Happy Birthday Link
The Zelda franchise is 25 today. Did anybody else play the NES version? It was awesome. It had a gold cartridge. So many hours of my childhood were spent searching for the 8th and 9th labyrinths (I never found them. This was before internet walkthroughs).
GeekDad and the Technologizer have more.
Zelda was the first game to offer a saved game facility, thanks to that little onboard battery.