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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, DX color rerelease (1998: Nintendo). Protagonist Link is seen in a sidescrolling area of the first dungeon; enemy Goombas are below him.


Captured from game ROM using KiGB under Mac OS X.


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 sidescrolling aspect of gameplay, enemy characters that make cameos, and the color graphics, which are the subject of critical commentary in the article.


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

© 1998 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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