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26 Facts About The Legend of Zelda That You Probably Did Not Know
Link is probably one of the gaming world's most recognizable heroes after the portly moustached plumber. For the game's 30th anniversary on Feb. Link gets his wooden sword from an old man in the original game, but this was not included in the plot until much later in development. Originally, Link starts out with the cheap weapon already in his inventory but early game testers were confused with what to do with it. Well, at least most of the time, he is.
Okay, The Legend of Zelda. When you think about the Zelda games, you don't immediately imagine unsettling, upsetting stuff. But it's there. Oh yes, it's there. Fun and quite deep, they've been responsible for some serious unit shifting.
There are plenty of great video game designers, but one name stands above them all: Shigeru Miyamoto. The famed Japanese game developer has created some of the most influential video games in history including Super Mario Bros , Donkey Kong , and, of course, the Legend of Zelda.
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Game design icon Shigeru Miyamoto borrowed from his own history to dream up Hyrule, the setting of The Legend of Zelda. You might be familiar with another Nintendo game that hit American shelves just a few months before Zelda : Super Mario Bros. The company, and in particular designers Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka, developed the original Zelda and Mario outings simultaneously, working hard to ensure that the two felt very different. Where Super Mario Bros. Miyamoto confirmed that Zelda Fitzgerald—novelist, feminist, and wife of F. Early incarnations of The Legend of Zelda were intended to include the option to design your own dungeons ultimately scrapped when Nintendo realized that navigating existent dungeons was a lot more fun than building ones from scratch. Additionally, the original Japanese version of the game opened with the player receiving his or her sword outright, as opposed to earning it upon completion of an early cave level.