History VideoGame / TheLegendOfZeldaI

1st Jun '17 11:56:03 PM KaputExaltation
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* Literature/TheBible: One actually exists in the game. It acts as a permanent [[QuadDamage power amplifier]] to the Magical Rod, by causing it's shots to [[KillItWithFire burst into flames]]. Some players think this actually makes it weaker (since the flaming projectiles use the same sprite as the fireballs from far weaker blue candle), ''however:'' the original Magical Rod projectile is actually fired in ''addition'' to the fire, and thus does damage from the beam ''and'' the fire, not just the fire. The Bible was [[{{Bowdlerize}} changed]] into a MagicBook outside of Japan. It's worth noting that the Bible [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer outright condemns witchcraft]].

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* Literature/TheBible: One actually exists in the game. It acts as a permanent [[QuadDamage power amplifier]] to the Magical Rod, by causing it's shots to [[KillItWithFire burst into flames]]. Some players think this actually makes it weaker (since the flaming projectiles use the same sprite as the fireballs from far weaker blue candle), ''however:'' the original Magical Rod projectile is actually fired in ''addition'' to the fire, and thus does damage from the beam ''and'' the fire, not just the fire. The Bible was [[{{Bowdlerize}} changed]] into a MagicBook [[SpellBook Magic Book]] in regions outside of Japan. It's worth noting that the Bible [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer outright condemns witchcraft]].
1st Jun '17 11:54:38 PM KaputExaltation
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* Literature/TheBible: One actually exists in the game. It acts as a permanent [[QuadDamage power amplifier]] to the Magical Rod, by causing it's shots to [[KillItWithFire burst into flames]]. Some players think this actually makes it weaker (since the flaming projectiles use the same sprite as the fireballs from far weaker blue candle), ''however:'' the original Magical Rod projectile is actually fired in ''addition'' to the fire, and thus does damage from the beam ''and'' the fire, not just the fire. The Bible was [[{{Bowdlerize}} changed]] into a MagicBook outside of Japan. It's worth noting that the Bible [[CowboyBebopAtHisComputer outright condemns witchcraft]].



* SpellBook: It's not necessary for Link to be able to use the Magical Rod, but it does make his shots [[KillItWithFire burst into flames]]. Some think this makes it weaker, but it does not: the beam does damage before it bursts into flame, so it does damage from the beam ''and'' the fire, not just the fire.



* SwordBeam: If your life meter is filled to maximum capacity, you can fire these at distant enemies. This is notable because the beam, unlike many later ''Zelda'' titles, carries the same power level as the blade itself, and they hit everything the sword hits as well (later games have enemies immune to the sword beam). Needless to say, getting the Magical Sword as early as possible is a major boon; even the White Sword is an improvement.

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* SwordBeam: If your life meter is filled to maximum capacity, you can fire these at distant enemies. This is notable because the beam, unlike many later ''Zelda'' titles, carries the same power level as the blade itself, and they hit everything the sword hits as well (later games have enemies that are immune to the sword beam). Needless to say, getting the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Magical Sword Sword]] as early as possible is a major boon; even the White Sword is an improvement.



* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Bit of an odd case. When the game was still very young, it was ambiguous whether Link was shooting beams from his sword or actually throwing it at enemies, with the game glossing over how he retrieved it. One piece of artwork from the game depicts the former, and yet another depicts the latter. Once the second game was released, most media treated the beams as an ability unique to the Magical Sword (appropriately enough), so one could interpret Link as ''throwing'' the Wooden and White swords.
20th May '17 1:44:49 PM nombretomado
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* ComicBookAdaptation: There are at least three adaptations: Two being manga works and one being the ValiantComics [[ComicBook/TheLegendOfZelda series]], authorized by Nintendo and based on this and ''Zelda II''.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: There are at least three adaptations: Two being manga works and one being the ValiantComics Creator/ValiantComics [[ComicBook/TheLegendOfZelda series]], authorized by Nintendo and based on this and ''Zelda II''.
5th May '17 3:31:03 PM DoubleEdgedSword
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** If you know where to look, are somewhat good at evasion, and willing to grind Rupees for a few minutes, it is possible to get three of the five overworld [[HeartContainer Container Hearts]] and therefore the [[InfinityMinusOneSword White Sword]], ''and'' the Blue Ring before entering the very first dungeon in the first quest. The three extra hearts and the White Sword can easily be gotten quickly and will allow you to breeze through at least the first half of the game, but the ring is ''very'' expensive at 250 Rupees (five away from the maximum) and thus requires more time spent finding hidden rooms in the overworld for larger caches of Rupees if you want to buy it quickly (and without savescumming or Rupee-farming), but it is also a major boon to have itself. (You can also manipulate the money-making game with SaveScumming, which will greatly cut down on the time necessary to farm Rupees). Averted in the second quest where four of the five overworld Heart Containers require special items to get. With the remaining one, you only need the Power Bracelet, but you have to make your way to the graveyard and you are likely to die multiple times trying to get there. At a minimum, you're doing the first dungeon with the Wooden Sword.

