The crisp difficulty of the early Zelda games was once too much for Spider-Man Chris Pine. But more than 30 years later, the 43-year-old discovers that gaming can also be fun – and is enthusiastic about an ancient feature.
Who is the person you are talking about? Californian actor Chris Pine made his big screen debut in the 2004 comedy Princess Diaries 2. More recently, he was heard as the voice of Spider-Man in Into the Spider-Verse.
During a press tour for his latest film, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, the 43-year-old opened up about his love-hate relationship with video games in March (via 3D Juegos).
35 years later, Chris Pine is rediscovering gaming
What is the actor’s relationship with Zelda? As Chris Pine admits to People magazine, he failed relentlessly with the early Zelda games: “I basically gave up video games in 1988 when I failed repeatedly at Zelda.”
It was really important to him back then to be good at Zelda, the actor said. The failure really traumatized him. As a result, he did not touch any games for more than 30 years. People magazine posted the excerpt on TikTok, we’ve included it for you here:
Which game brought the twist now? Chris Pine reports that he played Mario Kart with some children a few days before the interview: It was incredibly fun.
One feature particularly excited the actor: the controllers vibrate these days! This ability was already given to the controller of the Nintendo 64 with the Rumble Pak in 1997 and has long been part of the game feeling for many gamers, but this milestone had so far passed Chris Pine by.
In fact, the 43-year-old had so much fun that he wished he could have continued playing. However, the kids eventually got bored.
Maybe Chris Pine can sit down with his Hollywood colleague Henry Cavill (Superman, The Witcher) and dust off a few game recommendations. Because he is known to be a huge nerd – which not all his guests can relate to:
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