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The Legend of Zelda series (often shortened to Zelda, TLoZ, or LoZ), by Nintendo, is a series of video games created by celebrated game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. In Japan the series is known as ゼルダの伝説 (Zeruda no Densetsu), often shortened to just ゼル伝 (Zeru-Den). The games are primarily set in the fantasy world of Hyrule, although some have been set in different countries or other equally fantastic worlds, such as Koholint Island, Termina, Labrynna and Holodrum. The gameplay consists of a mixture of action, adventure, role-playing, and puzzle-solving, occasionally with minor platform elements. The series is known for its beautiful and inspiring settings, creative gameplay, interesting characters, stirring original music, and high overall production values. It is widely considered one of the most influential video game franchises ever created, and has earned a spot as one of the company's elite flagship franchises alongside such notable series as Mario and Metroid. As of September 2005, the Legend of Zelda series has sold 47 million units.[1] This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section can be improved by converting lengthy lists to text. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a cultural phenomenon. ... A game designer is a person who designs games. ... Shigeru Miyamoto as a conductor for a virtual orchestra during E3 2006, demonstrating the new functions of the Wii console Shigeru Miyamoto , born November 16, 1952) is a Japanese electronic game designer. ... haha For other meanings see Fantasy (disambiguation) Fantasy is a genre of art that uses magic and other supernatural forms as a primary element of plot, theme, or setting. ... It has been suggested that Hylia be merged into this article or section. ... Map of Koholint Island Koholint Island (Japanese: コホリント島, Kohorinto-tō) is a fictional dream-isle, the setting for the video game The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages , lit. ... The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons , lit. ... Gameplay includes all player experiences during the interaction with game systems, especially formal games. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Adventure is a genre of video game typified by exploration, puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters, and a focus on narrative rather than reflex-based challenges. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... An example of a simple jigsaw puzzle. ... Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by the character having to climb up and down, or jump from and to, platforms and ledges, while fighting enemies and collecting objects required to complete the game. ... A media franchise is an intellectual property involving the characters, setting, and trademarks of an original work of media (usually a work of fiction), such as a film, a work of literature, a television program, or a video game. ... This article is a chronological list of Mario games. ... Box art of the first Metroid game The Metroid ) games are a series of video games produced by Nintendo. ...

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Overview

The Legend of Zelda games feature a boy named Link as the central playable character and protagonist. Link is frequently called upon to rescue Princess Zelda, after whom the series is named. The main antagonist in the series is a powerful creature known as Ganon, sometimes appearing as Ganondorf (the more recent villain Vaati has appeared in multiple Zelda games as well). The action usually occurs in the land of Hyrule and involves a divine relic known as the Triforce, a set of three magically bound golden triangles of great power (see "Mythology"). In story terms, the earlier games did not deviate much from the standard "save the princess" theme, but later installments have diversified their plot and added twists and turns to the tale. One Zelda game, Link’s Awakening, did not feature Zelda at all (although she was briefly mentioned), and in Majora’s Mask, she was only seen in a flashback. The protagonist in each game is not always the same boy named Link, although occasionally the same Link is controlled across multiple games (see "Nature of the protagonist"). Link ) is the fictional protagonist of Nintendos The Legend of Zelda video game series created by Shigeru Miyamoto. ... The protagonist or main character is the central figure of a story. ... Princess Zelda ) is a fictional character in the Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... An antagonist is a character or group of characters, or, sometimes an institution of a story who represents the opposition against which the heroes and/or protagonists must contend. ... Ganon ) (also known as Ganondorf ) and misspelled as Gannon in the original NES Legend of Zelda and the CD-i Zelda titles) is the final boss and primary antagonist of several games in Nintendos The Legend of Zelda series. ... Vaati Vaati ) is a major antagonist from the Legend of Zelda series. ... It has been suggested that Hylia be merged into this article or section. ... Simplified representation of the Triforce Within the fictional universe of the Legend of Zelda series of video games, the Triforce (sometimes called The Golden Power or The Golden Triforce) is a holy relic created by three goddesses. ...


The games' fantasy world of Hyrule includes many different climates and terrains, and is home to many different races and tribes of monsters and sentient beings. There are significant geographical differences from game to game, but several distinctive features recur, such as the Lost Woods, Lake Hylia, and Death Mountain (including Spectacle Rock near the summit). It has been suggested that Hylia be merged into this article or section. ... The Legend of Zelda series of videogames has a diverse range of races/species living in the games worlds. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sentience is a capacity for basic consciousness—the ability to feel or perceive, not necessarily including the faculty of self-awareness. ... Silhouette of Link in the Lost Woods The Lost Woods is a fictional place in the Legend of Zelda video game series. ... Lake Hylia is the name of a fictional area in the Zelda series. ... Death Mountain (Japanese: デスマウンテン, Desu-Maunten) is a fictional mountain (occasionally a volcano as well), located in the fictional land of Hyrule in the Legend of Zelda series of videogames. ... Spectacle Rock is a spectacle-shaped rock at the top of Death Mountain. ...


The Zelda games feature a mixture of complex puzzles, strategic action gameplay, and exploration. These elements have remained fairly constant throughout the series, but with refinements and additions featured in each new game. This successful formula has been a primary factor in making the Zelda franchise one of Nintendo's most successful game series. The player is frequently rewarded for solving complex puzzles or exhaustively exploring areas. The musical jingle when finding a hidden treasure (or other secret) has become one of video gaming's most memorable themes. Gameplay includes all player experiences during the interaction with game systems, especially formal games. ... A jingle is a memorable slogan, set to an engaging melody, mainly broadcast on radio and sometimes on television commercials. ...


Nearly every Zelda game involves locating and exploring maze-like dungeons until reaching the dungeon's boss. Each dungeon generally has one special item hidden inside which will be required later in the game. Some items are found in almost every game, while others are exclusive to a single game (see "Weapons and items from The Legend of Zelda series"). In the later games in the series, the item(s) found in each dungeon are usually used in some way to fight that dungeon's boss. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In the Legend of Zelda video game series, the protagonist Link uses a variety of weapons and items during his quests. ...


