Twenty years ago this week — February 21, 1986 — thousands of Japanese gamers played The Legend of Zelda for the first time, and their perspective on gaming was forever changed. Here was a huge world, a massive quest, an open-ended odyssey that demanded exploration. When we Americans first placed that golden cartridge in our Nintendo Entertainment Systems a few months later, we learned what our friends overseas had already discovered: Zelda was addictive. It was adventurous. It was ambitious. It was amazing.
I played it many years ago, more than a decade and I remember that I was very bad playing it – as usual – precisely so it was amusing. 4 color rebellion made a post about it, Happy 20th B-Day Link! with the line of the evolution of Link, while the official site, Zelda Universe, stay quiet about it. But I think that the best way to celebrate is playing it, no? (via /.)