Think you’re a Zelda fan, eh? Prove it by answering these 12 questions about anything and everything Zelda. Only the wisest in all of the land of Hyrule will know the answers to these questions.

#1 Princess Zelda was named after the wife of which American author?

Zelda’s creator Miyamoto was quoted saying, “Zelda was the name of the wife of the famous novelist Francis Scott Fitzgerald.  She was a famous and beautiful woman from all accounts, and I liked the sound of her name.  So I took the liberty of using her name for the very first Zelda title.

#2 What’s the name of the fairy that follows Link in The Ocarina of Time?

“Hey, listen!”  If you heard that in Navi’s voice, you’ve probably played Ocarina of Time for more than 15 minutes…and hear that phrase 15 times.

#3 In his humanoid form, what race is Ganondorf?

Ganon, the main antagonist of the series, has two main forms:  a wild boar like creature, and a humanoid Gerudo, a race of thieves that dwell in the harsh deserts of the same name.

#4 Including only remakes, ports, and original games (not spin-offs), how many titles are there in the Zelda franchise?

This number doesn’t include any of the 15 spin-off games that have come out, such as Tingle’s Balloon Fight, Zelda’s Adventure, and Link’s Crossbow training.

#5 Who is one of the two original creators of The Legend of Zelda series?

Mr. Miyamoto is a legend all in himself.  He’s created some of the greatest video game franchises of all time, including The Legend of Zelda, Mario, Star Fox, F-Zero, Donkey Kong, and Pikmin.  Miyamoto created the game alongside fellow game producer Takashi Tezuka.

#6 What does the Old Man tell Link when he hands him a sword in first The Legend of Zelda game?

This line has become someone of an iconic line in the Zelda series, due mainly in part to the popularity of memes made about this scene.

#7 What is something that Link has yet to do in a game?

Aside from grunts and other sounds of exclamation, Link has yet to have any sort of audible dialogue in the Zelda franchise.  However, based on the response of other characters in the game, one can gather that Link is not a mute…the player simply cannot hear him.

#8 Which of the following is NOT represented by the Triforce?

Also referred to as “The Golden Power,” the Triforce represents the essence of the Golden Goddesses who created Hyrule:  Din, Nayru, & Farore, also known as the Goddesses of Power, Wisdom, & Courage, respectively.

#9 What year was the original “The Legend of Zelda” released for the NES in North America?

While the game debuted in Japan in 1986 for the Famicom Disk System, it wasn’t until July of 1987 that The Legend of Zelda would hit the stores of North America.

#10 Not including remasters, what is the best selling Zelda game of all-time?

Breath of the Wild has sold an impressive 10 million copies, with Twilight Princess coming in a close second with almost 9 million copies sold.  However, if you include the sales of any remastered versions into the mix, then Ocarina of Time actually takes the cake with 11.6 million copies sold (7.6 million sold for N64, and 4 million for the 3DS).

#11 What are these Hylian chickens more properly known as?

First appearing in A Link to the Past, these feathered friends will quickly turn foe if you attack them enough…and they usually invite their buddies to join the fight…

#12 What is the name of Link’s boat in Wind Waker?

Kaepora Gaebora is the owl who guides Link in many of the games, Epona is Link’s horse, and Twinrova are the Gerudo witch sisters who appear in many games as well, but Link’s boat in Wind Waker is known as King of Red Lions.  The boat can talk, and it is revealed that it is actually a reincarnation of King Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule.




Congrats!  You really know your stuff when it comes to Zelda games.  Consider yourself a true Hyrulian civilian.  Heck, maybe you’re even Link himself!

Hey, we can’t all be MVP.  This was a tough quiz.  You know what that means?  It’s time to get out there and play some more Zelda so that you can come back here and ace this quiz next time!