The Legend of Zelda was principally inspired by Miyamoto's explorations as a young boy in the hillsides surrounding his childhood home in Kyoto,[2] where he ventured into forests with secluded lakes, caves, and rural villages. According to Miyamoto, one of his most memorable experiences was the discovery of a cave entrance in the middle of the woods. After some hesitation, he apprehensively entered the cave and explored its depths with the aid of a lantern. This memory has clearly influenced Miyamoto's work, as cave exploration is a major element of most Zelda games. Other than Miyamoto's childhood, Norse and Japanese mythologies have played a large role influencing the series, as well as Medieval European culture. Miyamoto has referred to the creation of the Zelda games as an attempt to bring to life a "miniature garden" for players to play with in each game of the series.[3] Kyōto ) (lit. ... Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... // The word mythology (Greek: μυθολογία, from μυθος mythos, a story or legend, and λογος logos, an account or speech) literally means the (oral) retelling of myths – stories that a particular culture believes to be true and that use supernatural events or characters to explain the nature of the universe and humanity. ...


Hearing of F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife Zelda, Mr. Miyamoto thought the name sounded "pleasant and significant."[4] Paying tribute, he chose to name the Princess after her, and titled his creation The Legend of Zelda, even though she is not the protagonist. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an Irish American Jazz Age novelist and short story writer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


History

Further information: The Legend of Zelda series games
The Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo NES console.
The Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo NES console.

The first game, The Legend of Zelda, was first released in Japan in 1986, and in the United States in 1987. Though relatively simple by today's standards, it was quite advanced for its time. Innovations include the ability to use dozens of different items, a vast world full of secrets to explore, and the cartridge's ability to save progress via battery-backed memory. The game also features a "Second Quest", accessible upon completing the game, where the adventure can be replayed with a similar, but somewhat altered overworld with new, more challenging dungeons. Besides the game's technical innovations, the gameplay (finding items and using them to solve puzzles, battling monsters in real-time, and exploring a vast environment) was a successful formula and became widely copied. The game was wildly popular in Japan and North America, and many consider it one of the most important video games ever made. A modified version known as BS Zelda was released for the Super Famicom's satellite-based expansion, Satellaview, in the mid-1990s in Japan. The Legend of Zelda series consists of dozens of games on several platforms. ... Screenshot of Legend of Zelda, NES, showing gameplay This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... Screenshot of Legend of Zelda, NES, showing gameplay This is a screenshot of a copyrighted computer game or video game. ... This article is about the first game in the series. ... Nes is: A municipality in the county of Akershus in Norway, see Nes, Akershus. ... This article is about the first game in the series. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... BS Zelda Screenshot BS Zelda (Japanese: BSゼルダの伝説) was an expanded version of The Legend of Zelda that was released for the Satellaview attachment of the Super Famicom in Japan. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... Satellaview base unit by itself Satellaview base unit docked with a Super Famicom with the recordable BS-X cartridge in the top slot Closeup of the flash-cart and its holster. ...


The second game, known as Zelda II: The Adventure of Link was released in July 1988, and was a departure from the concept of the first game. It exchanged the top-down perspective for side-scrolling and introduced RPG elements (e.g., experience points) not found in other Zelda installments. It is also the only Zelda title until Four Swords Adventures in which Link does not collect rupees. Because of these fundamental changes, many consider it the "black sheep" of the series.[5] Both this and its predecessor were notable for their gold-colored game cartridges, which stood out amongst the system's usual gray cartridges. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, and the second in the Legend of Zelda series of games. ... Grand Theft Auto Top-down perspective, also sometimes referred to as birds-eye view or helicopter view, is a view used in computer and video games that shows the player and the area around him or her from above. ... ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Experience points (often abbreviated as exp or xp) are a representation of a characters advancement and improvement in skills in role-playing games. ... The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, known in Japan as The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords +, is a game in The Legend of Zelda series for the GameCube, released in Japan on March 18, 2004, North America on June 7, 2004 and Europe on January 7, 2005. ... Rupees from the first and third Legend of Zelda installments Rupees are the unit of currency in the fictional land of Hyrule in the Legend of Zelda series of video games, acquired primarily by defeating enemies, by cutting tall grasses or bushes, or from treasure chests, and used primarily to... Black sheep is a derogatory colloquialism in the English language meaning an outsider or one who is different in a way which others disapprove of. ...


Four years later, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (initially known as Zelda III), returned to the top-down view (under a 3/4 perspective) and added the concept of an alternate dimension to explore, a land known as the Dark World. The game was released for the Super Nintendo in April of 1992. It was later re-released for the Game Boy Advance on December 9, 2002 in North America, on a cartridge with Four Swords, the first multiplayer Zelda. This game also had a Satellaview version that was later released in Japan, called BS The Legend of Zelda: Kodai no Sekiban (translated BS The Legend of Zelda: Ancient Stone Tablets). The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, released in Japan on November 21, 1991, as ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース (Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifōsu, literally The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods... An example of the 3/4 game perspective, taken from the Zelda game The Minish Cap. ... Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ... Spoiler warning: The Golden Land (A Link to the Past, Stone Tablets of Antiquity) or, by later translations, the Sacred Realm (Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker) is one of the more fantastical locations in the fictional Zelda world. ... The Super Nintendo Entertainment System, also known as Super Nintendo, Super NES or SNES, is a 16-bit video game console released by Nintendo in North America, Brazil, Europe, and Australia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Four Swords can refer to one of a number of video games in Nintendos The Legend of Zelda series. ...

Link in the opening cinema of Link's Awakening DX.
Link in the opening cinema of Link's Awakening DX.

The next game, Link's Awakening, was the first Zelda for Nintendo's Game Boy handheld, and the first to take place outside of Hyrule. It was re-released for the Game Boy Color in 1998 as Link's Awakening DX with some additional features, including an extra color-based dungeon and a photo shop that allowed interaction with the Game Boy Printer. Image File history File linksMetadata Zeldadx_1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Zeldadx_1. ... For the entire Game Boy series of handheld consoles, see Game Boy line. ... One of the first handheld game consoles, Ball was the first product in the Game & Watch series. ... The Game Boy Printer by Nintendo is a printer designed for the Game Boy. ...