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** If you know where to look, are somewhat good at evasion, and willing to grind Rupees for a few minutes, it is possible to get three of the five overworld [[HeartContainer Container Hearts]] and therefore the [[InfinityMinusOneSword White Sword]], ''and'' the Blue Ring before entering the very first dungeon in the first quest. The three extra hearts and the White Sword can easily be gotten quickly and will allow you to breeze through at least the first half of the game, but the ring is ''very'' expensive at 250 Rupees (five away from the maximum) and thus requires more time spent finding hidden rooms in the overworld for larger caches of Rupees if you want to buy it quickly (and without savescumming or Rupee-farming), but it is also a major boon to have itself. (You can also manipulate the money-making game with SaveScumming, which will greatly cut down on the time necessary to farm Rupees). Averted in the second quest where four of the five overworld Heart Containers require special items to get. With the remaining one, you only still need to get the Power Bracelet, but you have to Bracelet and then make your way to the graveyard and graveyard. Good luck not getting your ass handed to you are likely to die multiple times trying to get there.by the Lynels. At a minimum, you're doing the first dungeon with the Wooden Sword.
1st May '17 8:06:15 AM WaxingName
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* TheForeignSubtitle: Inverted, its title ''The Hyrule Fantasy'' was dropped from international releases.
28th Apr '17 5:49:53 PM MissConception
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* InconsistentDub: The English manual translation often doesn't match the in-game version, such as Ruby instead of Rupy ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS later Rupee]]), Whistle actually being Recorder, MagicWand rather than [[MagicStaff Magical Rod]], and ([[FandomBerserkButton most infamously]]) Ganon spelled as Gannon.

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* InconsistentDub: The English manual translation often doesn't match the in-game version, such as Ruby instead of Rupy ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS later Rupee]]), Whistle actually being Recorder, MagicWand rather than [[MagicStaff Magical Rod]], and ([[FandomBerserkButton most infamously]]) Ganon spelled as instead of Gannon.



** The Japanese guide for a later game, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past features an [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100206235403/zelda/images/6/69/Christianity.png illustration of Link praying in front of a large crucifix.]] The actual game contains a structure known as the "Sanctuary", which many people theorize is actually a church, due to the building's layout and the use of stained-glass windows. (The Japanese script outright confirms it, calling it ''kyōkai''.)

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** The Japanese guide for a later game, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast'', features an [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100206235403/zelda/images/6/69/Christianity.png illustration of Link praying in front of a large crucifix.]] The actual game contains a structure known as the "Sanctuary", which many people theorize is actually a church, due to the building's layout and the use of stained-glass windows. (The Japanese script outright confirms it, calling it ''kyōkai''.)
28th Apr '17 12:16:14 PM Owlorange1995
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Red is used for things that favor Link, while blue favors his enemies. Most of the upgraded items are red, and special items like the Power Bracelet are also red. Weaker enemies are red, while stronger ones are blue. The first two dungeons are colored blue, and there are no red dungeons. Finally, Ganon himself is colored blue, but the ashes shown after his death are red.
15th Apr '17 8:57:34 PM Prinzenick
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** For newcomers who are unacquainted with how to find everything, the Boomerang is a big boon to have, and it can be found in the first dungeon. It requires no ammo, it has a long range and stuns any enemy outside of bosses, either letting you evade them easier or giving you a free shot at them (especially helpful if you're at full health and are thus able to use the Sword Beam), which is very, very helpful in a game with a lot of close quarter combat. It also kills off minor mooks like Keese as a bonus.

