Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, and Toshihiko Nakago are the creators of The Legend of Zelda. The name Zelda was chosen because it was the name of the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The fastest record for completing “The Legend of Zelda” is 30 minutes and 6 seconds.
Link’s appearance was based on Peter Pan.
“Ocarina of Time” was almost set to be a first person game. The idea was eventually scrapped as developers were worried that fans would be upset that they couldn’t see Link.
That famous “Hyaaah!” sound that Link makes in “Ocarina of Time” and “Majora’s Mask” is voiced by a woman named Fujiko Takimoto.
An early version of the game was to take place in several universes and times, with Link using the Triforce to travel to and from them. The name “Link” was meant to describe the fact that he was a link between eras. Nowadays, Nintendo is adamant that the name “Link” represents the link between the player and the game.
A lot of “Link’s Awakening” was inspired by the TV show “Twin Peaks.”
In most games, Link is left handed.
The happy mask dude in “Majora’s mask” has a Yoshi mask in his wallet.
Nintendo did not think that the Zelda franchise would be popular in America. Boy were they wrong.
Originally, Link was supposed to start the game with a sword. However, developers decided that having no sword would inspire the game players to communicate with each other about how to get the sword.
Zelda has had different occupations throughout the series. She’s been a princess, a pirate, a ninja, and a childhood friend of Link.
The only enemy that appears in every game is the Stalfos Skeleton.
The original NES game was known by Americans as “The Legend of Zelda.” In Japan, it was known as “The Legend of Zelda: The Hyrule Fantasy.”
Link’s fairy, Navi, has been voted as the most annoying video game companion of all time.
An early concept of the game had the Triforce made out of microchips.
You can visit Link’s grave in the Japanese version of the original “Final Fantasy” game.