The Legend of Zelda has been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, at New York’s The Strong National Museum of Play.
Link’s adventure joins Super Mario Bros., which was part of an inaugural group of six games that were inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame in 2015.
The lauded NES classic was selected by a committee of journalists, scholars and games industry members, chosen for its iconic status, longevity, geographical reach and influence. It is accompanied by five other inductees, in Grand Theft Auto III, The Oregon Trail, The Sims, Sonic the Hedgehog and Space Invaders.
The Legend of Zelda is remembered for breaking new ground for popularising non-linear gameplay, that is present in many action-adventure games today. This year marks 30 years since it first launched in Japan, and will see the next iteration – for Wii U and Nintendo NX – be spotlighted at E3 2016.