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Legend of Zelda, The (NES)

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

Achievements

There are 69 achievements worth 800 (5397) points.
Authors: (33), (31), (3), (2).

 
It's Dangerous to Go Alone!
 
won by 5950 (2895) of 6114 (97.32%)
Magical Upgrade
 
won by 2100 (1342) of 6114 (34.35%)
(5)
Acquire the white sword
Complete Upgrade
 
won by 1513 (978) of 6114 (24.75%)
(10)
Acquire the magical sword
Magical Protection
 
won by 2051 (1283) of 6114 (33.55%)
(8)
Acquire the magical shield
Boy, This is Really Expensive!
 
won by 1586 (1022) of 6114 (25.94%)
(10)
Equip the blue ring in the first quest
Recommendation for the Old Woman
 
won by 1922 (1216) of 6114 (31.44%)
(5)
Find the letter in the first quest
Stronger Than Ever
 
won by 1362 (885) of 6114 (22.28%)
(11)
Find the bracelet in either quest
Archer Link
 
won by 2584 (1579) of 6114 (42.26%)
(7)
Obtain the bow in the first quest
Boomerang Amateur
 
won by 2665 (1598) of 6114 (43.59%)
(4)
Obtain the boomerang in the first quest
Boomerang Pro
 
won by 1656 (1076) of 6114 (27.09%)
(10)
Obtain the magical boomerang in the first quest
Ready to Sail
 
won by 1685 (1080) of 6114 (27.56%)
(10)
Obtain the raft in the first quest
One Step Across the River
 
won by 1545 (993) of 6114 (25.27%)
(10)
Obtain the stepladder in the first quest
Musician Link
 
won by 1259 (808) of 6114 (20.59%)
(12)
Obtain the recorder in the first quest
Wizard Link
 
won by 1122 (733) of 6114 (18.35%)
(13)
Obtain the magical wand in the first quest
Pyromaniac Link
 
won by 1070 (703) of 6114 (17.50%)
(14)
Obtain the red candle in the first quest
Magician Link
 
won by 1062 (697) of 6114 (17.37%)
(14)
Obtain the book of magic in the first quest
Locked Doors Master
 
won by 949 (616) of 6114 (15.52%)
(15)
Obtain the magical key in the first quest
Red Hype
 
won by 869 (569) of 6114 (14.21%)
(33)
Obtain the red ring in the first quest
Ready to Face the Beast
 
won by 896 (586) of 6114 (14.65%)
(32)
Obtain the silver arrows in the first quest
Good Sense of Direction
 
won by 1283 (857) of 6114 (20.98%)
(4)
Find your way through the lost woods
Rupee Bounty
 
won by 2551 (1590) of 6114 (41.72%)
(4)
Have 100 Rupees
Rupee Hoarder
 
won by 1813 (1164) of 6114 (29.65%)
(9)
Have 255 Rupees
More Bombs
 
won by 1123 (742) of 6114 (18.37%)
(8)
Obtain your first bomb upgrade in the first quest
So Many Bombs
 
won by 845 (577) of 6114 (13.82%)
(17)
Obtain your second bomb upgrade in the first quest
Heart Master
 
won by 1092 (727) of 6114 (17.86%)
(27)
Obtain all 16 heart containers in the first quest
Dungeon Cartographer
 
won by 715 (519) of 6114 (11.69%)
(97)
Find all compasses and maps in the first quest
Eagle Novice
 
won by 2911 (1776) of 6114 (47.61%)
(7)
Complete the Eagle dungeon in the first quest
Moon Novice
 
won by 2015 (1308) of 6114 (32.96%)
(8)
Complete the Moon dungeon in the first quest
Manji Novice
 
won by 1840 (1193) of 6114 (30.09%)
(9)
Complete the Manji dungeon in the first quest
Snake Novice
 
won by 1593 (1035) of 6114 (26.05%)
(10)
Complete the Snake dungeon in the first quest
Lizard Novice
 
won by 1390 (913) of 6114 (22.73%)
(22)
Complete the Lizard dungeon in the first quest
Dragon Novice
 
won by 1248 (826) of 6114 (20.41%)
(24)
Complete the Dragon dungeon in the first quest
Demon Novice
 
