The Legend of Zelda, or Zelda for short, is an action-adventure video game series by Nintendo.
Most of the games share the same characters, with the player controlling the hero Link in all of them (except a secondary game), saving the eponymous princess Zelda who often must be rescued from an evil villain (Ganon being the most frequently encountered), in a number of lands or islands, again most frequently the Land of Hyrule; the worlds and characters however are often radically different in different episodes of the series.
A total of 28 different games have been released, plus 12 remakes and compilations for a total of 40 releases (counting A Link to the Past + Four Swords only once).
The main series is composed of the following 19 games:
- The Legend of Zelda (February 21, 1986), Famicom Disk System. Later re-released worldwide for Famicom/NES. Released in 2004 for Game Boy Advance in the "NES Classics" series, in 2006 for Wii Virtual Console and in 2011 for 3DS Virtual Console. The NES version was also enclosed in the NES Classic Edition.
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (January 14, 1987), Famicom Disk System/NES. Released in 2004 for Game Boy Advance in the "NES Classics" series, in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console and in 2011 for 3DS Virtual Console. The NES version was also enclosed in the NES Classic Edition.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (November 21, 1991), Super Famicom/SNES. Known in Japan as Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce (The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods) Re-released in 1997 for Satellaview, in 2006 for Wii Virtual Console, in 2014 for Wii U Virtual Console, in 2016 for New 3DS Virtual Console, and in 2019 for Nintendo Switch Online.
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (June 6, 1993), Game Boy.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (November 21, 1998), Nintendo 64. Released in 2007 for Wii Virtual Console.
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (April 27, 2000), Nintendo 64. Released in 2009 for Wii Virtual Console.
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (April 27, 2001), Game Boy Color. Re-released in 2013 for 3DS Virtual Console.
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (April 27, 2001), Game Boy Color. Re-released in 2013 for 3DS Virtual Console.
- The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords (December 2, 2002), Game Boy Advance, released within The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past + Four Swords.
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (December 13, 2002), GameCube.
- The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (March 18, 2004), GameCube.
- The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (November 4, 2004), Game Boy Advance. Re-released in limited edition in 2011 for 3DS Virtual Console and in 2014 for Wii U Virtual Console.
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (November 19, 2006), Wii, GameCube. The two versions feature some significant differences, most notably the graphics being mirrored to each other.
- The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (June 23, 2007), Nintendo DS.
- The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (December 7, 2009), Nintendo DS.
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (November 18, 2011), Wii.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (November 22, 2013), Nintendo 3DS. Known in Japan as Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce 2 (The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods 2).
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (October 23, 2015), Nintendo 3DS.
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (March 3, 2017), Wii U & Nintendo Switch. Various updates and DLCs were also released for the game.
A sequel to Breath of the Wild was also announced.
- Zelda (August 26, 1989), Game & Watch Multi Screen. Re-released in 1998 in the Mini Classics series.
- The Legend of Zelda (October 5, 1989), Game Watch.
- Link: The Faces of Evil (October 10, 1993), Philips CD-i. Considered part of the Zelda series despite its different title, because it was done just to specify the hero's name, not for an actual difference in the game.
- Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon (October 10, 1993), Philips CD-i.
- Zelda's Adventure (June 5, 1994), Philips CD-i.
- BS Zelda no Densetsu: Inishie no Sekiban (March 30, 1997), Satellaview. Produced as a remake of A Link to the Past, features a different storyline and some diferrences in gameplay, making it a different game.
- Hyrule Warriors (August 14, 2014), Wii U. Known in Japan as Zelda Musou.
- My Nintendo Picross - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (March 30, 2016), Nintendo 3DS. A My Nintendo-exclusive downloadable game.
- Cadence of Hyrule (June 13, 2019), Nintendo Switch. A crossover with Crypt of the NecroDancer
- BS Zelda no Densetsu, Satellaview. Remake of the first game in the series, released in four episodes between August 6, 1995 and August 27, 1995.
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (December 12, 1998), Game Boy Color. Re-released in 2011 for the Nintendo 3DS via Virtual Console.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest (November 28, 2002), GameCube. The game also includes the original Ocarina of Time game.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (December 2, 2002), Game Boy Advance, released within The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past + Four Swords.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (June 16, 2011), Nintendo 3DS.
- The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition (September 26, 2011), DSiWare. Removed from the e-shop on February 20, 2012.
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (September 20, 2013), Wii U.
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D (February 13, 2015), Nintendo 3DS.
