We have seen plenty of games marathons over the years, such as the Mario Marathon! However, with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword due in the UK on the 18th of November, fans are planning a marathon of their own. Starting at the beginning with original 1986 NES game “The Legend of Zelda” and finishing all eighteen games so that they can start The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on the day that it is released! The marathon will start tomorrow the 11th November and run through to the 18th November and the launch of the much awaited new Zelda game, in process the gamers are hoping to raise much needed funds for the UK based GamesAid who act as a broker for several UK non-profit organisations.
This how they intend to going about the Zelda marathon;
In order to be a tad more unique we aim to begin one week before the release date of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword due in the UK on the 18th of Nov and we have to complete them all within the week starting Skyward on release day! We are only playing using the original consoles and game cartridges/discs?; the reasoning for this is so that our adventure can truely pay homage to the previous games in the series and take us on the multiple quests to claim the Blade of Evil’s Bane and rescue the Princess Zelda through the many various depictions of Hyrule that we physically can, all the way from the original 1986 NES game “The Legend of Zelda” to.. providing we time it right the latest Wii installment in the series “The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword” all the while collecting the spare rupees that our viewer’s can spare from their giant’s wallets for GamesAid.
Source [Nintendo Gal]