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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993)

Zeruda no densetsu: Yume o miru shima (original title)
The ship in which Link travels back to Hyrule is destroyed in a storm. He awakens on a strange island, where he will find a new enemy and some new friends.

Directors:

Takashi Tezuka, Yoshinori Tsuchiyama (as Yosinori Tutiyama)

Writers:

Kensuke Tanabe (script), Nobuo Matsumiya (script) | 8 more credits »
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Link, after battling the evil in Hyrule, sets off in a ship for a journey. His ship is caught in a terrible storm and he is shipwrecked on a mysterious island. Evil once again finds Link, and he is forced to battle his way through the dungeons of Koholint Island. Replacing Princess Zelda as the maiden in this episode is Marin, a native island girl. Once Link defeats all the mini-dungeons, he sets forth for the final boss of the game, and then he learns the truth about Koholint. Written by Mike McCue

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Help Link unravel the mystery of Koholint Island in this Game Boy(TM) Color masterpiece! (Virtual Console) See more »


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Trivia

Mamu, the frog-like performer that teaches you the third song, is actually Wart from Super Mario Bros 2. See more »

Quotes

Cukeman: It can display millions of polygons!
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Alternate Versions

American version is edited for content. In the original Japanese version, the game is set in a limbo between the world of life and death - the American version edits this so it seems like it is simply a dream sequence. Likewise, two instances of implied nudity - a mermaid losing her seashell top, and a hippo girl serving as a nude model, are edited. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Totaka's Song
(uncredited)
Written by Kazumi Totaka
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Z. Z. Za. Zelda! Game Boy!
6 January 2006 | by CivicV8See all my reviews

Very big adventure game on a small hand-held system, which is great, because your hands will be glued to the hand-held for some couple of days at a time. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening brings you so much to your hands. Starting from the beginning of the story when Link's boat crashed, you must work your way up to finding a sword and go out on a long adventure.

I remember when a friend from High School introduced this game to me. The day I played Zelda on Game Boy, I had to buy new batteries every other day, refusing to put the Game Boy aside for once. The Legend of Zelda on Game Boy was one fun experience I will never forget.

Gameplay- 8/10 Sound- 10/10; Those lovely melodies will make you remember!!! Funfactor- 9/10


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Japanese | English

Release Date:

August 1993 (USA) See more »

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1.17 : 1
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