Now this is a story all about how Fresh Prince himself, Will Smith, developed something of a fondness for Nintendo games – and especially The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – back in the ’90s.
In a 1992 issue of Nintendo Power magazine, both Will and music and TV partner DJ Jazzy Jeff spoke about how they’d been enjoying a variety of games across Nintendo systems. It appears that Nintendo Power sent some games over to the duo for them to check out, and the result was overwhelmingly positive.
Reading the interview in full, though, it’s pretty clear to see that Will really liked Zelda. You can see it for yourself below if you’d like to read the whole thing, but we’ve picked out just a couple of snippets:
Nintendo Power: How did you like the new games we sent you?
Will: I liked them all, but I definitely liked The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past best.
NP: Did you play NCAA Basketball, Will?
Will: I tried it for a little bit, but as soon as I put the Link game in… I’ve found the two Pendants. I need to find one more before I can get the Master Sword.
Jeff: He needs help – I called him and he didn’t hear a word I said on the phone. I could hear him in the background collecting coins or something.
As you can see, it goes on to reveal that DJ Jazzy Jeff had noticed Will’s new obsession before the interview, and when asked about the kind of game he’d design himself if he could, he uses Zelda as a reference. To be fair, we can completely empathise – who doesn’t love a bit of A Link to the Past?
Maybe we should hook him up with a copy of the upcoming Zelda: Link’s Awakening remake on Switch to see how that goes down? If you’re reading, Will, give us a buzz.
Source : https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/08/random_1992_nintendo_power_interview_reveals_will_smiths_obsession_with_zelda
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