The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

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The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

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Nintendo DS - Australia - 1st edition.

Developer Nintendo
Publisher Nintendo
Published 2007-06-23
Platforms Nintendo DS
Genres Action, Adventure, Exploration, Metroidvania
Themes Adventure, Cartoon, Fantasy
Series The Legend of Zelda
Distribution Commercial

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is an action adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS on 2007-06-23. It is based in the Zelda universe.



I started playing this game because it's a Zelda title, but became bored with the game and frustrated with the controls after only a couple hours into it.


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Best Version: Nintendo DS

— This section contains spoilers! —


  • The art style in the introduction is pretty cool looking.
  • Link looks hilarious when he holds up an item.


  • The game annoyingly holds your hand through everything.
  • More damsel in distress trope. Ho hum.
  • The NPC facial design looks really weird.


  • It's very difficult to accurately get Link to do what you want with a stylus. The controller would have been a much easier choice.
  • The cut scenes are often very long, very boring, can't be skipped, and there are too many of them.


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Strong female character?FailThere are multiple female though Tetra is very limited in this game. Jolene is pretty tough, but one-dimensional.
Bechdel test?FailNo women ever talk to each other.
Strong person of color character?FailMany of the characters appear to be people of color, though they're fictional races, and none are really strong.
Queer character?FailThere are no queer characters.


Language Native Transliteration Translation
English The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Japanese ゼルダの伝説 夢幻の砂時計 Zeruda no Densetsu Mugen no Sunadokei The Legend of Zelda: Hourglass of Dreams
Korean 젤다의 전설 몽환의 모래시계 Jeldaui Jeonseol Monghwan-ui Molaesigye The Legend of Zelda: Hourglass of Dreams


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