Non-free media use rationale for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

An in-game screenshot of the video game The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993: Nintendo). The protagonist and player character Link is seen battling an enemy Darknut.


From MobyGames, 1


The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Portion used

single screenshot of a video game, entire screen.

Low resolution?

Original resolution; further reduction in handheld resolution size would result in the gameplay aspects becoming impossible to decipher.

Purpose of use

To depict the main character of the game as he appears in the title, the game interface, and the black and white graphics, which received criticism and acclaim upon release. The image aids critical commentary by providing reader recognition.


No free image of the copyrighted game is likely to be possible, as Nintendo has not released such an image or similar into the public domain, or allowed free use.

Other information

© 1993 Nintendo; Use of the screenshot in the article complies with Wikipedia non-free content policy and fair use under United States copyright law as described above.



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