The Legend of Zelda series is by far the best-selling role playing, puzzle & action games for Nintendo.
Check out the facts about the Zelda series!
The gaming franchise began in 1987 with the release of the 8bit NES game The Legend of Zelda.
The franchise has been on at least nine consoles to date!
The game was created by Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka and Toshihiko Nakago of Japan.
The idea originally began as a linear, all action, puzzle Mario game.
Zelda’s name came from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife of the same name.
It was in this game that Ganon made his first appearance as a pig-type man.
The fastest completion of the game was in 31 minutes, 37 secs by Rodrigo Lopes on June 12th ’06.
Zelda II: The Legend of Link included the chance to visit towns, and complete side quests.
The stalfos skeleton is the only enemy to appear in every game.
Zelda’s appearance and occupation has changed throughout the games; she has been a princess, a ninja, a pirate, and Link’s childhood friend.
The Triforce is a symbol of power, wisdom and courage. It was created by the three Golden Goddesses Din, Nayru and Farore.
Navi, Link’s companion in Ocarina of Time, has been voted the most annoying companion in gaming history.
The Ocarina is a musical instrument of power. It’s not surprising that many hard-core gamers have their own ocarinas’.
The Ocarina is how you first get the faithful horse, Epona.
The Wind Waker begins on Link’s birthday, in which it is traditional to wear the green costume of a fabled hero.
The Twilight Princess features Link as he is transformed into a wolf in the Twilight World. Here he meets his new companion, an imp called Midna.
The Legend of Zelda television show was a thirteen episode cartoon series from the 80’s, based on the first game.
There have been many replicas of the Master Sword, such as the creation from the Fiberglass Blades company.
Skyward Sword is the latest installment including Wii Motion Plus and upgradable weapons/equipment.
The Wii U console features various Legend of Zelda games.
Link’s Crossbow Trainer was a minigame, with a chance to use the Wii Zapper game add-on.
Soul Caliber II on the GameCube featured Link as an additional character to destroy the Soul Edge.
Koji Kondo is the creator of the Zelda soundtracks.
Link’s companions have included: Navi, Tatl, Link, King of Red Lions, Ezlo, Midna, Ciela and Linebeck, Zelda, and Phi.
Robin Williams named his daughter Zelda after the princess.
Nintendo’s Mario features as a mask in the Majora’s Mask game.
Link wears three suits: green, red and blue.
Dark Link made his debut in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.
Mario’s Chain Chomp appeared as a bow-wow in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
Link has only spoken twice: “Come on!” as a co-op character in Wind Waker, and “Giddy-up!” whilst riding Epona in The Twilight Princess.