The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super Nintendo Entertainment System, 1992)
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|The third game in the legendary Zelda series (after The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link for the NES), The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is widely regarded as one of the greatest games of all time for any console. The storyline, which involves rescuing Princess Zelda and seven other maidens (each locked in a away in a different dungeon), is engrossing, the Light and Dark Worlds (which you can teleport between using a Magic Mirror) are filled with secrets, traps and puzzles, the battle system is tight, and the interfacing and mapping system is convenient and easy to use. Link begins the game empty handed but will soon find a sword and shield and will eventually discover numerous other items, including many new to the series, such as the Pegasus Boots, the aforementioned mirror, and a grappling hook. Longtime Nintendo composer Koji Kondo (Super Mario World) provides the musical score (meaning that it's excellent, of course), and the graphics and sounds show excellent attention to detail. All in all, this is a must-own title and a wonderful return to (and upgrading of) the many things that made the original The Legend of Zelda such a brilliant success. After the somewhat disappointing (but still solid) Zelda II, this is a good (make that great) thing. |
|Game||The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past|
|Platform||Super Nintendo Entertainment System|
|ESRB Rating||E - Everyone|
|ESRB Descriptor||Mild Animated Violence|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Series||The Legend of Zelda Series|
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- zephialxApr 28, 2011by
Disconnect the flux capacitor from your TV before playing this game.
WOAH WOAH WOAH. This game transported me to the past. I mean that in a literal sense. I'd always wondered why this game was titled "A Link to the Past" since it does't actually feature time travel, but now it's obvious. When I turned on my Super Nintendo I was sent 20 years into the past, and boy was I surprised to find out that my house had not even been built yet.
I quickly decided against looking for anyone I might know due to the danger of accidentally erasing myself from existence, but in hindsight I realize that I was actually already born in 1991 so that was probably not as big of a problem as I made it out to be. The bigger problem was almost certainly how I would return to the future, as my Super Nintendo had not even made the trip back to 1991 with me.
I've always been a procrastinator so I went to the movie theater instead of dealing with the problem of returning to 2011. The theater was showing Terminator 2, which I figured would be a great way to pass a few hours. To my dismay I found out I only had my debit card on me, which obviously wouldn't work because my bank account wouldn't even be opened for another 18 years. In the end it worked out okay because I found out it was pretty entertaining to ruin the ending of the movie for people waiting in line for tickets.
After the novelty of spoiling the ending to Terminator 2 wore off I decided to busk on a street corner, singing hits from Color Me Badd and TLC that had not been released at that time. Within a few hours I had made about 40 dollars, which in today's dollars is about 63 dollars. I was a little confused about how inflation works and decided not to spend that money until I returned to the future, thinking it would be worth more in 2011.
Finally I decided to deal with the problem of returning to my natural time. This was a considerable issue, due to the fact that I had no real comprehension of how I got to 1991 in the first place, and no older mentor character I could consult for help. I once read a book about the power of positive thought, it had never helped me in 2011, but I attributed that to the fact that it was a bit out of date at the time.
I concentrated deeply about returning to my own era, focusing all my energy or chi, I think. Either way it didn't work. In anger I began spinning in circles, violently swinging my fists as I did so. Before I had come to my senses I had killed or maimed several people, and predictably the police arrived and were forced to shoot me, due to the fact that tasers had not yet been invented, and it was much easier than any alternative.
I awoke back on my couch, covered in sweat and mountain dew. Immediately I began to wonder if my travel through time had been a simple dream. This theory only held up until I realized that my romp through 1991 had changed the 2011 I knew in unexpected ways. I was surprised to find out Lady Gaga was a chart topper in this future, and my zeppelin had been changed into a Volkswagen Jetta.
All in all this game was very entertaining, albeit in strange and somewhat incomprehensible ways. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of extremely dangerous time travel and retro video games.Read full review
- mckelle-1151Feb 9, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
- tkit090Jan 20, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby
One of the best.
If you own a super Nintendo and love the Zelda series then this is the game for you. Compelling story and great gameplay for a 90s game.
- lynniedbJan 2, 2016Verified purchase - NEWby
Found the game on another site without the case and then found this case without the game! The computer gods were really helping me out in my search. Engineer son went wild to find this under our tree - a game from his childhood that WORKS! Couldn't be happier. As a collector, he was amazed we found the original box.
- kwhitted75442Jan 2, 2016Verified purchase - USEDby