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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

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MobyRank MobyScore
SNES
94
4.2
Wii
94
2.8
Wii U
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5.0

User Reviews

Perfecting the formula SNES אולג 小奥 (168579)
Definitely in the top 5 SNES games of all time. SNES OlSkool_Gamer (99)
It's not so bad SNES Pixelspeech (954)
my favourite video game of all time! SNES Big C (49)
Best SNES game ever! SNES darthsith19 (64)
Agahnim and Ganon rock.... SNES Lake Hylia (3)
Zelda games don't get any better than this... SNES Dason Rise (20)
One of the best SNES games SNES gamewarrior (5067)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
SNES 239 4.2
Wii 27 2.8
Wii U 1 5.0
Combined MobyScore 267 4.0


The Press Says

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100
SNESLegendra
A Link to the Past fait partie de ces titres qui ont marqué toute une génération de joueurs. Il a su apporter de vraies nouvelles mécaniques de jeu au travers d’une narration intelligente. Ses graphismes, son atmosphère, ses musiques et son gameplay sans faille ont fait de cet Hyrule un monstre de cohérence, un jeu hors normes qui a transcendé le genre. Une alliance magique entre modernité et traditions. Un chef d’œuvre de l’époque. Un titre qui se doit d’être sur toutes les étagères.
100
SNESLegendra
Alors n'écoutez pas Medion (^^) et sautez sur l'occasion de vous le procurer; c'est une expérience à ne pas louper!!
100
SNESVideo Game Den
In my opinion, Zelda no Densetsu Kamigami no Tri-Force is at the pinnacle of providing an exceptional and unforgettable epic adventure with almost perfect game mechanics. Also, it hasn't aged a bit since 1992. It was magnificent then and it is utterly magnificent today. My favorite aspect of Kamigami no Tri-Force, and this is something people don't praise enough, is how finely detailed the game really is - the way how the enemies' swords bounce off your shield or the way how arrows stick to walls. The game also features a treasure of unforgettable classic melodies that will stick to your soul for the years to come, if not forever. Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Tri-Force is regarded as one of the finest Zelda game ever created and I can only agree. A timeless masterpiece.
100
SNESDragon
There are plenty of other role-playing games available for Super Nintendo. Legend of Zelda was designed to be top-of-the-line, and it is indeed impressive. If you want to start a Super Nintendo library, I strongly recommend Legend of Zelda.
100
SNESRetroage
Podsumowując, gra The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past jest bardzo złożona i różnorodna. Mimo, że nieźle się rozpisałem, odnoszę wrażenie, że nie wspomniałem nawet o połowie smaczków i ciekawostek, dzięki którym gra wyróżniała się spośród innych pozycji na konsoli SNES i stała się system seller’em owej konsoli. Jest to obowiązkowa pozycja do ogrania dla każdego retro gracza, idealna na długie zimowe wieczory. Tytuł ten się nie starzeje i nawet przeszło 20 lat po premierze może zapewnić rozrywkę najbardziej wytrawnym graczom.
100
SNESTotal! (Germany)
The Legend of Zelda – A Link to the Past ist ein weiteres Meisterwerk aus der Feder des Videospielgenies Miyamoto und absolute Pflicht für jeden SNES-Besitzer, der sich auch nur ansatzweise für Abenteuer-Spiele interessiert. Obwohl dieser Klassiker im Zeitalter der komplexen Polygonwelten grafisch natürlich nicht mehr mithalten kann, gehört er nach wie vor zu den besten Titeln der Videospielgeschichte. Amen.
100
SNESAll Game Guide
While this game may have been a long time coming, it was well worth the wait. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past provides hours of action and a surprising amount of replay value as well. The graphics are vibrant and the music is infectious, which enhance the enjoyment. The story itself is well written and adds to the game's charm. Finally, players will be delighted with the multitude of creatures and objects with which Link is able to interact. It is a must-have cartridge for the Super NES and is certain to entertain both veteran Zelda fans as well as those new to the series.
100
WiiNintendo Life
To put it simply, Zelda: A Link to the Past is one of the finest RPGs in existence. Everything is perfect - the bold lines and subtle pastel-tones of the graphics, the triumphant rendition of the Zelda theme, the excellent yet simple combat system, the brilliantly conceived logic puzzles. Nintendo left nothing to chance here and crafted one of the finest pieces of software to grace the SNES.
