The Legend of Zelda is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game is the first installment in the popular Legend of Zelda series and follows the main character, Link, as he sets out on a quest to rescue the princess Zelda from the evil Ganon. The game is set in the kingdom of Hyrule and features a large, open-world environment that allows players to explore and find new items and weapons to help them on their journey. The game introduces a number of iconic elements that would become staples of the series, including the Triforce, the Master Sword, and the use of heart containers to represent health. The game was well-received for its expansive world and challenging gameplay.