Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

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I. Zelda Speaks to Link...
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After you input your name, and start your new quest, you're brought to a 
mysterious hut, at night. You can hear the rain beating against the roof and 
the surrounding lands. Then, someone speaks to the hero, you, Link, as he lies 
in bed, as well as Link's Uncle, who is sitting awake at the table. She pleads 
for help, introducing herself as Zelda. She tells them that she is held captive 
at the castle by the evil wizard named Agahnim. Other girls were also 
kidnapped, but have disappeared. Agahnim, it seems, is trying to open up the 
seal of the Seven Wise Men...

Suddenly, Link's uncle awakes Link, and tells him that he is going out, but 
will be back by morning. He instructs him not to leave the house in his 
absence! Then the uncle leaves, equipped with sword and shield.

You can now control Link. Use this time to learn the various controls (although 
you don't have any weapons to use yet). Just get used to moving him about. The 
pots in the corner of the room all hold hearts in them. Just pick up the pots, 
grab the hearts, and then throw the pot. There is a treasure chest in the 
cabin, as well. Open it to get the Lamp! Your first item! Stay in the cabin 
long enough, and Zelda will telepathically contact Link again. She'll tell him 
that a secret passageway exists between the outside of the castle to the garden 
inside the castle walls! That's your cue! Lamp in hand, leave the cabin to the 
rainy outside world.

Once outside, go to each bush around Link's house and pick them up, then throw 
them, to see if they harbor any stray rupees for you. As you walk around 
outside, you'll notice that guards block almost every exit around your house. 
Walk down to the normal ground, then around to the right of your cabin, and 
north. Go north one screen to a coastal section, which you should then follow 
to your left, and up across the blue-green bridge with the hearts on it. Go 
north across the bridge, and you'll see the castle walls. The castle entrance 
is guarded by some knights, however. Go right, avoiding the knights, and around 
the castle wall. Follow the stoned-pathway east, and then north, to a lone 
bush, surrounded by some ground stones. Lift it up, and hear that famous Zelda 
secret jingle! Step into the hole in the ground that the bush was hiding, and 
you'll now be inside the castle!

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II. Within the Castle Walls...
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As you land in the castle, you'll find yourself in a small pool of water. Walk 
west out of it and follow the narrow green corridor heading leftward. You'll 
soon thereafter run into your stranded uncle, whom is either injured or tired 
(one can't be too sure). In anycase, talk to him and he'll eventually give you 
his (now yours) sword and shield. Keep in mind his lesson on focusing the power 
of the sword by holding down the B button! After grabbing his sword and shield, 
we're ready to move on.

Pass by your uncle, and go through the door at the end of the path we're on. In 
this new section, we'll come across our first enemies - two Green Knights. The 
Green Knights are the most basic Knight enemy, and only take two hits of Link's 
sword each to kill. They are only equipped with Daggers, and aren't very smart, 
either... so slay both of them, gathering whatever hearts or rupees they happen 
to drop. After they are both slain, head all the way east down the path we're 
on to the treasure chest. Open it to get five rupees (whoopie!), and lift both 
jars right there as well, to get small magic jars, which will fill up your 
magic meter ever so slightly (we'll need the magic to use our Lamp, however, so 
every little bit helps!) Then, head back down the path, and south. Go up the 
stairs, and through the door there, which will bring us back outside.

Once back outside (but now within the castle walls, instead of outside, like we 
were before), it's still dark and rainy. Now that we have a sword equipped, cut 
your way through the two bushes blocking your exit out of that little alcove 
you're in, and slash and hack the high grasses and bushes around your area, if 
you'd like, to find rupees and hearts. After that, go left, to the main path 
leading to the entrance to the castle, where you'll find three more Green 
Knights. Kill them, as well, and enter through the large doors to the north, 
entering back into the castle...

Once inside the castle, head north to the middle of the majestic room, and slay 
all three Green Knights within. Now, we have some choices here, as to which 
door we take. Well, follow my lead, and take the door to your left, but NOT up 
the stairs. Take that door, and follow the passageway NOT up the stairs 
(again), but swinging around going north, through to another room. In this 
room, continue north, while killing three more green knights that await you. 
Then, follow the passage to the door on the other side, which leads to a 
horizontal hallway. In the middle of this hallway is a door, which has stairs 
leading downward. Go down these stairs, to the first basement floor.

In this small room, a Blue Knight, equipped with a Long Sword, awaits you. 
These Knights are stronger than the Green Knights... better equipped, smarter, 
and with stronger attacking power. Don't take them too lightly! Kill the Blue 
Knight and grab the Key he drops when you kill him. Then, open the chest in the 
middle of the room to nab the map it's holding. Now you have a map of the 
castle we are exploring! Sweet! Now, unlock the locked door to the south of 
this small room, which leads south to another, larger room.

In this large room, you'll notice a huge black chasm to the right-hand side... 
the chasm is the key to this area. While you can get knocked (or simply walk) 
into the chasm, you can also slash, push, or steer enemies into this chasm as 
well. So walk down the stairs, and slash at the Blue Knight there when he's 
near the edge of the walkway, by the chasm. Slash him into the chasm, and watch 
him fall! That was simple, wasn't it? Now, go south to the next room. In this 
area, there is a chasm on all four sides, and two Blue Knights patrolling the 
area. Be careful, knocking both of the Blue Knights into the chasm below, or by 
simply killing them in the generic fashion. Either way is fine, it's what makes 
you comfortable. Keep in mind that the clay jars in the room (as well as all 
clay jars) kill the Blue (and Green) Knights in one hit. Nifty, eh? Now head 
south along the path. You'll come across yet another Blue Knight. You know what 
to do by now, just make sure to not walk off the side of the path, or get 
knocked off the path! Follow the pathway to the next area, which is to the 
left. (Note: If you DO get knocked into the chasm, it's no big deal. You lose 
hardly any energy, but you start at designated areas around the rooms, making 
it more of an annoyance than anything, really).

In this more wide open room, head north, then west into the main part of the 
room. Engage the two Green Knights here in battle, and ignore both staircases 
leading to an upper passageway in the room. Instead, go north to the doorway 
there, and into the next room. In this small room, a Green Knight patrols the 
area. Kill the Green Knight, and the door to the right opens. There's a locked 
door to the north, but we haven't a key! So go through the door to your right, 
and into that small room. In this room, we have a Blue Knight. Kill this Blue 
Knight, and he'll drop a Key. Grab the Key, and open the treasure chest in the 
middle of the room, to acquire the Boomerang! Sweet! Leave the room, going back 
to the previous room. Go up the stairs in this small room to the locked door we 
ignored previously, and open it, going through it to the next room. Simply 
follow this passage down the stairs, and down the doorway staircase as well, to 
another basement floor. Then, swing around, and go down one more time! You'll 
now be in the castle's deep-ground prison! Sweet. As you enter, kill the Green 
Knight, and enter the first jail cell, looking under the jars there for any 
hearts you may need. Then, go all the way to the right of the prison room, 
where your first boss fight will occur.

