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  1. Jan 4, 2011
    Here's my Top 50 games of all time:

    The Legend of Zelda a Link to the Past
    Super Metroid
    The Legend of Zelda
    Metroid Prime (Trilogy)
    Resident Evil 4
    Tetris DS
    Words with Friends (Scrabble)
    Super Mario Galaxy
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  2. Oct 30, 2011
    The game that started it all. No talking fairies, no helpful owls, not much of a story if you don't have the original instruction manual, but oh is this game a lot of fun. You will almost certainly need the help of an online FAQ or walkthrough if you've never played this before; imagine how tough this was for players in 1987 when the modern internet didn't exist! Every true Zelda fan must play this game at least once, whether on Wii Virtual Console or in its original shiny gold NES cartridge. Expand
  3. Mar 16, 2013
    NOTE: Its worth the download on virtual console though. I love the adventuring aspects of the game, but it is a bit too easy. I respect it as the game that launched a legend but by itself it is better than average. It is worth the 5 or 8 dollar price tag.
  4. Mar 26, 2013
    the first legend of zelda is magical in how little it tells you and how much it sprawls. it's a joyous adventure. for most people anyway. basically, when you get your wood sword, walk around for a bit. if you love having an 8-bit world to walk around in then you'll supply all the the mystery & wonder required. if you walk around and get bored of poking with your browned stick then stop playing the game. it's strength is in how barren it is, the mystical awe and wonder at all of the places you find and die at, only to come later and trounce everything with ease. to discover where you have to go next after just wandering, never knowing what step will be your last. it's literally exploration: the game, no other conflicts, and it's momentous for it. the second quest is a joke though. Expand
  5. Oct 30, 2013
    Exploring the area is fun on it's own sometimes that's all you need to have a great time with this game. Great music, controls, and replay-ability definitely worth the download.
  6. May 11, 2014
    The Legend of Zelda, the original, is a great game that revolutionized it's genre. While it may be confusing for today's standards of a Zelda game due to you not knowing where to go without a walk-through. it can still be fun and challenging; in fact trust me while I say that this game is HARD, it may not be as hard as Zelda II: AoL but there are a lot of enemies that will probably downright frustrate you. Despite it's difficulty, this game is actually still very fun today so if you have $5 you don't need, get it now on the Virtual Console. Expand
  7. Sep 10, 2014
    The 1st game of this amazing franchise is still great. The dungeons are scary (sort of) and fits the atmosphere, the overworld is huge, but that means its SOOOOOOOO easy to get lost. However, getting upgrades is easy and really fun, and overall, the quest is epic!

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