ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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Over the years, Nintendo has tested many different formats and items for The Legend of Zelda franchise. Remember when everything went 2D with Zelda II: Link's Awakening? Or how Majora's Mask gave us a remarkable doomsday clock to fight against? Yeah, some crazy stuff was attempted over the years! But if you think Nintendo have simply hung on to good ideas, you'd be wrong.

There are plenty of excellent items that this developer has added to Link's repertoire over the years, but only a select few of these have become classics. Other great items have been abandoned throughout this 30 year journey and we're wondering whether they're likely to reappear in the future. Though we hope The Legend of Zelda Wii U has plenty of new items for us on its release date, we'd like to see these classic items return!

The Legend of Zelda Wii U - Will It Bring Back These One-Hit Wonders On Release Date?

The Legend of Zelda Wii U
The Legend of Zelda Wii U

In the words of Hercules, "Rule number 15: a hero is only as good as his weapon!" Link's items are his weapons. They are intrinsic elements to the completion of dungeons and have helped progress the series' gameplay in innovative ways. But which of these items actually deserves a comebacK?

Hover Boots, Ocarina Of Time

I'm sorry, but how were these only used once? How have Nintendo not incorporated further use of these cartoon-physics based boots? In The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Link could use these two to run in the air for a moment before the effect wore off. They were a blessing for speedrunners and a generally great idea for expanding upon the basic mechanics of a Zelda game. Zelda Wii U, get on these boots!

Deku Leaf, The Wind Waker

I kind of want this item in every game out there, to be honest. The Deku Leaf was useful as an item, as well as weapon. When this giant leaf was held over Toon Link's head, it could slow a descent or pull him along in a gust of wind. In combat however, it could be used to launch a gust of wind at enemies. Even just for the gliding potential, I'd take this item in Zelda Wii U any day!

The Legend of Zelda; The Wind Waker
The Legend of Zelda; The Wind Waker

Magic Cape, A Link To The Past

Okay, this is one item that I desperately need to return. I'm a massive fan of the stealthy approach in video games, so the chance of having Link traverse areas completely invisible (and invincible for that matter) was an exciting proposition. But we've yet to see the Magic Cape return since 1991. What's up with that?! Come on The Legend of Zelda, bring back the cape!

What about you guys? Are there any other items that you'd like to see return in The Legend of Zelda Wii U? Let us know in the comments below!

Thanks to A.V. Club for the list!


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