After another hiatus, the series made the transition to 3D with the installment Ocarina of Time which was released in December 1998. This game, initially known as Zelda 64, retained the core gameplay of the previous 2D games and was very successful both commercially and critically. It is considered by some to be the best video game ever made, and scored perfect scores in several video game publications, including the first 40/40 score in Famitsu (a prestigious Japanese gaming magazine). [citation needed] It recently ranked by Nintendo Power as the best Nintendo game ever created.[citation needed] The title was originally slated for the ill-fated, Japanese-only 64 Disk Drive, but was ported to a cartridge with the advancements in memory compression technology. Innovations include the use of lock-on targeting, a new gameplay mechanic that focuses the camera on a nearby target and alters the player's actions to be relative to that target. Such mechanics allow precision-based swordfighting in a 3D space, and were a revolutionary development for the time. In techniques for computer games, fixed 3D is a three-dimensional (3D) representation of the game world with game characters rendered in real time against a prerendered environment. ... A 3D rendering with raytracing and ambient occlusion using Blender and Yafray 3D computer graphics are works of graphic art that were created with the aid of digital computers and specialized 3D software. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... 2D computer graphics is the computer-based generation of digital images—mostly from two-dimensional models (such as 2D geometric models, text, and digital images) and by techniques specific to them. ... Cover of Famitsu Wave DVD, April 2005, featuring Reiko Hinomoto and Dixie Clemets from Rumble Roses. ... The first cover of Nintendo Power featured a clay sculpture of Mario from . ... The Nintendo 64 Disk Drive The Nintendo 64DD is an expansion system for the Nintendo 64. ... In computer science, porting is the adaptation of a piece of software so that it will function in a different computing environment to that for which it was originally written. ...


Ocarina of Time saw a limited re-release on the GameCube in 2002 when it was offered as a pre-order incentive for The Wind Waker in the US. However, Europe continues to receive it free in every copy of The Wind Waker, except for the discounted Player's Choice version. Also included were parts of a previously unreleased 64DD expansion known as Ura Zelda. The disc was titled Ocarina of Time Master Quest. Ocarina of Time was ported again in a Collector's Edition Zelda compilation in 2003. The Nintendo GameCube is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era—the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ... A pre-order incentive, also known as a pre-order bonus, is marketing tactic whereby a retailer or manufacturer/publisher of an entertainment product (usually a book or video game) encourages buyers to reserve a copy of the product at the store prior to its release. ... The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (or Zeruda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto in Japan) is the ninth game in the well-known The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (or Zeruda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto in Japan) is the ninth game in the well-known The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... The NTSC Players Choice release of the GameCube title, Luigis Mansion. ... The Nintendo 64 Disk Drive The Nintendo 64DD is an expansion system for the Nintendo 64. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest was shipped together with a special edition of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker in May 2003. ...


The follow-up title, Majora's Mask which was released in November 2000, used the same 3D game engine as the previous Nintendo 64 game (dropping the Fixed 3D elements), but added a novel time-based concept, leading to somewhat mixed reactions from series fans. It was originally called Zelda Gaiden, a Japanese title loosely translating to Zelda, Another Story. Gameplay changed significantly; in addition to a form of time limit, Link could use masks to transform into different creatures with unique skills. While Majora's Mask retained the graphical style of the landmark Ocarina of Time, it was also a departure, particularly in atmosphere. The game is much darker, dealing with death and tragedy in a manner not previously seen in the series, and has a sense of impending doom as a large moon slowly descends upon the land of Termina. A 3D rendering with raytracing and ambient occlusion using Blender and Yafray 3D computer graphics are works of graphic art that were created with the aid of digital computers and specialized 3D software. ... A game engine is the core software component of a computer or video game or other interactive application with real-time graphics. ... In techniques for computer games, fixed 3D is a three-dimensional (3D) representation of the game world with game characters rendered in real time against a prerendered environment. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The next two games, Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, were released simultaneously for the Game Boy Color. The games were loosely connected, and by various means they could be combined to form a single extended story. They were developed in conjunction with Flagship under Capcom, with supervision from Mr. Miyamoto. The games were originally intended to be a trilogy known as The Triforce Trilogy, consisting of updated remakes of The Legend of Zelda and The Adventure of Link, plus an original third installment. After consulting with Shigeru Miyamoto, however, the studio decided to make an all-new trilogy. When the password system linking three games proved too troublesome, the concept was reduced to just two titles. Fans initially criticized the Oracle series for "selling out" by copying the Pokémon strategy (two similar versions of a game coming out simultaneously to increase profits). Such claims faded when the games were released and their radical differences were noted. Ages is often seen as a puzzle-based adventure while Seasons is more action-oriented.[6] This article or section should include material from Like like ring, Moblin ring Oracle of Ages title screen (GBC original) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (also known as OoA) is a video game published by Nintendo and developed by Nintendo in conjunction with Capcom. ... This article or section should include material from Frypolar Oracle of Seasons title screen (GBC original) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (also known as OoS ) is a video game published by Nintendo and developed by Nintendo in conjunction with Capcom. ... The Game Boy Color came in a myriad of different colors, as did earlier incarnations of the Game Boy. ... Flagship is a wholly owned subsidiary of Capcom, that was founded by game designer Yoshiki Okamoto. ... Capcom ) TYO: 9697 is a leading Japanese developer and publisher of video games. ...


