Nintendo: It’s The Legend of Zelda’s 30th anniversary this year, and so we thought you might appreciate a look at some illustrations created during the development of the first The Legend of Zelda game, originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System!
These design docs include a video of the hand drawn overworld map and show how some of the original dungeon sketches translated into the game.
For reference, here’s the finished overworld map from the game…
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