Since 1986, when Nintendo first released 'The Legend of Zelda' for the original Nintendo gaming system, people have been hooked on the Zelda series of games. The genius of Shigeru Miyamoto has brought close to 15 different Zelda games on several different Nintendo gaming systems.
With the invention of each system from the handhelds (Gameboy, DS) to the consoles (NES through the upcoming Revolution), the demand for a new Zelda game increases. Every new game allows for extended game play, improved graphics and a new storyline usually following the life of a boy hero named Link.
With each game, players want to know the secret for the easiest way to win the game. While back in the days of the first Zelda game most of us had no choice but to figure out where to go and what to do next, the Zelda games have become much more complex and so game strategies, cheat sheets and walkthroughs have become increasingly common.
It is much more fun to win the game on your own, but with the multi-option features of today's Zelda games, it is easy to become stuck. This is why game manufacturers, Zelda fans and even professional gamers have developed magazines, websites and guide booklets to help players utilize the many functions games offer players today.
This article will help you to find the best Zelda cheats to help you play and win any Zelda game of your choice.
- Utilize the search engines. In this day and age, the Internet is the way to go. If you are stuck on a specific move or are not sure where to go next, you can pop online and find the answer in seconds. All you need to do is go to your favorite search engine. It does not matter whether it is Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL or another smaller search engine. The smaller search engines feed into the bigger ones so you should have no problem finding exactly what you need.
Once you are at the search engine of your choice, you can type in a specific search such as 'Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Deku Tree Cheats' or something more general like 'Legend of Zelda Cheats.' Either way, you should be able to find what you are looking for.
- Check out Zelda Universe. The official Zelda Website provides descriptions of every Zelda game ever created. It also has Walkthroughs, FAQs, forums, screenshots, information on upcoming games and an encyclopedia of Zelda terms. If you are stuck, you can check the walkthroughs or the FAQs. If you cannot find exactly what you are looking for, you always have the option of posting on the forums and asking for tips and advice.
Zelda Universe links to the official Nintendo website. This website also has forums, information on games and links to pages on each game. While it may not have exactly what you are looking for in the way of cheats, you will find an active community of Zelda fans on the Nintendo forums, which offer separate posting areas for different systems and games.
- Purchase a game magazine. There are many different gaming magazines you can purchase that offer specific cheats and reviews of games. Nintendo Power is just one of the many magazines that have cheats, walkthroughs and reviews of popular, new and upcoming games. Electronic Gaming is another.
Online there are plenty of e-zines and newsletters specifically on Nintendo and Zelda. The official Zelda website offers its own newsletter through Nintendo, which has information on upcoming games, tips and reviews. You can find others by doing a search through a search engine if you are not sure where to go.
- Buy game guides. Some games offer guides you can buy. Game guides are booklets that offer all kinds of information on a specific game. This includes an in-depth walkthrough, unlimited cheats and tips to help you win the game. Nintendo Power sometimes offers deals where you can win a game guide when you subscribe to the magazine. You can also purchase guides in a game shop such as Gamestop or online at sites like eBay.
- Check out game websites. The amount of gaming sites has increased with the popularity of the Internet. Entire communities have developed around game series such as Zelda, gaming systems or gaming in general. All you have to do is look for gaming forums, gaming websites, game cheats or gaming anything really.
You can join the community or you can search to find the cheats you want. If you are looking for a specific Zelda game, there are many gaming sites that pay homage to the entire Zelda series. You just have to do a little searching and you can find anything online!
- Ask your friends! If you are a hardcore gamer, then chances are that you have friends that are gamers as well. If you want help with a specific part of your game, your friend may be able to offer you cheats, advice, tips or show you how to get past the level that seems nearly impossible to beat. With the right advice, you will be defeating the game in no time!