04/30/2018 (Mon) 08:55:13
I started with Zelda 1 when I was very little and only went back and actually beat it a couple of years ago. All around I'd honestly say it's the best one because there's really no hand holding although there is one moment where you have to give a guy a piece of meat to open a door and I don't know if it's a translation issue but I don't know how anyone was supposed to know that, I ended up using a guide in that part.
The second one I played was Link the Past on the SNES and I really really autistically loved that game as a kid and played through it multiple times.
Link the to the Past
Oracle of the Ages, and Oracle of the Seasons
All of these games have a similar style of gameplay with a top down camera and swinging your sword, looking for items pushing and pulling objects etc.
The shift to 3d kept the gameplay the same, you're still doing the same stuff.
That being said either start with the NES Zelda 1, Link the the Past or Link's Awakening on the Gameboy. You can't miss with any of those three in my opinion.
If you want a 3d game go for Ocaraina of Time on the n64.
The pepper in fig1_sales denotes classic zelda style of game.