Nope, the Zelda 3DS Cartridge Isn't Painted Gold

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Nintendo sent us a copy of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D a bit early. The game launches later on June 19, but we'll be able to play it some and tell you about it.


No time to play now, though! So just check out the tchotchkes Nintendo sent along (sure to be given away someday). Ocarina of Time originally came out on a gold cartridge on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998, keeping a Zelda game tradition. That tradition broke when they put Zeldas on cartridges on the DS. No gold here, either, except for the label. Not a huge deal, but now you know.

[UPDATE: Credit to those Zelda-loving commenters who remember that there were non-gold Zelda cartridges prior to the original Ocarina game.]



Just for the record, none of the following had gold cartridges: Zelda 3, Link's Awakening, Oracle of Ages and Seasons, Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks. I think that's everything.

It's always cool if they do it, but I really don't see any big deal that they didn't this time. Just seems silly to complain about what color your cartridges are.

It's also hilarious that a lot of people seem to be writing the system off only a few months into its life because of a less-than-stellar launch lineup and this remake. Do you people really not remember the original DS launch lineup? Go Wikipedia that shit and then come tell me the 3DS is already dead.

The 16th can't come soon enough for me!