History VideoGame / TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass

25th Mar '17 6:33:07 PM nombretomado
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The fourteenth game in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, ''Phantom Hourglass'' is a sequel to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', and stars the Hero of Winds once again. Unlike previous ''Zelda'' games, there was also a single central dungeon, the Temple of the Ocean King; beating other dungeons would allow the player to progress farther in the Temple, which would open up more dungeons, and so on. The NintendoDS game is entirely stylus-based, with the bottom screen consisting of most of the action and the top screen containing a map that the player can bring down and mark for clues.

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The fourteenth game in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, ''Phantom Hourglass'' is a sequel to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', and stars the Hero of Winds once again. Unlike previous ''Zelda'' games, there was also a single central dungeon, the Temple of the Ocean King; beating other dungeons would allow the player to progress farther in the Temple, which would open up more dungeons, and so on. The NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game is entirely stylus-based, with the bottom screen consisting of most of the action and the top screen containing a map that the player can bring down and mark for clues.



* UnexpectedlyRealisticGameplay: You have to press two maps together, one on the top and one on the bottom screen. To do so, you have to close and open the NintendoDS.

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* UnexpectedlyRealisticGameplay: You have to press two maps together, one on the top and one on the bottom screen. To do so, you have to close and open the NintendoDS.UsefulNotes/NintendoDS.
4th Feb '17 5:47:56 PM MyFinalEdits
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* HundredPercentCompletion: The only possible value to be gotten from one particular bonus. [[spoiler: Once you have the Phantom Sword, you can kill the Phantoms in the Temple of the Ocean King. If you kill all the Phantoms on each level, you get an extra bonus, such as a piece of treasure or a ship part. This is great...except that once you have the Phantom Sword, there's nothing left to do except fight the FinalBoss, meaning that the treasures and ship parts are essentially useless.]]



* WhatTheHellHero: Despite the fact that [[HypocriticalHumor Linebeck's original]] (and increasingly subverted) reason for going with Link at all is to make money and plunder stuff.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Despite the fact that [[HypocriticalHumor Linebeck's original]] (and increasingly subverted) reason for going with Link at all is to make money and plunder stuff.
4th Feb '17 5:33:53 PM MyFinalEdits
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* InternalHomage: The 'self proclaimed hero' is a giant shout-out to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''. He tells Link, as a joke, that the kaleidoscope he found (belonging to someone from the Ho-Ho Tribe) belonged to his sister (as if he had one anyway), referencing Aryll giving Link a telescope; He dresses similar to Link with a heart on his buckle instead of a swirl, having blue boots instead of brown, and having a pom pom on the tip of his cap; calls his ship the 'Prince of Red Lions' in reference to the King of Red Lions; and in the trading sequence accepts the Hero's New Clothes, which is what Link got on the Second Quest in ''The Wind Waker''.



* MythologyGag:
** The game is [[BookEnds bookended]] with ''Link's Awakening'' references: it begins with Link on a ship caught in a storm and ending up washed ashore on an island, and ends with [[spoiler:Link meeting a whale-like creature who returns him to his own world where his adventures seemed to be AllJustADream]].
** There are also some analogies with ''Majora's Mask'', such as Link freeing trapped guardian spirits (the Ocean King and his helpers/the Four Giants), an emphasis on time limits (the Hourglass/the three-day cycle), a bad guy with tentacles and big yellow eyes who seems more like a destructive force of nature than a thinking, plotting villain (Bellum/Majora), a yellow fairy companion with a bit of an attitude (Ciela/Tatl), and the game's overworld having four major regions, with the fourth of them being the former homeland of extinct societies (the Cobble and Ikana Kingdoms).
** The eyes on the boss "doors" and keys reminds one strikingly of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap Vaati's eye motif]].
** Gleeok makes its first appearance since ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Seasons]]'', but is given powers similar to that of Trinexx from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Link to the Past]]'' (one head shoots fire, the other shoots ice).
** The easy way to defeat a Pols Voice in this game - by shouting into the microphone and then slashing it with the sword - was how one was supposed to defeat it in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]], but it was taken out when the game was imported to America (since the NES didn't have a microphone).



* OrWasItADream: [[spoiler:While Link and Tetra are first led to believe it was AllJustADream, Link finds the Phantom Hourglass on him and sees Linebeck sailing away in the distance.]] Doubles as a ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening''.

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* OrWasItADream: [[spoiler:While Link and Tetra are first led to believe it was AllJustADream, Link finds the Phantom Hourglass on him and sees Linebeck sailing away in the distance.]] Doubles as a ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening''.]]



