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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Shane Williams
First Published: 22-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:11 GMT
Version: 1.60 (????) 13-07-2020 / 20:12 GMT

Locating the Stone Beak

Once you've entered the Bottle Grotto head up into the room ahead and light the two torches in the center with your Magic Powder to unlock the door to the right, head through it and kill the enemies there to get a Small Key to drop.

Head north from the first room in the cave and light the torches with your Magic Powder,then head into the room to the right and kill the enemies to get Small Key,now head into the room with the torches and go left through the next door with the Small Key and head up,to find a Chest with a Small Beak inside.

Collect it and head back through the room with the torches and use the Small Key to unlock the left door and proceed through, kill the enemies inside to get the door to the north to unlock and then head through that. Jump across the gap and open the Chest to get the Stone Beak, kill the enemy nearby to unlock the door for you after.

Locating the Compass

Head to the room to the right and interact with the Owl for a clue, then hit the crystal in the middle to open the path down to the bottom of the room,now hit the next crystal to allow you to access the chest, and open it for a Small Key.

With the Small Beak now acquired, head back to the room where you collected the Small Key and then make your way into the next room to the right, use your Sword to hit the Crystal in the center to cause it to glow orange, opening the path to the south of the room for you.

Head down and hit the second Crystal in the room to gain access to the Chest with a Small Key inside. Now head right and jump across the room to the button in the bottom right corner to cause a Chest to spawn with a Small Key, hit the Crystal to change the block formation allowing you to get to the upper section of the room after.

Head right from where you got the previous Small Key and jump across to the button in the corner to spawn a Chest,open it to get another Small Key,then head into the room above and take out the Masked Mimics with a Spin Attack,now head back to the room with the first Crystal and take two lefts into another room with a Mimic, kill it to get the Chest with a Compass.

Enter the room ahead where you'll find two Mask Mimics inside, in order to kill these you'll need to position yourself close to them and do a Spin Attack with your Sword by holding down the A button. After the Mimics have been defeated, head back to where you found the first Crystal and follow the path around to the right and collect another Small Key.

With the Key collected, head into the left room and go through the bottom door, kill the enemy inside to spawn a Chest with the Compass inside.

Mini-Boss: Hinox

Once you've collected the Compass, head back to the room with the two Mimics and then head right into the next room, use the Small Key to open up the door in the top right corner. Speak with the Owl for a clue and then move the two blocks together in the center of the room to reveal a hidden staircase.

In order to defeat Hinox you'll need to keep moving around the arena, keeping out of the way of his grab attack.

Head down the stairs and hop along the moving platforms to help you get to the other side and climb up, after you've spawned quickly hop over into the middle and collecting the hearts along the way and proceed into the next room ahead and take on the Mini-Boss of this dungeon, Hinox.

In order to defeat Hinox you'll need move out of the way of his grab attacks and then hit him, repeat this until he is slain. Be wary while you're dodging his attacks however as the cracked floor will give way if you stand on it for too long.

Locating the Map of the Bottle Grotto

Keep moving the opposite direction of the purple enemy and grab the map out of the Chest.

Once you've defeated the Mini-Boss, exit out of the door on the bottom right and follow the path around into the next room, inside you'll find a Chest with the Map of the Bottle Grotto but in order to get this you'll need move in the opposite direction of where you're being sucked in by the purple enemy in the corner.

Locating the Nightmare Key

With the Map collected head into the room ahead and open another Chest with 20 Rupees inside. Open the door to the left with the Small Key and quickly light the torches with you Magic Powder to kill the enemies which will spawn in a Chest with a Power Bracelet.

Head left from the room where you collected the 20 Rupees and swipe your Sword to get the Ghost to move, quickly light the torches to kill the ghost,and get the Power Bracelet from the Chest.

Note: The Power Braclet will allow you to lift up vases which you can use to open the Chest with 50 Rupees at the begining of the dungeon

Make your way back into the room where you collected the Rupees and remove the vases from behind the Chest to allow you to get through, now head towards the Crystal and hit it once to allow you to get to the other side and hit again to open up the Chest and collect a Small Key, hit the Crystal one last time to allow you to get to the right side of the room.

Once you've destroyed the three vases, hit the crystal to get across and then hit it again to open the chest,and collect the Small Key from inside and hit the crystal one more time to continue to the right,follow the path around and head into the room and move one block towards the rabbit, and another to left,then kill it by throwing a vase over its head, finally, kill the bat and skeleton to get the Nightmare Key to spawn.

Follow the path around and enter the room to the southwest, inside you'll see some blocks, here you'll need to move one down towards the rabbit and another to the left, grab a vase and throw it over the rabbit's head to kill it. Now take out the Bat and Skeleton in this order to get a Chest with the Nightmare Key to spawn.

Exit the room and head through the door to the right and use the vases to take out the rabbits and then use the now accesible ladder to head down. Make your way to left side of the area and grab a vase and step on the platform to allow you to go down and use the ladder to climb up.

Follow the path around and jump across to unlock the door, enter to fight the Nightmare of this dungeon.

Boss: Genie

Head into the room and listen to the dialogue, then hit the bottle when he hides for a moment,move around the arena to dodge his fireballs,now throw the bottle at the wall a few times until it breaks,finally, dodge its big fireball and hit him until he is slain.

In order to defeat the Genie you'll need to dodge his fireballs by circling the arena then wait for him to hide in the bottle and hit it once, now pick up the bottle and launch it at the wall. You'll need to repeat this a few times until the bottle breaks allowing you to finally defeat the Genie.

Locating the Conch Horn

After you've defeated the boss, collect the Heart Container from the ground and enter the now open room, inside will be the Conch Horn.

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    22 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
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  • Guide Author
    Shane Williams

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Help the heroic Link escape from Koholint Island! After being up in caught in a brutal storm Link awakens on a strange island where he'll need to make friends with strangers, explore dark caves, and solve puzzles in order to escape.

The guide for The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening will include all there is to see and do including a walkthrough featuring where to find all Instruments, Piece of Hearts, and Secret Seashells. Including in-depth guidance on how to beat every boss as well as how to complete all dungeons.

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