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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Shigeru Miyamoto claimed in an interview that he got the name Zelda from Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of the famed author F. Scott Fitzgerald. See more »


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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18 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

Imagine what video games would be like without Zelda! Dragon Warrior, Final Fantasy, and many other great RPG and adventure series would probably never exist! Zelda is an excellent game that really shows how much more powerful the NES was over the Atari. There are no games on the Atari that can ever match the skills of searching and exploring needed in Zelda. Everyone should try this game at least once in their life!

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