CompetitionThere is a very well-hidden secret room with the name Chris Houlihan written on a wall tile. He is the winner of a Nintendo Power contest to have his name featured in a game.
DevelopmentThe original SNES version of this game took approximately 58,240 hours to program. (Source: Nintendo, World Features Syndicate)
ReceptionTo add to the evidence of the game's popularity and longevity: When Nintendo Power retired their Top Games list for the SNES, A Link To The Past had remained number 1 on the chart for more than five consecutive years.
ReferencesIn various homes across Hyrule, there are pictures of our favorite plumber, Mario on the North wall of each home.
Release dateThe Japanese version of the game was released on November 21, 1991. Exactly seven years to the day later, the N64 game Ocarina of Time, was released in the U.S.
Title translationThe English translation of the Japanese title is "The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods".
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Contributed by Satoshi Kunsai (1817) on Jun 16, 2002. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (98791)]. -- edit trivia