About the Product
- The original title in the classic adventure series
- Help Link save Princess Zelda
- Explore the world of Hyrule and interact with its inhabitants
- Many power-ups and items to discover
- For one player
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A word of warning: If you're buying a used copy, I suggest getting a gray-colored one instead of a gold one. Yes, the gold ones look cooler and are the classic issue of the game, but they're so old that the internal memory (which stores your quest data) may be worn out. Get a gray copy just to be on the safe side.
Legend of Zelda was one of the first games to have battery back-up memory which let you save your game. No more entering long passwords and making a small mistake when writing them down, which could lead to having to start over from the beginning. There are 3 files, so at least 3 people can keep a save file. The battery is supposed to go dead after 5 years or so, but if you take good care of the cartridge, it'll last a whole lot longer.
The Zelda's have always been about the gameplay, and the original certainly doesn't disappoint. You start out in front of a cave, where you'll find your first sword. From there, this excellent adventure game begins. There is an overworld, where you'll go around searching for dungeons, finding places to buy items, and getting stuff such as heart containers. The underworld, or the dungeons, are where you'll do most of the fighting. You move from room to room, getting keys, beating all the bad guys in a room, and finding clues from wisemen who are located in almost every dungeon. There are 9 dungeons in all, in addition to an item (or 2), a map, and a compass in each. Plus, at the end of each dungeon, you'll have a boss to deal with. You must first beat the first 8 dungeons to get into the 9th. At the end of these first 8 dungeons, you'll find a piece of the Triforce of Wisdom. Collect all 8 to enter the final dungeon to defeat Ganon and save Zelda. I think the challenge of this game is moderate on the 1st quest, and moderate to hard on the 2nd quest.
The story was also very advanced for its time. You're a young boy named Link. The evil Ganon has kidnapped Zelda, because she had in her possession the Triforce of Wisdom.Read more ›
Swinging that sword and moving Link around is SO easy. I actually use the shield in this game. How many times do I need a shield in video games? Not often.
I love how, every time I walk into a new screen, it's like walking into a new land, with a new challenge. Every area of the land and every area of the castle feels like it was carefully created and distinct. In every other Zelda game I've played, there were parts that were just boring to walk through and a chore to complete. Nothing like that in this game. As I mention above: you are required to stay on your toes because of the very large amount of enemies just about everywhere you turn. If you can't handle that, then don't play this game.
It also feels really good when you go through a castle and defeat the boss. Even the very first one. It's amazing how the upbeat atmosphere of completing a castle can be so simple, and yet, so brilliant.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best game ever! It's the original. Played the hell out of it as a kid. Still just as awesome. Highly recommend.Published 11 days ago by Shae
Memories are so thick in the air when you take this out of the box you have to brush them aside from your face. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marty Firestone
Got everything that was said in the description. One satisfied customer!Published 2 months ago by Thomas S Fitzgerald
Thanks for the amazing game I'm a huge fan of Zelda I'm shure many people are to but this game brings back memories of my child hood so thanks . Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kakashi Hatake