The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening/DX

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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

North American Box Art

Developer Nintendo
Publisher Nintendo
Platform Game Boy, Game Boy Color
Release Date(s) 1993 (Game Boy), 1998 (Game Boy Color)
Genre Action-Adventure
Rating (E) Everyone, 3+

Link's Awakening was the first GameBoy Zelda game ever made. Released in 1993, as well as holding the title for the first licensed portable Legend of Zelda game, it told the story of Link's adventure to Koholint Island and the hardships he faced to awaken the legendary Wind Fish in order to get back home. The game was later re-released as Link's Awakening DX five years later for the GameBoy Color. The game was the same as the original Link's Awakening, except it featured color, fully utilizing the Gameboy Color's color abilities with a new color palette (the original GameBoy games were in monochrome/black and white) and a brand new Color Dungeon, which gave players an upgrade at the end which either gave them more offense or more defense. There were also abilities to use the Game Boy Color's Color Printer.


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Though you fulfilled the Hylian prophecy of the Legendary Hero and destroyed the evil tyrant Ganon, the land of Hyrule enjoyed only a precarious peace. "Who knows what threats may arise from Ganon's ashes?" the restless people murmured as they knitted their brows and shook their heads. Ever vigilant, you decided to journey away from Hyrule on a quest for enlightenment, in search of wisdom that would make you better able to withstand the next threat to your homeland. Months of difficult travel passed. After a long and fruitful voyage, you breathed deeply the sea's spray from the deck of the ship that carried you home to Hyrule. But your homecoming was not to be. Suddenly a squall struck your ship, and though you valiantly fought the waves, a lightning bolt reduced your ship to splinters. Your world faded to black as you sink into the darkness of the storm-tossed sea with the remains of your craft. But in the cold darkness of the deep, you hear a comforting voice that reminded you of home. It was the voice of Princess Zelda! "You're going to be all right!" the voice said. "What a relief!" 

You opened your eyes to find Princess Zelda standing over you ... or was it?! Actually, it turned out to be a woman named Marin. She explained that you had drifted with the wreckage of your ship to the shores of Koholint Island. This mysterious island was unique for the giant egg which crowned its central mountain. It was said that a mythical creature, the Wind Fish, lay asleep inside the egg. You set out in search of your sword and other gear that might have washed up on the beach with you. As you stood in the surf with your recovered sword, a strange owl suddenly appeared and hooted this riddle: "Awaken the Wind Fish and all will be answered." "What is the Wind Fish?" you wonder...And what did its awakening portend? Your most mysterious adventure yet, following the riddle of the Wind Fish through the uncharted island of Koholint, is about to unfold.

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[edit] Bosses

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