of contents in this post contains links to each individual game's post in the thread so that anyone wanting to skip directly to a particular game can easily do so.

If you would like to use this template for your own collection threads, feel free! I for one will be re-using it for a Metroid collection thread I'll be posting later.

 

Tracking completeness

I've colour-coded game titles, which represent how complete a game is as follows:

  • Red = Missing
  • Orange = Incomplete
  • Green = Mostly Complete
  • Blue = 100% (or more) complete

The difference between "Mostly Complete" and "Mostly Incomplete" is pretty straightforward: if more than half of the components for a game are present, it's "Mostly Complete"; otherwise it's "Mostly Incomplete".

"Mostly Complete" means that the game is only missing one component. "Incomplete" is for a game missing more components than that, with games that I don't even have a single component for falling under the "Missing" category. (Confirmed mismatches count as half an item.)

Part numbers are coloured pink. I picked colours that should be readable in either light or dark mode, however I've also supplemented the colours with completeness tags in the interest of accessibility.

 

Photos

This is a very photo-heavy thread! Every individual component is photographed, which at the time of this writing is nearly 500 and counting. I've put all the photos behind spoiler tags, though, so that each page of the thread doesn't slow down to a crawl on load. Just click the spoiler tag for a component to view its photos!

The photos have at least the top/front of each item, with more views if there are identifying marks, such as serial numbers, product codes, stamp codes, etc. Cartridges that unscrew have been disassembled to have their insides photographed, with enough photos taken to be able to verify authenticity and read chip markings for identification.

 

Table of Contents

  1. [0/8] The Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu [JPN] (FDS, 1986)
  2. [0/15] The Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu [JPN] (Board Game, 1986)
  3. [0/8] The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken [JPN] (FDS, 1987)
  4. [9/10] The Legend of Zelda (NES, 1987)
  5. [0/15] The Legend of Zelda (Board Game, 1988)
  6. [8/9] Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES, 1988)
  7. [0/6] Zelda (G&W, 1989)
  8. [0/3] The Legend of Zelda Game Watch by Nelsonic (Watch, 1989)
  9. [10/11] The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES, 1992)
  10. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods [JPN] (BBII, 1992)
  11. [0/??] The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods [JPN] (Board Game, 1992)
  12. [8/9] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (GB, 1993)
  13. [0/5] Link: The Faces of Evil (CD-i, 1993)
  14. [100%] Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon (CD-i, 1993)
  15. [0/4] Zelda's Adventure (CD-i, 1994)
  16. [0/2] Zelda Mini Classics (G&W, 1998)
  17. [4.5/8] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time [Collectors Edition] (N64, 1998)
  18. [4/7] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (GB/GBC, 1998)
  19. [6/7] The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask [Collector's Edition] (N64, 2000)
  20. [6/7] The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (GBC, 2001)
  21. [6/7] The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GBC, 2001)
  22. [0/7] Game & Watch Gallery 4 (GBA, 2002)
  23. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (GBA, 2002)
  24. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC, 2003)
  25. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time + Master Quest (GC, 2003)
  26. [100%] The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition (GC, 2003)
  27. [0/10] The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords + [JPN] (GC, 2004)
  28. [7/10] The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (GC, 2004)
  29. [8/9] The Legend of Zelda (GBA, 2004)
  30. [8/9] Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (GBA, 2004)
  31. [7/8] The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA, 2005)
  32. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GC, 2006)
  33. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii, 2006)
  34. [0/3] Tingle's Balloon Fight DS [JPN] (NDS, 2007)
  35. [0/3] Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland [UK] (NDS, 2007)
  36. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (NDS, 2007)
  37. [9/10] Link's Crossbow Training (Wii, 2007)
  38. [0/3] Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love [JPN] (NDS, 2009)
  39. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (NDS, 2009)
  40. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS, 2011)
  41. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword [Gold Wii Remote Bundle] (Wii, 2011)
  42. [100%] Nintendo Land (Wii U, 2012)
  43. [4/5] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Wii U, 2013)
  44. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS, 2013)
  45. [100%] Hyrule Warriors (Wii U, 2014)
  46. [100%] NES Remix Pack (Wii U, 2014)
  47. [100%] Ultimate NES Remix (3DS, 2014)
  48. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (3DS, 2015)
  49. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (3DS, 2015)
  50. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U, 2016)
  51. [100%] Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS, 2016)
  52. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U, 2017)
  53. [109%] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild [Special Edition] (NS, 2017)
  54. [0/2] Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (NS, 2018)
  55. [100%] Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer (NS, 2019)
  56. [125%] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening [Dreamer Edition] (NS, 2019)
  57. [100%] Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (NS, 2020)
  58. [114%] The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (NS, 2021)
  59. [100%] Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda (G&W, 2021)
  60. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom [Collector's Edition] (NS, 2023)

 

Stats:

Missing 16 26.67%
Incomplete 3 5.00%
Mostly Complete 12 20.00%
Complete 29 48.33%

 

 

 

Edited by re4mat
Updated Link's Awakening DX, Ultimate NES Remix, and Majora's Mask 3D.
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Can't wait to see the pictures! How do you feel about appearances in other games like GameCube soul calibur 2, smash bros, Mario kart, etc?

Also, if a game is over 100% (like botw) does that mean you got preorder swag or how does that work?

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1. [0/8] The Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu [JPN] (FDS, 1986)

The Famicom Disk System version is the very first Zelda game, and so belongs in my collection despite later being released in America for the NES.

I believe the following is what I'll need to have it 100% CIB. Am I missing anything? Are there any known variations? (Other than the yellow vs. white FDS logo.) Let me know!

  • [Missing] Plastic tuck-top box [FMC-ZEL / T4902370500110]
  • [Missing] Hard plastic disk case
  • [Missing] Disk liner [FMC-ZEL]
  • [Missing] Disk sleeve
  • [Missing] Game disk
  • [Missing] Game manual [FMC-ZEL / T4902370500394]
  • [Missing] Lavender disk operation and precautions insert [FMC-860916]
  • [Missing] Green Nintendo telephone service information insert [FMC-ZEL-860630]

 

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2. [0/15] The Hyrule Fantasy: Zelda no Densetsu [JPN] (Board Game, 1986)

Because of the price and difficulty of finding a good complete copy, this one could end up being the game that completes my collection.

  • [Missing] Box
  • [Missing] Tray
  • [Missing] Rule book
  • [Missing] Plastic Link figures (x4)
  • [Missing] Dice (x2)
  • [Missing] Overworld map
  • [Missing] Sub-boards (x4)
  • [Missing] Labyrinth cards (x8)
  • [Missing] Showdown cards (x23)
  • [Missing] Money Making Game cards (x8)
  • [Missing] Item chips (x36)
  • [Missing] Rupee chips (x12)
  • [Missing] Heart chips (x30)
  • [Missing] Triforce pieces (x32)
  • [Missing] Ganon token

 

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3. [0/8] The Legend of Zelda 2: Link no Bouken [JPN] (FDS, 1987)

I mean, I might as well.

Am I missing anything? Did I get anything wrong? Let me know!

  • [Missing] Plastic tuck-top box [FMC-LNK / T4902425 10413 3 or T4902370500448]
    • I've seen two variations of barcodes, and I'm unsure what the difference is.
  • [Missing] Hard plastic disk case
  • [Missing] Disk liner [FMC-LNK]
  • [Missing] Disk sleeve
  • [Missing] Game disk [FMC-LNK]
  • [Missing] Game manual [FMC-LNK / T4902370500462]
  • [Missing] Lavender disk operation and precautions insert [FMC-860916 / 870227]
    • This appears to be a slightly different version of this insert compared to the one included with Zelda 1. That one was printed only on one side. This one is identical to that, but the back side has information about AC adapters.
  • [Missing] Green Nintendo telephone service information insert [FMC-LNK-860630(?)]
    • I'm guessing at the inclusion of this. There's very few unboxing videos of this game, and neither of the ones I could find included it. However, it doesn't make sense to me that Nintendo would not include it, as it lists all the phone numbers for customer service, technical support, repairs, etc. I'm also guessing on the part number.

