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Legend of Zelda, The (NES)

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

Achievements

There are 69 achievements worth 800 (6121) points.
Authors: (33), (31), (3), (2).

 
It\
 
won by 4409 (2130) of 4553 (96.84%)
Magical Upgrade
 
won by 1570 (1006) of 4553 (34.48%)
(5)
Acquire the white sword
Complete Upgrade
 
won by 1129 (735) of 4553 (24.80%)
(10)
Acquire the magical sword
Magical Protection
 
won by 1510 (940) of 4553 (33.16%)
(8)
Acquire the magical shield
Boy, This is Really Expensive!
 
won by 1101 (702) of 4553 (24.18%)
(11)
Equip the blue ring in the first quest
Recommendation for the Old Woman
 
won by 1334 (840) of 4553 (29.30%)
(5)
Find the letter in the first quest
Stronger Than Ever
 
won by 952 (617) of 4553 (20.91%)
(12)
Find the bracelet in either quest
Archer Link
 
won by 1842 (1110) of 4553 (40.46%)
(7)
Obtain the bow in the first quest
Boomerang Amateur
 
won by 1883 (1117) of 4553 (41.36%)
(4)
Obtain the boomerang in the first quest
Boomerang Pro
 
won by 1158 (755) of 4553 (25.43%)
(10)
Obtain the magical boomerang in the first quest
Ready to Sail
 
won by 1191 (759) of 4553 (26.16%)
(10)
Obtain the raft in the first quest
One Step Across the River
 
won by 1089 (701) of 4553 (23.92%)
(11)
Obtain the stepladder in the first quest
Musician Link
 
won by 883 (570) of 4553 (19.39%)
(13)
Obtain the recorder in the first quest
Wizard Link
 
won by 781 (507) of 4553 (17.15%)
(14)
Obtain the magical wand in the first quest
Pyromaniac Link
 
won by 744 (484) of 4553 (16.34%)
(14)
Obtain the red candle in the first quest
Magician Link
 
won by 736 (477) of 4553 (16.17%)
(15)
Obtain the book of magic in the first quest
Locked Doors Master
 
won by 651 (416) of 4553 (14.30%)
(16)
Obtain the magical key in the first quest
Red Hype
 
won by 583 (379) of 4553 (12.80%)
(36)
Obtain the red ring in the first quest
Ready to Face the Beast
 
won by 610 (394) of 4553 (13.40%)
(35)
Obtain the silver arrows in the first quest
Good Sense of Direction
 
won by 921 (605) of 4553 (20.23%)
(5)
Find your way through the lost woods
Rupee Bounty
 
won by 1891 (1169) of 4553 (41.53%)
(4)
Have 100 Rupees
Rupee Hoarder
 
won by 1340 (857) of 4553 (29.43%)
(9)
Have 255 Rupees
More Bombs
 
won by 791 (516) of 4553 (17.37%)
(8)
Obtain your first bomb upgrade in the first quest
So Many Bombs
 
won by 582 (394) of 4553 (12.78%)
(18)
Obtain your second bomb upgrade in the first quest
Heart Master
 
won by 810 (547) of 4553 (17.79%)
(27)
Obtain all 16 heart containers in the first quest
Dungeon Cartographer
 
won by 513 (375) of 4553 (11.27%)
(101)
Find all compasses and maps in the first quest
Eagle Novice
 
won by 2167 (1319) of 4553 (47.59%)
(7)
Complete the Eagle dungeon in the first quest
Moon Novice
 
won by 1490 (974) of 4553 (32.73%)
(8)
Complete the Moon dungeon in the first quest
Manji Novice
 
won by 1370 (895) of 4553 (30.09%)
(9)
Complete the Manji dungeon in the first quest
Snake Novice
 
won by 1183 (782) of 4553 (25.98%)
(10)
Complete the Snake dungeon in the first quest
Lizard Novice
 
won by 1035 (688) of 4553 (22.73%)
(23)
Complete the Lizard dungeon in the first quest
Dragon Novice
 
won by 923 (616) of 4553 (20.27%)
(25)
Complete the Dragon dungeon in the first quest
Demon Novice
 
won by 886 (604) of 4553 (19.46%)
(25)
Complete the Demon dungeon in the first quest
Lion Novice
 
won by 823 (555) of 4553 (18.08%)
(27)
Complete the Lion dungeon in the first quest
The Quest is Over
 
won by 720 (481) of 4553 (15.81%)
(76)
Defeat Ganon in Death Mountain in the first quest
Bested Aquamentus
 
won by 1571 (1012) of 4553 (34.50%)
(17)
Defeat Aquamentus without being harmed in the Eagle dungeon in the first quest
Bested Dodongo
 
won by 1244 (840) of 4553 (27.32%)
(20)
Defeat Dodongo without being harmed in the Moon dungeon in the first quest
Bested Manhandla
 
won by 700 (499) of 4553 (15.37%)
(31)
Defeat Manhandla without being harmed in the Manji dungeon in the first quest
Bested Gleeok
 
won by 319 (251) of 4553 (7.01%)
(153)
Defeat Gleeok without being harmed in the Snake dungeon in the first quest
Bested Digdogger
 
won by 731 (513) of 4553 (16.06%)
(30)
Defeat Digdogger without being harmed in the Lizard dungeon in the first quest
Bested Gohma
 
won by 806 (548) of 4553 (17.70%)
(27)
Defeat Gohma without being harmed in the Dragon dungeon in the first quest
Bested Patra
 
