Red Coin Top 8: The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda is a series rich with history, fantastic level design and epic moments, adored by millions of fans across the world. From its humble beginnings on the NES, to the evolution into the 3rd dimension and beyond, the Zelda franchise has managed to evolve with the times, yet still remain the same at its core. This is what has kept this series so close to my heart, ever since my fledgling days in 1998.

This article reflects my top 8 all time favourite Legend of Zelda games. I must stress, however, that I came into this spectacular series in 1998 and did not experience the famous NES and SNES entries until much later on.

And with that out of the way, let’s go.

For the sake of this article, original games and remakes have been treated as one.

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Red Coin Top 8: Aussies in Games

From cool killers, to comic relief, Australia has had some memorable characters in games. Not as many as we probably should though and they tend to be few and far between. It was tough to choose which characters should make the list as most Aussies tend not to play a big part in their games, but we had a think, did some research and found the top 8 Aussies in games.

#8 The Guru

First seen in Sly Cooper 3: Honour Among Thieves, 2010.

An anthropomorphic Koala resembling a traditional Aboriginal Elder, living in a hut near Yuendumu, Australia, The Guru served as Murray the Hippopotamus’ strict but caring spiritual teacher. After being rescued from a group of evil miners, he joined the group, using his psychic abilities to help the gang. The Guru has no real fighting ability but is able to hypnotise his enemies to do his bidding for him. He also has demonstrated telekinesis, lifting objects and enemies with his mind as well as telepathy to read people’s minds. He is understood to also know numerous techniques which he teaches to his students, however it is unknown if he can use these himself. We may not be able to understand what he says, but he’s a wise old koala tasked with guarding the Mask of Dark Earth, so a fitting start to the list.
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