Awesome Music: The music and sound effects in the cartoon were all taken from the original Zelda game, including the iconic "Overworld" theme.
Engaging Chevrons: Ganon is guilty of this, providing an almost constant running narrative about his thoughts and Evil Plans regardless of whether anyone is listening. Link is almost as big an offender; the very first episode, "The Ringer," opens with him complaining to his reflection about how life in Hyrule is boring.
Chances are many a fan have thought of Link's catchphrase of "Well Excuuuuuuuuuuuuse me, princess!" after witnessing his canon interactions with Princess Ruto, Tetra, and Midna.
In the beginning of the 5th episode, the King of Hyrule takes a nightly stroll along his castle, exclaiming "Nothing better after a good meal." In a later moment when Link is trying to swing in Zelda's bedroom after the King gives him some flowers for help, he says "Good luck, my boy!"
Some scene transitions to Ganon's throne room started with a shot of a smoking volcano such as this one that represented Death Mountain, long before it became the token fire/volcano dungeon in Ocarina of Time and subsequent games.
Nightmare Fuel: As campy and corny as this show is, you gotta admit that the way Ganon speaks is kinda... creepy for a kid's cartoon.
The Scrappy: Spryte. Say what you will on Navi or Fi, they at least served a purpose in Link's journey, even it's really for gameplay purposes. Spryte serves no purpose other than to be an annoying pest with an unrequited crush on Link who keeps interfering with his attempts to kiss Zelda.
Link is not safe either. A lot of fans find his constant complaining, his catchphrase, his tendency to be The Load in a series he's supposed to be the protagonist of, and seeming to care more about getting a kiss from Zelda rather than helping others.
What an Idiot: It's easy to understand why this Link isn't the most fondly remembered because of moments of this. Zelda might NOT want to make out while her father is being kidnapped by Ganon.