History VideoGame / TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass

14th Sep '17 1:13:28 AM IceMaster
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** This one takes it up a notch by having three separate stages of the adventure. The first two stages involve collecting three items (first the three Spirits, and then the three Pure Metals), and the third stage, the fight against the FinalBoss, is itself split into three stages!

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** This one takes it up a notch by having three separate stages of the adventure. The first two stages involve collecting three items (first the three Spirits, and then the three Pure Metals), and the third stage, the fight against the FinalBoss, is itself split into three stages! stages.



* SchmuckBait: Played straight ''and'' subverted with the ObviouslyEvil Cubus Sisters on the Ghost Ship. Played straight when one of them [[spoiler: tries to lure you into opening a treasure chest with a small Rupoor (-10 Rupees) and spawns a Reapling.]]; subverted when another [[spoiler: warns you not to shoot the Reapling guards in the back lest you piss them off - it turns out that it's the only way of stunning them, making it ''much'' easier to slip past]].

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* SchmuckBait: Played straight ''and'' subverted with the ObviouslyEvil Cubus Sisters on the Ghost Ship. Played straight when one of them [[spoiler: tries [[spoiler:tries to lure you into opening a treasure chest with a small Rupoor (-10 Rupees) and spawns a Reapling.]]; subverted when another [[spoiler: warns [[spoiler:warns you not to shoot the Reapling guards in the back lest you piss them off - it turns out that it's the only way of stunning them, making it ''much'' easier to slip past]].



* ShoutOut: During one of Jolene's later ambushes, she reveals that she knows that Linebeck is hiding in the wooden box. When she calls out to him, [[Franchise/MetalGear the only thing you see come from the box is an exclamation point.]]

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* ShoutOut: During one of Jolene's later ambushes, she reveals that she knows that Linebeck is hiding in the wooden box. When she calls out to him, [[Franchise/MetalGear the only thing you see come coming from the box is an exclamation point.]]



* StalkerWithACrush: The She-Pirate Jolene. When Linebeck [[spoiler:left and robbed her]] she didn't take it lightly.

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* StalkerWithACrush: The She-Pirate pirate Jolene. When Linebeck [[spoiler:left [[spoiler:robbed and robbed left her]] she didn't take it lightly.



* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption: On the GhostShip, Link has to "rescue" four little girls, "the daughters of the house of Cubus." It becomes increasingly [[ObviouslyEvil obvious that they're really evil]], but there's nothing else to do but "help" them.
* SurveillanceDrone: The Phantom Eyes. They don't hurt you themselves, but if you don't get to a safe zone ''fast'', the Phantoms come... and they do.

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* StupidityIsTheOnlyOption: On the GhostShip, Link has to "rescue" four little girls, "the daughters of the house of Cubus." It becomes increasingly [[ObviouslyEvil obvious that they're really evil]], but there's nothing else to do but "help" them.
* SurveillanceDrone: The Phantom Eyes. They don't hurt you themselves, but if you don't get to a safe zone ''fast'', the Phantoms come... and they do.



* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler: Tetra, aka Princess Zelda.]] For the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap second time in the series.]]
* TutorialFailure: The game tells you to "draw little circles at the edge of a screen" to perform a roll. In reality, the technique is more like wiggling at the edge of the screen drawing circles will just make Link flail around with his sword.

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* TakenForGranite: [[spoiler: Tetra, [[spoiler:Tetra, aka Princess Zelda.]] For the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap second time in the series.]]
* TutorialFailure: The game tells you to "draw little circles at the edge of a the screen" to perform a roll. In reality, the technique is more like wiggling at the edge of the screen drawing circles will just make Link flail around with his sword.



* VendorTrash: Goron Amber, Ruto Crown, Regal Ring, Pink Coral, Pearl Necklace, Dark Pearl Necklace, Zora Scale, and Helmaroc Plume. Interestingly, their value and rarity varies greatly from game to game, so what may be common and cheap in one game can be extremely hard to find and worth a lot in another. This also applies to extra ship parts as well.

