The Legend Zelda: A Link to the Past
Reviewed by Leo Ames
The Legend of Zelda was released in 1992 to continue the Zelda series
and try to keep the game elements of the original for the NES, unlike
Zelda 2 for the NES which was a side scroller. This game takes place
before the other two Zelda games for the NES.
Graphics 10 out of 10
The graphics in this game are some of the best ever seen in a Super NES
game. Link and the enemies are very well animated and move very smoothly.
The only problem in the entire game is the slowdown when you are attacked
by the chickens and some of the bosses because two many enemies, fireballs,
etc. are on the screen at one time. All of Links weapons look great and his
attacks are look great. All of the endings in the dungeons have very well
endings, I don't no what the final ending of the game is like because i can't
pass Ganon's Tower in the Dark World. There are a big variety of enemies
and bosses in the game. Overall this game has the best graphics in any Zelda
game, next to The Legend of Zelda: Ocrania of Time for the Nintendo 64.
Music and Sound 10 out of 10
The music in this game is great with 16 bit versions of the classic Zelda
music for the NES. the only problem with the music is that after going
through the 7 crystal palaces in the Dark World is that it gets old after 7
huge dungeons. I have heard that the ending music is great, I haven't won yet.
All the sound effects of the weapons sound great and they sound just like
you would expect it to.
Game Play 10 out of 10
The control in this game is great, you can just pick up the controller and feel
at home in the game. The only thing i don't like very much about the control is
that you can't fire weapons like the boomerang at angles, only forward, back,
and to the sides. The weapons selection screen is easy to use. The only hard
time to control is when the game experiences slow down once in while.
Challenge and Replay 10 out of 10
The challenge in this game is great. When you start the game it is easy and
as you progress through the game is gets more difficult as you learn. This
game is very difficult to win, I have been trying for five months. I don't
know how the replay factor is after you beat the game but you want to
play all the time before you win.Some of the Dungeons are very hard so
if you get stuck for hours I would suggest you go to the player guides at
Nintendo, but only as a last resort!!!!
Overall 10 out of 10
This game is one of the best Super NES games available and is a great buy.
Also Nintendo has released this game in their Player's Choice series at a
low price of $29.99 at most stores. This game is great for anyone, even if
you usually don't care for RPG's much!