The History Of The Greatest Game Ever Made

Alright. So maybe my headline is drenched ever-so-slightly in hyperbole. And maybe the fact that Zelda: A Link to the Past is the greatest game of all time is merely a subjective opinion to which I subscribe, but this incredible document, unearthed by GlitterBerri, features interviews with key members of the Zelda development team (including Miyamoto) and is a genuinely intriguing piece of history.

The best part about the interview is the fact that the team have been interviewed directly after development - and are almost blissfully unaware of the impact their newly complete game is about to have. There's a weird, colossal naivete surrounding the entire interview as a result - and its strangely ironic reading the interview now, decades after a Link to the Past's release.

You get a sense, however, that the team understands what a great achievement A Link to the Past was - even then. Particularly Miyamoto who is fully aware of the huge attention to detail the game required.

It's a fantastic interview, and an absolute must read.


    No your right, Link to the past is the greatest game ever made.

    Its in my top 10 for sure. And the best Zelda game imo by far.

    I really like these "last hours-esque" reads. My favourite would be the one that Geoff Keighley did to accompany the release of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. Pity Gamespot's reformatting has left the page a gross mess of malformed images and obscured passages of text.

    HEY... this post isn't about TIE Fighter.

    What the hell?

    I have a confession... I never finished A Link to the Past. Don't stone me! I'll buy it if it ends up coming out on the 3DS, I promise!

    Also, this was a good read.

    A Link to the Past is indeed one of the greatest games ever made. No discussion.

    A Link to the Past FTW.

    I also never finished LTTP, though I played it a fair bit. It's on the (very long) SNES emulation list.

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