The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Released on January 22, 2007 by Nintendo

Developed by Nintendo

Return to an age of magic and heroes! When an evil magician named Agahnim begins kidnapping young maidens in Hyrule in a quest to break the imprisoning seal on Ganon, a young boy named Link is called upon to stop him. Link must venture into twisting mazes, dungeons, palaces and shadowy forests as he searches for the maidens and Princess Zelda. Traversing both Light and Dark Worlds, he must navigate eight dark dungeons, fighting evil enemies and huge bosses. Help our hero prevent Ganon and Agahnim from shattering Hyrule forever.

The Nintendo Direct today had a lot of great news if you love your Switch as much as I do. To me, the biggest news is that Nintendo Online is getting Super Nintendo games. The Super Nintendo is coming to the Switch tomorrow and launching with 20 games, which is as many as the Super Nintendo Classic included. Some incredible Super Nintendo Classic games are part of Super Nintendo Online but Nintendo is bringing 11 games that didn't make it the Classic to Super Nintendo Online and I've broken up the twenty games below:

Games coming to Super Nintendo Online included in the SNES Classic: Super Mario Kart, Kirby’s Dream Course, Super Mario World, Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’... Read All

Super Metroid/ALttP Combo Randomizer by Andy and Oatsngoats in 3:16:22 One of the coolest parts of this years GDQ Express was Andy and Oatsngoats playing the Super Metroid and Link the Past Randomizer co-op. The Super Metroid & Link to the Past randomizer run is a super new speedrun and it was really fun to watch two of the best players in Zelda and Metroid play such an incredible co-op run. The randomizer seed isn't particularly kind to them and when one of the worst item spawns happens it's a very fun moment but Oats and Andy pull it out for a very fun run to experience.

Earthbound by Ultimoice in 2:15: 57 Earthbound is a classic SNES RPG that can be completed... Read All
jdodson gives this a solid "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is fun, with very few issues, and is well worth your time.
jdodson gives this a "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is fun, with very few issues, and is well worth your time.
In 2015 Viz Media reissued The Legend of Zelda Link To the Past comic series that originally ran in Nintendo Power starting in January 1992 for 12 issues. A couple years ago I found it at a store for $20 and picked it up because I remember reading a few episodes in Nintendo Power magazines and quite enjoyed the story and art. I've never read it start to finish and recently sat down and read through the whole thing.

Nintendo Power Magazines were aimed at kids and these comics are too. It's fun reading them now but I never noticed how strange Link acts. I always thought the comics were fun adventure stories but the story is played mostly straight and Link brings all of... Read All

I've shared a few AwesomeFaceProd Zelda videos before and thought his latest was worth sharing too. He's continuing his console wars series where he focuses on the shifts in gaming and how Zelda fit in to it all. In this episode he wraps up the Nintendo and moves in the Super Nintendo era cataloging each Zelda game to come out for that system. It's a fun look at the system, Link to the Past and the Zelda title that only was released in Japan Zelda Ancient Stone Tablets.

YouTube personality NESComplex has a Link the Past Retrospective that I wanted to share because.... well firstly because Link to the Past is one of the best games of all time and also because I seemingly can't get enough of these kinds of videos. Want to take a peep back at one of the Zelda series finest? Then clicking play on the video above is for you.

Nintendo released a Japanese exclusive follow up to The Legend of Zelda a Link To The Past on the Satellaview. The Satellaview game broadcast went to subscribers over Satellite and Link to the Past Ancient Stone Tablets was one such game that went out to players in 1997. Youtuber AwesomeFaceProd created a really great historical breakdown of the game, the Satellaview and it's history as well as the team of people that brought this rare game to a playable ROM form and translated it. It's nice this game wasn't entirely lost to history and can be enjoyed by players today. I've seen this game pressed on recreation SNES carts and i'm thinking this might be a fun oddity to... Read All

Metal Jesus has a new video with John Hancock where they cover the Super Nintendo, it's hardware and the games for the system they consider must buys. Nearly all of the games the include in their must buys are included in the SNES Classic but a few weren't such as Actraiser, Chrono Trigger, Biker Mice From Mars, NBA Jam & Mario All Stars. I agree with them on nearly every point but i'd personally put in Sim City, Mario Paint, Romance of the Three Kingdoms II & King Arthurs World.

And in thinking more about it i'd also put in Genghis Khan Clan of the Grey Wolf but like I think i'm the only one of the only people in the US that played that one.

"Hyperkin's RetroN 5 continues to be a popular yet decisive retro clone system that has many redeeming qualities...and a few things it needs to improve upon. Metal Jesus & Kelsey give you their honest opinion after using the Retron 5 for several years."

The RetronN 5 is a classic console mega station that allows you to play NES, Famicom, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games. I picked up the RetroN 3 to replace a broken NES & Super Nintendo but the RetroN 5 supports WAY more systems and is totally compatible with HDMI outputting your retro games in amazingly crisp HD. Seems like the consensus is it's... Read All

Collecting Retro Games is a bit part of preserving video game history for the future. Collectors spend lots of time trading old games keeping this stuff out of the landfill and available for future generations. We've shared retro game preservation videos before about caring for and cleaning game karts but this video focuses on how to restore Super Nintendo boxes. Currently I only have two retro games in box in Kirbys Dreamland and Romance of the Three Kingdoms II and they are in great condition. If I find a box in bad shape, I think i'll come back to this video and see what I can do to make it better.

Strap in for another installment of some of the coolest speedruns out of this years Summer Games Done Quick starting with an incredible Link to the Past swordless run by Andy completed in 1:14.58! Andy uses every trick in the book to complete this run quickly without a sword and lots of it is glitching out the game to skip areas and get some items out of order. If you are a fan of the game this is a must watch run!

Super Mario Series Warpless Relay Race in 2:47:12 is an epic run of three teams through all of the Super Mario games on the NES ending with Super Mario World. It's a nail biting race and the end is surprising as it was quite close with all teams coming very... Read All

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