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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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Link (GBA remake only) (voice) (uncredited)


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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1 April 1992 (USA)  »

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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 »


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 »


Syrup the Witch: Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble... Making mushroom brew, I am...
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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. See more »


Followed by The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (2001) See more »

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Heh heh, Princess Zelda must be pretty ditsy enough for Ganon and Arganim to capture her!
5 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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