Zelda: A Link To The Past's 30th Anniversary | All Things Nintendo

by Brian Shea on Apr 22, 2022 at 03:00 PM

This week on All Things Nintendo, Brian is joined by Game Informer's Daniel Tack to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The two talk about its development, its legacy, why the game is considered such a masterpiece, and their own personal experiences with the title. Before that, they break down news including Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Sonic Origins, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, and... Crazy Taxi/Jet Set Radio? The show wraps up with a huge Definitive Ranking topic and Dan's eShop Gem of the Week, as well as some personal news from Dan.

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00:00:00 – Introduction
00:00:57 – First Nintendo Game/Favorite Nintendo Game
00:04:33 – Pokémon Diamond & Pearl Anniversary
00:05:40 – Dan's Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Scarlet & Violet Thoughts
00:09:13 – NLRB Complaint Filed Against Nintendo of America
00:11:43 – Xenoblade Chronicles 3 New Release Date
00:17:22 – Shin Megami Tensei V Sells 1 Million Copies
00:20:51 – Sega Reportedly Rebooting Dreamcast Series
00:24:15 – Sonic Origins Details and Release Date
00:26:04 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Cowabunga Collection Special Edition
00:30:08 – Zelda: A Link to the Past Retrospective
01:09:39 – Definitive Ranking: SNES Games
01:20:56 – eShop Gem of the Week: Dungeon Encounters
01:24:49 – Personal News from Dan

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The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past

Switch, Wii U, Wii, 3DS, SNES
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January 22, 2007 (Wii), 
January 30, 2014 (Wii U), 
April 14, 2016 (3DS), 
September 5, 2019 (Switch)
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Daniel Tack contributed to this article.