won by 1195 (810) of 6114 (19.55%)
(25)
Complete the Demon dungeon in the first quest
Lion Novice
 
won by 1118 (745) of 6114 (18.29%)
(27)
Complete the Lion dungeon in the first quest
The Quest is Over
 
won by 991 (661) of 6114 (16.21%)
(74)
Defeat Ganon in Death Mountain in the first quest
Bested Aquamentus
 
won by 2113 (1361) of 6114 (34.56%)
(17)
Defeat Aquamentus without being harmed in the Eagle dungeon in the first quest
Bested Dodongo
 
won by 1709 (1148) of 6114 (27.95%)
(19)
Defeat Dodongo without being harmed in the Moon dungeon in the first quest
Bested Manhandla
 
won by 902 (647) of 6114 (14.75%)
(31)
Defeat Manhandla without being harmed in the Manji dungeon in the first quest
Bested Gleeok
 
won by 434 (334) of 6114 (7.10%)
(146)
Defeat Gleeok without being harmed in the Snake dungeon in the first quest
Bested Digdogger
 
won by 892 (630) of 6114 (14.59%)
(32)
Defeat Digdogger without being harmed in the Lizard dungeon in the first quest
Bested Gohma
 
won by 975 (671) of 6114 (15.95%)
(30)
Defeat Gohma without being harmed in the Dragon dungeon in the first quest
Bested Patra
 
won by 430 (319) of 6114 (7.03%)
(151)
Defeat the Patra south of a wise man in Death Mountain without being harmed in the first quest
Did I Unlock That Door?
 
won by 879 (663) of 6114 (14.38%)
(9)
Unlock the first door in level 1 without using a key
Optimal Level 1 Explorer
 
won by 381 (335) of 6114 (6.23%)
(68)
Take and visit everything in level 1 in the first quest but open only four locked doors
Swordless Level 2
 
won by 305 (280) of 6114 (4.99%)
(208)
Complete level 2 without owning a sword
Darknut Bombing Expert
 
won by 369 (316) of 6114 (6.04%)
(175)
Clear the item room in level 3 only using bombs (not owning the magical sword and without leaving)
Level 4 Secret Room
 
won by 1111 (762) of 6114 (18.17%)
(5)
Find the secret room in level 4
Blue Darknut Expert
 
won by 314 (257) of 6114 (5.14%)
(201)
Clear the item room in level 5 without taking damage (not owning the magical sword and without leaving)
Level 7 Secret Room
 
won by 922 (621) of 6114 (15.08%)
(6)
Find the secret room in level 7
Level 8 Secret Room
 
won by 743 (511) of 6114 (12.15%)
(7)
Find the secret room in level 8
Bounty Hunter
 
won by 646 (370) of 6114 (10.57%)
(42)
Receive money from every hidden moblin in the first quest
It's Not Easy Being Green
 
won by 209 (190) of 6114 (3.42%)
(294)
Beat the game without obtaining a ring in the first quest
Swordless Adventurer
 
won by 180 (166) of 6114 (2.94%)
(684)
Get to Ganon's room in Death Mountain in the first quest without a sword
Boy, This is Really Expensive! Too
 
won by 341 (277) of 6114 (5.58%)
(37)
Equip the blue ring in the second quest
Heart Master 2
 
won by 259 (212) of 6114 (4.24%)
(243)
Obtain all 16 heart containers in the second quest
Dungeon Explorer
 
won by 231 (199) of 6114 (3.78%)
(271)
Find all compasses and maps in the second quest
Fully Loaded and Upgraded
 
won by 208 (185) of 6114 (3.40%)
(300)
Get all items and item upgrades in the second quest
Eagle Expert
 
won by 462 (374) of 6114 (7.56%)
(56)
Complete the Eagle dungeon in the second quest
Moon Expert
 
won by 403 (329) of 6114 (6.59%)
(63)
Complete the Moon dungeon in the second quest
Manji Expert
 
won by 389 (321) of 6114 (6.36%)
(65)
Complete the Manji dungeon in the second quest
Snake Expert
 
won by 357 (294) of 6114 (5.84%)
(70)
Complete the Snake dungeon in the second quest
Lizard Expert
 
won by 332 (273) of 6114 (5.43%)
(75)
Complete the Lizard dungeon in the second quest
Dragon Expert
 
