The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda
System NES
Developer Nintendo
Genre Action / Adventure
Series The Legend of Zelda Series

Ganon, an evil beast who holds the Triforce of Power has invaded the kingdom of Hyrule. Princess Zelda has been imprisoned and now he seeks the Triforce of Wisdom.

Link, a brave young elf, is tasked with collecting the Triforce fragments hidden in dungeons around the kingdom. Only then will he be strong enough to face Ganon.

Starting out with only a shield, Link must seek out the eight dungeons, arm himself with weapons and items, and face the monsters that stand between him and the Triforce. Hyrule is filled with secrets that may assist Link in his quest.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan ゼルダの伝説 Zelda no Densetsu 21 Feb 1986
US The Legend of Zelda Jul 1987
Europe The Legend of Zelda 1987


System Japan U.S. Europe
Famicom (Cart Version) 19 Feb 1994 - -
Classic NES Series (GBA) 14 Feb 2004 07 Jun 2004 09 Jul 2004
Wii Virtual Console 02 Dec 2006 19 Nov 2006 08 Dec 2006
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 26 Oct 2011 05 Jul 2012 12 Apr 2012
Wii U Virtual Console 28 Aug 2013 29 Aug 2013 29 Aug 2013

Ports & Remakes

Super Famicom BS Zelda no Densetsu

Also available to play in:

GameCube Animal Crossing (Hidden)
GameCube The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition