The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991)

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The wizard Agahnim has abducted seven maidens, intent on using their power to open a portal to the Dark World. Armed with a trusty sword and shield, Link begins a great and treacherous journey.


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5 March 2004 | Angel_Meiru
Heh heh, Princess Zelda must be pretty ditsy enough for Ganon and Arganim to capture her!
Shigeru Miyamoto has done it once again! Presenting to you is the greatest action-RPG ever made for the Super Nintendo. Zelda has always been my favourite action-RPG series at all times and it has proven to live up to its honourable reputation.

Zelda:A Link to the Past was made in 1992. The story is pretty much like its predeccessor. You wake up, realising that Princess Zelda is in danger and that an evil wizard named Arganim is planning to annhilate the world and open up a new dimetion to Hyrule. You begin your quest to save the Princess Zelda in the land of Hyrule, collect three pendants to get the legendary Master Sword.

The graphics are not bad, knowing it was made around 1991. Plus, we get a bunch of nifty new items, such as the Cane of Byrina and Somara, elemental medallions, hammers, magick scepters and FOUR, and I mean FOUR DIFFERENT SWORDS you inherit in the game.

I am glad this game has turned up on the video game honor role. It is a fun Super Famicom Zelda game besides Zelda By Sattelite. Both are worth your time and effort.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Ball and Chain Trooper mini-boss in Hyrule Castle at the beginning of the game reappears in Link's Awakening as a mini-boss in the abandoned Kanalet Castle during the Magic Leaf quest.


Quotes

Triforce: Welcome, Link... I am the Essence of the Triforce... The Triforce will grant the wishes in the heart and mind of the person who touches it. If a person with a good heart touches it, it will make his good wishes come true... If an evil-hearted person...


Goofs

In some dungeons, if Link gets touched by a flake of magic that can turn him into a rabbit if he's wearing the blue or red armor, his armor will revert back to his green cloth until he transforms back into human.


Crazy Credits

The ending is broken into three parts. Link defeats Ganon and touches the Triforce after it speaks to him, restoring the Sacred Realm. We see various people across Hyrule Link met on his journey, and lastly see the closing credits played over footage of the newly-restored Sacred Realm. The credits end by stating how many lives it took you to complete certain dungeons, and close out with a "total games played" message, staying how many lives you took total to beat the game on your file.


Alternate Versions

During the SNES era, Bandai re-leaesed the Satellaview-X, a Super Nintendo add-on that allowed players in Japan to connect to an Internet-like network and download games onto blank cartridges for an hour a day. Two of these games were Zelda remakes: The first was a 16-bit remake of the NES classic "The Legend of Zelda," while the second was a reworking of the SNES hit "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" called "BS Zelda: Ancient Stone Panel." Several changes were made to the game, such as Link being replaced by the Satellaview's mascot, some kid in a red baseball cap (a similar change was made to the BS version of the NES Zelda). The dungeon and overworld maps were also dramatically altered, and at specific time intervals certain events would happen, such as power-ups appearing or all the enemies on screen dying (there was a timer on screen that kept track of how long you had played). The full version of this game was never released because Nintendo only released small portions at a time, and the Satellaview was scrapped before the entire game could be released.

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Family | Fantasy

Details

Release Date:

1 April 1992

Language

Japanese, English


Country of Origin

Japan

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