The original Legend of Zelda game was very unique when it came out. Most games at that time were either a side-scroller or fairly linear. The Legend of Zelda on the other hand was the complete opposite. Gamers had the vast world of Hyrule to explore and dungeons could be completed in any order. Due to this, many gamers got lost or had no idea where to go.
To help resolve this problem, we have a large high resolution image of the Legend of Zelda map linked below.
Legend of Zelda Map
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