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The Legend of Zelda (NES)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

So what genre is Zelda? Who cares, just let me play! אולג 小奥 (168604) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Action/adventure history starts here CrackTheSky (36) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
Fond Memories Of A Truly Magical Game. Guy Chapman (1745) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A pioneer in the industry Calpis (62) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
The original RPG / Adventure platform hybrid. Majestic Lizard (655) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Possibly the most amazing video game of all time J O (9) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A necessary NES gaming experience. J. David Taylor (28) unrated
An excellent top-down RPG that received some special treatment *Katakis* (37738) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
A GOLDEN Classic Crazy Horse (12) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
It comes in a Gold Cartridge for a reason. Nick Seafort (22) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (146 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

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100
Video Game Den
All the ingredients and conventions that made Zelda such a classic are already reunited in this first episode. It is truly Nintendo and Miyamoto San at their finest.
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Gaming since 198x
Épisode fondateur de la saga, The Legend of Zelda pose les bases du genre et se révèle toujours aussi bon à jouer de nos jours qu'il l'était à l'époque. Long, difficile d'accès mais passionnant, il fait partie de ces indispensables à l'heure où les derniers jeux de la série se révèlent courts, faciles, et cruellement décevants. Un classique indémodable.
100
NES Times
The Legend of Zelda has been hailed as one of the best games of all time with good reason. White it may seem simplistic on the surface, all the elements come together to produce another Nintendo masterpiece. Plus Zelda 1 set the precedent for most of the later entries in the series. Most importantly, it's still fun to go through all the dungeons and try to uncover all the game's secrets as well as trying to beat the Second Quest. Without a doubt The Legend of Zelda has stood the test of time and is indeed worthy of its legendary status.
100
Le Geek
So, to sum up: The Legend of Zelda is a childhood favorite of mine. Like many childhood memories, it's a little smaller and simpler than I remembered. However, it's just as fun as the day it came out. If for some reason you haven't played it, I highly recommend tracking it down. It's a textbook example of a great game.
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The Video Game Critic
Legend of Zelda may be timeless, but it does lack the polish of subsequent chapters. It's annoying how monsters materialize briefly after you enter a screen, leading to some really cheap deaths. Upon reaching the edge of the "world", the screens start repeating in a confusing manner. Money is hard to scrounge up, and I would not recommend playing the gambling mini-games. Despite these quibbles, the Legend of Zelda is almost as fun to play now as it was back in the day. Plus, it's kind of refreshing to play a Zelda game that you can finish in a weekend.
100
Digital Press - Classic Video Games
And did I mention the game is a BLAST to play? The Legend of Zelda is at the top, or near the top of many gamers and magazines all time top games list for a very good reason. It immerses the players into a world like no other. It is not a game to be missed.
99
1UP!
Le désir de continuer, lui, ne quittera jamais le joueur, on ne s'ennuie pas, et cela fait près de 20 ans que ca dure. Deux décennies que les Zelda nous séduisent, deux décennies que ce premier Zelda continue de nous enthousiasmer. Les grands oeuvres ne vieillisent pas et ne meurent jamais. The Legend of Zelda est un titre immortel, comme une certaine légende que l'on répète sur une petite île de la Grande Mer, la légende de Zelda sur NES continue de vivre.
99
RPGFan
Every game in the Action RPG genre owes its existence to this ancient golden cartridge. Link wound up setting an example for the world to follow concerning how one should build a game, and very few have even come close to matching it.
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Random Access
The Legend of Zelda indeed is deserving of all the hype it has received over the past 25 years. That's right: we're talking about a 25-year-old game. That's older than half the gaming population today. That's even older than Teddy Grahams. The Legend of Zelda formulated the groundwork for adventuring in one fell swoop. If there was a single example from which all future games plucked mechanics for successful adventure gaming, it's this one. Nintendo knew it hit solid gold when this game was completed (they must have, considering it was implanted into a gold cartridge), and its golden rays continue to shine via those with the original cartridge (such as myself) or newer gamers experiencing Link's origins on the Wii's Virtual Console. Either way, it's always a great time to resurrect Link and play through his very first adventure once again and an even greater way to unite older and newer players... through the power of the legendary Triforce!
95
Jeuxvideo.com
Véritable joyau du patrimoine vidéoludique, le titre le plus mythique de la NES n’est pas de ces jeux que l’on oublie sitôt l’aventure terminée. Par son plaisir de jeu, aujourd’hui encore inégalé, et son charme exceptionnel, le chef-d’œuvre de Nintendo aura su déchaîner les passions des joueurs du monde entier, marquant ainsi l’histoire du jeu vidéo à tout jamais. L’épée virevolte, les ennemis trépassent, et la magie opère… Sans précédent !
94
Nintendo Land
This game is really huge for being one of the first NES games to be released. It uses the MMC -chip to help the game to scroll both vertically and horizontally. The best part is that when you have completed it the game starts all over again and has now become constantly harder and all the weapons, items and dungeons are in other places. A great game with great long time interest!
90
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
There are powerups and bonuses hidden in the walls as well as fair smattering of puzzles to be solved before you can gain entry to parts of the game. Graphics and sound are excellent and again playability is supreme. It needs to be, as the price tag is a bit hefty at £39.