 

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4. [9/10] The Legend of Zelda (NES, 1987)

Purchased used on January 20th, 2005 from eBay.

The box does need a little bit of restoration work, mostly for the top flap. I should be able to iron that out, but at present it's being kept in a box protector, so at least it shouldn't get worse until I can get around to doing that.

Did I leave out any components for my copy's variant? Let me know!

  • Game box [Variant #6] [NES P ZL / NES-ZL-USA]
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      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-box-back.jpg

      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-box-top.jpg

      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-box-code.jpg

  • Game cartridge [Variant #7] [NES-ZL-USA]
    • PRG ROM markings indicate cartridge has ROM revision 1. Based on the date codes on the chips, it is likely the cartridge was manufactured in the second quarter of 1988.
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      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-cartridge-front.jpg

      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-cartridge-back.jpg

      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-cartridge-PCB.jpg

  • Game manual [Variant #5] [NES-ZL-USA-1]
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      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-manual-front.jpg

      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-manual-back.jpg

      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-manual-seal.jpg

      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-manual-precaution-te

      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-manual-page-11.jpg

  • Maps and Strategies fold-out
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      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-map-front.jpg

      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-map-back.jpg

  • Fold-out NES poster
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      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-poster.jpg

  • Nintendo Fun Club insert [REV-1]
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      • Legend-of-Zelda-NES-Nintendo-Fun-Club-fr
      • Legend-of-Zelda-NES-Nintendo-Fun-Club-ba
  • Rear projection TV warning insert [NES-USA]
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      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-warning-insert.jpg

  • [Missing] Cartridge poly bag with hole over grip ridge for exposing the gold plastic through the box's die cut
  • Cartridge sleeve
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      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-cartridge-sleeve.jpg

  • Styrofoam block
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      Legend-of-Zelda-NES-styrofoam-block.jpg

 

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5. [0/15] The Legend of Zelda (Board Game, 1988)

Of all the board games, this one should be the easiest to acquire.

  • [Missing] Box
  • [Missing] Tray
  • [Missing] Rule book
  • [Missing] Game board
  • [Missing] Link game piece
  • [Missing] Plastic game piece stand
  • [Missing] Attack dice (x4)
  • [Missing] Numbered die
  • [Missing] Heart chips (x36)
  • [Missing] World 1 tiles (x3)
  • [Missing] World 2 tiles (x4)
  • [Missing] World 3 tiles (x5)
  • [Missing] World 4 tiles (x6)
  • [Missing] World 5 tiles (x7)
  • [Missing] World 6 tiles (x8)

 

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6. [8/9] Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES, 1988)

Purchased used on October 24th, 2020 from Pink Gorilla (University District) in Seattle.

I didn't notice until later that it has the (presumably) original owner's name written on the box and manual. I used 99% IPA and a cotton swab to remove most of it from the box, and I may try some other stuff in the future. Maybe some window cleaner, maybe some Bestine or lighter fluid, maybe even a mild acetone solution if I can't get anything else to work. I'll of course test it out on a repro box first; I actually have a small collection of repro boxes for testing various restoration methods on. For example, I tried the dry erase marker method by drawing on one with some permanent marker, letting it fully set for a few days, and then going over that with dry erase marker and erasing it, but that didn't end up working. (But that method does work brilliantly on NES cartridge labels!) IPA worked pretty well, though, so that was what I ended up using on the real box. If anyone has any tips for the manual, I'm all ears.

Also, if you actually recognise this copy and used to own it, tell me! It'd be fun to have that bit of its provenance.

Did I leave out any components for my copy's variant? Let me know!

