The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is a I game remember fondly from my childhood. Back in 2004 my family had an old Super Nintendo, and both Zelda and Super Mario All Stars where the first games I played in my life, but Zelda always stood out to me more. It seemed more mysterious and open, I guess.
English is not my native tongue, and these games where in English, so most of the progress made was pure trial and error, but every now and then I would pick up on words, for example how “Life” would probably be something like “vida” or “salud” in Spanish.

Not so long ago I tried to play it once more, and while I now understand every single word that appears on the screen, I do wonder how such a young kid could play such a game at that age. The game is pretty challenging and frustrating at parts. Then again, this is a game I probably beat while playing months on end, which makes me wonder if I the game slowly but surely helped me develop a higher tolerance to frustration, or if it was just because there was literally nothing else to play apart from too games on the old SNES.

Anyone else have fond memories from this game?

Embarrassingly, I have never actually completed The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on the Super Nintendo, so I do not have a lot of nostalgia for it. However, I did beat The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on the Nintendo 3DS, which was fantastic and highly recommended if you own a 3DS.

By the way, it’s cool that you were able to get through the game despite English not being your first language. It sounds like you learned quite a lot just from playing video games!

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I only owned a Gameboy and I don’t remember many games that I played on it tbh. I don’t think that there were many Zelda games on it. Then again, I was like 8 when I had the Gameboy, lol. I really wanna play all the Zelda games but I only own a PC currently. They look so much fun so I’m considering actually buying a Nintendo console just to play them.

btw, playing games really helped me be better at English as well, lol.