Foreword
Writer
Alex Rosenberg
Editors
Joshua Lindquist
Alex Rosenberg
Layout Design
Joshua Lindquist
Alex Rosenberg
Special Thanks
The Zelda Wiki Team

I admittedly became a fan of the Zelda franchise rather late in my life at around age 15. I am not entirely sure what convinced me to start playing it, but The Legend of Zelda was the game that introduced me to a franchise that I have been heavily influenced by since. I may have died 65 times in the process (thank you Facebook for reminding me), but after making through the whole game, I was left with a feeling of accomplishment. I had never played a game that dropped you in a massive world and just said, “ok have fun,” (I still have issues with games that do this nowadays). It took me forever to finish the game (and the game’s difficulty surely wasn’t helping) but I was left wanting more, and so I played A Link to the Past, and then Ocarina of Time after that…and it hasn’t stopped. The Legend of Zelda on the NES was the game that drew me into the world of Hyrule and kept me there.

It is only fitting that we celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of The Legend of Zelda franchise by returning to the game that started it all to begin with. This “really rad” game changed the industry, and wholeheartedly deserves its time in the spotlight. I hope our new guides help you get through the lengthy labyrinths of Hyrule, and get past that one room with all the Darknuts.

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Alex Rosenberg
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