The Legend of Zelda (1986)
"The Hyrule fantasy: Zeruda no densetsu" (original title)

Video Game  -  Action | Animation | Fantasy  -  22 August 1987 (USA)
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This is the story of a young boy named Link that must save Princess Zelda from the evil, demonic Ganon. However Ganon puts a spell on his lair and Link must find the 3 pieces of the ... See full summary »

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This is the story of a young boy named Link that must save Princess Zelda from the evil, demonic Ganon. However Ganon puts a spell on his lair and Link must find the 3 pieces of the Triforce, a golden triangle with mystical powers. Eventually, Link gets the Triforce and learns that Ganon can only be defeated with a shot from the magical silver arrows. Written by Antonio fernandez

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First console game that allowed the player to save their progress. See more »

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In one of the dungeons, you will receive a hint that the enemy Pols Voice dislikes noise - yet blowing the whistle does nothing to hurt the enemy. The Famicom (the original Japanese version of the NES) had a microphone, and the player could make noise in it to kill these enemies. As the American NES aborted this feature, this was not possible. Nintendo went ahead and translated this hint verbatim, but because of the lack of a microphone in the American NES, it no longer made any sense and was often misinterpreted. See more »

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Old Woman: GO NORTH,WEST,SOUTH, WEST TO THE FOREST OF MAZE.
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A game that grows on you
5 April 1999 | by (Torrance, California) – See all my reviews

When I first played this video game, I thought, 'Boy, what a dog of a video game! The graphics are terrible, the animation is slow (Compare to Mike Tyson's Punch Out and Metroid), and I have no idea what I'm supposed to do.' Not only that, but the combat is pretty trivial - all you have to do is dodge everything, and you'll pretty much escape all the rooms without a scratch. But I kept on playing, and after getting the first triforce piece (which took many days, since I didn't understand the point of the game), I started getting into it. The challenge was't in the battle; the whole point of the game was to find secrets and items(like the Digdogger, the Pols Voice, Ghoma, Dodongo, etc.). Once I finally understood the point of the game, I began to enjoy it, though it was more engrossing than it was exciting. I still don't think it was the best game made for the NES (I think Metroid, Punch-Out, and Castlevania were superior title), it was certainly one of the most original, and for that reason alone deserves to be rated as the classic that it is.


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