Link to the Past arrives on VC

Super Nintendo installment of The Legend of Zelda series stands as this week's only Wii Virtual Console release.

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Nintendo offers Wii owners a figurative link to the past every Monday with a new batch of retro releases on the system's Virtual Console service, but this week the company is literally offering them A Link to the Past, the Super Nintendo installment of The Legend of Zelda series.

This originally came out in 1992? Time is certainly flying.

Originally released 15 years ago, A Link to the Past follows the story of Link as he tries to rescue the kidnapped Princess Zelda. Along the way, he'll travel through light and dark versions of the game's world and attempt to thwart the evil wizard Agahnim's plans to resurrect Link's nemesis, Ganon. A Link to the Past was inducted into GameSpot's Greatest Games of All Time last year.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is rated E for Everyone and sells for 800 Wii Points ($8).

Discussion

152 comments
LanceK17
LanceK17

Finally some good games on the virtual console.

Stoejer
Stoejer

Looks like my first VC game just announced itself. :wink:

NewAmerica2121
NewAmerica2121

Can't believe some of you don't like the 3D Zeldas. Sure, some of them (windwaker) were a little on the easy side, but what about Ocarina? Everyone says it, but seriously, that game was and still is so good.

beirutchamp
beirutchamp

In the 3rd grade, my best friend and I would pray for snow days after he got A Link to the Past just so we could play it all day long. Even though I've beaten this game countless times, I jumped off of my couch when I saw that it was available this week and purchased it instantly. Months ago I badmouth the Wii and was planning on purchasing a PS3. . . I smile every time I think about how I made the right choice of grabbing a Wii when one was available.

NandoSupes
NandoSupes

I was going nuts when I saw this on the VC last night,problem is I'm kind of broke at the moment so I cant buy a Wii points card lol,soon as I get some cash I'm getting it. this a masterpiece of gaming, and one of the best Zelda games ever made,cant wait to get it!!

n_gc6
n_gc6

why doesnt nintendo release this in europe! meh

Dante565
Dante565

Yes this is my favorite Zelda with some of my favorite music from the entire series. Dark World here I come.

playwrite
playwrite

yeah, 3d Zelda was a little dissapointing.

Sonicgod
Sonicgod

This was the last good zelda game that was not portable. 3d zelda sucks beans.

CyleM
CyleM

holy crap i am so excited for this game, now this is my favorite zelda game ever!!! I thought it would take longer for this game to be released but thank goodness it came out a lot sooner than i thought!!!

jaredgood1
jaredgood1

Sweet. Now just give me some Punch Out, Wild Gunman and Castlevania 3 and I'll be good.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I have played all of the other zelda's, it's time for snes

Mr_Saturn26
Mr_Saturn26

The only game to come out this week O_O we need more games, and yes this game is good, but still more games soon plz. and if possible to drop all the prices to $5 bucks.

Dr_Corndog
Dr_Corndog

A Link to the Past is the only game out this week? But you know what? IT'S THE ONLY GAME WE NEED! WHOOOOOO!!!

chisoxrule
chisoxrule

Sure brings back memories. Primitive especially after beating Twilight Princess but its interesting to see where today's iterations of Zelda came from. Nevertheless this game is still fun to play and stands up well to the tests of time. A true classic.

Rect_Pola
Rect_Pola

ahh, this was the Link that made many love the Zelda franchise.

ebonyflame
ebonyflame

Godd@*#it! If only I could find a Wii on a store shelf somewhere. And to think, I am in Japan, home of the Wii and they are even more scarce here.

ZeroTae
ZeroTae

Niceeeee.... buuut... first i need my wii... T.T

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I hope it wont be long coming out in the UK.

ghostadv
ghostadv

Too bad I don't care for Zelda anymore.

Kwing1983
Kwing1983

Great marketing strategy Nintendo. But I thought this was to released in 06 and OOT to be released in Feb 07? Or it that only in the UK? Anyway amazing VC game, and one of the best Zelda games ever created!

Gamepro2421
Gamepro2421

i want mario kart 64 sooooo bad....with online....pleeease? i'd even be happy with the SNES version

TallWhiteNinja
TallWhiteNinja

LoWpS: Rare owns the rights to Banjo-Kazooie, and MS owns Rare, so no Banjo on VC

jimbo46
jimbo46

This is great! Now just keep dishing out more good titles Nintendo! (Super Mario Brothers 3 *crosses fingers*)

LoWpS
LoWpS

hit us with chrono trigger, mario world, OOT and MM and we'll call it a day. Does anybody know if Banjo-kazooie and tooie are coming? or is that not posible because MS owns Rare or something

ironcladgranite
ironcladgranite

It looks like the VC is finally starting to pick up. Now where's Earthbound, Chrono Trigger, FF3, ext?

chazzx21
chazzx21

6 years later nintendo finally catches up to what made emulation popular.. this game... and FF3 and chrono trigger.

grafkhun
grafkhun

ohhhhh yeahhhhh!!! time for some old school zelda action. I vow to actually beat it this time and not get myself totally lost in the final dungeon... man that game owned me way back then... but it is payback this time.

slick_gio
slick_gio

Finally. I downloaded it and now I'm playing it :).

JSharpe_187
JSharpe_187

YAY, A GOOD VC GAME!!!!!!!!!!! (finally)

Gamer46
Gamer46

Loved the game on SNES, and I'm thrilled I'll be able to play it again now. It just didn't seem right playing it on GBA, but on the Wii Virtual Console with the Classic Controller, it should be great.

SoralinkGS
SoralinkGS

This has got to be the coolest release on tjhe Wii VC so far.

Newsboy
Newsboy

Quality game, worth every one of the 800 Wii points Nintendo is asking for it. If you own a Wii it is a must-have for your VC library. If you've never bought a VC game now is the perfect time to start.

wooooode
wooooode

I never had a SNES so missed this one and I love the Zelda franchise. What really makes me mad is that many say it is the best and I finally have a chance to play it.

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

This is a moment in life were i say ....Holy mother....i love this game and its coming back...now who didn't see this happening!..in the Wii!

bghattas
bghattas

This indeed was the best Zelda game ever IMO. This will be a game worth its $8 price. A lot of fun back in 1992 and has aged gracefully ever since.

PhoenixWright2
PhoenixWright2

Finally!!!! I can finally (try to) beat ice dungeon! that level was too hard...