On August 22, 2013, The D-Pad released a teaser for an event called The Legendary Let's Play. What followed was a continuous Let's Play of every Legend of Zelda game released up to that point (including one that came out during the series' run), one release per day until all games were completed.
The series as a whole provides examples of:
- Artifact Title: The D-Pad left UNregular Radio two weeks after the series began.
- Bootstrapped Leitmotif: C&C Music Factory's "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" has become the Stalfos motif, EVERYBODY STALFOS
- Similarly, Whitesnake's "Here I Go Again" has become the general theme for the various Link incarnations setting out for adventure.
- Anyone unfortunate enough to utter the phrase "it's been a while" is treated to the rest of the group repeating the line from the same-named Staind song.
- And *verb*-ing, *verb*-ing. And *verb*-ing, *verb*-ing...
- Catchphrase: For Ben: "This game is bullshit."
- Meaningful Release Date: The series trailer debuted on the 26th anniversary of the release of The Legend of Zelda.
- Pilot: Skyward Sword, Part 0 - "Nothing Could Ever Bad Happen Now". Originally meant to start off a playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in 2012, it was summarily cancelled due to technical difficulties. It did, however, later inspire the metaseries as a whole, as well as the eventual return of Skyward Sword two years after the initial release.
The individual Let's Plays provide examples of:
- Fake-Out Opening: Part 0: "Spoilers". Ian takes the wheel and (intentionally) glitches the game to allow a very early victory. The series proper began with Part 1 later that day. Doubles as a Bonus Episode.
- Gratuitous Japanese: シャドースペルマ romaji , the name used for any inky black dots that attack Link.
- Name's the Same: The name chosen for this incarnation of Link... is "Gannon".
- Bonus Episode: Part 11½: "Wiggle Wiggle Fish Lips", the entire fishing trip, uncut. Given its final length of 81 minutes, for a sidequest meant to end an already hour-long episode, it's unsurprising why it was cut down.
- Bonus Episode: Part 7½: "More Vincible", a neatly-packaged episode containing the footage removed from the episode proper, primarily dealing with the multiple attempts at winning the Goron race.
- Fire-Forged Friends: How John considers the team after the conclusion of the series.John: I think we're better at doing Let's Plays now because we got through this together, because this was not an easy Let's Play.
- Meaningful Release Date: The finale was recorded on the 14th anniversary of the game's release.
- Nostalgia Filter: Everyone had fond memories of this game growing up. Now the whole team loathes it.
- The Stinger: After the end of the final episode, Rick showed the audience how to skip the Anju/Kafei sidequest, and how to put on the Fierce Deity's Mask outside of boss rooms.
- Tempting Fate: John's a little too confident in his nostalgic feelings for Majora's Mask.John: This game is awesome, and it has always been awesome, and just 'cause we're having a hard time with this one dungeon doesn't mean we have to question the whole game.
- Arc Welding: By naming Bipin and Blossom's son "Javir", it seems Gannon has chosen his destiny for him.
- Insistent Terminology: Ricky doesn't wear gloves, he wears b'gloves.
- Name's the Same: Continued from A Link to the Past and worsened by the five-character limit, the hero's name is now exactly "Ganon".
- Which, given the nature of the Oracle series, is destined to culminate in a battle between Ganon and Ganon.