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.
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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
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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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