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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,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
    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 IWhile 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
  2. 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: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
  3. 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"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
  4. Jul 16, 2018
    10
    A link to the past is my favorit game( even more of breath of the wild) its not nostalgia, im born in 2004 and my first zelda game wasA link to the past is my favorit game( even more of breath of the wild) its not nostalgia, im born in 2004 and my first zelda game was twilight princess. I gust find the game so good and well done, its way it is my favorit game of all time! Expand
  5. Sep 10, 2014
    10
    A masterpiece. This is the definitive 2D game in the series, and BY FAR the best 2D game, if not THE BEST Zelda!

    The sword is satisfying,
    A masterpiece. This is the definitive 2D game in the series, and BY FAR the best 2D game, if not THE BEST Zelda!

    The sword is satisfying, the story is developed just right, the items are wisely used, the exploration is well dosed, and the challenge is perfectly fair.

    And dat music!

    Also, the atmosphere is just right!
    A well merited 10/10!
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  6. Mar 17, 2017
    9
    If you loved the first Zelda on NES and you didn't like as much Zelda II. This SNES TLOZ game is one of the many games that definedIf you loved the first Zelda on NES and you didn't like as much Zelda II. This SNES TLOZ game is one of the many games that defined sub-genres. If you know how SNES colors looked and how special the sound felt back in 90's, this will be very special. The game iterates on every aspect of the original Zelda from NES. I'm surprised even decades after the ideas they had on how to take advantage of such lovely overworld. Go play this gem! Expand
  7. Apr 21, 2018
    0
    A Link to the Past always has been and always will be the most overrated Zelda game ever.

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