2011 is the 25th anniversary of the NES classic Legend of Zelda launching in Japan. Many of us have fond memories of a certain entry in the series, and for many they represent the very best gaming has to offer. To celebrate Link's birthday and the release of the superb Skyward Sword on Wii, we've put together a list of titles from Nintendo's masterful series. Just don't talk to us about Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland.
Legend of Zelda - NES, 1986
The first of the franchise. The first glimpse of tunic. The first time you started regularly referencing the Triforce in conversations. For most of you it was love at first sight, and possibly the beginning of the end for any chance of a non-video game related existence from here on out. These days it can be downloaded to the Wii via the Virtual Console.