  • Game box [Variant #1] [NES P AL / NES-AL-USA]
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      Zelda-II-NES-box-front-before.jpg

      Zelda-II-NES-box-front-after.jpg

      Zelda-II-NES-box-back.jpg

      Zelda-II-NES-box-top.jpg

      Zelda-II-NES-box-code.jpg

  • Game cartridge [Variant #2] [NES-AL-USA]
    • PRG ROM markings indicate cartridge has ROM revision 0. Based on the date codes on the chips, it is likely the cartridge was manufactured in the first quarter of 1989.
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      Zelda-II-NES-cartridge-front.jpg

      Zelda-II-NES-cartridge-back.jpg

      Zelda-II-NES-cartridge-PCB.jpg

  • Game manual [Variant #1] [NES-AL-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Zelda-II-NES-manual-front.jpg

      Zelda-II-NES-manual-back.jpg

      Zelda-II-NES-manual-inside.jpg

      Zelda-II-NES-manual-warranty-no-date-cod

  • Fold-out NES poster
  • Nintendo Power subscription leaflet [PMG-MW-US]
    • The January/February 1989 issue of Nintendo Power would have already been released by the time my cartridge was manufactured, so I'm guessing that they would have included this insert in this copy.
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      Zelda-II-NES-Nintendo-Power-subscription

  • Epilepsy warning leaflet [NES-DOC-USA]
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      Zelda-II-NES-fold-out-NES-poster.jpg

  • [Missing] Cartridge poly bag with hole over grip ridge for exposing the gold plastic through the box's die cut
  • Cartridge sleeve
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      Zelda-II-NES-cartridge-sleeve.jpg

  • Styrofoam block
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      Zelda-II-NES-styrofoam-block.jpg

 

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7. [0/6] Zelda (G&W, 1989)

Thinking I should track this down sooner rather than later.

  • [Missing] Box
  • [Missing] Game & Watch [ZL-65]
  • [Missing] Manual
  • [Missing] Pink warning card [Multi 82050]
  • [Missing] Battery cover sticker sheet [820906A]
  • [Missing] Styrofoam tray

 

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8. [0/3] The Legend of Zelda Game Watch by Nelsonic (Watch, 1989)

I have a feeling it'll be better to get this one sooner rather than later. I'll be satisfied with just one of the four colours that were released.

  • [Missing] Box
  • [Missing] Watch
  • [Missing] Manual

 

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9. [10/11] The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES, 1992)

Purchased used in autumn 1998 from Funcoland in Northgate.

It's another box that's been a little worn over the years which I'm planning on doing some restoration work on. A little bit of ironing to restore the box's shape is definitely in order, and I would like to look into colour-matching with archival ink to see if I can fix the creases. Some of the corners have separated, so I'll try rejoining those with PVA glue. For now, though, the game lives in a box protector, so it's not super urgent.

The cartridge itself is actually a replacement; in my mid-20s, my ex had the Player's Choice version of the game, and after we split up but before I moved out, she had swapped my cartridge with hers without my knowledge. (And likely without her knowledge, either, to be fair.) Years later, I traded that Player's Choice cartridge for a regular cartridge with an old friend of mine who had it loose and didn't care which revision he had so long as he had a copy of LttP.

Did I leave out any components? Get any wrong? Let me know!

  • Game box [SNS P ZL / SNS-ZL-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-box-front.jpg

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-box-back.jpg

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-box-edge.jpg

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-box-code.jpg

  • Game cartridge [SNS-ZL-USA]
    • ROM markings indicate cartridge has ROM revision 0. Based on the date codes on the chips, it is likely the cartridge was manufactured in the first quarter of 1992.
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-cartridge-front.jp

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-cartridge-back.jpg

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-cartridge-PCB.jpg

  • Game manual [SNS-ZL-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-manual-front.jpg

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-manual-back.jpg

  • Fold-out map [SNS-ZL-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-map.jpg

  • Top Secrets / Messages from Sahasrahla leaflet [SNS-ZL-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-Top-Secrets-leafle

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-Top-Secrets-leafle

  • Fold-out SNES poster [GP-SNS-USA-1]
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-poster-front.jpg

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-poster-back.jpg

  • [Missing] Nintendo Power subscription leaflet [SNS-ZL-USA]
    • "I brought light to the Dark World!"
    • This one is proving to be really difficult to find individually. If anyone has any leads, please let me know!
  • Consumer Information and Precautions booklet [SNS-USA-2]
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-precautions-bookle

  • Cartridge poly bag
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-cartridge-poly-bag

  • Cartridge dust cover
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      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-dust-cover-front.j

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-dust-cover-top.jpg

  • Cartridge tray
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-SNES-cartridge-tray.jpg

 

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10. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods [JPN] (BBII, 1992)

Purchased sealed on May 14th, 2023 from eBay.

