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I do not game and I do not know much about gaming, bought this game for my sons birthday he was very upset when he realized it did not work. We called Nintendo support and apparently mom bought a European game with out realizing it was from UK amazon even if I did see that I wouldn’t have known that they aren’t all the same game. Just make sure you are buying for your country lol
While this game is undeniably fun at first, if you're not a big fan of the Zelda franchise or the open world RPG genre, you will get bored of this game quite easily. It's definitely a good game, but it's not a good Zelda game to be your first. For that, I would recommend A Link Between Worlds.
It seems that they have basically polished the N64 version and ported it to 3DS, as it's more of a port than a remake.
It also appears that many people are blinded by nostalgia. The controls in this game can be very slow, and the story is fragmented in that you learn a little bit of the main quest, then get side-tracked with lots of other activities and then (in my case) end up forgetting where you were meant to go to progress the main quest. This brings me to my other main criticism; there isn't clear guidance as to where you're meant to go next or where anything is at all, really. This is something they could have implemented in a remake. You can always look up guides online, but this detracts from the enjoyment of the game.
Further to these points, I found a lot of the game quite monotonous and arduous, such as a lot of the puzzles and collecting items. Many puzzles involve banal tasks such as lighting a fire, pushing a block, or playing a tune on the Ocarina. This can be standard for Zelda games, but I don't remember A Link To The Past being this much of a chore to play.
Overall, you might be better off saving your money or getting it pre-owned etc. as I don't feel it's worth paying a high price for a game that's merely a polished gem of nearly 20 years and has not aged very well in some places.