100
SNESThe Video Game Critic
Brilliantly conceived and expertly programmed, Zelda: A Link to the Past is a captivating experience that will appeal to gamers of all ages. It simply doesn't get much better than this.
100
SNESHonestGamers
If a rewarding and immersive experience is what you crave, you wont' find better on the Super Nintendo. Truly, this is a masterpiece. We need more games like this!
100
SNESPGNx Media
The best of them all... That's one way to put it. This game came out about three-and-a-half years after the somewhat criticized Zelda II, which had put people into two camps about the game. One camp thought of the game as an unusual but very worthy successor. The other camp believed it was a lousy game with no real connection to the series design, which is partially true. This game was going to be the original, but supercharged, and that delighted all Zelda fans. In April 1992, Miyamoto released one of the greatest epics in all of Video Game history. Within three minutes, you knew this was one for the ages, and that Miyamoto had done it again.
100
SNESSvenska Hemdatornytt
Förutom att detta spel har det trevligaste namn som skådats så är det också det tuffaste rollspel som förekommit på konsoll.
100
SNESGame Freaks 365
The Zelda fans will like this game due to its old-school Zelda style. The game is creative as any Zelda game is. With 3D environments and fully interactive charcters, the game just gets even better. LttP will keep you coming back for more. There is nothing better than a hardcore, pure Zelda game.
100
SNESHonestGamers
Only a few games reach such lofty heights. This one is remarkable in most every way, and brilliantly executed.
100
SNESGamesAreFun.com (GAF)
For everything that has gone right with a game like this, it's incredibly hard to find anything wrong with it. A Link To The Past defined a whole generation of adventure-genre gaming, And is considered one of the great gaming masterpieces to come from Shigeru Miyamoto.
98
SNESNintendo Land
This game is if you ask me THE BEST VIDEO GAME EVER!!!!!! This fab adventure takes Link through a total of 13 big dungeons with as many bosses. The first SNES game to sell in more than 1 million copies. This is that kind of game that when you has started to play you´re stuck, you wont leave it until you have finished it. It completely takes control of your mind and you can´t think of anything else! The king of games. A fantastic adventure that you will come back to after a while to play it through again and again just to feel the magic of Zelda 3 once more!!
98
SNESInterface
Det är nästan svårt att beskriva hur kul det är; jag är så van vid att gnälla på alla spel (...) så det känns knepigt när allt bara känns rätt. Mysterierna är rätt, letandet är rätt, striderna är helrätt, kartsystemet fungerar prickfritt, det är spännande hela tiden, det GÅR INTE att gå och lägga sig, jag fick rycka kontakten ur väggen med foten för händerna ville inte sluta spela. I sådana lägen är det förstås extra bra att Zelda 3 har batteribackup. I skrivande stund vet jag inte vad spelet kommer att kosta, men backupen lär inte gör det billigare direkt. Ändå säger jag så här: Skall du köpa ett "gulligt" äventyrsspel i år, tveka inte längre. Zelda 3 är godis för spelgottegrisar.
96
SNESNintendo Magazine System UK
The best adventure you can get for any console. It's the bees knees, it's the cats whiskers. It's the donkey's armpits - it's Zelda 3.
95
SNESRPG Kingdom
Bref, Zelda A Link To the Past est un jeu qui sera toujours agréable à jouer peu importe quand. De plus, la durée de vie est vraiment loooooooooooooongue, dûe aux multiples quêtes. Donc, ne vous gênez surtout pas de ressortir votre vieille SNES de la poussière (si elle n’est pas morte bien sure !) pour vous faire une nouvelle partie!
95
WiiJeuxvideo.com
Plus qu’une référence, A Link to the Past a réussi à instaurer des éléments que l'on retrouvera systématiquement par la suite dans la série. Sa construction, qui associe trois donjons dans le monde de Lumière et sept autres dans le monde des Ténèbres, a largement été réutilisée. C’est notamment le cas d’Ocarina of Time qui, à l’issue de ses trois premiers donjons, emmène Link dans un monde totalement différent. Même chose pour Twilight Princess, où Link subit une métamorphose chaque fois qu’il bascule dans le monde du Crépuscule, tout comme il se changeait en lapin dans la mouture 16 bits. A Link to the Past a donc réussi le prodige de s’imposer comme l’épisode référence de la série, tout en sublimant les mécaniques de jeu instaurées par The Legend of Zelda. Un jeu mythique qui a donné à la licence la notoriété qu’elle a encore aujourd’hui.