This is maybe the weirdest entry in the collection, being a set of cards for the Epoch Barcode Battler II system. About the only thing "Zelda" about it is the artwork on the  cards/manual/etc. and some special rules in the manual. But technically it is a game, so it counts for me. (I've also become a little obsessed with the BBII. It's such a bizarre product that I kind of love it.)

I took photos of all six sides of the case while it was still sealed, before opening it. I can't imagine there's a lot of sealed copies left out there in the world, so I'm happy to document the seal for anyone to use as reference.

  • Case (sealed)
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      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-seal-front.jpg

      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-seal-back.jpg

      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-seal-top.jpg

      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-seal-bottom.jp

      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-seal-spine.jpg

      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-seal-fore-edge

  • Case liner (interior, showing serial number)
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      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-liner-serial.j

  • Game manual
    • Spoiler

      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-manual-front.j

      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-manual-back.jp

  • Hero cards
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      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-hero-cards-fro

      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-hero-cards-bac

  • Item cards
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      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-item-cards-fro

      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-item-cards-bac

  • Enemy cards
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      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-enemy-cards-fr

      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-enemy-cards-ba

  • Deck retainer ring
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      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-deck-retainer-

  • Foam card tray
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      Triforce-of-the-Gods-BBII-foam-card-tray

 

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11. [0/??] The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods [JPN] (Board Game, 1992)

The rarity of this one may actually make this the game that completes my collection. I can't find any available information online for what the contents are of this game, however a fan-translated port of this exists for Tabletop Simulator on Steam. I'll be buying that next month so that I can check that out.

 

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12. [8/9] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (GB, 1993)

My childhood copy, purchased new in the spring of 1994 from Toys "R" Us in Tukwilla.

I've always taken very good care of this game and kept everything together, as it's one of my all-time favourites and I remember I had to save quite a bit for it on my meagre allowance. I believe the only thing missing from it is the poly bag. When I took these photos, I did notice some minor discolouration on the back of the cartridge, which I don't know how that happened as it's spent the last 15 or so years in the box. I tried cleaning it with some 99% IPA, but no luck.

  • Game box [DMG P ZL / DMG-ZL-USA]
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      Link-s-Awakening-GB-box-front.jpg

      Link-s-Awakening-GB-box-back.jpg

      Link-s-Awakening-GB-box-top.jpg

      Link-s-Awakening-GB-box-date-code.jpg

  • Game cartridge [DMG-ZL-USA]
    • ROM markings indicate cartridge has ROM revision 0. Based on the date codes on the chips, it is likely the cartridge was manufactured in the third quarter of 1993.
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      Link-s-Awakening-GB-cartridge-front.jpg

      Link-s-Awakening-GB-cartridge-back.jpg

      Link-s-Awakening-GB-cartridge-PCB-front.

      Link-s-Awakening-GB-cartridge-PCB-back.j

  • Game manual [DMG-ZL-USA]
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      Link-s-Awakening-GB-manual-front.jpg

      Link-s-Awakening-GB-manual-back.jpg

  • Fold-out GB poster [DMG-USA-4]
    • Spoiler

      Link-s-Awakening-GB-fold-out-poster.jpg

  • Nintendo Power subscription leaflet [GP-DMG-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Link-s-Awakening-GB-Nintendo-Power-subsc

  • Consumer Information and Precautions Booklet [DMG-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Link-s-Awakening-GB-precautions-booklet.

  • [Missing] Cartridge poly bag
  • Cartridge case
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      Link-s-Awakening-GB-cartridge-case-back.

  • Cartridge tray
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13. [0/5] Link: The Faces of Evil (CD-i, 1993)

Really wishing I hadn't passed on this one a couple decades ago, as the prices for the CD-i games are insane these days.

