- Also Known As
- Zelda no Densetsu: Yume o Miru Shima (Japan)
- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
Game Boy Color
- 15th Dec 1998
- 12th Dec 1998
- 1st Jan 1999
- 7th Jun 2011, $5.99
- 8th Jun 2011, £5.40
- 8th Jun 2011, ¥600
Nintendo Switch Online (Subscription)
- 8th Feb 2023
A Game Boy classic
You wake up on an island; your boat shattered, your sword swept away by the storm that caused the crash. And at first, it almost doesn't seem like a bad thing. The islanders are kind enough (one girl in particular has caught your eye) and Mabe Village is one of the cozier little towns you've visited. The cozy feeling doesn't last...
Yes, we want this
Despite the significant strides the Legend of Zelda franchise has made over the years in terms of sheer graphical fidelity and scope, there's something infinitely charming about the earlier Game Boy titles. Whether it be Link's Awakening or Oracle of Seasons/Ages, the original portable entries to the series introduced unique...
Soapbox features enable our individual writers and contributors to voice their opinions on hot topics and random stuff they've been chewing over. Today, Ollie sits down with the least loved entry in the current Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy library and finds an odd, twisted version of a game he loves... Alone in the Dark: The New...
Jon compares the past to the present
New Pokémon Snap is recreating the past of Pokémon Snap with the help of the Instax Mini Link. Yes, in case you missed it, Fujifilm's smartphone printer is now compatible with the Switch - allowing you to print out photos from all of your games. If you're still unsure about whether this device is worth forking...
What's reality anyway?
To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, we're running a series of features looking at a specific aspect — a theme, character, mechanic, location, memory or something else entirely — from each of the mainline Zelda games. Today, Stu gets all dreamy about one of his favourite entries in the franchise...
Plus some of the most popular 3DS themes
The latest batch of My Nintendo game discounts for Europe has now gone live, giving players the usual chance to grab a handful of games at reduced prices. There are some pretty big names on the list this time around, with major Mario, Zelda and Animal Crossing games all available at discounted rates. As...
For SNES games and much more
Following on from those "massive" Nintendo leaks earlier this year, it has now reportedly happened again. Alleged prototype versions of classic Super Nintendo titles such as Yoshi's Island, Super Mario Kart, and
Just £2.69 / 2.99€
If you enjoyed the recent The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake on Switch and wanted to get a taste of the original material, the European My Nintendo rewards scheme currently has the perfect deal for you. Right now, you can go ahead and download The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX on 3DS for just £2.69 / 2.99€...
From "HELLO!" to "YAHOO!" Professional translator Clyde Mandelin has shed light on a single word that has been repeatedly changed over the years in The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. The 1998 DX version of the title features an old lady in it, who says "YAHOO!" throughout the course of the game. This line was supposedly changed by...
A remake on Switch, you say?
Welcome to round number 9 of Box Art Brawl, the series where box art variants from different regions go through a rigorous training montage before cracking their knuckles and duking it out under the watchful eyes of you lovely people. Last week Michael Biehn made a very much uncredited appearance on the three covers of...
Wielding the Remaster Sword
From the moment of its first reveal the Switch remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening captured Zelda fans’ attention with its eye-catching diorama aesthetic and reimagining of a classic. The Game Boy original transposed the top-down style of A Link to the Past on Su
Journey to Koholint Island in beautiful colour!
Link's latest challenge is set on the mysterious Koholint Island, a place where dreams and reality collide. As a castaway, Link must find a way to escape from the island and return to his beloved homeland of Hyrule. This will not be an easy task.
The island's inhabitants have no knowledge of the outside world. One creature, a talking owl, may know the solution to Link's dilemma. Link must first tackle eight dungeons full of treacherous monsters and tricky traps. His goal: find the eight Instruments of the Sirens and awaken the omnipotent Wind Fish which rules the island.