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March
03/29/03-
Jaetei
Well seeing as I haven't contributed anything for a while I'll give a little review on the game.
Frankly I'm just enjoying this thing, better than Metroid, better than whatever the hell else they're releasing for this system. I won't give too much of the story away besides that this for once isn't a prequel. Yep, the other one, a sequel. The graphics I can't even tell are cell shaded anymore so to hell with the graphics, they've been nagged about to much. The rest of the game has some things returning to it but a helluva lot isn't. Remember those long 5 minute treks across Hyrule field? Now if you want to cross the world (yeah, I'm pretty sure it's the world and not just hyrule this time) it's gonna take a goddam 20 minutes before you cross the map in your speedy little talking boat, the world is water for some reason or another. What does return is rather interesting. They're still reffering to Ocarina of Time, how a hero in green came and smote the evil that had stolen the Triforce and conquered Hyrule. But besides that background story which has been spoken of at the beginning of 3 Zelda games now other references are made. Like the Deku Tree, that guy's in there and so are the Kokiri, or at least it's hinted. They're called some name that sounds like it came from South America and they're little trees with leaf masks (the deku tree said they used to take a human form). That's all I've come across so far but if they've got that, they'll have others... I'm just going off on this and getting no where, the games good, go get it. I'm gonna go play it some more now.
03/24/03-
BiGT
Not much to update in these past few weeks being that we're so close to WW relese. Bah! That's today! Unfortunatly it only ships today, so some of us have to wait until tomorrow to actually pick up the game. I fall into that category, so instead of gaming my fingers to the bone, I'm here updating the site ^_^

Aside from Wind Waker though, lets talk about something new. Currently on tap, if you haven't heard already heard, there are two, count 'em two new Zelda games in the works. The first truly unique Zelda for GBA, and then the second in the series of GBC games. Both are alleged to appear at E3 this May I believe, so keep your eyes pealed, we're gonna have lots of fun new things in addition to the Wind Waker. We've also finally got some walkthroughs in the making. As for tomorrow, I'm not sure if I'll have much to update being that I'll be playing as much as is humanly possible. Expect a full evaluation though later on in the week.

If you don't mind major game spoilers for Wind Waker, this is a fun little piece of art.
03/05/03-
BiGT
Well, still not much going on. I did get to play a demo of Wind Waker in a Target the other day. What excitement. Even the little portion they had on the demo was so much fun I could hardly tear myself away. Wind Waker is definatly worth the price and the hype. If you're still torn because of the graphics, get over it. Even if you still hate the graphics the gameplay slams the visuals into the ground. It's just to fun to pass up.

In other news its also been reported that the next Zelda not only for GBA but for GCN will be appearing at this May's E3. A bit early one might think, especially for Nintendo... but hey, I'm not complaining.
February
02/24/03-
BiGT
Well we've got some exciting news today! It's been confirmed by multiple sources that a new Zelda game for the GBA is slated for relese. Apparently Capcom has been working on this for a while, but it was put on hold when they decided to put out LTTP/Four Swords first. Little else is know about this game except that it should make an appearance at E3 in May.

In addition, the Theology Department has been revamped; worth a look if you haven't read any of the material in there.
02/23/03-
BiGT
Well, the Master Quest page has an update, and a new poll, so go read and vote. We're also expecting a semi-comprehensive article from Jaetei about MQ, so look for that later in the week.

Did Some Admin. Work today as well: I trashed the GuestBook because no one was using it, and its pointless anyway. Sorry also to anyone who signed up for our mailing list; that was another thing that just had to go. In addition we're trying out a new counter, so yes, we do have 2 on purpose. Finally, I took off the voting things. They were helpful at first, but now I see little use for them, so away they go.
02/15/03-
BiGT
Well, by now I'm sure you've heard that Link will be making a cameo appearance in Namco's "Soul Calibur 2". We've finaly got the page up for that and a little bit of info. Check it out. Plus, bonus disk relesed tomorrow! Get excited!
02/10/03-
BiGT
Nintendo finally updated the Zelda: WW page with info about the promotion disk. It's not like they're telling you anything we don't know, but it is worth a look for the new video they have up.
02/03/03-
BiGT
Alright, February. Exciting. Anyway, we've got a ton of new character art, straight from the Japanese Zelda site, which can be found in the Artwork section of the WW page. I also came across this, which was really funny: <- Pig ->
January
01/25/02-
BiGT
Some new information has been posted on the Ocarina of Time MQ page, but aside from that, nothing new has been happening.
01/12/02-
BiGT
The Wind Waker draws ever near. 70 days! Any-hoo, we updated that page, its got some new, valuable media, and there's also a poll we'd like you to vote in. Aside from that, just for fun, here's a taste of the comedic value that WW will provide for Zelda fans <-Click and Laugh->

