61 Legendary ‘The Legend of Zelda’ T-Shirts

List Distressed Zelda Triforce Symbol T-Shirt

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The Legend of Zelda is one of the great, and most popular gaming franchises. Many of us having been following Link’s legendary adventures since the first installment, released on the NES in the late 80s. A testament to it’s popularity, the series, currently consisting of 16 titles, has sold in excess of 70 million copies. While we await the three upcoming TLOZ games, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for 3DS, a HD remastering of The Wind Waker for the Nintendo Wii-U (Dec 2013), and, very excitingly, a brand new, yet unnamed game for the Wii-U, let us celebrate our brave hero, Link, with these awesome tees!

Looking For Work T-Shirt

Looking For Work T-Shirt

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Game of Blades T-Shirt

Game of Blades T-Shirt

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Hylian Hero T-Shirt

Hylian Hero T-Shirt

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Special Potion T-Shirt

Special Potion T-Shirt

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The Triforce and a bit of darkness T-Shirt

The Triforce and a bit of darkness T-Shirt

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It’s dangerous to go alone! T-Shirt

Its dangerous to go alone T-Shirt

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Skull Kid T-Shirt

Skull Kid T-Shirt

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Pocket Link (with triforce) T-Shirt

Pocket Link with Triforce T-Shirt

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Pocket Link T-Shirt

Pocket Link

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Castle Town Orchestra T-Shirt

Castle Town Orchestra T-Shirt

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Dead Link T-Shirt

Dead Link T-Shirt

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Majora’s Mask T-Shirt

Majoras Mask

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Greetings from Termina T-Shirt

Greetings from Termina T-Shirt

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The Legend of Ernie T-Shirt

The Legend of Ernie T-Shirt

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Hyrule University T-Shirt

Hyrule University T-Shirt

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Game of Masks T-Shirt

Game of Masks T-Shirt

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Greetings From Hyrule T-Shirt T-Shirt

Greetings From Hyrule

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Triforce Holiday T-Shirt

Triforce Holiday T-Shirt

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Keep Hyrule Green T-Shirt

Keep Hyrule Green T-Shirt

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The Bazaar T-Shirt

The Bazaar T-Shirt

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Skyward Infinite T-Shirt

Skyward Infinite T-Shirt

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Hey Listen T-Shirt

Hey Listen T-Shirt

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Thinking With Chickens T-Shirt

Thinking With Chickens T-Shirt

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Link Floyd: the Dark Side of Hyrule T-Shirt

Link Floyd the Dark Side of Hyrule T-Shirt

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A Fistful of Rupees T-Shirt

A Fistful of Rupees T-Shirt

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It’s Dangerous to Go Alone (Zelda Pinup) T-Shirt

Its Dangerous to Go Alone Zelda Pinup T-Shirt

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Zelda Nouveau T-Shirt

Zelda Nouveau T-Shirt

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Describing The Legend T-Shirt

Describing The Legend T-Shirt

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Make It Rain T-Shirt

Make It Rain T-Shirt

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Dark Side of the Triforce T-Shirt

Dark Side of the Triforce T-Shirt

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Distressed Zelda Triforce Symbol T-Shirt

Distressed Zelda Triforce Symbol T-Shirt

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Legend of Zelda Typography T-Shirt

Legend of Zelda Typography T-Shirt

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Legend of Zelda – Link T-Shirt

Legend of Zelda Link T-Shirt

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Silver Scales Invitational T-Shirt

Silver Scales Invitational T-Shirt

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Legend of Zombie T-Shirt

Legend of Zombie T-Shirt

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A Hero T-Shirt

A Hero T-Shirt

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Greetings from Termina T-Shirt

Greetings from Termina Tee Shirt

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For the Last Time T-Shirt

For the Last Time T-Shirt

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Zelda is the Girl T-Shirt

Zelda is the Girl T-Shirt

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Good Things Come To Those Who Break Clay Pots T-Shirt

Good Things Come To Those Who Break Clay Pots T-Shirt

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May the Force be with you T-Shirt

