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The Legend of Zelda
Famicom Disk for The Legend of Zelda.
Developer(s) Nintendo R&D 4
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Designer(s) Shigeru Miyamoto
Koji Kondo
Takashi Tezuka
Toshihiko Nakago
Platform(s) FDS, NES, GBA, GCN, Wii (VC)
Release date(s) JPN February 21 1986[1]
NA August 22 1987[2]
EU November 27 1987
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single player
Rating(s) ESRB: E (GBA, Wii)
Media Floppy disk (FDS version), 1 megabit cartridge (NES version)
System requirements

22 blocks (Wii)

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.


  1. "Zelda no Densetsu". GameSpot. Retrieved 2006-09-30.
  2. "The Legend of Zelda". GameSpot. Retrieved 2006-09-30.

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