- Hyrule Warriors Legends (January 21, 2016), Nintendo 3DS.
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (March 4, 2016), Wii U. An exclusive Wolf Link amiibo is also released with the game.
- Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (May 18, 2018), Nintendo Switch.
- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (September 20, 2019), Nintendo Switch.
- The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition (November 14, 2003), GameCube. Includes The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask and some extra contents.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past + Four Swords (December 2, 2002), Game Boy Advance.
Cinema & TV
Only one TV series has been released, titled The Legend of Zelda and aired as the friday episode of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! (part of the Mario series), lasting for 13 episodes with the first episode airing on September 8, 1989 and the last episode airing on December 1, 1989.
Several books and comics have been published in the Zelda series and include:
- The Legend of Zelda: Molblin's Magic Spear, a children book written in 1989 that serves as a prequel to the game The Legend of Zelda.
- Zelda no Densetsu, manga by Yuu Mishouzaki published in october 1989.
- The Legend of Zelda comic by Valiant based on the TV show, lasted for five issues in 1990 plus the sixth episode publicated on Nintendo Comics System issue 7.
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, manga by Yuu Mishouzaki published in august 1991.
- Nintendo Adventure Books volumes 9, titled The Crystal Trap, and 10, titled The Shadow Prince, published in january and february 1992, respectively.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, a 12-parts manga by Shotaro Ishinomori, published between january and december 1992.
- Zelda no Densetsu: Yume o Miru Shima manga by Ataru Cagiva published in may 1994 and based on Link's Awakening.
- Zeruda no Densetsu: Riruto no Chikai, a four-part manga published between june 1995 and may 1997, it's a sequel to A Link to the Past.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, a three-part manga by Ataru Cagiva, published between 1995 and 1996.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time a two-part comic published on the german Club Nintendo magazine in october and november 1998 and serves as a prequel to the game.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, two-part manga by Akira Himekawa published in january an april 2000.
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages manga by Akira Himekawa, published in 2001.
- The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons manga by Akira Himekawa, published in 2001.
- Game Boy Color - The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons second book in the Game Boy series of "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, released in october 2001.
- Game Boy Color - The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages third book in the Game Boy series of "Choose Your Own Adventure" books, released in january 2002.
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker: Link's Logbook Yonkoma Manga published in 2003.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past manga by Akira Himekawa, published in 2005.
- The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords+ two-part manga by Akira Himekawa, published in 2005, based on Four Swords Adventures.
- The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap manga by Akira Himekawa, published in 2005.
- Link and the Portal of Doom, part of the Nintendo Heroes series, published in january 2006.
- The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass manga by Akira Himekawa, published in march 2009.
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sward manga by Akira Himekawa, published in december 2011 within Hyrule Historia, an artbook/guide to the series (which being a non-fictional work is not a notable release itself).
Various promotional items were released based on the series, including various amiibo series for a total of 18 figures:
- The Legend of Zelda - Wolf Link - Twilight Princess (March 4, 2016): a single amiibo figure representing Wolf Link with Midna, released with The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.
- The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary (December 1, 2016): a line of 4 figures based on Link's incarnations throughout the series, as well as a Zelda one: Link - The Legend of Zelda (an 8-bit styled amiibo), Link - Ocarina of Time, Toon Link - The Wind Waker, Zelda - The Wind Waker.
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: a series of 9 amiibo, released in two waves:
- Wave 1 (March 3, 2017): Link (Archer), Link (Rider), Guardian, Zelda, Bokoblin.
- Wave 2 (November 10, 2017): Daruk, Mipha, Revali and Urbosa.
- The Legend of Zelda (June 22, 2017): a line of three figures based on Link's other incarnations throughout the series: Link - Majora's Mask, Link - Twilight Princess, Link - Skyward Sword.
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Link (September 20, 2019): a single amiibo based on Link from the Nintendo Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, released alongside the game.
Links to other series
Note: games taking inspiration from the Zelda series in general gameplay elements are not listed here, since that's considered a consequence to them being part of the same genere.
