Free 80s Arcade: Play Legend of Zelda Online

Legend of Zelda is one of my favorite arcade games from the 1980’s. I spent countless hours playing this game in the arcade while growing up in the 80s. I hope you enjoy playing this free version online. No tokens required to play this emulated version of Legend of Zelda! Free 80s Arcade is a 100% free online arcade website. This game is mobile phone and Iphone compatible.

Instructions and Game History towards bottom of page.
View screenshots of in-depth Game Play Instructions: Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5

(Load Game then Press Enter Key to Start Game)



Keyboard Controls
Gamepad Button Keyboard Button
Left Left Arrow
Right Right Arrow
Up Up Arrow
Down Down Arrow
Start Enter
Select Ctrl

Click on the “Load Game” button to load Legend of Zelda into your web browser. Click on the game window and hit the ENTER key to start the game (you might have to hit start twice) . On a computer you can click the Zoom to expand the game to a larger size. On mobile phones and Iphone use the gameplay control buttons shown on your screen (only on mobile) to play and start the game. If you grew up in the 80’s you shouldn’t need additional gameplay instructions. Sorry, no sound on mobile devices in this NES emulator.

Game History:
The Legend of Zelda is a high fantasy action-adventure video game series created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. Considered one of Nintendo’s most important franchises, its gameplay consists of a mixture of action, adventure, and puzzle solving. The series centers on Link, the playable main character and protagonist. Link is often given the task of rescuing Princess Zelda in the most common setting of the series, Hyrule, from Ganon—also known as Ganondorf—who is the primary antagonist of the series.

Long ago in the faraway land of Hyrule, a dark army led by the evil Ganon stole the legendary “Triforce of Power.” Now the only one who can save the kingdom and its fair Princess, Zelda, is Link. But he is only a young lad! And the task is great!

GAME PLAY: To defeat Ganon, you must find the eight pieces of the “Triforce of Wisdom” which are scattered throughout the land. As Link, your search takes you through the vast reaches of the Overworld and deep into the mazes of the Underworld. There are 300 screens in this challenging interactive video game! And they are riddled with unbelievable monsters— Oktoroks, Tektites, Dodongo, Manhandla, Darknut and many more. Buy weapons and advice on how to defeat them. Hop a raft to get you where you want to go. Make your own map to guide you. Light up a dark room with a I candle. Wield a magic sword. Your quest is tricky and I dangerous. And Ganon is a master of the art of I deception. When you find him, you may not even see him!

Video Game Emulation
(Download and play on your computer)
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Disclaimer: These 1980s Classic Arcade Games and Classic Video Games are for entertainment purpose only. I did not write any of these games myself. These games are provided AS IS and with NO warranty. All Copyrights are upheld with their respective game owners.