I recently finished The Legend of Zelda: A Link To the Past. It was an amazing roller coaster ride from start to finish. Even though I had to resort to walkthroughs on a constant basis, it was still a rewarding experience in top form. Overall, the difficulty was minimal, but the fun factor was extremely high and full of brilliant events. It had bright moments and it had dark moments. It had joy and it had despair. The story was solid, the graphics were amazing, and the gameplay mechanics were spot on. I think it is a perfect video game in every sense, equally as impressive as Super Metroid.
Having only beaten the original Legend of Zelda when I was a kid, this is my second Zelda game to complete. Ocarina of Time for the N64 is next on my Zelda agenda. I hope the company Analogue makes an N64 in the same vein as the Super NT.
I completed this and Super Metroid this year; two games that, as a Gamer, should be enjoyed by all who enjoy the 8 and 16 Bit era. That should go without saying, but I'm not sure why I waited this long to enjoy these two amazing Classic Masterpieces. They are two of the best video games I've ever played, in all respects.
Playing them on a 54" Panasonic Plasma screen, with a Super NT in 1080p, rendered in fullscreen, with all the brilliant color and crispness afforded by that technology, is unmatched by any other setup I've witnessed. CRT setups don't even come close... I never thought I'd admit that. I always held dear to the idea that nothing could surpass playing these old games on a quality CRT in Composite, but now that I've seen what can be done with these newer FPGA based systems in HDMI; I am a firm believer that old games when properly rendered in a widescreen resolution, can be stunning and without comprimises.
2018 is an exciting time to be experiencing the 8 and 16 Bit era of games and I'm loving every minute of it!