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** For newcomers who are unacquainted with how to find everything, the Boomerang is a big boon to have, and it can be found in the first dungeon. It requires no ammo, it has a long range and stuns it can stun any enemy outside of except for the bosses, either letting you evade them easier or giving you a free shot at attacking them (especially helpful useful if you're at full health and are thus able to use the Sword Beam), which is very, very helpful in a game with a lot of close quarter combat. It also kills off minor mooks like Keese as a bonus.
15th Apr '17 8:54:19 PM Prinzenick
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* DiscOneNuke: If you know where to look, are somewhat good at evasion, and willing to grind Rupees for a few minutes, it is possible to get three of the five overworld [[HeartContainer Container Hearts]] and therefore the [[InfinityMinusOneSword White Sword]], ''and'' the Blue Ring before entering the very first dungeon in the first quest. The three extra hearts and the White Sword can easily be gotten quickly and will allow you to breeze through at least the first half of the game, but the ring is ''very'' expensive at 250 Rupees (five away from the maximum) and thus requires more time spent finding hidden rooms in the overworld for larger caches of Rupees if you want to buy it quickly (and without savescumming or Rupee-farming), but it is also a major boon to have itself. (You can also manipulate the money-making game with SaveScumming, which will greatly cut down on the time necessary to farm Rupees). Averted in the second quest where four of the five overworld Heart Containers require special items to get. With the remaining one, you only need the Power Bracelet, but you have to make your way to the graveyard and you are likely to die multiple times trying to get there. At a minimum, you're doing the first dungeon with the Wooden Sword.

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* DiscOneNuke: DiscOneNuke:
** For newcomers who are unacquainted with how to find everything, the Boomerang is a big boon to have, and it can be found in the first dungeon. It requires no ammo, it has a long range and stuns any enemy outside of bosses, either letting you evade them easier or giving you a free shot at them (especially helpful if you're at full health and are thus able to use the Sword Beam), which is very, very helpful in a game with a lot of close quarter combat. It also kills off minor mooks like Keese as a bonus.
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If you know where to look, are somewhat good at evasion, and willing to grind Rupees for a few minutes, it is possible to get three of the five overworld [[HeartContainer Container Hearts]] and therefore the [[InfinityMinusOneSword White Sword]], ''and'' the Blue Ring before entering the very first dungeon in the first quest. The three extra hearts and the White Sword can easily be gotten quickly and will allow you to breeze through at least the first half of the game, but the ring is ''very'' expensive at 250 Rupees (five away from the maximum) and thus requires more time spent finding hidden rooms in the overworld for larger caches of Rupees if you want to buy it quickly (and without savescumming or Rupee-farming), but it is also a major boon to have itself. (You can also manipulate the money-making game with SaveScumming, which will greatly cut down on the time necessary to farm Rupees). Averted in the second quest where four of the five overworld Heart Containers require special items to get. With the remaining one, you only need the Power Bracelet, but you have to make your way to the graveyard and you are likely to die multiple times trying to get there. At a minimum, you're doing the first dungeon with the Wooden Sword.
13th Apr '17 5:41:49 PM MyFinalEdits
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** The lowest Rupee units are yellow instead of the now-standard green (since Rupees shared their palettes with the enemy characters). To be fair, the "yellow" rupees actually flash between yellow and blue and yellow plus blue does make green. Also, the manual called them "rubies" while the in-game intro referred to the singular version of them as "rupy".

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** The lowest Rupee units are yellow instead of the now-standard not green (since Rupees shared their palettes with the enemy characters). To be fair, the "yellow" rupees actually characters), but flash between yellow and blue and yellow plus blue does make green.(though they're identified as "yellow" only). Also, the manual called them "rubies" while the in-game intro referred to the singular version of them as "rupy".
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