Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thursday, March 3, 2016
In 1986, a new genre of video games was born. The Legend of Zelda was released on Feb. 21st, 1986 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was revolutionary because the player was in control. There were objectives, but the player could complete them at their leisure.

The latest game in the series is set to be released this fall for Nintendo’s Wii U. The series has reached a multitude of fans, young and old.

The franchise has been revolutionary in gameplay, as well as other areas. The soundtracks for the games are critically acclaimed. The Legend of Zelda is considered one of the greatest games ever, and the soundtrack and atmosphere only adds to the games amazing content.

So far, there have been 18 games in the main series, as well as numerous spin-offs and titles that use the characters from the game. The main series of games consist of the Legend of Zelda, The Legend of Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, The legend of zelda: Ocarina of time, the Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons, The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords, The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, and The Legend of Zelda: Tri-Force Heros.

The creator of the games, Shigeru Miyamoto, also created Mario and helped create the Metroid series that are all flagship series’ for Nintendo. He is widely regarded as one of the gaming industry's greatest minds.

It’s hard to believe that The Legend of Zelda is 30 years old, but with Nintendo’s constant innovations to breathe fresh life into the series, it’s not hard to imagine 30 more great years ahead of us.

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