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The 100 Greatest Games | 27 | The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
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The 100 Greatest Games | 27 | The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past

YEAR: 1992     FORMAT: SUPER NES

The 100 Greatest Games | 27 | The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past


With sales of the original Super NES version approaching five million, A Link To The Past is one of the legendary Zelda series' biggest hits. Allowing players to shift between normal and corrupted versions of the same fantasy world, A Link To The Past introduced a dimension-bending theme that the series returned to in later incarnations, while the refinement of the controls and streamlined use of items laid the foundations for what would eventually evolve into the Nintendo's masterstroke, The Ocarina Of Time. For SNES users, though, this was a high point of the console's lifespan.

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Falling down. A Link To The Past's multi-level dungeons - where players could fall between floors to reach restricted areas - made players feel as if they were exploring a three-dimensional world, rather than the flat, boring levels of its RPG rivals.

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