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GamesCollection
The Legend of Zelda non sarà di certo il capitolo più bello della saga, ma bisogna comunque tener conto che si tratta del capostipite della serie e che ogni episodio ha comunque perfezionato il genere nato sull'8-Bit Nintendo, sia per quanto concerne la struttura di gioco che il gameplay. Nonostante tutto, questo capitolo, resta comunque un capolavoro e chiunque si definisce appassionato di videogiochi e non abbia giocato a questo Zelda non può, secondo me, ritenersi tale; percui il mio consiglio è quello di rimediare al più presto, anche perché non ci sarà da pentirsene. Il titolo da cui tutto è cominciato e chissà se Shigeru Miyamoto si aspettava che da questo episodio, nato dalle sue avventure immaginarie nei boschi dietro casa sua, sarebbe nata una saga che ora ha raggiunto un traguardo importante come il 25esimo anniversario.
90
Just Games Retro
Legend of Zelda is awesome and everyone but me already knew that, so to be honest I feel like an idiot up here. However, I'll assume (and you kids at home can assume along with me) that there may be others who have shunned this series or perhaps picked up later titles but never gone back to the granddaddy. With these folks in mind, let's dive in.
89
The Games Machine (Italy)
Il concetto di gioco non è molto originale, si tratta in definitiva di una delle tante avventure dinamiche di ispirazione fantasy, ma qui si raggiungono certamente i livelli più alti della categoria.
85
Power Play
Der Bursche, der die irre Idee hatte, eine Batterie in das Modul zu quetschen, hat sich ein doppeltes Schulterklopfen verdient. Dadurch kostet Legend of Zelda zwar mehr als andere Spiele. aber wem es nach einem komplexen Action-Adventure gelüstet, der wird diese Investition nicht bereuen. Die Spielfläche ist groß. Monster und versteckte Extras gibt es in Hülle und Fülle. An diesem Spiel wird man fieberhaft sitzen, bis man es eines Tages schließlich gelöst hat. Das tolle Spielprinzip, bei dem die Action nicht zu kurz kommt, entschädigt auch für die eher schlichte Grafik. Nintendo-Besitzern kann ich nur raten, sich das Spiel einmal anzusehen, wenn es in Deutschland veröffentlicht wird.
84
Video Games
Mag dieses Modul auch schon ein Jährchen auf dem Buckel haben – Spaß bringt's immer noch.
84
neXGam
The Legend of Zelda ist nicht nur ein Stück Videospielgeschichte, es ist zudem ein richtig gutes Spiel! Viele Klassiker verlieren über die Jahre ihren Reiz und es ist schwer nachzuvollziehen, was die Leute damals so fasziniert hat. Bei Zelda ist es anders: Alle wichtigen Serienelemente sind bereits vorhanden, funktionieren gut und machen Spaß wie beim aktuellen Teil.
80
Dragon
Zelda was one of the early games for Nintendo, and at one time had a breakfast cereal named after it. Given the limitations of the 8-bit Nintendo system, Zelda is a tremendous game.
80
Total! (Germany)
Spielerisch kann die gelungene Kombination der Action- und Adventure-Elemente selbst heute noch begeistern, auch wenn die grafische Darstellungsfähigkeit der 8-Bit-Konsole angesichts zahlreicher Gegner teilweise überfordert ist und die unterirdischen Gewölbe auf Dauer etwas eintönig wirken. Dank der ansprechenden Musik und der spannenden Geschichte könnt Ihr Euch aber getrost von Links erstem Abenteuer, The Legend of Zelda in seinen Bann ziehen lassen.
80
Retroage
The Legend of Zelda to kolejna obowiązkowa pozycja od Nintendo. Tytuł kultowy na miarę Super Mario Bros. czy Donkey Kong. Polecać nie ma sensu, bo to absolutna klasyka i każdy powinien grę zaliczyć. Zapewniam tylko, że sam tytuł jest bardzo dobry i choć niewiele w nim fabuły, która naświetliłaby korzenie historii całej serii to i tak warto przeżyć samemu te pierwsze przygody Linka. The Legend of Zelda ma zasadniczo tylko jedną sporą wadę, którą to być może masochiści postrzegać będą jako zaletę - jest miejscami trudna jak cholera, więc przysiadając do niej, warto zaparzyć sobie dzbanuszek melisy.
80
Tilt
Ce jeu propose une réalisation de qualité. L'animation irréprochable est un modèle de précision. L'illustration sonore reste cependant le côté le plus étonnant de ce jeu.
80
VideoGame
Você é o único que pode ajudar o simpático Link a salvar a princesa Zelda, seqüestrada. E, no melhor estilo dos "Adventures", há vários caminhos, mas só um serve.
75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
The Legend of Zelda hat einen Super-Eindruck hinterlassen, nicht nur, was die goldfarbene Cassette und die Super-Anleitung angeht, sondern auch das Spiel begeistert durch seinen unglaublich "abgerundeten", "kompletten" Eindruck. Ich kann The Legend of Zelda wirklich jedem Nintendo-Besitzer empfehlen.
70
Retroguiden
The Legend of Zelda förtjänar varje utmärkelse och ska absolut inte hoppas över till förmån för de senare delarna i serien. Att utforska Zelda-spelen är lika mycket ett utforskande av Shigeru Miyamotos designfilosofier och då är det första spelet ett måste.
64
Megablast
Die bildweise umgeschaltete Grafik wird aus der Vogelperspektive gezeigt, die Steuerung ist trotz der umfangreichen Handlungsmöglichkeiten problemlos.
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Legendra
Posant les bases de ce qui deviendra l’une des plus grandes sagas du jeu vidéo, The Legend of Zelda s’en sort avec les honneurs, malgré une difficulté élevée qui en énervera plus d’un. Servit par une musique culte, le jeu vous propose une aventure riche et semée d'embuches. Ajouter à cela une durée de vie (moins de 10 heures) est doublée si vous voulez accéder à la vraie fin.Un jeu qui n'a pas perdu de son charme.