Shogakukan A Link to the Past Strategy Guide (Part 1)

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Shogakukan A Link to the Past Strategy Guide (Part 1)
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Games

Cost

¥650 (yen)

Release Date

1991

Credits

Publisher

Attributes

Type

Language

Japanese

Length

150 Pages

ISBN

4-09-104193-0
4091041930

UPC

T1069911830655

Features

  • Foldout overworld map of the Light World.
  • The guide covers the main quest through the Swamp Palace, the second crystal in the Dark World. Afterwards there is a 'coming soon' note, signifying that a second guide will be released.
  • The second half of the game is covered in Part 2 of the Shogakukan guide, which released the following year.
  • Several pages after the main quest dedicated to the game controls, various techniques, and secrets.
  • The guide has some character and scene artwork, but not too much.
  • Lots of photography artwork is used to showcase the various areas of the overworld.
  • Plenty of screenshots found throughout the guide.
  • Dungeon maps are very basic and aren't very visually appealing.
  • Complete appendix of all items, including official artwork for each item.
  • A 13 page appendix of enemies, bosses, and traps that appear in the game up through the covered Swamp Palace. This includes their names, some images, and a description.
  • 10 pages at the end of the guide dedicated to interviews with the developers, including Shigeru Miyamoto and Koji Kondo.
  • 2 pages dedicated to the official Japanese A Link to the Past commercial.