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Zelda no Densetsu 1: The Hyrule Fantasy



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

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The Legend of Zelda - Forum

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Which Nintendo platform introduced the best Nintendo IPs? Signalstar 46
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Why is the new Zelda, Breath of the Wild, called The Legend of Zelda (2016) here? BraLoD 19
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by TheLastStarFighter
Zelda Breath of the Wild - Behind the development and Beta Gameplay Comparison. Shikamo 3
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by irstupid
Official Prototype for Zelda: Breath of the Wild Was Based on NES Zelda Shikamo 2
244 03/02/17 02:21 GMT
by Platina
How do you think Breath of the wild will be recieved by Critics? Poll added Nogamez 65
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by Cloudman
Nintendo Has Released 8 Zelda Games Since Announcing Zelda for Wii U Wright 60
3,020 04/01/16 08:07 GMT
What is in store for The Legend of Zelda's 30th anniversary? Toxy 44
1,418 02/21/16 16:31 GMT
by AZWification
What is your favourite and least favourite Legend Of Zelda item? uran10 36
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by Platina
Would you double dip for Zelda Wii U? bigtakilla 31
740 01/16/16 05:38 GMT
by Blob
Nintendo: We will keep Linkle in mind for future Zelda Games. XanderXT 4
298 12/13/15 08:43 GMT
by XanderXT
What are your current top 5 game series? (My 1st Thread!). Toxy 144
5,745 03/21/15 23:20 GMT
by Wagram
Best of Zelda Awards: 2013 Salnax 50
3,381 01/09/14 22:16 GMT
by Salnax
Which The Legend of Zelda game is the best for you? AshKetchum1992 61
3,095 10/23/13 05:55 GMT
by V-r0cK
It is possibel to re-release the first The Legand of Zelda on Wii U in HD? fedfed 26
1,686 10/15/12 20:04 GMT
by MegaDrive08
2D or 3D Zelda? DanneSandin 62
3,360 09/05/12 16:36 GMT
by DanneSandin
Which is your favorite sprite based Zelda game. WiiBox3 40
3,285 07/25/12 00:11 GMT
by F0X
IGN: The World needs a New 2d Zelda sensebringer 29
1,735 02/07/12 13:06 GMT
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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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