* ShoutOut:
** The game is [[BookEnds bookended]] with ''Link's Awakening'' references: it begins with Link on a ship caught in a storm and ending up washed ashore on an island, and ends with [[spoiler:Link meeting a whale-like creature who returns him to his own world where his adventures seemed to be AllJustADream]].
** There seem to be at least a few thematic shout-outs to ''Majora's Mask'' as well, such as Link freeing trapped guardian spirits (the Ocean King and his helpers/the Four Giants), an emphasis on time limits (the Hourglass/the three-day cycle), a bad guy with tentacles and big yellow eyes who seems more like a destructive force of nature than a thinking, plotting villain (Bellum/Majora), a yellow fairy companion with a bit of an attitude (Ciela/Tatl)...
** The eyes on the boss "doors" and keys reminds one strikingly of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap Vaati's eye motif]].
** Gleeok is a double ShoutOut. The multi-headed dragon makes its first appearance since ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Seasons]]'', but is given powers similar to that of Trinexx from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Link to the Past]]'' (one head shoots fire, the other shoots ice).
** The easy way to defeat a Pols Voice in this game - by shouting into the microphone and then slashing it with the sword - was how one was supposed to defeat it in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]], but it was taken out when the game was imported to America (since the NES didn't have a microphone).
** The 'self proclaimed hero' is a giant shout-out to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''. He tells Link, as a joke, that the kaleidoscope he found (belonging to someone from the Ho-Ho Tribe) belonged to his sister (as if he had one anyway), referencing Aryll giving Link a telescope; He dresses similar to Link with a heart on his buckle instead of a swirl, having blue boot instead of brown, and having a pom pom on the tip of his cap; calls his ship the 'Prince of Red Lions' in reference to the King of Red Lions; and in the trading sequence accepts the Hero's New Clothes, which is what Link got on the Second Quest in Wind Waker.
** Out-of-series example: During one of Jolene's later ambushes, she reveals that she knows that Linebeck is hiding in the wooden box. When she calls out to him, [[Franchise/MetalGear the only thing you see come from the box is an exclamation point.]]

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* ShoutOut:
** The game is [[BookEnds bookended]] with ''Link's Awakening'' references: it begins with Link on a ship caught in a storm and ending up washed ashore on an island, and ends with [[spoiler:Link meeting a whale-like creature who returns him to his own world where his adventures seemed to be AllJustADream]].
** There seem to be at least a few thematic shout-outs to ''Majora's Mask'' as well, such as Link freeing trapped guardian spirits (the Ocean King and his helpers/the Four Giants), an emphasis on time limits (the Hourglass/the three-day cycle), a bad guy with tentacles and big yellow eyes who seems more like a destructive force of nature than a thinking, plotting villain (Bellum/Majora), a yellow fairy companion with a bit of an attitude (Ciela/Tatl)...
** The eyes on the boss "doors" and keys reminds one strikingly of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap Vaati's eye motif]].
** Gleeok is a double ShoutOut. The multi-headed dragon makes its first appearance since ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Seasons]]'', but is given powers similar to that of Trinexx from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Link to the Past]]'' (one head shoots fire, the other shoots ice).
** The easy way to defeat a Pols Voice in this game - by shouting into the microphone and then slashing it with the sword - was how one was supposed to defeat it in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]], but it was taken out when the game was imported to America (since the NES didn't have a microphone).
** The 'self proclaimed hero' is a giant shout-out to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''. He tells Link, as a joke, that the kaleidoscope he found (belonging to someone from the Ho-Ho Tribe) belonged to his sister (as if he had one anyway), referencing Aryll giving Link a telescope; He dresses similar to Link with a heart on his buckle instead of a swirl, having blue boot instead of brown, and having a pom pom on the tip of his cap; calls his ship the 'Prince of Red Lions' in reference to the King of Red Lions; and in the trading sequence accepts the Hero's New Clothes, which is what Link got on the Second Quest in Wind Waker.
** Out-of-series example:
ShoutOut: During one of Jolene's later ambushes, she reveals that she knows that Linebeck is hiding in the wooden box. When she calls out to him, [[Franchise/MetalGear the only thing you see come from the box is an exclamation point.]]



* WarpWhistle[=/=]WarpZone: A variation -- writing symbols on a blank slate summons golden frogs who uses typhoons to transport the ship to various parts of the ocean.
** Doubles as a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker its predecessor, which also had a frog who summoned cyclones for your ship.]]

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* WarpWhistle[=/=]WarpZone: WarpWhistle: A variation -- writing symbols on a blank slate summons golden frogs who uses typhoons to transport the ship to various parts of the ocean.
** Doubles as a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker its predecessor, which also had a frog who summoned cyclones for your ship.]]
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4th Feb '17 12:22:35 PM Gosicrystal
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* OneTimeDungeon: The fourth dungeon - and '''only''' the fourth dungeon - is an example, but averts one instance of LostForever because [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The Dev Team Thought Of Everything]].

