The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Limited Edition

The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks was released in 2009, for Nintendo DS. Along with the game, early buyers were offered a limited edition tin box in Europe. Nintendo isn’t known for doing many limited editions, and this version is an elusive one to begin with.

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This version is actually pretty valuable, probably due to it being a Zelda item (and a game in the series at that), and also because it’s fairly rare (being a PAL exclusive). Apparently it was a pre-order bonus in certain stores in the UK, but the version I own is Dutch. However, I’ve never seen this edition anywhere in any store, so there can’t be too many of them.

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The most prominent feature of this edition is the packaging itself: the relatively large tin box with relief artwork drawing of the game on it. If you open the box, you will find both the game in its case, as a set of figurines nestled within the protective foam.

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Unlike the large packaging may suggest, this limited edition doesn’t come with a lot of extras. This is basically everything you get: the box, the game and two small figurines. But for collectors it’s a sought after item.

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It’s already quite strange to have a limited edition for a Nintendo DS game to begin with, and this big, metal box catches the eye in particular. It’s not a great package in terms of contents (though it should be noted that it was also quite cheap at release), but for a Zelda fan or game collector this is an interesting item to own.

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