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Legend of Zelda, The: Link's Awakening (Game Boy)

Legend of Zelda, The: Link's Awakening (Game Boy)
DeveloperNintendo R&D4 | Nintendo EAD
ReleasedJune 6, 1993
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Authors: dude1286 (30)
There are 30 achievements worth 297 (528) points.
Acquire the Full Moon Cello from Tail Cave.
1185 (830) of 2692
(44.02%) players
Acquire the Conch Horn from the Bottle Grotto.
904 (667) of 2692
(33.58%) players
Acquire the Sea Lily's Bell from Key Cavern.
725 (563) of 2692
(26.93%) players
Acquire the Surf Harp from Angler's Tunnel.
655 (514) of 2692
(24.33%) players
Acquire the Wind Marimba from Catfish's Maw.
604 (479) of 2692
(22.44%) players
Acquire the Coral Triangle from Face Shrine.
573 (458) of 2692
(21.29%) players
Acquire the Organ of Evening Calm from Eagle's Tower.
534 (431) of 2692
(19.84%) players
Acquire the Thunder Drum from Turtle Rock.
523 (423) of 2692
(19.43%) players
Wake the Wind Fish from his slumber.
507 (411) of 2692
(18.83%) players
Help Marin fulfill her dream.
397 (338) of 2692
(14.75%) players
Defeated Moldrum without being harmed.
797 (634) of 2692
(29.61%) players
Defeat the Genie without being harmed.
574 (474) of 2692
(21.32%) players
Defeated Slime Eye without being harmed.
501 (422) of 2692
(18.61%) players
Defeated Angler Fish without being harmed.
559 (457) of 2692
(20.77%) players
Defeated Slime Eel without being harmed.
466 (391) of 2692
(17.31%) players
Defeated Facade without being harmed.
441 (370) of 2692
(16.38%) players
Defeated Evil Eagle without being harmed.
462 (384) of 2692
(17.16%) players
Defeated Hot Head without being harmed.
457 (380) of 2692
(16.98%) players
Defeated all forms of the final boss without being harmed.
365 (310) of 2692
(13.56%) players
Acquire the standard shield from Tarin.
2604 (1303) of 2692
(96.73%) players
Find your sword on the beach.
1998 (1138) of 2692
(74.22%) players
Collect one of the 26 Secret Seashells across Koholint.
1392 (899) of 2692
(51.71%) players
Obtain the Sea Shell Sword by collecting 20 Sea Shells.
531 (442) of 2692
(19.73%) players
Learn all the songs for the ocarina.
580 (466) of 2692
(21.55%) players
Obtain the boomerang.
546 (446) of 2692
(20.28%) players
Obtain a total of 7 seven maximum hearts.
687 (535) of 2692
(25.52%) players
Obtain all 14 heart containers.
453 (388) of 2692
(16.83%) players
Get your first 20 rupees.
1573 (991) of 2692
(58.43%) players
Collect 250 rupees at one time.
1054 (756) of 2692
(39.15%) players
Collect 999 rupees at one time.
644 (502) of 2692
(23.92%) players
Recent Players:
mog012023-04-01 22:52:20Using Shield and [ ]. Madam MeowMeow's House. โค๏ธ3 ๐Ÿš0 ๐ŸŽธ0 ๐ŸŽต Overworld (unarmed)
antoniogilena2023-04-01 21:40:38Playing Legend of Zelda, The: Link's Awakening
smudge2023-04-01 19:08:52Title/Intro ๐ŸŽต Prologue
Skoull2023-03-31 07:30:13Player Select ๐ŸŽต Player Select
MasterPee2023-03-30 08:06:39Using Sword and Shield in Tail Cave. โค๏ธ3 ๐Ÿš0 ๐ŸŽธ0 ๐ŸŽต Tail Cave
givo932023-03-29 18:14:43Using Sword and Shield. Mabe Village . โค๏ธ3 ๐Ÿš1 ๐ŸŽธ0 ๐ŸŽต Mabe Village
Annhilater19852023-03-29 16:30:49Using Sword and Bombs in Key Cavern. โค๏ธ6 ๐Ÿš12 ๐ŸŽธ2 ๐ŸŽต Key Cavern
Timboslice112023-03-29 00:19:00Using Hookshot and Bombs. Tabahl Wasteland. โค๏ธ11 ๐Ÿš16 ๐ŸŽธ8 ๐ŸŽต Overworld
90GameBit2023-03-26 14:50:48Using Shield and Sword. Town Tool Shop. โค๏ธ3 ๐Ÿš1 ๐ŸŽธ0 ๐ŸŽต Mabe Village
