Fantastic. Just a thoroughly enjoyable game, start to finish. Link to the Past takes everything that made the first Zelda great and amplifies it. The biggest improvement is in the exploration aspect of the game, where I believe the jump to 16 bits is the most important. The first game's map was incredibly same-y, due to the graphical limitations of the NES. This led to exploration that felt fairly arbitrary, like burning one bush that looks exactly the same as every other one. This installment is able to add more nuance to map design in order to make clearer yet still emergent exploratory gameplay. As someone who is often annoyed by dungeons, I found this game's iterations to be nothing but enjoyable. The game rewarded you for finding your own pathways to the end, and the bosses were difficult yet balanced. My only complaint is that the items feel very hit-or-miss, with some greats like the hookshot, and other lame rewards like the staff that creates blocks (lol ok?). I think this is the first Zelda that stands up even by modern standards, almost 30 years later.