Design Documents From The Legend Of Zelda

Nintendo UK has revealed some of the design documents used to create the original NES game, The Legend of Zelda. It’s a great look back in time to see how some of the documents came to life in video game form.



As many of our readers surely know, Mr. Miyamoto and Mr. Tezuka were two of the main designers of the original Zelda game. They have worked together all of these years and are still with Nintendo. Below is a design document drawn by Mr. Tezuka of the skull room and of the infamous Old Man that you meet at the beginning of Link’s quest:



Mr. Miyamoto was obviously heavy into the design of Zelda as well. Some of his drawings are below:



It’s always fun to look back at video game history. You can relive history as it happened 30 years ago today by visiting our Warp Zone section. If you’re interested in the latest Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, be sure to stop by our preview for a collection of information and media as well!


[Source: Nintendo UK]

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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