I downloaded this game having played the original version back on the NES. Having all ready
played it before though, I could find a lot of things which still needed to be done to this
game. A lot of the monsters didn't do things they should have, like shooting at you, or the
Peahats didn't stop moving, so you couldn't actually kill them. Also the end of level bosses
were not present on the version I downloaded, which made it a bit of an anticlimax at the end of
a difficult level (but I think they are present now on the latest version). You couldn't also
collect 5 gems, which made saving up money for expensive items fairly slow.
Having said this though, this is a good game which is probably worth downloading - if not
now, then definately at a later date when the monsters do what they should and the odd bug is
fixed. The gameplay is just the same as the NES, and the music and sound effects are just as
good as the original.
Undoubtably, future versions of this game will get 4 and/or 5 stars due to Zelda being such a
great game, but as it stands at the minute, it can only receive 3. As it says on their site,
'Zelda Classic is not finished. It is still a demo.' Watch this space for future exciting
Be sure to visit their web-site for constant updates to this game.
Screenshots for newer versions are also constantly updated. There will undoubtable be newer
versions up than the one I have reviewed. You will also need the setup program from the authors
web site. - Tom Crofts