  • [Missing] Jewel case slipcase
  • [Missing] Jewel case
  • [Missing] Game disc
  • [Missing] Game manual/liner
  • [Missing] CD-i registration card

 

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14. [100%] Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon (CD-i, 1993)

Purchased sealed on November 21st, 2005 from eBay.

I'm assuming the seal is legitimate, though I don't have much knowledge about the CD-i. (And were people even resealing games back then? Seems like that's more recent of a thing.) Since I don't have a CD-i, I've never had reason to open it; but if the seal is legitimate, then it's safe to assume all the contents are present. If anyone can verify, that would be helpful!

Also, I just noticed a couple typos in the game description on the back of the slipcase:

  1. "Link takes off the rescue him" should be "Link takes off to rescue him"
  2. "Con- front sword-wielding Stalfos" should be "Confront sword-wielding Stalfos"

So that's fun! 😃

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      Wand-of-Gamelon-seal-spine-1.jpg

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      Wand-of-Gamelon-seal-bottom-1.jpg

      Wand-of-Gamelon-seal-bottom-2.jpg

      Wand-of-Gamelon-seal-jewel.jpg

 

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15. [0/4] Zelda's Adventure (CD-i, 1994)

I'm not sure if this game included a CD-i registration card as well, as it was not released in North America.

  • [Missing] Jewel case slipcase
  • [Missing] Jewel case
  • [Missing] Game disc
  • [Missing] Game manual/liner

 

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17. [4.5/8] The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time [Collectors Edition] (N64, 1998)

Cartridge was purchased used in 2001 from a used game store in the Provo Town Centre mall in Provo. Box, manual, and inserts purchased used on May 11th, 2006 from eBay.

The first thing you'll notice is something that I didn't catch at all until just a couple years ago, which is that the box is most definitely not the Collectors Edition box! I love how it took me 15 years to notice that there was a different box for the different editions. 😅

Also, I forgot to photograph the cartridge edge connector's removable plastic guide, but it is present. I just didn't feel like getting the game out again and taking it apart just to get a photo of it.

  • [Mismatch] Game box [NUS P NZLE / U/NUS-NZLE-USA]
    • Should be NUS P NZGE / U/NUS-NZGE-USA.
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      Ocarina-of-Time-N64-box-front.jpg

      Ocarina-of-Time-N64-box-back.jpg

      Ocarina-of-Time-N64-box-code.jpg

  • Game cartridge [NUS-CZGE-USA]
    • ROM markings indicate cartridge has ROM revision 0. Based on the date codes on the chips, it is likely the cartridge was manufactured in the fourth quarter of 1998.
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      Ocarina-of-Time-N64-cartridge-front.jpg

      Ocarina-of-Time-N64-cartridge-back.jpg

      Ocarina-of-Time-N64-cartridge-back-insid

      Ocarina-of-Time-N64-cartridge-front-EM-s

      Ocarina-of-Time-N64-cartridge-rear-EM-sh

      Ocarina-of-Time-N64-cartridge-PCB.jpg

  • Game manual [U/NUS-NZLE-USA]
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      Ocarina-of-Time-N64-manual-front.jpg

      Ocarina-of-Time-N64-manual-back.jpg

  • Nintendo Power subscription leaflet [U/NUS-CZLE-USA]
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      Ocarina-of-Time-N64-Nintendo-Power-subsc

  • Consumer Information and Precautions Booklet [U/NUS-USA/CAN-1]
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      Ocarina-of-Time-N64-Consumer-Information

  • [Missing] Prima strategy guide 20% off coupon
  • [Missing] Free map poster mail-in insert
  • [Missing] Cartridge poly bag

 

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18. [4/7] The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (GB/GBC, 1998)

Purchased used on October 15th, 2023 at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo.

Did I leave anything out? Get anything incorrect? Let me know!

