Last night cube.ign.com posted some game play movies of Zelda: The Wind Waker playing side-by-side with the GBA connection. The way it works is while one person plays the actual game another player can connect with the GBA and act as a fairy helper for Link. The fairy views the game on the GBA as a mini-map and can do things like point out enemies, find secrets and drop bombs on bad guys at the cost of 10 rupees a pop. To say the least, it looks pretty cool.
To say more, Hoochie thinks itÃ‚'s pretty cool too so now IÃ‚'m probably going to buy a platinum GBA SP just on the off chance she may play Zelda with me.
This means that Zelda is going to cost me about $270 bucks Canadian after tax (thatÃ‚'s about $160 bucks in Freedom money) once IÃ‚'ve bought a GBA, a link cable and Zelda. Why go through all the expense? My motives are twofold my friends. First of all, spending time together through coop games is easily one of my favorite things in the world so I would say thatÃ‚'s worthwhile. The other reason is slightly more nefarious, if she suddenly loses interest in games who knows what that might do to my playing time. What if she suddenly takes to flamingo dancing and demands I join her? No, itÃ‚'s too risky, I canÃ‚'t afford to pass up a chance to keep her interested in gaming.
DonÃ‚'t judge me too harshly, if you could bring your wife or girlfriend (or boyfriend) into gaming and understanding for $250 bucks you would do it in a heart beat.
Now if youÃ‚'ll excuse me, I have some pre-orders to make.