I love the Legend of Zelda series, but I’ve never actually played any of them.

Well, I guess it’s fair to say I’ve started several of them, but I’ve never finished them.

After years of saying I was going to finish the games one day, I finally picked up the first game in the series and committed to playing through it.

And not just The Legend of Zelda. In fact, I committed to playing through the entire series, in order of release date.

This game is crazy. If you don’t have a walkthrough, I don’t know how on earth you can play it. I know I wouldn’t be able to do it.

This is where ZeldaDungeon.net comes in clutch. I needed it for the first few moments, and then only for the maps from then on out.

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But even with the walkthrough, you need to have a whole lot of perseverance, especially in the early moments of the game, when you don’t have any hearts and your sword is trash.

The gameplay is solid, just like all the other Legend of Zelda games. It’s got the Overworld, the dungeons, caves, weapons, items. The heart containers. The pieces of triforce.

Oh, look at those cute, friendly Octorocks.

Oh, look at those cute, friendly Octorocks. They don’t mean any harm.

I’m not really too sure what the game’s story is, other than the fact that I have to collect the pieces of the triforce, or face the return of Ganon if I get a Game Over.

There are some things that I wish I had known when I started the game.

Like the fact that you start at the beginning of the game every single time.

Or that keys are interchangeable between dungeons. And the old lady will not talk to you, so don’t waste any of your Rupees on her.


Discussion meeting for Zelda II: “Hey remember that sidescrolling portion of the game where Link gets the ladder? Let’s make an entire game like that!” Me: “No. Just no.”

But despite all the confusing things, or the things I wish I would’ve known, I’m so glad that I picked up this game. I’m so glad that walkthroughs exist, so that I can enjoy the game.

And Restore Points.

Restore Points make the Money Making Game a breeze.

Famous Last Words

To be honest, the only reason I’m not excited to finish this game is Zelda II – totally not ready to play that game!

But until then, take this!

Ah, you see what I did there?

Ah, you see what I did there?