Hot Tub Nostalgia Machine: A Link to the Past

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Today Sketch Comedy has a very special visitor: Brian Russell of The Underfold! You may recall him from his recent guest strip for us, or our recent guest strip for him. Today I had him over to chill out in the comic and talk about video games. This is the conversation that ensued.

If you like comics where the author is a character in the comic, you will probably like Real Life by Greg Dean. But you will probably also like The Underfold.

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  1. Oh man the Zelda games… never played any of them except for an old Gameboy game where Link was on an island, but even I know that the FIRST person to look for continuity AND/OR common sense in a Zelda game is up for challenge. XD

    1. Link’s Awakening is an incredibly well-designed game.

      I remember playing it on the demo Game Boy at Toys ‘R’ Us, which would automatically reset after 10 minutes. It was impossible to get anywhere in it with such a short time limit, but I’d still kill like an hour on it every time I stopped by a store with a demo machine.

      I was very disappointed when they cycled out Zelda for Kirby’s Pinball Land.

      1. Ah yeah that’s it. 😀
        Hey in case you’re still interested in that game they made a fan-remake of it with the graphics of Link to the past(I think). It runs on the DS emulator and if you’d like I can look the DL link up for ya. 😉

  2. Zelda 1 for the NES was probably, for me, the gtsereat video game ever made. All future versions of Zelda improved on the formula, but at their core, they’re all essentially the same game. The idea of a second, much harder, quest following the first was sheer brilliance, especially in light of games now that can be completed within one rental period from Blockbuster. It really was ahead of its time.

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