We've also added another version of Photoshop Magic! This one discusses watermarks. If you missed the original Photoshop Magic! on fragmented images, don't go sifting through the Old News, just click here.
01/04/03-
BiGT
The first update of the new year, and for once we've got something to say. The Oracle pages have been upgraded. Now that all the gamepages are up to par with the new standards we've set, Phase II can offically begin. This next part will be long and tedious, as we'll be writing walkthroughs for every single Zelda game; including the Wind Waker upon its relese. Enough of that though; along with the Oracle pages being updated, I also wrote a new article concerning the long-lost 3rd Oracle Game. You can find the link to that in the new pages (accessed on the left side of the page).
December
12/30/02-
BiGT
Today we've got good news and bad news. The bad news is my deal getting the Japanese Wind Waker fell through [Remember though, I wouldn't have been able to play it anyway]. Good news is though, that we've got a new article up on the pre-story for Wind Waker. Check it out in the Lore Article.
12/24/02-
BiGT
Sorry for not updating the site in a while. Things have been a bit hectic, but I've got some awesome news. Through an extensive system of links and "IOU's" I've managed to snag someone who'll ship me a copy of the Japanese Zelda! *Get Excited*. I can't say for sure when it'll get here, but I can almost gaurentee it'll be before the US version is relesed. In the mean time though, I'm working on cleaning up the Oracle section, and coraling the new mass of Wind Waker media out there, so bear with us, things are going to start moving again real soon.
12/12/02-
BiGT
Ganon's Tower has recently been showing off a scan of some box art for a supposed "Zelda: Chronicles". We know better here at Classic Zelda though, and we'll let you in on it too.