May the Force be with you T-Shirt

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Octorawk T-Shirt

Octorawk T-Shirt

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Equip Cookies T-Shirt

Equip Cookies T-Shirt

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Abraham LINKoln T-Shirt

Abraham LINKoln T-Shirt

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Take All of This T-Shirt

Take all of this T-Shirt

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URL Link T-Shirt

URL Link T-Shirt

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A Link to the Math T-Shirt

A Link to the Math T-Shirt

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And So The Legend Goes T-Shirt

And So The Legend Goes T-Shirt

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Wanted for Cucco Assault T-Shirt

Wanted for Cucco Assault T-Shirt

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Hero of Courage T-Shirt

Hero of Courage T-Shirt

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A Link To The Future T-Shirt

A Link To The Future T-Shirt

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Old Hyrule Tavern T-Shirt

Old Hyrule Tavern T-Shirt

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Stinky Linky T-Shirt

Stinky Linky T-Shirt

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Blue Doom T-Shirt

Blue Doom T-Shirt

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Spiritual Stones T-Shirt

Spiritual Stones T-Shirt

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The Miraculous Heart Container T-Shirt

The Miraculous Heart Container T-Shirt

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Majoras Mask – Meeting With a Terrible Fate T-Shirt

Majoras Mask - Meeting With a Terrible Fate T-Shirt

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Hit Restart T-Shirt

Hit Restart T-Shirt

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Vintage Link T-Shirt

Vintage Link T-Shirt

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Pocket Link T-Shirt

Pocket Link T-Shirt

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Alcoholink T-Shirt

Alcoholink T-Shirt

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About The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda video game series is, at least at a glance, fairly simple. The player controls a hero character (Link) on his quest to recover a magical item (the Triforce) to rescue a princess (the titular Zelda). If it was all so simple, though, the series would have been just another forgettable exercise on the NES. Instead, the game used this remarkably common framework to create one of the best-known and best-loved video game franchises of all time.

The series started with The Legend of Zelda, a fairly basic isometric game that brought about a few major changes to the console market. The battery-save system allowed players to stretch their sessions across multiple systems, and the inventory and health system were incredibly complex for the time. Players would solve basic puzzles and fight bosses who had repeating patterns, creating a genre of its own. The original game was followed quickly by Link’s Adventure, an otherwise forgettable side-scrolling game that introduced a few basic RPG elements to the genre.

From Link’s Adventure eventually came Link’s Awakening, the SNES game that began the process of making the series’ continuity virtually inaccessible. This game took place before the Legend of Zelda, incorporating new tools, a higher level of storytelling and harder puzzles. Widely considered one of the best video games ever made, Link’s Awakening firmly placed the series on the same echelon as Super Mario Bros. or Sonic the Hedgehog.

The next series entry would prove to the most popular of the bunch, redefining gameplay on game consoles for years to come. Ocarina of Time’s strong story made use of the same characters, but turned the atmosphere darker while demanding more of the characters. This began the split between the games’ timeframes, and also created an era of unbridled creativity in the Zelda games.

Along one path came Majora’s Mask and Twilight Princess, direct successors to Ocarina of Time. Using much the same game systems, these games gave players who were fans of puzzle-solving and open-world adventure a chance to explore. Along another came Wind Waker, a cell-shaded game that featured a higher level of difficulty and a more in-depth exploration of the series’ core themes and continuity. Along the way were several handheld games, each part of one path of continuity or another.

The most recent game (as of the time of this writing) is the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for the Nintendo Wii. Like Wind Waker, this game actually acknowledged the continuity of the series. In fact, Skyward Sword is canonically the first game in the series’ continuity, explaining the links between Zelda, Link, Ganon and the Tri-Force.

The series continues to endure for two great reasons. First, and possibly most importantly, its story is always complex enough to entertain but simple enough for players of all ages to understand. Whether you are a child or an adult, you can understand The Legend of Zelda. Coupled with the fact that these games always seek to innovate, even if it is a small way, players always have something new to find in the series. This is the rare series that does not simply produce new iterations, but seeks to grow with each entry. In short, The Legend of Zelda is really a legendary series of titles.

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