A Link to the Past Title Screen by Doctor-G on DeviantArt

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, also known as Link to The Past, or simply, Zelda 3, was a top-down action-adventure game that was created by Nintendo for the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System). The iconic title was released in 1991 in Japan and rolled out in the United States the following year.

In the game, you play as Link on his mission to defeat the dark lord Ganon and save Hyrule. Link to The Past brings back the first Zelda game’s top-down perspective. Much like the original game, The Legend of Zelda, Link to The Past allows Link to roam about in both the X and Y axes, departing from the poorly received x-axis-locked-side-scrolling setup of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link.

Link to The Past is when we were first introduced to items like the Master Sword and concepts like parallel worlds.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past' is now on Wii U - The Verge

Link to The Past was overwhelmingly successful both critically and commercially, and is considered to be one of the greatest video games of all time. More than 4 million people on this semi-molten blob of iron purchased Link to The Past, and that was during a time before the internet as we know it.

Link to the Past was lived on as ‘A Link to the Past and Four Swords’ for the Game Boy Advance. Later, it was ported to the Wii, Wii U, and New Nintendo 3DS via the Virtual Console. Then, in 2017, Nintendo re-released the iconic title as part of the Super NES Classic Edition. These are all basically just the Super Nintendo versions of the game with slighly tweaked graphics here and there.

There has also been a 3D Link to The Past remake but its just not the same.

Its Time For a 4K Link to The Past Remake

I propose that someone recreate the entire Link to The Past game, exactly as it was for the Super Nintendo, but with 4K textures like this:

Original Pegs

4K Pegs

With each sprite painstakingly recreated for modern screen resolutions, and with the game engine completely re-written from scratch in JavaScript, surely someone could remake this fantastic title.

It could be responsive, so it works on any screen size. It could support modern forms of input such as touch and tilt. It could have a multiplayer feature.

Will Nintendo remake a link to the past?

Nintendo has tried to remake The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past several times and each time they have left players disappointed. There is a demand for a faithful reproduction of the original game with updated graphics.

Why is a link to the past so good?

Link to The Past has aged really well. It has an engaging storyline, and its semi-open-world nature left the player with many areas to explore. Even today, it’s considered one of the best games of all time. There are, however, some areas in which the game can use some improvement. Any good remake of the game would have a separate, and optional game mode that would feature updated game mechanics.

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