Five cool games from Japan that never came to the west

BS The Legend of Zelda / BS Zelda no Densetsu

Back when console attachments were as popular as JNCO jeans, Nintendo made an accessory called the Satellaview. The device functioned by receiving TV satellite broadcast signals and allowed players to update and download games.

While there were not a lot of notable games for the attachment, there was one that stood out from the rest.

BS The Legend of Zelda for the SNES Satellaview was a remake of the classic original title, with updated graphics, new puzzles and locations, and a clock that had events tied with the time of day. The game is often compared to other "master quest" Zelda games and it's easy to see why.

Why it didn't come to the west

Well, considering how the Satellaview worked, it would have been pretty difficult for Nintendo to get us this game. If you thought this would have been pretty cool to play, you're in luck! People have made English translations of the ROM and released them online for anyone willing to tackle this master quest.

Published Dec. 3rd 2015

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