Today we have part 10 of Mas’ Zelda Collection and this time around we are looking at the original Legend of Zelda released for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game released in July of 1987, a full 17 months after its initial release on the Famicom Disk System in Japan. The box has had several different versions to it, including the Classic Series re-release here in the United States. The particular box and game shown in this video are from the original release, and thus it is the gold cartridge. The re-release version that came out later featured a standard gray cartridge. Make the jump to find out some more information about the game, along with how you can get your hands on it yourself.
Inside the box you’ll find the game manual, which is filled with official artwork, detailed descriptions, storyline pieces, and much more. You’ll also find a large fold-out map that gives you some hints on where things are in the overworld, as well as the first few dungeons. It’s strange that you can buy the game alone for so cheap these days, but having the box, instructional manual, and the map insert greatly increase the value of the game. In fact, sealed copies of the game are occasionally found on various auction sites going for several hundred dollars, while opened, near-mint copies can be found for as low as $35-$40. While the item is very old, complete versions of the game can be found almost all the time over at eBay.
Price: $30 – $100+ (Very dependent on condition and which inserts are included)
As usual, feel free to let me know your thoughts on this video and the series as a whole. What would you like to see? Should I go into more detail about some of these goodies? Should I have more broader views of my entire collection without going into as much depth? Am I doing things just right the way they are? Let me know!
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