The original The Legend of Zelda passed me by when I was a youngin’ – part and parcel of living in a country that didn’t revere the NES as the be-all and end-all of 8-bit gaming goodness. It’s a shame, because as well know it’s a great game. OK maybe it hasn’t held up that great 30 years later, but you still can’t deny that it was a big deal and made a huge impact in the way action RPGs were made.

I mostly spent my time getting lost.