The next Zelda, for the GameCube, was initially believed to be a realistically styled adventure because of a technology demo shown at Nintendo's SpaceWorld expo in 2000. However, Nintendo later surprised many fans with the revelation that the new game, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, would be fully cel-shaded (a cartoon-like style of color design first seen in games such as Sega's Jet Set Radio). Initial fears that this would affect the quality of gaming experience were eased when the game was released to critical acclaim in Japan in 2002 and elsewhere in 2003. It features gameplay centered on controlling wind and sailing a small boat around a massive, island-filled ocean, and inventive puzzles requiring the use of NPC's. The Nintendo GameCube is Nintendos fourth home video game console, belonging to the sixth generation era—the same generation as Segas Dreamcast, Sonys PlayStation 2, and Microsofts Xbox. ... A technology demo is a prototype, rough example or an otherwise incomplete version of a product, put together with the primary purpose of showcasing the idea, performance, method or the features of the product. ... SpaceWorld is a video game trade show hosted by Nintendo. ... The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (or Zeruda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto in Japan) is the ninth game in the well-known The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... Object with a basic cel-shader (AKA toon shader) and border detection. ... Sega Corporation ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... Jet Set Radio (Jet Grind Radio in the United States), is a video game released by Smilebit on 1 November 2000. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Next in the series came Four Swords Adventures for the GameCube, which was released in the first of half of 2004 in Japan and America, and in January 2005 in Europe. Based on the handheld Four Swords, FSA was another deviation from previous Zelda gameplay, focusing on multiplayer gameplay and "level-based" action (like many Super Mario Bros. titles). The game contains 24 individual stages and a map screen; there is no connecting overworld. For the multiplayer features of the game, each player is required to use a Game Boy Advance system linked to the Nintendo GameCube via a GBA-GCN cable. Although it focuses on multiplayer, the game also features a single player campaign in which using a Game Boy Advance is optional. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, previously known as The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Plus, is a game in The Legend of Zelda series for the Nintendo GameCube, released in Japan on March 18, 2004, North America on June 7, 2004 and Europe on January 7, 2005. ... Super Mario Bros. ... In computer and video games, the overworld generally refers to an out-door or world map section of the game, as opposed to a dungeon or level. In a typical RPGs, the player can usually save their game whenever they like, and will usually have a different appearance (to reflect... Nintendo Gamecube Game Boy Advance Cable The Nintendo GameCube Game Boy Advance Cable is a cable used to connect the GameCube (GCN) and the Game Boy Advance (GBA) to trade information. ...


FSA is really two games in one, Hyrulean Adventure (with a storyline and action somewhat similar to traditional Zelda adventure) and Shadow Battle (a free-for-all melee "battle mode" which pits Links against each other as the players struggle for dominance in Hyrulean arenas). The Japanese version includes a third segment, known as Navi Trackers (originally designed as the stand-alone game Tetra's Trackers), which is not included in any other incarnation of the title. Trackers contains an important first for Zelda, as the game has spoken dialog for most of the characters.


In November 2004 in Japan and Europe, and in January 2005 in America, Nintendo released a new game for the Game Boy Advance, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. The central concept of Minish Cap is Link's ability to shrink in size with the aid of a mystical sentient hat named Ezlo. While tiny, Link can see previously-explored parts of a dungeon from a new perspective, and enter new areas through otherwise impassable openings. Link is able to switch from big to small at special portals throughout the land, once again giving Link two "worlds" to play in. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap is a game for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. ...


In November 2006, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, will arrive as the first Zelda game on the Wii. During the following month, December 2006, it will be released for the Nintendo GameCube as well. The new game once again strives for a realistic look, improved even beyond the aforementioned SpaceWorld demo. This game chronicles the struggle of a more mature Link to rid Hyrule of the "Twilight Realm", a mysterious force plaguing the land. When Link enters this realm, he transforms into a wolf and the gameplay shifts radically. Twilight Princess also relies heavily on horseback transportation and mounted battle scenarios (including boss battles). Wii (pronounced as the word we, IPA: ) is the name of Nintendos seventh-generation video game console. ... Wolf Wolf Man Mount Wolf Wolf Prizes Wolf Spider Wolf 424 Wolf 359 Wolf Point Wolf-herring Frank Wolf Friedrich Wolf Friedrich August Wolf Hugo Wolf Johannes Wolf Julius Wolf Max Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf Maximilian Wolf Rudolf Wolf Thomas Wolf As Name Wolf Breidenbach Wolf Hirshorn Other The call...


Zelda DS” was once rumored to be a new “Four Swords” game, but Nintendo later retracted those statements. Instead, at the 2006 Game Developers Conference a trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass for the Nintendo DS was shown. The trailer revealed standard Zelda gameplay optimized for the DS’s features, a cel-shaded graphical style directly recalling The Wind Waker, and a Majora's Mask-style feature which allows Link to turn back time with the use of the titular hourglass. At 2006, Nintendo confirmed its status as a direct sequel to Wind Waker, and debuted an extensive playable demo including a multiplayer mode reminiscent of Pac-Man Vs. with "capture the flag" elements. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass is scheduled to be released in 2007. The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is an annual gathering of video game developers. ... The Nintendo DS ) (sometimes abbreviated NDS or DS, also as iQue DS in China) is a handheld game console developed and manufactured by Nintendo and was released in 2004. ... E³ logo Presented by the Entertainment Software Association, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, commonly known as E³, is an annual trade show for the computer and video games industry. ... Pac-Man Vs. ... Capture the flag is a traditional outdoor game often played by children where two teams each have a flag and the objective is to capture the other teams flag, located at the teams base, and bring it back to their own base. ...


Mythology

Further information: Hyrule, Triforce

The Zelda series has developed a deep mythology over its many releases. Much of the backstory of the creation of Hyrule was revealed in the games A Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time. It has been suggested that Hylia be merged into this article or section. ... Simplified representation of the Triforce Within the fictional universe of the Legend of Zelda series of video games, the Triforce (sometimes called The Golden Power or The Golden Triforce) is a holy relic created by three goddesses. ...


According to the in-game stories, long ago three goddesses descended from a distant nebula and created the world of Hyrule. Din, the fiery red goddess, with her powerful, flaming arms, cultivated the empty space, and created the red earth. Nayru, the beautiful blue goddess bestowed her divine wisdom upon the land and created the skies to give a sense of justice and order to the world and to guide the people in the goddesses' absence. Farore, the gentle green goddess breathed her powers into Hyrule to make courageous living beings to follow this justice. Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture. ... The Triangulum Emission Nebula NGC 604 lies in a spiral arm of Galaxy M33, 2. ... It has been suggested that Sahasrahla be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Sahasrahla be merged into this article or section. ... J.L. Urban, statue of Lady Justice at court building in Olomouc, Czech Republic (1896-1901) Justice is the ideal, morally correct state of things and persons. ... It has been suggested that Sahasrahla be merged into this article or section. ...


