It's Dangerous To Go Alone, Want Some Company?: Hacked Legend Of Zelda Marriage Proposal

December 5, 2011


A Zelda-loving couple recently got engaged after brobro hacked an emulated version of The Legend of Zelda to display a "will you marry me?" screen upon entering the cave at the beginning to collect your wooden sword. *sobbing uncontrollably* Always an usher, never even a groomsman.

We had been playing the original Legend of Zelda on an emulator the previous weekend. (My fiance owns the original NES cartridge too, but the emulator makes hacking easier.) A few nights before, he and his roommate finished it, so he asked if I wanted to do the second quest. I said sure, so he turned on the computer and I started playing. When I entered the cave with the old man, (who normally says "It's dangerous to go alone. Take this!") who gives you a sword, it instead said what you see in the picture above. I looked over at my fiance; he was kneeling and holding a heart container made out of Legos. The ring was inside. Obviously I said yes!

Edit: Many of you have asked if we are planning on doing a Zelda wedding. I think that's a bit too nerdy for us...

AHAHHAHAHAHA @ "I think that's a bit too nerdy for us". You already had a Zelda themed wedding proposal. If you think for one second dude isn't gonna try cutting the cake with a Master Sword replica you've got another thing coming. Probably fairy-in-a-bottle wedding table decorations. F***, that's actually a good idea!

Hit the jump for a shot of the LEGO heart container ring "box".


My boyfriend proposed to me by hacking Zelda! [ign]

Thanks to Wilmersama, who plans on proposing by hacking an ATM to have enough money to buy a ring.

  • But how long before he's hacking up his bride?

  • Chris Hall

    Why do you people always write, "hit the jump to see", and then have the picture like, 1/8th of an inch below that text?  

  • Amanda Padgett

    what do you mean by "you people" 

  • I absolutely disagree with you.  It's more like 1/4".

  • Alfredo Lasserre

    Level 7 but she clearly states she  entered the cave at the very beginning of the game to uncover this hacked message? Yeah, my BS meter just went of. Any nerd would've recorded the geekdom taking place to show off proudly on the intertubes. Coming from her... it's just fishy. When did the internet get installed in kitchens???

  • I would have been suckered in by that. If I noticed it. I would have skimmed through the text and just been all "yeah, yeah, whatever, just give me the sword already."

  • Operation_Impending_Doom

    And I would have taken that as a command to consummate the marriage then and there. Hooray for unintended euphemisms! 

  • Alright, that's funny and caught me off guard. I should pay more attention to what I'm typing..neh

  • Guest

    "Probably fairy-in-a-bottle wedding table decorations. F***, that's actually a good idea!"

    That actually is is a good idea! Man GW I'll be sure to hire you as my wedding planner! ;)

  • Amanda Padgett

    I wish there were a "you're a faggot" button next to the like button so we could all let you know how lame your comment was.

  • TongueDar

    So an old man asked a young man named Amber to marry him, and then gave him his sword?

  • Operation_Impending_Doom

    Wom wom wom woooooooom.

  • Guest

    It seems hacking is getting to be a popular proposal technique.

  • Mandy86

    Very cute! But what if she just kept pressing A to skip through the text like the rest of us do?

  • retroambassador

    Pressing the A button won't do anything in the original NES game. If there's text displayed it will stay until you continue to the next screen.

  • Dy7lan (the seven is silent)

    I made better LEGO hearts when I was 5... that's just sad.

  • Cute, but not as impressive as the huge Chrono Trigger hack someone made for his future fiance. I remember it consisted of a new area on the map (a mountain) that held the story of "Two lovers lost in time." As she walked through it, the story that was told through various characters and cutscenes was their own story (including bits from their childhood), finally coming together in a mountaintop proposal.

    I don't remember if that was ever posted here.

  • Good thing she pointed out that they own the original cartridge ... (rolleyes, yeah right)

  • Nick Thompson

    Pictures or it didn't happen. 

  • T_Hood_tc

    I did the exact same thing with TMNT arcade game.

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