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The Hyrule fantasy: Zeruda no densetsu (1986)

Follows the story of a young boy named Link that must save a kidnapped princess from the evil, demonic Ganon, who put a spell on his lair which can only be removed with the 3 pieces of the Triforce, a golden triangle with mystical powers.

Directors:

Shigeru Miyamoto (as S. Miyahon), Takashi Tezuka (as Ten Ten)
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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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Country:

Japan

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

22 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Legend of Zelda See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

An early concept for the game was that it would also take place in a high-tech future. The name Link was not only meant as a 'link' between player and game, but also as link between past and future. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Old Man: It's dangerous to go alone! Take this.
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Alternate Versions

The Book of Magic was known as Bible in the Japanese version of the game. This was likely changed because it violated Nintendo of America's then-very strict content guidelines which among others disapproved of any religious content or references inside games released for their systems. Interestingly enough, however, all depictions of the cross were kept intact. See more »

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This is the BEST GAME OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!
9 October 2001 | by hmmmboredSee all my reviews

The Legend of Zelda marked the birth of a series that is highly regarded in the gaming community as one of, if not the best series of games in existence. No review can really do the game justice but give it a try and find out for yourself! Shigeru Miyamoto (Creator of Zelda) is a Genius!!! Nintendo is simply the Best!


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