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Being one of the earlier Zelda games, A Link to the Past has relatively simple top-down visuals. It was a landmark game for Nintendo and is considered to be a significant video game with more than four million copies sold. It has been re-released on a number of modern Nintendo consoles. It is also available on the Super NES Mini console.
The game has an additional puzzle as you can switch between the Light World and Dark World, which mirror each other. Each location in the Light World corresponds to a similar location in the Dark World, usually with a similar physical structure but an opposite nature. Travel between worlds allows for Link to access new areas.
Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Ben Kendall and updated 6 months ago.
Rated for younger players in the US. Rated ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Violence.
8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be able to navigate the world, look for secrets and deal with reaction-based combat. Good navigation and memory are a help, particularly as the game ramps up in layers and complexity.
You can only play this on older systems (Game Boy Advance, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U) but can usually find it second hand on eBay.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
|Unavailable On Digital Store
Release Date: 21/11/1991
Out Now: GBA, Switch, Wii and Wii U
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Accessibility: 1 feature
Components: 2D Overhead, Open World and Pixels
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is part of The Legend of Zelda franchise of games: