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  • Summary: Now you have a link to one of the greatest adventures in The Legend of Zelda series. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past revives the classic SNES game on the Game Boy Advance and adds a new multiplayer mode. In a Link to the Past, Link travels between the light world and the darkNow you have a link to one of the greatest adventures in The Legend of Zelda series. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past revives the classic SNES game on the Game Boy Advance and adds a new multiplayer mode. In a Link to the Past, Link travels between the light world and the dark world, conquering fierce monsters and uncovering Hyrule's deepest secrets along the way. Also included is Four Swords, which lets you play with up to three other players, slashing through dungeons and collecting rupees. Whether you choose solo or competitive play, The Legend of Zelda will keep you occupied with its brain-bending puzzles and fun swashbuckling action. Expand
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  1. Play Magazine
    100
    A Link to the Past is one of the best SNES games ever made, and it's found a new home on GBA, losing absolutely nothing in the translation. [Dec 2002, p.93]
  2. A flawless masterpiece, Link to the Past drastically improved upon its predecessors by introducing a more linear framework for the player to explore (rather than the vast open-endedness of the two previous games), a better interface and controls, and dungeon puzzles and layouts designed in such a manner that can only be called perfect.
  3. 100
    An indispensable game, combining arguably the finest RPG/adventure the 16-bit era ever produced (even compared to the likes of Secret of Mana and Final Fantasy VI) with an expertly realised multiplayer rendition of Zelda.
  4. This is a great opportunity for old schoolers to enjoy some excellent nostalgia (while kicking friends around in Four Swords) and new schoolers to partake in one of the greatest adventures of all time (er, while kicking friends around in Four Swords).
  5. A great handheld port of one of the greatest games ever released for Nintendo's 16-bit system.
  6. Although A Link to the Past represents some of the most fabulous game designs you're ever likely to see, it also suffers from some criminally unforgiving sections that today's gamer-on-the-go is likely to scoff at. Not quite the vision of perfection that it once seemed to be.
  7. netjak
    74
    The control of the game is where this really shines.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 124
  1. JesseR
    Jan 18, 2010
    10
    Out of all of the pre-Ocarina Zelda games, A Link to the Past is definitely the best. The depth of the game, including both its Light and Out of all of the pre-Ocarina Zelda games, A Link to the Past is definitely the best. The depth of the game, including both its Light and Dark world, as well as the many secrets and items found, make it one of the best Zelda titles there is. The sheer number of dungeons and difficulty of the game make it one of the longer Zelda games I Expand
  2. Nov 7, 2018
    10
    Очень хорошая игра. Идеальна во всем. Очередной шедевр в копилке большой Н. Хочется игры этой серии проходить подряд, что редкость. ЭтоОчень хорошая игра. Идеальна во всем. Очередной шедевр в копилке большой Н. Хочется игры этой серии проходить подряд, что редкость. Это отличное путешествие, каждое подземелье это маленький праздник. Советую игру всем исследователям. Expand
  3. SeanK.
    Jun 25, 2003
    10
    I have been playin this game for ever and im still stuck at a part where you need to require the moon pearl. I only have an idea of where it I have been playin this game for ever and im still stuck at a part where you need to require the moon pearl. I only have an idea of where it is and I dont know how to get there.and ideas would be greatly appreciated. Expand
  4. Nov 29, 2021
    10
    This game is definitely my all time favourite game. This game has secrets hidden in every corner of the map and its combat is challenging.This game is definitely my all time favourite game. This game has secrets hidden in every corner of the map and its combat is challenging. Completing it felt like I had just saved the world. Expand
  5. Jul 18, 2011
    9
    Link to the Past remains true to the standard Zelda formula. The quest is long but enjoyable, and the graphics are amazing and the story isLink to the Past remains true to the standard Zelda formula. The quest is long but enjoyable, and the graphics are amazing and the story is good. Very fun. Expand
  6. Sep 1, 2021
    9
    I just started the Zelda series, I had a hard time in the first 2 games and couldn't finish it. But I was able to finish this game finally.I just started the Zelda series, I had a hard time in the first 2 games and couldn't finish it. But I was able to finish this game finally. First of all, it is an incredible quality game for its year. There is a revolutionary improvement compared to the previous 2 games. Excellent pixel art. Musics. Level design. It's a beautiful world to explore. Various characters. Various items and spells. Nice puzzles. Everything is as it should be. But.. man, this game is so hard. First of all, combat is brutal. If you are playing for the first time like me, you will die a lot. Yes, you will be very angry. I said I finished the game but not alone, stuck in 2-3 places too much. I spent a day trying to find it. I finally gave up and had to look for the solution from the forums. I wish it was a little easier, aside from combat, it is very complicated to find the necessary items. Expand
  7. Mar 12, 2017
    0
    Overrated AF. try playing this game after Ocarina of time. Good luck. Why do people love this game so much? It's unbearable, after finishingOverrated AF. try playing this game after Ocarina of time. Good luck. Why do people love this game so much? It's unbearable, after finishing the opening in Hyrule castle I was so bored. Expand

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#1 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
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#2 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2002