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BOSS FIGHT ONE - MACE KNIGHT
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The Mace Knight is by far the most simple boss fight in the game... some don't 
even consider it a boss fight, but I do! To defeat this rather intimidating 
enemy, this is what you want to do. Wait until he swings his huge ball and 
chain mace around once, and then brings it back to him. Then, run into him and 
slash him two times with your sword, and run back away a safe distance, and 
wait for him to do it again. He's that simple, really... just make sure to not 
get smacked up by his mace, which does considerable damage to the weak Link. 
Time your attacks and be patient, and the Mace Knight will fall quickly to 
Link's sword. 

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When the Mace Knight is defeated, he'll drop the Magic Key, which will open up 
Zelda's jail cell right in front of you. Open the jail cell, grab the five 
rupees 
out of the treasure chest within her cell, and then rescue the Princess. She'll 
thank Link, tell him a bit about what's going on (so pay attention!), and then 
tell you that there's a secret exit out of the castle (now that the guards'll 
be looking for the both of you), but we must go back to the castle entrance. 
That isn't so hard... just backtrack ALL THE WAY to the first, primary room in 
the castle. Kill the enemies as you go, and be quick about it! Once you reach 
this room, you'll now because Zelda will address Link, and tell him to head to 
the throne room, that the hidden passageway is there. So where is the throne 
room? Well, it's the door to the north of the room, right in the middle. You 
can get to it by going up the stairs to the side and following the upper 
passageway all the way around to the middle door, and then go through it, to 
the next room.

In this room, you'll be jumped by several Blue Knights. Go up the stairs in the 
middle and you'll find yourself in the throne room. So what to do? Approach the 
throne, and go up the stairs there. Zelda will tell Link to push the shelf in 
the back over. So go to the side of it and push it all the way over. Enter into 
the castle catacombs here. It's dark in here, you can only see in front of you 
a bit and slightly to the sides. In this first dark room, try to find a sink-
looking object, which is something you can light up (I call it a torch) with 
the Lamp. Find one and light it up, and the room will be temporarily lit. From 
there, kill the Rats in the room (they carry lots of rupees!), and then 
approach the door in the northeastern corner of the room, to the next part of 
this catacombs area. As you enter this dark room, there'll be a torch right in 
front of you. Light it up, and start going to work with your sword on the 
Snakes to your left. Kill them all, and go to your left, to the next door, 
which leads deeper into the catacombs.

In this rather large room, it too is dark. Head north up the path, killing any 
Rats, Bats or Snakes in your path. Find the nearest torch and light it up. To 
the right of the room is a Key within a treasure chest. Make sure to pick it 
up, and go to the left to grab some magic under the jar there. Then go north, 
and unlock the door with the key you just found there. Go through the door, to 
the next room in the catacombs. As we enter this room, Zelda will tell Link 
that beyond these sewers lies the sanctuary that we are headed towards. This 
room truly is a sewer, with water all over the ground, et cetera. In this small 
sewer room, head due right and light up the torch there with your Lamp. Your 
safe in the water areas from enemies, so use that to your advantage. This 
particular room holds only Rats for you to fight. Slay them all, gathering 
whatever they drop, then simply go left through the door there, to yet another 
room. This part of the sewer is wide open. There are Rats, Bats and Snakes in 
this room, but it shouldn't give you a hard time. You can cut north through the 
water to the next door, or you can light up one of the torches and explore the 
various jars in the room for magic and hearts, and kill the various enemies as 
well. Either way, work your way to that northern door, in which we are headed. 
In this room, there are three Rats and two Bats. One of the Rats hold a Key, so 
slay them, grab the key they drop, and then kill the bats (all of this after 
lighting up a torch, of course). Then go to the northeastern part of the room, 
and unlock the door with the key you just got there. We're almost there.

In this self-lit room, head north. You'll notice to your right two unstable 
walls that can be bombed... unfortunately, however, we haven't any bombs right 
now, so we'll have to pass for the time being. Head north, killing the various 
enemies as you go. When you get to a series of blocks, push the middle one out 
of the way, and go up the stairs there to the next room. In these wood-encased 
rooms (I'm guessing we're now in the sanctuary basement), there are Rats all 
over. Kill them all, using Jars or your sword, then go through the south door. 
In this FINAL room, there are two Rats, and two switches. Zelda tells you to 
pull a switch, but she's not specific enough. Kill the two Rats, and pull the 
right-hand side switch to make the door open. Pulling the other one will result 
in enemies falling down on you, so don't pull it! Then, go through the door, 
and enter into the safety of the sanctuary.

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III. The Sanctuary and the Six Heart Pieces
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Once you deliver Zelda back to the sanctuary, the Priest thanks you for 
delivering Zelda back to him safely. He tells Link that it is absolutely 
necessary that Zelda not fall into the hands of the wizard again! The only 
weapon that can defeat the wizard, he tells Link, is the Master Sword. His 
quest is to acquire this Master Sword, and kill the evil wizard!

After the Priest stops talking, Link can now grab the full Heart out of the 
treasure chest right up there on the alter. Now, we have much to do! But first, 
there are six Heart Pieces we can pick up at this point in the game that we 
should make haste in getting right now, so that's what we're going to do!

The first heart piece on our list is located far to the south of the Sanctuary. 
To get there, go south from the Sanctuary, back down to the location of Link's 
house. Once you get to Link's house, go south to the large field below his 
house. Avoid or kill the Blue Knight Archers and Green Knight Archers, and head 
south one more screen, then head west a screen. Right on-screen there should be 
a small building made of stone there. Enter into this building. There's a row 
of three blocks blocking your way northward, as well as a treasure chest beyond 
it. Ignore the treasure chest for now, and push the middle block up towards the 
treasure chest, then the left block to the left, to make an entrance for Link 
heading north. Head north through the door into another room. In this room is 
an enemy that you can't kill, and two switches. Pull the right-hand switch to 
make the water start to flow inside this building. Pulling the right-hand switch 
will make four green bombs fall from the ceiling and explode, so avoid pulling 
it. Then, walk back outside of the stone building, and go to the shallows at 
the left of it. There, you'll find your first piece of heart.

