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Intro and Setup

Vincent Lau

Thanks to the wonders of StreetPass, you can swap data with other players who've played A Link Between Worlds and setup StreetPass for it. StreetPass communication constantly occurs in the background while your Nintendo 3DS or 2DS is powered on or in sleep mode (but not during local or online play).

After receiving data from another player, that player’s Shadow Link will appear somewhere in the game world. Seek out the Shadow Link and you can fight him–win to earn the bounty of rupees on his head. The higher the bounty, the tougher the Shadow Link.

To set up StreetPass, speak to Gramps who’s standing in an empty field on the left side of Kakariko Village and choose “Setup” from the menu. The following screen will show Link’s heart count and equipment; what you see here is what other people will see when they fight your Shadow Link. At this point, you can opt to change Link’s items; by default, the items he’ll have will be the ones currently equipped to the X and Y buttons. When you’re ready, go to “OK” to send out your Shadow Link; you can also change the settings afterwards.

Note that your Shadow Link isn’t automatically updated as you play–you will need to speak to Gramps and choose “Setup” again to update.


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  • 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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