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 ...
Flotis and Brian McInnis
Things in the light are not the same in the dark.
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1 April 1992 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
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Did You Know?
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
Your trial in the desert has made you stronger. The blood of the Hero must be in your veins...
If you leave the "start" screen alone, a cut scene plays revealing the backstory of the game. See more
During the SNES era, Bandai re-leaesed the Satellaview-X, a Super Nintendo add-on that allowed players in Japan to connect to an Internet-like network and download games onto blank cartridges for an hour a day. Two of these games were Zelda remakes: The first was a 16-bit remake of the NES classic "The Legend of Zelda," while the second was a reworking of the SNES hit "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" called "BS Zelda: Ancient Stone Panel." Several changes were made to the game, such as Link being replaced by the Satellaview's mascot, some kid in a red baseball cap (a similar change was made to the BS version of the NES Zelda). The dungeon and overworld maps were also dramatically altered, and at specific time intervals certain events would happen, such as power-ups appearing or all the enemies on screen dying (there was a timer on screen that kept track of how long you had played). The full version of this game was never released because Nintendo only released small portions at a time, and the Satellaview was scrapped before the entire game could be released. See more