Today we're also adding a new linked site, Zelda no Densetsu, linked below and to the left. This is an excellent site featuring much of the Zelda Manga online for free (and no, this isn't iligal, so don't worry). I also removed the link to the chat, because of numerous reports of error. (If you still want to get there though, bookmark this page)
Also, in the event you ever wanted to link to Classic Zelda, we now have a button you can use. Click on the logo just below this news colum for more information.
12/12/02-
BiGT
Not a terrible lot happening. Nintendo updated Zelda.com so it emcompasses the 2 new games, as well as exhaustive information on the past games. On the topic of the LttP walkthrough: there will be a brief lull in updating now, as that I want to beat the game first, and then go back and write a more extensive guide.
12/04/02-
BiGT
I got a bit caught up in Link to the Past and missed some very important developments, but they're up now on the Wind Waker page.
12/02/02-
BiGT
In honor of A Link to the Past GBA being relesed, I finally got around to updating the LttP Gamepage. I myself should be picking up the game later on today, and then not only will I be able to update the Four Swords page, but also start on the LttP walkthrough.
November
11/28/02-
BiGT
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Real quick, before you go and gourge yourself in turkey and what-not, check out the new screens in the Ura Zelda Section.
11/27/02-
BiGT
Upgraded the Zelda II Gamepage, complete with box art and screen shots.
11/25/02-
BiGT
A small but important update concerning the OoT/Ura Zelda screens can be found at the end of the Media Review (linked below).
11/24/02-
BiGT
The ZGC Nov. Media Review is out, go the the Kaze no Takuto page for that. There's also an update in the OoT/Ura Zelda section, along with a short video in the GBA version of LttP section.
11/22/02-
BiGT
Nintendo has relesed a ton of new screenshots, along with 2 new TV commercials. To summarize all this for your ease-of-reading, by then end of this month, CZ will put out the ZGC November Media Review. Go to the Kaze no Takuto page for more details. There's also a small update for Ura-Zelda.
11/13/02-
BiGT
Didn't get to any updating today, and since I'm busy this weekend, I'm not sure when that's going to happen. I did, however, dig up a small picture of an pictue of Link (in his artwork form) from Kaze no Takuto. That's on the ZGC page.
Also: BIG NEWS! Ura Zelda may live on! For the complete back story, go to the special Kaze no Takuto: Campaign Disk page.
11/12102-
BiGT
The banner for A Link to the Past (GBA) was put up. I've got a day off tomorrow, so maybe I'll tackle those Oracle pages.
11/11/02-
BiGT
9 Screens for the original Legend of Zelda are now up. The Oracle pages may be done by the end of the week. The LttP (GBA) page is also being updated, and now has 2 brand new pictures not seen anywhere else!
11/10/02-
BiGT
Minor updates, being that its 2 in the morning: 1) The new banner is up for ZGC, so see what you think. 2) I found and interesting picture on the japanese nintendo site, scroll to the bottom of this page to see it.
11/09/02-
BiGT
Updates in the Kaze no Takuto sections have been added, pretaining to the new logo, and the theatrical trailer.
11/08/02-
BiGT
Added a new linked site. Please visit Zelda Universe! This site also has the new Theatrical Trailer for ZGC, which is VERY cool. You can watch that here. CZ will get a write-up review for this by the end of the weekend.
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The new page for Kaze no Takuto (ZGC) is up now. Over this weekend, the following should be added: New banner for ZGC, screens for the original LOZ, and (if there's enough time) both Oracle pages will be re-worked.
11/07/02-
BiGT
Updated this Original Zelda Gamepage. Everything's there, except the screenshots. Those should be up by the weeknend though.
11/05/02-
BiGT
The Ocarina of Time Gamepage has been upgraded. If you find any broken links or images that won't load, please report them. If you're looking for last month's updates, they're on the "Old News" page, linked just below (Note: Because we're reorganizing how the entire site works during the upgrade, many links in "Old News" may not work).
October
10/30/02-
BiGT
Got the Majora's Mask screenshots up. There should be 2 more completely updated Gamepages by the end of this week.

