Eiji Aonuma Reveals His Favourite Zelda Games

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With Game Informer’s month of exclusive The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild coverage coming to a close, the magazine chose to ask The Legend of Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma about Link’s past adventures.

That specifically saw the conversation turn to which games in the series were Aonuma’s favourites, which, after joking “I could just say it in in the order of my wife’s preference,” resulted in three The Legend of Zelda titles that may come as a surprise as well as which he considers to be the most underrated.

Aonuma has worked on the series for more than 19 years, having first worked on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time which launched way back in November 1998.

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3. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

“Twilight Princess, because I wanted to create something better than Ocarina.”

2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

“Ocarina of Time is a game that gave me the opportunity to create a 3D world.”

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1. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

“This is something my wife also likes, Phantom Hourglass. That’s number one. I was developing Twilight Princess, and the goal for that was to make something better than Ocarina. But then that game was something I proposed as a new style of gameplay, and I was a producer on that game for the first time, so I have a lot of sentiment for it.”

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Most Underrated – The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

“The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes. I wanted the users to play a little bit more of that game and have that experience. I love that game.”

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will release exclusively for Nintendo Switch and Wii U worldwide on March 3rd.

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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