Link

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Link
DeveloperShigeru Miyamoto
PublisherNintendo
Systemssee below
Released1986-present (video games)
Added to
museum
As noted below

Link is a character that is part of a multimedia franchise featuring video games, television series, comics, and music.

Link is the main character in The Legend of Zelda series.

He is also a playable character in the Hyrule Warriors series, in the Super Smash Bros. series, and in some games of the Mario Kart series.

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Fictional character biography

Link is the legendary hero of Hyrule.

He is reborn several times over the centuries but retains the same basic features during each lifetime.

He has to save Princess Zelda, who is reborn several times over the centuries as well.

He also has to keep the evil Ganon from using the power of the Triforce, which is guarded by Princess Zelda.

Each time he does this, he ensures that the Kingdom of Hyrule remains prosperous and relatively peaceful.

Video games wherein Link is a playable character

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
The Legend of Zelda Nintendo R&D4 FDS/NES 1986 GameCube AC: January 20, 2003
GameCube CE: December 25, 2003
NES CE: June 22, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
Link rescues Zelda from Ganon.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Nintendo R&D4 FDS/NES 1987 GameCube CE: December 25, 2003
NES CE: June 22, 2017
FC Mini: August 10, 2017
Link collects six crystals to awaken Zelda from a magic slumber and prevents Ganon from returning.
Zelda Nintendo R&D1 Game & Watch 1989 Not yet Link saves Zelda from eight unruly dragons.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo EAD SNES 1991 SF Mini: October 31, 2017
SNES Classic: March 16, 2018
Link saves Zelda and defeats Ganon.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Nintendo EAD Game Boy 1993 3DS: February 19, 2018 Link saves Marin and defeats the Nightmares.
Link: The Faces of Evil Animation Magic CD-i 1993 Not yet Link defeats Ganon and saves the kingdom of Koridai.
BS The Legend of Zelda Nintendo EAD Super Famicom Satellaview 1995 Not yet Link saves Zelda from Ganon.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Nintendo EAD Nintendo 64 1998 GameCube CE: December 25, 2003
3DS: September 8, 2017
Link saves Zelda and defeats Ganon.
Super Smash Bros. HAL Laboratory Nintendo 64 1999 Not yet Link is one of the fighters.
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Nintendo EAD Nintendo 64 2000 GameCube CE: December 25, 2003 Link has three days to save the kingdom of Termina and retrieve Majora's Mask.
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages Capcom
Flagship
Game Boy Color 2001 3DS: December 1, 2017 Link collects the eight Essences of Time to restore the Maku Tree's memory and stop Veran.
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons Capcom
Flagship
Game Boy Color 2001 3DS: December 1, 2017 Link upgrades the Rod of Seasons to rescue Din.
Super Smash Bros. Melee HAL Laboratory GameCube 2001 Not yet Link is one of the fighters.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest Nintendo EAD GameCube 2002 3DS: September 8, 2017 Link saves Zelda and defeats Ganon.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Nintendo EAD
Capcom
GBA 2002 Not yet Link saves Zelda and defeats Vaati.
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Nintendo EAD GameCube
Wii U
2002
2013
Not yet Link saves Zelda from Ganondorf.
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures Nintendo EAD GameCube 2004 Not yet Link saves Zelda, defeats Vaati, and helps seal away Ganon.
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Capcom
Flagship
GBA 2004 Not yet Link stops Vaati from recovering the light force from the deceased Zelda's body.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Nintendo EAD GameCube
Wii
2006
2006
Not yet Link saves Zelda and defeats Ganondorf.
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Nintendo EAD Nintendo DS 2007 Not yet Link saves Zelda from Ganon.
Link's Crossbow Training Nintendo EAD Wii 2007 November 19, 2007 Link trains with his crossbow.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Sora Ltd.
Nintendo
GameCube 2008 Not yet Link is one of the fighters.
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Nintendo EAD Nintendo DS 2009 Not yet Link defeats Bellum with the help of a pirate named Tetra who is actually Zelda.
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Nintendo EAD Wii 2011 Not yet Link saves Zelda from Ghirahim who plans to use her to resurrect his master Demise.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Nintendo EAD Nintendo 3DS 2013 Not yet Link defeats Malladus with the help of Zelda in spirit form.
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Nintendo EAD
Grezzo
Nintendo 3DS 2013 September 8, 2017 Three heroes form totems to remove a curse from Princess Styla and restore the kingdom of Hytopia to normal.
Hyrule Warriors Omega Force
Team Ninja
Wii U 2014 Not yet Agitha, Lana, Link, Midna, and Zelda save Hyrule.
Mario Kart 8 Nintendo EAD
Bandai Namco Studios
Wii U 2014 Not yet Link is one of the racers (in DLC on Wii U and in the main game on Switch).
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Bandai Namco Studios
Sora Ltd.
Nintendo 3DS
Wii U
2014 Not yet Link is one of the fighters.
Hyrule Warriors Legends Omega Force
Team Ninja
3DS 2016 Not yet Agitha, Lana, Link, Linkle, Midna, and Zelda save Hyrule.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo EPD Wii U
Switch
2017 Switch: July 17, 2017 Zelda traps Calamity Ganon and herself, and is freed after Link defeats Calamity Ganon.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Bandai Namco Studios
Sora Ltd.
Switch 2018 Not yet Link is one of the fighters.
Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda Brace Yourself Games Switch 2019 Not yet Cadence, Link, and Zelda save Hyrule from Octavio and Ganon.
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Omega Force
Team Ninja
3DS 2020 Not yet Daruk, Link, Mipha, Revali, Urbosa, and Zelda attempt to save Hyrule from Calamity Ganon.

Video games wherein Link is a non-playable character

Title Developer System Release Added to museum Notes
Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon Animation Magic CD-i 1993 Not yet Zelda rescues Link.
Zelda's Adventure Viridis CD-i 1994 Not yet Zelda rescues Link.