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Zeruda no densetsu: Kamigami no toraifôsu (1991)

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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Uncredited cast:
Fujiko Takimoto ...
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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Things in the light are not the same in the dark. See more »


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1 April 1992 (USA)  »

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past  »

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First appearance of Kakariko Village and Lake Hylia in the series. 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 »


Treeman: You're new here, aren't you? Did you come here looking for the Power Of Gold? Well, you're too late. It will obey only the first person who touches it. The man who last claimed the Power Of Gold wished for this world. It reflects his heart. Yes, I came here because of greed for the Golden Power, and look what happened to me... To restore the Golden Land, a person worthy of the Golden Power must defeat the man who created this place... Until that time, I am stuck in this bizarre shape. But what ...
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If you leave the "start" screen alone, a cut scene plays revealing the backstory of the game. See more »


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15 March 2002 | by (Toronto, Ont. Canada) – See all my reviews

Excellent gameplay, sound, music, solid story and involvement make LINK TO THE PAST one of the standards to which video games should be based upon. The dialogue is not idiotic unlike some other games, and is easy enough to understand so you won't get lost from what the characters say, but by your own incapability. This is as good as it gets.

Link wakes up from hearing voices, to see his uncle leaving to storm the castle. His curiosity to find him leads him to a whole adventure in learning of his world, himself and saving it all from forces beyond.

Character growth, involvement are second to none. The graphics, though dated, are enough to not complain. The controls are flawless and the gameplay ... man, the gameplay ... will always keep you entertained. Can you find Chris Houlihan? Two thumbs up.

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