Best Wii U Virtual Console Games

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

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Originally released: 1991
Price: £5.49

It’s amazing how many of the SNES’ truly seminal works were released early in the console’s lifespan.

Take Link to the Past – it arrived not long after the machine launched in Japan, and remains to this day an almost flawless example of the action RPG genre.

The top-down perspective might be familiar to those who played through the NES original, but Nintendo has augmented the experience with a massive overworld to explore, endless characters to interact with and a twist which turns the world of Hyrule upside down, massively expanding the scope of your noble quest.

The recent 3DS sequel A Link Between Worlds is as good, if not better – but Link to the Past remains utterly essential.

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