The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening Review


Luke Mcqueen

Link’s awakening title screen and box art

Link, the hero of legend, sets sail upon his raft in search of adventure. However, a storm soon envelopes him and his hardly sea-worthy vessel. It only takes one rough wave to destroy the craft, causing the hero to be knocked unconscious from the blow. 

Luckily, Link finds himself on Koholint island with a new mystery to solve: how to get back home. This review will go over everything one needs to know about The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.

In 1993, gamers all over the world watched this adventure play out on their Gameboys. Now, newer generations can experience the epic tale of Link in the new remake of The Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Nintendo switch! The Link’s Awakening remake takes an interesting approach to the Zelda franchise: Instead of realistic gameplay, it relies more on a cartoon art style.

This works to the game’s advantage as it allows for more creative and dynamic gameplay throughout. In Link’s Awakening, the player must

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Box art of The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening

traverse through eight dungeons, fight the boss of each, and collect the “instruments of the Sirens” hidden in the farthest reaches of those dungeons. Once all eight are collected, the player must play them the Wind Fish who will in turn awaken Link from his slumber. “The dungeons have a set structure to them but have a fun bit of leeway to how you approach them,” said senior Weston Hirvela.

The problem with most Zelda games is it is not clear what the player is supposed to do at any given time. Link’s Awakening is luckily not like those Zelda games; as long as the player is paying attention, they should be able to get by just fine. This however, does not mean that the game will be a walk in the park, as the only way to get the secret ending is to beat the final boss with no deaths. 

“I like how it is a puzzle type game that challenges the brain,” said senior Cindy Lee.

The Legend of Zelda Link’s Awakening is the perfect bite-size Zelda experience; whether new to the series, a long time veteran biding time until Breath of The Wild 2, or just a casual fan, Link’s Awakening is the game for you.