To get to the location of the second heart piece from here, head back north to 
Link's house. Stop by the house, first of all, if you need any Hearts from the 
jars within. Then, head west along the path below Link's house (but on the same 
screen). On this next screen, head east some more, while killing the three 
Green Knights you come across. Then, follow the path south to the next screen. 
On this screen, kill the Blue Knight Archer, while blocking or avoiding the 
arrows he shoots at you. Then follow the path east, then north into the next 
area, and again, north and east to another screen. You'll know you're in the 
right place because you'll hear the music change. This is the "town music" that 
will become familiar to you in no time. Follow the zig-zagging passage, past 
the library, and up to the next screen, which leads into the town proper. Go 
north straight through town, until you come out the other side. On this screen, 
you'll see a Fortune Teller's house. Ignore it, and go to the right of it. Kill 
the two Green Knights stationed here, and then head north into the woods above. 
This is the Lost Woods. Head north through this first area of the Lost Woods. 
Kill off the Crow that comes at you, and right after that, you'll come across a 
group of nine bushes, grouped all together. Slash at all of them, and the one 
smack-dab in the middle will be hiding a hole. You'll know you found it when 
you hear the famous "Zelda secret" tune. Jump into the hole, and you'll land 
directly north of another heart piece! Then, simply jump down off the ledge 
there, and go through the door to your left. The guy you come across on the 
passage out of here will tell you that this is a gang of thieves' hideout. 
Then, you can just leave by following that passage out of the cave, and then go 
south to get out of the Lost Woods all together.

As for the third heart piece, as well as the three after that we need to get, 
we're going to need Bombs. If you haven't already found Bombs by simply 
fighting enemies, and don't feel like waiting any longer, go to the shop in the 
village to your south. The shop is a small shack next to a boy, in a small 
farm-like area. You can buy ten Bombs for 50 rupees! Not bad! After that, we 
can get the rest of the heart pieces we need. The first one is within the 
village itself.

To get the third heart piece, head to the northern section of the village, to a 
silver house, adjoined to a regular looking house... you'll know the house in 
question not only because of its silver coloring, but its barred windows and 
green roof. Once within this house (it's a thieves hideout), talk to the man in 
there, and then go down the stairs through the door at the northwest end of the 
room. In this room, there are four treasure chests to the south of the room. 
But first, bomb the cracked wall at the north of the room to make a hole. Enter 
into this secret room, and grab the five rupee pieces under each of the six 
pots in your path, and then open the chest at the end of the path to get your 
third heart piece! Sweet! But before leaving this hideout, make sure to move 
the blocks strategically to get the red twenty rupee pieces that each of the 
four hold. Don't worry! If you can only get one or two at a time, that's okay, 
just leave the hideout and comeback, and the blocks'll have been reset, meaning 
you can easily get all four, for a total of 80 rupees! Not bad! As for the 
fourth heart piece...

The fourth heart piece is a cinch to get. From this unusual looking house, head 
south, all the way to the southern entrance of the village, the one we 
originally entered into the village via. Jump down from ridge to ridge, and 
head to the western house. It's a long house, and only half of it is on the 
screen. You can't access the other half... or so it seems. Enter this house, 
and talk to the guy there. He says that he and his brother are fighting, so he 
sealed the doorway to his room. The faulty wall to your left is the door in 
question. Bomb it (sorry man, hope you didn't spend too much patching that wall 
up at the Home Depot), and enter into his brother's room. Talk to the other 
brother (he'll ask if his brother is still angry)... but wait, that's NOT how 
you get the heart piece. But it was a necessary step! Go outside of this 
brother's room, and you'll be right next to a young woman. Talk to her, and 
she'll tell you that if you get to the end of her obstacle course within 15 
seconds, she'll give you something "special." While I'm sure Link wishes it 
were something else *winkwink*, traverse the obstacle course in the set amount 
of time to receive a piece of heart! That's the fourth heart piece, which, if 
you're getting them in the order I have them here, will now equal five hearts 
in your energy meter! Cool beans! Piece five, here we come!

Head back into the village proper. Go straight to the northwest corner of the 
village. You'll notice a gapping hole in the ground, right next to a cave 
entrance... but how to get into this hole? Go around it, past the cave 
entrance, and above it via the ridge right to the north of it. Drop off of this 
ridge into the hole, and you'll enter into a secret cave area. Right where you 
drop is a treasure chest. Open it to get some Bombs, and then grab the Red and 
Blue rupee pieces out of the chests and jars along the northern wall. Right 
next to the leftmost treasure chest is a crack in the wall... a faulty wall! 
Bomb this faulty wall, and get two hearts, ten rupees total, and your fifth 
heart piece out of the chest there! Cool beans, once more! =D Exit out of this 
cave, back into the village.

The sixth heart piece isn't in the village (oh well!), but we should really 
still get it, don't you think!? Leave the village, and backtrack all the way 
back to Link's house, then head down into the fields below his house, just like 
we did before. Then, head west a screen, and south once more. You'll see a sign 
there, that'll have an arrow pointing west, leading to the Desert of Mystery. 
This is our destination for this particular heart piece. Go west into the 
Desert of Mystery entrance, and follow the winding path westward, into the 
desert itself. Once you enter into the desert, hug the eastern wall as you head 
north. As you get to the very north of this desert, but on the eastern side, 
you'll come across a cave. Enter into this cave, and follow the cave passage up 
to another door, which you should go into as well, into the next area. In this 
room, a man named Aginah resides. Talk to him if you'd like (he'll give you a 
good time on where to get the Book of Mudora!), and then go to the south of 
this room, where another faulty wall exists. Bomb it, as we've been doing this 
entire heart-getting trip we've been on, and enter into the small room it 
reveals, which has a treasure chest holding the sixth heart piece. Now we're 
done with this heart-gettin' charade... for now, anyway!

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IV. Two Magic Bottles and a Bug Catching Net
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This section of the walkthrough, after we get the six hearts above, is to guide 
you on getting two of the Magic Bottles and the Bug Catching Net, as well. So 
let us do this, shall we? All three of these items we need to get are all 
located within the confines of the village, so we need not travel very far to 
get all of this crap. So, go back to the village, and we can get started.

First and foremost, lets get these two Magic Bottles, eh? The first one is easy 
to get. Actually, they're both easy to get, but whatever... the first Magic 
Bottle is located within the Magic Bottle dealer's hands. Easy, eh? The Magic 
Bottle dealer is the dude sitting Indian style on his towel in the middle of 
town. He has four bottles right next to him, and located to the west of the 
weathercock... he should be easy for you to find. Talk to him and purchase the 
Magic Bottle he's selling for 100 rupees. A good deal, indeed!

