The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past



Did you know that the instrument from the original Zelda game features in later titles as well as other Nintendo games? No, me neither and fortunately GameTrailers have this cool video explaining where else we can hear this mysterious little jingle.

Leviathyn's Jason Fanelli attended the Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses concert last night in Philadelphia, and he couldn't be happier about it. Read on to find out what this 25th anniversary concert is all about.

The first in a new weekly series of top 10 lists every Tuesday. This week, in celebration of the release of Skyward Sword, is the Top 10 Legend of Zelda Games. Do you agree with the list?

In this day and age there are still some timeless classics in gaming. Games that can be played anytime and anywhere. To some the classics include RPGs, to other's the games are timeless Nintendo and Sega games. Here are a few examples from the long list that Goozernation has: Baldur's Gate, Final Fantasy VII, Power Stone, Mortal Kombat II, Super Mario 3, Chrono Trigger, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Mario 64, and GTA San Andreas.

Video games make good Movies. Video Games also make good fake Movie trailers. They are hilarious and coming from video games you would never expect. So check them out!

"Right from the start Nintendo saw the need to cash in on the popularity of its franchise. Alarm clocks, cutlery, towels, bed sheets nothing could escape. Most of it wasn’t worth the plastic it was made from but even today its good to look back at the early days of an industry giant, dipping its toes into merchandising."

HD remakes are all the rage these days, but a good modern remake goes beyond giving an older title a new coat of HD paint. What games from the past deserve a full remake?

Daav from NoobFeed.com goes over all the winners in the Art of Video Games exhibition from the Smithsonian. After about a quarter decade of playing games and a bunch of platforms, NoobFeed goes over what choices are sound and what improvements or better decisions could've made the final cut. Get your nostalgia on!

"These hand knitted items are one-of-a-kind creations, seeing how they are made by and for the fans. Sure, you can put a price on these prizes but expect to pay a pretty penny for them on your favorite auction Website of choice. Not only do they look amazing, the waves of nostalgia here are so high that anyone that has ever played any classic title (like, say, a Super Mario game), will instantly recognize their character in sewn form."

"At the end of the trailer, the figure vanishes from sight, leaving diamond-shaped particles in his wake. Many have rightly compared this visual effect to what happens when Twilight creatures dissipate - they too leave behind small particles, although these particles are blackened, presumably an aftereffect of a long stay in the Twilight Realm. Could this similarity be a bona fide connection? Could this strange man be an ancestor of the Twili?"

"On this day 25 years ago, The Legend of Zelda marked its debut in Japan for the Nintendo Entertainment System (the game released in the U.S. one year later).

Since its release, The Legend of Zelda has become one of Nintendo's signature series. The next title, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, is slated for release later this year.

For those readers who owned The Legend of Zelda during the NES era, it was an incredible game -- not to mention it was housed inside a very cool gold cartri..."

"Since there are literally hundreds of thousands of games out there, it’s no easy task for lead characters to make a lasting impression on the player. Once in a while however, you'll come across a leader that's different. Somehow, that character manages to set himself apart from the others."

When video games are designed to look a specific way, the visual style can often last well past the viability of a console. This article examines how developers create visually "timeless" graphics, as well as collects several of the most prominent examples.

"“Princess Zelda”. Almost every Zelda game contains some reference to its namesake, the Princess of Hyrule, Zelda. Whether she is masquerading as Sheik or Tetra, if she is there in person or in spirit, or if we see her in the game or in a flashback, Zelda is always “Princess” Zelda. It’s as if Nintendo made the word “Princess” her first name and “Zelda” her surname.

I will admit that I am quite the Princess Zelda fan, and often find myself wondering why we see her acting in the role of the ..."

"A project nearly eight months in the making, Zelda Informer is proud to present our staffs Top 5 Zelda Game listing. It's always a great debate on what games are truly the cream of the crop, but these 5 titles, no matter how many re-votes, discussions, and debates... always rose to the top of the pile."

"After obtaining the Master Sword from the Lost Woods, Link receives a telepathic message from Zelda that she is under attack by some guards at the Sanctuary. Many the gamer soon rushed off to the Sanctuary and, no matter how quickly you get there, it always seemed like you were only moments too late. The priest explains that the Princess has been kidnapped and departs in a one of the most memorable deaths of the game. However, what if Link had already obtained the Pegasus Shoes and made it in..."

Neil Long is not happy, as his blog entry attests to. It seems that reflecting on some of his old favourites has made him come to realise that those fantastic games are... well, not so fantastic. Check out the source to find out about games becoming outdated, games that are timeless and some titles that just aren't that great when revisited later down the track.

