The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991)

4.47 from 198 votes
The third installment in the Zelda series makes a return to the top-down 2D gameplay of the original. Link must travel between the Light and Dark Worlds in order to set things right in the kingdom of Hyrule.
First released
Nov 21, 1991
Aliases
Zelda III, LTTP, Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce, ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース
Franchises
The Legend of Zelda
Developed by
Nintendo EAD, SRD Co. Ltd.
Published by
Nintendo
Platforms
Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii Shop, Wii U, New Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch
Genres
Action-Adventure
Themes
Fantasy, Medieval
Rating
ESRB: E, PEGI: 7+, ESRB: K-A, OFLC: PG, CERO: A
Releases
  • N3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past United States
  • N3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Australia
  • N3DS - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past United Kingdom
  • N3DS - Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce Japan
  • SNES - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past United Kingdom
  • SNES - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past United States
  • SNES - Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce Japan
  • SNES - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Players Choice) United States
  • SNES - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Zelda Gold Pack) United Kingdom
  • SNES - Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce (Nintendo Power) Japan
  • WiiU - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past United Kingdom
  • WiiU - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past United States
  • WiiU - Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce Japan
  • WiiU - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Australia
  • WSHP - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past United States
  • WSHP - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past United Kingdom
  • WSHP - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Australia
  • WSHP - Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce Japan

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The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past is one of the best SNES games ever made
Game: The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past
Genre: Action Adventure
Publisher/Developer: Nintendo
System: Super Nintendo (SNES)
Total Score: 91/100
Value Score: 9.1/10

• Story: 9/10
• Characters: 10/10
• GamePlay: 10/10
• Graphics: 8/10
• Sound: 10/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 8/10
• Replay Value: 6/10
• Player Value: 10/10

Pros
+Improved visuals compared to the first two Zelda games
+Goes back to the original The Legend of Zelda formula and improves heavily on the gameplay aspects
+Progression and where to go to next is not cryptic compared to the first Zelda game
+Story is more fleshed out compared to the previous Zelda games
+Music and Sound have heavily improved - with a few original tracks remixed

Cons
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