95
WiiFileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
So is this 15 year old game worth your 800 Wii Points. The answer is of course a resounding yes. As far as the transition from SNES to the Wii goes, the game plays just fine on both the Gamecube and retro controller. There is a little bit of slowdown when there are lots of enemies on the screen at one time, but it’s hardly enough to bring down your experience. In the end, whether you’re like me and have never really had the opportunity to fully play through this timeless classic, or you’re looking for a trip down nostalgia lane, you really can’t go wrong with the 8 dollar price tag for one of the best games of the 16 bit era.
95
SNESJeuxvideo.com
Plus qu’une référence, A Link to the Past a réussi à instaurer des éléments que l'on retrouvera systématiquement par la suite dans la série. Sa construction, qui associe trois donjons dans le monde de Lumière et sept autres dans le monde des Ténèbres, a largement été réutilisée. C’est notamment le cas d’Ocarina of Time qui, à l’issue de ses trois premiers donjons, emmène Link dans un monde totalement différent. Même chose pour Twilight Princess, où Link subit une métamorphose chaque fois qu’il bascule dans le monde du Crépuscule, tout comme il se changeait en lapin dans la mouture 16 bits. A Link to the Past a donc réussi le prodige de s’imposer comme l’épisode référence de la série, tout en sublimant les mécaniques de jeu instaurées par The Legend of Zelda. Un jeu mythique qui a donné à la licence la notoriété qu’elle a encore aujourd’hui.
95
WiiOfficial Nintendo Magazine
It's a classic. We love it. You will too. Download it now. Seriously.
95
SNESJust Games Retro
Link to the Past does what every good game sequel should: it retains all the magic of the original, while adding some truly fun innovations to the formula. This game was the uncontested king of its franchise all the way up until the N64 era, and arguably beyond. If, like me, you've never gotten into these games, this is an ideal one to start with - even more so than the first. If you already played this way back when, or you started with one of the later titles, this one's definitely worth the backtrack. As games go, it's nothing short of timeless.
95
WiiIGN
The Cube Controller is better left alone, reserved for those later Zelda games made specifically for it. Those later Zelda games that were really all just knock-offs of this title, A Link to the Past, the first and only true game ever developed in the series. It's been said that most of our world's storytellers really only have one story to tell. If they find success with it, if they find an audience, then they're finished. Any sequels, any follow-ups will all be unoriginal, as the storyteller can do little more than repeat what they've already said, retelling the tale already told, in new, slightly different ways. You should play The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – the series has had little new to say since.
93
SNESN-Force
This is a game no SNES owner should be without. Get this for your software collection right now!
93
SNESTotal!! UK Magazine
This is a slick and hugely addicting game, with graphics and gameplay of the highest order, which could well monopolise your life for weeks.
93
SNESGameCola.net
Back then, there weren’t a great deal of games that could provide the player with a lot of freedom. Most games were either fighting games or platformers, and most of them weren’t very good. Nowadays you have comparatively huge amounts of storage space, MMORPG’s that provide unparalleled freedom, and technology that creates more realistic worlds than ever before, but back in ’92, this game, was basically, the shit. And it still rocks my world to this day, albeit in a much more portable form.
92
SNESASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Tatsächlich hat Nintendo mit Zelda III ein Spiel vorgelegt, das, vom Kult-Potential einmal ganz abgesehen, allein schon den Kauf eines Super NES rechtfertigt. Dieses Modul als das Spiel für die einsamste aller Inseln zu bezeichnen, ist nicht vermessen, sondern schlicht wahr.
91
SNESAllRPG
This game is a masterpiece, and should be handed down your family tree for ages. If you have never played this game, I suggest finding this game in it's original cartridge, but if you don't have a Super Nintendo, and you were desperate like me, I suggest using the Emulator. Where I come from, the Emulator is our friend. This is probably one of the best Zelda games ever made. I think it's even better than the N64 version, but it's all up to you.
90
SNESMicro News
L'ensemble musical, fort bien adapté aux circonstances, vous plongera très vite dans l'ambiance du jeu, déjà très marquée dès le début, grâce à de somptueux graphismes. Intelligent et doté d'une durée de vie considérable, voilà le hit de Noël !
