Zelda marks 20th anniversary

by mcastellon on February 20, 2006

This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Legend of Zelda series, first released on the Nintendo Entertainment System. 1UP gives “20 Reasons Why We Love Zelda”:

Those of us who grew up with an NES under the TV have fond memories of The Legend of Zelda. Its magnificent golden cartridge became something of a fetish object. Such deluxe packaging proclaimed that this was a truly special game, and it was. We spent hour after hour poking through Hyrule’s nooks and crannies: trying to track down the last elusive dungeon entrance, hunting for those bomb bags. But thanks to the innovative built-in battery, every little bit of progress we made would carry over to our next play session. (more)

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