  • Game box [DMG P AZLE / DMG-AZLE-USA]
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      Link-s-Awakening-DX-GBC-box-front.jpg
      Link-s-Awakening-DX-GBC-box-back.jpg
      Link-s-Awakening-DX-GBC-box-code.jpg

  • Game cartridge [DMG-AZLE-USA]
    • ROM markings indicate cartridge has ROM revision 1. Based on the date codes on the chips, it is likely the cartridge was manufactured in the second quarter of 1999.
    • Spoiler

      Link-s-Awakening-DX-GBC-cartridge-front.
      Link-s-Awakening-DX-GBC-cartridge-back.j
      Link-s-Awakening-DX-GBC-cartridge-PCB.jp

  • Game manual [DMG-AZLE-USA]
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      Link-s-Awakening-DX-GBC-manual-front.jpg
      Link-s-Awakening-DX-GBC-manual-code.jpg

  • [Missing] Nintendo Power subscription leaflet [U/GP-DMG-USA-3]
  • [Missing] Consumer Information and Precautions Booklet [U/DMG-USA-6]
  • [Missing] Cartridge poly bag
  • Cartridge tray [CGB(W)]
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      Link-s-Awakening-DX-GBC-cartridge-tray.j

 

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19. [6/7] The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask [Collector's Edition] (N64, 2000)

Purchased used in 2001 from an indie game store in the Provo Town Centre mall in Provo.

The box is pretty beat up; one of the fold-in tabs has torn off (however it's still floating around in the box) and another is getting ready to. It's not a lost cause, though. The tabs and some of the de-laminated edges should be repairable with PVA glue and maybe some neutral-pH archival-grade book-binding tape. The box will need to be ironed out, and a lot of the creases may be able to be touched-up with archival ink if I can match the colours.

  • Game box [NUS P NZSE / U/NUS-NZSE-USA]
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      Majora-s-Mask-N64-box-front.jpg

      Majora-s-Mask-N64-box-back.jpg

      Majora-s-Mask-N64-box-code.jpg

  • Game cartridge [NUS-F(P?)-NZSE-USA]
    • The lenticular label makes it very difficult to read the small text of the product code. Best guess is that it's an F, but could be a P.
    • ROM markings indicate cartridge has ROM revision 0. Based on the date codes on the chips, it is likely the cartridge was manufactured in the third quarter of 2000.
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      Majora-s-Mask-N64-cartridge-front.jpg

      Majora-s-Mask-N64-cartridge-back.jpg

      Majora-s-Mask-N64-cartridge-back-inside.

      Majora-s-Mask-N64-cartridge-front-EM-shi

      Majora-s-Mask-N64-cartridge-rear-EM-shie

      Majora-s-Mask-N64-cartridge-PCB.jpg

  • Game manual [U/NUS-NZSE-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Majora-s-Mask-N64-manual-front.jpg

      Majora-s-Mask-N64-manual-back.jpg

  • Nintendo Power subscription leaflet [U/NUS-NZSE-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Majora-s-Mask-N64-Nintendo-Power-subscri

  • Consumer Information and Precautions booklet [NUS-USA/CAN-1]
    • Spoiler

      Majora-s-Mask-N64-Consumer-Information-a

  • Manual correction card [U/NUS-NZSE-USA]
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      Majora-s-Mask-N64-manual-correction-inse

  • [Missing] Cartridge poly bag

 

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20. [6/7] The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (GBC, 2001)

Purchased new in 2001 from Fred Meyer in Orem.

The box could use a little light restoration work, but it's not really in terrible condition, all told.

  • Game box [CGB P AZ8E / CGB-AZ8E-USA-1]
    • Spoiler

      Oracle-of-Ages-GBC-box-front.jpg

      Oracle-of-Ages-GBC-box-back.jpg

      Oracle-of-Ages-GBC-box-code.jpg

  • Game cartridge [CGB-AZ8E-USA]
    • ROM markings indicate cartridge has ROM revision 0. Based on the date codes on the chips, it is likely the cartridge was manufactured in the second quarter of 2001.
    • Spoiler

      Oracle-of-Ages-GBC-cartridge-front.jpg

      Oracle-of-Ages-GBC-cartridge-back.jpg

      Oracle-of-Ages-GBC-cartridge-PCB.jpg

  • Game manual [CGB-AZ8E-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Oracle-of-Ages-GBC-manual-front.jpg

      Oracle-of-Ages-GBC-manual-back.jpg

  • Nintendo Power subscription leaflet [CGB-AZ7E-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Oracle-of-Ages-GBC-Nintendo-Power-subscr

  • Precautions booklet [DMG-USA-8]
    • Spoiler

      Oracle-of-Ages-GBC-precautions-booklet.j

  • [Missing] Cartridge poly bag
  • Cartridge tray [CGB(W)]
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      Oracle-of-Ages-GBC-cartridge-tray.jpg

 

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21. [6/7] The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GBC, 2001)

Purchased new in 2001 from Fred Meyer in Orem.

