Friday, June 26, 2009

Classic NES Games: Legend of Zelda


I decided that I would begin a series of blogs about classic NES games, and what better game to start this new series of blogs than Legend of Zelda for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The Legend of Zelda was created by Shigeru Miyamoto back in 1986. I remember my first experience seeing Legend of Zelda, I was at a friends house, and I was in awe seeing this awesome game for the first time. I look back, and it seems kind of ridiculous compared to today's new video games graphic-wise, but the story, the gameplay, and even the music is still great. The wonderful thing about this game, is that today there is a sense of nostalgia that you get from this game, it really takes me back to my childhood. I remember purchasing this game in the early 1990's and staying up late playing this game until my mom would get after me and tell me to go to bed. This game really brings back memories, it has Link, in his original form, Octoroks, Impa, Zelda, and of course Ganon, as well as many others. The objective of the game was to fight monsters, defeat bosses that guard different dungeons, and collect pieces of the Triforce, and collect power ups, and items until you fight Ganon and restore peace to Hyrule. The triforce is an item that is in the shape of triangle and has special powers, similar to that of the ring from Lord of the Rings. The game is great, especially when you get all of the weapons, such as the bow and arrow, the magical sword, and the boomerang just to name a few.

It is kind of funny, but I actually played through this game only about 2 months ago, after I purchased the Legend of Zelda Collector's edition game for the Nintendo Game Cube, which has 4 Legend of Zelda titles. For whatever reason, when I was younger, I never played through the game, and through the years, I just had to beat Ganon in the final dungeon, and it was worth the wait. So if any of you out there want to play this awesome game, check it out, there are classic NES systems on ebay, or if you have a Nintendo Wii, or Gamecube, you can purchase the collector's edition for the Gamecube which can be found at Gamestop, ebay, or half.com. I can tell you that you will probably enjoy this game if you are a fan of the series, so you can see where it all started, you will not regret it.