Last year, the seminal 'Super Mario' commemorated its 25th birthday
, and today, another Nintendo superstar is celebrating the same milestone. 'The Legend of Zelda,' and its gleaming gold cartridge, first arrived in Japanese stores 25 years ago today. While it may not be a grand gesture like Mario's avenue honor
, 1up pulled together
the very best in theme songs, ridiculous Hyrule merchandise and 25 years of cringe-worthy advertising.