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Retro Gaming: Game Boy’s ‘The Frog for Whom the Bell Tolls’


Retro Gaming: Game Boy’s ‘The Frog for Whom the Bell Tolls’

 

One of my recent posts on the last great age of 2D gaming put me in a mood to revisit the tragically poorly served classic Link’s Awakening. I’m still savoring this playthrough, so a full review will have to wait.

 

In the meantime, here’s an intriguing tidbit from retro gaming history brought to my attention by a fellow retrogamer friend.

 

Folks in the classic gaming scene may be aware of Zelda 4’s origins as a planned Game Boy port of Zelda 3, but not even I knew about its hidden predecessor The Frog for Whom the Bell Tolls.

 

 

Watch this video to learn the full secret history behind Link’s Awakening:

 

 

 

And please check out Combat Frame XSeed: Classified Intel to learn the secret history of my hit mecha thriller series

Classified Intel eBook

 

Originally published here.

Brian Niemeier

Brian Niemeier is a best selling science fiction author and a John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer finalist. His second book, Souldancer, won the first ever Dragon Award for Best Horror Novel., and its sequel, The Secret Kings, became a 2017 Dragon Award finalist for Best Science Fiction Novel. He’s currently crowdfunding his latest work Combat Frame XSeed: CY 40 Second Coming on Indiegogo. Read more of his work at brianniemeier.com or pick up his books via Amazon.



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