Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Nintendo Game Boy, 1993) - Japanese Version
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|Link makes his anticipated Game Boy debut in this four-megabit cartridge, which closely follows the visual style introduced in 1992's Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The story picks up after the conclusion of the Super NES game, which has young Link venturing across the sea to continue his training as Hyrule's greatest champion. After a tumultuous storm, Link finds himself shipwrecked on a mysterious island named Koholint. A talking owl tells Link that he needs to awaken a creature called the Wind Fish if he wants to return home. Yet in order to do this, the elfin hero must collect eight musical instruments scattered across the island. The catch? Each instrument is hidden inside a trap-filled cave guarded by entities known as Nightmares.|
Link has learned some new moves for his first handheld adventure, including the ability to jump and attack at the same time, and the ability to move his shield to block attacks or to push enemies. Familiar items such as the sword, bow, bomb, hookshot, and magic powder are joined by a number of new tools, such as an acorn, wand, fins, and magical keys. Explore the island's vast overworld to discover an assortment of characters, quests, secrets, and challenges before venturing into each maze-like dungeon in search of the eight musical instruments. Engage in whimsical mini-games, from fishing to treasure hunting with a crane, and save your progress in up to three games to the battery-backed cartridge.
|Game||Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening|
|Platform||Nintendo Game Boy|
|Number of Players||1|
|Game Special Features|
|Game Series||The Legend of Zelda Series|
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- dragonduelistgi...Aug 22, 2010by
A Staple for any Classic Collector
Link's Awakening by far is the most memorable Zelda game released on Handheld. Even after all these years, the game is still very playable and enjoyable even for those who aren't just re-playing it for the sentimental value. The characters and environment draw you in as you explore the concept of a strange, yet familiar dream world... the concept is original and engaging. The mechanics are advanced for the game's time, which is why it and titles like Ocarina of Time are still extremely playable to this date. You have an inventory of items you collect over time doing quests and exploring the vast, mysterious island of Koholit. Anyone who likes a simple RPG adventure will love this.
There are a few glitches here and there that were cleaned up on the DX re-release, but honestly I prefer the original because of this reason. The bugs you can cause are quite entertaining.
Another masterpiece on Nintendo's behalf.Read full review
- john.gaminMar 20, 2015by
It's oldschool Zelda at its finest. Guess I have to look around and buy them all haha A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
- andreag85323May 9, 2014by
Old gameboy game still entertaining
I can't really compare as I don't actually play games. As far as I know it worked and my kid was happy and plays with it all the time on his Gameboy.
- r3cl41m3r1May 7, 2013by
When playing this on the GBC, sprites are green, while everything else is green.
Still, great game.
- rockmissjessSep 13, 2012by
This game is awesome!
This was my favorite game when i was younger its challenging and fun and ive never played it in color before that just makes the game all that more exciting to me.. I rate this game 5 Star!