90
WiiEurogamer.net (UK)
Looking back at it now, it's almost groaning with cliché, but that's just because every RPG adventure since has stolen from it so blatantly. If you are one of those poor souls to have never tasted the sweetest SNES fruit then don't be fooled into thinking this is a generic dungeon grind. This is the game that defined the genre, and for just 800 points there's no excuse not to grab this piece of history.
90
SNESRPGFan
Zelda 3 effectively combines exploratation, monster fighting, and puzzle solving with an interesting fantasy world. The fun of Zelda 3 lies in searching high and low for new places and items, and learning all about the culture and history of Hyrule while becoming a part of it. It's also full of surprises, especially if you try playing it in a few different ways (ex. passing up certain items/hearts, clearing the dungeons out of order). Zelda 3 delievrs an excellent experience in the classic 2-D style adventure. New copies of Zelda 3 are still available in many areas, since Nintendo re-issued the game several times. If you don't own this game, consider buying it; it's well worth your $20-$30 for a new copy.
89
SNESComputer and Video Games (CVG)
The game has a lot in common with Gauntlet and games of that ilk. Most of the logic problems involve finding your way out of traps and mazes. You'll also have to decide which weapons or magic powers are best suited to certain tasks. The graphics are very simple, but the animation is fluid and the game is packed full of colour. Sound-wise, Zelda 3 is spot-on. It has some great orchestral scores and lovely sound effects throughout. The Japanese text might look daunting, but it doesn't affect the gameplay much at all. If you liked the first two games, or you fancy a spot of RPG related malarkey, then get this straight away, it's a corker!
88
SNESPower Play
Nintendos Programmierer und Spieldesigner ließen sich glücklicherweise auf keine wilden Experimente ein und servieren Zelda in Reinkultur. Alle Zutaten, die den Großvater zum Klassiker machten, finden sich auch beim Enkel wieder: Tonnenweise versteckte Extras, eine große Portion Humor sowie zahlreiche spielerische Finessen halten den Zelda-Freund am Joypad fest, bis der letzte Gegner besiegt und alle Rätsel gelüftet sind. Neben dem ungebrochenen Suchtpotential zeigt sich Zelda 3 auch technisch von der Schokoladenseite. Die Grafik ist abwechslungsreich und hochgradig bunt. Tolle Effekte (z.B. in den Dungeons) sorgen für so manches "Ohh!". Die Musik ist eine aufgebohrte und fetzige Neuversion des 8-Bit-Original-Soundtracks. Ein erstklassiges Action-Adventure, das selbst als Japanfassung mit etwas Fantasie spielbar ist.
85
WiiGameSpot
If you enjoyed playing Twilight Princess but aren't familiar with many of the other games in the series, you should definitely go back and give A Link to the Past a shot. It won't take long for you to see why many regard this game as the best in the series.
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SNESHonestGamers
While A Link to the Past doesn’t quite match the overall excellence I found in both Legend of Zelda and Adventure of Link, it does deserve credit for, at times, achieving a level those older games couldn’t reach. With a handful of excellent, creatively-designed dungeons, as well as a few bosses that provided far more entertaining opposition than any I’d taken on in the series’ previous games. I just wish things could have turned out a little better, as there were a few dungeons and bosses that were less than memorable, while many of Link’s overworld tasks can feel like busywork, rather than an actual fun experience.
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SNESCubed3
Although it’s predecessor perhaps had a little too much variation for its own good, A Link to the Past deviates from the NES side scrolling adventure of the prequel and relates to gamers once more with some excellent gamplay, coupled with gorgeous graphics and the classic Nintendo style and charisma that the company had acclaimed to. The developers have done wonders with this title, heck, they even ported it to the GameBoy Advance, and memories will never die of one of the most grand Zelda adventures of all time.
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SNESRPGamer
As time goes on, A Link to the Past becomes all the more significant a title. The game represents all of the features associated with the earlier games in the series, while at the same time introducing some stylistic and thematic elements that would factor prominently into the later titles. Its place in the Legend of Zelda series as a whole is thus very important, and more than that, it's also a fantastic game to play. Basically, you haven't really played Zelda until you've played this game, and play it you should.
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SNESThe DOS Spirit
Jeg vil si at spillet definitivt har sin appeal til rollespill og adventureentusiaster. Jeg er dessverre ikke en av disse, og må dermed bare konkludere med terningkast 3.