When Nintendo game guru Shigeru Miyamoto was a kid, he used to explore the hillsides surrounding his childhood home in Sonobe, Japan. He found his way through forests with secluded lakes, caves, and rural villages. One particular day, he found a cave entrance in the middle of the woods, and after gathering his courage he set out to explore the cave with the aid of a lantern. Sound familiar? It was these experiences that would inspire the young lad to create one of the biggest, most important franchises in video game history: The Legend of Zelda.