Link to the Past And Link Between Worlds Compared Side By Side

Nintendo tells us that the upcoming “The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds” for the 3DS takes place in the same world as the SNES classic, Legend of Zelda: The Link To The Past, and it certainly looks that way upon first glance.

But given the differences in gameplay and art style, among other things (especially how the concept art recently changed, as Tiny Cartridge first observed), many are naturally curious as to how similar the environments truly are. Turns out, they’re fairly close.

GameXplain decided to find out by directly comparing the Overworlds from both games. This was achieved by painstakingly recreating the preview footage from “A Link Between Worlds” in The Link To The Past, by mimicking all of Link’s movements:

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