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* VendorTrash: Goron Amber, Ruto Crown, Regal Ring, Pink Coral, Pearl Necklace, Dark Pearl Necklace, Zora Scale, and Helmaroc Plume. Interestingly, their value and rarity varies greatly from game to game, so what may be common and cheap commonplace in one game can be extremely hard to find and worth a lot in another. This also applies to extra ship parts as well.
14th Sep '17 1:07:08 AM IceMaster
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The game also includes a two-player battle mode, playable either over local wireless or online, where the players compete for control of Force Gems in alternating rounds where the players either control Link or a group of Phantoms.

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The game also includes a two-player battle mode, playable either over local wireless or online, where the players compete for control of Force Gems in alternating rounds where the players rounds, either control controlling Link or a group of Phantoms.



* BiggerOnTheInside: Not only do islands look a lot smaller while you're sailing than they do on land, they also have larger varieties in elevation like cliffs, hills and peaks when you're viewing them from your boat that aren't quite as evident when you're walking around on them.

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* BiggerOnTheInside: Not only do islands look a lot smaller while you're sailing than they do on land, they also have larger varieties in elevation like cliffs, hills and peaks when you're viewing them from your boat that aren't quite as evident when you're walking around on them.



** [[UltimateBlacksmith Zauz]] is a double example. You have a chance to visit his island when you first explore the northwestern sea, before [[spoiler: Oshus directs you to him later as the only person who can forge the Phantom Sword]]. Certain hints from his appearance and dialogue also suggest that he, like Astrid and Kayo, is related to the Cobble.

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** [[UltimateBlacksmith Zauz]] is a double example. You have a chance to visit his island when you first explore the northwestern sea, before [[spoiler: Oshus [[spoiler:Oshus directs you to him later as the only person who can forge the Phantom Sword]]. Certain hints from his appearance and dialogue also suggest that he, like Astrid and Kayo, is related to the Cobble.



* TheComputerIsALyingBastard: The Gossip Stone that runs Harrow Island will not tell you that you can (and are likely to) lose money beyond the usual fee until you have already paid the latter. Even worse, it claims you can randomly find a Treasure Map regardless of whether this is actually the case or not. There are several, and there is no way to tell how many there are left (or that some of them won't appear at all until you have completed the Sea Chart).

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* TheComputerIsALyingBastard: The Gossip Stone that runs on Harrow Island will not tell you that you can (and are likely to) will) lose money beyond the usual fee until you have already paid the latter. Even worse, it claims you can randomly find a Treasure Map regardless of whether this is actually the case or not. There are several, and there is no way to tell how many there are left (or that some of them won't appear at all until you have completed the Sea Chart).



* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: In the Temple of the Ocean King, Link's life/the sands of the Phantom Hourglass won't get drained away if Link stays on certain purple sparkling areas of the temple's floor. When Link stands on these areas, he also sparkles.
* ExpositionFairy: Ciela. Leaf and Neri also occasionally serve as this.

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* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: In the Temple of the Ocean King, Link's life/the sands of the Phantom Hourglass won't get drained away if Link stays on certain purple sparkling areas of the temple's floor. When Link stands on these areas, he also sparkles.
* ExpositionFairy: Ciela. Leaf and Neri Nari also occasionally serve as this.



* FishingMinigame: With that in mind it's easy to believe that [[spoiler: this isn't the Great Sea.]]
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Used rather frequently, mostly with Linebeck. The most notable one is of him knocking over [[spoiler:the petrified Tetra]] and frantically trying to fix it while Oshus is seriously explaining something. Also, near the end of the game, the ship is flooded and you see Linebeck being washed away.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In the final scene, the Ocean King offers Linebeck a single wish in return for his help. Linebeck asks to have his ship, which was sunk earlier returned to him. This is supposed to be a bit of CharacterDevelopment for the usually cowardly and greedy Linebeck, but it still comes off as a bit money-hungry if you've gone through the pains of collecting and equipping all the Golden Ship Parts, which would make said boat worth every Rupee in the Great Ocean.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Bellum is given no concrete backstory or motivation. It just kind of exists and is evil.

