The Legend of Zelda

Download the Legend of Zelda and embark on a timeless journey with Link! Explore the vast world of Hyrule, solve intricate puzzles, and battle fearsome foes in this classic action-adventure game. Unleash your inner hero and play now!
a game by Nintendo
Genre: Adventure/RPG
Platform: NESNES
Editor Rating: 7.8/10, based on 4 reviews
User Rating: 7.3/10 - 27 votes
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See also: Arcade Games, Retro Games, The Legend of Zelda Series, 3Ds Zelda Games
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda

Published and developed by Nintendo Co., Ltd., this video game was released in 1986.

In one of the darkest periods in the Kingdom of Hyrule, Link, a young, pointy-eared boy, takes on an epic quest to bring back the fragmented Triforce of Wisdom and rescue the Princess Zelda from the control of the evil and powerful Ganon. Players have to make their way through the various forests, graveyards, plains and deserts of the Overworld in order to find the secret entrances of the eight dungeons, and piece together the broken Triforce. As soon as all the pieces are joined, Link will be able to gain entry to Death Mountain – Ganon’s home and the prison of Princess Zelda.

The games features a full world that can be freely explored, power-ups that can permanently enhance the character's abilities, and also a battery back-up save feature which allows players to keep their progress, instead of starting over. The game play combines frequent action sequences with discovery, secrets and exploration.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

A Legend Comes To An End!

The land of Hyrule is in turmoil again. An evil wizard named Aghnim has taken over the land and wants to rule the world. But he is only a pawn in this master plan. A greater evil is plotting to take over Hyrule. Ganon, yes, Canon is up to his old tricks again. You must retrieve 7 crystals in order to open the gate to his castle. Once you reach the top of the last castle, you will be confronted by Aghnim. Once he is defeated, Ganon will arise from his body and flee to the great pyramid. Can you bring peace back Hyrule? You are the only hope.

  • Manufacturer: Nintendo
  • Machine: GameBoy
  • Theme: Adventure
  • No. of Levels: N/A

The Missing Link is Back!

Get ready for some intense portable adventuring! And pay attention Super NES Zelda owners, shocking though it may be, this one has all the moves and items that the Super NES version had - plus more! Now Link can do flip jumps and also has a new blocking technique that lets you push enemies away from you while constantly having a shield in front of you! The quest is also much, MUCH harder!

This adventure takes place after the Super NES version. While returning to Hyrule, Link's ship was overturned by a giant storm and he washed ashore a tiny island called Koholint. There, Marin (who has a striking resemblance to Zelda) nursed Link back to health. As Link went to collect his weapons on the shore, an owl came and told him that in order to leave the island, he must first rescue the 8 musical instruments of the Sirens to awaken the Fish of Wind that lies dormant in a giant Egg on top of a mountain. If you own a GameBoy, and adventure is the name of your game, then this is your ticket home!

  • Manufacturer: Nintendo
  • Machine: GameBoy
  • Theme: Action

Add another link to the Zelda chain for GameBoy from Nintendo!

Link has shipwrecked on the mysterious island of Koholint. Now abandoned and lost, he is discovered by the lovely Marin who brings him to an unknown world, only the evil god Wind Fish has other plans for Link! Travel through eight different dungeons to flee this dreaded world. Search for musical instruments; they will aid you in your escape!

People say:


Amazing! This GameBoy version of Zelda is almost as good as the Super NES version! What Nintendo didn't do was simply make the exact game for the portable system: instead they made a completely different game altogether! Some of the new options, like your ball-and-chain buddy, are great!


Can Nintendo do no wrong? This game is thankfully not a complete translation of the Super NES version. A totally different story with incredible graphics and beautiful sound are the real high points. The only drawback is that this game could have been perfect as a sequel to the Super NES version! A great job!


I'm not afraid to give a deserving GB cart a 9. Zelda is a masterpiece and by far one of the most involving and fun games to play on the go. Tons of mysteries and game play that just won't quit are part of the fun. New characters and Mario-type action are also present for a whole new feel to role playing. Battery back up too!


This is probably the best GameBoy translation so far. It has all the features and functions of the NES version of Zelda and then goes beyond to add some new stuff. This is definitely a game to have for those long rides and boring classes. The story and characters are well crafted and the graphics are great for the system.

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