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As a long-time Zelda lover, it was a breath of fresh air to play the Game Boy Advance port of original Legend of Zelda, especially since the past few titles (Spirit Tracks, Phantom Hourglass, Twilight Princess) were so linear! This game gives no hints as to Link's next move, and requires an extensive amount of scouring exploration in order to find the dungeons! For a game released in the 80's, it does the Zelda series well to have a title so simple, yet so tough - in comparison to titles like Ocarina of Time and The Wind Waker, the difficulty level is way up, and every dungeon seems fresh, although the layouts are the main difference (the music and coloration doesn't change much), especially since you actually have to work to find them! I found myself feeling more accomplished after I found and finished a dungeon than I did playing any other Zelda, under the same situation. All in all, a great game, would recommend to any serious Zelda player.
I grew up playing Zelda on the original NES System, I remember racing home from school to take on the persona of Link and do battle with the evil Gannon. I fell in love for the first time with the Princess Zelda. I loved the game then and I continue to love it to this day. I now have the opportunity to introduce my young daughter to the land of Hyrule. She is embarking on her own adventures with Link and I see a small part of my childhood in her eyes as she makes her way through the different dungeons and adventures. This game is the original, the standard that has inspired so many other role playing games to date.
Simply put, this when it came out became one of the best games ever made, and to this day, still remains as such. It pioneered the way games would be made, in a time where most games like Mario were still fun but didn't require much in the way of problem solving or have the enormous depth that this game had. Everything about this game was brilliant for its time, the graphics, music, challenging layouts, and of course the incredible gameplay that spanned what was an enormous game at the time, so much so it was the first ever released with an internal battery that would save progress so you could pick up and play where you left off for the next time you'd play.
Either if you remember and love playing this game before, or have never experienced this game before, this is an absolute must-have for any collector. The portability makes it much more great now that you can play it on the go, but this game is an exact replica of the original version in every other way, leaving it unchanged and still one of the most brilliant works of art in video game history, and still remains as such to this date.
Hours and hours of my life have been spent burning pushes, killing Octoroks or generally pinning after Zelda. This classic started them all and created a game genre that few have been able to emulate. Nintendo will forever dominate my generation as long as they produce games in the Zelda/Link series.
I really like this game just because all of the history behind it. I owned an original NES but I never did get around to buying it so I gladly took advantage of this opportunity to get in on this classic game. It has all the basic Legend of Zelda elements however at their most basic (non-playable character interaction is kept at an absolute minimum unlike more recent zelda games). It's a joy for an 80's kid like me to look at those wonderful 8-bit graphics on my nintendo DS screen and reminice, however if you're not an oldskool gamer you may not be impressed. The one thing to remember about this game if you've never played it before is that it is extremely hard. Not because you need to be quick with your thumbs but because everything in it is so vague that its really hard to figure out what to do next (again, almost no non-playable character interaction). It's a must to have a strategy guide or some kind of a walk-through to figure it out. When the game was originally released, even the instruction booklet had some tips and maps so as to not get lost and frustrated. But anyway, like I said I got this game for nostalgic reasons. If you are a zelda fan that didn't get to play the original NES games, you should definitely check this out just to know where the saga began.
The Legend of Zelda series may be my favorite franchise in videogame history. And what's better than the one that started it all? I remember being a little kid and trying to beat this game for what seemed like an eternity. Even though I now know where all of the secrets are and how to beat the seemingly undefeatable bosses, it's still just as fun to play. The smaller screen takes some getting used to, but from the second you kick on your Gameboy or Nintendo DS, and that now infamous theme song kicks up, you'll know you made a terrific purchase!
I started this game on the original NES console. I didn't get to finish the game before my son moved out. The Game Boy Advance version looks just like the original. When I received the game, it just really made my day. I am using the new DS Lite, and I finally have the chance to complete the quest!
I missed having the original game to play, so this fills the void nicely. Not only do I get to play the classic game, it is now portable, so I can play anytime, anywhere (lunch breaks, waiting for appointments).
Greast game in game boy format so you can play laying around the house or on the go. A classic series released from NES many years ago and still a favorite among new gamers. A must have for any NES fan or Zelda fan.
I bought this gameboy game because I wanted to play the original Zelda on the go. It is really fun, if not evil at times. You just wander around looking for new items and dungeons, all the while fighting monsters. Great game that started a great game series. Good to play the origin.