When I think of the CD-i Zelda games, the first thing to come to mind are the hilariously corny lines of dialogue. Even if you haven’t played the games for yourself, they are very well known and often quoted. While these lines are funny enough on their own, artist FlintofMother3 takes it a step further and acts on Link’s snarky remark, “I’m so hungry, I could eat an Octorok!”

CD-i Month is a month-long “celebration” of (or an excuse to poke fun at) the “unholy Triforce” of Zelda games: Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon, and Zelda’s Adventure. These games were released for the Philips CD-i console in the mid-‘90s with Nintendo’s blessing… much to their regret, and now they pretend that they don’t exist. Throughout the month we’ll explore how they came to be, what they did right, what they did wrong (a lot), and their impact on the Zelda community. In short, we want to laugh with — or maybe laugh at — these relics of the past.

In this comic, to match Link’s satirical statement, Zelda gives him exactly what he asks for and he begins to reconsider what he has said before. The artist beautifully portrays the scene in a pixelated art style, brilliantly reminiscing the cutscene graphics of the original games — though admittedly with a majorly upgraded art style. Even the King gets a minor role to play as he longingly eyes Link’s grotesque dinner.

Sometimes the simplest things can put a smile on our faces. Yes, this line has become infamous for its awkward delivery and saucy demeanor alone but paired with this comic, I can’t help but laugh out loud. The moral here is the next time someone wonders what’s for dinner, you might want to think twice about what you say.