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Random: The final Zelda choose-your-own-adventure book has been revealed

The Triforce of the Gods
Image: Nintendo, Studio Hard Co. / Story of Hyrule

History of Hyrule did a fantastic job of archiving The Legend of Zelda series history. And they were at it again with another fantastic find.

In January, we reported that the archivist had uploaded an adventure book from 1986 that was full of quirky lost Zelda lore. This book was based on the original NES The Legend of Zelda, and it also lets you play as Zelda!

Now History of Hyrule has discovered and uploaded what they believe is the very last missing CYOA book for the Zelda series. Released in 1992 and titled The Legend of Zelda: The Triforce of the Godsfollows the events of A Link to the Past (Triforce of the Gods is the game’s Japanese title, after all), but deviates in various ways, such as the Light World bosses are now associated with one of the gods of power, wisdom, and courage. It’s also notoriously flawed – which in playbook terms means a lot of the instructions send you to the wrong page! In fact, it’s not even possible to legally finish!

As History of Hyrule says, the illustrations are Splendid. All of 1986 had some interesting Zelda illustrations and a cute bug-eyed link, this 1992 book brings us that much closer to the art and design we know and love.

Here is just a small sampling of the beautiful artwork in this book.

You can check out a full book (Thanks, History of Hyrule!) at archive.org to see an important and fascinating part of Zelda’s history that was once thought lost. However, don’t forget that you have to read from right to left as this is a manga style book, just like the last one!

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