Zelda Classic is probably THE most faithful PC conversion of one of the most famous NES classics ever made. For those who've never played console games, Legend of Zelda, released by Nintendo to worldwide fame in 1986, is an incredibly addictive action/RPG hybrid that tells a story of a young adventurous boy named Link, who is always busy embarking on life-threatening quests. Not only to save his world, Hyrule, but also to rescue his beloved princess Zelda. As if that isn't enough for a hero's work, Link must also prevent the evil Ganondorf Dragmire, king of thieves, from getting that Triforce, the mysterious artifact that grants anyone's wishes. |
The game is played from a top-down perspective similar to most console RPGs of yore. What sets Zelda apart from others is not only the evolving, intricate plot, but also a great balance of action and RPG elements. Link not only must talk to NPCs and gain experience like all RPG heroes would, but he has to push boulders, kill monsters in real-time, defeat devious traps, and in general solve a multitude of ingenious physical puzzles (i.e. how to get from point A to B) that are put in his path. You'll have so much fun with the game that you'll hardly notice it's 4 in the morning (and you have 3 hours to sleep before rushing to work). Zelda Classic is an excellent, albeit unofficial, conversion of an NES classic. Now, for the first time, PC gamers will have a chance to experience why Zelda continues to be a very strong, very popular console series. Two thumbs up!
Reviewed by: Underdogs