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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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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 ...
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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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Was there anything different past beating zelda twice?

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

And what does the BS mean anyway?
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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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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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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 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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LOZ Windwaker HD scene never ends

for some reason the LOZWW HD for WiiU when I get to the part at the beginning with the telescope aryll keeps asking "hey,what's that? playername! are you looking at the red postbox?", plays a chime ...