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The logo of the series, first appearing in A Link to the Past (1991)

The Legend of Zelda is a high-fantasy action-adventure video-game series created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. It is primarily developed and published by Nintendo, although some portable installments have been outsourced to Capcom, Vanpool and Grezzo. The series' gameplay incorporates elements of action, adventure and puzzle-solving games.

The series centers on Link, the playable character and chief protagonist. Link is often given the task of rescuing Princess Zelda and the kingdom of Hyrule from Ganon, who is the principal antagonist of the series; however, other settings and antagonists have appeared in several games. The plots commonly involve a relic known as the Triforce, a set of three omnipotent golden triangles. The protagonist in each game is usually not the same incarnation of Link, but a few exceptions exist.

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The Legend of Zelda, known in Japan as The Hyrule Fantasy: The Legend of Zelda (THE HYRULE FANTASY ゼルダの伝説, Za Hairaru Fantajī Zeruda no Densetsu) is a video game designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and developed and published by Nintendo. Set in the fantasy land of Hyrule, the plot centers on a boy named Link, the playable protagonist, who aims to rescue Princess Zelda from the primary antagonist, Ganon, by collecting eight fragments of the Triforce of Wisdom, a powerful artifact.

As the inaugural game of The Legend of Zelda series, it was first released in Japan as a launch game for the Famicom Disk System peripheral a year and five months before it was released in the United States. Since the Famicom Disk System was not released outside Japan, the game was published internationally on the Nintendo Entertainment System's cartridge format in 1987. The NES cartridge has an internal battery to allow data saving. Nintendo released the game in Japan in 1994 on cartridge format for the Famicom (Japanese version of the NES).

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  • "It's dangerous to go alone! Take this." - The Old Man in the cave.
  • "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?" - Happy Mask Salesman
  • "Link ... You are the light - our light - that must shine upon Hyrule once again." - Zelda
  • "It's a secret to everybody." - Moblin
  • "The flow of time is always cruel... its speed seems different for each person, but no one can change it... A thing that does not change with time is a memory of younger days..." - Sheik
  • "I'll grant you the honor of carrying me." - Ruto
  • "If you ever meet my brother, let him know... The thousands years of raindrops summoned by my song are my tears. The thunder that strikes the earth is my anger." - Composer's Ghost
  • "By no way should you grow impatient. Impatience brings uneasiness and distracts the heart." - Unknown
  • "I was King Rhoam Bosphoramous Hyrule. I was... the last leader of Hyrule. A kingdom which no longer exists" - King Rhoam Bosphoramous Hyrule
  • "Dodongo dislikes smoke." - Old Man

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