Nintendo has finally responded to demand for another Zelda Collector's Edition promotion with a cracking offer open to gamers here in the UK. To get your hands on the coveted trinket (a GameCube disk containing the original NES Zeldas I and II and N64 titles Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask), all you have to do is buy a full price Nintendo game from a selected range or buy two from the budget Player's Choice range and send proof of purchase to the Nintendo Service Centre.
Many of last year's big releases are included in the promotion, even notably The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (a demo of which appears on the Collector's Edition disk anyway), alongside F-Zero GX, Mario Kart: Double Dash, 1080 Avalanche, Mario Party 5 and 2002's Christmas underachiever Eternal Darkness. On the Player's Choice front, you could instead pick up two of the following: Luigi's Mansion, Pikmin, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Mario Sunshine, Metroid Prime, StarFox Adventures or Mario Party 4.
All in all it's certainly an improvement on the previous ways the disk has been distributed, but fans on the continent will feel Nintendo has once again failed to take them into account - with the Collector's Edition giveaway offer valid in the UK only. Full terms and conditions can be found here.
Previously the Zelda Collector's Edition disk was only available as part of a Mario Kart/GameCube bundle priced £99, or via the Nintendo Europe website's loyalty points scheme, the Stars Catalogue, where it "sold out" more or less instantly.