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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a remake of a classic action adventure game from 1993. The project reproduces the content of the original, with improvements limited to control and audio-visual setting. Player explores the world, solves puzzles and fights enemies.

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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening cover

developer: Nintendo

publisher: Nintendo

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Game mode: single player

English language game language: English

game release date for Switch:

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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is an action adventure game set in the fantasy world. It is a remake of a classic game sharing the same title, originally published in 1993 on a portable Game Boy console. Both the original and the new version were developed by Nintendo.

Plot

In the game Players assume the role of Link, the hero of all the main installments in the series. This time, however, players don't have to explore the land of Hyrule; instead, the action is set in the mysterious island of Koholint.

Link gets to the island after a storm smashes the ship onboard which he travelled. On the spot, the hero discovers that the only way back home is to wake up the island guard sleeping on top of Tamaranch Mountain. In order to do this, he will have to acquire eight magical musical instruments.

Mechanics

In terms of the gameplay mechanics, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remains faithful to the original version from 1993. Thus, players receive a classic action adventure game. The events are observed from a camera placed high above the character's head, and the game boils down to exploring the world,within an arcade formula of fighting enemies and solving puzzles. The experience is diversified by occasional platform sections.

Remake reproduces the original campaign, with all the challenges, locations, and quests. Improvements are mainly limited to controls system, which is more convenient than the original version.

Technical aspects

The new The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening differs from its original mainly in terms of its audiovisual setting. Visuals have been redesigned and simple 2D models with large pixels have been replaced by 3D characters and locations. Also the soundtrack and the sound effects have been recorded from scratch.


Expectations: 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 25 players' votes.  

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The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening Guide
The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening Guide

game guide 08 September 2019

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Guide contains a detailed and illustrated walkthrough for the main and side quest, description of the most important secrets, exploration , bosses and collectable items.

The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening Remake Announced
The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening Remake Announced

news 14 February 2019 13:16

Nintendo has announced that The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening remake, the classic version of the series, which was originally released for the Game Boy portable console, is heading for Switch.

The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening - Trailer, Release Date, Level Editor
The Legend of Zelda Link's Awakening - Trailer, Release Date, Level Editor

news 11 June 2019 19:03

During a special presentation from the Nintendo Direct series at E3 Expo 2019, a new trailer of The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening was revealed. Dungeon editor will be available in the game. Game received a release date, too. It's September 20, this year.

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