won by 304 (226) of 4553 (6.68%)
(159)
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 616 (459) of 4553 (13.53%)
(10)
Unlock the first door in level 1 without using a key
Optimal Level 1 Explorer
 
won by 250 (218) of 4553 (5.49%)
(76)
Take and visit everything in level 1 in the first quest but open only four locked doors
Swordless Level 2
 
won by 182 (164) of 4553 (4.00%)
(257)
Complete level 2 without owning a sword
Darknut Bombing Expert
 
won by 247 (209) of 4553 (5.42%)
(194)
Clear the item room in level 3 only using bombs (not owning the magical sword and without leaving)
Level 4 Secret Room
 
won by 796 (548) of 4553 (17.48%)
(5)
Find the secret room in level 4
Blue Darknut Expert
 
won by 203 (169) of 4553 (4.46%)
(231)
Clear the item room in level 5 without taking damage (not owning the magical sword and without leaving)
Level 7 Secret Room
 
won by 642 (424) of 4553 (14.10%)
(6)
Find the secret room in level 7
Level 8 Secret Room
 
won by 513 (348) of 4553 (11.27%)
(8)
Find the secret room in level 8
Bounty Hunter
 
won by 521 (257) of 4553 (11.44%)
(39)
Receive money from every hidden moblin in the first quest
It\
 
won by 136 (124) of 4553 (2.99%)
(338)
Beat the game without obtaining a ring in the first quest
Swordless Adventurer
 
won by 102 (93) of 4553 (2.24%)
(893)
Get to Ganon's room in Death Mountain in the first quest without a sword
Boy, This is Really Expensive! Too
 
won by 228 (178) of 4553 (5.01%)
(41)
Equip the blue ring in the second quest
Heart Master 2
 
won by 166 (131) of 4553 (3.65%)
(280)
Obtain all 16 heart containers in the second quest
Dungeon Explorer
 
won by 150 (126) of 4553 (3.29%)
(308)
Find all compasses and maps in the second quest
Fully Loaded and Upgraded
 
won by 131 (114) of 4553 (2.88%)
(351)
Get all items and item upgrades in the second quest
Eagle Expert
 
won by 355 (284) of 4553 (7.80%)
(55)
Complete the Eagle dungeon in the second quest
Moon Expert
 
won by 306 (247) of 4553 (6.72%)
(63)
Complete the Moon dungeon in the second quest
Manji Expert
 
won by 294 (241) of 4553 (6.46%)
(65)
Complete the Manji dungeon in the second quest
Snake Expert
 
won by 265 (216) of 4553 (5.82%)
(72)
Complete the Snake dungeon in the second quest
Lizard Expert
 
won by 250 (204) of 4553 (5.49%)
(76)
Complete the Lizard dungeon in the second quest
Dragon Expert
 
won by 240 (195) of 4553 (5.27%)
(79)
Complete the Dragon dungeon in the second quest
Demon Expert
 
won by 238 (193) of 4553 (5.23%)
(80)
Complete the Demon dungeon in the second quest
Lion Expert
 
won by 240 (195) of 4553 (5.27%)
(79)
Complete the Lion dungeon in the second quest
Quest Master
 
won by 234 (194) of 4553 (5.14%)
(203)
Defeat Ganon in Death Mountain in the second quest
Get to D Level-4 Secret
 
won by 183 (150) of 4553 (4.02%)
(30)
Find the secret room in level 4 in the second quest
Swordless Master
 
won by 90 (83) of 4553 (1.98%)
(1008)
Get to Ganon's room in Death Mountain in the second quest without a sword
8-Bit Master
 
won by 467 (317) of 4553 (10.26%)
(218)
Defeat Ganon in either quest without being killed
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Recent comment(s):
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.
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.
22 Nov 23:58 2017
Azarokkusu
Oh cool Snake Expert and Demon Expert didn't trigger for me when I beat those dungeons. GG
23 Nov 2:21 2017
Azarokkusu
oh and lion expert too
25 Nov 13:36 2017
Aquonn
Is this broken? I am using RetroArch, but I would have thought it would work, as I acquired the bow but no cheevo.
1 Dec 0:54 2017
hypelastika
i'm not getting the achievement am i using the wrong rom or something ?
16 Jan 4:21 2018
alberto1398
Achievements are not working for me with Rev. B (Gamecube ROM)
25 Jan 14:18 2018
outis
For those whose achievements aren't working, make sure your using a compatible emulator like Mesen. Some, like Nestopia, are not compatible with RetroAchievements.
6 Apr 8:40 2018
FireSonic
pretty fun set, though i hate dungeon 5 on first quest swordless... blue darknuts without sword or magic wand is simply not fun for me.
24 May 6:44 2018
classicgamer
800 finally
29 Jun 8:38 2018
NightmareJames
The Swordless Quest is INDEED possible (the 1st Quest) without using glitches. It is indeed a royal god damn pain in the ass though (excuse my language on it). I don't think it should be demoted as it has been done (by me out of all people)
29 Jun 8:42 2018
NightmareJames
If anyone's wondering how to do the 2nd Quest, here's the video for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOkSzPoNPGs&t=11s
14 Mar 20:38 2019
VonGerstenberg
This cheevo set was epic! I had a ton of fun grinding through this set, thank you much!
14 Sep 4:08 2019
AndrewBishop
Finally mastered! Great game, great set!
25 Nov 0:42 2019
Lockirby2
I'll also defend the swordless runs, especially for the first quest. I didn't even think it was all that RNG-heavy.

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