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The Legend of Zelda (NES)

Developer:Nintendo R&D4
Publisher:Nintendo
Genre:Action-Adventure
First released:February 21, 1986

Achievements

There are 69 achievements worth 400 (2308) points.
 
Dungeon Explorer
 
won by 66 (55) of 1929 (3.42%)
(92)
Find All Compasses and Maps 2nd Quest
Dungeon Cartographer
 
won by 270 (205) of 1929 (14.00%)
(26)
Find All Compasses and Maps 1st Quest
Boomerang Pro
 
won by 450 (302) of 1929 (23.33%)
(4)
Obtain the magical boomerang in the first quest
Swordless level 2
 
won by 86 (80) of 1929 (4.46%)
(36)
Complete level 2 without owning a sword
Bounty Hunter
 
won by 350 (130) of 1929 (18.14%)
(18)
receive money from every hidden moblin in the first quest
Wizard Link
 
won by 319 (212) of 1929 (16.54%)
(5)
Obtain the magical wand in the first quest
Pyromaniac Link
 
won by 296 (200) of 1929 (15.34%)
(6)
Obtain the red candle in the first quest
Locked doors master
 
won by 265 (177) of 1929 (13.74%)
(6)
Obtain the magical key in the first quest
Red hype
 
won by 232 (156) of 1929 (12.03%)
(7)
Obtain the red ring in the first quest
Boy, this is really expensive !
 
won by 396 (260) of 1929 (20.53%)
(4)
Get equipped with the blue ring in the first quest
Boomerang Amateur
 
won by 691 (411) of 1929 (35.82%)
(3)
Obtain the boomerang in the first quest
Not easy being green
 
won by 69 (65) of 1929 (3.58%)
(110)
Beat the game without obtaining a ring in the first quest
Ready to sail
 
won by 466 (303) of 1929 (24.16%)
(4)
Obtain the raft in the first quest
One step across the river
 
won by 433 (285) of 1929 (22.45%)
(4)
Obtain the stepladder in the first quest
Full inventory fully upgraded 2nd quest
 
won by 59 (54) of 1929 (3.06%)
(192)
Get all items, max item upgrades in the second quest
Archer Link
 
won by 694 (418) of 1929 (35.98%)
(3)
Obtain the bow in the first quest
Musician Link
 
won by 352 (237) of 1929 (18.25%)
(5)
Obtain the recorder in the first quest
Boy, this is really expensive ! 2
 
won by 101 (84) of 1929 (5.24%)
(23)
Get equipped with the blue ring in the second quest
Stronger than ever
 
won by 372 (250) of 1929 (19.28%)
(7)
find the bracelet in either quest
Good sense of direction
 
won by 367 (245) of 1929 (19.03%)
(7)
Find your way through the lost woods
Ready to face the beast
 
won by 246 (166) of 1929 (12.75%)
(7)
Obtain the silver arrows in the first quest
Recommended to the old woman
 
won by 494 (326) of 1929 (25.61%)
(4)
find the letter in the first quest
Blue Darknut expert
 
won by 89 (82) of 1929 (4.61%)
(52)
Clear the item room in lvl5 without taking damage not owning the magical sword
Darknut bombing expert
 
won by 105 (91) of 1929 (5.44%)
(44)
Clear the item room in level 3 only using bombs (not owning magical sword)
Magician Link
 
won by 297 (199) of 1929 (15.40%)
(6)
Obtain the book of magic in the first quest
Optimal fully completed level 1
 
won by 115 (101) of 1929 (5.96%)
(34)
take and visit everything in lvl1 (1st quest) but open only 4 locked doors
Secret room level 4
 
won by 327 (229) of 1929 (16.95%)
(5)
find the secret room in level 4
Secret room level 7
 
won by 252 (172) of 1929 (13.06%)
(6)
find the secret room in level 7
Secret room level 8
 
won by 215 (154) of 1929 (11.15%)
(7)
find the secret room in level 8
Did I unlock that door ?
 
