The Legend of Zelda, starring Link, is one of the most popular video games ever, launching numerous spin-offs on Nintendo's home consoles and handhelds alike.
The Legend of Zelda is a fantasy action puzzle and adventure video game released by Nintendo in 1986. The series centers on the boyish and elven character, Link. In each game in the series, Link is given the responsibility and task of rescuing Princess Zelda from the villain Ganon, or otherwise saving the land of Hyrule from evil and preserving good.
The series is famous for its 'dungeons' and puzzle solving gameplay, role-playing elements, and its boss battles. The Legend of Zelda series has sold over 59 million copies since the first game. Created by Shigeru Miyamato, the creator of Mario and many other classic Nintendo franchises, The Legend of Zelda has appeared on every major NIntendo console.
The Legend of Zelda (1986) - NES
The Adventure of Link (1987) - NES
A Link to the Past (1991) - SNES
Link's Awakening (1993) - GameBoy
Ocarina of Time (1998) - N64
Majora's Mask (2000) - N64
Oracle of Ages/Seasons (2001) - GBC
Four Swords (2002) - GBA
Windwaker (2002) - GC
Four Swords Adventures (2004)
The Minish Cap (2004) - GBA
Twilight Princess (2006) - Wii
Phantom Hourglass (2007) - DS
Spirit Tracks (2009) - DS
Skyward Sword (2011) - Wii
Nintendo also launched an official Japanese comic book released which has been successful since 1997.