Your 1990s Guide to The Legend of Zelda games
The Legend of Zelda series epic is one of the most epic game series of all time. With more than 51 million games sold worldwide, it's won a place in the hearts of many gamers.
The '90s were an exciting time for Zelda fans, with numerous titles released in this decade. You can find these games, figures, and more on Poggers.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991-1992)
The Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo entertainment system. It is the third installment in the Legend of Zelda series and was released in 1991 in Japan and 1992 in North America and Europe.
The plot of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past centers around Link's quest to rescue Princess Zelda from Ganon's clutches. The gameplay builds upon the exploration elements of its predecessors while introducing new dungeon puzzles and items. These include the master sword, which allows links to travel between two parallel universes, one representing light while the other representing darkness. Need to know more, check out our review of the legend of zelda a link to the past.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993)
This top-rated game was initially released on the Game Boy and the Game Boy Color. It takes place on Koholint Island, where Link must escape to try to return to Hyrule.
The storyline of Link's Awakening is based on a dream that the series protagonist Link has while asleep on Koholint island during a storm. In the dream, he encounters many of the characters and locations that he had encountered in previous games in the Legend of Zelda series. The island itself is home to a variety of strange creatures, including talking animals and a friendly witch named Marin.
Link must collect eight musical instruments spread across the island to wake up the wind fish, who is dreaming everything on the island.
Link's Awakening was one of the first games in the Legend of Zelda series to use an overworld/underworld structure for its dungeons. It also introduced a number of new gameplay mechanics, such as an item shop where Link can buy and sell items and a telephone that allows him to speak to other characters outside his immediate vicinity. These elements would go on to become staples of subsequent Zelda games. We have a nice copy of Link's Awakening for sale on our site.
Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon (1993)
The Wand of Gamelon is a 1993 action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Philips cd-i. The game was directed by Link: The Faces of Evil (1993) director Motosumi Sakai, and is one of three Zelda games released for the cd-i alongside Link: the Faces of Evil and Zelda's Adventure (1994).
The Wand of Gamelon is a top-down action-adventure game similar to the Legend of Zelda (1986), with players assuming the role of series protagonist Link as he sets out to rescue Princess Zelda from the evil Duke Onkled. Unlike other Zelda games, the Wand of Gamelon features full-motion video (fmv) cutscenes starring live-action actors, a first for the series.
Link: The Faces of Evil (1993
The Faces of Evil is a 1993 adventure game developed and published by Philips interactive for the Philips cd-i. The game follows the story of Link, who must stop the evil Ganon from conquering the land of Koridai.
The game is set in the land of Koridai, which is divided into seven parts: fire mountain, Goronu desert, Jabu-Jabu's belly, Lake Hylia, Midoro swamp, Najara river, and Zora seas. Ganon, the antagonist of the game, has taken over Koridai, and Link must stop him. The game is played from a top-down perspective and uses a point-and-click interface.
The player controls Link with the help of the on-screen cursor, which can be used to interact with objects and people. The goal of the game is to find and collect six magical orbs, which are necessary to defeat Ganon.
BS Zelda no Densetsu: Inishie no Sekiban (1997 Video Game)
BS Zelda no Densetsu: Inishie no Sekiban is a top-down action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the super Famicom on March 14, 1997.
The player controls Link, who must navigate through the overworld, defeating enemies and solving puzzles to find and rescue Princess Zelda from the evil Ganon. The game uses a day/night cycle, with different areas only accessible at certain times of day; this mechanic was later used in the Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998 video game)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a 1998 action-adventure game set in an open-world environment. The game was certainly was one of the best games of 1998. It was initially released for the Nintendo 64 console and later re-released for the GameCube in 2002.
The game follows Link, a young boy from Kokiri forest, as he journeys to save the land of Hyrule from Ganondorf, the evil king of the Gerudo tribe.
Link begins his quest in Kokiri Forest, where he meets with the Great Deku Tree. The Deku Tree sends him on a mission to collect three Spiritual Stones, which will allow him to enter the Sacred Realm and claim the Master Sword.
Link travels through Dodongo's Cavern, Goron City, Zora's Domain, and Hyrule Field, collecting the Spiritual Stones along the way. He also meets Princess Zelda, who tells him that Ganondorf is plotting to take over Hyrule. When he returns to Hyrule, he finds that Ganondorf has taken over the kingdom. Link then sets out on a quest to stop Ganondorf and save Zelda. Looking for a minty copy of the game? We have it for sale & the game saves.
The '90s Legend of Zelda releases are some of the most popular and well-loved games of all time. Some of them are even considered the best games of all time. With its unique and timeless gameplay, beautiful graphics, and memorable characters, the Legend of Zelda series has captured the hearts of gamers all over the world. Other Legend of Zelda releases like figurines, soundtracks, and the Hyrule Historia, the official Zelda encyclopedia, are also very popular among fans.