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The Legend of Zelda

MobyRank MobyScore
Wii
79
3.4
Nintendo 3DS
...
4.7
NES
87
4.0

Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo-europe.com – Game Boy Advance (France):
    Découvrez comment la Légende de Zelda a commencé. Décrit par beaucoup comme l'un des meilleurs jeux d'aventure jamais créés, The Legend of Zelda a ouvert la voie à de nombreuses autres aventures classiques de Zelda et a également inspiré des centaines d'autres jeux d'aventures.

    Sous les traits de Link, vous devrez retrouver les huit morceaux de la puissante Triforce, voler au secours de la Princesse Zelda, et finalement battre le diabolique Ganon. C'est, pour les non-initiés au jeu d'aventure, l'occasion rêvée de se plonger dans un océan de possibilités et une opportunité parfaite de se remémorer de bons souvenirs pour les vétérans.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Mar 28, 2007.

www.nintendo-europe.com – Game Boy Advance (Germany):
    Jetzt kannst du herausfinden, wie die Legende um Zelda begann. The Legend of Zelda, das von vielen als das beste Adventure aller Zeiten gesehen wird, legte den Grundstein, auf dem viele weitere Zelda-Klassiker aufbauten, und inspirierte Hunderte weiterer Adventure-Spiele.

    Du steuerst Link und musst die acht Teile des mächtigen Triforce finden, Prinzessin Zelda retten und schließlich den niederträchtigen Ganon besiegen. Das Spiel bietet Adventure-Neulingen eine tolle Möglichkeit, das Genre kennenzulernen, und Zelda-Veteranen die Chance, in Erinnerungen zu schwelgen.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Mar 28, 2007.

www.nintendo-europe.com – Game Boy Advance (UK):
    Discover where it all began with The Legend of Zelda. Acclaimed by many as one of the best adventure games ever, The Legend of Zelda provided the foundation on which many more classic Zelda adventures were created, and also acted as the inspiration for hundreds of other adventure games.

    Taking control of Link, you must recover the eight pieces of the powerful Triforce, rescue Princess Zelda, and ultimately defeat dastardly Ganon. This provides a perfect opportunity for adventure game newbies to dip their feet in the ocean of possibility, and for veterans to relive some memorable memories.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Mar 28, 2007.

www.nintendo.com – Wii Virtual Console:

    Reunite the Triforce and send Ganon packing!

    Extra Game Features:
    • Originally released in August 1987
    • Download this Virtual Console title for only 500 Wii Points
    • Use the Classic Controller, Wii Remote or GCN Controller to play this game
    Experience the original smash-hit adventure on the NES! Ganon, the King of Evil, has broken free of the Dark World and has captured Hyrule's beloved Princess Zelda. But, before she was caught, Zelda managed to shatter the Triforce of Wisdom and scatter its eight pieces throughout Hyrule. You begin your adventure by finding a small wooden sword in a dark cave. Then, as you grow in stature, experience, and strength, so do your weapons. Help Link collect the captured pieces of the Triforce, rescue the princess, and thwart Ganon’s evil plans!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Mar 27, 2007.

Nintendo-Flyer (Germany):
    The Legend of Zelda™
    Befreie das Land der Hyrule
    von schrecklichen Tyrannen und bösartigen
    Kreaturen und enthülle das Geheimnis der Legende
    von Zelda. Memory-Funktion bis zu drei Spiele.

    Contributed by DarkChojin (12) on Jan 06, 2007.

Back of Box - GBA (US):
    Link's legendary first quest unfolds in the Classic NES adventure for the Game Boy Advance!

    The Legend of Zelda invented a genre and captivated a gaming generation. Now you can play the timeless NES adventure on your Game Boy Advance! The evil warlock Ganon has imprisoned Princess Zelda and plunged the peaceful land of Hyrule into darkness and despair. Only a young boy named Link has the courage to answer the call for a hero. Will he find the lost Triforce fragments, slay Ganon, and save Princess Zelda? Only you can decide the fat of Hyrule!

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 11, 2005.

www.zelda.com – NES, GBA:
    Recover the Shattered Pieces of the Triforce of Wisdom and Rescue Princess Zelda.

    Ganon, the King of Evil, breaks free from the Dark World and captures Hyrule’s beloved Princess Zelda. Before she is caught, Zelda manages to shatter the Triforce of Wisdom and scatter its eight pieces throughout Hyrule. Link swears to recover the Triforce pieces and rescue Princess Zelda from Ganon’s clutches.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Mar 26, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Advance:

    Link's storied debut.



    The game that defined adventure gaming.

    Embark on a quest to find the Triforce, slay Ganon and save Princess Zelda in this enduring epic that single-handedly invented the adventure genre. It's part of the NES Classic Series of specially priced masterpieces!

    Features

    • Link's legendary first adventure, now portable!
    • Explore dungeons, solving baffling puzzles and defeating scores of menacing enemies
    • A quest bristling with secrets: Unlock dozens of hidden passages and caves
    • Weapons include swords, boomerangs, bombs and arrows
    • Collect rupees to buy swords, shields and other special items


    Before she was captured by the Dark Lord, Ganon, Princess Zelda scattered the pieces of the Triforce across her beloved Hyrule. Link must reassemble the Triforce and defeat Ganon before he can free the princess.

