Link to the Past (SNES) Part 1 – James & Mike Mondays

Mike Matei / November 21st, 2016

James and Mike play The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for Super Nintendo! Today is the anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past!


  • bud

    November 21, 2016 at 4:18 am

    It’s great that you’re finally getting around to the classics.

  • November 21, 2016 at 4:26 am

    you can just dash into the brothers wall or any wall with a crack that goes in a semi circle

    • Don Skiver

      November 22, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Yep. Protip number 1. Even thought I wasn’t the original to say it…I’m going to reiterate it anyway. Pegasus walls that you can shoulder bash through look like “mushrooms” or semi-circles or something.

  • Weldin Dunn

    November 21, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Fuck. Yes. I’m totally watching this when I get home.

    • Weldin Dunn

      November 21, 2016 at 7:48 am

      And you know now that you must do Super Metroid.

  • Grace Richard

    November 21, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Playing LINK TO THE PAST was one of the best part of my childhood. To see the joy on peoples faces when they play this game just warms my heart. Thank you for being awesome!

  • Fred . Fuchs

    November 21, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Mixed opinions on Majora’s Mask? It’s pure masterpiece.

  • November 21, 2016 at 10:58 am

    The Legend of Zelda A link to the past. A SNES masterpiece and a must in any video game history course. You guys should play Metroid Prime on Gamecube and then try it on the Wii Metroid Prime trilogy and comapre the regular controls to the motion controls.

  • Satnav

    November 21, 2016 at 11:18 am

    To be a nitpicky nerd, Mike, Lord of the Rings and Tolkein’s work in general was based more on Norse and Germanic mythology than the likes of Grimm’s.

    But yeah–I think as far as pre-3D retrogaming goes, SNES was the pinnacle, with stuff like this and Super Metroid. The original Legend of Zelda was great for it’s time, but if you’re not familiar with it now, it feels kinda directionless and confusing. Same with the original Metroid. Then you take games like this one, and Super Metroid, and they raised that standard even higher, and arguably have aged much better for it.

  • November 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Miyamoto didn’t invent all that on himself y’know? Tezuka had sooo much to do with ot, but he’s so overshadowed and underappreciated. Smb3 is pretty much all of his work. It’s like how Stan Lee takes all the spotlight from Steve Dikto and Jack Kirby.

    • November 21, 2016 at 9:44 pm

      It’s true that ‘favorite’ is often about nostalgia. But as a counter-argument for myself at least, I can say A Link Between World might be my favorite zelda ever. And I mean, Link’s awakening and Alttp is certainly childhood happiness to me still. Or how Gun Hazard on snes is now my favorite snes game, despite even being such a great nerd for super metroid and beating it hundreds of times. So maybe quality in videogames just went down a bit, more mainstream, appealing to most… but sadly wowing no one.

  • Paulballsftw

    November 21, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    What you said about favorite game it’s really favorite for each system cause it’s just different times of when you played and the memories of the game that make it a fav. I loved Zelda on NES but it wasn’t a favorite but I got more involved with the Link to the Past cause it was just the game that made SNES what it was. Super Mario World was up there too as what made the system as the core games to get when you get the system. I only had like 20-25 games for the NES as well as the SNES and the ones I had were pretty much core games. The systems now don’t really have core games just games and people will pick what they are into. Right now for the Playstations I got into loving the Uncharted series. They have a cool story and it’s just fun to play. For PC my favorite was Return to Castle Wolfenstein. I just loved that game. Like I said I never had really just one favorite but I can see how anyones true favorite can be on the NES or SNES cause it was a relaxing time when playing and had a new fresh look at the time over Atari games. There is a lot of SNES games that now just look like classic games. I can’t wait till they do a mini SNES with 30 games. I wish the NES mini had 100 games. There is still many missing that were core games that I remember.

  • Bryce Neuner

    November 21, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    My absolute favorite game for the Super Nintendo. Growing up I loved everything about The Legend of Zelda. Every year I would put Link’s sword at the top of my Christmas list. One year my Mom sewed me a home made Link tunic and cap, while my Dad cut out the magical sword, shield, and Triforce pieces out of wood. Then they painted and glossed them and had me go on a scavenger hunt around our house to find them all on Christmas morning. Every time I found something I held it over my head just like Link. That was the best Christmas of my childhood. I also had a Zelda themed Birthday Party the following year to top it all off.

  • November 21, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I’d love for you guys to review breath of fire snes

    • November 21, 2016 at 9:46 pm

      Breath of fire! That’s the game I was looking for. I mistook it for Lufia II, which I’m playing rght now. Still awesome.

  • Tross

    November 22, 2016 at 12:54 am

    As a Sega kid and then a PlayStation kid, I can’t say I’ve ever truly identified as a Zelda fan, yet I’ve loved every Zelda game I’ve played aside from the NES games, which are the only ones that I don’t think have much appeal for new fans due to their archaic nature. That said, many long running series have early entries that feel archaic and are much newer than Zelda, and I think the series is great even for newcomers from SNES forward. Granted, I haven’t played this particular game but I do think I’ll like it if I do. I enjoyed the Oracle games for Gameboy Color just fine. If you game for many years that span into decades choosing one favourite can be difficult, and childhood nostalgia does often play a part in that so I don’t judge younger gamers who identify with more modern titles as those games released at a time that left an impression on them.

  • skwij

    November 22, 2016 at 9:21 am

    It’s cool to see you guys playing this one! Thanks!

  • November 22, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Just got around to finishing this a few weeks back, and man if i didnt have shit online there was stuff i just did not remember …was so much easier as a kid thats for sure

  • November 22, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    FINALLY. It’s been new age shit for weeks now

  • DMM_poo

    November 25, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    I love the PS4 Pro, because it allows me to buy a 1TB regular PS4 for a really good price since people are selling their old PS4s and upgrading to the Pro (and putting the 1TB hard drives from their new Pro into the PS4 they’re selling). Now I’ve got an XBox One S hooked up to my 4K television and I can enjoy both consoles.

  • ssokolow

    November 29, 2016 at 3:34 am

    “Ahah… MONDAY! I have been waiting for you!”

    Looks like Agahnim’s also a James & Mike fan. 😛

  • December 13, 2016 at 6:09 am

    Ah, yes… The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past – one of the most overrated Super Nintendo games.

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