The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Dreamer Edition – Unboxing & Review

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Dreamer Edition

For those of you who didn’t already know, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was originally released in 1993 for the Nintendo Game Boy. For more info on the original game and a head-to-head graphics comparison between the Game Boy version and its Nintendo Switch successor, head on over to this article.

Regardless, as a huge fan of the Zelda franchise, I made sure to pre-order one of the game’s special editions – The Dreamer Edition. There was also a Limited Edition with a few more items like a Game Boy themed steel book and a 120 page hardcover art book. You can watch the full unboxing video of the Dreamer Edition here:

What’s in the Box

The box is basically an enlarged version of the game case with the Link’s Awakening key visual. So in terms of design, there’s nothing too special about the box. The Dreamer Edition also comes with an amiibo figure of Link, a Dreamer art book, and a simple case including the game cartridge.

Link amiibo
Case with full game
Dreamer art book

Link Amiibo

Another Link amiibo? That’s right – and this is the cutest one yet. Unlike a lot of other amiibo, this one has more of a glossy surface to it. All in all, it’s extremely well made and looks great. According to the official Link’s Awakening page, you can “earn additional chambers in mini-games and by tapping any amiibo figure featuring a Legend of Zelda character”. So if you don’t already have a Legend of Zelda amiibo, this one would do the trick.

Dreamer Art Book

The Dreamer art book was designed with a black front and back cover with gold lettering which gives it a very premium look. As you can guess, this art book is packed with concept art for characters, monsters, different areas, and more. However, something I’d like to point out is that because this was the Asia version of the Dreamer Edition, some things are actually quite different, namely the art book. While other versions have a hardcover with different art, this one unfortunately uses a paperback cover.

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Standard Edition
Dreamer Edition
Limited Edition

Summary

As you saw, this special edition is one of the simpler ones we’ve unboxed and reviewed. Sure, it did come with a figure but there’s not too much to be said about an amiibo. Everything else, from the box to the art book, was pretty standard.

Regardless, I would definitely say that the Dreamer Edition of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was well worth the purchase. I wish I had been able to get the NA version instead of the Asia version but I still really like this one.

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