The game celebrates 30 years of Zelda, and works exceedingly well in the browser.
If you want to go back in time to enjoy a little Zelda action, now’s your chance.
Two developers have created a browser-based version of the first-ever Legend of Zelda game. The title is a 2.5D version of the title and allows users to relive the world of Hyrule playing as the franchise’s protagonist, Link.
The game was developed in honor of The Legend of Zelda’s 30th birthday. The game launched in 1986 on the original Nintendo console sold in Japan, Famicom, and subsequently made its way to the U.S. on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in 1987.
Once players head over to the site, called Zelda 30 Tribute, the game automatically loads. Users can then start up a new game and move around the screen with the arrow buttons on the keyboard. The A and B buttons on the original Nintendo controller have been mapped to the Z and X keys, allowing users to strike characters and perform other moves.
In general, the game works quite well. The load time is exceedingly fast and the title is responsive to all inputs. There is also no lag with the keys.
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