Zelda's 25th Anniversary

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Yesterday, the legend of Zelda celebrated its 25th anniversary.

The Legend of Zelda, the first game of the series, was first released in Japan on February 21, 1986, on the Famicom Disk System. A cartridge version, using battery-backed memory, was released in the United States on August 22, 1987, and Europe on November 27, 1987.

To celebrate, here is a mural painted by a Japanese artist (who's name we have yet to find out)

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You can view and download a hi-res version here and here.

6 Responses to "Zelda's 25th Anniversary"

Body1 Says:

Coool post!!!

I wait on my blog BRO!!!


D4 Says:

Woah. I'll be downloading the hi-res mural. It's so beautiful.

ScottD Says:

wow I feel old. Great mural!

1904 Blogger Says:

iv been playing zelda here the past few days, love it

Hom Diddly Says:


That mural is awesome!

zepdragon Says:

Very beautiful. The Legend of Zelda on the NES was my first ever video game. Brings back memories...