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The Legend of Zelda (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . If you count Ocarina of Time 3D, this NES port marks the sixth Legend of Zelda release on the Nintendo 3DS. If you're one of those people who has already gone through The Minish Cap and other more contemporary classics, this 8-bit adventure might be a little too plain. On the other hand, the dungeon puzzles are still well designed and the five dollar asking price sounds about right. If you can handle more Zelda, then this is the game for you. Rating: 78%
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What Is It? The Legend of Zelda is just like any typical love story. Boy meets girl, girl gets kidnapped by evil overlord, boy must set off on a quest to find the pieces of the triforce and defeat the nefarious oppressor. I'm pretty sure that's exactly how Tom Cruise courted Katie Holmes.

This is The Legend of Zelda, one of the most influential games of all time. This is the story of a short dude with green cap and his journey to save the world from Ganon. He does this by solving puzzles found in dungeons, picking up important new items and defeating a bunch of boss creatures. You know the score, because it's a theme that has been repeated countless times in one Zelda game after another. This is the original 8-bit game in all of its simplistic glory.

Does It Still Hold Up? Despite its outdated graphics and light storyline, The Legend of Zelda holds up remarkably well. The dungeon crawling mechanics are timeless, as Nintendo has demonstrated time and time again with each sequel and spin-off. This is a game about setting down rules and establishing a fiction. As a result, this Zelda game can sometimes feel a bit meek. Still, as an adventure game that changed the genre forever, this 25 year old masterpiece holds up just fine.

Is It Worth The Money? If you count Ocarina of Time 3D, this NES port marks the sixth Legend of Zelda release on the Nintendo 3DS. If you're one of those people who has already gone through The Minish Cap and other more contemporary classics, this 8-bit adventure might be a little too plain. On the other hand, the dungeon puzzles are still well designed and the five dollar asking price sounds about right. If you can handle more Zelda, then this is the game for you.
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