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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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NES legend of Zelda fake or real [duplicate]

I recently sold my NES Legend of Zelda that I bought around 1989 for my kids. The buyer thinks it's a fake because it does not have any batch/quality control stamping on the back. Nothing else about ...
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What's this repeating area in the original Zelda?

I was playing the Switch virtual console edition of Zelda I, and I found some area near the bottom left of the overworld map. It looks like it's a plus-shaped walkway with Moblins and it seems to be ...
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How do I tell Legend of Zelda NES versions apart?

I've recently become interested in collecting old NES games. I'm trying to find an original NES Legend of Zelda game CIB. However, I'm having trouble distinguishing different versions of the game. All ...
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Zelda: the Triforce and the Sierpinski triangle [closed]

The Triforce artifact found in many Legend of Zelda games bears a great deal of resemblance to the fractal known as the The Sierpinski triangle (Triforce on top, Sierpinski triangle below): They ...
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How to have the whistle warp to the ninth dungeon?

On page 26 of the manual for The Legend of Zelda for NES it reads Remember the magical whistle? Well, once he's collected the last Triforce fragment, Link can warp to the entrance to the ninth ...
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Is it possible to get a Free Magic Shield?

I've been playing Zelda, and I've had my Magic Shield eaten by a Like-Like in Level 6, twice. It's making me think, what if there is a way to get the Magic Shield without paying 90 or 160 rupees to ...
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Is there actually a cave entrance on every screen?

Page 31/32 of the manual for The Legend of Zelda for NES says Legend has it that there are caves in every possible place above ground. Link is bound to find them as long as he has enough power. ...
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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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Why are secret spots mising in the Wii version of Zelda I?

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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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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Is the original Zelda available 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?
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