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Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

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Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

BASIC CONTROLS (A LINK TO THE PAST)
Control Pad Move the Cursor. Walk (Press up, down, left, right ot diagonally on the Control Pad to move in any of eight directions). Push (Face a block or statue and press the Control Pad toward it to push. Jump Down (When there is a ledge outdoors or in a dungeon, you can jump down if nothing blocks your way. Press and hold the Control Pad toward the ledge to jump down it).
A Button Use an Item. (Press the A Button to use the item that is currently set to it). Open Chests (Stand below a chest and press the A Button to open it. You can't open chests if you're standing behind them or to the left or right). Speak (Speak to the character directly in front of you). Confirm Decisions. Open a Chest.
B Button Swing Your Sword (Press the B Button to swing your sword). Cancel Selections. Whirling Blade Technique (Press and hold the B Button to gether power in your sword, then release the button to unleash a powerful whirling attack that cuts down all foes near you).
L Button Display the Map Screen. Press again to display Full Map of Hyrule. (Switch between Area Map and Full Map by pressing the R Button)
R Button Action. Speak/Read. Lift and Throw (press once to lift clumps of grass and other objects, and press again to throw). Open a Chest. Grab and Pull an object (Press R to grab, and then use Control Pad to pull and tug). Once you have the Pegasus Shoes, press and hold to run. Once you have found Zora's Flippers, you can press to swim and press the B Button to submerge briefly.

BASIC CONTROLS (FOUR SWORDS)
Control Pad Move the Cursor. Walk (Press up, down, left, right ot diagonally on the Control Pad to move in any of eight directions). Push (Face a block or statue and press the Control Pad toward it to push. Jump Down (When there is a ledge outdoors or in a dungeon, you can jump down if nothing blocks your way. Press and hold the Control Pad toward the ledge to jump down it).
A Button Use an Item. (Press the A Button to use the item that is currently set to it). Open Chests (Stand below a chest and press the A Button to open it. You can't open chests if you're standing behind them or to the left or right). Speak (Speak to the character directly in front of you). Confirm Decisions. Open a Treaure Chest. Swim (Press B Button to dive for a short time).
B Button Swing Your Sword (Press the B Button to swing your sword). Cancel Selections. Whirling Blade Technique (Press and hold the B Button to gether power in your sword, then release the button to unleash a powerful whirling attack that cuts down all foes near you).
L Button Display the Map Screen
R Button Grab / Lift / Pull / Throw