BS The Legend of Zelda

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BS The Legend of Zelda
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Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) St. GIGA
Designer(s) Koji Kondo (original sound composer)
Akito Nakatsuka (sound composer)
Yuichi Ozaki (sound arrangement)
Release date Map 1
Week 1
Japan August 9, 1995

Week 2
Japan August 16, 1995

Week 3
Japan August 23, 1995

Week 4
Japan August 30, 1995


Map 2
Week 1
Japan December 30, 1995

Week 2
Japan January 1, 1996

Week 3
Japan January 3, 1996

Week 4
Japan January 5, 1996
Rating(s) CERO: N/A
Genre(s) Adventure RPG
Modes Single Player
Platform(s) BS-X Broadcasting System
Successor Ancient Stone Tablets
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BS The Legend of Zelda is a remake of the original The Legend of Zelda, which was released on the Nintendo Entertainment System, available only via the BS-X Broadcasting System add-on for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The gameplay is similar to the original, but there are several key differences.

BS The Legend of Zelda is different from most other The Legend of Zelda games. The game's central heroes are the mascot characters of the BS-X Broadcasting System, which are based on the player as the character's name and gender is based on the broadcasting ID, which is also true for the Ancient Stone Tablets. Both the male and female characters wear a green tunic, though others are later available, and a backwards baseball cap; the female character has long red hair, but is otherwise almost exactly the same as the male.

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Major Differences

The Overworld's size, for convenience due to the time system, has been cut in half vertically, making it square. The Dungeons and Overworld all look different, but the general landmarks remain the same. The game also included much higher quality graphics and music, and the ability to choose a gender.

The biggest difference, however, is the time system. Due to the broadcasting nature of the game, it had to be played in one sitting, and was only available for one hour every week.

Gameplay

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At the beginning of the game, the character automatically walks into a cave, where the Old Man gives him or her the Wooden Sword. The dungeons are all in the same place in both Map 1 and 2, but the Overworld and dungeon interiors are completely redone between versions. The dungeons also spell out different phrases. The character must complete all eight dungeons and obtain the eight pieces of the Triforce. Two of the pieces are available in each week.

The chance to fight Ganon was only accessible for the last 15 minutes of gameplay, and it took the place of the cave where the Wooden Sword was obtained. The character used the Triforce in the second screen to open the door to Ganon's chamber. When he was defeated, the character could then talk to Zelda and leave the cave.

Dungeons

Map 1

The first six dungeons in Map 1 are in the shape of a letter; when put together, it spells out "St. GIGA." The other two dungeons are shaped like a a skull and down arrow.

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Map 2

Each of the dungeons in Map 2 are in the shapes of letters, which together spell out "NiNtENDO."

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Bosses

Enemies

Glitches

Hacks

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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan BSゼルダの伝説 (BS Zelda no Densetsu) BS The Legend of Zelda

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