Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past turns 25 today

One of the best games of all time celebrates its 25th birthday--do you feel old yet?

@DeekeTweak
Published Mon, Nov 21 2016 4:49 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

Today in 1991, Nintendo released one of the most epic games of all time that ushered in generations of enjoyment: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past turns 25 today 18 | TweakTown.com
VIEW GALLERY - 6 IMAGES

I actually didn't grow up with the Super Nintendo Enteratinment System (I was a Genesis kid), so I missed out on experiencing Link to the Past for quite some time. I eventually discovered its amazing RPG magic when I was about 12 or 13, and was hooked. I still play the game today and enjoy myself, and I must have beaten it half a dozen times...but it's one of those games that are truly timeless classics.

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past turns 25 today 18 | TweakTown.com

Sadly, Nintendo doesn't seem to actually care about the 25th anniversary of one if it's most popular games of all time, as the Nintendo Japan and Nintendo America Twitter accounts haven't even mentioned the anniversary. Hopefully they'll acknowledge the game in some form, maybe with a discount on the Virtual Console game.

If you feel like reliving that old SNES magic, Nintendo sells digital downloads of A Link to the Past on its Virtual Console service for $7.99. Check below for a list of links across each of the available systems;

Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past turns 25 today 13 | TweakTown.com
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past turns 25 today 14 | TweakTown.com
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past turns 25 today 15 | TweakTown.com
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past turns 25 today 16 | TweakTown.com
Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past turns 25 today 17 | TweakTown.com

Derek joined the TweakTown team in 2015 and has since reviewed and played 1000s of hours of new games. Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

Newsletter Subscription

Related Tags

Newsletter Subscription
Latest News
View More News
Latest Reviews
View More Reviews
Latest Articles
View More Articles