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* FishingMinigame: With that in mind it's easy to believe that [[spoiler: this [[spoiler:this isn't the Great Sea.]]
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Used rather frequently, mostly with Linebeck. The most notable one is of him knocking over [[spoiler:the petrified Tetra]] and frantically trying to fix it while Oshus is seriously explaining something. Also, near the end of the game, the ship is flooded and you see Linebeck being washed away.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: In the final scene, the Ocean King offers Linebeck a single wish in return for his help. Linebeck asks to have his ship, which was sunk earlier earlier, returned to him. This is supposed to be a bit of CharacterDevelopment for the usually cowardly and greedy Linebeck, but it still comes off as a bit money-hungry if you've gone through the pains of collecting and equipping all the Golden Ship Parts, which would make said boat worth every Rupee in the Great Ocean.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: Bellum is given no concrete backstory or motivation. It just kind of exists and is evil.exists.



* GrapplingHookPistol: The Grappling Hook makes a return from ''Wind Waker'' and is one of the most versatile weapons in the history of the series. On top of being used to grab things, it can also be used as a tight rope and a human slingshot.
* GuestStarPartyMember: For part of the dungeon on Goron Island, you switch control at will between Link and Gongoron, the son of the chief of the Goron tribe. You get to play as him again in the race on the nearby Dee Ess Island after you clear the dungeon.

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* GrapplingHookPistol: The Grappling Hook makes a return from ''Wind Waker'' and is one of the most versatile weapons in the history of the series. On top of being used to grab things, it can also be used as a tight rope and a human slingshot.
* GuestStarPartyMember: For part of the dungeon on Goron Island, you switch control at will between Link and Gongoron, the son of the chief of the Goron tribe.tribe's chief. You get to play as him again in the race on the nearby Dee Ess Island after you clear the dungeon.



* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: The Cubus Sisters, once you figure out they are lying to you ([[ObviouslyEvil which should take all of two seconds]]).

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* IllNeverTellYouWhatImTellingYou: The Cubus Sisters, once you figure out they are lying to you you. ([[ObviouslyEvil which Which should take all of two seconds]]).



* InvisibleToNormals: The Hero's New Clothes, making a return appearance (so to speak) from ''Wind Waker.'' Allegedly they can only be seen by very honest people.

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* InvisibleToNormals: The Hero's New Clothes, making a return appearance (so to speak) from ''Wind Waker.'' Allegedly they can only be seen by very honest people.



** And parodied before that when Link opens up a chest and finds... nothing in it.
** Parodied yet again when Link receives a "mysterious" gift (which is [[spoiler: invisible clothing]]) from the Man of Smiles; he does his usual ItemGet animation, but with a disturbed expression.

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** And parodied before that when Link opens up a chest and finds... nothing in it.
** Parodied yet again when Link receives a "mysterious" gift (which is [[spoiler: invisible [[spoiler:invisible clothing]]) from the Man of Smiles; he does his usual ItemGet animation, but with a disturbed expression.



** Finally, after Zauz forges the [[spoiler: blade of the Phantom Sword]], he tells Link to take it back to Oshus, who can finish the job. When you meet Oshus, he asks Link to take out the Phantom Hourglass. For no reason whatsoever, Link decides to (unnecessarily) go through his typical ItemGet motions. However, Oshus, apparently not in the mood, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny grabs the hourglass from Link mid-motion, leaving Link with his hand in the air and... nothing in it!]]

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** Finally, after Zauz forges the [[spoiler: blade of the Phantom [[spoiler:Phantom Sword]], he tells Link to take it back to Oshus, who can finish the job. When you meet Oshus, he asks Link to take out the Phantom Hourglass. For no reason whatsoever, Link decides to (unnecessarily) go through his typical ItemGet motions. However, Oshus, apparently not in the mood, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny grabs the hourglass from Link mid-motion, leaving Link with his hand in the air and... nothing in it!]]