The box could use a little ironing, but other than that it's in pretty good condition.

  • Game box [CGB P AZ7E / CGB-AZ7E-USA-1]
    • Spoiler

      Oracle-of-Seasons-GBC-box-front.jpg

      Oracle-of-Seasons-GBC-box-back.jpg

      Oracle-of-Seasons-GBC-box-code.jpg

  • Game cartridge [CGB-AZ7E-USA]
    • ROM markings indicate cartridge has ROM revision 0. Based on the date codes on the chips, it is likely the cartridge was manufactured in the third quarter of  2001.
    • Spoiler

      Oracle-of-Seasons-GBC-cartridge-front.jp

      Oracle-of-Seasons-GBC-cartridge-back.jpg

      Oracle-of-Seasons-GBC-cartridge-PCB.jpg

  • Game manual [CGB-AZ7E-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Oracle-of-Seasons-GBC-manual-front.jpg

      Oracle-of-Seasons-GBC-manual-back.jpg

  • Nintendo Power subscription leaflet [CGB-AZ7E-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Oracle-of-Seasons-GBC-Nintendo-Power-sub

  • Precautions booklet [DMG-USA-8]
    • Spoiler

      Oracle-of-Seasons-GBC-precautions-bookle

  • [Missing] Cartridge poly bag
  • Cartridge tray [CGB(W)]
    • Spoiler

      Oracle-of-Seasons-GBC-cartridge-tray.jpg

 

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22. [0/7] Game & Watch Gallery 4 (GBA, 2002)

Annoying that you have to play all the other ones to be able to unlock the Zelda game, but it has a Zelda game on the cartridge, so it counts as a Zelda game in my book.

  • [Missing] Game box [AGB P AQWE / AGB-AQWE-USA(-1?)(-2?)]
  • [Missing] Game cartridge [AGB-AQWE-USA]
  • [Missing] Game manual [AGB-AQWE-USA]
  • [Missing] Nintendo Power subscription leaflet [HW-AGB-USA-2]
  • [Missing] Precautions booklet [DMG-USA-10]
  • [Missing] Cartridge poly bag
  • [Missing] Cartridge tray [AGB(W)]

 

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23. [100%] The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (GBA, 2002)

Purchased new in 2004 at Best Buy in Bellevue.

  • Game box [AGB P AZLE / AGB-AZLE-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-GBA-box-front.jpg

      Link-to-the-Past-GBA-box-back.jpg

      Link-to-the-Past-GBA-box-code.jpg

  • Game cartridge [AGB-AZLE-USA]
    • ROM markings indicate cartridge has ROM revision 0. Based on the markings on the chips and PCB, it is likely the cartridge was manufactured in the fourth quarter of 2004.
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-GBA-cartridge-front.jpg

      Link-to-the-Past-GBA-cartridge-back.jpg

      Link-to-the-Past-GBA-cartridge-PCB-front

      Link-to-the-Past-GBA-cartridge-PCB-back.

  • Game manual [AGB-AZLE-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-GBA-manual-front.jpg

      Link-to-the-Past-GBA-manual-back.jpg

  • Game Boy Player advertisement [T-AGB-AXVE-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-GBA-GBA-Player-ad.jpg

  • Nintendo Power subscription leaflet [AGB-AZLE-USA]
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-GBA-Nintendo-Power-subs

  • Health and Safety Precautions booklet [DMG-USA-12]
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-GBA-Health-and-Safety-P

  • Cartridge poly bag
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-GBA-cartridge-poly-bag.

  • Cartridge tray [AGB(W)]
    • Spoiler

      Link-to-the-Past-GBA-cartridge-tray.jpg

 

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