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The Best Games Period - Episode 22 - A Link to the Past

Jack Gardner



It has been 22 weeks so far and we are only now getting to our first episode dedicated to a Legend of Zelda title! The Nintendo title, released in 1991 for the SNES, is widely regarded as one of the best games of all time and remains at the top of many best lists to this day. Why? What makes the top-down action-adventure of a boy in green saving the world such a pinnacle of video game achievement even a quarter of a century later? How will it stack up for future generations of gamers when the gaming landscape continues to evolve? Jack and Daniel, sans Jeremy this week, discuss this and a whole lot more.


Each week we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative.



Outro music: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 'Unsealed' by CarboHydroM (


Also, last week we ended up recording almost an hour over our usual running time with Elizabeth DeLoria for our Fallout 3 and had to cut them to fit the show into our normal running time. The thing is, those segments were so much fun that we edited those cut segments together into a mini-episode of sorts. That covers a wide variety of topics from Australian ladder licensing to gushing over glitches and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.



You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is (sometimes) available as well, so you can watch what we are talking about while we talk about it! You can also follow the show on Twitter: @BestGamesPeriod


Outro music: Chrono Trigger 'Punk Hairdo Kid' by HyperDuck SoundWorks (


New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday

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+1 for Billy Joel reference. 


Though I dove into Dark Souls III and I wish I might have saved the money AND spent it on something else. I thought I wanted the self-abuse, but should have opted for just poking myself in my eye. Three times. 


In other news I also started Pillars of Eternity. Because I hate my free time. 


Link to the Past is just amazing. Dated or no, I adore it. yay. 

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