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The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Using the Map

Vincent Lau

Now where were we going again? Actually, scratch that, where are we? There’s nothing more embarrassing than getting lost in the middle of a grand adventure. Reduce your chance of getting lost by referring to the bottom screen, which handily displays the map.

When you’re strolling outside in Hyrule, you will see the map of Hyrule. Link’s position will be indicated by a little Link-shaped face and a red cross (or multiple) may be marked on the map, indicating where you must go next to progress the game.

Saw something interesting you can’t obtain yet? Use a pin to mark its location!

Touch the magnifying glass icon in the top-left corner to zoom in and out of the map. While zoomed into the map, you can drag the stylus on the map to change your viewpoint.

With the stylus, you can move a red pin from the left and place it anywhere on the map to identify a point of interest, such as an unreachable item.

Up to 20 pins can be placed on the map; touch a pin on the map to change its colour or remove it. Later, a Maimai icon will be added to the left side–touch this to dislay the number of remaining Maimai in each zone.

Enter a dungeon and the bottom screen will display the dungeon map instead. The basic map functions remain unchanged–you can still zoom in and out and move the map around. However you can’t use the pin function or Maimai function (because there aren’t any Maimai in dungeons).

As dungeons have multiple floors, you can select which floor to view by touching the floor buttons on the left. Also, once you’ve obtained the dungeon’s Compass, unopened chests and doors will be displayed on the map.

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    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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