Do you play Legend of Zelda or, at least, familiar with the game? The Legend of Zelda is one of Nintendo’s most prized gaming titles. The franchise is also what made Nintendo prominent, alongside Super Mario and Donkey Kong.
Today, we are going to talk about The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. This game is for the Nintendo 3DS and it takes us back to Hyrule once again. It is quite a familiar sight because it is actually the sequel to A Link to the Past.
But, do not worry, the place has the semblance but the actual game and story is far better than that. In fact, fans argue that The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds ousted A Link to the Past as the best Legend of Zelda game.
Anyway, the gameplay is still the same, with a top-down approach and having a stereoscopic 3D graphics. There are new and old mechanics that are present in the game. Some weapons like mallets, bows and arrows, and bombs are still present in the game. With old items come the new ones, too. These items are the Tornado rod and Sand rod.
Now, most of Link’s weapons (such as the ones I mentioned above) are used to be powered by ammunitions. But in the Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, there are no more ammunitions, but rather, it now has a regenerative meter which gradually decreases when Link uses these weapons and it slowly regenerates again when it is not in use.
There is another big change in the way Link acquires weapons. Before, players can just acquire equipment from various enemies and bosses. But now, most of the equipment can now be rented from an NPC named Ravio. Ravio has a weapon shop and you can actually rent a lot of equipment other than weapons.
For a measly low rental fee, you have the power to rent some powerful equipment to help you in combat. Should you die in a tragic death, all of the items will be returned to Ravio and you will have to rent them again if you so desire.
The equipment that you can rent from Ravio can be upgraded by doing something extra. There are creatures hidden around the world of Hyrule called Maiamals. If you collect 10 of them at a time and you return them to their mother, you will be given an opportunity to upgrade one of the equipment you bought (or rented) from Ravio, increasing their stats and functionality.
The story of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds takes place after the events of A Link to the Past. Link was to visit the Kingdom of Hyrule to deliver a sword to the captain of the castle and was the confronted by a Sage. The events then transpired from there, leading Zelda to acquire the services of Ravio to help quash the evil that the Sage was planning.