I love Zelda games, let’s get that straight at the beginning. Link To The Past on the SNES is possibly a favourite so when I heard there was a new Zelda 3DS game I was more than a little excited. However, I was less enthusiastic about its reuse of old maps from the SNES classic. I was a little worried that this just a way to reuse that game with a few twists.
However, I found that my fears were unwarranted. As I started playing The Legend of Zelda Link Between Worlds I discovered a fully fledged new experience. It makes use of Link to the Past for art style and inspiration but not for content.
The game plays almost perfectly on the Nintendo 3DS and seems to have been aimed at the slightly more casual audience on Nintendo’s handhelds. Whereas my kids (and me at times) used to get stuck and need some online assistance with Zelda games, here I found that they could progress at a steady pace without intervention.