After their work was completed, the goddesses left a magical artifact called the Triforce which could grant the user a single wish. It consisted of three golden triangles (each also called a "Triforce" - one of Wisdom, one of Power, and one of Courage), held in proximity by a magic force. However, because the Triforce was inanimate and could not judge between good and evil, the goddesses placed the Triforce in an alternate world called the "Golden Land" (or "Sacred Realm"), hoping that a worthy person would one day seek it. Personification of wisdom (Greek Σοφια) in Celsus Library in Ephesos, Turkey Detail from the Allegory of Wisdom and Strength by Paulo Veronese (c. ... Sociologists usually define power as the ability to impose ones will on others, even if those others resist in some way. ... Fortitudo, by Sandro Botticelli Courage, also known as fortitude, is the ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty or intimidation. ...


According to legend, if the discoverer of the Triforce has a balance of power, wisdom, and courage, they will receive the Triforce as a whole. If they are unbalanced, they will receive the part of the Triforce that represents the characteristic they most have. The Triforce was first distributed as such starting in Ocarina of Time, as the first Zelda game only featured two pieces of the Triforce (the Triforces of Power and Wisdom, initially held by Ganon and Princess Zelda, respectively). In Adventure of Link, the Triforce of Courage was first introduced, being obtained by Link at the end of his quest. A Link to the Past, coming in after Adventure of Link but before Ocarina of Time, featured the Triforce but made no mention of its three qualities or distribution beyond Ganon obtaining it.


The mythology established by the Zelda games sets the stage for each adventure. Many games take place in lands with their own backstories and mythologies. Termina, for example, is a parallel world accidentally made as a side effect of the goddesses' creation of Hyrule.[7]


Chronology

The precise chronology of the Zelda universe is hotly debated among fans. As the series progressed and more games were released, the exact order of the games in an overall timeline became complex and heavily disputed. Bits and pieces of definitive information to connect certain games to each other, but there is no official explanation of how every game fits within in a standardized timeline of events. Pictoral chronology of intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency Chronology is the science of locating events in time. ...


Here is a list of the Nintendo-published games in order of release, with the known information regarding their place in the timeline:

  • The Legend of Zelda was released first in the series, though most of the games released since then take place in earlier time periods.
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link takes place years ("several seasons" in the manual) after the original game. It stars the Link of the previous game, nearing his 16th birthday.
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past allegedly takes place generations before the original game, as emphasized in the US promotional materials, and advertised[citation needed] on the packaging of the Japanese edition. Theories that say this must be last game in the Zelda timeline (due to the end sequence saying that the Master Sword would rest "forever") have since been overridden by creator pronouncements.[citation needed]
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening occurs soon after the events of A Link to the Past, according to the official Japanese Zelda website.[citation needed] The game's instruction manual states that Link left Hyrule on a journey of enlightenment after defeating Ganon.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is considered by many to be the first story in the timeline depicting the Master Sword and the Triforce. This is supported by the fact that Ganondorf's backstory and origins are revealed, and he had not yet gained possession of the Triforce of Power (which he has in many subsequent games).
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask takes place very shortly after the events of Ocarina of Time, and stars the same Link after returning to his youth, according to official statements and the in-game story.[citation needed]
  • The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages are connected via a password system, and one takes place immediately after the other. They can be played and regarded in either order. Many characters from Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask also make cameos. Dialogue suggests that this particular Link and Princess Zelda featured in these games meet for the first time during the adventure.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords was stated by Eiji Aonuma in 2004 to be the "oldest tale" in the series.[citation needed] This has caused controversy as how to interpret the word "oldest." The versions of Link and Princess Zelda featured in this game are childhood friends.
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker takes place hundreds of years after Ocarina of Time, and some time after Twilight Princess. There also exists a possibility, based on a cryptic statement from Mr. Aonuma, that the timeline splits after OoT. Under this theory, one branch carries on from the devastated world adult Link reclaimed from Ganon's forces, and the other branch from the childhood he returned to after Ganon's evil was sealed. If so, The Wind Waker takes place in the "adult timeline", based on historical points revealed during the game. Circumstantial evidence seems to alternatively support and counter the statements from Eiji Aonuma.[citation needed]
  • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures takes place several months after the events of Four Swords. It includes some background information about Ganon. Early in the game, he is called Ganondorf (and has his human form) before obtaining his trident and becoming the pig-like monster Ganon.
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap takes place long before Four Swords and Four Swords Adventures. If the "Palace of the Four Sword" (a bonus dungeon featured in the Game Boy Advance version of A Link to the Past) is canon then The Minish Cap also takes place some time before A Link to the Past.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess has yet to be released, but members of the development team have stated that it will take place decades after Ocarina of Time, and prior to The Wind Waker.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass also has yet to be released, but Nintendo has confirmed that it takes place directly after The Wind Waker and will star the same Link.

The creators maintain that the series has a set timeline, but due to the poor translation protocols in the 1990s and debate over what counts as "canonical" material, the available information continues to be disputed. Aonuma has since promised he will do his best to patch it all up and reveal the timeline someday, and Miyamoto stated in a 2003 interview that there is a master document containing the timeline, but this document has not been seen publicly. [citation needed] This article is about the first game in the series. ... Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is a video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, and the second in the Legend of Zelda series of games. ... The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, released in Japan on November 21, 1991, as ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース (Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifōsu, literally The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods... The Master Sword in its Lost Woods pedestal The Master Sword is a fictional sword from Nintendos Legend of Zelda video game series. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... This article or section should include material from Frypolar Oracle of Seasons title screen (GBC original) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (also known as OoS ) is a video game published by Nintendo and developed by Nintendo in conjunction with Capcom. ... This article or section should include material from Like like ring, Moblin ring Oracle of Ages title screen (GBC original) The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (also known as OoA) is a video game published by Nintendo and developed by Nintendo in conjunction with Capcom. ... The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (or Zeruda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto in Japan) is the ninth game in the well-known The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, previously known as The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Plus, is a game in The Legend of Zelda series for the Nintendo GameCube, released in Japan on March 18, 2004, North America on June 7, 2004 and Europe on January 7, 2005. ... Trident, Burmese, 18th century A massive sculpture of Lord Shiva holding a trident (Trishula). ... The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap is a game for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Nature of the protagonist

