The Legend of Zelda : Outlands is the newest(sorta) incarnation of the Zelda series. It was created by Challenge Games by hacking the original Zelda for NES code and changing the gameplay to make it a whole new adventure.
The Thunderbird, a horrible guardian encountered by Link in the Great Palace of Zelda 2 , has somehow survived and is out for revenge. Having lost the Triforce of Courage at the hands of its adversary, it has stolen the Triforce of Power and flown to the vast neighbor of Hyrule, the Outlands.
In a world similar to yet completely different from Zelda 1 , Link must track down the captured Tetrarch Fairies and, with their help, break open Ganon's secret golden vault where the creature now resides.