The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

released on Nov 21, 1991

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is a top-down action game with puzzle-solving elements similar to the original The Legend of Zelda. After the side-scrolling and RPG-like gameplay of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, the game is a return to the top-down view and gameplay style of the first installment. It introduces major new items to the series such as the Master Sword and the concept of two different worlds, which was revisited to some extent in Ocarina of Time with two distinct time periods rather than dark and light worlds.

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One of the first games I ever played in the SNES. Beat multiple times on the GBA. One of the best classic Zelda games.

Man, does this game hold up surprisingly well.
beautiful pixel art, simple but engaging gameplay and an interesting and fun world to explore make this one of the best Zelda games.

It is quite difficult to play retro games in the new generation games era. It doesn't give you much direction and asks you to progress by exploring. A Link to the Past has made revolutionary improvements over the old NES Zeldas. First of all, compared to Zelda 1 and 2, the map system in the game is more understandable and features have been added to guide you and continue in the game, which was the biggest problem I had while playing old Zelda games. However, there are also features in the game that you need to discover on your own. It offers a wide range of weapons and equipment compared to Zelda 1 and 2. Also, the levels and dungeons don't feel repetitive. The story is simple but you know, we're almost entering 2023 and the story of Zelda was pretty iconic and beautiful for its time. Playing SNES games on the new generation may still be difficult for new players, but there is no obstacle for you to try A Link to the Past. You can even play on your phone with the help of the emulator. If you want to start the Zelda series, this game is one of the ideal games, but if you are not used to SNES games, it is completely normal to quit. But it doesn't hurt to try. Definitely one of the legendary games of its time.

The moment Zelda matured into its own. A historic piece for the history of gaming.

Absolute masterpiece. One of my favorite games of all time, and a top-tier entry to the Zelda franchise.