The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is one of the best adventures to be had on the Super Nintendo
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Link, Zelda and Gannon all got 16-bit makeovers while the soundtrack was more sweeping, emotional and epic than ever before with a score dwarfing the original NES' outings. Adding to the dark and forbiding atmosphere in dungeons and caves or accenting the excitement of battling a giant monster for a sacred pendent or crystal, it's still one of the more memorable video game soundtracks to this day.
The original Zelda had some of the best boss battles on the platform and it's SNES counterpart is no different. Instead of fighting through 8 dungeons to face a unique boss at the end, you're tasked with finding three pendents to awaken the Master Sword, a mystical weapon that is said can defeat the evil wizard's power.
Once you finish this, you find out that it's just the begining when you're transported to the Dark World where you'll have to explore 8 more dungeons. In each of these there is a chest with a treasure, similar to the original. These items usually directly effect your progress through the current dungeon or help you get passed an obstacle that prevented you from reaching another.
The graphics were crisp and vibrant with very few glitches. It was easily one of the best looking Super Nintendo titles at the time. New enemies swarmed the overworld as well as each dungeon that presnted a challenge to your quest.
A Link to the Past was an instant classic that many enjoyed when they were young and now many more have the chance to expirience this 16-bit masterpiece on the Wii's Virtual Console.