The Legend of Zelda is one of my favourite games that are playable on Nintendo consoles. The Legend of Zelda has been around for years, so there must be plenty of facts about the games.

The first fact is that it originally wasn’t called just ‘The Legend of Zelda’, it was actually called ‘The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Fantasy’ in Japan, but the subtitle was scrapped for the US release of the game.


Link is usually left handed. However, he isn’t in Twilight Princess mainly due to most players being right handed, so they made Link right handed as that’s how most players hold their Wiimote. He is left handed in the Gamecube version of Twilight Princess though.

The timeline for The Legend of Zelda is very confusing, with the timeline branching off into three separate timelines, one for when Link defeated Ganon, one for when he’s a child and one for the alternate universe where he didn’t defeat Ganon. The timeline is pretty easy to remember up until Ocarina of Time, which is when it splits off into its different paths. In addition, the first two LOZ games take place in the alternate universe where Link failed to defeat Ganon.


Zelda usually has blonde hair, except for in Twilight Princess (and Super Smash Bros Brawl, which uses her TP character model).

Speaking of Twilight Princess, the game recently turned ten years old. Scary, right? I remember it being released and didn’t think it was that long ago. It’s making me feel pretty old now.

The Ocarina of Time nearly had a first-person view, but this was scrapped due to Nintendo worrying fans would hate it due to not being able to see Link.

In the original game, Link almost started with a sword, but testers admitted that the game was confusing as they had no idea what to do. So the creator decided to take the sword away, forcing players to have to find the sword themselves. This was also done to encourage players to communicate with other players so they can find the sword and progress through the game. Pretty cool, right?


Speaking of the original game, It’s not impossible to beat the game in under 30 minutes. But this is only possible if you exploit a glitch, pretty much like how it’s possible to beat the original Pokémon games in under a minute.

What facts did you know? What facts have I left out? Leave a comment below!