The Legend of Zelda: Tetra's Trackers Impressions

One of Nintendo's two new Zelda games is a wild goose chase that uses your GameCube and your Game Boy Advance.

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Nintendo is currently showing two new Legend of Zelda games here at E3, and the more original of the two is The Legend of Zelda: Tetra's Trackers. In this game, you'll use your TV screen as a large overhead map, and your Game Boy Advance will contain the actual action.

The object of the game is to collect stamps from various townspeople. You, as one of four different versions of Link, have to run around town to get stamps from these people. Some will give their stamp freely, while others will charge rupees or require you to accomplish other tasks for their stamp. You can glance up at the GameCube screen to get a sense of where you are on the map or to view other general points of interest. All the while, Tetra, the female pirate from the Wind Waker, is onscreen, occasionally pointing out points of interest on the map and relaying information about who is in the lead. This is done via full, English speech. You must run laps around this checkpointed course until time runs out, at which point the player with the most stamps wins the round.

The game will have multiple courses, but the one we saw was a town that was done up in the same style as A Link to the Past. Tetra's Trackers currently has no planned release date, but it will be coming to the North American market sooner or later.

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