The Legend of Zelda is a series of video games created by Shigeru Miyamoto in 1986, with the first game in the series, The Legend of Zelda. The adventures follow protagonist Link as he saves the land of Hyrule (or, in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Termina also in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Lorule), rescues the Princess Zelda, and follows numerous other plots. The series also revolves around a main plot of getting a sacred treasure called the Triforce, which can grant unlimited wishes. The gameplay consists of a mixture of action, adventure, role-playing, puzzle-solving, and occasional platforming and racing elements. The series is known for its beautiful and inspiring settings, creative gameplay, interesting characters, stirring original music, and high overall production values.
Link is depicted as a Hylian boy from the fictional land of Hyrule. His age varies in each game, usually varying from pre-teen ages to late teens. Link often travels through Hyrule, defeating creatures, evil forces and the series' primary antagonist, Ganon. To defeat him, Link usually requires the mystic Master Sword and Light Arrows, or a similar legendary weapon, obtained after many trials and battles gathering magical objects or using other items such as musical instruments and weaponry.