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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Platform : Game Boy
Rated: Everyone
68 customer reviews

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Platform: Game Boy

First Game Boy entry into the series, later re-released in colorized "DX" form for Game Boy Color. The game is essentially one long side quest that deviates as much from the traditional Zelda storyline as the N64's Majora's Mask. The story is completely new and original, but the game system is largely the same as in the Super NES hit, A Link to the Past. You explore a vast island named Koholint, opening up access to more new and new areas as you collect special items and solve puzzles. On your way, you gather Rupees and heart containers, use your sword to defeat enemies, and push plenty of blocks around.

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Platform: Game Boy
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  • ASIN: B00002ST3U
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 10 inches ; 0.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: December 1, 1998
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,269 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Eryk Jalowy on January 9, 2009
Platform for Display: Game Boy
For most fans of the Legend of Zelda series, there are two commonly disputed "best Zelda game ever" titles: A Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time. While I won't necessarily disagree with this, you almost have to look at the portable Zelda games in a different category. Many of them are, while officially licensed and every bit bonafide canon, not made purely by Nintendo's in-house development teams (for those who find this as news, most of the portable games have been developed by Capcom). This is, hands-down, the best portable Zelda game ever, and my own personal second favorite, with A Link to the Past coming first, and Ocarina of Time coming third.

Link's Awakening is the first in a long, ever-growing line of portable Zelda games, and I have to say it really doesn't get better than this! There is just that perfect balance of action, exploration, puzzle solving, and a dash of side quest that makes a Zelda game feel "right." Where later portable Zelda games fall short by forcing players into poorly executed minigames, lengthy and confusing trade quests, and generally disappointing level and boss designs, Link's Awakening serves up imaginative original bosses, and some rehashes of bosses from previous games, as well as dungeon levels ranging from short and simple to surprisingly complex (yet still fun and manageable!). And like any good Zelda game, the difficulty level is right in the ball park of being just challenging enough that you may die a few times, but not so confusing as to make you throw the game aside while you frustratedly search a walkthrough for help.

As is to be expected of a portable Zelda game, there's no actual Zelda character involved and the Triforce are nowhere to be seen, but for some of us, that's somewhat refreshing.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By tdl on July 11, 2012
Platform for Display: Game Boy
I loved this humorous game. Link wakes up on a beach and has to get off of the island, but to do that he has to collect 7 insturments to wake up the wind fish. A wierd plotline for a Zelda game... No ancient Hyrule history lessons like in A Link to the Past this time. The game does not even take place in Hyrule. Even stranger, Link walks right past a Chain Chomp, who eventully becomes Link's sidekick. The whole game got wierder and wierder. Goombas crawled in the dungeons, Shy Guys roamed in the dungeons, and owls swooped down to tell you something that you already knew. Nintendo had some funny references in the game (including side scrolling Mario levels LINK HAD TO GO THROUGH)! I found the dungeons to be just right. My biggest admiration of A Link to The Past was the complex multi-layer dungeons, but I hated going through them. Link's Awakening had slightly large dungeons that didn't make me flee to a walkthrough like the ones in A Link to the Past did. Also, each dungeon had a mini-boss that worked as checkpoint when defeated. One of them put the top view to incredible use, as Link had to jump over a rolling pole the boss had kicked. For the Gameboy, the AI was incredible. The villagers did their own things, some played ball, others wrote letters, and another took care of her pet Chain Chomp. The game was also very large, I don't know how they fit it into a Gamepak. While I admired A Link To The Past's creative effects and complex ideas, it was simply too difficult and large for me. Link's Awakening has the perfect overworld size and difficulty for me. Besides, I enjoy the Mario references and winning Yoshi from a grab machine.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Perry Piekarski on July 7, 2008
Platform for Display: Game Boy
Portable gaming has come a long way in the last 20-odd years. Modern systems like the PSP double as pocket media centers, and the Nintendo DS is comparable to a portable Nintendo 64 (with two screens!). Still, if you're anything like me, you'll always, always remember your roots.

I'm talking the original, green-screened, battery-sucking behemoth we all know, love, and have even dropped on at least one occasion--the GameBoy. GameBoy has had its fair share of classics, from Super Mario Land to Pokemon, but there's one game that stands out in the minds of gamers everywhere as truly epic. I'm talking about The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening.

True to the name of the franchise, Link's Awakening is legendary. A near perfect port of the series to the small screen, very little bad can be said about this one. ***SPOILER ALERT*** Even the "OMGZ it was all a dream!?!?" twist of an ending wasn't as bad as it could have been, as it's hinted from the very beginning of the game (even the dungeon bosses are called "Nightmares") ***ALERT OVER***.

The story takes place shortly after the events of A Link to the Past (arguably the best game on the SNES, and of the Zelda franchise). Link's out to sea seeking new adventures in new lands when a storm hits and wrecks his vessel. He awakens on Koholint Island, a desolate land where talking animals and mermaids are commonplace. He's soon told (by an owl, nonetheless) that the only way to ever make it off the island is to awaken the Wind Fish. If he doesn't, he'll be trapped forever. So of course, in typical Zelda fashion, you're off, slaying beasts, collecting trinkets, and exploring intricate mazes and landscapes.

For an early GameBoy title, this game is vast.
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