The second Magic Bottle is located in the Pub/Inn building in the village, 
which is located south and east a row of houses from the Magic Bottle dealer. 
But don't enter the Pub from the front. You'll know the right building because 
there is a gap in the back of the building in the bushes surrounding the 
structure, which will allow you entrance into the secret back entrance into the 
Pub. Enter into this secret entrance and open the treasure chest near the 
counter, to get your second Magic Bottle!

As for the Bug Catching Net... To get the Bug Catching Net, head to the house 
near the middle of the village. It's to the left of the house with the bushes 
all in front of the house. It's basically due north of the back of the Pub. 
Enter into this house to find a little girl, sick in bed, with cages in her 
little home... go and talk to her! If you don't have the Magic Bottles (at 
least one), she'll ask Link if he has one, and if you don't, she won't talk to 
you further. If you DO have a Magic Bottle, she'll tell you why she's sick, and 
then offer you her Bug Catching Net! The Bug Catching Net is VERY useful, for 
catching bugs and Faeries with it, and then storing them in your bottle. Pretty 
neat, no? But no use for it right now really, so moving on...

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V. Places of Interest Before the First Dungeon...
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We have all the stuff we need (and a lot more) to now traverse the first 
dungeon, which is located in the far east of Hyrule. But first, let us explore 
Hyrule a bit more, primarily the village area.

Go to the little boy next to the shop, along the fence in the chicken coup. 
He'll tell you of his grandfather, and that you should go visit him, and then 
mark your map! Pretty cool, eh? Then, go west of the little boy, to the small 
shack in the southwest corner of town. It seems that there's no way in, but 
there is. Hack your way through the brush there to the front of the building, 
and plant a bomb there. A hole will be blown into the wall, giving you entrance 
into this small shack! Within the shack are several pots, hiding some rupees, 
bombs and arrows for Link to throw into his inventory. Pretty cool, eh?

Now, head east, back to Link's house. Refill your hearts if need be, and then 
we'll head east, toward the palace. Head east from Link's house, and then north 
across the bridge there. Fight off the Blue Knights, Green Knights, and 
assorted Archers you come across. Then shoot rightward, and into the mountains 
heading north, into the Eastern Palace area. Head north, up the long staircase, 
and keep heading north, avoiding or killing the Octoroks that come at you. 
You'll see a hut below if you keep heading north. This is the house the little 
boy in the village marked off for us. Jump down where the hut is, and enter 
into it.

Within, you'll meet the famed Sahasrahla, the village elder, and a direct 
descendent of the famed Seven Wise Men. He tells Link that to get the Master 
Sword, he needs to get the Three Pendants first, and the East Palace holds one 
of them, the Pendant of Courage... and that's a good place to start. If Link is 
to get this Pendant, he'll give him more information and a special item! Cool! 
To the north of the wise man is three jars, with three hearts... and beyond 
those jars, a faulty wall. Use a Bomb on the faulty wall, and enter into the 
hidden room beyond it, which holds three treasure chests, with bombs and a 
total of 100 rupees! Nice! You have an option now, before you get a-goin' into 
the East Palace, however...

If you want to get the Magic Powder as soon as you get out of the East Palace, 
then this is what you need to do. Head all the way back to Kakariko Village, 
and past the Fortune Teller's house, to the Lost Woods entrance, where we went 
before to get a heart piece. Enter into the Lost Woods here, and head north to 
the thieve's hideout region where we were before. Explore the surrounding 
vicinity until you find a Mushroom lying on the ground. Grab it, and you'll 
find that it's actually the Magic Mushroom. Good stuff! This is what we came to 
the Lost Woods for. But now, what to do with it? Well, it's quite simple, 
really. Head all the way back to Link's House, and from there, head east, then 
north across the bridge. Instead of going east from the bridge, as if we were 
going back to the East Palace, head north one screen, through the maze of dirt 
piles and Octoroks, and then north another screen. Follow the river going north 
and east, and you'll come across a wooden bridge heading west. Ignore it, kill 
both Blue Knight Archers, and head north, through the bushes (slash them to 
make a path), and north another screen, and then east. There will be a 
mysterious and colorful hut here... and green monsters (which I call Magical 
Creatures) patrolling outside. NEVER slash them with your sword... they'll 
electrocute you! Instead, just use your Bow and Arrow (when you get a Bow), or 
Magic Powder (when you get that)... but then, talk to the Witch outside, and 
she'll tell you that if you give her the Magical Mushroom, she'll make 
something for you! Sweet! Equip it and give it to her, and she'll tell you to 
come back later for what she has for you. So that we'll do. If you want to have 
some Magic Potions with you, this is the place to get them. Enter into the hut 
there, and talk to the woman inside, who'll tell you Green Potion cures magic, 
Red Potion cures life, and the Blue Potion cures both magic and life. She'll 
even give you a free sample of the red potion! It'll be in lieu of you to 
purchase a Red Potion, so do that now... and then, after that, head back south 
to the East Palace area, and enter the palace, and we'll get underway! If you 
can't find it... well, there's no excuse for that. Just navigate the dirt 
corridors and stairways, while killing off Blue Knights, Armos' and Octoroks, 
and you'll be led directly to the entrance of this grand palace.

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VI. Dungeon One, The East Palace
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Ah yes, our first dungeon excursion. Get used to it, we'll be doing it a lot 
more as the game goes on.

As we begin the first dungeon, you'll notice three doors... one on the left, 
one in the middle, and one on the right. The door in the middle is sealed shut. 
Ignore the doors to the left and the right completely. They both lead to broken 
passageways that lead into a chasm. No use going there period (although the pot 
in front of each door has a rupee under it, if you care to get them). So this 
leaves us with one door, the middle, sealed door. What do we do to open it? 
Life the pot in front of the door, underneath which has a gold circular switch. 
Press the switch and the door will swing open, allowing you to go forward to 
the following passageway over the chasm. This passageway has three simple-to-
defeat "Snake Bushels" or blue and orange. Defeat them, gathering whatever 
goodies they drop, and then press the semi-hidden circular switch, out in the 
open, towards the bottom of the passageway, which opens the door leading 
northward, to yet another room.

