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The Legend of Zelda Turns 25 98

harrymcc writes "The Legend of Zelda originated 25 years ago today, when Nintendo released the original game for its Famicom console in Japan on February 21st, 1986. Benj Edwards is celebrating with a look at some of the franchise's odder sidelights, from a version broadcast by satellite to the unexpected true story of where the game got its name." If you're in the mood for more nostalgia, 1Up has a collection of articles delving into the past two and a half decades of Zelda. And since it's cool, here's a link (sorry) to a guy who hacked an oscilloscope to display Gameboy games, using 1993's Link's Awakening as a demonstration.
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The Legend of Zelda Turns 25

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  • Nostalgia (Score:5, Interesting)

    by screwzloos ( 1942336 ) on Monday February 21, 2011 @04:33PM (#35271484)
    I remember going to the local toy store to get The Legend of Zelda with the original gold cartridge. It was my second console game after I had played out Super Mario Bros.

    When did "Those were the days." become "Damn, I feel old."?

    On another note, Hindsight is 20/20, but nostalgia is totally blind.

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. -- Francis Bacon