Game Theory

[Written by David H.]

Have you ever wondered whether the various items that Link obtains in The Legend of Zelda series exist in real life? Common quest goodies come to mind: potions to refill life or increase stamina, the hookshot to transport the player short distances, and the power band to grant a person incredible strength. In a recent Game Theory from ScrewAttack, Matthew Patrick tries to appease (some of) those very curiosities.

Hit the jump to see the video for yourself!


MatPat (as he is known on ScrewAttack) tries to find real life examples of the blue healing potion which appears in many Zelda games, the green stamina potion which is found in the recent Skyward Sword, and the power bracelet, another recurring item from The Legend of Zelda series.

Matthew first finds a real life “similar” to these Zelda items and then goes into detail describing why or why not the real life versions achieve the same thing that the in-game items do. After he evaluates the items, he finishes with a conclusion that not only contradicts with the initial impressions shown in the first part of the video, but also provides an interesting insight into the Zelda franchise. Additionally, Matthew details his own theory about the link between the game and the real world.

Matthew also states towards the beginning of the video that more Zelda theories are to come, so look forward to those!

Source: ScrewAttack
  • Guest

    so its all in his head…….. no wonder he has the triforce of courage and not the triforce of wisdom……

    • Heriod77777

      Lol, that would be funny if true.

      • X_factor

        Link withholds the Triforce or courage, Zelda contains the Triforce of wisdom, and Ganondorf captured the Triforce of power. Keep up, keep up!

  • Kronos

    Lamar Odom? Look at him now… Not even good enough for the league!

  • skrillex

    Crap, I wish i'd known there was gonna be an SS spoiler at the end :/ Ah well it's no big deal, cool video though!

    • Shaelyn

      thanks for posting, I read the comments before watching the video. you've spared me!

      • spoilerguy

        oh come on….is just Link kissing Zelda..everybody know that scene!;P

  • jamestheory

    so Link is getting more energy because he believes in it once he got the triforce of courage..
    that means that Zelda who got the triforce of wisdom talking wise because she believe that she can act and talk wise even if she don't??o_O…new GameTheory…the Triforce and the power of Believing!

  • realar

    Wheat grass? Redbull is kind of green…