The epic series The Legend of Zelda began here, with the heroic Link on a hazardous journey through the fantastic world of Hyrule. Using your sword, your shield and your wits, retrieve the eight fragments of the Triforce and save Princess Zelda.Read full description
The epic series The Legend of Zelda began here, with the heroic Link on a hazardous journey through the fantastic world of Hyrule. Using your sword, your shield and your wits, retrieve the eight fragments of the Triforce and save Princess Zelda.
This groundbreaking game introduced innovative ideas that are still present in Zelda games more than 25 years later. Not only is Link's original adventure action-packed, it also features puzzling dungeons to explore and a myriad of secrets to discover.
Please note: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Virtual Console is the US version of the game.
This game was the game that made me fall in love with Zelda all those years ago. I was 6 years old and living in Miami when I got my NES along with Super Mario Bros, Duck Hunt and Zelda. Zelda was the game that I truly fell in love with. Looking back on it now, it wasn't an easy game. It's non-linear - many of the dungeons can be tackled in various orders (with some exceptions where you need kit like ladders or rafts), but there was nothing really stopping you trying to tackle the dungeons as you found them. Actually finding the dungeons took some exploration, some of them are well hidden and have some fairly cryptic clues to finding them (the burning the bush to find level 8 springs to mind). The last dungeon on death mountain was a pain in the proverbial, but the game didn't just end there. There were so many little secrets, heart containers, gambling dens and all manners of things to find - it's testament to the brilliant design that some 20 or so years after it's release I was still seeing new things I didn't know were there. The real win is when you finish the game and get the second quest, which ramps up the difficulty and remixes the dungeons. You can do it legit, or you could just type your character name as ZELDA on the main screen to access it instantly. The master quest takes some pretty serious skill to conquer, and it provides some amazing replay value. The game where it all began - don't be fooled by the simple graphics and mechanics, it is still to this day an absolute joy to play, and I can't recommend it highly enough.
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