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

Zeruda no densetsu: Kamigami no toraifôsu (original title)
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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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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First appearance of Kakariko Village and Lake Hylia in the series. 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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Aginah: Your trial in the desert has made you stronger. The blood of the Hero must be in your veins...
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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 »

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One of the best video games ever.
14 September 2001 | by rollinstone182See all my reviews

Spectacular storyline, dangerous dungeons, difficult bosses, and an awesome array of weaponry/equipment. This game is the best in the series. With a huge expanse of land for you to explore, there are mysteries to be solved, items to be found, and maidens to be saved. Play this game. You'll enjoy it.


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