Published on July 22nd, 2015 | by Fifties
Vintage Video Games #12 – The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
‘A Link To The Past’ takes us back to (can you believe it) 1991. The scale of this game is simply awesome with 20-30 game hours spanned across 2 worlds. LTTP is deliciously creative. The puzzles are mindbending, the bosses challenging, the dungeons masterfully designed. If you have not played this yet … do!!
Story: Ok, so the plot is quite detailed but i’ll try and keep it short. The game opens with a young boy named Link being awakened by a telepathic message from Princess Zelda, who says that she is locked in the dungeon of nearby Hyrule Castle. He awakens he finds his uncle ready for battle, telling Link to stay in bed. Ignoring his uncle’s command he follows him to the dungeons under Hyrule Castle and when he arrives, he finds his uncle mortally wounded. He tells Link to rescue Princess Zelda from her prison, giving him his sword and shield. Link navigates the castle and rescues Zelda from her cell, and the two escape into a secret passage through the sewers that leads to a sanctuary.
Here, a man tells him that Agahnim, a wizard who has usurped the throne, is planning to break a seal made hundreds of years ago by the Seven Sages. The seal was placed to imprison a dark wizard named Ganon in the Dark World, a near-mirror of Hyrule which was once known as the Sacred Realm before Ganon invaded it. Agahnim intends to break the seal by sending the descendants of the Seven Sages who made the seal into the Dark World. The only thing that can defeat Agahnim is the Master Sword, a sword forged to combat evil – Link must prove that he is worthy to wield it and so your quest begins!
Highlights: Exploring the gorgeous and mysterious world of Hyrule. The graphics for their time are simply incredible