The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo Entertainment System, 1987)
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|A young, elfin hero embarks on a perilous quest to save a captured princess in the Legend of Zelda from Nintendo. The evil Ganon has abducted Princess Zelda to plunge the land of Hyrule into chaos and despair. You control a sword-swinging character named Link in an effort to rescue Zelda and restore Hyrule's glory. Only by collecting eight triangular fragments of the golden Triforce can Link unlock the path to Ganon. There's one small problem: dungeon-dwelling monsters fiercely guard each piece.|
Viewed from an overhead perspective, the game involves traversing an outdoor overworld comprised of 128 screens. As Link journeys across mountains, forests, and other areas, he will confront creatures that sling arrows, shoot energy beams, leap towards him, and perform other attacks. Each hit takes away a portion of Link's health, initially represented by three hearts. Additional hearts can be earned throughout the adventure, and at full health, Link can use his sword like a projectile to slay enemies from afar.
In addition to his sword, Link is equipped with a shield that can be used to repel attacks. Both the sword and shield can be upgraded at certain points in the game after completing specific tasks. In order to win the game, you must venture into nine underworld mazes filled with traps and new enemy types. Bombs, maps, candles, boomerangs, water vials, keys, and other items will help you overcome the dangers in your path. The Legend of Zelda is the first NES cartridge to include battery-backed memory for saving progress.
|Game||The Legend of Zelda|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Series||The Legend of Zelda Series|
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- skcin08Aug 9, 2006by
Arguably The Best Game Ever
The Legend of Zelda is a Fantasy/Adventure game where you play the role of Link as you travel through a fictional land called Hyrule on a quest to save Princess Zelda from the clutches of the evil Ganon. It is famed for being the first game to feature a battery backup save feature. Also, it is the first game to feature a relatively non-linear game play, with the ability to take different paths in order to complete the game.
In this game, you must journey through the land of Hyrule in order to find 9 dungeons. In each dungeon, you are required to solve puzzles and defeat enemies to progress through the dungeon and defeat the dungeon boss. You start out the game with nothing but a wooden sword, and by the end of the game, you will be strong with many possessions. Overall this is by far the best game on the NES and arguably the best game for any system. I would recommend it to any gamer who can appreciate a truly phenominal game.Read full review
- northjetty1emmaJan 28, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
I myself have not played this, I got it for my boyfriend and he is very happy with it. He got to finally play it last night, he was up late. It's in good condition, as discribed and he said it worked great, just like he was 10 years old again!
- gauthier4792Dec 29, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
Grandson seems pleased with it so far.
- xavier_sb88Dec 15, 2015USEDby
20 years later and it's still an awesome game!
The cartridge is pretty banged up but does not affect how amazing this game is! If you've never played this game before then you are missing out. My older brother owned this game and we played it soooo much that we eventually drained the battery inside of it to the point that it would not retain saved games for more than a few hours; although at the time I didn't know it even had a battery, but now I do! Can't say enough about this great game. The Zelda series in general is pretty incredible. So happy I have my own copy now, and not just for my Gameboy SP! :) (HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!)
- mychrissy69Dec 8, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
Excellent addition to our collection