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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース
Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifōsu
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past boxart
Developer(s): Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System
Category: Adventure, Action
Players: 1
Predecessor: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
Successor: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Release dates
N. America: April 13, 1992 (SNES)
January 22, 2007 (VC)
Japan: November 21, 1991 (SNES)
December 1, 1997-May 29, 2000 (Satellaview),
December 2, 2006 (VC)
Europe: September 24, 1992 (SNES)
March 23, 2007 (VC)
Australia: March 23, 2007 (VC)
S. Korea: June 10, 2008 (VC)
USK: 6
ACB: G8+
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is a video game first released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1991. It was developed by Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo and was the first and only game in the Zelda series to be released for the SNES.

Between December 1, 1997-May 29, 2000, the game was also broadcast exclusively to Japan with the now discontinued Satellaview service.

The game was later re-released as part of the Game Boy Advance game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords and ported to the Wii's Virtual Console in 2006.


"Venture back to Hyrule and an age of magic and heroes. The predecessors of Link and Zelda face monsters on the march when a menacing magician takes over the kingdom. Only you can prevent his evil plot from shattering the land of Hyrule.

In your quest, you'll venture into twisting mazes, dungeons, palaces and shadowy forests. Test your mettle with mighty swords and magical weapons. Or heft a boulder and hurl it at your enemies. If the going gets tough, dive into a river - you can swim to escape! Learn powerful spells, locate magical artifacts and solve the mysteries of the evil magician and the hidden realm of Hyrule.

This exciting Super NES™ sequel to the Legend of Zelda® and The Adventure Of Link® uses 16-bit power to create a quest so colorful and detailed you don't just play it, you live it!"




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Main series

The Legend of Zelda (Classic NES Series) • The Adventure of Link (Classic NES Series) • A Link to the Past • Link's Awakening (DX • Nintendo Switch) • Ocarina of Time (Master Quest • 3D) • Majora's Mask (3D) • Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons • The Wind Waker (HD) • Four Swords (Anniversary Edition) • Four Swords Adventures • The Minish Cap • Twilight Princess (HD) • Phantom Hourglass • Spirit Tracks • Skyward Sword (HD) • A Link Between Worlds • Tri Force Heroes • Breath of the Wild • Tears of the Kingdom • Echoes of Wisdom

Other games
BS-X games BS The Legend of Zelda • The Ancient Stone Tablets • Triforce of the Gods
Tingle games Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland • Ripened Tingle's Balloon Trip of Love • Tingle's Balloon Fight DS • Dekisugi Tingle Pack
Other games
Picross games Picross NP Vol. 5 • My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Unreleased games / demos Mystical Seed of Courage • Retro Studios prototype • Tingle horror game • Zelda HD Experience
The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia • The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts • The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer's Guide
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