First released in Japan in 1986 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, then known as the Famicom Disk System, the Legend of Zelda quickly became known as a cult classic. Over the decades since, it has spawned dozens of other subsequent games in the franchise, only growing in popularity, and serving as one of the major hallmarks of Nintendo’s brand.
Delve Deep into Dungeons
Help the hero of Hyrule explore dungeons and battle bosses on his quest to save Princess Zelda from the evil Ganondorf. In the Legend of Zelda, Link must find the entrances to nine underground dungeons. Each dungeon is a labyrinth of rooms filled with puzzles and guarded meticulously by Ganon’s henchmen. Contained within each of these nine dungeons are items that will help our hero on his quest, including a boomerang, and grappling hook, and various keys.
Is it Time to Start a Second Quest?
As well as dungeons filled with challenges and enemies, Link must also take his quest to save the Princess to the overworld. There are many useful items to find and trade. Once the player has completed the game, they then have the option to start a second quest, where enemies are much stronger than they were before. This is a more difficult replay option for players to test their skills.
Legendary Gameplay Graphics
As the flagship in a series of games brought to the public in the 80s, The Legend of Zelda’s graphics are in a basic 8bit style. This was functional at the time, as the game had to be stored on a floppy disk, however, in recent years, 8bit graphics have made a fashionable comeback due to nostalgia.