This is a translation of an article on Nintendo of Japan’s website; part 1 of a 6-part series on The Legend Of Zelda in celebration of the series’ 30th anniversary. Translation mine, all other contents, text, images are copyright by 任天堂株式会社. See below for a link to the original article.

Hello everybody, this is HiroP. I’m in charge of advertisement for The Legend Of Zelda.

Last week, the Nintendo Classic Family Computer has been announced. It will feature a compilation of 30 classic titles, including The Legend of Zelda and The Adventure of Link.


Since it’s also Zelda’s 30th anniversary, we are going to release six weekly articles between today and the release of the Nintendo Classic Family Computer. They’re going to be full of nostaliga for these two classic games. You’re welcome to spend the time until the release with us.

This week’s article is about the original The Legend of Zelda.

I’m sure many people have fond memories of solving puzzles in The Legend of Zelda, and the “puzzle solved” sound that plays at those times.

Click to play audio

Most of you probably know the “puzzle solved” sound in the original The Legend of Zelda game from 30 years ago. Now, here is our question.

@ZeldaOfficialJP (Official Zelda Twitter account)
Surprise quiz!
Q: If you play through the original The Legend of Zelda game from beginning to end, how often will you hear the “puzzle solved” sound?
2016-10-4 09:12
14% 55 times
33% 75 times
36% 95 times
17% 115 times
final result: 16,836 replies
1,874 1,874 retweets – 1,066 likes

(snapshot of the tweet at the time of writing, 2016-11-23)

Send your answers to the official The Legend of Zelda Twitter account. Please understand that there will be no prizes for correct answers. We will announce the result of our research on October 6th (Thu).

* 2016-10-06 Update

Despite the short time limit, 16,836 people have submitted their answer. Thank you all for replying. Now we will announce the correct answer.

Since not even the developers knew the answer, I had to actually play through the game to check. Have a look at this short video that I’ve compiled.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BO_sRaPUzCw]

Checking everywhere without any hints using the bomb and candle wasn’t easy, but somehow I made it to the end…

And the correct answer is: 75 times! (result by HiroP)

Congratulations to everyone who got it right. I can feel how much love you have for Zelda.

To those who didn’t get it right, I can feel your ambition to learn more about Zelda.

By the way, I also checked the “puzzle solved” sounds in The Adventure of Link.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdqicBVIRLY]

Well, I was surprised myself to learn that in The Adventure of Link the familiar “puzzle solved” doesn’t make an appearance! (result by HiroP)

That game feels totally different from Legend of Zelda in the first place. Why in the world is it so different from the other games in the series…?

See you all next time!

edited by: 企画部 ひろP (HiroP)

original article: 初代『ゼルダの伝説』の謎解き音の回数を調べてみた

Original text and images are copyright by 任天堂株式会社

Categories: Japanese


freetimegamer · December 14, 2016 at 11:47 pm

I remember playing a Lagend of Zelda game back in the day. Unfortunately it wasn’t this version but rather an “alternative” source I had at my disposal at the time. Thank you for bringing the Nostalgia to the West through this translation. The western world has yet so much to learn from what it once was huge. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to more articles!

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