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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (1993)

Zeruda no densetsu: Yume o miru shima (original title)
The ship in which Link travels back to Hyrule is destroyed in a storm. He awakens in a strange island, where he will find a new enemy and some new friends.


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Link, after battling the evil in Hyrule, sets off in a ship for a journey. His ship is caught in a terrible storm and he is shipwrecked on a mysterious island. Evil once again finds Link, and he is forced to battle his way through the dungeons of Koholint Island. Replacing Princess Zelda as the maiden in this episode is Marin, a native island girl. Once Link defeats all the mini-dungeons, he sets forth for the final boss of the game, and then he learns the truth about Koholint. Written by Mike McCue

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Help Link unravel the mystery of Koholint Island in this Game Boy(TM) Color masterpiece! (Virtual Console) See more »


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August 1993 (USA)  »

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Link's Awakening features many references to Super Mario games. Among them are the Yoshi Doll (modeled after the Mario character of the same name) and several enemies/characters in the game, including Goombas, Chain Chomps, Boo Buddies, Piranha Plants, and Wart. Incidently, the Zelda games and the Mario games were both conceived by the same man, Shigeru Miyamoto. See more »


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Followed by The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (2015) See more »

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I never thought a Gameboy game could be this Good!!!
9 October 2001 | by (California!) – See all my reviews

This is yet another of Shigeru Miyamoto's Masterpieces! I thought this game would be really bad and short because it was released for the Gameboy. I was wrong, the amount of difficulty and depth this game possesses is truly amazing! I can't wait for the next Zelda game!

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