Category: A Link to the Past

In the early days of video games, before walkthroughs and guides were a click away on the internet, players had to rely on their own curiosity and ingenuity to unlock the secrets of a game. Occassionally the games themselves would provide hints to the player, available for those hitting a point of frustration or those low on time. Perhaps most nostaligic for fans of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the Fortune Teller. The wacky little sprite bobs…

Zelda fans looking to spice up board game night need not look far, as an awesome Zelda-inspired tabletop RPG is just beyond the horizon. Heroes of Cerulea is an upcoming tabletop role-playing game that draws heavy inspiration from the Legend of Zelda series, particularly the 8-bit and 16-bit classics The Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past, and Link’s Awakening. Set in a fantasy world threatened by an evil Shadow King, Heroes of Cerulea will let you and your…

We all remember the first time we guided Link to that location in that game and embarked on conquering that dungeon. For some, it’s hookshotting to the top of the broken steps and entering the Forest Temple. For others, it’s being fired from a canon and landing atop the City in the Sky. And for others still, it’s hefting the statue before the Ice Palace. Each of these temples features one theme; be it forest, sky, or ice, these themes…

I am a Zelda dungeon fanatic (both in terms of in-game dungeons and this glorious website where we currently reside). Few things bring me as much joy as a good dungeon full of whimsical puzzles and memorable baddies do. However, there are some dungeons in the Zelda series that not only made me scratch my head, but almost made me rage-quit a few times during my first playthrough. Being difficult doesn’t mean that these dungeons were bad, but good heavens,…

Parker Simmons, the creator of Cartoon Network’s Mao Mao: Heroes of Pure Heart, recently tweeted out samples of his latest project; the news has Zelda fans everywhere dreaming of what’s possible. Simmons has brought to life classic artwork from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, transforming these images into incredible animations. Simmons, a longtime fan of video games and of Zelda in particular, first began tweeting about the project in early January, when he shared out an animation of Link…

Throughout the Legend of Zelda series, we’ve seen our protagonist rise to heroism after first occupying (or apprenticing for) several different professions. In A Link to the Past, Link lives with his uncle, who is not clearly identified as belonging to one profession or another, though we can infer that he is a veteran soldier (given his ownership of both sword and shield). In the manga, he and Link are shown to be apple farmers. Given their proximity to the…

Back in 2021, YouTube content creator Storm Dain reviewed — or, rather, adventured through — Twilight Princess HD and Skyward Sword HD. Amidst that “adventure,” Dain took a brief aside to discuss Nintendo’s recent pattern of remaking, from the ground up, older titles for modern hardware, such as with 2019’s Link’s Awakening remake. With a somewhat controversial take, Dain questioned why Nintendo has “resorted to remaking spinach-green games [such as Game Boy titles like Link’s Awakening and Metroid II: The…

Get your headphones in, because this week, we’re taking a musical journey throughout the history of the Zelda series to rank and discuss every games main theme! We go back and find what works, what doesn’t, which games were short-changed, and which themes we would consider the best of all time. We’re playing every theme in the series, so sit back and groove out to the amazing music of the series. Don’t forget to let us know which main theme…

Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) is an annual speedrunning marathon in which speedrunners from across the globe come together to showcase their skills, beat games as quickly as possible, and, most importantly, raise money for charity. AGDQ 2023, which is raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, kicked off earlier today and will be running 24/7 all week long. The Legend of Zelda has always had a strong presence at Awesome Games Done Quick, and this year’s event is no…

All of Nintendo’s remakes of Zelda juggernauts like Ocarina of Time and Link’s Awakening have been very successful, adding modern enhancements while keeping the spirit of the original. But the list of games they could remake is still pretty long, with games like Oracle of Ages, The Minish Cap, and A Link Between Worlds as top candidates. If I could pick the Zelda game Nintendo remakes next, it would be A Link to the Past. They could use the same…