Nintendo’s intrepid sword-wielding hero of The Legend of Zelda has rocked more looks than Madonna since the ‘80s – well, almost. With the remake of Link’s Awakening landing this month for the Switch, we take a trip through the Link archives.

1986
The Legend of Zelda (NES)

Blocky beginnings.

1991
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super Nintendo)

Looking more resolute.

1993
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Game Boy)

Classic black and whi- erm, green.

1998
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)

Oh pointy ears, oh pointy pointy!

2001
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages/Seasons (Game Boy Color)

Step back in time.

2002
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GameCube)

What big eyes you have!

2004
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Game Boy Advance)

Looking smooth.

2006
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)

A new resolution.

2007
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)

A bit of a retro thing.

2013
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)

Simply glowing!

2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U)

Now we’re (s)talking.

2019
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Switch)

Ever so cute!

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