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Can you name the Legend of Zelda installment by its critical reception?
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"Ranking" refers to the game's place on the Official Nintendo Magazine's "Top 100 Nintendo Games of All Time," as of 2009.
Considered by many the black sheep of the franchise, it was nonetheless hailed as a commercial success at the time of its release
Game Informer called this commercially successful installment 'so creative that it rivals the best that Hollywood has to offer'
Though travel appeared as a stronger theme in this installment, 1UP.com said that it 'doesn't simply coast along on its legacy'
An initially cold reception due in part to its art-style overhaul, it nonetheless received a perfect 40 from Famitsu magazine
While the audio was panned, reviewers praised the 'bright and colorful' graphics and special paired gameplay
Perhaps the first Zelda game to be criticized for being 'too short,' it was still considered the finest release for its system that year by GameSpot
Undoubtedly the darkest installment, and perhaps less accessible than its predecessors, it nonetheless won hearts with its innovative game elements
Sitting atop GameRankings.com's all-time list, this game has been called by some the greatest console video game ever made
Called both 'easy and approachable enough for casual gamers,' but 'sufficiently ... challenging to satisfy hardcore fans'
One reviewer called this game 'an adventure so epic that we can even forgive it for being one of those 'It's all a dream!' fakeouts'
An instant success, making Nintendo's first release to sell over 1 million copies, and named Nintendo Power Awards' 'Best Challenge'
Argued by some as the greatest installment in the franchise, others an 'important part of the Grand Renaissance of the Second Dimension'
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