I am a self-proclaimed fan of new and trendy things; I love it when something catches my attention and makes me think about it all over again. However, I am also a huge fan of old things and things that are timeless.
Recently I’ve noticed that there is a lot of this trend of “old things” being in a lot of new places. If you look at a lot of the new stuff we’re seeing on our website or on TV these days, it’s often more about the look and feel of the product than the actual technology or the fact that the product itself is old. It’s easy to forget that the product itself is old.
The same is true of old games. I love old games. However, there is always a reason to look at the technology behind them and how it has changed so much. People love to see what games are made with and how it will change the future, but they forget the technology behind them.
Games have changed so much since they were originally created. The first one in the history of gaming was The Legend of Zelda. The original game was released by Nintendo in 1988 and was seen as a failure. It was then released on the Game Boy and was released on the Super Nintendo in 1991. But that wasn’t the last time Nintendo released a game that was seen as a failure. After they sold their first 3D console in 1995, they released the Nintendo Game and Watch in 1996.
The game itself was created shortly after the first 3D game by a company named Nintendo. The Game and Watch was the first to run on the then-new 3D graphics cards. But unlike much of the gaming industry, Nintendo never released a sequel to the Game and Watch. Instead, they released a game called The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in 1998. But that wasnt the last time Nintendo released a game that was seen as a failure.
The Legend of Zelda was the last in a long line of “failures”. It was released in March of 2001 and received some glowing press at the time. Yet it was a commercial failure and failed to win the hearts of gamers. It was later picked up and released in 2002 as The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker instead. That same year, Nintendo also released the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, another game with a similar premise to the Game and Watch, and another failure.
In the decade since, we’ve seen a new generation of Game and Watch games take their place with the big-budget Legend of Zelda films. But the real success of the Game and Watch lies in the success of the movies and the success of their sequels. All of the films are trying to recapture the magic of the original. But how? They’re trying to recapture the magic of the original by taking the magic of the Game and watching it in a different light.
In many ways, I feel like weve made the same mistake with the Game and Watch movies. Now instead of trying to recapture the magic of the original, were trying to recapture the magic of the Game and watching it in a different light. I feel this is the biggest mistake weve made with the Game and Watch movies, and it means weve missed the boat on the golden era of video game movies.
Of course, weve also missed the boat on the golden era of videogame-themed films. The Game and Watch movies were the golden era of videogame movies. In spite of that I still like the Game and Watch movies. They do have a few things going for them (at least I think they do).
Game and Watch movies were the golden era of videogame movies. In spite of that I still like the Game and Watch movies. They do have a few things going for them at least I think they do.