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The Legend of Zelda (NES)

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Written by  :  Nick Seafort (22)
Written on  :  May 03, 2004
Platform  :  NES
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Summary

It comes in a Gold Cartridge for a reason.

The Good

Zelda is the very first RPG I ever played, back in the "good ol' days". Aside from "Super Mario Bros." I think this was probably one of the most purchased and loved games on the console.

The gameplay, controls, and story stand the test of time. The game is still challenging and enjoyable after all these years.. and I would even say that from a conceptual perspective, this game is superior to many present-day RPG's.

The Bad

Not much bad with Zelda. The only really disappointing part was that some of the puzzles were so complicated that you needed a guide to find the proper solution.

The Bottom Line

There are few games that can stand the test of time and become classic. This one, I think, was destined from the start. It's in a gold cartridge for cryin' out loud! This is definitely a must-have for the avid collector.