History VideoGame / TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening

20th Apr '16 4:03:03 PM Chariset
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* OffscreenInertia: Tends to hit the ending pretty hard. [[spoiler:Is Link ''still'' floating out there in the ocean??]]



* OneHitKill: Boomerang. Final Boss.
* OneWingedAngel: The final boss pulls a mild version of this, in a last ditch effort to beat Link.

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* OneHitKill: Boomerang. The Boomerang instantly defeats the last form of the Final Boss.
* OneWingedAngel: The final boss pulls a mild version of this, warps through five or six different shapes in a last ditch last-ditch effort to beat Link.Link, with the final one being particularly monstrous.
9th Apr '16 6:06:12 AM TimG5
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* EatingTheEnemy: Upon saving a Bow-Wow in the Moblin Cave, a [[SuperMarioBros Chain Chomp]] {{Expy}}, he'll then be able to devour all enemies including Goponga Flowers blocking Bottle Grotto.
27th Mar '16 11:07:29 PM Inertial_mass
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** Marin actually means [[spoiler: 'sea of sorrow'.]]

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** Interestingly, Marin actually is a double case of this, depending on how you translate it. In French, Marin means [[spoiler: 'sea "queen of sorrow'.]]the sea", hinting at her being a personification of the Wind Fish.]] However, in Hebrew it means [[spoiler: "sea of sorrow."]]
26th Mar '16 4:02:24 PM Sammettik
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* BleakLevel: Face Shrine

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* BleakLevel: Face ShrineShrine.



* BubblegloopSwamp: Goponga Swamp

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* BubblegloopSwamp: Goponga SwampSwamp.



* CaveBehindTheFalls: Angler's Tunnel

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* CaveBehindTheFalls: Angler's TunnelTunnel.



* DownTheDrain: Angler's Tunnel

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* DownTheDrain: Angler's TunnelTunnel.



* LethalLavaLand: Turtle Rock

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* LethalLavaLand: Turtle RockRock.



* TheMaze: Wind Fish's Egg

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* TheMaze: Wind Fish's EggEgg.



* NoobCave: Tail Cave

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* NoobCave: Tail CaveCave.



* PalmtreePanic: Toronbo Shores

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* PalmtreePanic: Toronbo ShoresShores.



* ShiftingSandLand: Yarna Desert

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* ShiftingSandLand: Yarna DesertDesert.



* TempleOfDoom: Face Shrine

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* TempleOfDoom: Face ShrineShrine.
11th Mar '16 3:19:16 PM Silverblade2
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* BigBoosHaunt: Tabahl Wasteland, the Cemetery, and the Color Dungeon



* BleakLevel: Face Shrine



* BubblegloopSwamp: Goponga Swamp



* CaveBehindTheFalls: Angler's Tunnel



* DeathMountain: Tal Tal Mountain Range, Mt. Tamaranch



* DownTheDrain: Angler's Tunnel



* ItsAllUpstairsFromHere: Eagle's Tower



** NotQuiteFlight: The Flying Rooster required to access the seventh dungeon can be picked up with the Power Bracelet to fly pretty much indefinitely, though he doesn't accompany you into the actual dungeon, and he leaves you after it's completed.



* LethalLavaLand: Turtle Rock



* LostWoods: Mysterious Woods



* TheMaze: Wind Fish's Egg



* NoobCave: Tail Cave



* NotQuiteFlight: The Flying Rooster required to access the seventh dungeon can be picked up with the Power Bracelet to fly pretty much indefinitely, though he doesn't accompany you into the actual dungeon, and he leaves you after it's completed.



* PalmtreePanic: Toronbo Shores



* ShiftingSandLand: Yarna Desert



* TempleOfDoom: Face Shrine



* TrickArrow: Equipping both the bow and the bombs allows Link to fire a [[RuleOfCool bomb arrow.]]
** Finally duplicated again [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess nine games later.]]

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* TrickArrow: Equipping both the bow and the bombs allows Link to fire a [[RuleOfCool bomb arrow.]] Finally duplicated again [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess nine games later.]]
** Finally duplicated again [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess nine games later.]]* UndergroundLevel: Bottle Grotto, Key Cavern, Catfish's Maw



* UpdatedRerelease: A GameBoyColor-enhanced version was later released as ''Link's Awakening DX.'' Sadly a victim to {{Bowdlerize}}, see above.
** Now downloadable on the 3DS.

