A Jeopardy Zelda question’s answers were rejected and broke many a heart!
The Final Jeopardy question: “The title Princess of this game, which launched a best-selling franchise, was named for F.Scott Fitzgerald’s wife.”
Two of the three answers given were the name of the Princess, but not the title of the franchise, ending in them being rejected, and the grins wiped off the faces of their wielders. The real answer, in the form of a question, was “What is The Legend of Zelda,” shifting the lead for the one who got it right.
Apparently the two who got the question wrong hadn’t paid enough attention to its wording.
The game in question, The Legend of Zelda had its start on the Nintendo Entertainment System, the US version of Japan’s Famicom, the console that brought video gaming back from its near-death at the hands of the Atari game E.T.. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, E.T. was such a terrible game that recently a landfill was excavated of the myriad of unsold copies.
The Jeopardy Zelda question was a no-brainer for those of us who grew up with the interactive hobby, as The Legend of Zelda was also the game that helped make way for other RPG series such as Final Fantasy and Ultima, even possibly inspiring Final Fantasy Adventure, a game that borrowed a lot from The Legend of Zelda‘s gameplay.
The hero of the series, whose name sometimes shares the title with that of the Princess, is an elf-like character named Link. He rarely speaks, and usually grunts if he ever does, except in the case of the badly animated game that coined the phrase, “Well excuuuse me, Princess!” This phrase went on as a recurring joke in the mini-cartoons hosted on the Super Mario Bros. Super Show.
So yes, Alex Trebek really tricked some classic gaming fans with the wording of the Final Jeopardy question.
What do you think of what happened as a result of the Jeopardy Zelda question?