BS Zelda History: A Link To The Past Sequel?

JesseNovember 1st, 2012 by Jesse

A Link to the Past has made its way to the top of many gamer’s lists as their favorite video game. Truth be told, even mentioning this game brings up so much nostalgia for me as well. Every now and then on my Zelda adventures I hear tales of a so called sequel to the game entitled BS Zelda: The Ancient Stone Tablets. I never knew much about the game itself aside from it being based off of the original A Link to the Past and was only available to play for the Sataliview expansion for the Super Nintendo and was supposed to have a few improvements over the original.

The game seemed like it could of been promising, but as I never had the chance to play it, the entire game still remains a mystery to me. As it turns out YouTube user UnknownArchive has went out of his way to dig up some long lost information about that game and has created a video shedding light on almost every detail. Make the jump inside to check it out for yourself.

BS Zelda seems like it would be a perfect way to relive the moments of A Link to the Past while still having a brand new experience. Dropping us back in the familiar world of 16 bit Hyrule is something any Zelda fan would be happy about. Sometimes I imagine what a Zelda game would be like if it revisited an expanded version Ocarina of Time’s Hyrule with a new adventure to go on, but it seems this may be the only reused of a previous world that we will see in a title. Be sure to give us your thoughts on BS Zelda in the comments below.

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  • pokemario24

    Yeah first comment!!!!! This is hilarious

  • Demise

    My connection won’t let me watch after 1:39 :(( Sometimes, it just behaves really weird… I hate it!

    • Kablamogroup

      If I remember correctly, I think this is the exact same video that was shown that time you’re talking about.

    • bastian

      You’re correct. There was a mistake. This news post was not meant to have been published.

  • Ninty

    lol I thought BS stood for the curse word when I read this.

  • 8 bit

    “but it seems this may be the only reused of a previous world that we will see in a title.”
    uhhh- oot master quest?

    • Kablamogroup

      But Master Quest is still OoT, it just has harder dungeons than the original game. What Jesse is talking about is having a “sequel” type game that takes place in more or less the same Hyrule as a previous Zelda game. BS LoZ is the only existing Zelda game that has done that.

      • Demise

        MM is OoT’s direct sequel, and the Hyrule is the exact same one. Well OK, it doesn’t take place there, but it’s still the same one.

        • Cucco Link

          I think he meant a sequel for the adult timeline, or something.

  • 8 bit

    oh yeah and sega channel was better

  • gorko the goron

    mecca prime is doing a walkthrough of the Ancient Stone Tablets. It’s pretty entertaining.

  • MasterOfSwords1

    If you haven’t seen “Link to the Future” , go look it up on youtube. It’s a funny fan film, and part 2 was just released!

  • frgovo

    How come does this article have those two gut-wrenching grammar mistakes? “Seemed like it could OF been promising”, “HAS WENT out of his way”… The former is quite common, but its presence in such an article is not justified, let alone the latter…

    As for the subject of the article, the concept of rehashing a game by remixing the world and dialogues has been quite successful (see the countless Pokemon hacks), but if Nintendo were to do this officially it would seem unprofessional, in my opinion. The times Nintendo recycled the core physics of a game (Mario Galaxy 2, the New Super Mario Bros series, Metroid Prime Echoes to name a few), everything else underwent huge changes (starting from graphics and overworld structure, which are the first things kept in unofficial hacks).

    In conclusion, I’d rather see stuff like BS Zelda only as an extra in re-releases (like Four Swords in the GBA remake of aLttP).

    • GrammarDude

      I love that someone else actually noticed the grammar mistakes, however I must point out that, first, it is yet another “gut-wrenching” mistake to begin a sentence with “How come,” much less “How come does.”

      Don’t get me wrong, though; I congratulate you for you attention to detail.

      • therobotchicken

        Your* in the last line.

      • frgovo

        I always thought “How come” worked like “Why”. Well, thanks for the correction.

  • The Dark Lord Demise

    Links awakening

  • Mich

    a Zelda fan who hasn’t played a Zelda game… curious

  • Inigo

    This was a really informative video till the dude started throwing the F bomb around. I stopped watching about half way through.

  • soulofstorms9000

    LOL!!! this guy thinks skyward sword is “the underachiever” and twilight princess is “the goth”

  • Jesse McCarty

    I wrote this forever ago… Its posted now. why? o.O

    • James Best

      It was posted before. I remember the video.

  • shadowlink13

    if its called bs zelda its probably bs

    • Cucco Link

      lol, that’s what I thought when I read the title.

  • Tom Gifford

    I’ve heard of Ancient Stone Tablets; in fact, I have done more than a year of intense research on this game, and I have compiled a cast listing of the seiyuu from the game. I guarantee you very few people on ZD have thought to go this far

    Here is all I have compiled:

    ゼルダ: 國府田マリ子
    Princess Zelda: Kouda Mariko

    アジナ: 矢田耕司
    Aginah: Yada Koji

    Fortune Teller: Takato Yasuhiro

    Hylian Soldier: Endou Moriya

    磯辺 弘
    Narrator: Isobe Hiroshi

  • Bryan Odio

    I Was over this dude the moment he spoke.

  • Amstari

    There is a lot more about it here:

  • James Best

    Yeah, we’ve seen this before. I remember the family analogy at the beginning. Zelda Dungeon, I know that, as a Zelda fasite, you’re a bit starving for news at the moment. But, does that justify re-posting a video you’ve already shown? No, no it doesn’t.

  • Twilli Link

    If anyone wants to play this, go to this link:

  • Goro

    Please warn for curses next time

  • Neutopia

    That game looks gorgeous, I’ve been trying to find a decent copy of this game for years through an emulator but have found no success. :(

  • DarkLink9001