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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Accessibility Report

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past offers 1 accessibility feature in the Navigation area to aid enjoyment of the game for different players. This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is an adventure game in a long "Zelda" series. Like the other games, you play Link, who must defeat an evil force in the land of Hyrule. You do this by exploring the world, killing spawning enemies and finding a series of dungeons each of which pose a challenge and a puzzle solved the use of a specific new item of equipment (hook shot, boomerang, bow and arrow).

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 21/11/1991

Platforms: Switch, Wii and Wii U

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Puzzle

Accessibility: 1 feature

Developer: @Nintendo

Players: This is a single player game

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past has no accessibility features for Difficulty which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck. The following games are similar to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past has no accessibility features for Getting Started which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing. The following games are similar to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but offer accessibility features for Getting Started:

ReadingReading

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past has no accessibility features for Reading which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose. The following games are similar to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but offer accessibility features for Reading:

NavigationNavigation

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past has 1 accessibility feature for Navigation which deals with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces.

Head-Up Display

Game Map: View a map of the game world during play, with the landscape, points of interest and missions highlighted throughout the entire game. This enables the orientation of the player and the world, confirming a direction of movement and the location of destinations or points of exploration.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Navigation

If you want to play The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but it doesn't offer the Navigation accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Navigation accessibility:

ControlsControls

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past has no accessibility features for Controls which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs. The following games are similar to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but offer accessibility features for Controls:

VisualVisual

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past has no accessibility features for Visual which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game. The following games are similar to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past has no accessibility features for Audio which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see. The following games are similar to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but offer accessibility features for Audio:

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
 
Nintendo Wii
The Wii has a few helpful settings, like disable rumble, but you have to use gesture controls for most games and the system menu.
 
Nintendo Wii U
The Wii U has some limited settings, such as disabling rumble and selecting mono audio.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

Accessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors @GeekDadGamer



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