It may be hard to believe, but it's been a quarter of a century since we first saw Link's first Japanese release on 21 February 1986, with The Legend of Zelda video game series turning 25 today.
Twenty-five long years since Link first found himself on a quest to rescue Princess Zelda from the evil Ganon and 300 months since the triforce symbol became synonymous with Nintendo adventure gaming.
You found a gold rupee
Thirteen different Zelda games have been played on all the major Nintendo consoles since the original game was released on the NES and the next game,
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How gaming has changed since 1986 – instead of being tethered to the console by a 2m wire, we're roaming our living rooms and flinging our limbs around, slicing the Wii controller through the air like a sword as Link mirrors our actions on screen.
Yet still the Zelda franchise endures where so many others have fallen by the wayside. Even stoic, unchanging, sort-of wooden Link was voted the second best video game character of all time just last month.
So let's kick open that chest, call Epona using a piece of grass, ace a mini-game, throw on our iron boots and blow all our rupees on the greatest 25th birthday party of all video gaming time.