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The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition

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The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition
CE Logo.pngZelda Collectors Edition Boxart
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date
North America November 17, 2003[1]
Japan November 7, 2003
European Union November 14, 2003[2]
Commonwealth of Australia March 19, 2004[3]
Rating(s) ESRB: E
CB: G8+
USK: 6
Platform(s) Nintendo GameCube
Predecessor The Wind Waker
Successor Four Swords Adventures
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The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition is a compilation of several installments from the Zelda series. This compilation even has its own Player's Guide, which is rare for a promotional product. The full games exist as ROM images, which are run through emulators. This method was previously used in the Master Quest release for the GameCube and later for all Virtual Console releases. The compilation includes the first Majora's Mask re-release in the United States.


The collection contains four full games:

The following features were also included:

The stories displayed in the two NES games, when START is not pressed, have been rewritten to correct all mistranslations and spelling errors. These changes are retained in the Game Boy Advance and Wii Virtual Console releases.

Promotion History

Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Limited Edition Pak

In Japan, it was available from the Club Nintendo catalog for 500 points. From March 18 to April 30, 2004, it was available for 150 points in combination with Four Swords Adventures.[4][5]

In North America, the Collector's Edition was published as promotional gift when buying a new GameCube. Consumers who already owned a GameCube could get the collection by subscribing or renewing a subscription to Nintendo Power, or registering their GameCube and two or more of a selection of four games (Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, Mario Party 5, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, and 1080° Avalanche).[1][6]

In Europe, the game was initially part of the GameCube Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Limited Edition Pak, a bundle which included a Nintendo GameCube, controller, Mario Kart: Double Dash!! and The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition.[2] The collection was made available via Club Nintendo for 4500 stars, but only 1000 copies were distributed in this way.

In the United Kingdom, the collection was available to GameCube owners who mailed Nintendo proof of purchase of one of several select GameCube games; eligible titles were The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, F-Zero GX, Mario Kart: Double Dash!!, 1080° Avalanche, Mario Party 5, and Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem. Consumers could also send proof of purchase of two titles from the Player's Choice range to receive the game.[7]

In Australia, the game was available as a bonus for purchasing two of six select games. In order to receive the collection, consumers had to send a form with personal details completed, the original receipts of the purchase of two of the qualifying games, and the barcode of both games. The promotion ran from March 19, 2004 to June 14, 2004. Eligible games were Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, 1080° Avalanche, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles, Pokémon Channel, Tak and the Power of Juju and Kirby Air Ride.[3] The promotion was initially only going to run until May 31, 2004, but was later extended.[8]


Although the game mentions "sound irregularities" on the disc as a result of emulating Majora's Mask on the GameCube, no mention was made of another widespread issue. It seems to be common for the game to freeze without warning. Supposedly, this problem can be encountered less if one opts not to use the rumble function. The freezing was supposedly fixed for the Virtual Console release, though players still rarely report freezing. The framerate of the Collector's Edition version of Majora's Mask is also lower than the 20 FPS framerate of the original game, as reported by reviewers. The problems could be caused due to Majora's Mask's reliance on the 4 MB RAM expansion pack. As Ocarina of Time does not use the pack, no problems occur in it. Majora's Mask also presents a high number of graphical issues.


  • The menu music for the compilation is the same as in the Master Quest release and the first trailer for The Wind Waker in 2001.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 IGN Staff, Zelda Bundle at $99, IGN, published November 4, 2003, retrieved July 13, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 MarioKart: Double Dash!!, Nintendo (minisite), retrieved July 13, 2013.
  3. 3.0 3.1 nintendo.com.au - The Legend of Zelda® Collector's Edition, Nintendo Australia (archive), retrieved July 13, 2013.
  4. "Also available in Japan as part of the Club Nintendo membership program for 500 points (or 150 when purchased with the Gamecube version of Legend of Zelda: Four Swords.)"The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition - GameCube - IGN, IGN, retrieved July 13, 2013.
  5. 송찬용, 클럽 닌텐도를 통해 게임큐브용 젤다 컬렉션을 GET!::게임정보포탈 넘버원! 게임메카, GameMeca (Korean), published February 10, 2004, retrieved July 13, 2013.
  6. Staff, Nintendo announces The Legend of Zelda Collector's Edition Bundle, GameSpot, published November 4, 2003, retrieved July 13, 2013.
  7. Justin Calvert, New Zelda promotion for UK, GameSpot, published January 5, 2004, retrieved July 13, 2013.
  8. nintendo.com.au - The Legend of Zelda® Collector's Edition, Nintendo Australia (archive), retrieved July 13, 2013.

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