People find comfort in familiarity. Apparently this marketing ploy is working both ways, as the popularity of "de-makes" of classic titles is a hot seller. Similar to the popularity of 8-bit Left4Dead, check out these hilarious videos of pirated, 8-bit de-makes from China.

"Just about ever video game franchise focuses on the adventures and trials of one or a few major characters within their respective universes. Link, Zelda and Ganondorf are the three individuals when applying this formula to The Legend of Zelda. These characters are the center of nearly all of the games in the series, with their roles differing slightly each time they appear. However, while we control Link, we encounter various side-characters that offer us help along our journeys in the land ..."

"Lets look at things objectively first. Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma have both staked claims that Link is you. It's often the reason given that if voice acting were to happen, no one wants Link to talk. Often times it the reasoning we have for him not having as much emotion as someone who is saving the world should have. Developer intent is that Link is us, so thus, he must be. Not so fast."

"10. Magic Powder (Link to the Past, Link’s Awakening)
The first item on our list is particularly strange. For starters, you get the magic powder in Link to the Past by finding a magic mushroom and giving it to a witch. Once acquired, the magic powder has many weird uses, ranging from transforming your enemies to waking up a mysterious bat-like creature who makes your magic more powerful. The most awesome use of the magic powder, however, is transforming a cucco into a human in Kakariko, who ..."

A guy made a video on YouTube doing what I remember GameTrailers did quite a while ago, explaining the Zelda timeline. This guy did a complete job imo, very well done, and should be watched. However, he has received a response from Nintendo about this timeline saying.. there is no timeline. I've included the original video and the response in the quote.

"Show notes:

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Superbowl - James has money on the Cardinals, wtf!?!

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NEWS:

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Activision announces DJ Hero - Great..."

"The times may change, but the legend remains: A dark wizard, a princess in peril, and an emerald-clad boy as the kingdom's only hope. Like all great fables of times long past, the story of Link has changed much over the years, retold in a new way for each coming generation, but timeless nonetheless. It's a legacy few other franchises can equal, and these 22 years have elevated Link to stand among the upper echelon of video game royalty.

That kind of legacy means walking a delicate line; co..."

Stuck for buying a game this Christmas Wii owners? Be stuck no more! There's a great variety of games out there just waiting to be bought and played. The Christmas list is separated into four categories "bargains for the cheap, essentials to prevent embarrassment, socializers to bring everyone together and epics to log the hours". Each game has the name, a picture, price, rating and a description.

What will you buy this Christmas?

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  1. Final Fantasy VII
  2. World of Warcraft
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  4. Chrono Trigger
  5. Fallout 3
  6. Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
  7. The Ultima Series
  8. Xenogears
  9. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  10. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  11. Mass Effect
  12. Earthbound
  13. Final Fantasy XII
  14. Super Mario RPG
  15. Suikoden III
  16. Pokemon Diamond and Pearl
  17. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  18. Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn
  19. Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness
  20. Deus Ex
  21. Persona 3
  22. Planescape Torment
  23. Skies of Arcadia
  24. Grandia
  25. Kingdom ...
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In the most recent edition of WWE Magazine, it is revealed that wrestler Cody Rhodes is an avid Zelda fan. In fact, he is such a fan of the series that he wears a triforce on his boots while wrestling. His favorite game in the series is A Link to the Past (SNES), which he re-plays every year.

The Legend of Zelda series has often been regarded as being one of the most epic and groundbreaking series of all time. The original Legend of Zelda for the NES introduced us to the dungeon-crawling formula, while later games for the SNES and N64 refined the gameplay, controls, and graphics. The N64 entry, Ocarina of Time, is often debated as being the greatest game of all time. (it holds an average review score of 99% on Media Critic)

GameDaily takes a look back at the ten greatest Zel...

Nintendo is arranging some form of Zapper demo using a Zelda mini-game called Zelda Crossbow Training. Could this be the Zelda that was said to be in the works, and is this one game or is it going to be a mini-game collection? Believed to use the Twilight Princess engine, the demo was shown off to GameStop managers in Las Vegas today.

"If you paid close attention to yesterday's Phantom Hourglass commercials, you might've spotted the lobster design (or is it a crayfish?) on Link's shield. What do you think of the new look? Wind Waker fans should recognize the crustacean shape, as it originally showed up on our hero's pajamas in the GameCube game.

Link's shield has been as much a staple of the Zelda series as the adventurer's green cap, deflecting octorok attacks and pushing away charging enemies. Over the past two decades..."