In this room, you'll hear some weird pulsing noises, which you'll notice are 
coming from below the platform you're standing on. Small balls are rolling down 
the corridor below, after every few of which you notice a huge cannon-ball 
looking ball rolling down the corridor, which takes up the entire width of the 
corridor. So descend the staircase to the level where these balls are flying 
down the corridor, and traverse these balls coming at you as you go. If the 
large ball is coming at you, try to sneak into one of the alcoves in the 
passageway. When you get to the end, don't go up the stairs there yet, but 
instead, follow the corridor going left, then down, and then right. It leads to 
a treasure chest and four pots. Each pot holds a five rupee pieces, while the 
treasure chest holds 100 rupees! A nice little prize, if I do say so myself. In 
anycase, follow the passageway back to the stairs I just told you to ignore. Go 
up these stairs now, and through the door there to the next area.

In this area, follow the corridor up, and you can go left or right. First, go 
right. Behind the two pots in the corner is a switch. Press the switch and door 
right next to you will swing open. Enter into this door, and into the next 
room. This room is full of Skeletons. These Skeletons are tough, however, 
because when you hack at them, they jump away. You can ignore them, or you can 
try to slay them by cornering them, or slashing quick, or even chucking the 
clay jars at them. Either way, at the right end of this room are two doors, one 
to the north and one to the south. First, enter the south door, and follow the 
short corridor around to the stairs. Go down the stairs and you'll be in a 
small room, but you can't see anything to the left or right of you because of 
the platforms above. Nothing is to your left, but to your right are hidden clay 
jars that have hearts underneath them if you need them. Then, go back up the 
stairs and back to the previous room. Go now to the northern door on the right 
wall and into that room. In this room is a spinning enemy (which I call a 
Spinner), which you can't harm with your sword or any other weapon, so just 
avoid it. There are five clay jars in this room. The one in the middle hides a 
switch that opens the door leading south. Press this switch and run through to 
that room to your south, which is another segment of the room where we just got 
the hearts hidden by the clay jars previously. Open this treasure chest that's 
sitting there all by its lonesome, and you'll get the Dungeon Map! Sweet 
business! Now you can head back north, then west, and then south, back to the 
corridor where we could go left or right before (that we chose to go right). 
This time, go left. Move the clay pots in the corner like we did before and 
press the switch, and then enter into the left room there.

This room is very similar to the other room right after the right-hand door we 
just took. Here too are Skeletons we can kill or avoid (it's up to you). 
However, there's only one door we can take here, on the left-hand side of the 
room. Go through the door there into the next room. In this room, the door 
closes behind you, and the other door in the room also closes. Then, four 
Skeletons appear. You'll have to kill all of them (try using the clay pots in 
the room to kill them, which makes your life a lot easier), and when they are 
all slain, the doors will re-open. Go through the north door into the next 
room. You're on a corridor leading north now, with a treasure chest on the 
other end. Open the treasure chest to receive the Dungeon Compass (!), so that 
now with the map and compass we can see where we're going AND the boss' 
location! Pretty neat, eh? Now, descend the staircase to your left, and go to 
the door at the right-hand side of the room, which will lead to a narrow 
corridor. On the wall here is a gray Triforce box. These are telepathic boxes 
that Sahasrahla can telepathically communicate with you via. He'll give you a 
tip (after explaining what that box was), on how the weapon in this dungeon can 
be used on the dungeon's boss. The weapon is the Bow, and now we're going to go 
find it. From here, don't head south (the pathway it blocked by unmovable green 
blocks), but instead, go right, to the massive middle-dungeon room.

In this room, you'll find two points of interest. Number one, the massive 
treasure chest in the center of the room. And number two, the Magic Door to the 
north of the room, that leads to the boss of the dungeon. Neither of these 
things can yet be opened until we've found the Master Key, however... so hold 
your thoughts on them. Otherwise, this room is inhabited by two Skeletons, and 
two new enemies we haven't fought yet - Cyclops. Cyclops sit and chill with 
their one eye closed until you get too close. In this state, they are 
vulnerable to attack. When they open their eye and start to move at you 
however, you can attack them. They move quick, however, so keep your distance. 
While you can use your sword on them, your best bet is to wait until we get the 
Bow and Arrow from within this dungeon to fight them with. That's when these 
big enemies become especially simple to defeat. So shoot straight across this 
room for now, to the door on the right-hand side, which leads to a room that we 
were already in, just on the top floor. Head south through this room to the 
staircase at the southern end, which leads to another door, which you should go 
through.

This room is all dark, and it's actually a square-shaped corridor. So what to 
do? Well, you'll notice two Spinners coming at you from the left, so don't go 
that way. Shoot right and then down. When you come across a Snake Bushel, slay 
it, and then press the switch right next to it, which will open the door 
immediately to your right. Go through this door, and you'll be in another dark 
room. In this room, you'll find three Skeletons guarding a small plethora of 
clay pots. Kill the Skeletons with your sword or some of the clay pots, and 
then lift all the clay pots to find rupees, magic jars, hearts, and above all 
else, a key. Once you get all of these items, you can go back to the darkened 
corridor we were just at. Once out in the corridor, head south, and then left. 
Kill the Snake Bushel in your path, and keep moving, because those two Spinners 
are on your tail! Then, head north, and there will be a locked door along the 
left-hand wall, which you can now open with your new found key. Open it quickly 
and go through this door, to the next area of the dungeon.

You'll now find yourself on a thin platform over the beginning part of the 
dungeon, the part with the small balls and large balls (heh heh) going down the 
small corridor. Go left over this tiny platform, to the door on the other side, 
which leads to yet another room. In this room, you'll see ANOTHER large key 
door, as well as some Snake Bushels and four Spinners orbiting a clay pot in 
the middle of the room. Kill the Snake Bushels in the room, first, and the 
Skeletons as well. The Cyclops should also be killed (try chucking a clay jar 
at his open eye for a one hit kill). When all of the enemies are defeated, the 
four Spinners orbiting that one clay jar will disperse. Be careful they don't 
run into you, and run up to the clay jar. Pick it up and throw it, and press 
the gold circular switch it was hiding, which will make a small treasure chest 
appear on the alter in front of you. Open it to get the Big Key! The door to 
the north is openable with this Big Key, so open it, and go through to the next 
corridor. Then simply go north, pushing the right-hand block north to make a 
pathway for you to go, then go north and right, back to the dungeon's main 
room. See why I told you not to go south before? =)

Back here, the enemies have reappeared, so kill them or avoid them, it's up to 
you. Go to the treasure chest in the middle of the room (yes, the massive one), 
and open it with the Big Key, to get the Bow! Now we have a Bow and Arrow to 
use! Sweet! Four Skeletons will fly down from the ceiling, and their heads will 
fly at you. Avoid them, and equip the Bow, and go to work on any remaining 
enemies in the room that you want to kill. Then go to the locked door in the 
north of the room, and use the Big Key on it. Enter into the room beyond it, 
which is dark. Head right or left from the entrance and light up the room with 
your Lamp, and then kill the two Cyclops in the middle of the room with your 
Bow and Arrow (when their eyes open), as well as the Snake Bushels. Grab 
whatever they drop, including the key, and then go to the northern right-hand 
door, beyond the clay jar. Enter into this darkened room, and go south down the 
stairs. While avoiding the two Spinners patrolling the area, grab the load of 
blue rupees ripe for the taking, and then head back to the previous room. Go to 
the northern left-hand door now, and open it with the key you got from fighting 
the two Cyclops and the Snake Bushels, and go through that door, which leads up 
to the second floor. 

