1001 Reviews: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Here’s my second review for the awesome 1001up.com crew. This time it’s A Link to the Past, one of my favourite games and my favourite Zelda


The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the third instalment in the series. It was released on the SNES in 1991 in Japan and in 1992 to the rest of the world, but not before Nintendo made fools of themselves with some of the most ridiculous trailers to date!

Title - The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past


  • Developer: Nintendo EAD
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release: November 1991
  • Platforms available: Game Boy Advance, SNES, Wii, Wii U
  • Platform reviewed: Wii U
  • Source: Wii Virtual Console
  • Trailer: YouTube
  • Prequel: Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • Sequel: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • Other 1001 title: The Legend of Zelda
  • 1001-Up: Fantastic story and gameplay, elements which influenced future titles
  • 1001-Down: It’s hard to say anything negative about this game
  • Rating-Up: 1001-UP.COM AWARD (56 out of 60)

    Development of a third The Legend of Zelda game for the NES began in 1988 but one year later the project…

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