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The Best Games Period - Episode 54 - The Legend of Zelda

Jack Gardner



With the recent release of the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, another game looms large in the background: The original Legend of Zelda, the 1986 title that started it all and taught us all that it's dangerous to go alone. Nintendo's open world adventure forced players to think beyond the limitations of previous console games, forced Nintendo to change how it made games, almost single-handedly created the Nintendo Power magazine, and became both a cultural and game design touchstone.


Does The Legend of Zelda, with all of its 1986 technical limitations, still hold up over 30 years later?   



Outro music: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 'The Imprisoning War' by smartpoetic (


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