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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 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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1 April 1992 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

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. See more »

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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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Narrator: [Opening text] Long ago, in the beautiful kingdom of Hyrule surrounded by mountains and forests... legends told of an omnipotent and omniscient Golden Power that resided in a hidden land. Many people aggressively sought to enter the hidden Golden Land... But no one ever returned. One day evil power began to flow from the Golden Land... So the King commanded seven wise men to seal the gate to the Land of the Golden Power. That seal should have remained for all time... But, when these events were ...
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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 »

Alternate Versions

A Link to the Past (originally an SNES title) was ported to the handheld Game Boy Advance in 2003. Although the core game remained faithful to the original, much of the text had been changed. Aside from the main game, another game was included in the cart titled "Four Swords," the first ever multiplayer Zelda title. The two games interact together, as achieving certain objectives in the Four Swords game will occasionally affect things in A Link to the Past. See more »

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SNES is a very lucky console...
16 November 2004 | by ilovestarwarsSee all my reviews

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System(Or SNES) was a very lucky video game console, because The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was one of its games. A Link to the past is a game that could be compared by other SNES classics like Actraiser, Super Metroid, Sim City 2000, Super Star Wars and others. This game was renovated in 2003, with The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past/Four Swords(Game Boy Advance). The best part of the game was the fun.This game is pure FUN! If you are a game maniac, you have to play at least one time in your whole life this game. My score is 10/10.If I could, I would score 11/10.


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