Originally released way back in 1993 for the good old Game Boy, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening has always been a little bit of a curio in the history of the long-running Zelda franchise. Originally planned as a straight-up port of the Super Nintendo’s monstrously successful A Link To The Past, this very first portable Zelda...
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Guides
All 50 secret seashells, ordered by when they are first made available to you
Use our guide to find all 50 secret seashells hidden on Koholint Island in the Nintendo Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. We’ve produced a map and detailed instructions for each seashell, and we’ve also attempted to number them in the order that...
Find all the Heart Pieces, Secret Seashells and more
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is one of the most beloved entries in the entire series, despite the fact that it made its debut on one of the most technically humble pieces of Nintendo hardware: the Game Boy. Since then, it has been reborn on the Game Boy Color, but it is the Switch remake
All the Zelda games ranked
What are the best Zelda games? Ranking The Legend of Zelda series is one heck of an undertaking. Bar a couple of exceptions, each entry is pretty much a classic, with even the 'lesser' ones still being really rather good. Many remain fixed as among the very best games on the consoles that parented them, so ranking them is...
All 32 heart pieces and the final heart container
Having trouble hunting down the heart pieces in the Nintendo Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening? We’ve got you covered with a map and full solution for each one, with an indication of the tools required and when they become available to you. Also featured: where to find the...
Plus: Locating the Frog’s Song of Soul and Reviving Poultry
With six dungeons looted for their instruments and Link upgrading his power bracelet in part seven of our guide, we’re closing in on the Link’s Awakening endgame. In part seven, we will gather songs and allies necessary for accessing the tower in the Eastern Tal Tal Mountain Range,...
We’ve got the leaves. We’ve got the secrets. We’ve got the key to another cave.
In part three of our guide to Zelda: Link’s Awakening, we saw Link continue his decades-long vendetta against all forms of pottery (thanks to a fabulous new power bracelet), though not before he’d taken a chain chomp for a pleasant walk. In part four, we’ll...
Also: That Time Link Helped a Goat Catfish a Legendary Game Developer
In an eventful part five, Link travelled to the Yarna Desert and Angler’s Tunnel, emerging with the Flippers that will allow him to swim in Koholint’s many rivers and lakes. Plunging into part six, we’ll be progressing the Trading Quest nearly to its conclusion, before...
The Trading Sequence Concludes and Link Learns the Secrets of Koholint Island
Chaperoning a pink ghost back to its grave, delivering letters for goats and getting his hands on the hookshot: Link had an eventful Part Six. In Part Seven, we’ll finally get the Magnifying Glass and Boomerang, before glimpsing the truth of Koholint Island in the...
Animal Village! Dream Shrine! Wake Up a Walrus! Goo Goo G'joob!
Previously in our guide to Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Link earned himself some fresh new kicks (the Pegasus Boots) and dashed through the Key Cavern. Part five will see him seeking out Yarna Desert, serenading a sleeping Walrus, and entering the Angler’s Tunnel to deliver cold steel...
Rescue a razor-toothed, oddly spherical dog and try not to bottle it in dungeon number two
In our last guide, we left Link as he emerged triumphantly from the Tail Cave with the Full Moon Cello and Roc’s Feather, a magical item that has gifted him the rare and wonderful ability to… err, jump. In part three of his continuing adventures, we deal...
Throw Magic Powder at Forest Animals and Venture into Link’s Awakening’s first dungeon
In part two of our guide to Zelda: Link’s Awakening, we journey into the Mysterious Forest to locate the key to Tail Cave and explore the game’s first dungeon. The Mysterious Forest Walkthrough: The Mysterious Forest: Retrieving The Key To The First...
Lost on Koholint Island? Read our in-progress walkthrough to the classic Zelda game
With the release of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening on Nintendo Switch, Zelda remake powerhouse Grezzo has returned to the series’ first portable outing, allowing a new generation to experience this charming adventure for the first time. Whether you...
About The Game
Link has washed ashore on a mysterious island with strange and colorful inhabitants.
To escape the island, Link must collect magical instruments across the land and awaken the Wind Fish. Explore a reimagined Koholint Island that’s been faithfully rebuilt in a brand-new art style that will entice fans and newcomers alike. Battle enemies as you conquer numerous dungeons and uncover the hidden secrets of the island. Encounter Super Mario enemies like Goombas, Piranha Plants, and more, and interact with unique locals who help Link on his adventure.
As you clear dungeons throughout the main story, earn dungeon rooms (Chambers), then arrange them into custom layouts in the all-new Chamber Dungeon. Place your dungeon entrance, Nightmare room, and everything in between as you try to fulfill objectives and play through a new dungeon. Tap compatible amiibo figures to earn more Chambers and and additional Chambers throughout the game in updated mini-games, such as the river rapids, trendy game, and fishing.
- As Link, explore a reimagined Koholint Island and collect instruments to awaken the Wind Fish to find a way home
- Explore numerous dungeons, riddled with tricks, traps, and enemies, including some from the Super Mario series
- Meet and interact with unique locals to get help on your adventure
- Listen to a reawakened soundtrack that helps bring life to Koholint Island
- Earn Chambers (Dungeon Rooms) and arrange them to complete objectives in the all-new Chamber Dungeon.
- Complete dungeons throughout the story to earn their rooms for the Chamber Dungeon.
- Earn additional chambers in mini-games and by tapping any amiibo figure featuring a Legend of Zelda character.