Use this tag for questions about the original NES game, The Legend of Zelda. For questions about the series, use [legend-of-zelda-series].

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Why do some versions of Legend of Zelda on the NES have the “hold reset” caution screen, and some don't?

I've played Legend of Zelda many times on many different NESes and copies of the game, and something I've noticed is that some versions of the game have the "caution" on the death screen to hold down ...
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Original Zelda on Wii Problems

I'm just wondering if anybody else that has downloaded the original Legend of Zelda on their Wii or Wii U has noticed thats it's not the same as the original cartridge version. None of the secret ...
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Lumpy Pumpkin Harp Song with Kina-Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword [duplicate]

I have looked alllllll over the internet, trying to see if there is some easier way to complete the song. I have tried closing my eyes, I attempted memorizing it, I even laid on the floor while doing ...
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How are the pieces of the Triforce distributed?

In Ocarina of Time, it is said that Ganondorf takes the Triforce, later it explains that the Triforce split in order to prevent him from having it, and left him with the Triforce of Power because that ...
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How can I effectively murder these rather grotesque disembodied rabbits?

In the original Legend of Zelda, what's the most efficient way to kill a Pols Voice ghost? On the original Famicom, it was possible using the built-in Mic, but that method appears to be unworkable ...
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Can I beat the levels in the original Legend of Zelda in a non-linear fasion?

I'm playing through the original Legend of Zelda for the first time. After beating the second dungeon, I found my way to the sixth. I struggled with a deadly Wizrobe room until I realized that I wasn'...
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Was there some realistic reason for the odd save method in the original zelda?

I remember one having to use both controllers to save the game. Was there some viable reason for this or is it a 'how did they design it that way' CP?
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The Legend of Zelda (Original) Virtual Console can't select item to use on b!

I bought The Legend of Zelda for Virtual Console and my problem is, that I can't select any item on the B button in the subscreen. Of course I read the discription that says I should use the d-pad (I ...
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Why don't my bombs break walls?

I recently picked up a copy of Legend of Zelda for the NES and I have huge difficulty with breaking the walls that hide secret locations for items. First I thought I was doing it in the wrong areas, ...
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Where is the potion shop near the second dungeon?

I'm looking for the potion shop near this dungeon. Where is it, and how do I get there?
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Second Quest in Legend of Zelda for the Wii

Does the Legend of Zelda version available from the Wii's Virtual Console service feature the "second Quest" that was accessible once you either completed the game once (or put ZELDA as your name when ...
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What is the purpose of the alternate dungeon entrances in The Legend Of Zelda

In The Legend of Zelda around dungeon entrances you can sometimes find some Armos. You can generally find a secret under one of them that reveals a staircase. Basically this staircase just leads to ...
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On the Wii Virtual Console version of The Legend of Zelda, how can you save a game in progress?

In the original Legend of Zelda for the NES, there was a trick where you could (if I remember correctly) press ↑ and select simultaneously on the 2nd controller to bring up the Save dialog. ...
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Original Zelda for the Wii

I loved the old gold-cartridge Zelda, and I've played (and own) the latest Zelda adventure where you can go trotting off through a fairly realistic 3D world, including swimming and they make full use ...
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Is it normal to reach rooms where nothing appears to happen?

I'm playing the first quest in Zelda, and reached this point in the map. ...nothing appears to happen. Is this a glitch in the Zelda Classic "emulation"/"engine", or something that also happened in ...
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Was there anything different past beating The Legend of Zelda twice?

In the original Zelda things were wildly different on your second playthough. I always wanted to but never managed to keep a NES/Zelda cartridge/battery long enough to go far enough past a 2nd ...
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What is the difference between BS Zelda and the original Zelda1?

And what does the BS mean anyway?