* LateArrivalSpoiler: If you have yet to play ''The Wind Waker'' and still want to go into it without knowing the major narrative surprises, you might want to delay playing ''Phantom Hourglass'', as it summarizes the plot of the former game in the opening cutscene.

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* LateArrivalSpoiler: If you have yet to play ''The Wind Waker'' and still want to go into play it without knowing the major narrative surprises, being spoiled, you might want to delay playing ''Phantom Hourglass'', as it summarizes the plot of the former game in the opening cutscene.



* LovableCoward: Linebeck is the incredibly lovable embodiment of this trope.

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* LovableCoward: Linebeck is the incredibly lovable embodiment of this trope.



* MeaningfulName: Bellum's name is Latin for War, and it is known that he engaged in a war with humankind and the Ocean King in the past.
* MiniDungeon: The pyramidal tombs in the isles of the Cobble Kingdom, where the corresponding four Cobble Knights rest. Link has to '''1)''' find a way to the isle where Mutoh's Temple is, '''2)''' enable said way in that island, and '''3)''' enter the temple.

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* MeaningfulName: Bellum's name is Latin for War, "War", and it is known that he engaged in a war with humankind and the Ocean King in the past.
* MiniDungeon: The pyramidal tombs in the isles of the Cobble Kingdom, where the corresponding four Cobble Knights rest. Link has to '''1)''' find a way to the isle where Mutoh's Temple is, '''2)''' enable said way in to that island, and '''3)''' enter the temple.



** The easy way to defeat a Pols Voice in this game - by shouting into the microphone and then slashing it with the sword - was how one was supposed to defeat it in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]], but it was taken out when the game was imported to America (since the NES didn't have a microphone).

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** The easy easiest way to defeat a Pols Voice in this game - by shouting into the microphone and then slashing it with the sword - was how one was supposed to defeat it in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]], but it was taken out when the game was imported to America (since the NES didn't have a microphone).



* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: A girl just pretends to be one for fun. A big hint is her wearing an swimming ring as she swims around.

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* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: A girl just pretends to be one for fun. A big hint is her wearing an a swimming ring as she swims around.
20th Jul '17 7:45:14 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** And parodied before that when Link opens up a chest and finds...nothing in it.

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** And parodied before that when Link opens up a chest and finds... nothing in it.
25th Mar '17 6:33:07 PM nombretomado
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The fourteenth game in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, ''Phantom Hourglass'' is a sequel to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', and stars the Hero of Winds once again. Unlike previous ''Zelda'' games, there was also a single central dungeon, the Temple of the Ocean King; beating other dungeons would allow the player to progress farther in the Temple, which would open up more dungeons, and so on. The NintendoDS game is entirely stylus-based, with the bottom screen consisting of most of the action and the top screen containing a map that the player can bring down and mark for clues.

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The fourteenth game in ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series, ''Phantom Hourglass'' is a sequel to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]'', and stars the Hero of Winds once again. Unlike previous ''Zelda'' games, there was also a single central dungeon, the Temple of the Ocean King; beating other dungeons would allow the player to progress farther in the Temple, which would open up more dungeons, and so on. The NintendoDS UsefulNotes/NintendoDS game is entirely stylus-based, with the bottom screen consisting of most of the action and the top screen containing a map that the player can bring down and mark for clues.



* UnexpectedlyRealisticGameplay: You have to press two maps together, one on the top and one on the bottom screen. To do so, you have to close and open the NintendoDS.

