The Legend of Zelda for NES

NES

RPG action adventure puzzle
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The Legend of Zelda

Online version of The Legend of Zelda for NES. The Legend of Zelda, originally released as The Hyrule Fantasy: Legend of Zelda in Japan, is an RPG with action-adventure and puzzle elements, developed and published by Nintendo, and designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. Set in the fantasy land of Hyrule, the plot centers on a boy named Link, the playable protagonist, who aims to collect the eight fragments of the Triforce of Wisdom in order to rescue Princess Zelda from the antagonist, Ganon. During the course of the game, the player sees Link from a top-down perspective and must navigate him through the overworld and several dungeons, defeating enemies and solving puzzles on the way.

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Released in
1986
Publisher
Nintendo Co., Ltd.
Developer
Nintendo EAD
Platforms
Famicom Disk System (1986), NES (1987), GBA (2004), Wii Virtual Console (2006)

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The Legend of Zelda is currently playable only in version for NES.

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NES Console

Online emulated version of The Legend of Zelda was originally developed for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), an 8-bit third-generation home video game cartridge-based console produced by Nintendo, first released in Japan as the Family Computer (commonly known as the Famicom) in 1983. The NES, a face-lifted version, was released internationally in the following years. The NES featured a number of groundbreaking games, such as the platform game Super Mario Bros, the action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda and the action game Metroid. As one of the best-selling gaming consoles of its time, the NES helped revitalize the US video game industry following the video game crash of 1983.

The game controller used for both the NES and the Famicom features an oblong brick-like design with a simple four button layout: two round buttons labeled `A` and `B`, a `START` button, and a `SELECT` button. Additionally, the controllers utilize the cross-shaped joypad, designed by Nintendo employee Gunpei Yokoi, for Nintendo Game & Watch systems, to replace the bulkier joysticks on earlier gaming consoles' controllers.

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online game added: 2013-05-15, by dj