The rooms here are now lighted, which is a good thing. There are four clay jars 
in this room, and two Spinners. While avoiding the Spinners, grab the arrows 
from underneath the clay pots. Underneath the lower left-hand one is a switch. 
Press it, and the left-hand door will open. Go through the door into the next 
room. In this room, make sure to have your Bow and Arrow equipped, for there 
are three Cyclops enemies in this room in close proximity. Kill all three of 
them (don't get hit, take one at a time), and then press the real switch, which 
is the southern most one, to open the left-hand door. Go through that door to 
the next room. This room has those black balls shooting in all directions! The 
door on the other side is sealed shut, and there are four switches in the room, 
one on each corner. Which one is the real one though? The upper left-hand one 
is! Press it and the door will open, leading to one of the final rooms in the 
dungeon before the boss battle! In this room, a Red Cyclops and two Skeletons 
patrol. Kill the two Skeletons, and pound two arrows into the open eye of the 
Red Cyclops (they are faster and take two hits instead of one to kill, than the 
normal Green Cyclops). Then, the door to the north will be open, and you can go 
north through to the next room. In this room, kill the crapload of Snake 
Bushels, grabbing whatever they drop. Be weary of the two Red Cyclops enemies 
coming from the north of the room however. Have that Bow and Arrow ready to 
fire when they are coming at you! Kill them both, and then grab the arrows and 
hearts out of the three jars on either side of the room. The door to the north 
leads to the boss battle with the Armos Knights! Have your Bow and Arrow ready 
for your first real boss battle!

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BOSS FIGHT TWO - ARMOS KNIGHTS
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The Armos Knights are you first true boss battle. The Armos Knights count six, 
and they all attack you at the same time. However, they attack in formations, 
and aren't too hard to kill, especially with the services of your trusty Bow 
and Arrow. With the Bow and Arrow equipped, allow them to do their several 
formations, including circles, straight lines (both vertical and horizontal), 
and other such nonsense. While this is going on, shoot your arrows at any Armos 
you want. Each Armos takes three hits each with the Arrow to kill, so you'll 
slowly but surely narrow down their numbers as they jump around the room. 
Staying on the bottom of the screen will nearly ensure that you won't get hit 
by them as their randomly bouncing around the room, but you should still be on 
guard. When five of the six Armos Knights are killed, the last remaining Armos 
Knight will turn red in color, and change his attack style. He'll simply jump 
around the room, trying to crush Link underneath him. At this point, the sword 
is easier to use than the Bow and Arrow, so go to work on his with the sword, 
and he took will bite the dust. Au revoir, Armos Knights.

*****

After the Armos Knights are defeated, a full heart piece will appear. Grab it, 
giving you six hearts in your energy meter now, and then grab the Pendant of 
Courage chillin' there as well. After you pick it up, the game will tell you to 
take it to Sahasrahla, and that two Pendants remain. Good stuff. You'll then be 
automatically transported outside of the East Palace. Say goodbye to it, you're 
done there. Now... it's time to move on.

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VII. Sahasrahla's History Lesson, the Magic Powder, and an Ice Rod...
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From the entrance of the East Palace, we have to go back and visit Sahasrahla, 
as he instructed you to do after you got the Pendant of Courage, which we just 
got when we defeated the Armos Knights. Once back at Sahasrahla's hut, enter 
into it and talk to him once more. Listen to his tail of the Hylian Wars and 
such, and at the end of his lore, he'll give you his Pegasus Shoes, which will 
allow Link to run and dash into many things! It also allows you to execute the 
dash attack... use the A button to activate the Pegasus Shoes at any time!

But did you hear Sahasrahla's little hint after he gives you the Shoes? He 
tells you to get something in Lake Hylia... what could it be? Well, we'll check 
that out right now! But first, lets swing back to the witch's hut and pick up 
our Magic Powder that she promised to make for Link out of the Magic Mushroom 
he found in the Lost Woods! Leave the East Palace region and head north back to 
her hut, just like we did before we went to the East Palace. Talk to the witch 
outside that you gave the mushroom to and she'll give you the Magic Powder! 
Sweet business! Now that we have that, go inside and talk to the woman in there 
to heal up for free if you need to, and then head south and west, back to 
Link's house.

From Link's house, we're going to head south into the swamp area there, that 
we've been to many times before. Head south from Link's house one screen, then 
east one screen. Go south until you come to a brown path of land, which you 
should jump to. This is Lake Hylia. Follow the coastline of the lake all the 
way around the southern edge of it, and then going north along the east edge of 
it, until you get to a cave entrance. Next to this open cave entrance is a 
faulty wall in the rock. Use a Bomb on the faulty wall to blow a hole in it, 
and enter this icy cave. Go north along the pathway one screen, and you'll be 
in a room with a treasure chest atop an alter. Open the treasure chest, and 
you'll get the Ice Rod! Pretty sweet! (Note: The open cave next to the secret 
cave is a cave of loose faeries if you want to catch any and throw them in any 
open bottles you may have.) 

After getting the Ice Rod, head north back to Link's house. We have a few more 
things to take care of before going to the second palace...

