CollectionHyrule Chronicles 1986 - 2007
Game Title: The Legend of Zelda series
Released As: Unofficial
Manufacturer: 掌机王小组 (Handheld King Team?)
This book was published in China in 2007. It was never officially licensed by Nintendo, making it unofficial, or 'fan produced' at best.
The book is a hardcover, contains 222 full-colour pages, and is printed entirely (except for a few headings here and there) in Chinese. It contains:-
- Info on the creators of the Legend of Zelda series
- Images depicting the evolution of Link, Zelda, and Ganon over the years
- Info on the languages of Hyrule
- World maps for each game
- Info on the different races of Hyrule
- Info on each of the Zelda games (release dates, platform, box art, prices, titles in different languages, enemies, items, locations, characters)
- Info on Zelda releases in other media (mangas, US animated series, soundtracks, special edition consoles, memorabilia)
- A short guide to playing Phantom Hourglass.
The information covers all of the Zelda games from Zelda I to Phantom Hourglass, including CD-i games, Tingle's Rosy Rupee Land, Smash Bros., and Soul Calibur.
While still somewhat nice, the book looks amateurish at best. The images in the book are not always the best quality, with many of them being very pixelated. In some places where the book shows translations into other languages, the translations are misspelled or wrong. A lot of the merchandise shown in the book is also either custom or fan-made. As a whole, the book looks like a mass of random tidbits of information, all put together and printed in one book.