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Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru

An Action RPG for Game Boy by Nintendo R&D1 and Intelligent Systems

Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru box art

Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru (カエルの為に鐘は鳴る, lit. "For the Frog the Bell Tolls") is an action RPG developed by "Team Shikamaru" of Nintendo's Research and Development 1 division, in cooperation with the external company Intelligent Systems. It was published by Nintendo for the Game Boy and released in Japan on September 4, 1992. The title is a play on Ernest Hemingway's famous novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls.

Never released outside Japan, Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru never the less has received attention from fans because of its similarities to Zelda games. In fact The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening borrowed the game engine from Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru as well as several plot elements. A fan translation was released in 20111, with a Virtual Console release in Japan in 2012.

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Box Art

Game Boy
Release date
4 1992
カエルの為に鐘は鳴る box art for Game Boy

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