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* UpdatedRerelease: A GameBoyColor-enhanced version was later released as ''Link's Awakening DX.'' Sadly a victim to {{Bowdlerize}}, see above.
**
above. Now downloadable on the 3DS.3DS.
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: [[spoiler:Wind Fish's Egg]]



* VideoGameSettings:
** BigBoosHaunt: Tabahl Wasteland, the Cemetery, and the Color Dungeon
** BleakLevel: Face Shrine
** BonusLevel: Color Dungeon
** BubblegloopSwamp: Goponga Swamp
** CaveBehindTheFalls: Angler's Tunnel
** DeathMountain: Tal Tal Mountain Range, Mt. Tamaranch
** DownTheDrain: Angler's Tunnel
** ItsAllUpstairsFromHere: Eagle's Tower
** LethalLavaLand: Turtle Rock
** LostWoods: Mysterious Woods
** TheMaze: Wind Fish's Egg
** NoobCave: Tail Cave
** PalmtreePanic: Toronbo Shores
** ShiftingSandLand: Yarna Desert
** TempleOfDoom: Face Shrine
** UndergroundLevel: Bottle Grotto, Key Cavern, Catfish's Maw
** TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: [[spoiler:Wind Fish's Egg]]
5th Mar '16 9:32:38 AM N.Harmonik
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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:In a twist on the trope, the dream nature is revealed about halfway into the story and presents it as a moral dilemma. Link can only escape Koholint by waking the Windfish, but in doing so he will erase the island and its inhabitants from existence. This adds a shade of doubt to whether or not Link and ,by extension the player, really is doing the right thing by continuing the quest.]]

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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:In a twist on the trope, the dream nature is revealed about halfway into the story and presents it as a moral dilemma. Link can only escape Koholint by waking the Windfish, but in doing so he will erase the island and its inhabitants from existence. This adds a shade of doubt to whether or not Link and ,by and, by extension the player, really is doing the right thing by continuing the quest.]]



* BittersweetEnding: Link is finally off the island, but [[spoiler: Koholint ceases to exist in reality and Link will never see Marin again (at least in the default ending)]].

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* BittersweetEnding: Link is finally off the island, but [[spoiler: Koholint [[spoiler:Koholint ceases to exist in reality and Link will never see Marin again (at least in the default ending)]].



* DidNotGetTheGirl: Because, like everyone else he meets in the game, she [[spoiler: was a dream]]. Alternatively, in the secret ending she [[spoiler: turns into an angel/seagull and flies away,]] but for obvious reasons he still Does Not Get The Girl.

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* DidNotGetTheGirl: Because, like everyone else he meets in the game, she [[spoiler: was [[spoiler:was a dream]]. Alternatively, in the secret ending she [[spoiler: turns [[spoiler:turns into an angel/seagull and flies away,]] but for obvious reasons he still Does Not Get The Girl.



* IslandOfMystery: Koholint Island entire. Link reaches it entirely by accident, it's full of weird things, bizarre people and creatures, there are hidden ancient ruins, its geography is surprisingly varied for such a small island, and the whole place is shrouded in mystery. That is, until it's revealed [[spoiler: it's actually just a dream]].

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* IslandOfMystery: Koholint Island entire. Link reaches it entirely by accident, it's full of weird things, bizarre people and creatures, there are hidden ancient ruins, its geography is surprisingly varied for such a small island, and the whole place is shrouded in mystery. That is, until it's revealed [[spoiler: it's [[spoiler:it's actually just a dream]]. dream]].



* MinimalistCast: [[spoiler: Link and the Wind Fish are the only real characters in the entire game.]]

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* MinimalistCast: [[spoiler: Link [[spoiler:Link and the Wind Fish are the only real characters in the entire game.]]



* NotAlwaysEvil: [[spoiler: A friendly Zora can be found in Animal Village after obtaining the magnifying lens. Link can even get a picture taken with him in DX.]]

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* NotAlwaysEvil: [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A friendly Zora can be found in Animal Village after obtaining the magnifying lens. Link can even get a picture taken with him in DX.]]



