I don't throw the word 'hero' around very often. But The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is a damned hero.
For my money, it's the best game in the Zelda catalog. I love the combat, the graphics, the music, the items, the world, the exploration. I love it. I hate the boulders on Death Mountain, but I even love Death Mountain.
We talked about A Link to the Past back on episode 3 of the show, but we had no idea what we were doing back then. We still don't, but we have more listeners now and everyone should love this game. Bradley McCue gave me a ring on the ol' Batphone, and we spent an hour blowing smoke right up Link's ass this week.
And as always, before the game talk, it's the fabled 'Remember The Game?' intro! I talk about games that end with cliff-hangers, what video game character can eat the most hot dogs, should Game of the Year awards wait until January, and more!
We also have another ripping edition of 'Play One, Remake One, Erase One'. This week, sticking with the theme of Zelda, it's the 'old Zelda games that aren't Ocarina of Time' edition, starring original Legend of Zelda, Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
If you want to skip to something specific, here's where to go:
0:00 - 1:45 Intro
1:45 - 7:21 Initial self-indulgent rambling
7:21 - 17:08 'Blowing In The Cartridge' (Listener comments & questions, and Letter Time!)
17:08 - 28:09 'Play One. Remake One. Erase One.'
28:09 - 32:43 A copy of Super Mario Bros 3 sold for $156,000!?
32:43 - 33:45 What have I been playing?
33:45 - 36:35 Listener's 'Link to the Past' Memories
36:35 + The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Talk!
Enjoy the podcast!