VGChartz's Evan Norris: "I distinctly remember waiting with great anticipation for The Legend of Zelda on Nintendo 64. I recall pouring over the 100th volume of Nintendo Power in late 1997, not only for its list of the top 100 games of all time — Super Mario 64 for the win! — but for its preview of what was called at the time simply Zelda 64. Within the article, which screams "GANON'S BACK", producer Shigeru Miyamoto explains that the game's world "is a size that would be difficult to cross in an entire game day." Three months later, in December 1997, Nintendo Power volume 103 arrived, and with it came 100 screenshots of Zelda 64, along with more insight into the mechanics, graphics, and gameplay elements of the hotly-anticipated title. At that point I was hooked."