The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Wiki Guide

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VGKAMI’s The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening wiki guide features a complete walkthrough for the main story quest, covers the basic mechanics of the game, as well as lists every item and where to get them—including all collectibles.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening was originally released on June 6, 1993, for the Game Boy. It was later released on the Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Switch. This wiki guide references the Nintendo Switch version.

Link’s Awakening Walkthrough

The Link’s Awakening Walkthrough will give you detailed instructions about how to progress from the very beginning of the game all the way to the end credits and beyond. You’ll get a breakdown of each area that you’ll need to explore in order of when you should visit them. Furthermore, you’ll get information about where and how to find each dungeon in addition to how to conquer their unique challenges. Along the way, you’ll also get tips about the collectibles in each area, though, it is in this wiki guide that you’ll find a full inventory of all equipable items and collectibles.

Link’s Awakening Gameplay Mechanics

Here are some basic guides for using the various mechanics in Link’s Awakening. With new features added since the game’s release on the Game Boy, it’s worth checking out the modern conveniences that work in conjunction with the classic elements.

All Equipable Items in Link’s Awakening

There are 12 equippable items, though you’re not guaranteed to find all of them. Some will require you to perform a series of tasks in order to obtain them. However, the rarest items are worth the effort. Note that Fairy Bottles do not stack are each take up their own slot in Link’s inventory. You can get these items, which you can equip to either your X or Y buttons to use them on command:

All Permanently-equipped Items in Link’s Awakening

In addition to the tools that you can equip to either your X or Y buttons, there are also those that are permanently affixed to Link the moment he picks them up. There are 8 in total, though the only one you start the game with is the green Tunic upon your back, meaning you’ll have to explore to find the others. Furthermore, you’ll be able to upgrade and exchange a few of them.

Link’s Awakening Collectibles

There are a bunch of different items that you can collect, with most being optional. However, gathering them will give you powerful bonuses in various forms. As such, it’s worth seeking these items out, though only after you’ve cleared most of the dungeons. You’ll need many tools that you can only find in dungeons to reach a large number of collectibles. It’s recommended to do your collectible round-up after unlocking all Warp Points but before entering Level 8 – Turtle Rock (the last true dungeon in the game).

Link’s Awakening Tips and Tricks

You’ll uncover tons of secrets in Link’s Awakening if you know where to look. There are also ways you can exploit certain parts of the game to get a leg up on the hostile environment. These are sometimes easy to miss, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for cracks in walls and staircases hidden beneath shrubs.