Also, simple appearances of triangles creating the Triforce logo are not listed if they can't be proven to be references.
|Mario||February 21, 1986||The boss Manhandla in The Legend of Zelda is a giant Piranha Plant from the Mario series, with other Mario enemies also appearing in later episodes; the Warp Whistle from The Legend of Zelda is featured in Super Mario Bros. 3 while Mario visits Hyrule in Volume 4 of Super Mario-Kun and Link appears in Super Mario Bros. & Friends: When I Grow Up and Super Mario RPG; The downloadable content pack The Legend of Zelda × Mario Kart 8 for Mario Kart 8 includes elements from the Zelda series.||1|
|Clu Clu Land||February 21, 1986||The boss Digdogger in The Legend of Zelda is a giant Unira from Clu Clu Land.||1|
|Metroid||1986||Samus plays The Legend of Zelda in the 1986 Metroid manga. Metroid Prime 3 also features a reference to the series.||2|
|Dragon Quest||January 14, 1987||Zelda II features a reference to the Dragon Quest series.||3|
|Final Fantasy||December 18, 1987||The Final Fantasy series features some references to the Zelda series.||3|
|Tetris||November 1989||Link makes an appearance in Tetris for NES.||1|
|The Wizard||December 15, 1989||The Wizard features characters playing Zelda II.||2|
|Arkista's Ring||June 1990||Arkista's Ring is a clone of Zelda series.||3|
|Captain N||September 29, 1990||Link and Zelda guest star in three episodes of Captain N.||1|
|F-1 Race||November 09, 1990||Link makes a cameo in the game boy version of F-1 Race.||1|
|Barcode Battler||1992||The Legend of Zelda Barcode Battler Cards set is part of both series.||1|
|Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru||June 06, 1993||Prince Richard from Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru, makes an appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.||1|
|Sim||June 06, 1993||Dr. Wright from the SNES version of SimCity makes an appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.||1|
|Kirby||June 06, 1993||Kirby appears as an enemy in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, while the Triforce is an obtainable item in Kirby Super Star. There also are other references between the two series.||1|
|BS-X: Sore wa Namae o Nusumareta Machi no Monogatari||August 06, 1995||The main characters from BS-X: Sore wa Namae o Nusumareta Machi no Monogatari are also the main characters in the two Zelda Satellaview games.||1|
|Donkey Kong||November 20, 1995||Link makes an appearance in Donkey Kong Country 2 and is referenced in Donkey Kong Country 3. He is also playable in a minigame version of Donkey Kong within NES Remix.||1|
|Warcraft||December 09, 1995||There are references to the Zelda series in Warcraft II, Warcraft III and World of Warcraft.||3|
|Yoshi||December 12, 1998||The Boo Blah from Yoshi's Island appears as an enemy in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX.||1|
|Super Smash Bros.||January 21, 1999||Characters, places and items from the Zelda series are featured in all Super Smash Bros. games.||1|
|N-Gang||June 1999||Link from the Zelda series appear in N-Gang episodes "Freeze Frame" and "Die Hexe lacht um Mitternacht".||1|
|Durango Kids||October 10, 1999||Near the beginning of Durango Kids two kids are seen playing The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.||2|
|Star Fox||April 27, 2000||Five masks in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask seem to reference the Star Fox team.||3|
|The Powerpuff Girls||August 18, 2000||In the Powerpuff girls episode "Child Fearing" the major plays a game similar to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.||2.5|
|Pokémon||December 14, 2000||In Pokémon Stadium 2, connecting video game consoles to a TV can show images from Zelda games.||2|
|Animal Crossing||April 14, 2001||Rupees from the Zelda series appear in Animal Forest and later games in the series, while Wolf Link, Medli, Ganon and Epona appear in Animal Crossing: New Leaf when scanning Zelda amiibo. Hyrule is also mentioned in later Animal Crossing games and there are other minor references as well.||1|
|Hamtaro||May 03, 2002||The videogame Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Heartbreak features references to the Zelda series.||3|
|June 28, 2002||In the code of Golden Sun: The Lost Age there are unused sprites for the character Link.|
|Game & Watch Gallery||October 25, 2002||The Game & Watch game Zelda is unlockable in Game & Watch Gallery Advance.||2|
|1080°||November 21, 2002||A trailer for 1080° Avalanche is included in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest; In 1080° Avalanche there's a reference to The Legend of Zelda.||3|
|Homestar Runner||January 06, 2003||The Homestar Runner series features many references to the Zelda series.||2|
|Wario||March 21, 2003||Microgame versions of Zelda games are featured in the WarioWare series.||2|
|Soul Series||March 27, 2003||Link is the GameCube exclusive character for SoulCalibur II.||1|
