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The Legend of Zelda
Famicom Zelda Disk.png
Famicon disk for "The Legend of Zelda."
Developer(s) Nintendo Research & Development 4
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Producer(s) Shigeru Miyamoto
Designer(s) Takashi Tezuka
  • Toshihiko Nakago
  • Yasunari Soejima[1]
  • I. Marui[1]
  • Takashi Tezuka
  • Keiji Terui (manual backstory)[2]
Composer(s) Koji Kondo
Series The Legend of Zelda
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

The Legend of Zelda (ゼルダの伝説 Zeruda no Densetsu?) is the first video game in The Legend of Zelda series of games. The game was made by a Japanese man named Shigeru Miyamoto. It was sold to stores by Nintendo in 1986. The game was sold to be played on the Nintendo Entertainment System. In the game the player plays as a hero named Link. Link must save Princess Zelda from a powerful person named Ganon. It was the first game to let the player continue where they last played the game after they had turned the game off. The game also let the player go wherever they wanted to go at any time in the game's world. The game was very popular. Many more Zelda games were made because of it.

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  1. Reported dates for US release varies; sources either state it was released in July 1987[3][4][5] or on 22 August 1987[6]