According to the official website, Link is described as humble but brave, attributes appropriate for the bearer of the Triforce of Courage. Sometimes Link will bear a special title, such as "Hero of Time" or "Hero of Winds". A long-eared Hylian that resembles an elf, Link is usually a boy of eight or nine years (though he has also been portrayed as an adolescent and a young man). Link always wears a green tunic, an undershirt and a long, floppy green cap, for at least part of each adventure. Most incarnations of Link are left-handed. Link ) is the fictional protagonist of Nintendos The Legend of Zelda video game series created by Shigeru Miyamoto. ... A small forest elf (älva) rescuing an egg, from Solägget (1932), by Elsa Beskow An elf is a mythical creature/creature of Germanic mythology/paganism which still survives in northern European folklore. ...


Although some fans believe all Zelda games feature the same characters, others adhere to a misquote suggesting that every single game features different characters. The official line is that there are numerous heroes named Link throughout Hyrule's history, and unless otherwise indicated, each adventure is that of a new protagonist. Some of the games are linked chronologically and take place in a clear continuity, while others do not. For example, the Link in A Link to the Past is clearly not the same Link who donned The Minish Cap. On the other hand, Majora's Mask directly states that the Link character is the same one from Ocarina of Time. There is evidence in Nintendo Power and the official Japanese Zelda website that the Link in Link's Awakening was the same Link who defeated Ganon in A Link to the Past, and this connection is considered concrete by many fans. The Link from Adventure of Link is the same as the original Legend of Zelda, although somewhat confusingly, a different Princess Zelda is involved. Eiji Aonuma has confirmed that every time a new evil plagues the land of a Hyrule, a new hero must rise up to confront it.[citation needed] The first cover of Nintendo Power featured a clay sculpture of Mario from . ...


Link never speaks in any Zelda game, though he produces grunts, yells, and other such sounds, and some of his thoughts (or possibly speech) may have been printed in Zelda II. In some cases the player must answer a question with a choice from a list, though no voice acting accompanies these instances. In 2002, Link broke the silence by speaking his first discernible words in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. When it was released in the English-speaking world in 2003, the phrase was “Come on!” In recent years, the advancement of technology has allowed the creators to give Link more personality and character. The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess put special emphasis on Link's facial expressions as he reacts to certain circumstances.


The rarity of speech relates to the fact that Link's name was created to emphasize the "link" between the character and human player.[citation needed] Giving him lines would be putting words in the player's mouth, or distinguishing Link as separate from him/her. In fact, although the character's accepted name is Link, the player can name the hero in each game and characters will address him by that name in the text.


Side quests

In addition to the primary quest of saving the land from destruction or domination by an evil force, Zelda games often feature lesser quests upon which Link can embark at the discretion of the player. These "side quests" usually reward the player with items that make the primary quest easier to complete (such as Pieces of Heart, new weapons, etc.), and are occasionally necessary to complete the game. This gameplay device is not unique to The Legend of Zelda, but it is fairly consistent in the series. A screenshot from Ocarina of Time showing Link receiving a Heart Container. ...


The longest of these side quests, present in several games, is the "trading sequence". In such a sequence, Link first obtains an item from either a store or an in-game friend. He then takes that item to a character in the game who needs it, and trades it for something else. This otherwise unhelpful item is then traded to another character for something equally useless, and so on. The trading sequence may consist of as many as fifteen separate items, and usually ends with the player finally trading for a powerful new weapon or a critical item. The most famous example of this is the trading sequence in Ocarina of Time required to receive the Biggoron Sword. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time ) is a video game for the Nintendo 64 console. ... In the Legend of Zelda video game series, the protagonist Link uses a variety of weapons and items during his quests. ...


Other side quests include races, a search for hidden items or characters, or extra puzzles. Majora's Mask in particular relied heavily on side quests, ranging from short quests for a Piece of Heart to a long, arduous side quest to collect numerous face masks (and complete several challenging dungeons) needed to obtain the powerful Fierce Deity's Mask.


The Minish Cap had a large number of minuscule sidequests in the form of searching for "Kinstone pieces", medallion fragments which could be fused with those owned by in-game characters to magically trigger various events (opening a hole in a tree, providing a new path, making a beanstalk grow, making new characters appear, etc.). Usually these events allowed the player to obtain secret items, but it was sometimes necessary to collect Kinstones to advance the game further.


Both The Wind Waker and the Minish Cap featured figurine collecting as a side quest. The Minish Cap's figurines could be bought with seashells, whereas the Wind Waker required the player to take a photo of the subject upon which the figurine would be based.


Critical reception

The Legend of Zelda series is widely regarded as one of the greatest video game series of all time. Ocarina of Time and The Wind Waker have both received a perfect score by Japanese Famitsu magazine, making Zelda the only series with multiple perfect scores.[citation needed] GameFAQs.com has also held a contest for the best video game series ever, with The Legend of Zelda claiming the top position; along with Nintendo Power's Top 200 countdown, in which The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time took first place, and a few other Zelda games placed in the top 20.[8] Moreover, the editors of GameRankings.com have declared Ocarina of Time the highest-ranking game of all time by compiling every major numeric review given to the game upon its release.[9] Below is their compilation of multiple reviews, showing the critical responses that many Zelda games have received: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was a video game released in 1998, and the first Zelda game for the Nintendo 64. ... The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (or Zeruda no Densetsu: Kaze no Takuto in Japan) is the ninth game in the well-known The Legend of Zelda series of video games. ... Cover of Famitsu Wave DVD, April 2005, featuring Reiko Hinomoto and Dixie Clemets from Rumble Roses. ... GameFAQs is a gaming website that has hosted FAQs and walkthroughs for gamers since November 1995. ... Game Rankings is a website which keeps track of video game reviews from other sites, and combines them to present an average rating for each game. ...

