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

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
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Platform: SNES
Year: 1991
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Buy: Amazon
For other games in the series, see The Legend of Zelda.

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) is the third game in the Legend of Zelda series. Like the first game, it is a top-down adventure game with a fantasy theme. You collect various items, explore dungeons, forest, and mountains, and become more powerful as the game progresses. You play the role of Link, a boy who lives with his uncle. One stormy night, your uncle leaves with a sword and shield, but won't say why. You then find yourself in communication with Princess Zelda, who has been kidnapped, and is being held hostage by an evil priest. Later, you learn that many other maidens have been kidnapped as part of some strange ritual.

Many of the earlier themes exist in this game, octarocks, the Triforce, bombs and arrows, rupies, fairies, Ganon, etc. And several new themes have been introduced like the Master Sword, a dark and light world, the hook-shot, bottles, and more. The game is sufficiently long with over 20 dungeons and two full overworlds. It also have wonderful graphics, animation, and music.

Screenshots

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The title screen.

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Battling guards in the castle.


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Music

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The quality of game music took a huge step forward past the previous two games. Stereo output, orchestra sound, and plenty of fascinating tunes made the soundtrack as epic as the game. The tempos and timbres are all over the place from the soothing instruments of Kakariko Village to the epic sound of the Dark World contrasted with the curiousness of the Forest. Koji Kondo remixed some of his earlier songs, but mostly made wonderful new tracks for this game.

Many of the songs in the game have a volume fade in, playing quieter for the first few seconds before reaching full volume.

The titles come from the official soundtrack album.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Title Koji Kondo 0:16
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02 Select Screen Koji Kondo 0:57
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03 Opening Demo Koji Kondo 1:58
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04.1 Time of the Falling Rain Koji Kondo 0:57
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04.2 Time of the Falling Rain (Storm) Koji Kondo 0:57
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05.1 Hyrule Castle Koji Kondo 2:53
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05.2 Hyrule Castle (Storm) Koji Kondo 2:53
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06 Princess Zelda's Rescue Koji Kondo 1:39
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07 Church Koji Kondo 1:10
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08 Overworld Koji Kondo 1:27
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09 Kakariko Village Koji Kondo 3:10
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10 Guessing-Game House Koji Kondo 0:52
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11 Fortune-Telling House Koji Kondo 0:48
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12 The Soldiers of Kakariko Village Koji Kondo 0:28
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13 Cave Koji Kondo 0:52
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14 Sanctuary Dungeon Koji Kondo 2:03
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15 Boss ~BGM~ Koji Kondo 0:35
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16 Boss Clear Fanfare Koji Kondo 0:10
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17.1 Turned Into a Rabbit! Koji Kondo 1:00
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17.2 Turned Into a Rabbit! (Storm) Koji Kondo 1:00
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18 Forest Koji Kondo 0:50
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19 Master Sword Demo Koji Kondo 0:11
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20 Priest Koji Kondo 1:08
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21 Dark World Koji Kondo 2:09
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22.1 Dark Mountain Forest Koji Kondo 1:46
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22.2 Dark Mountain Forest (Storm) Koji Kondo 1:46
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23 Dark World Dungeon Koji Kondo 1:43
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24 Crystal Koji Kondo 1:12
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25 The Goddess Appears Koji Kondo 1:00
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26 The Priest Transforms Into Ganon Koji Kondo 0:04
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27 Ganon's Message Koji Kondo 1:11
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28 Battle With Ganon Koji Kondo 1:14
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29 Triforce Chamber Koji Kondo 1:32
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30.1 Ending Koji Kondo 3:50
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30.2 Ending (Staff Roll) Koji Kondo 3:53
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Credits

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SPC dumps are recorded during actual game play.

Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
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Title: ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース (The Legend of Zelda: The Triforce of the Gods)
Platform: Super Famicom
Released: 1991-11-21
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
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Title: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Platform: SNES
Released: 1992-04-13
Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc.
  USA.svg   USA
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Title: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Platform: SNES
Released: 1992-04-13
Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc.
  Belgium.svg   Belgium
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Title: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Platform: SNES
Released: 1992-09-24
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  Luxembourg.svg   Luxembourg
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Title: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Platform: SNES
Released: 1992-09-24
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  Germany.svg   Germany
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Title: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Platform: SNES
Released: 1992-09-24
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  Netherlands.svg   Netherlands
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Title: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Platform: SNES
Released: 1992-09-24
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  UK.svg   UK
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Title: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Platform: SNES
Released: 1992-09-24
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  Brazil.svg   Brazil
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Title: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Platform: SNES
Released: 1993-??-??
Publisher: Playtronic Industrial, Ltda.
  Australia.svg   Australia
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Title: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Platform: SNES
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  Denmark.svg   Denmark
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Title: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Platform: SNES
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  Finland.svg   Finland
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Title: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Platform: SNES
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  New Zealand.svg   New Zealand
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Title: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Platform: SNES
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  Sweden.svg   Sweden
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Title: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Platform: SNES
Released: 199?-??-??
Publisher: Nintendo Co., Ltd.

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