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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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Kensuke Tanabe (script), Dan Owsen (script: English version) (as Daniel Owsen) | 6 more credits »
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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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A legend begins anew...and a new multiplayer adventure is born! (The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords) See more »


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Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

1 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Nintendo,Capcom Company,Grezzo See more »
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Trivia

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. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Triforce: Welcome, Link... I am the Essence of the Triforce... The Triforce will grant the wishes in the heart and mind of the person who touches it. If a person with a good heart touches it, it will make his good wishes come true... If an evil-hearted person touches it, it grants his evil wishes. The stronger the wish, the more powerful the Triforce's expression of that wish. Ganon's wish was to conquer the world. That wish changed the Golden Land into the Dark World. After building up his power, Ganon ...
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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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The Greatest game ever!!!!!!!!!
6 April 2003 | by WickedshynSee all my reviews

This game is the greatest game. From the start of the game where you go out in the rain and have to find a secret passage to get into the castle. Till the end where you face Gannan in the dark world. The game has depth and replay value so high you will be playing this game over and over again. It's so fun and not to hard but it kicks @ss. The music rules the story kicks it's just an unbelievable game. If you have the chance get this game!!!


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