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‘The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past’ released on the Wii U Virtual Console

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The website Nintendoeverything.com has announced a new game release on the Wii U Virtual Console. That game is “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past,” and it was released on January 30, 2014. The game is available for download at the price of $7.99, or $1.50 if the player already owns the game on the original Wii console and transfers their data.

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“The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past” was originally released on the Super Nintendo on April 13, 1992. The game is a top-down adventure title. This means that the player controls Link from a sort of bird’s eye perspective, looking down on the map from above. The game plays very similarly to the original “Legend of Zelda” on the NES, but with many improvements. The player can control Link in 8 directions of movement as opposed to 4, and the player has a number of new items at their disposal. The game’s story is also much more extensive, and is no longer told almost exclusively through the game’s manual and intro.

Many gamers still consider this game to be the best of the “2-Dimensional” Zelda titles. The game is still highly praised for its lengthy adventure, emphasis on exploration, and fluid gameplay. This game also recently received an indirect sequel on the Nintendo 3DS, titled “The Legend of Zelda: A Link between Worlds.” However, the games are still set hundreds of years apart in the Zelda timeline.

To learn more about “The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past,” visit its page on Nintendo’s website:

"The Legend Of Zelda: A Link to the Past" on Nintendo's website

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