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How to Save

This page explains how to save the game in The Legend of Zelda for NES, as well as in the 3DS Virtual Console version.

How to Save in 3DS Virtual Console Version

To save the game, press START to go to the items screen. Then hold L and R, then press Y to switch to the second controller. Press Up and A. Then hold L and R again and press Y to switch back to the first controller. Now you can press SELECT to go to "SAVE", then press START to save. You will go back to the game select screen. When you choose your saved game, if you were in a dungeon when you saved, you will start the game in the first room of that dungeon. If you were in the overworld when you saved, you will start in the area where you first began the game.

How to Save on an NES

On controller 1, press START to go to the items screen. Then press Up and A on controller 2. Then on controller 1, press SELECT to go to "SAVE", then press START to save. You will go back to the game select screen. When you choose your saved game, if you were in a dungeon when you saved, you will start the game in the first room of that dungeon. If you were in the overworld when you saved, you will start in the area where you first began the game.

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