The Legend of Zelda game cartridge

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Date Introduced
1988
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Manufacturer
Nintendo
Credit Line
Gift of Christopher J. Garcia
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
Japan
Keywords
Entertainment; role-playing; Home game console; Nintendo; Games
Object ID
102711610

This was one of the most influential games of the 1980s. Players controlled Link, a young boy who traveled through the land of Hyrule fighting the forces of Gannon to collect the mystical Triforce. The game was a best seller in both Japan and North America, spawning numerous sequels and a cartoon series. This is the first game cartridge in the US with an internal battery that allowed players to save games.