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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

a.k.a. ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース / Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce / Zelda 3 / Zelda III

created and published by Nintendo in 1991-11-21, running on Super Nintendo
type: action/reflex, adventure
genre: Fantasy
series: Legend of Zelda
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player
languages: eng fre ger jpn
4.4/5

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A Link to the Past (LTP throughout) was a ground-breaking game for the Zelda series. Besides being the first Zelda for the SNES, it was the first to have a semi fleshed-out plot. By semi fleshed-out, I mean something more than collect crystals and kill Ganon. Instead, it had a retrieve 3 pendants, collect the 'Master Sword,' kill Agahnim, _then_ collect crystals and
kill Ganon (revealed to be Agahnim's alter-ego).

Despite my sarcasm, I actually enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) this game having beaten it at least 15 times and I still keep coming back for more. The wonderfully engaging plot (mentioned above) actually takes place *before* the first 2 Zeldas, and so is technically a prequel. The game-play departs from the Zelda 2 RPG style, and returns to it's roots as a top-view adventure game with RPG elements. Unlike the first Zelda, communication plays a fairly important role in this installment. There are friendly, non-cavedwelling NPC's that you can, indeed are required, to get information from. Some play an important role, some are there just to annoy the living shnike out of you. Fighting is still basicly the same as in the original, as is the heart and money system. However, the overworld/dungeon system has changed drastically with the addition of an in-game map that actually shows important locations. i.e. Where you are, where you need to go, and enough detail to make getting there possible.
# 2007-01-02 05:11:58
Description
The Zelda Link to the Past Master Quest hack has brand new dungeons, overworlds, music, etc.
(cjlee001) - # 2007-01-02 05:11:58
Technical specs
additional hardware: SNES Classic,
display: raster
Authors / Staff
Hiroshi Yamauchi (Executive Producer)
Shigeru Miyamoto (Producer)
Takashi Tezuka (Director)
Kensuke Tanabe (Script Writer)
Yasuhisa Yamamura (Assistant Director)
Yoichi Yamada (Assistant Director)
Soichiro Tomita (Object Designer)
Takaya Imamura (Object Designer)
Masanao Arimoto (Background Designer)
Tsuyoshi Watanabe (Background Designer)
Toshihiko Nakago (Program Director)
Yasunari Soejima (Main Programmer)
Kazuaki Morita (Object Programmer)
Tatsuo Nishiyama (Programmer)
Yuichi Yamamoto (Programmer)
Yoshihiro Nomoto (Programmer)
Eiji Noto (Programmer)
Satoru Takahata (Programmer)
Toshio Iwawaki (Programmer)
Shigehiro Kasamatsu (Programmer)
Yasunari Nishida (Programmer)
Koji Kondo (Sound Composer)
Keizo Kato (Coordinator)
Takao Shimizu (Coordinator)
Yoichi Kotabe (Printed Artwork)
Hideki Fuiji (Printed Artwork)
Yoshiaki Koizumi (Printed Artwork)
Yasuhiro Sakai (Printed Artwork)
Tomoaki Kuroume (Printed Artwork)
Daniel Owsen (English Script Writer)
Hiroyuki Yamada (English Script Writer)
Nobuo Okajima (Special Thanks)
Yasunori Taketani (Special Thanks)
Kiyoshi Koda (Special Thanks)
Takamitsu Kuzuhara (Special Thanks)
Hironobu Kakui (Special Thanks)
Shigeki Yamashiro (Special Thanks)
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