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15Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon (CD-i)

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The Philips CD-i was a strange time for video games. The quirky system played host to an array of subpar releases and animated adventures that looked rather creepy. A couple Nintendo IPs received the CD-i treatment, but nothing suffered more than The Legend of Zelda franchise.

Any of The Legend of

Zelda CD-i titles could feature on this list but we decided to go with Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon. The cutscene dialogue is cringe-worthy, the animations are unsettling, the story is a bit off, and the gameplay gets rather stale, rather quickly. All of these issues culminate to form a Legend of Zelda title that should have never seen the light of day.

Nintendo probably wishes this black sheep would simply fade from obscurity. The Legend of Zelda CD-i series is nothing more than a horribly dark smudge on an otherwise beautiful game franchise.

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