I know that the following three games are spin-offs and some are minigames, but honestly, if Four Swords can be canon, then why not these? Four Swords didn't even get a sole release, it was an extra feature of a ALTTP remake. Yes it got the anniversary re-release, but even that was only for a limited time. So, regarding the three spin-offs I mentioned: Link's Crossbow Training - I know it's a spin-off and a minigame, but as said, Four Swords is also much like a mini game, so why can't Link's Crossbow Training be canon? It had it's own sole release, unlike Four Swords. Also, timeline placement would be extremely easy - it is just Link's dream, that he has shortly after his adventure in Twilight Princess. It only makes sense that the adventure would be on his mind, thus him having a dream about it. Navi Trackers - I've never played this, but story-wise, it can easily fit in between TWW and PH with absolutely no issues. I know it's a minigame, but so is Four Swords. And I know it didn't get a sole release as a seperate game, but so is the case with Four Swords. Hyrule Warriors - This, unlike the other 2 spinoffs mentioned, is actually a fully-fledged game. I guess a big reason why it isn't canon may be simply because it is a Dynasty Warriors crossover, but really, this game only features characters from Zelda, and surely Nintendo have the rights to make this canon? It's a fully-fledged, well known game, perhaps even more well known than some main entries in the series. The only problem is timeline placement, which would mean that all 3 timelines would have to merge, but hey, at least BOTW would then make sense. So yes, I mentioned these spinoffs being canon purely because Four Swords is. It's Four Sword's fault. I mean, it's like an hour long, yet it makes it into the Zelda canon, so why not these? NOTE: Spinoffs I didn't mention, and reasons why: BS games (because they're unplayable today, and also Link was not the playable protagonist). Tingle games (because Link was not the playable protagonist). Battle Quest (because it's part of Nintendo Land, and Link was not the playable protagonist). Game Watch / Game And Watch (because they're more like 'toys' than computer games). CDI games (because they're hated by all, plus, 2 of the 3 don't have Link as the playable protagnoist).