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Alternative Names

Zelda no Densetsu 1: The Hyrule Fantasy



Nintendo EAD



Other Versions

Series, VC

Release Dates

08/22/87 Nintendo
02/21/86 Nintendo
11/15/87 Nintendo

Community Stats

Owners: 383
Favorite: 20
Tracked: 2
Wishlist: 1
Now Playing: 3

Avg Community Rating:


The Legend of Zelda - Cheats

Total cheats available: 21

Walkthrough / Guides / Tips

Date Title User
11th Jan 2011 No broken door charge ioi
11th Jan 2011 Secret passages ioi
11th Jan 2011 The Lost Hills ioi
11th Jan 2011 Easy rupees ioi
11th Jan 2011 Freeze enemies ioi
11th Jan 2011 Flutes and whistles ioi
11th Jan 2011 Old Man ioi
11th Jan 2011 Waterfall ioi
11th Jan 2011 The Secret Pond ioi
11th Jan 2011 Unlock door in first dungeon ioi
11th Jan 2011 Avoiding paying for doors ioi
11th Jan 2011 Heart piece locations ioi
11th Jan 2011 Defeat Gohma with one shot ioi
11th Jan 2011 Stairs ioi
11th Jan 2011 Turn all hearts white ioi
11th Jan 2011 The Lost Woods ioi
11th Jan 2011 Eyeballs ioi
11th Jan 2011 Alternate Link colors ioi
11th Jan 2011 Items from ghosts ioi

Cheat codes

Date Title User
27th Aug 2009 How to bring up the secret save screen (1) nordlead


Date Title User
27th Aug 2009 Play the Second Quest (1) nordlead

Shipping Total

6,510,000 Units
As of: December 31st, 2003

Opinion (18)

DanneSandin posted 24/01/2012, 01:40
Awesomeness in a box!
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oliist posted 21/02/2011, 01:18
Happy 25th Anniversary!
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quigontcb posted 31/10/2010, 06:49
Such fond memories of tis game. I wish I could know the number of times I played through this game when I was younger.
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Imphamis posted 08/02/2010, 06:50
First game...............and it started my personal greatest franchise of all time.
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Sky Render posted 22/08/2009, 01:36
Jeremy Parish made an interesting point about this game on his site recently: it's essentially the equivalent of one of the original text adventure titles (like Zork), but with a graphical interface instead of a text parser.

And he's right, too: in those games, your progress was more determined by how much you could explore and how much you had gathered, with new acquisitions opening up new possibilities all the time. To distill the essence of the original adventure game model so perfectly into a graphical adventure is both rare and remarkable.
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r4in posted 20/07/2009, 03:03
This is still my most favorite game of all time. I bought the very last copy ever sold at a Toys R Us (first game I ever bought myself). To this day I hope that they make another Zelda game that had the "figure it out yourself" feel that this one had. There weren't people telling you where to go next. You had a world to explore and the rest what up to you. See what you find and see where it takes you. I miss that and hope they do it again. 999/10. =)
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