I’ve never actually finished it...I almost feel like there’s still no game more difficult than it. Every time I try to play it I end up getting 'Game Over' a few too many times and giving up partway through. Certainly after playing the original Zelda for the first time, I didn’t ever think that I wanted to make a game like that...that sense of exploration of the world itself [in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past] was really where I latched on to the series.
Aonuma is also member of a wind orchestra called "The Wind Wakers", named after The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, composed of several Nintendo employees who perform concerts four times a year for other employees of the company. Aonuma plays percussion, including bongos, congas and timpani.