The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda

1987

System
NES
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Nintendo EAD

8.1

Game Rating

User Ratings: 108

Our Review: 8/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Adventure
Release Date

Wii Shop

  • 8th Dec 2006, 500 points (UK/EU)
  • 19th Nov 2006, 500 points (USA)
  • 2nd Dec 2006, 500 points (JPN)

3DS eShop

  • 12th Apr 2012, £4.50/€5.00 (UK/EU)
  • 22nd Dec 2011, ¥500 (JPN)
  • 5th Jul 2012, $4.99 (USA)

Wii U eShop

  • 29th Aug 2013, £3.49 (UK/EU)
  • 28th Aug 2013, ¥500 (JPN)
  • 29th Aug 2013, $4.99 (USA)

NES

  • 22nd Aug 1987 (USA)
  • 15th Nov 1987 (UK/EU)
Series
Legend of Zelda
Characters
Link, Princess Zelda
Controller Support
All

Screenshots (5)

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Reviews

  • 53

    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review The Legend of Zelda

    A Link from the past

    When The Legend of Zelda was released in 1986, it was at least as much an eye-opening experience for gamers as Super Mario Bros. had been. Whereas that game expanded and solidified the left-to-right nature of platformers for generations to come, The Legend of Zelda opened sprawling worlds before us, and allowed us to go wherever...

  • 87

    3DS eShop / NES

    Review The Legend of Zelda

    Rough around the edges, but an unforgettable adventure

    When The Legend of Zelda was released in 1986, it was at least as much an eye-opening experience for gamers as Super Mario Bros. had been. Whereas that game expanded and solidified the left-to-right nature of platformers for generations to come, The Legend of Zelda opened sprawling worlds before...

  • 18

    Wii Virtual Console / NES

    Review The Legend of Zelda

    The brave Link begins his hazardous journey in the fantastic world of Hyrule.

    Where it all began - it's amazing how playable and fresh this games feels, even after all these years! Although the visuals and sound are hardly going to turn heads these days, the core Zelda gameplay is all present and correct. The Legend of Zelda is a famous series...

About The Game

The brave Link begins his hazardous journey in the fantastic world of Hyrule.

Using your sword, your shield and your wit, retrieve the eight fragments of the Triforce and save the princess Zelda from the evil Gannon (Nowadays known as Ganon). This is the best-selling adventure game that initiated one of the most successful series of all time.

Created by Shigeru Miyamoto, it introduced many innovative features that Zelda games are still associated with today. Not only is the adventure action-packed, it also features puzzling dungeons and myriads of secret passages. Discover or rediscover this timeless classic.