I recently completed The Legend Of Zelda on the Nes for the first time ever, even though I have been playing this game for as far back as I can remember. One of my first memories of TLOZ is playing it in my uncle’s house and not having a clue what to do or where to go. I got a copy for myself at some stage after that and I really enjoyed the game but could never really progress very far. I was very young at the time and this was before the time of Internet so there were guides that I could look up. Sure there’s the option of a guide book but I never managed to pick one up. Eventually I moved on to other games, coming back to TLOZ from time to time but never actually completing a Zelda game until Ocarina Of Time on the Nintendo 64.

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Fast forward 25 years and the Nes Classic Edition is released with 30 amazing games, one of which just so happens to be The Legend Of Zelda. I had a few games that I was determined to complete over the next few months and TLOZ was one of my primary objectives. After a few stop starts attempting to play it through, I decided to knuckle down and finally finish it.

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One of the most iconic moments in video game history.

When I started out on my full play-through, I wanted to try and get through as much of the game as I could, without the use of any guides a walkthrough Unfortunately this didn’t last too long however as after the 3rd dungeon I was lost and couldn’t figure out where to go next. I decided to seek the help of veteran players who have played through the game multiple times, left no stone unturned and discovered every little secret that this glorious game holds.

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Doing battle with some Oktorok and a River Zora.

As I made my way through the rest, I enjoyed it more with every step I took. Sometimes I’d use the help of a guide and others I would just roam around from screen to screen, trying to blow up every rock and burn every bush in the hopes of finding another hidden cave or dungeon.

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The thrill of finding hidden items in dungeons.

When I finally finished the game, the sense of accomplishment was unparalleled. After almost 25 years of playing The Legend Of Zelda I had finally destroyed Ganon, saved Princess Zelda and restored peace to Hyrule. My journey through TLOZ has spanned decades and I now that it has finally come to an end, I can safely say it is one of the best video games I have every played.

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Link retrieves a piece of the Triforce.

It’s no secret that I am a huge Zelda fan, after all The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is my favorite ever video game. I am on a mission to complete as many TLOZ games as I possibly can and I have just started Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link. It supposed to be one of the more difficult games in the series and I look forward to the challenge.

Thanks very much for reading, my next blog is in another castle.

Naoise.


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