|Dragon Ball||June 17, 2003||Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II features an appearance of a The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past cartridge; Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans also features a reference to the Secret Moblin from The Legend of Zelda.||2|
|F-Zero||July 25, 2003||A trailer for F-Zero GX is included in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest; One of the emblems in F-Zero GX's Garage Mode represents Tingle from the Zelda series.||2|
|Metal Gear||March 09, 2004||Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes features a reference to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.||2|
|Marvelous||March 18, 2004||The Navi Tracker mode in the Japanese version of The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures is based on the Satellaview Marvelous games. Characters from the games are also present as leftover in the code of Four Swords Adventures.||3|
|Drawn Together||October 27, 2004||Xandir, one of the main characters in Drawn Together, is a parody of Link from the Zelda series, and there also are other references to the series in some episodes.||3|
|Daigasso! Band Brothers||December 02, 2004||Daigasso! Band Brothers features music tracks from the Zelda series.||2|
|Big Brain Academy||June 30, 2005||One of the images in Big Brain Academy's puzzles is the Triforce from the Zelda series.||2|
|Another Code||September 26, 2005||Trace Memory features a book called '"The Legend of Zelda Chronology".||2|
|Asterix||October 16, 2005||In Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission: Las Vegum there are some references to the Zelda series.||3|
|DragonFable||November 31, 2005||DragonFable features references to the Zelda series.||3|
|It's Kind of a Funny Story||April 02, 2006||The novel It's Kind of a Funny Story features a reference to Princess Zelda.||2|
|Mother||April 20, 2006||The Rope Snake in Mother 3 might be based on the Rope enemy from Zelda, while the Whip in The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks is based on the Rope Snake.||3|
|Coconut Fred||May 13, 2006||The Coconut Fred's Fruit Salad Island episode "Sir Nutalot" features references to the Zelda series.||3|
|Tingle||September 02, 2006||The Tingle series is a spinoff of the Zelda series.||1|
|November 14, 2006||Link was supposed to appear in the Wii version of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.|
|Ace Attorney||January 16, 2007||The english language version of Ace Attorney: Justice for All features a reference to the Zelda TV show.||3|
|Code Monkeys||July 11, 2007||Code Monkeys features references to the Zelda series.||2|
|Aoi Sekai no Chushin de||July 30, 2007||Zelig in Aoi Sekai no Chushin de is based on Link.||3|
|Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!||September 08, 2007||The Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go! episode "Galactic Smash: Space Attack (Part 1)" features a reference to the Zelda series.||3|
|Robot Chicken||September 09, 2007||The Robot Chicken episode "Shoe" features a sketch based on the Zelda series.||2|
|The Simpsons||October 30, 2007||The Simpsons Game features a reference to Zelda.||2|
|Chowder||November 02, 2007||The Chowder episode "The Froggy Apple Crumple Thumpkin" features a reference to the Triforce from the Zelda series.||3|
|Skinjacker||November 06, 2007||The novel Everlost features a reference to the Zelda series.||2|
|Link's Crossbow Training||November 19, 2007||Link's Crossbow Training is a spinoff of the Zelda series.||1|
|Angry Video Game Nerd||January 08, 2008||The Angry Video Game Nerd talks about the Zelda series in the episode "Chronologically Confused About the Legend of Zelda Timeline" and reviews the three CD-i Zelda games and Zelda II in later episodes.||2|
|Nostalgia Critic||March 28, 2008||The Nostalgia Critic reviews The Legend of Zelda Cartoon in the episode "Super Mario Brothers Super Show".||2|
|Summer Camp Secrets||May 20, 2008||Summer Camp Secrets: Acting Out features a reference to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.||2|
|Captain Rainbow||August 28, 2008||Crazy Tracy from The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening makes an appearance in Captain Rainbow.||1|
|Wii games||October 16, 2008||The Legend of Zelda theme is playable in Wii Music, while there are minor Zelda references in Wii Sports Resort and Wii Party.||2|
|Strong Bad||December 15, 2008||Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People - Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough features references to Zelda games.||3|
|Phantasy Star||December 25, 2008||The Hylian Shield is unlockable in the Japanese version of Phantasy Star 0.||1|
|Art Style||January 28, 2009||Sprites from The Legend of Zelda are featured in the game Art Style: Picopict.||2|
|Darkest Powers||April 28, 2009||The novel The Awakening features a reference to The Legend of Zelda.||2|
|Chibi-Robo!||July 29, 2009||Okaeri! Chibi-Robo! Happy Richie Osoji! features the Triforce from the Zelda series as an item.||2|
|3D Dot Game Heroes||November 05, 2009||3D Dot Game Heroes takes gameplay elements from the Zelda series.||3|
|Harvest Moon||November 12, 2009||The international release of Harvest Moon DS: Island of Happiness features a possible reference to the Zelda series.||3|
|The Big Bang Theory||January 18, 2010||The Big Bang Theory episode "The Bozeman Reaction" features a reference to the Zelda games.||2|
|Scott Pilgrim||August 13, 2010||Young Neil states that he plays Zelda in the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World; there also are other references to the Zelda games in the series.||2|
|Castlevania||October 05, 2010||Castlevania: Lords of Shadow features a reference to the Zelda series.||3|
|Fable||October 26, 2010||Fable III features a reference to The Legend of Zelda.||3|
|Zero Escape||November 16, 2010||The North American version of 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors features a reference to the Zelda TV series.||3|
|Mickey Mouse||November 25, 2010||In Epic Mickey there's a reference to a phrase from The Legend of Zelda.||3|
|AR Games||February 26, 2011||The Star Pics AR game uses a Link card, and there also are Zelda refereneces in Graffiti.||2|
|Nintendogs||February 26, 2011||Link's hat is featured in Nintendogs + Cats.||2|
|Mii Plaza||February 26, 2011||Mii Plaza features unlockable hats based on Zelda and includes three Puzzle Swap puzzle based on Zelda games.||2|
|Terraria||June 10, 2011||The Hero's Outfit in Terraria is based on Link's tunic; also the Night's Edge sword might be a reference to the Four Sword.||3|
|Dota||July 2011||An item referencing Aghanim's scepter is in Dota 2.||3|
|The Binding of Isaac||September 28, 2011||The Binding of Isaac features some references to the Zelda series.||3|
|Pushmo||October 05, 2011||Pushmo features many levels based on sprites from Zelda games.||2|
|Psych||November 16, 2011||The Psych episode "Shawn, Interrupted" features a reference to The Legend of Zelda.||2|
|Smosh||November 18, 2011||Zelda characters appear in The Legend of Zelda Rap.||2|
|Death Battle!||March 29, 2012||Princess Zelda, Link, and Ganondorf have been subjects for Death Battle!||2|
|Warriors (Koei)||April 26, 2012||Dynasty Warriors Vs features a costume based on Link from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sward; additionally Hyrule Warriors is a format crossover featuring elements from the Zelda universe, and gameplay from the Warriors series.||2|
|How I Met Your Mother||May 14, 2012||The How I Met Your Mother episode "The Magician's Code - Part One" features a reference to The Legend of Zelda.||2|
|Scribblenauts||November 13, 2012||The Wii U version of Scribblenauts Unlimited features spawnable Zelda elements.||1|
|Nintendo Land||November 18, 2012||Nintendo Land features a minigame based on the Zelda series.||2|
|Tekken||November 18, 2012||Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition features Link, Zelda and Ganondorf outfits for the characters, with the Master Sword as a usable item.||1|
|The Amazing World of Gumball||February 5, 2013||The Tale of Zelmore is a direct parody to The Legend of Zelda.||2.5|
|Lego City||March 18, 2013||The videogame Lego City Undercover features a reference to the Zelda series.||3|
|Guacamelee!||April 9, 2013||A character based on Error from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link appears in Guacamelee.||3|
|Adventure Time||June 26, 2013||Issue 17 of the Adventure Time comic features a reference to The Legend of Zelda.||3|
|Annoying Orange||August 2, 2013||Link from Zelda appears in the Annoying Orange episode "Mystery Of The Sasquatch".||3|
|Video Game High School||August 9, 2013||The "High School Video Game" shown in the Video Game High School episode "Double XP Weekend" features a references to Zelda.||3|
|The Wonderful 101||August 23, 2013||The Wonderful 101 features some references to the Zelda series.||3|
|Monster Hunter||September 14, 2013||Monster Hunter 4, Monster Hunter X, Monster Hunter Stories and Monster Hunter XX feature costumes based on Link, along with weapons from the Zelda series.||1|
|Call of Duty||November 05, 2013||Call of Duty: Ghosts features a reference to the Zelda series.||3|
|NES Remix||December 18, 2013||NES Remix includes challenges based on The Legend of Zelda.||2|
|Plants vs. Zombies||February 25, 2014||Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare features references to The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker in the Driftwood Shores map.||3|
|16-Bit High School||March 08, 2014||Princess Epona is a parody of Princess Zelda.||3|
|InFamous||March 14, 2014||Eugene possesses a replica of the Hyrule sword||2|
|Taiko no Tatsujin||March 19, 2014||Taiko no Tatsujin Wii U Version and Taiko no Tatsujin Yellow Version feature music tracks from The Legend of Zelda series.||2|
|Sonic||March 26, 2014||a Zelda zone and Link appears as a DLC in Sonic Lost World.||1|
|Kid Icarus||April 24, 2014||Kid Icarus: Uprising features a reference to Navi from Ocarina of Time; UNDIRECT: A challenge for Kid Icarus within NES Remix 2 features elements from Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link.||1|
|Tomodachi Collection||June 6, 2014||There are several references to the Zelda series in Tomodachi Life.||3|
|Bayonetta||September 20, 2014||The Wii U version of Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 feature a costume based on Link, also including the Master Sword weapon.||1|
|Fatal Frame||September 27, 2014||Zelda Suit is unlockable in Maiden of Black Water.||2|
|Nintendo Badge Arcade||December 17, 2014||Nintendo Badge Arcade features badges based on the Zelda series.||2|
|Pop Team Epic||2015||There's a reference to Zelda's Z-Targeting in the Pop Team Epic manga.||2|
|Ace Combat||January 29, 2015||Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Legacy + features unlockable aircraft themed after Link from Skyward Sword and Zelda from Twilight Princess.||2|
|Famicom Robot||February 13, 2015||A R.O.B. figure can be seen in the Curosity Shop when viewing from the window in Kafei's Shop in Majora's Mask 3D.||2|
|Steven Universe||March 19, 2015||At the end of the Steven Universe episode "Open Book", there's a Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker video game case in Steven's room. The temple in the episode "Serious Steven" may have been inspired by the ones in The Legend of Zelda. The videogame "Mini Golf Quest" from the Steven Universe episode "Rose's Room" is partly inspired by The Legend of Zelda.||2|
|Teen Titans||April 16, 2015||There's a Zelda reference in the episode Video Game References.||3|
|Plok||May 08, 2015||The comic Plok: The Exploding Man features a reference to Zelda.||2|
|Splatoon||May 28, 2015||A picture of an 8-bit Octorok can be found in Splatoon and Splatoon 2; a giant cartridge based on Ocarina of Time appears in Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion.||2|
|Gravity Falls||August 03, 2015||The Gravity Falls episode "Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons" features a reference to Navi from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.||3|
|Board James||September 05, 2015||Board James reviews the board game The Legend of Zelda Game in the episode "Video Games!!"||2|
|Picross||March 30, 2016||My Nintendo Picross - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is a crossover between the two series; additionally Picross NP Vol. 5 and Picross DS include images from the Zelda series.||1|
|My Little Pony||June 04, 2016||A pony that looks like Link appears in the episode Flutter Brutter.||3|
|Miitopia||December 8, 2016||Miitopia features costumes based on Zelda characters, obtainable by scanning the respective amiibo.||2|
|Pikmin||July 13, 2017||A cartridge for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX can appears as a treasure in Hey! Pikmin, while another treasure is an ocarina similar to the one from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; additionally the Goddesses statues in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker are likely based on Pikmin. There might also be other references in the series.||2|
|Conga Master Party!||September 28, 2017||Conga Master Party! features compatibility with the Zelda series amiibo.||3|
|South Park||October 17, 2017||In South Park's Imaginationland episodes there are characters resembling Link and Ganondorf; Kenny's princess costume in South Park: the Stick of Truth is based on Princess Zelda. Legend of Zelda was mentioned in South Park: The Fractured But Whole.||2|
|Style Savvy||November 02, 2017||Girls Mode 4 features clothing items based on the Zelda series, unlocked by using Zelda amiibo.||2|
|Xenoblade||November 09, 2017||Rex's salvager suit from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is obtainable in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.||1|
|The Elder Scrolls||November 17, 2017||The Master Sword, Hylian Shield, and Champion's Tunic are unlockable in the Switch version of Skyrim by scanning The Legend of Zelda amiibo.||1|
|Diablo||November 02, 2018||The Nintendo Switch version of Diablo III: Eternal Collection features a Ganondorf Transmogrification set, a Cucco pet, and a Triforce portrait frame.||1|
|No More Heroes||January 18, 2019||Travis can wear Majora’s Mask t-shirts in the game Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes; a Zelda II t-shirt was also added with an update.||2|
|Crypt of the NecroDancer||June 13, 2019||Cadence of Hyrule is a crossover between the two series.||1|
|Ring Fit Adventure||March 26, 2020||A music track from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild appears in the Rhythm Game mode of Ring Fit Adventure.||2|