- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was #2 in FLUX Magazine's (Issue #4) Top 100 Video Games of All-Time.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was voted #23 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll published by Game Informer Magazine (Issue 100, August 2001).
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past was a runner up to Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising in the 2003 Golden Joystick Awards for Handheld Game of the Year.
The original SNES version of this game took approximately 58,240 hours to program. (Source: Nintendo, World Features Syndicate)
The English translation of the Japanese title is The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods.
To 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.
In various homes across Hyrule, there are pictures of our favorite plumber, Mario on the North wall of each home.
There 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.
The Japanese version of LoZ: ALttP was released on November 21, 1991. Exactly 7 years to the DAY later, the N64 chapter to the Zelda saga, The Ocarina of Time, was released in the U.S.!