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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Equipping Items

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Vincent Lau

There are two type of equippable items–ones that are automatically equipped and ones that must be equipped to the X or Y button before you can use them.

At the bottom of the touch screen, touch the “Gear” tab to display the Gear menu; here, you can view Link’s important possessions, including all the items he’s automatically equipped. Touch the “Item” tab to open the Item menu; here, you can view Link’s adventuring gadgets, which must be equipped manually.

In the Item menu, you can use the stylus to drag the items around and swap their positions around. Drag an item onto the right-hand box with “Y” in its corner to equip it to the Y button. You can also use the circle pad to highlight the item and then press Y to do the same thing. With the item equipped to the Y button, Link will use that item whenever you press the Y button. Later, you can equip items to the X button as well–the method of equipping is exactly the same.

When the bottom screen is displaying the map, touch the items on the right-hand side to trigger “Quick Equip”. A scroll bar will appear on the right side of the bottom screen and a list of items will appear on the right side of the top screen. Touch the arrows on the scroll bar to select an item.

Once you’ve chosen the correct item for the job, touch the button to the left of the scroll bar that says “Select” to confirm your selection. In the Item menu, touch the arrow in the bottom-left corner and drag it to restrict the items that appear during Quick Equip.

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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