18 November 2011
25 years ago, Nintendo released "Zelda no Densetsu: The Hyrule Fantasy" as a launch title for the Famicom Disk System in Japan. A year later, it was released internationally as "The Legend of Zelda" for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was groundbreaking with its sense of exploration, puzzles, scope and being the first NES game with battery backup; this meant that anyone can save a game onto the Game Pak rather than start over from the beginning or jot down a password.
This weekend, "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword" is released for the Nintendo Wii and it still gives players the same (if not greater) sense of adventure as every other Zelda game before it.
Thank you Nintendo for a series of excellent video games.
PS: Before anyone asks, my favorite Zelda games are "A Link to the Past" and "Link's Awakening".
"THE LEGEND OF ZELDA" © 1986-2011 Nintendo Co. Ltd.