Z is for Zzzzzzzz….Zelda!

Z could have been for zombies (and believe me, I was tempted to have a Rick Grimes hatefest), but it had to be Zelda.

Remember the NES I mentioned having much earlier in the month? Some of my fondest memories are tied to that thing. My absolute favorite game as a kid was The Legend of Zelda.


Have a listen to the opening theme music:

I would play that game a lot, and then watch my dad play it after he got home from work. I was 6 at the time, and it was our thing. I never beat the first quest to rescue Zelda as a kid, but my dad did. When I was in either 5K or first grade, I remember him waking me up in the middle of the night once, with my grandmother fussing in the background.

“She’s got school tomorrow!”

“I know, Mama, I know, but I want her to see this.”

He took me into his room where he had been playing Zelda. He was at the end and was this close to winning. He unpaused the game, and I watched as he beat Ganon and freed Zelda.

Screenshot 2015-04-30 at 2.27.47 AM

Whoo! It was hard to go back to sleep after that!

A couple other Zelda tidbits–

One of my early crushes was on Link (why, yes, I started out being weird as hell), and I loved watching The Legend of Zelda TV show. “Well, excuse me, princess.” Remember that?

This crush lasted for a year or so until my older cousin got mad at me one day after arguing over which of us would be his girlfriend in real life, and she informed me that a) Link wasn’t real and that b) since he was a cartoon, she could rip up the paper he was drawn on. Boo.

Another thing–while I was searching for the graphics to accompany this post, I discovered that the first Zelda game wasn’t the one posted above. Rather, it came in this form:



According to our dear friend Wikipedia, “The first Legend of Zelda game appeared on the Famicom Disk System in 1986. It was later converted into a cartridge game for the American NES.”



And that concludes my participation in the April A to Z Challenge. While I deviated from my Nerd Life theme a couple times and got a bit lazy with my posts occasionally (or frequently, depending on your perspective), I’ve enjoyed getting acquainted with some other bloggers and reading your posts!

❤ E


26 thoughts on “Z is for Zzzzzzzz….Zelda!

  1. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    Believe it or not…I have never played any of the Zelda games. I have a few friends that think I am communist because of that sole fact, lol.

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  2. NotAPunkRocker says:

    I have a similar story to yours but with Combat on the Atari. My father was always very strategic with his moves and I would always beat him. He made me stay up to play so my mother could watch and see what I was doing each time. Apparently just randomly moving the joystick and beating the heck out of the red button to fire was more effective than strategy, determining angles, etc. Especially on the tank levels with the bouncy ammo!

    (yeah, I know…ask your husband about Atari if you don’t know what I am talking about 🙂 )

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    • Anxious Mom says:

      Lol! Sounds like my kind of game, no strategy! Hehe I know about the Atari. We didn’t have one, but a relative did, although I don’t think I played it.


  3. I played Zelda on Gamecube. It was tough.. Never made it all the way through. My favorite video game ever was Pirates – Black Cat on the original X-box. Beat that game a gazillion times. Yeah, I admit it, I am a nerd too (and proud of it).

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        • X-box – still play Pirates – but the dark worlds with the screaming banshees and the skeletons coming out of nowhere seems to freak me out more. We have X-box One – the boys primarily play that Game du jour is Dark Souls 2. I also have a Nintendo DS – play Mario, and Brain Age. I think we have a Playstation 3, but no one plays that. Also help my husband with Candy Crush when he gets stuck on a level. Did you ever play Timesplitters on X-box? Great game – time travelling and all that. Cool game.

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        • Anxious Mom says:

          You are a nerd indeed! 😃 I had an Xbox one but wasn’t a fan (my bro sold me on it), so I sold it and got a ps4, which I love. I’ve got the grand theft auto game, which I played all the time when I was a teen, and some other cool stuff. My hubby and I play nba live 15 a lot.

          Never played that, sounds interesting though. My bro gave me an Xbox 360 a couple years ago, really only played football on it though.

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