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

Zeruda no densetsu: Kamigami no toraifôsu (original title)
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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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Fujiko Takimoto ...
Link (GBA remake only) (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Long ago, seven sages sealed Ganon in the Golden Realm, which he eventually turned into the 'Dark World.' A strange sorcerer appeared in the land of Hyrule and magically solved all of the land's problems. He was appointed the King's top advisor, however, he ultimately turned on Hyrule, brain-washed the guards, overthrew the king, and took over the land. He started to capture the current sages, descendant of the originals, and transport them to the Dark World. One night, Link hears the voice of Zelda, princess of Hyrule and the leader of the sages, calling him telepathically from inside a Hyrule Castle dungeon. His uncle goes to investigate, and against orders, Link follows. His uncle is harmed, and Link takes on the responsibly to rescue the princess from the dungeon. As the plot develops, is turns out that the sorcerer Agahnim is actually a servant of Ganon, and soon the Light and Dark worlds will merge, and Ganon will rule them both. When Zelda is captured again, Link must gain the ... Written by Flotis and Brian McInnis

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Travel through the Light and Dark Worlds in this classic Zelda adventure (Virtual Console) See more »


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1 April 1992 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The Chris Houlihan room was created for a winner of a Nintendo Power contest, but he was never told which game his name would appear in. See more »

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. See more »

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 touches it, it grants his evil wishes. The stronger the wish, the more powerful the Triforce's expression of that wish. Ganon's wish was to conquer the world. That wish changed the Golden Land into the Dark World. After building up his power, Ganon ...
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Crazy Credits

If you leave the "start" screen alone, a cut scene plays revealing the backstory of the game. See more »

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Followed by The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013) See more »

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AWESOME TITLE!
4 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

Out of the countless masterpieces to come down the line in the early library of video games, easily up there in the top 20 if not the top 10 games of all time, mention one of the greatest and addicting titles of all time! It is one of those rare games you can play over and over again and still enjoy!

If I could, I'd vote higher than a 10 for this game, it just simply deserves it!


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