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VIII. Another Heart Piece and the Book of Mudora
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From Link's house, we will first head to the Sanctuary to get the seventh Heart 
Piece, one we need the Pegasus Shoes to get, which is why we waited until now 
to get it. From Link's home, go east, and then north across the bridge, as if 
we were going back to East Palace. Then, continue north through the Octorok-
infested dirt mounds, and north again, until you get to the wooden bridge 
that's horizontal across the river, south of the witch's hut. Kill or avoid the 
two Blue Knight Archers as you go across the bridge heading west, and then go 
north. From here, go west a bit and you'll come to a graveyard. One screen west 
of the graveyard is the Sanctuary. But, we need to go one more screen west from 
the Sanctuary, the screen with two Green Knights patrolling the area. Kill them 
both, and get to the high point of the screen, the plateau above the normal 
ground level, and then head one screen east. This is the screen where we need 
to be. You'll see a green set of rocks, look almost like flowers, with four on 
each side and one in the middle, if you know what I mean. You can destroy these 
rocks if you simply dash into them. So stand back a bit, and then press the A 
button to use the Pegasus Shoes' dash ability, and run into these rocks to 
break them apart, revealing a staircase leading into the ground below. Go down 
into the ground, and open the treasure chest there to find your seventh piece 
of heart... one more piece and we'll have another full heart container! Pretty 
nifty! From here, we need to get to Kakariko village. To get there from the 
Sanctuary vicinity, simply continue west down the path, and you'll run into the 
Lost Woods' entrance/Fortune Teller's house screen. This is where we need to 
be.

Our first order of business within the town is a little sidequest that's just 
fun to do after you get the Pegasus Shoes. There's a man in red that you might 
have noticed in town that, whenever you get near him, he runs away from you. 
He's located right above the back of the pub, west a little bit. Approach him 
from the left, so that he'll be running right. When he starts to run, dash 
after him with use of the Pegasus Shoes. When you catch up to him, he'll admire 
you agility and give you a tip to run into trees and other things to find 
hidden secrets! Pretty neat, I know. If he runs out of the village before you 
catch up, walk into a house or out of the village to reset his position. One 
other thing to do here quickly is...go to the woman's house with the woman 
sweeping out in front of it. It's located almost smack-dab in the middle of the 
village. Walk into her house (she has a lot of chickens in there), and bomb the 
right-hand wall in her house, the one with the crack on it. In this secret room 
is one treasure chest, which holds ten arrows, a nice little present indeed.

Finally, exit out of the town through the south exit. Jump down one level, and 
then go left to the ladder, leading up to the house with the book over the 
door. This is the library, our next destination. Enter into the library, and on 
the left-hand shelf, you'll notice a big green book up top. How do we get it 
down? Simple. Dash into the shelf with your Pegasus Shoes and it'll fall off 
the shelf. Then, simply walk around the shelf and pick it up. This is the Book 
of Mudora, a very important item that we need to get into the Desert Palace, 
the next palace on our list!

Now that we're all ready to go to the Desert Palace, this is how we get there. 
From Kakariko Village, head back to the screen that has Link's house on it, and 
then head south into the swamps. From there, head south one screen, and west 
one screen. A sign will be there, pointing you to the Desert of Mystery. This 
is where we got a heart piece earlier in the game, so the region should be 
familiar. Go around the zigzagging pathway and enter the desert proper. While 
avoiding the Mines, Sandmen and Vultures all over the place, head north and 
west a bit, to the platform with the stone tablet in the middle of it, and 
three alien-looking heads forming a triangle around it. Go up to it and read 
it, and it'll be all gibberish. This is where the Book of Mudora comes into 
play. Equip it on Link and read the tablet again. Just make sure to read it 
with the special item/weapon button. It'll say (in English) to make a wish and 
it'll be granted. So Link removes his hat and prays and wishes, as some cool 
music plays in the background, and the screen dims a bit. Then, the three 
statues move, revealing an opening going north. Go north, up the stairs, and 
enter into the Desert Palace.

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As you enter the Desert Palace, you'll notice a huge room of sand, basically. 
But that's just from your point of view from the door, however. First on our 
list in this dungeon is to go north. As you go north, you'll come across some 
Sand Flowers popping out of the sand. Slash them with your sword or avoid them 
as you head north to the jars above. Nothing is underneath the jars however, so 
ignore them. The tiles in the center of the room have a rotating Laser Statue 
on it. These statues rotate 360 degrees in a continuous motion, and the eyeball 
on it, when it sees you, will fire a powerful laser at you... and it hurts. So 
avoid going into direct contact with this statue's powerful eye! From the tiles 
in the center of the room, head left to the two jars in your path. Lift them up 
to clear a path, killing any Sand Flowers in your path, and head north along 
the path to the next screen above.

From here, your path will be blocked by a Sand Worm, with his pincers coming 
out of the sand, trying to damage Link. Wait until he comes out of the sand, 
then slash him to death with your sword. There's a piece of heart that we need 
to go get right now, so ignore the door to your north, and go left one screen, 
and then south a few screens, all the way until you can't go south anymore. 
Kill any enemies you want along the way, but make sure to go south all the way. 
When you do, you'll notice a door on the left-hand side of the screen, which 
leads to another room. Go to this room, which has a sealed door to the north, a 
Laser Statue in the middle, and a door leading outside to the south. While 
avoiding the harmful lasers being shot at you from the Laser Statue, go south 
out of the door, to the outside of the palace. Once outside of the palace, head 
south along the plateau you're on, and you'll run into a heart piece, right 
next to where a Vulture is sitting. Grab the heart piece and quickly run north, 
back inside the dungeon, before the Vulture has the chance to harm you! If 
you've gotten all eight heart pieces so far in the game, this particular heart 
piece should equal another whole heart container. Nifty! Anyway... onward.

Back inside the room leading outside, with the statue in it, there's a door 
leading northward, but it's sealed. The room above has two fairies in it. If 
you need to heal up or catch one in a jar, feel free to do so. To open the 
door, go to the leftmost row of blocks, and push the second one from the left 
up to trigger the door open, and then go north and get your faeries. Just be 
careful of that damned Laser Statue! After you're done (or if you choose not to 
do this), then go back right to the previous room where we went all the way 
south before. This time, simply go north, to the junction (corner) of the 
dungeon where there's a door leading west, and one leading north. The door 
leading west leads, eventually, to the big treasure chest of the dungeon, and 
being that we don't have the big Key yet, that's not really an option to go 
there yet, unless you want to waste time. Instead, go to the north room. In 
this room, a Laser Statue rotates, and there doesn't seem to be anything going 
on in this room. However, Sahasrahla's plaque is in this room, which you have 
the option to talk to if you need advice. Also, you'll notice four standing 
torches in this room. The one on the upper left-hand corner of the room has a 
key on top of it. To get at it, first dash into it with the Pegasus Shoes, 
which will knock it down off of the torch (kind of like we got the Book of 
Mudora out of the library back in Kakariko Village), and then simply walk over 
to it and pick it up. We're done in this room now, so head back south to the 
previous corridor. Then, go east one screen.

