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The Legend of Zelda

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Genre: Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Family Computer Disk System, Wii

Set in the fantasy land of Hyrule, the plot centers on a boy named Link, the playable protagonist, who aims to collect the eight fragments of the Triforce of Wisdom in order to rescue Princess Zelda from the antagonist, Ganon. During the course of the game, the player sees Link from a top-down perspective and must navigate him through the overworld and several dungeons, defeating enemies and finding secrets along the way.


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oog37
1 reviews

Great 100%

Back in the day this game was the bomb... and with it admittedly dated graphics and mechanics, it may not play like people are expecting it to... which is fine. For me... this game is what I play games for. I don't need photorealistic graphics, because wandering Hyrule allows my imagination to fire. It's simple, yet definitely not easy, so I feel it makes a great way to get young ones into the Zelda series cos it's non-linearity is the only thin... Read More

Positive points
simple gameplay mechanics
a true sense of exploration (you feel like LINK while playing)
Negative points
map wasn't big enough
JustLukas
259 reviews

Alright 80%

Here's the deal - back in the day, it must have been a fantastic game for the whole circle of friends and family, sharing tips and tricks where to find items, how to progress, or what to do. For a single player experience without a guide or a walk-through, this game is a nightmare. It is hard to rate. I decided to beat it because of its importance to video games in general. Beating the final boss is an incredible feeling, though.

Positive points
Started a video game revolution
Sense of accomplishment
Negative points
Not really fun

Storyline

In the small kingdom in the land of Hyrule, is engulfed in chaos after an army led by Ganon, the Prince of Darkness, invaded it and stole the Triforce of Power, a part of a magical artifact bestowing great strength. In an attempt to prevent Ganon from acquiring the Triforce of Wisdom, another of the pieces, Princess Zelda splits it and hides the eight fragments in secret dungeons throughout the land. Before the princess is eventually kidnapped by Ganon, she commands her nursemaid Impa to find someone courageous enough to save the kingdom. While wandering the land, the old woman is surrounded by Ganon's henchmen, though a young boy named Link appears and rescues her. After hearing Impa's plea, he resolves to save Zelda and sets out to reassemble the scattered fragments of the Triforce of Wisdom, to become powerful enough to defeat Ganon.