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* OneTimeDungeon: The fourth dungeon - and '''only''' the fourth dungeon - is an example, but averts one instance of LostForever PermanentlyMissableContent because [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The Dev Team Thought Of Everything]].it's a case of DevelopersForesight.
22nd Jan '17 6:06:59 AM sealdude
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* GuideDangIt: The second Sea Chart. Who would have known that you're supposed to [[spoiler:''close the DS'' to put the marking on it?]] Ciela even congratulates you on figuring it out!

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* GuideDangIt: The second Sea Chart.crest pointing to the Sun Key. Who would have known that you're supposed to [[spoiler:''close the DS'' to put the marking on it?]] Ciela even congratulates you on figuring it out!



** At the beginning, Link does this while not being able to stand straight from Linebeck shaking him too hard, accompanied by a wonky version of the ItemGet sound effect.

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** At the beginning, Link does this while not being able to stand straight from Linebeck shaking him too hard, accompanied by a wonky broken version of the ItemGet sound effect.



* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: A girl just pretends to be one for fun. A big hint is her wearing an inner-tube as she swims around.

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* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: A girl just pretends to be one for fun. A big hint is her wearing an inner-tube swimming ring as she swims around.



* SchmuckBait: Played straight ''and'' subverted with the ObviouslyEvil Cubus Sisters on the Ghost Ship. Played straight when one of them [[spoiler: tries to lure you into opening a booby-trapped treasure chest]]; subverted when another [[spoiler: warns you not to shoot the Reapling guards in the back lest you piss them off - it turns out that it's the only way of stunning them, making it ''much'' easier to slip past]].

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* SchmuckBait: Played straight ''and'' subverted with the ObviouslyEvil Cubus Sisters on the Ghost Ship. Played straight when one of them [[spoiler: tries to lure you into opening a booby-trapped treasure chest]]; chest with a small Rupoor (-10 Rupees) and spawns a Reapling.]]; subverted when another [[spoiler: warns you not to shoot the Reapling guards in the back lest you piss them off - it turns out that it's the only way of stunning them, making it ''much'' easier to slip past]].



** The way to defeat a Pols Voice in this game - by shouting into the microphone and then slashing it with the sword - was how one was supposed to defeat it in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]], but it was taken out when the game was imported to America (since the NES didn't have a microphone).

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** The easy way to defeat a Pols Voice in this game - by shouting into the microphone and then slashing it with the sword - was how one was supposed to defeat it in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]], but it was taken out when the game was imported to America (since the NES didn't have a microphone).



* WarpWhistle[=/=]WarpZone: A variation -- writing symbols on a blank slate summons golden frogs who use cyclones to transport the ship to various parts of the ocean.

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* WarpWhistle[=/=]WarpZone: A variation -- writing symbols on a blank slate summons golden frogs who use cyclones uses typhoons to transport the ship to various parts of the ocean.
28th Dec '16 1:15:00 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ChekhovsGunman: A more minor example than most, but two of the earliest characters you meet in the game, the fortune teller Astrid and her [[spoiler: deceased]] assistant Kayo, are later revealed to be descended from the ancient Cobble Kingdom, the ruins of which are unearthed and explored later on in search of one of the Pure Metals.

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* ChekhovsGunman: ChekhovsGunman:
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A more minor example than most, but two of the earliest characters you meet in the game, the fortune teller Astrid and her [[spoiler: deceased]] assistant Kayo, are later revealed to be descended from the ancient Cobble Kingdom, the ruins of which are unearthed and explored later on in search of one of the Pure Metals.
27th Dec '16 10:35:58 PM TheTropper
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26th Dec '16 11:14:21 AM GojiBiscuits
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* MeaningfulName: Bellum's name is Latin for War, and it is known that he engaged in a war with humankind and the Ocean King in the past.
29th Nov '16 12:00:49 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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** [[UltimateBlacksmith Zauz]] is a double example. You have a chance to visit his island when you first explore the northwestern sea, before Oshus directs you to him later as the only person who can forge the Phantom Sword. Certain hints from his appearance and dialogue also suggest that he, like Astrid and Kayo, is related to the Cobble.

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** [[UltimateBlacksmith Zauz]] is a double example. You have a chance to visit his island when you first explore the northwestern sea, before [[spoiler: Oshus directs you to him later as the only person who can forge the Phantom Sword.Sword]]. Certain hints from his appearance and dialogue also suggest that he, like Astrid and Kayo, is related to the Cobble.
29th Nov '16 11:59:19 AM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* ChekhovsGunman: A more minor example than most, but two of the earliest characters you meet in the game, the fortune teller Astrid and her [[spoiler: deceased]] assistant Kayo, are later revealed to be descended from the ancient Cobble Kingdom, the ruins of which are unearthed and explored later on in search of one of the Pure Metals.
** [[UltimateBlacksmith Zauz]] is a double example. You have a chance to visit his island when you first explore the northwestern sea, before Oshus directs you to him later as the only person who can forge the Phantom Sword. Certain hints from his appearance and dialogue also suggest that he, like Astrid and Kayo, is related to the Cobble.
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