Even though it's only been a month or two, it felt like it'd take forever before the Virtual Console got some hefty content. Well, we have it now: the prototypical SNES classic, Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past
. If you haven't heard already, this is really one of Nintendo's greats, made during their golden age. LttP served as the template for all future Zelda titles, and it's a rich, involved adventure in its own right. It might be outdated by Twilight Princess
in most respects, but many Zelda fans still consider the SNES classic to be the penultimate Zelda experience. If you haven't played through it yet, either the original or the GBA port, now is the perfect time. A Link to the Past is a no-brainer for Wii owners everywhere.
Wii-kly Update: Classic Zelda Game Announced for Wii Shop Channel
Today Nintendo adds one of the most popular games in its library of
classics to the Wii(TM) video game system's Wii Shop Channel. The Legend of
Zelda(TM): A Link to the Past(TM) goes live at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Nintendo
adds new games to the channel every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed
Internet connection can redeem Wii Points to download the games. Wii Points
can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets.
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super NES(R), 1 player, 800 Wii
Points): Return to an age of magic and heroes. When an evil magician named
Agahnim begins kidnapping young maidens in Hyrule in a quest to break the
imprisoning seal on Ganon, a young boy named Link is called upon to stop him.
Link must venture into twisting mazes, dungeons, palaces and shadowy forests
as he searches for the maidens and Princess Zelda. Traversing both Light and
Dark Worlds, he must navigate eight dark dungeons, fighting evil enemies and
huge bosses. Help our hero prevent Ganon and Agahnim from shattering Hyrule
The list of downloadable games is updated weekly on Nintendo's Online
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