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  • Summary: Venture back to Hyrule and an age of magic and heroes. The predecessors of Link and Zelda face monsters on the march when a menacing magician takes over the kingdom. Only you can prevent his evil plot from shattering the land of Hyrule. In your quest, you'll venture into twisting mazes, dungeons, palaces and shadowy forests. Test your mettle with mighty swords and magical weapons. Learn powerful spells, locate magical artifacts and solve the mysteries of the evil magician and the hidden realm of Hyrule. Expand
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  1. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    Anybody a fan of the Zelda series needs to play this game, simply to see how much they are missing out. Not just for a SNES game, but a game in general, it is packed with so much content and replay value, it is simply a game ahead of it's own time. I've recently played it and it really shows that Zelda had excellent games not only on the N64, but on the SNES too. Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    While I had played the NES games, this was the first Zelda game I ever owned. I remember playing this game as a child for hours. Sometimes I would just run around the world for no reason at all but to explore, knowing I have already completed it 100%. Exploring Hyrule to me, was like Exploring one of the vast lands of the Elder Scrolls games today. Expand
  3. Jun 28, 2011
    10
    One of greatest adventures I under took in my late childhood was playing The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past! Many claim that Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the best Zelda game, and while indeed it is excellent, the real masterpiece that Ocarina was built from is A Link to the Past. The gamed design, gameplay, art design, quest design, dungeon layout, themes, items, pacing, and story all were set out here that Ocarina and the later Zelda titles would follow. When I finished this game over a summer while young I felt as if I had finished a great quest, an epic journey. There have been few games that brought this level and feeling of satisfaction. But this game is not a masterpiece because I enjoyed it as a child, Zelda: A Link to the Past is one of the best crafted and designed action/adventure video games of all time with or without nostalgia. Expand
  4. Jan 25, 2012
    10
    "A Link To The Past" is the best Zelda game at date, and that's saying much. Story, grafics, gameplay, difficulty... everything is honed to a perfection! Expand
  5. Nov 28, 2012
    10
    "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" has been cited by many as the best game in the franchise... It seems that it is in an endless battle for the #1 spot with Ocarina of Time and possibly Majora's Mask. While I don't like to get into all these discussions about which one is the better game, I certainly agree that "A Link to the Past" is a real gem in the Zelda series and the Wii cetainly does a great job in showing you its nostalgic splendor with no real changes whatsoever. The game does well in portraying a story that revolves on a young Link, serving as sort of a prequel in the series. The simple gameplay, yet complex story, is great for any Zelda fan, hardcore gamers, and even anyone who has never played a single Zelda game and wants to give one a try. It receives a 10/10 from me. Tis' truly amazing. Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2010
    10
    Forget about the old review!I confused it with Zelda 2!Thi score is high and the game a classic!YES!THIS GAME IS REALLY GOOD!frearfsetgwsrgsrgdrsgsdrgsrdgdsfgsf Collapse
  7. Jan 20, 2014
    8
    Outstanding game for what it is. Still holds very well today on this Wii port. Tough I've have been angry sometimes with clueless objectives (like finding the flute) or being stuck without mana. It gets really hard later on. Expand

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