Some things never change in The Legend of Zelda: heart pieces, treasure chests, sword and shield are standard. But the “overworld,” the land (or sea) that connects the various dungeons and villages of Hyrule, is always new. In The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, the overworld is the exact same overworld from A Link to the Past — right down to the trees and buildings.
This makes sense, since A Link Between Worlds was previously known as ‘A Link to the Past 2,’ and it is a direct sequel to the 1992 Super NES game. If A Link to the Past is your favorite game of all time, or even in your top 100, you’ll probably be happy to know the 1992 version of Hyrule’s overworld has been redone in 3D graphics and then left relatively untouched.