Really late tonight, the Link's Awakening Page was upgraded, complete with screenshots.
10/29/02-
BiGT
After working out the bugs with the new page design, I think we've got one that will work much better and looks a lot more organized than the old ones. The unfortunate thing is, since the process in which we're upgrading reorganizes everything so radicaly, it takes a considerable amount of time. Any hoo, the most recent change is the Majora's Mask Gamepage. While there are a lot of missing images, the links work, and there is one new image up. Its a promo add for Majora, and its a bit creepy. Check it out, and tell us what you think of the new design.
10/28/02-
BiGT
While Jaetei's been working on that translation, I finnished loading the rest of the box art up. Also, I'm still tweaking the new game page format, but it'll be ready in a week or so.
10/27/02-
BiGT
Amidst the upgrading mayhem, I've got a legitamate update: Zelda: CUBED is no longer, it has a real name! Well, in japanese anyway, go to the GCZ section for the full story.
10/26/02-
BiGT
Time for an upgrade! I was just looking at the site during the monthly "broken link hunt" I conduct, well, just about every month. What I found was both good and bad; The good news is I didn't find any broken links. The bad news is, the game pages' format REALLY sucks. I didn't pay to much mind to that in the earlier phases of the site, but now its really starting to become and eyesore. So as of right now, we're beginning to upgrade to Classic Zelda Version 3.5 which will provide the complete renovation of the game pages
  1. More organized Navigation
  2. Title Banners for each individual page
  3. More information and screenshots
The first phases of this project can already be seen, as this of this weekend, the game pages are starting to feature box art. Following that will be the improved naviagtion to establish a better structure for the pages, and finnaly some more detailed information about the games themselves.
NOTE: During the next month or so, you may expirience many broken links, or images that won't load, etc. Please bear with us, as this is all for the benefit of the site.
10/23/02-
BiGT
Alright, Halloween's almost here! Onward to business though: While not a lot has developed, and as the release of Link to the Past for GBA looms ever nearer, we have some new ZGC screenshots. From what I can tell, Link's headed back to another lava pit of sorts, and it certainly looks warm. Check them out on the new screenshots page.
10/06/02-
BiGT
Finaly! Something worth updating! It's not a ton, but I'm working on it. The Zelda GBA page has been revamped, and I'm currently out hunting for info. We also found the relese date for that game, and you'd be surprised how soon it is, so check it out!
September
09/25/02-
BiGT
Nothing major to report. If you were wondering about the linking functions of ZGC, we have a new segment on that up and running. Also to come: Newest Screenshots from Japan- An update of minute proportions.
09/14/02-
BiGT
Another month, another deficet of information. I appologize once more for our complete un-existance of updates. This may be attributed to the fact that Jaetei just recently moved (or so I've been told) and we haven't talked for over a month. There is hope for Zelda however: Now that Mario Sunshine is out of the way, Zelda Cubed should be pretty high up on Nintendo's to-do list. Also: why haven't they picked a name yet? It seems strange for them to wait this long to decide. On a last note: If any of you remember that first screen shot we found after the E3 movie of Cell-da came out (It was very grainy if memory serves), I found that pamphlet the other day. I'll try to make a scan, or write an article up, but school isn't helping much...
August
08/23/02-
BiGT
Nothing of much value to report. On a side note, the Cube Zelda has been confirmed to have link-up ability to the GBA. It's got something to do with Tingle, but right now its about 12:30 at night and I'm not really up to writing an whole article. I'll see what I can do this weekend. Thanks to all of you who signed up for the newsletter! Please be patient, school's been rather burdensome lately, but I am working on that.

A NOTE FROM THE WEBMASTER: I KNOW THAT WHEN ONE OF MY FAVORITE SITES GOES A LONG TIME WITHOUT UPDATING I GET KINDA PEEVED. PLEASE DON'T GET MAD AT US HERE AT CLASSIC ZELDA. ITS NOT THAT WE'RE SLACKING OFF, (ok, its not entirely because we're slacking off) BUT ITS MOSTLY BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF ACTIVITY RELATING TO THE CUBE ZELDA THAT IS THE CAUSE FOR THE DROUGHT OF UPDATES.

This concludes my rant, Thanks for visiting.
08/13/02-
BiGT
Added almost 20 new screens to the Z3 Section, so check 'em out!
08/10/02-
BiGT
After checking the E-Mail, we made added a poll on the Zelda Cubed page (Please vote!). On onther note, we had to archive the archives, because that was to much text for one page. Lastly, we're starting to get a newsletter together, so please know that if you sign up you may not get the actual newsletter for a while.
July
07/25/02-
BiGT
OK, as promised, we have updates for the Tokyo Gameshow. The showcase itself will be held September 20th the 22nd. Again, we're not 100% positive that Zelda will be here, but it Jaetei's right, then this is our best bet since we lost Spaceworld. There isn't to much there, but if you feel so compeled, you can visit the Tokyo Gameshow Homepage.
07/23/02-
BiGT
Not a huge update today, but certainly something new. With a bit of JAVA code you now have the option to set Classic Zelda as your homepage, or add us to your favorites. Just click the links below the "Old News" section and you'll get the prompt for both these features. Aside from that, we've found out that the Tokyo Gameshow will take place in mid-september. Check back soon, the full scoop will be in the next update.
07/22/02-
BiGT
The article is up now for Zelda Merchandise! It's not the gratest page I've ever made, but if you've never seen any of the Zelda Collectables, its worth a look.
07/19/02-
BiGT
Sorry about the lack of updates, but there's nothing going on!!! Trust me, I'm just as frusterated as the rest of you, and we do have some new material on the way. Currently in the works is an article on some miscellanious Zelda merchandise, plus I'm trying to find out when the Tokyo Gameshow is. When we know that it'll probably be our best bet to finding out more about ZGC, and Zelda Advanced.

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