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Other incarnations

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Cartoons

The Legend of Zelda was made into an animated cartoon as a "show within a show" in the semi-live-action Super Mario Bros. Super Show TV series produced by DiC. The animated Zelda shorts were aired each Friday instead of the usual Super Mario Bros. cartoon that aired during the rest of the week. The series loosely followed the NES Zelda games, mixing settings and characters from those games with original creations. 13 animated Zelda shorts were featured within the show's 65-episode run. The show's incarnations of Link and Zelda also appeared in various episodes of Captain N: The Game Master during its second season. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... The Legend of Zelda is a cartoon series based on the popular Legend of Zelda video games created by Shigeru Miyamoto. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of art, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ... Various television shows based on Super Mario Bros. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... DIC can refer to: Diploma of Imperial College Dubai International Capital DIC Entertainment In chemistry, Diisopropylcarbodiimide Disseminated intravascular coagulation This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... Super Mario Bros. ... Captain N: The Game Master is a cartoon series that aired on U.S. and United Kingdom television from 1989 to 1992. ...


Comics and manga

Main article: The Legend of Zelda manga

Valiant Comics released a short-lived series of comics featuring characters and settings from the Zelda cartoon as part of their Nintendo Comics System line. In addition, manga has been created based on the many of the series' games, including A Link to the Past, Link's Awakening, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, the Oracle series, Four Swords Adventures and The Minish Cap. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Company logo. ... Comics (or, less commonly, sequential art) is a form of visual art consisting of images which are commonly combined with text, often in the form of speech balloons or image captions. ... The Nintendo Comics System was a series of comic books published by Valiant Comics in 1990 and 1991. ... 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ...


CD-i games

Main article: CD-i games based on The Legend of Zelda series

A trilogy of video games were developed and released for the Philips CD-i in the early 1990s as a product of a compromise between Philips and Nintendo after the companies failed to develop a CD-based peripheral for the Super Nintendo. Created with minimal influence from Nintendo, the games (Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon, and Zelda's Adventure) are infamous for having poor gameplay and animation. A screenshot from Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon. ... Philips HQ in Amsterdam Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (Royal Philips Electronics N.V.), usually known as Philips, (Euronext: PHIA, NYSE: PHG) is one of the largest electronics companies in the world. ... CD-i or Compact Disc Interactive is the name of an interactive multimedia CD player developed and marketed by Royal Philips Electronics N.V. CD-i also refers to the multimedia Compact Disc standard utilized by the CD-i console, also known as Green Book, which was co-developed by... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... A peripheral is a type of computer hardware that is added to a host computer in order to expand its abilities. ... Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon is a video game published by Philips Media and released for the Philips CD-i in 1993. ... Zeldas Adventure is a video game developed by Viridis and released for the Philips CD-i in 1994. ...


LCD games

Main article: LCD games from The Legend of Zelda series

Two Zelda-themed LCD games were created in the late 1980's. The "Zelda Game Watch" was released first, and was an actual digital watch with primitive gameplay based on the original Legend of Zelda. The similarly titled "Zelda Game & Watch" was a dual-screen handheld electronic game similar in appearance to today's Nintendo DS. It featured gameplay based on The Adventure of Link, and has also reappeared as an unlockable extra in Game & Watch Gallery 4, a 2002 compilation for the Game Boy Advance. Although Nintendos The Legend of Zelda game series was mostly constricted to consoles and the Game Boy, two mini versions were released, the confusingly-named Zelda Game Watch and Zelda Game & Watch. The Zelda Game Watch The Zelda Game Watch The Game Watch was a multi-purpose wristwatch by... Reflective twisted nematic liquid crystal display. ... A wrist watch A watch is a small portable clock that displays the time and sometimes the day, date, month and year. ... Gameplay includes all player experiences during the interaction with game systems, especially formal games. ... Fire, 1981. ... Handheld electronic games are very small, portable devices for playing interactive games, often miniaturized versions of video games. ... Game & Watch Gallery 4 is a video game for the Game Boy Advance. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Unreleased games

In the lifetime of the Zelda series, several video games have been in development that, for various reasons, were ultimately abandoned. Such titles include The Triforce Trilogy (Game Boy Color), Mystical Seed of Courage (Game Boy Color), and Four Swords DS (Nintendo DS).


Cultural influence

  • The Toysite brand (owned by Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc.) created a number of high-quality Zelda figures in 2000 including Ganondorf, Zelda, and Link. Many figures were never released including Sheik, Darunia, Young Link, Gold Skulltula, Phantom Ganon, and Stalfos. What exactly happened to Toysite is unknown as their website was under renovations for years before being incorporated into the BD&A site (being greatly reduced in content in the process).
  • Tomy also released set of figures with Ganondorf riding a black horse(with a trident and a Phantom Ganon Mask), young Zelda and Impa riding a white horse, and adult Link riding Epona. The horses were the same model with differing coloration and saddles.
  • First 4 Figures is producing statues based on the Zelda franchise, including characters from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The first statues are planned for a release in the third quarter of 2006.[1]
  • Hot Topic produced a series of retro T-Shirts featuring classic Nintendo icons from the 1980s. Popular examples include "Don't Make Me Go Zelda On You" with items on the front, and "Pure Gold" with a gold Zelda cartridge on the front, as well as sweatshirts depicting a Hylian Shield with two Biggoron Swords.
  • An episode of The Powerpuff Girls features the Mayor of Townsville playing a spoof of Ocarina of Time, where he accidentally kills Navi.[2]
  • Joe Pleiman created a song parody of the main Zelda theme (performed by his band The Rabbit Joint). The song is commonly mis-attributed to System of a Down.
  • The character of Xandir from the animated series Drawn Together is also based a lot on Link. In the pilot episode, when he plays a flute, a tornado files him off (hitting trailers on the way), a reference to the flute in the original Legend of Zelda. In addition, one of his characteristic catchphrases is "I'm on a never-ending quest to save my girlfriend!", parodying Princess Zelda's frequent peril. The episode titled A Tale of Two Cows features a cheat book called The Legend of Xandir.
  • In the 1999 movie Durango Kids, the boys are playing Ocarina of Time in their hideout. However, the soundtrack doesn't match the level.
  • In the 2006 movie Grandma's Boy, a character mentions, "I did beat The Legend of Zelda before I could walk."
  • In The Kids in the Hall TV series, the character Gavin, portrayed by Bruce McCulloch, sports a Zelda baseball cap.