won by 264 (195) of 1929 (13.69%)
(10)
Unlock the first door in level 1 without using a key
12 bombs max
 
won by 304 (217) of 1929 (15.76%)
(6)
Obtain your first bomb upgrade in the first quest
16 bombs max
 
won by 233 (170) of 1929 (12.08%)
(11)
Obtain your second bomb upgrade in the first quest
Heart Master 2nd quest
 
won by 72 (58) of 1929 (3.73%)
(85)
Obtain all 16 Heart Containers in the second quest
Get To D Level-4 Secret
 
won by 76 (64) of 1929 (3.94%)
(20)
Find the secret room in Level-4 2nd Quest
Swordless Adventurer
 
won by 43 (40) of 1929 (2.23%)
(348)
Get to Ganon's room in Level-9 swordless in the 1st Quest
Swordless Master
 
won by 38 (35) of 1929 (1.97%)
(392)
Get to Ganon's room in Level-9 swordless in the 2nd Quest
Eagle Novice
 
won by 998 (629) of 1929 (51.74%)
(6)
Complete the Eagle Dungeon in the First Quest.
Moon Novice
 
won by 726 (493) of 1929 (37.64%)
(8)
Complete the Moon Dungeon in the First Quest.
Manji Novice
 
won by 670 (459) of 1929 (34.73%)
(8)
Complete the Manji Dungeon in the First Quest.
Snake Novice
 
won by 590 (409) of 1929 (30.59%)
(9)
Complete the Snake Dungeon in the First Quest.
Lizard Novice
 
won by 522 (367) of 1929 (27.06%)
(9)
Complete the Lizard Dungeon in the First Quest.
Dragon Novice
 
won by 475 (338) of 1929 (24.62%)
(10)
Complete the Dragon Dungeon in the First Quest.
Demon Novice
 
won by 451 (326) of 1929 (23.38%)
(11)
Complete the Demon Dungeon in the First Quest.
Lion Novice
 
won by 423 (307) of 1929 (21.93%)
(11)
Complete the Lion Dungeon in the First Quest.
Eagle Expert
 
won by 201 (169) of 1929 (10.42%)
(25)
Complete the Eagle Dungeon in the Second Quest.
Moon Expert
 
won by 178 (152) of 1929 (9.23%)
(27)
Complete the Moon Dungeon in the Second Quest.
Manji Expert
 
won by 172 (149) of 1929 (8.92%)
(28)
Complete the Manji Dungeon in the Second Quest.
Snake Expert
 
won by 160 (136) of 1929 (8.29%)
(30)
Complete the Snake Dungeon in the Second Quest.
Lizard Expert
 
won by 150 (127) of 1929 (7.78%)
(32)
Complete the Lizard Dungeon in the Second Quest.
Dragon Expert
 
won by 145 (125) of 1929 (7.52%)
(33)
Complete the Dragon Dungeon in the Second Quest.
Demon Expert
 
won by 142 (122) of 1929 (7.36%)
(34)
Complete the Demon Dungeon in the Second Quest.
Lion Expert
 
won by 145 (125) of 1929 (7.52%)
(33)
Complete the Lion Dungeon in the Second Quest.
The Quest is Over
 
won by 370 (265) of 1929 (19.18%)
(25)
Defeat Ganon in Death Mountain in the First Quest.
Quest Master
 
won by 144 (124) of 1929 (7.47%)
(84)
Defeat Ganon in Death Mountain in the Second Quest.
8-Bit Master
 
won by 350 (250) of 1929 (18.14%)
(67)
Defeat Ganon in either Quest without being killed.
Heart Master
 
won by 421 (304) of 1929 (21.82%)
(13)
Obtain all 16 Heart Containers in the 1st Quest
Bested Aquamentus
 
won by 734 (494) of 1929 (38.05%)
(15)
Defeat Aquamentus without being harmed in the Eagle Dungeon in the First Quest.
Bested Dodongo
 
won by 616 (433) of 1929 (31.93%)
(17)
Defeat Dodongo without being harmed in the Moon Dungeon in the First Quest.
Bested Manhandla
 
won by 425 (311) of 1929 (22.03%)
(23)
Defeat Manhandla without being harmed in the Manji Dungeon in the First Quest.
Bested Gleeok
 
won by 197 (162) of 1929 (10.21%)
(42)
Defeat Gleeok without being harmed in the Snake Dungeon in the First Quest.
Bested Digdogger
 
