The Legend of Zelda – NES, 1986
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the popular Nintendo series, The Legend of Zelda. Over the past 30 years, The Legend of Zelda has gone through quite a few transformations in the world of video games, and it all started with the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
In the original that started it all, you see 8-bit gaming in all its glory. Little did anyone know then just how far this series would come in the next 30 years.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – NES, 1987
This was the next Zelda game to release on the NES (and the last). The graphics are still 8-bit in fashion, though the game took a more RPG-esque, side-scrolling turn.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – SNES, 1991
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was the first major update we saw in the series, with Nintendo no longer using the 8-bit graphics. The colors were brighter, while the edges were somewhat smoother as the SNES brought us more modern 2D graphics, a first for Nintendo.