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* UnexpectedlyRealisticGameplay: You have to press two maps together, one on the top and one on the bottom screen. To do so, you have to close and open the NintendoDS.UsefulNotes/NintendoDS.
4th Feb '17 5:47:56 PM MyFinalEdits
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* HundredPercentCompletion: The only possible value to be gotten from one particular bonus. [[spoiler: Once you have the Phantom Sword, you can kill the Phantoms in the Temple of the Ocean King. If you kill all the Phantoms on each level, you get an extra bonus, such as a piece of treasure or a ship part. This is great...except that once you have the Phantom Sword, there's nothing left to do except fight the FinalBoss, meaning that the treasures and ship parts are essentially useless.]]



* WhatTheHellHero: Despite the fact that [[HypocriticalHumor Linebeck's original]] (and increasingly subverted) reason for going with Link at all is to make money and plunder stuff.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Despite the fact that [[HypocriticalHumor Linebeck's original]] (and increasingly subverted) reason for going with Link at all is to make money and plunder stuff.
4th Feb '17 5:33:53 PM MyFinalEdits
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* InternalHomage: The 'self proclaimed hero' is a giant shout-out to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''. He tells Link, as a joke, that the kaleidoscope he found (belonging to someone from the Ho-Ho Tribe) belonged to his sister (as if he had one anyway), referencing Aryll giving Link a telescope; He dresses similar to Link with a heart on his buckle instead of a swirl, having blue boots instead of brown, and having a pom pom on the tip of his cap; calls his ship the 'Prince of Red Lions' in reference to the King of Red Lions; and in the trading sequence accepts the Hero's New Clothes, which is what Link got on the Second Quest in ''The Wind Waker''.



* MythologyGag:
** The game is [[BookEnds bookended]] with ''Link's Awakening'' references: it begins with Link on a ship caught in a storm and ending up washed ashore on an island, and ends with [[spoiler:Link meeting a whale-like creature who returns him to his own world where his adventures seemed to be AllJustADream]].
** There are also some analogies with ''Majora's Mask'', such as Link freeing trapped guardian spirits (the Ocean King and his helpers/the Four Giants), an emphasis on time limits (the Hourglass/the three-day cycle), a bad guy with tentacles and big yellow eyes who seems more like a destructive force of nature than a thinking, plotting villain (Bellum/Majora), a yellow fairy companion with a bit of an attitude (Ciela/Tatl), and the game's overworld having four major regions, with the fourth of them being the former homeland of extinct societies (the Cobble and Ikana Kingdoms).
** The eyes on the boss "doors" and keys reminds one strikingly of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap Vaati's eye motif]].
** Gleeok makes its first appearance since ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Seasons]]'', but is given powers similar to that of Trinexx from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Link to the Past]]'' (one head shoots fire, the other shoots ice).
** The easy way to defeat a Pols Voice in this game - by shouting into the microphone and then slashing it with the sword - was how one was supposed to defeat it in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]], but it was taken out when the game was imported to America (since the NES didn't have a microphone).



* OrWasItADream: [[spoiler:While Link and Tetra are first led to believe it was AllJustADream, Link finds the Phantom Hourglass on him and sees Linebeck sailing away in the distance.]] Doubles as a ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening''.

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* OrWasItADream: [[spoiler:While Link and Tetra are first led to believe it was AllJustADream, Link finds the Phantom Hourglass on him and sees Linebeck sailing away in the distance.]] Doubles as a ShoutOut to ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening''.]]