won by 520 (366) of 1929 (26.96%)
(19)
Defeat Digdogger without being harmed in the Lizard Dungeon in the First Quest.
Bested Gohma
 
won by 419 (306) of 1929 (21.72%)
(23)
Defeat Gohma without being harmed in the Dragon Dungeon in the First Quest.
Bested Patra
 
won by 189 (140) of 1929 (9.80%)
(44)
Defeat one Patra without being harmed in Death Mountain in the First Quest.
It\
 
won by 1815 (936) of 1929 (94.09%)
(1)
Obtain the wooden sword.
Magical Upgrade
 
won by 761 (503) of 1929 (39.45%)
(3)
Acquire the White Sword.
Complete Upgrade
 
won by 566 (390) of 1929 (29.34%)
(5)
Acquire the Magical Sword.
Magical Protection
 
won by 719 (465) of 1929 (37.27%)
(4)
Acquire the Magical Shield.
Rupee Bounty
 
won by 912 (583) of 1929 (47.28%)
(2)
Acquire 100 Rupees at one time.
Rupee Hoarder
 
won by 665 (445) of 1929 (34.47%)
(8)
Acquire 255 Rupees at one time.
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Recent comment(s):
7 Apr 23:45 2016
Molblin
How would I save without killing myself or making a save sate?
8 Apr 3:10 2016
Zeta
Go into the inventory and hit UP and A on controller 2
5 May 1:18 2016
Karasuman
Damn i couldn t unlock "Bounty Hunter" . Is it because i don t take the rupies when i was full?
5 May 9:05 2016
zeldamaniak
I confirm you have to take the rupees to unlock the achievement
10 May 3:15 2016
Hitaka
Second quest swordless is definitely much easier. There's only one mandatory Wizzrobe fight in the whole game, while first quest has five. Plus you can get the wand much more easily.
30 Oct 9:02 2016
kdecks
Very fun set!!
25 Dec 8:37 2016
Riekoche
Whats the name of the file to start playing with achievements? Mine just comes up as Zelda
27 Dec 2:08 2016
mcnamron
I can't get this game to come up as anything other than "Zelda", either. I've tried renaming the ROM file, is there more to it than that?
29 Jan 6:18 2017
CDRandom
There should be a 'Why would you do this?' achievement. Select the red potion instead of a heart container from any old man.
12 Apr 2:15 2017
mentifisto
One requires a sword and another requires the opposite? No consistency?
22 May 18:05 2017
flamegod
69 achievements... giggady
17 Jun 19:29 2017
ENZYME1
First Quest Swordless can be too *frustrating,* too much grinding for bombs to get past Darknuts/Wizzrobes, I suggest it get demoted in favor of Second Quest Swordless only, while keeping "Swordless Level 2"
17 Jun 20:26 2017
ENZYME1
I will add to my last comment: "Swordless Adventurer" seems to be more luck based over skill and challenge, since I know bomb droppings or not randomized, but the overall item droppings are.
26 Jul 2:17 2017
KevinCarbonara
Achievements like swordless quest sap all the fun out of the game and ruin the point of retro achievements.
26 Jul 2:21 2017
ShadwSonic
I STRONGLY disagree with the idea of demoting the Swordless Quest cheevs, that was actually the most fun I HAD while completing this!
6 Aug 23:14 2017
kdecks
Swordless quests were very fun for me too. i recommend following a guide to reduce the challenge.
7 Aug 4:46 2017
ENZYME1
It can be fun, but its RNG based: if the odds are against you it draws out endless grinding if not abusing a glitch. I was ref only the FIRST swordless quest being deducted for this reason BTW, as in the second you get non-melee weapons much earlier.
10 Sep 8:35 2017
alecTwhite
I like swordless run but I think it would fit better in the new ~bonus~ sets
30 Sep 1:19 2017
barrelsmasher
Use ROM with checksum d3f453931146e95b04a31647de80fdab
1 Oct 16:40 2017
ENZYME1
@alecTwhite, I agree, if there is a way to transfer the achievement with everyone's progress that would be sublime. Also, with all the revisions the older games are getting addition to the new bonus sets, achievement guidelines should be updated.

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