Back in August and September of this year, Nintendo ran its Zelda Flipnote contest in which owners of Nintendo DSi’s and DSi XL’s were asked to choose one of three soundtracks and create their own Flipnotes to go with it, featuring characters, locations, and themes from the Zelda series. After reviewing all of the entries, the winners have finally been announced, and can be viewed via the Flipnote Hatena on your DSi or DSi XL, the 3DS eShop, or the Nintendo Channel on your Wii. The winners can also be viewed online over at the 25th Anniversary website; they’re all short in length, and are a great way to reflect on the series.
Chosen by Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, Eiji Aonuma, and Yoshiaki Koizumi, the four men most involved with the Zelda franchise, these entries definitely deserve their status. The judges even gave individual comments on each of the winning entries. Congratulations to all the winners and to anyone who participated–even if you didn’t win, you still had your creation viewed by some of the lead designers of the Zelda series!