* ShoutOut:
** The game is [[BookEnds bookended]] with ''Link's Awakening'' references: it begins with Link on a ship caught in a storm and ending up washed ashore on an island, and ends with [[spoiler:Link meeting a whale-like creature who returns him to his own world where his adventures seemed to be AllJustADream]].
** There seem to be at least a few thematic shout-outs to ''Majora's Mask'' as well, such as Link freeing trapped guardian spirits (the Ocean King and his helpers/the Four Giants), an emphasis on time limits (the Hourglass/the three-day cycle), a bad guy with tentacles and big yellow eyes who seems more like a destructive force of nature than a thinking, plotting villain (Bellum/Majora), a yellow fairy companion with a bit of an attitude (Ciela/Tatl)...
** The eyes on the boss "doors" and keys reminds one strikingly of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap Vaati's eye motif]].
** Gleeok is a double ShoutOut. The multi-headed dragon makes its first appearance since ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Seasons]]'', but is given powers similar to that of Trinexx from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Link to the Past]]'' (one head shoots fire, the other shoots ice).
** The easy way to defeat a Pols Voice in this game - by shouting into the microphone and then slashing it with the sword - was how one was supposed to defeat it in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]], but it was taken out when the game was imported to America (since the NES didn't have a microphone).
** The 'self proclaimed hero' is a giant shout-out to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''. He tells Link, as a joke, that the kaleidoscope he found (belonging to someone from the Ho-Ho Tribe) belonged to his sister (as if he had one anyway), referencing Aryll giving Link a telescope; He dresses similar to Link with a heart on his buckle instead of a swirl, having blue boot instead of brown, and having a pom pom on the tip of his cap; calls his ship the 'Prince of Red Lions' in reference to the King of Red Lions; and in the trading sequence accepts the Hero's New Clothes, which is what Link got on the Second Quest in Wind Waker.
** Out-of-series example: During one of Jolene's later ambushes, she reveals that she knows that Linebeck is hiding in the wooden box. When she calls out to him, [[Franchise/MetalGear the only thing you see come from the box is an exclamation point.]]

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* ShoutOut:
** The game is [[BookEnds bookended]] with ''Link's Awakening'' references: it begins with Link on a ship caught in a storm and ending up washed ashore on an island, and ends with [[spoiler:Link meeting a whale-like creature who returns him to his own world where his adventures seemed to be AllJustADream]].
** There seem to be at least a few thematic shout-outs to ''Majora's Mask'' as well, such as Link freeing trapped guardian spirits (the Ocean King and his helpers/the Four Giants), an emphasis on time limits (the Hourglass/the three-day cycle), a bad guy with tentacles and big yellow eyes who seems more like a destructive force of nature than a thinking, plotting villain (Bellum/Majora), a yellow fairy companion with a bit of an attitude (Ciela/Tatl)...
** The eyes on the boss "doors" and keys reminds one strikingly of [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheMinishCap Vaati's eye motif]].
** Gleeok is a double ShoutOut. The multi-headed dragon makes its first appearance since ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOracleGames Oracle of Seasons]]'', but is given powers similar to that of Trinexx from ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaALinkToThePast Link to the Past]]'' (one head shoots fire, the other shoots ice).
** The easy way to defeat a Pols Voice in this game - by shouting into the microphone and then slashing it with the sword - was how one was supposed to defeat it in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]], but it was taken out when the game was imported to America (since the NES didn't have a microphone).
** The 'self proclaimed hero' is a giant shout-out to ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker The Wind Waker]]''. He tells Link, as a joke, that the kaleidoscope he found (belonging to someone from the Ho-Ho Tribe) belonged to his sister (as if he had one anyway), referencing Aryll giving Link a telescope; He dresses similar to Link with a heart on his buckle instead of a swirl, having blue boot instead of brown, and having a pom pom on the tip of his cap; calls his ship the 'Prince of Red Lions' in reference to the King of Red Lions; and in the trading sequence accepts the Hero's New Clothes, which is what Link got on the Second Quest in Wind Waker.
** Out-of-series example:
ShoutOut: During one of Jolene's later ambushes, she reveals that she knows that Linebeck is hiding in the wooden box. When she calls out to him, [[Franchise/MetalGear the only thing you see come from the box is an exclamation point.]]



* WarpWhistle[=/=]WarpZone: A variation -- writing symbols on a blank slate summons golden frogs who uses typhoons to transport the ship to various parts of the ocean.
** Doubles as a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker its predecessor, which also had a frog who summoned cyclones for your ship.]]

