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

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The theme from Kakariko Village is inspired by the music from Kiki's Delivery Service.
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First appearance of Kakariko Village.
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First Zelda game in which Ganon's dungeon is a tower, a concept reused in several other games in the series.
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First Zelda game to feature pieces of heart instead of complete containers.
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This is not the first Zelda game to include the Master Sword. In the first Legend of Zelda for the NES, when you have 12 or more hearts you can get a "Master Sword" in the graveyard.
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First Zelda game to feature bottles Link could store items in (fairies, potions, etc.)
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The eye sentry atop of doors and walls in Turtle Rock are the same ones that guard the crypt near the end of the Nausicaa comic.
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The Chris Houlihan room is a secret room in A Link to the Past. Chris Houlihan was an avid reader of and subscriber to Nintendo Power magazine. Around the early 1990s, Nintendo Power held a contest where the winner would be included in a secret room in this game, and Chris Houlihan won the contest. Nintendo made it extremely difficult to find, and it wasn't discovered for a long time; some believe the room only appears in response to detection of software errors. The Chris Houlihan room has a message on a tile on the wall, and 45 blue rupees (225 rupees total). The Chris Houlihan tile was removed in the Game Boy Advance version of the game, and the room was renamed the Top Secret Room. However, the Top Secret Room is not known to be accessible outside of emulation. There are a number of known ways to reach the room through ordinary play. The Pegaus Boots are the only item required for all of them. One popular way is this:
  • Load a game, and start the game in the Sanctuary. Immediately run out of the building, and keep running south until you're out of the Sanctuary's garden. Run west and turn south on the next screen as soon as you can. Navigate through the heavily-wooded area and head east. Once you're at Hyrule Castle, run south and then east, past the front of the castle gates. When you approach a wall, head north, and run into the bush covering the hole leading down to the dungeon, the one you entered at the beginning of the game. With luck, you will fall into the Chris Houlihan room instead of the dungeon.


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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.
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Harassing a chicken will soon send an endless flock of angry birds attacking you. The only escape is to get out that area fast, if you're lucky.
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The subtitle of the Japanese version was Triforce of the Gods. However, Nintendo of America had very stringent policies towards religious themes at the time, and thus it was changed.
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First Zelda game in which an Ocarina appears (although it it still called the Flute. The name "Ocarina" didn't enter the Zelda franchise until Link's Awakening.)
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After receiving the Master Sword, Zelda telephatically urges you to hurry to the Sanctuary building to save her. No matter how fast you go, it is not possible to save her at this point of the game.
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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.
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Bosses like Moldorm and Lanmola originally appeared in slightly-differing forms in the original Legend of Zelda as regular enemies.
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According to the official Legend of Zelda timeline that was released in 2011 by the producers, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991) (A Link to the Past) follows many years after The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) (Ocarina of Time). According to the chronology, the timeline is split during Ocarina of Time: if the Hero of Time (Link) is victorious, it leads to Ganon being defeated and sealed by the seven sages that Link found in that game; however, if Ganon defeats Link, it leads to the King commanding seven wise men to seal the entrance to the Sacred Realm, trapping Ganon inside, until he escapes many years later in Link to the Past. This is then followed by The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (2001) (Oracle of Seasons), The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (2001) (Oracle of Ages), The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993) (Link's Awakening), The Legend of Zelda (1986) (The Legend of Zelda) and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1987) (The Adventure of Link).
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