The Legend of Zelda is undoubtedly the most classic of all the role-playing games created for the NES. Originally released in 1986 on the Famicom Disk System in Japan and in 1987 in the United States, this game is still one that captivates the game player. As Link, your goal is to recover all eight pieces of the Triforce. The gameplay is rather simple, yet somehow seems to not wear down in quality even with multiple plays of the game.
A notable inclusion into the game is the option of a second quest; I emphasize option because by naming your individual quest “ZELDA”, you can bypass the first quest. The first quest is undoubtedly easy; by cutting corners, one can easily obtain enough container hearts, sword upgrades, and medicine to beat the initial game in 1.5-2 hours. The second quest, on the other hand, is invariably more difficult, and requires a larger amount of patience. Simple enemies in the first quest morph into much deadlier monsters; a simple attack which took away half a container heart in the first quest will on occasion wipe out two hearts in the second quest. Patience is required to beat the second half of this saga; expect it to take 3-4 hours, if not more.
In conclusion, if you are looking for an easy classic to occupy a day, I would strongly point you to this great game. It can be found in multiple formats, including the Wii Store for 600 points ($6), Game Boy Advance, and the original NES (though copies will be more expensive as this game becomes rarer and rarer.
Rating out of 5 Stars