DukeTogo13002023-03-26 14:37:05Using Sword and Bracelet. Tal Tal Heights. โค๏ธ10 ๐Ÿš16 ๐ŸŽธ6 ๐ŸŽต Overworld
Recent comments: (All 47)
danilofent97 17 Jun 2020 08:22
Mastered! Thanks for the awesome set!
RuSsile 28 Sep 2020 12:51
Doesn't work for me. Doubt I have the wrong rom. I already Cleared DX but Idk thought I do it again, guess not.
Vvardenfell 18 Nov 2020 19:14
my roms dont have the achievments
Rubicate 14 May 2021 19:32
You can do a few crazy jumps in Angler's Tunnel and end up using a key in the wrong place, softlocking your progress forever during normal gameplay. You can use the warp glitch to fix it if you don't wanna restart.
Grahamtams 5 Jun 2021 20:38
Players: watch out for A Dream Come True. You must complete the game without dying.
YahwehTzVaoth 30 Jun 2021 02:41
Zyvyn 16 Jul 2021 03:20
Does the boomerang quick kill on the final boss not work on the original GB version? I can't seem to get it to work and none of the wiki's say its exclusive to DX.
Olafur 16 Jul 2021 08:18
i seem to recall doing so. Just keep shooting at the eye.
Zyvyn 16 Jul 2021 11:34
Ok it does work its just an extremely precise hit for some odd reason.
Zyvyn 16 Jul 2021 12:29
Mastered! Probably the easiest Zelda set to master just due to the small amount of achievements and crazy challenges. This version is significantly easier than the set for DX.
Olafur 16 Jul 2021 13:12
I'd say some of the DX Damageless are easier, if only due to the power tunic.
Ludoro 3 Dec 2021 20:35
Mastered :)
WanderingHeiho 18 Dec 2021 01:38
Mastered! Took me by surprise what elements aside from the Color Dungeon were absent in the original release (including the use of the mushroom for phase 1 of final boss).
vintageclassicgamer 21 Feb 2022 00:18
What emulator are you using? This doesn't work with gambatte.
Olafur 21 Feb 2022 10:59
VBA is the main RA emu for gameboy games. You can also use Retroarch, which in case, I'd recommend mGBA. Works with all three gameboys.
Kurochi185 2 Mar 2022 23:05
I can't get the saving menu to open no matter what
tr1n 7 Apr 2022 19:01
Well, after playing the dx V this was quite easy
wolfman2000 28 May 2022 03:21
I've now added the ability for folks to compete for the title of fastest fisher person. Catch all five fish in one go.
Kingsombra 29 Aug 2022 18:16
Mastered. It was a fun set to go through and it felt good to play through this after so many years.
Golbi2654 19 Mar 2023 20:53
@Olafurf I heard GBA emulators are focused on GBA and are not the best at GB/C emulation (I played Super Mario Land on mGBA and it has sound glitches), I would recommend Gambette, since SameBoy (the most accurate GB/C emu) is currently not great at achievements and has less features than Gambette.

@Myself Is this really worth playing if you prefer the DX version? Does have any differences compared to DX? By the way DX also works on the Mono GB with slightly more features, which I think would make the non-DX version obsolete even for those who like to play in Monochrome.

Achievement Distribution

High Scores

296Nydaxn Nydaxn2023-02-24 15:39
295butthead232000 butthead2320002023-02-19 17:54
294Adeon Adeon2023-02-12 21:35
293Wolfric Wolfric2023-02-11 05:42
292LHNerdRick LHNerdRick2023-02-04 21:52
291dalinicus dalinicus2023-02-04 07:07
290daxyro daxyro2023-01-27 20:16
289VelocityEleven VelocityEleven2023-01-18 23:43
288Souhei Souhei2023-01-17 06:16
287Hiwatari55 Hiwatari552023-01-10 05:05


Catch all 5 fish in one go as fast as possible.
willplaygames willplaygames01:34.08