Long ago, seven sages sealed Ganon in the Golden Realm, which he eventually turned into the 'Dark World.' A strange sorcerer appeared in the land of Hyrule and magically solved all of the land's problems. He was appointed the King's top advisor, however, he ultimately turned on Hyrule, brain-washed the guards, overthrew the king, and took over the land. He started to capture the current sages, descendant of the originals, and transport them to the Dark World. One night, Link hears the voice of Zelda, princess of Hyrule and the leader of the sages, calling him telepathically from inside a Hyrule Castle dungeon. His uncle goes to investigate, and against orders, Link follows. His uncle is harmed, and Link takes on the responsibly to rescue the princess from the dungeon. As the plot develops, is turns out that the sorcerer Agahnim is actually a servant of Ganon, and soon the Light and Dark worlds will merge, and Ganon will rule them both. When Zelda is captured again, Link must gain the ...
Flotis and Brian McInnis
Return to the Land of Hyrule and to the Age of Magic and Heroes!
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Bosses like Moldorm and Lanmola originally appeared in slightly-differing forms in the original Legend of Zelda as regular enemies. See more
In some dungeons, if Link gets touched by a flake of magic that can turn him into a rabbit if he's wearing the blue or red armor, his armor will revert back to his green cloth until he transforms back into human. See more
Link, it is I, Sahasrahla. I am communicating to you across the void through telepathy... The place where you now stand was the Golden Land, but evil power turned it into the Dark World. The wizard has broken the wise man's seal and opened a gate to link the worlds at Hyrule Castle. In order to save this half of the world, the Light World, you must win back the Golden Power. You must also rescue the seven maidens who Agahnim sent to the Dark World. As members of the blood-line of the seven wise...
If you leave the "start" screen alone, a cut scene plays revealing the backstory of the game. See more
During the SNES era, Bandai re-leaesed the Satellaview-X, a Super Nintendo add-on that allowed players in Japan to connect to an Internet-like network and download games onto blank cartridges for an hour a day. Two of these games were Zelda remakes: The first was a 16-bit remake of the NES classic "The Legend of Zelda," while the second was a reworking of the SNES hit "The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" called "BS Zelda: Ancient Stone Panel." Several changes were made to the game, such as Link being replaced by the Satellaview's mascot, some kid in a red baseball cap (a similar change was made to the BS version of the NES Zelda). The dungeon and overworld maps were also dramatically altered, and at specific time intervals certain events would happen, such as power-ups appearing or all the enemies on screen dying (there was a timer on screen that kept track of how long you had played). The full version of this game was never released because Nintendo only released small portions at a time, and the Satellaview was scrapped before the entire game could be released. See more
1 April 1992 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
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