The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991)
"Zeruda no densetsu: Kamigami no toraifôsu" (original title)

Video Game  |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  1 April 1992 (USA)
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The game takes place roughly 100 years after "Majora's Mask" and is described on the back of the box as being before the first two games, as these characters are the "predecessors of Link ... See full summary »


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The game takes place roughly 100 years after "Majora's Mask" and is described on the back of the box as being before the first two games, as these characters are the "predecessors of Link and Zelda." Long ago, seven wise men (sages) sealed Ganondorf/Ganon (the same person, except Ganon is his immortal, godly form) 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, brainwashed 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 ... Written by Flotis

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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 »


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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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