* OntologicalMystery: [[spoiler: Link presents this conundrum to the Mabe Village inhabitants. Since they never existed before the dream, they cannot answer questions such as "When did you come to live on the island?" or consider what's beyond the island, and any attempt to do so on their part [[GottaGetYourHeadTogether results in a migraine]].]]
* PlatonicCave: [[spoiler: Koholint Island, including all its inhabitants.]]

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* OntologicalMystery: [[spoiler: Link [[spoiler:Link presents this conundrum to the Mabe Village inhabitants. Since they never existed before the dream, they cannot answer questions such as "When did you come to live on the island?" or consider what's beyond the island, and any attempt to do so on their part [[GottaGetYourHeadTogether results in a migraine]].]]
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* PlatonicCave: [[spoiler: Koholint [[spoiler:Koholint Island, including all its inhabitants.]]



*** The exception is Turtle Rock, the final dungeon. All you need is the Hookshot from the fifth dungeon, and Tracy's special potion (and [[spoiler: Frog Song of Soul]]). When you reach the flamethrower where the Level 2 Shield is required, just lose all hearts, and you're given a long stretch of invincibility to walk through the flames (the dungeon has a warp point, allowing you to head back to Tracy's for a refill). This renders both the Level 2 Bracelet and Shield useless, turns the Magic Rod into a late game breaker, and consequently renders pursuing seashells (and thus the Level 2 Sword) mostly useless.

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*** The exception is Turtle Rock, the final dungeon. All you need is the Hookshot from the fifth dungeon, and Tracy's special potion (and [[spoiler: Frog [[spoiler:Frog Song of Soul]]). When you reach the flamethrower where the Level 2 Shield is required, just lose all hearts, and you're given a long stretch of invincibility to walk through the flames (the dungeon has a warp point, allowing you to head back to Tracy's for a refill). This renders both the Level 2 Bracelet and Shield useless, turns the Magic Rod into a late game breaker, and consequently renders pursuing seashells (and thus the Level 2 Sword) mostly useless.



* SssssnakeTalk: The boss of the fifth dungeon talks like this.



* SpoilerTitle: In the US version, about two-thirds of the way through the game you make the (very unexpected) realization that [[spoiler:the whole of Koholint Island is just a dream of the Wind Fish]]. Meanwhile, the Japanese version of the game's name is ''The Legend of Zelda: [[spoiler:Dream Island]]''. Well that certainly ruins the tension.

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* SpoilerTitle: In the US version, about two-thirds of the way through the game you make the (very unexpected) realization that [[spoiler:the whole of Koholint Island is just a dream of the Wind Fish]]. Meanwhile, the Japanese version of the game's name is ''The Legend of Zelda: [[spoiler:Dream Island]]''. Well Well, that certainly ruins the tension.tension.
* SssssnakeTalk: The boss of the fifth dungeon talks like this.
8th Feb '16 9:09:54 AM DracoKanji
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** Partial solution: Name your character THIEF to begin with.
8th Feb '16 9:06:25 AM DracoKanji
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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: Unusual for a Zelda game, you can ''kill'' Cuccos and dogs with a certain weapon acquired late in the game, or earlier with a limited item that does a similar thing.
** You can kill them with the [[KillItWithFire magic powder]], too. The difference is that that weapon lets you do it from a distance.
*** The friendly Zora in Animal Village can be killed just like any enemy, though not with the sword.

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* VideoGameCrueltyPotential: VideoGameCrueltyPotential:
**
Unusual for a Zelda game, you can ''kill'' Cuccos and dogs with a certain weapon acquired late in the game, or earlier with a limited item that does a similar thing.
** You can kill them with the [[KillItWithFire
magic powder]], too. The difference is that that weapon lets you do it from a distance.
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powder or the Fire Rod.
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The friendly Zora in Animal Village can be killed just like any enemy, though not with the sword.
4th Feb '16 11:16:53 AM eroock
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* CallOfTheWildBlueYonder: Marin wishes she was a seagull so she could fly off the island and sing to various people. [[spoiler:She gets her wish if you finish the game without dying]].
28th Jan '16 8:21:42 AM Silverblade2
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* ArtifactTitle: This is the only game in the series where the titular princess doesn't appear at all. She's briefly mentioned in the manual and at the beginning. Even in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', she at least got a cameo.

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* ArtifactTitle: This is the only first game in the series where the titular princess doesn't appear at all. She's briefly mentioned in the manual and at the beginning. Even in ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]]'', she at least got a cameo.
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