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* WarpWhistle[=/=]WarpZone: WarpWhistle: A variation -- writing symbols on a blank slate summons golden frogs who uses typhoons to transport the ship to various parts of the ocean.
** Doubles as a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker its predecessor, which also had a frog who summoned cyclones for your ship.]]
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4th Feb '17 12:22:35 PM Gosicrystal
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* OneTimeDungeon: The fourth dungeon - and '''only''' the fourth dungeon - is an example, but averts one instance of LostForever because [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The Dev Team Thought Of Everything]].

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* OneTimeDungeon: The fourth dungeon - and '''only''' the fourth dungeon - is an example, but averts one instance of LostForever PermanentlyMissableContent because [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The Dev Team Thought Of Everything]].it's a case of DevelopersForesight.
22nd Jan '17 6:06:59 AM sealdude
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* GuideDangIt: The second Sea Chart. Who would have known that you're supposed to [[spoiler:''close the DS'' to put the marking on it?]] Ciela even congratulates you on figuring it out!

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* GuideDangIt: The second Sea Chart.crest pointing to the Sun Key. Who would have known that you're supposed to [[spoiler:''close the DS'' to put the marking on it?]] Ciela even congratulates you on figuring it out!



** At the beginning, Link does this while not being able to stand straight from Linebeck shaking him too hard, accompanied by a wonky version of the ItemGet sound effect.

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** At the beginning, Link does this while not being able to stand straight from Linebeck shaking him too hard, accompanied by a wonky broken version of the ItemGet sound effect.



* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: A girl just pretends to be one for fun. A big hint is her wearing an inner-tube as she swims around.

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* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: A girl just pretends to be one for fun. A big hint is her wearing an inner-tube swimming ring as she swims around.



* SchmuckBait: Played straight ''and'' subverted with the ObviouslyEvil Cubus Sisters on the Ghost Ship. Played straight when one of them [[spoiler: tries to lure you into opening a booby-trapped treasure chest]]; subverted when another [[spoiler: warns you not to shoot the Reapling guards in the back lest you piss them off - it turns out that it's the only way of stunning them, making it ''much'' easier to slip past]].

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* SchmuckBait: Played straight ''and'' subverted with the ObviouslyEvil Cubus Sisters on the Ghost Ship. Played straight when one of them [[spoiler: tries to lure you into opening a booby-trapped treasure chest]]; chest with a small Rupoor (-10 Rupees) and spawns a Reapling.]]; subverted when another [[spoiler: warns you not to shoot the Reapling guards in the back lest you piss them off - it turns out that it's the only way of stunning them, making it ''much'' easier to slip past]].



** The way to defeat a Pols Voice in this game - by shouting into the microphone and then slashing it with the sword - was how one was supposed to defeat it in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]], but it was taken out when the game was imported to America (since the NES didn't have a microphone).

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** The easy way to defeat a Pols Voice in this game - by shouting into the microphone and then slashing it with the sword - was how one was supposed to defeat it in the [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI original game]], but it was taken out when the game was imported to America (since the NES didn't have a microphone).



* WarpWhistle[=/=]WarpZone: A variation -- writing symbols on a blank slate summons golden frogs who use cyclones to transport the ship to various parts of the ocean.

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* WarpWhistle[=/=]WarpZone: A variation -- writing symbols on a blank slate summons golden frogs who use cyclones uses typhoons to transport the ship to various parts of the ocean.
28th Dec '16 1:15:00 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ChekhovsGunman: A more minor example than most, but two of the earliest characters you meet in the game, the fortune teller Astrid and her [[spoiler: deceased]] assistant Kayo, are later revealed to be descended from the ancient Cobble Kingdom, the ruins of which are unearthed and explored later on in search of one of the Pure Metals.

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A more minor example than most, but two of the earliest characters you meet in the game, the fortune teller Astrid and her [[spoiler: deceased]] assistant Kayo, are later revealed to be descended from the ancient Cobble Kingdom, the ruins of which are unearthed and explored later on in search of one of the Pure Metals.
27th Dec '16 10:35:58 PM TheTropper
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