The Classic NES Series in North America (Famicom Mini Series in Japan and NES Classics in Europe) are a series of Game Boy Advance games that were originally released on the NES/Famicom and Famicom Disk System, emulated on the Game Boy Advance. A special edition Game Boy Advance SP, which has a similar color pattern to a NES controller, was released to go along with these games. The color of the cartridges match the color of the original NES carts. All of these games were released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Famicom in Japan.

Zelda games

Game Release dates
The Legend of Zelda JP February 14, 2004
NA June 7, 2004
EU July 9, 2004
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link JP August 10, 2004
NA October 25, 2004
EU January 7, 2005


Both GameSpot and IGN noted that Nintendo had given away The Legend of Zelda for free in the Collector's Edition bonus disc, although they noted that the Classic NES Series version was portable.[1][2] However, reviewers consistently hailed The Legend of Zelda as one of the games worth the cost of the cartridge.[1][2][3][4]


  1. ^ a b Gerstmann, Jeff. "Classic NES Series: The Legend of Zelda for Game Boy Advance Review". GameSpot. June 8, 2004.
  2. ^ a b Harris, Craig. "IGN: The Legend of Zelda (Classic NES Series) Review. IGN. June 4, 2004.
  3. ^ "The Legend of Zelda (NES Classic)". Retrieved February 4, 2007.
  4. ^ Scalzo, John "Gaming Target: Game Boy Advance: The Legend of Zelda GBA Review". Gaming Target. June 15, 2004.
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