25 years of Zelda and Nintendo systems (photos)

25 years of Zelda and Nintendo systems (photos)

Summary: Here's a look back at a quarter century's worth of innovations in game design and Nintendo gear brought to life by The Legend of Zelda franchise.


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  • Happy 25th, Link!

    In celebration of the Zelda franchise's silver anniversary with the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Wii today, it's worth revisiting all the gaming "firsts" -- both in software and hardware -- that Link and Nintendo introduced through the years...

    Also read: Nintendo launches Zelda bundle with gold Wii controller, $69.99

    Caption: Gloria Sin
    Photo Credit: Nintendo

  • The Legend of Zelda for the Nintendo Entertainment System, 1987

    "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this...." With these famous words, the epic world of Link and the Zelda franchise was born on the Nintendo Entertainment System. This was the first game that players could save their adventures and resume saved games at a later time, thanks to the (watch) battery-powered memory built into the chunky NES game cartridges.

    Caption: Gloria Sin
    Photo Credit: Nintendo

Topics: Mobility, CXO, Emerging Tech

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