    Bottom Line

    In this tour de force, master game designer Shigeru Miyamoto brilliantly blended adrenaline-pumping real-time combat and engrossing puzzles with a timeless story of a young man's heroic quest. The result: a classic as popular today as it was the day it was published.

    If you've never played The Legend of Zelda, you owe it to yourself to get this classic. If you played it years ago, it's high time to revisit one of the greatest gaming experiences of all time.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66212) on Jan 03, 2005.

Back of Box (Germany):
    Stelle Dich der Herausforderung eines grenzenlosen Abenteuers.

    Herzlich willkommen bei der SAGE VON ZELDA. Wo der einzig hörbare Laut das Pochen Deines Herzens ist. Wo Du durch tiefe Wälder streifst. Wo Dich bei Deinem Versuch, wieder Frieden in dem Land HYRULE zu schaffen, Seen, Berge und labyrinthartige Burgverliese erwarten. Wo Dich auf Deinen Wegen TEKTITEN, WIZZROBEN und eine endlose Phalanx anderer skrupelloser Kreaturen herausfordern, denen jedes Mittel recht ist, Dich von Deinem Vorhaben abzuhalten, die verlorengegangenen Bruchstücke der dreifachen Macht der Weisheit zu finden. Aber verzweifele nicht! Mit ein wenig Glück und sehr viel Mut wirst Du alle Widrigkeiten überwinden und die Bruchstücke der dreifachen Macht vereinigen, um das Geheimnis der SAGE VON ZELDA zu enthüllen!

    Erforsche das riesige Gebiet der geheimen Welt von HYRULE und entdecke die verborgenen Schätze.

    Erforsche die rätselhaften Labyrinthe der Unterwelt und erwehre Dich der skrupellosen Feinde.

    The Legend of Zelda ist eines der stärksten Videospiele, die wir jemals programmiert haben. Um Dir auf Deinem Weg zu helfen, enthält das Aktionspaket von ZELDA:

  • Karten von HYRULE – Nutze sie, um Deinen Weg durch die geheimen Welten zu finden, der Dich zu den verlorenen Fragmenten der dreifachen Macht führt.
  • Spielerwelterung – ZELDA wurde so programmiert, daß alles, was Du auf Deiner Reise findest, gespeichert wird. So brauchst Du Deine Suche nie mit leeren Händen beginnen.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 07, 2004.

www.classicnesseries.com :
    A Miyamoto Masterpiece for the Ages

    Less than two years after astonishing the world with Super Mario Bros., genius designer Shigeru Miyamoto did it again with a game that single-handedly invented the adventure genre. In The Legend of Zelda, young adventurer Link embarks on a truly heroic quest to find the Triforce, slay Ganon and save Princess Zelda. This perfectly balanced game melds heart-pounding combat with some of the most baffling puzzles ever committed to silicon. The result: a ground-breaking game that is still spoken of in hushed, reverential tones. The Legend of Zelda. Let the journey begin.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 07, 2004.

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (1987):

    AN ENDLESS ADVENTURE



    Long ago in the faraway land of Hyrule, a dark army led by the evil Ganon stole the legendary "Triforce of Power." Now the only one who can save the kingdom and its fair Princess, Zelda, is Link. But he is only a young lad! And the task is great!

    GAME PLAY: To defeat Ganon, you must find the eight pieces of the "Triforce of Wisdom" which are scattered throughout the land. As Link, your search takes you through the vast reaches of the Overworld and deep into the mazes of the Underworld. There are 300 screens in this challenging interactive video game! And they are riddled with unbelievable monsters--Oktoroks, Tektites, Dodongo, Manhandla, Darknut and many more. Buy weapons and advice on h ow to defeat them. Hop a raft to get you where you want to go. Make your own map to guide you. Light up a dark room with a candle. Wield a magic sword. Your quest is tricky and dangerous. And Ganon is a master of the art of deception. When you find him, you may not even see him!

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 12, 2004.

Back of US box:
    Experience the challenge of endless adventure.

    Welcome to THE LEGEND OF ZELDA. Where the only sound you'll hear is your own heart pounding as you race through forests, lakes, mountains and dungeonous mazes in an attempt to restore peace to the land of Hyrule. Along the way you'll be challenged by Tektites, Wizzrobes and an endless array of ruthless creatures who'll stop at nothing to prevent you from finding the lost fragments of the Triforce of Wisdom. But don't despair. With a little luck and a lot of courage, you'll conquer your adversaries, unite the Triforce fragments and unravel the mystery of THE LEGEND OF ZELDA!

    Explore the vast Overworld terrain of the land of Hyrule and discover hidden treasures.

    Explore the mystical labyrinths of the Underworld and ward-off ruthless enemies.

    THE LEGEND OF ZELDA is the most challenging video game we've ever created. To help you keep up with the action, ZELDA comes action-packed with:

  • MAPS OF HYRULE - use them to find your way through the Overworld leading you to the lost fragments of the Triforce.
  • EXTENDED PLAYING POWER - ZELDA is programmed to remember everything you find on your journey, so you never have to start your search empty-handed.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75603) on Sep 30, 2002.