Legend of Zelda, The: A Link to the Past
Console icon SNES/Super Famicom

  • Defeat Kholdstare in the Ice Palace using only the Fire Rod to damage it then rescue the maiden.

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  • Created by TheMysticalOne on: 03 May, 2023 01:35
    Last modified: 21 May, 2023 21:50


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    3 May 2023 01:35
    TheMysticalOne uploaded this achievement.
    4 May 2023 00:29
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    16 May 2023 15:35
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    21 May 2023 21:50
    suspect15 promoted this achievement to the Core set.
    medesthai 29 May 2023 22:14
    Just a heads up, but you'll need some magic potions going into this fight. It takes 8 shots with the fire rod to break the eyes free, then a few per eye. Even with the 1/2 magic curse, you won't have enough magic without a refill.
    IzaNamiZX 4 Jun 2023 23:44
    It may be possible to do it on one magic meter, but you would have to do trickshots with the Fire Rod to make it hit two or more eyes at once, multiple times. Definitely recommended to bring at least one green potion unless you are a LEGEND.
    Jenkys 10 Jul 2023 22:15
    https://youtu.be/MJXUmU5sDws
    Ness64 22 Nov 2023 19:44
    I did this with no potions. Barely. Literally down to the last shot.

    You get 7 shots to kill them if you enter with a full bar (including the 1/2 upgrade), because you'll have 15 shots and you need 8 for the first phase, as mentioned. Each of them dies in 4 hits, so the boss effectively has 12 HP and you can damage up to 3 HP per hit.
    At best, you only need 4 shots as long as you get to hit all 3 of them at once every time, but this is hard enough to do that you'll likely have to settle for 2 per hit and alternate hitting one of them at least once (e.g. if all 3 are A-B-C, hit A-B, then hit A-C).

    As you can see, you have room for mistakes, but it's not much. I missed one shot entirely and still managed to do it because of 1 lucky shot that got all 3.

    If you mess up twice, might as well warp out with Mirror to reset. I had to do this a few times. Luckily, as painful as it is to redo the level, the green enemies just outside this level IN THE LIGHT WORLD may drop magic. You only need enough to get past the first room and you should refill throughout the dungeon from there, especially with Ether + Hammer on the penguins. Cane of Somaria is also recommended to complete it faster.

    Good luck if you're also doing this without bottles, it's honestly better to just bring one

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