The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Mother Maimai

By
Vincent Lau

Head to Lake Hylia (one screen right and one screen down from Link’s House). From the north side of the lake, head right and bomb the cracked wall to find a cave. Inside is a creature called Mother Maimai, who wants Link to find her 100 lost children. Agree to her cause and Link will receive the Maimai Map . Touch the Maimai icon on the bottom screen to indicate how many Maimais (Mother Maimai’s lost children) have yet to be found in an area.

Furthermore, you can now find Maimais everywhere (but not in dungeons). Some of them are visible–stuck on walls for instance; others are hidden under rocks, bushes, you name it. However all share one thing in common: a distinctive chirping sound when you’re near them. As a general rule of thumb, every screen has at least one Maimai. The Item List at the end of the guide includes a detailed list showing where to find each and every Maimai.

Maimai 1 can be found on the wall right outside her cave. We’re not entirely sure how they managed to escape mind; seeing as the entrance to her cave is blocked up with rocks…

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Each time you return 10 Maimais, you can upgrade one of Link’s items (but not rented items).

  • **Nice Bombs:** Bigger and does more damage.
  • **Nice Bow:** Fire three arrows instead of one.
  • **Nice Sand Rod:** Sand pillars last forever.
  • **Nice Tornado Rod:** Now damages monsters.
  • **Nice Hammer:** Double shockwave range and attack.
  • **Nice Hookshot:** Faster and does damage.
  • **Nice Boomerang:** Can fire up to three at once; faster and flies further.
  • **Nice Ice Rod:** Wider area of attack.
  • **Nice Fire Rod:** Bigger flames.

Collect all 100 Maimai and redeem all 9 item upgrades to be rewarded with the Great Spin attack, which has a larger range than the regular sword spin.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    3DS
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    19 December 2013
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Released in 1992, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, introduced SNES gamers to a whole new story that took place in the kingdom of Hyrule. This handheld sequel, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds continues this tale – while bringing some unique new elements to the fore as well as fully immersive 3D environments.

Inside Version 1.0:

  • The secrets to beating every dungeon (and boss) with incredible ease.
  • Locate all of the hidden items (such as the Pegasus Boots).
  • Find all 24 Heart Pieces (including that annoying Octoball one).
  • Rescue all 100 MaiMai's and your rewards for doing so.
  • Fully upgrade your sword with all four hidden Master Ore pieces.
  • Topple the Treacherous Tower with ease and earn those secret weapons!
  • How to use StreetPass to fight mysterious ShadowLinks!
  • Unlock the game's deepest secrets and Easter Eggs.
  • Screenshots with extra tips to give additional help.

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