The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Zelda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Triforce
|Genre||Role Playing > Action RPG|
|Release Date||21 November 1991|
|ROM Information||ROM Information|
|ROM Map||ROM Map|
|RAM Map||RAM Map|
|Table File||Table File|
|Hacking Notes||Hacking Notes|
This is one of the most important games in the Zelda franchise, because of all the staples that it introduces to the franchise. For the first time, you’ve got Kakariko Village, interacting worlds/dimensions, Master Sword, sages, the hookshot, bottles, reviving fairies, arrow ammo system, and the spin attack. Elements of the first two games were also refined in this one, such as the heart container system and magic meter.
This game plays a lot like the original Zelda. You can use a subitem when you need to, just like in the original. You can use bombs and arrows. You can get a magic rod. A boomerang. A lot of the stuff is here. The magic meter from Zelda II is here, and you can also learn some magic spells, although the spell system is actually less expansive than in Zelda II. And then it introduces new elements and items, such as invincibility and the spin attack. For the first time ever, you can move in eight directions, which is wonderful. There’s very little to dislike here. Unfortunately, this is where the franchise starts to get a closed world and linearity, although it’s nowhere near as bad as Skyward Sword.
The graphics are bit strange. For example, Link has blond hair in all the artwork, yet he has pink hair in-game. Apparently the devs couldn’t fit yellow into his color palette, although looking through it in a palette viewer suggests otherwise. Aside from that oversight, and Link’s ambidextrousness, you can tell what everything is.
The sound for this game is great. Sound effects are pretty varied, although there’s usually an “echo” about them. The soundtrack for this game is very good; you’ll probably being humming the Hyrule and Death Mountain themes.
This game is the one that sets up all future games for the grand, multi-timeline epic that encompasses the Zelda franchise. The franchise bad guy gets his backstory hinted at for the first time ever, plot twists abound, and a supporting cast appears.
I recommend this game to anyone who likes adventure games. Actually, anyone would find something to like in this game. It’s widely considered one of the best games in the series and contains a lot of that Zelda charm.
|Zelda3 Compendium||Game Specific||24 Apr 2014|
|Zelda 3 Sprite Sheet||Game Specific||17 Aug 2012|
|Zelda 3 Documentation||Game Specific||30 Nov 2011|
|Orochimaru's Perfect Guide to Hyrule Magic||Game Specific||01 Jan 2005|
|Zelda Decompression Code||Game Specific||22 Feb 2001|
|Zcompress - Zelda 3 Compression Tool||Game Specific||25 Jun 2017|
|Hyrule Magic - Unofficial Update||Game Specific||01 Feb 2016|
|Room Header Expander||Game Specific||17 Apr 2012|
|Hyrule Magic||Game Specific||26 Jan 2006|
|Zelda: Script Editor||Game Specific||25 Aug 2000|
|The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (ES)||Fully Playable||12 Mar 2016|
|The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (ES)||Fully Playable||22 Apr 2014|
|The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (KO)||Fully Playable||16 Jan 2013|
|The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (RU)||Fully Playable||18 Feb 2009|
|The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (NL)||Fully Playable||18 May 2007|
|The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SV)||Fully Playable||14 Feb 2004|
|The Legend of Zelda: Goddess of Wisdom||Addendum||07 Jul 2018|
|Zelda3 Cube||Complete||01 Feb 2018|
|Conker's High Rule Tail||Spoof||06 Dec 2017|
|A Link To the Past - "Pretty Redux"||Addendum||29 Aug 2017|
|A Link to the Past: Redux||Addendum||25 May 2017|
|BS-X Mascot Edition||Improvement||10 Apr 2017|
|Zelda3 Parallel Worlds||Complete||28 Mar 2017|
|Zelda: A Link to the Past - NTSC Patch||Improvement||08 Mar 2017|
|Zelda3 IQ test Revenge of the Einstein||Complete||29 Jan 2017|
|A Link to the Past DX||Improvement||10 Jan 2017|