Nintendo Entertainment System
The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is the first home gaming console made by Nintendo to be released internationally. It was Nintendo's first American home console (Nintendo arcade games had been released in America before 1985.) In Japan, the system is named the FAMICOM or Family Computer Disk System.
The Legend of Zelda
- Main article: The Legend of Zelda
The Adventure of Link
- Main article: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
July 15, 1983
The Famicom, short for "Family Computer", was the Japanese version of the NES. It was released in 1983. Many more addons for the Famicom than the NES were released, including a tape drive for saving data, a keyboard for use with a BASIC interpreter, and a floppy disk drive. The Famicom's controller contained a microphone that could be used in gameplay; the Pols Voice in The Legend of Zelda was affected by the player blowing into the microphone.