The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past – Consumer Guide

According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Violence

The lack of blood, gore or obscene language will have parents seeing A Link To The Past as great fun for anyone.

Fans of the previous A Link To The Past will still want to check this updated classic, now portable and with a few extra surprises, including an entirely new dungeon. However they will have to endure the fact that Link now yells every time he slashes his sword, as he did in the Nintendo 64 Legend Of Zelda: The Ocarina Of Time, this new addition just sounds out of place here. It should also be noted that the controls might pose a problem. Although tight and responsive, they have been oddly mapped with a few buttons being assigned opposite functions to what the SNES controller pad layout offered. Newcomers to this game might not notice it, however for veterans of the original A Link To The Past this tiny detail quickly sticks out like a sore thumb.

Multiplayer fans will see a different take on The Legend Of Zelda formula with The Four Swords, which dramatically changes the appearance of Link and his environment from that of A Link To The Past and adds entirely new items for players to use. Unlike other games unfortunately, this one requires a minimum of two cartridges in order to access the multiplayer adventure.

Deaf and hard of hearing gamers won't have to worry here, seeing as how the story is text based.