"A Link to my Past"

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

While the first two Zeldas took the world by storm, the third in the amazing series was planned to be launched on the new Super Nintendo. Zelda 1 was the god of Nes games, due to the adventure and supieriority to most Nes games. Then came Zelda II,most fans hated the dramatic change from their favorite series, but it was an amazing game to a great deal of fans as well. Then, when most fans gave up on the series, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was announced. The dramatic change in it from Zelda II immediately redeemed the series, and it is still a crowd favorite, even today.

The gameplay in this game is all that was loved from the first Zelda, and improved upon. Instead of Link just stabbing his enemies, he gained a slice ability, which allowed for a wider range of slashing. Link also first learned his famous, Spin Attack, still a favorite ability for most fans, in this game. The weapons used in this game, gave a unique feel, because there were so many to choose from, and all were different. The magic bar from Zelda II returned for items, such as the Ice Rod. The dungeons are very different from one another, unlike Zelda I, and there are a ton of them as well. The characters became dynamic, and had memorable personalities, along with a village, giving a feel that the original failed to bring.

You are a young boy, asleep at your house, named Link. You awake when you hear the voice of Princess Zelda, asking for help from inside the dungeon of Hyrule Castle. Your uncle already goes out to save her and Link goes to help too. The evil wizard Aghanim, is kidnapping the Sages daughters to break a seal to the Golden Land, so he can get the Triforce, and make a wish to control Hyrule. Zelda is one of the maidens, and you must save her.

The graphics are mind blowing for the 16-bit era, and are still amazing today. The sound has great effects, and the multiple pieces of music, give the game a good feel to it. It may not be as hard as the first 2, but the difficulty is nothing to laugh at. This games replay value is better than most Zeldas too.

This is a great game, and cheap too. You can pick it up on the Snes cartridge, the Gameboy version, including the 2-player Four Swords, or for less than 10 dollars on VC. I doubt that you will regret buying it. It was my first Zelda game, and a top favorite of mine too.

Reviewer's Rating:   5.0 - Flawless

Originally Posted: 06/04/08

Game Release: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (US, 04/13/92)

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