won by 323 (267) of 6114 (5.28%)
(76)
Complete the Dragon dungeon in the second quest
Demon Expert
 
won by 319 (263) of 6114 (5.22%)
(77)
Complete the Demon dungeon in the second quest
Lion Expert
 
won by 321 (265) of 6114 (5.25%)
(77)
Complete the Lion dungeon in the second quest
Quest Master
 
won by 313 (262) of 6114 (5.12%)
(196)
Defeat Ganon in Death Mountain in the second quest
Get to D Level-4 Secret
 
won by 283 (238) of 6114 (4.63%)
(26)
Find the secret room in level 4 in the second quest
Swordless Master
 
won by 150 (140) of 6114 (2.45%)
(808)
Get to Ganon's room in Death Mountain in the second quest without a sword
8-Bit Master
 
won by 555 (381) of 6114 (9.08%)
(236)
Defeat Ganon in either quest without being killed
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Recent comment(s):
16 Dec 3:14 2019
You mean comment #1, since yours shifted it up... except I guess this one this one booted it off the list entirely. Oh well. I still stand by what I said earlier though: I'd never have tried that challenge otherwise, and had a blast doing so.
16 Dec 3:18 2019
And now he means comment zero. I still think swordless takes all of the fun out of the game. It's completely antithetical to the way it's meant to be played. I think that kind of achievement is exactly what bonus sets are for.
16 Dec 6:56 2019
If I may put my two cents in, I think all this achievements is perfect described mastered game. Its not do hard doing no damage, swordless or beat game without continue in Zelda 2 set, as you can think.
16 Dec 6:57 2019
But its fun and give you feeling of beating real challenge.
16 Dec 15:22 2019
I don't believe in any degree that 200%ing a game should be easy. The swordless run takes mastery of the game to complete and is not just some random RNG based achievement. This has been my favorite set so far on RA.
16 Dec 15:28 2019
It doesn't require "mastery", it requires you to jump through a bunch of hoops that have literally nothing to do with mastering the game. And yes, it also requires RNG to be on your side.
16 Dec 15:31 2019
Having achieved it, I completely disagree. Not only was it fun, but it wasn't that impossible.
16 Dec 22:19 2019
I can get behind moving Swordless to a Bonus set, though I don't think it's exactly necessary either. Though at this rate, all the bonus sets will be more fun than the regular sets. :P I'm not a fan of demoting the achievement to leaderboard though.
17 Dec 5:26 2019
Swordless isn't that RNG dependent. Bombs are set drops. There are secret rupee spots that are easily accessible. I think it's a creative and fun achievement, looking forward to challenging it. Don't like it? Try the GBA Classic version.
24 Dec 7:47 2019
I should have specified earlier, my beef with swordless was moreso that you had to do it TWICE. So basically the whole time you're spending with this game, you can't play normally at all. That's what I disliked, one time wouldn't have been as bad.
13 Jan 12:59 2020
This really isn't that hard. Once you get the wand, it's basically like a normal play-through. Great set, lots of fun.
16 Jan 12:47 2020
I love this game. It's what got me into gaming. But I swear by the sacred Doritos... I am never playing it again. ()
29 Jan 4:01 2020
i figured zelda would get butchered by ridiculous challenges
5 Jul 20:33 2020
This was a very fun mastery for me. Swordless was a really interesting way to re-experience Zelda 1.
15 Aug 15:11 2020
So I put together a Retro Achievement Review for this title. It also has some supplemental maps and notes I created to help you get those swordless cheevos. https://youtu.be/us5_QLPL5FU
27 Aug 23:49 2020
I had some trouble with the "Fully Loaded and Upgraded" (Second Quest) and was confused because I had acquired all the items. The trick to unlocking it for me, was to purchase the food again, because I had used it after purchasing it.
27 Aug 23:50 2020
I also see that there is no achievements for the third or fourth quests. *shrug*
27 Aug 23:56 2020
There is no third quest
28 Aug 0:07 2020
Technically there is... but that's a Satelliview ROM, not the original game. Any cheevs for that would be in a different set.
10 Oct 23:35 2020
I also think that Swordless deserves to be in the core set. It's not terribly difficult, especially once you get the wand, and it doesn't require any glitches to complete.

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2020-11-12 04:21:39
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