On the one year anniversary of the Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. Nintendo has released a follow-up Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda (aka ZL-35). While there are a number of similarities between the two, Nintendo introduced a few new interesting features and changes to keep this entry interesting.
Packaging & Contents
Similar to the SMB-35 (G&W: SMB), the ZL-35 follows a similar packaging design - outer film wrap with printed graphics over a metallic golden cardboard box. I really enjoyed the SMB-35 packaging so it was great to see this design carried over to the ZL-35.
Continuing tradition, the left box lip contains a Zelda Vermin styled "Special thanks to you!" message similar fashion to that of the SMB-35, where the moles have been replaced by Octorok.
The contents remain similar to that of the SMB-35:
What's new is the fancier inner tray that doubles as a product display stand, which is a nice upcycling of the product packaging. Instead of the USB-C to USB-A cable being exposed by removing the inner tray, it's encapsulated by the inner tray. If there's a desire to keep the packaging materials intact, there are a number fan created designs available that can be printed, ordered, or designed if so inclined!