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References in other games

  • Mogitate Tingle no Barairo Rupee Land (NDS) — Supporting character Tingle stars in this spin-off RPG, released in September of 2006 in Japan. No release date outside of Japan has been announced.
  • Super Smash Bros. (N64) Players can choose to be Link as their fighting character. There is also a Hyrule Castle themed level.
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee (GCN) Players can choose to be Link, Young Link, Princess Zelda (who can transform into Sheik), or Ganondorf as their fighting character. There are also levels based on Hyrule and Termina. Many trophies based on characters and items (including the Master Sword) can be obtained in the game.
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl (unreleased, for Wii) Players can choose to be Link as their fighting character. A Hyrule castle level, believed to be based on the location as seen in Twilight Princess, has also been seen in a screenshot. The character model used in Brawl is resembles the model in Twilight Princess.
  • Soul Calibur II (GCN) — Link is a selectable character in the Nintendo GameCube version of this fighting game.
  • Tetris (NES) — After winning a B-type game at or above level 9 with a height of at least 1, Link appears playing a flute.
  • Tetris DS (NDS) — This version of Tetris features Link prominently and includes a number of Zelda-themed games.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) — The theme music used for World 3 is remixed into the file menu music found in many Zelda games. Also, the game's Warp Whistle plays the same tune as the flute in The Legend of Zelda.
  • Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES) — Link appears sleeping in a bed at an inn. Talking to him will trigger the “secret passage sound” heard in many Zelda games.
  • Mario Golf (N64/GBC) — In the N64 version, Link’s name is in the scoreboards between matches[3]. The Game Boy version features a course called the "Links Club" (with the Triforce as the logo).
  • Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy Kong’s Quest (SNES/GBA) — In the Super Nintendo version, Link would appear in spot three on Cranky Kong’s podium of heroes if the player got a very small number of “DK Coins” throughout the game. In the Game Boy Advance version, he always appears on the podium, in spot two or three.
  • Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble! (SNES/GBA) — One of the items available at Bazaar Bear’s general store is a seashell. Bazaar will tell the player about a young boy named Link who came in earlier and inquired about it. This references Link’s search for shells in Link’s Awakening. Bazaar even mentions how Link tried to pay for it with rupees.
  • Donkey Konga/Donkey Konga 2 (EU/NA) (GCN) — These rhythm games feature the Zelda theme as one of the songs.
  • Animal Crossing (GCN) — The player can buy the Master Sword as a decoration for his/her house. Another decoration the player can buy is the Triforce item. On some occasions, player may find rupees in a neighbor's house, although they will be left behind because they aren't Animal Crossing currency. While fishing, if the player catches a loach, the caption reads “You don’t suppose it’s Hylian, do you?”, recalling the largest catch in the fishing pond in Ocarina of Time. In addition, the character Gulliver may make a reference to Hyrule being a place he's visited. The original Legend of Zelda can be also unlocked for play.
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World (NDS) — The Triforce and the Master Sword can be obtained for decoration. One of the characters mentions something about a boy in green who had a magical boomerang. Also, useless rupees may again be found in neighbor's house.
  • WarioWare series (WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Party Game$, and WarioWare: Twisted!) — Many microgames in these games are based on the original Zelda and Adventure of Link.
  • Kirby series — When Kirby obtains the “sword” power-up, he also gains a green cap similar to Link’s. This also occurs in the Super Smash Bros. games, when Kirby "absorbs" Link or Young Link. In "The Great Cave Offensive", part of Kirby Super Star for the Super Nintendo, the player may come across many items alluding to various Nintendo games, including the Triforce. In Kirby: Canvas Curse, one of the objects to draw in the doodling minigame is a Triforce.
  • World of Warcraft — A gnome NPC named Linken makes an appearance in the MMORPG World of Warcraft. He is dressed similarly to Link and provides quests that give the player Linken's Boomerang and Linken's Sword of Mastery upon completion. Two of the quests are called “It’s a Secret to Everybody” and “It’s Dangerous to Go Alone”, both quotes from The Legend of Zelda. The player also receives a photograph of Linken standing with a female gnome that looks similar to Princess Zelda. Lastly, an item needed to complete these quests is a golden triangle resembling the Triforce.
  • Final Fantasy — (Dawn of Souls and Origins versions) — Link’s name appears on a tombstone in Elfland. (In the North American NES version, the tombstone is Erdrick’s).
  • F-1 Race (GB) — Link appears cheering before Course 5.
  • Picross NP Vol.5 (SFC) — One of the pictures to draw is Link, inspired by his Ocarina of Time appearance.

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Notes

  1. ^ David (2005). Nintendo reveal sales figures. Australia's PAL Gaming Network. Retrieved on February 12, 2006.
  2. ^ Johnson, Carl. Biography. Miyamoto Shrine. Retrieved on February 12, 2006.
  3. ^ Andrew Vestal (2000-09-14). The History of Zelda. GameSpot.com. Retrieved on 2006-09-25.
  4. ^ Todd Mowatt. In the Game: Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto. Amazon.com. Retrieved on 2006-09-25.
  5. ^ Jeff Gerstmann (2004). Classic NES Series: Zelda II for Game Boy Advance Review. GameSpot.com. Retrieved on September 25, 2006.
  6. ^ Brad Shoemaker (2004). The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages for Game Boy Color Review. GameSpot.com. Retrieved on September 25, 2006.
  7. ^ The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia. Nintendo. Retrieved on 2006-09-25.
  8. ^ Summer 2006: Best. Series. Ever.. GameFAQs. Retrieved on 2006-10-01.
  9. ^ The Rankings. Game Rankings. Retrieved on 2006-09-25.

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See also

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External links

  • Zelda.com - Official site, featuring an encyclopedia
  • Wikia has a wiki about: The Legend of Zelda


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