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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
|The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past|
|Series||The Legend of Zelda|
|Platform(s)||Virtual Console, SNES|
JP November 21, 1991
NA April 13, 1992
EU September 24, 1992
JP December 2, 2006
NA January 22, 2007
EU/AUS March 23, 2007
KO June 10, 2008
|Input methods||GameCube Controller, Classic Controller|
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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, known in Japan as The Legend of Zelda: The Triforce of the Gods (ゼルダの伝説 神々のトライフォース, Zeruda no Densetsu: Kamigami no Toraifōsu) in Japan, is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the third installment in The Legend of Zelda series, developed solely by Shigeru Miyamoto and his team.
The plot of A Link to the Past focuses on Link as he travels on a journey to save Hyrule, defeat Ganon and rescue the seven descendants of the Sages. A Link to the Past uses a 3/4 top-down perspective similar to that of the original The Legend of Zelda, dropping the side scrolling elements of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. A Link to the Past introduced elements to the series that are still commonplace today, such as multi-level dungeons, new weapons and items as well as the Master Sword and the concept of an alternate or parallel world.
Released to critical and commercial success, A Link to the Past was a landmark title for Nintendo and is widely considered today to be one of the greatest video games of all time. A Link to the Past has sold over 4 million units world wide and has been ported to both the Game Boy Advance (with slight changes) and the Wii's Virtual Console. Both ports were very popular and contributed to the overall success of the game.
Problems that may occur with any Super NES title on Dolphin are listed below.
Sound is glitched in the OpenAL backend. Use XAudio2 to prevent this. Fixed in 5.0-798.
This title does not have any additional game-specific problems.
This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.
The graph below charts the compatibility with The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.
This title has been tested on the environments listed below:
- Nintendo EAD (Developer)
- Nintendo (Publisher)
- The Legend of Zelda (Series)
- Japan (Release region)
- North America (Release region)
- Europe (Release region)
- Australia (Release region)
- Korea (Release region)
- 1991 (Initial release year)
- Action-adventure (Genre)
- Single-player (Game mode)
- Single-player only (Game mode)
- 1 (Players supported)
- GameCube Controller (Input supported)
- Classic Controller (Input supported)
- 5 stars (Rating)
- Virtual Console games
- SNES games