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- Link's legendary first adventure, now portable!
- Explore dungeons, solving baffling puzzles and defeating scores of menacing enemies
- A quest bristling with secrets: Unlock dozens of hidden passages and caves
- Weapons include swords, boomerangs, bombs and arrows
- Collect rupees to buy swords, shields and other special items
Top Customer Reviews
I recently finished GameboyColor version of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and was still playing its continuation, Oracle of Ages, when I got this classic (by the way, they are GREAT games!). It became very apparent to me immediately that the series has evolved considerably by comparing with the NES version. I was bit disappointed with its simplicity compare with 'evolved' series, however, playing the first dungeon convinced me that this classic is not about just simplicity; it's actually challenging. It gives out heart or fairy MUCH LESS frequently, meaning that you would have to play every single part of dungeon cautiously (man, I got killed in the first dungeon three times straight!...ok..may be I happen to be a below average player..).
So is this a direct transport from NES counterpart? Yes it is, and I am glad they didn't change or add anything to it. However, I thought the volume of music could've been louder, LOUDER!
I simply bought this game because of nostalgic factor. I still remember vividly how much I loved this game, holding onto the Nintendo Power Magazine with Zelda strategy section; it was my Bible. Finding out about secret stair by burning a tree or finally finding the way in the Lost Wood section... wow...Read more ›
Review 1: (Four stars for the rerelease. Five stars for the actual game.)
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, one of Nintendo's most famous NES games, finally sees a rerelease on Gameboy Advance. People have been waiting a long time for this. The Super Mario series got its update (including a graphic overhaul) over a decade ago on the SNES as SUPER MARIO ALL-STARS, including a brand new (for the American market) game called THE LOST LEVELS. The two NES Zelda games, however, never got rereleased until the Game Cube (!), and on top of that, it was a promotional, free rerelease. All this being said, is the long wait worth it?
Well, sort of. Although it's great to play the old school Zelda without hooking up a working NES, it's rather pricy at twenty dollars and the graphics may very well turn off younger video gamers. Not only that, it's very odd NINTENDO gave Zelda fans four Zelda titles in the ZELDA COLLECTION for free, and here they just released the original without any bonus material or extra features. Nintendo could very easily have included ZELDA II on this cart as well. That being said, THE LEGEND OF ZELDA, of all the classic NES games re-released, is one of the few that justify's its pricetag. The rest could easily have been put in an anthology of classic NES games, instead of bringing each one out separately.
The gameplay of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA sets up the template followed by all subsequent games in the series. (Only the NES sequel has any real amount of deviation from the Zelda formula, bring in more RPG elements into the mix).Read more ›
Journey back to 1986-87 where you DIDN'T have 3D games. Take a look at "The Legend of Zelda". This is THE game that truly defined adventure and was one of the first to allow you to save your game!
Anyone who hasn't played Zelda either because you didn't have it on the NES or weren't around for the NES era should play it. Not just to see how far the Zelda series has come but to see how far gaming has come!
The story is classic! The Evil theif Ganon has come to the land to steal the Triforce of courage. But Princess Zelda broke the Triforce into 8 pieces and hid them from Ganon. Angry at this Ganon kidnapped and imprisoned Princess Zelda. Now a hero must come forth and rescue the Princess, find the eight pieces of the triforce and save the land of hyrule! One of the few early games that had more to it than just "Saving the Princess".
The game is unbelievable and of all the Classic NES release games THIS should be the game to get. This was almost undoubtably the greatest game on the NES and now you've got the entire original ported to the GBA. Keep in mind its a DIRECT port. There are no bonus features and that sort of thing.
Perhaps my only gripe with this game (and it sounds stupid I know) is that the GBA cartridge isn't a Gold cartridge. The original NES version had a Gold cartridge and I was hoping that the "Classic NES Series" would recapture that Gold Cartridge. Either way, this doesn't make a difference to the experience of the game. If there is one Classic NES game you should get... this would be it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome game! Great to have it as a handheld. Must have if you are a Zelda fan or old school gaming fan.Published 8 months ago by shredder
I ordered this hoping for a excellent condition game and i got more than what I bargened for. I got an excellent condition game and a free mint. 10/10 would have fresh breath againPublished 10 months ago by Videogame710
The Legend of Zelda series is one of the greatest action/adventure video game series of all time.
This is a port of the original NES game that started the series; the... Read more
This game is classic. It brought back a lot of good childhood memories.Published 14 months ago by Nathaniel J.
Got this for Christmas, and it's a very nice game! Now I can play The Legend of Zelda NES on the go! Thanks!Published 19 months ago by Rich4270
A wonderful nostalgia trip for older gamers, and a great way to introduce the classics to the newer generation. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Zack