Once here, go through the door heading north into this next room, which happens 
to be a very long room. In this room, there are two Green Cyclops', as well as 
some Sand Flowers causing havoc. Before you bother with the plethora of clay 
pots in the room, kill all of the enemies first, to make your life a bit 
easier. The Green Cyclops you should be familiar with from the East Palace. You 
can use your Bow and Arrow on them, or you can throw a clay pot at them. Either 
of these methods will kill them in one hit. Otherwise, six slashes of your 
sword is necessary to kill them. Remember though, you can only damage them when 
their eye is open! After all of the Sand Flowers and Cyclops' are dead, go to 
work on those jars, gathering the magic jars, hearts, arrows, rupees, et cetera 
they have under them. Under the middle jar in the top row, however, is a hidden 
golden switch. Press the switch and a small treasure chest will appear in the 
middle of the room. Open it up to receive the dungeon Map! Cool! Now, go all 
the way to the right of the room, and exit out of that door... a different door 
then we came in, but it's convenient. Walk right one screen, which will be a 
dead end, so you can't go right anymore, but you can go north through a door, 
or south along the corridor. DON'T GO NORTH! The room to your north is a trap. 
If you go through this door, it'll seal behind you, and you'll have to fight 
the Sand Worm and four Sand Flowers in the room to get out, which you should 
just avoid at all costs. Instead, head south down the corridor.

Once here, head south until you come across the locked door on the right-hand 
wall. Unlock the door and go through the door to the next room. The door to the 
north in this room is sealed shut, and there are three weak Snake Bushels and a 
Laser Statue in this room. Kill the three Snake Bushels, and collect the 
dungeon Compass out of the treasure chest in the middle of the room (a bit to 
the north) of the room. Then, head north through the previously sealed door, 
which will lead to a long sand corridor. In this room, run straight north... 
coming at you from the left and right will be a crapload of small black balls, 
like the ones we saw in the East Palace. However, if you run fast enough, 
you'll avoid all of them as you shoot north. All the way at the north end of 
this corridor is a small treasure chest. Open it to find the dungeon's Big Key! 
Sweet! Alright, now we're on a roll. Run back south, through the door we 
entered the sand corridor through, and then leave the Laser Statue room to the 
door at the left. There is a door to the south here, but ignore it. It leads no 
where of any importance. Instead, run north, and then left, all the way across 
until you can't run left anymore. At this point, go through the left-hand side 
door here, to another room.

In this room, there is a Laser Statue surrounded by all sorts of clay jars. The 
doors in this room (the one you just came through and the one that's leading 
north) are both locked, and you have to find the golden switch underneath one 
of the jars. While the switch is located on the upper left-hand side of the 
statue, carefully lift all of the jars (while avoiding making contact with the 
statue's eye, which could mean damage from its powerful laser) to collect 
various hearts, rupees, and other such goods. Then, hit the switch, and go 
north, through the door into the next room. In this room, the big treasure 
chest of the dungeon sits. Open the treasure chest with your new-found Big Key, 
and you'll find the Power Glove! Using the Power Glove, Link can now 
automatically pick up and throw, move, or carry small and big light green 
rocks, found all over Hyrule! Very useful! So what to do with it now? Well... 
remember where we went in the beginning of the dungeon to get the eighth heart 
piece? Go back down there, back outside. Instead of going south along the 
plateau, however, as if we were going towards the location of the heart piece, 
go to the right side of the staircase, and then east from it, where you'll come 
across four small green rocks surrounding a doorway into a cave. This is 
obviously where we need to be. =) Using the power of your new found Power 
Glove, pick up and throw these rocks out of the way to clear the way, and then 
go through this entrance, back into another part of the dungeon!

Once back inside, you'll be greeted by yet another Laser Statue. Yay. To the 
north of the room is a sealed door. To open it, go to the right-hand side row of 
blocks. Push the lowest one up, and the door will open. Go through this door 
into the next room. In this room, there's a locked door to the north of the 
room, but no key! What do we do? Well, first and foremost, you'll notice that 
the tiles from the floor are coming up from the ground and flying at Link. To 
make your life easier, position yourself against a wall, and as the tiles come 
flying at you, slash at them with your sword to destroy them before they hit 
you and do damage. Be patient, it takes a little while. Anyway, when all of 
that's done, you'll notice six clay pots in the room. Some of them have goodies 
underneath them, but the one in the lower left-hand corner of the room has a key 
underneath it, which you can now get and use on the door to the north of the 
room to open it. Then, go north through this door, you'll go up some stairs, 
and be on another floor, now heading south. Run across this platform to the 
door at the south, entering into another room. In this room, the door behind 
you and to the right of you will seal. You'll be in a room with a Laser Statue 
and four Snake Bushels. While avoiding the Laser from the Laser Statue, kill 
off the four weak Snake Bushels, and the doors will open. Then simply go 
through the right-hand door, which leads to a long corridor. 

In this "hairy" corridor, there are many Snake Bushels and Laser Statues for 
you to contend with. Kill of Snake Bushels and avoid the Laser Statues as you 
head north. The jars in your path have some useful items under them, just keep 
an eye on those Laser Statues! To the very north of the room, blocking the 
locked door at the north of the room, is a row of four clay jars. Underneath 
one of them is a key, which you should use on that northern locked door, which, 
when you go through it, will lead you to another room with these crazy floor 
tiles! Wait for them all to come at you again, killing them one by one. When 
that's all done, you'll see that the door to the north of the room is locked. 
The four pots in the room at the key, however. None of the pots in the room 
have anything underneath them, except for the upper right-hand corner one, which 
holds the key that'll open the door to the north. Go through this door, and 
you'll be in the final room of the dungeon before the boss fight. In this room, 
there is one enemy, a Red Cyclops. Break out your Bow and Arrow and pump two 
arrows into his open eye to kill him, and then grab the arrows, magic jar, and 
two hearts out of the four clay jars in the room. There seems to be no way out 
of this room, I know... but there is, don't worry. Equip the Lamp on Link, and 
light the four torches in the room. When you light up the fourth torch, the 
wall to your left will start to move over, revealing the boss' door. Use the 
Big Key on it, and enter the door, for your third boss fight, against The 
Lanmolas!

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BOSS FIGHT THREE - THE LANMOLAS
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The Lanmolas are three huge Sand Worms... really, really huge Sand Worms. They 
work in conjunction with each other in such a way that they pop out of the 
ground at almost the same time and float in the air in random directions until 
they decide they want to go back into the ground to do it all over again. At 
that point in time, they do indeed do it all again. It really is difficult to 
explain The Lanmolas because they don't really attack, they just kind of do 
their thing. Needless to say, the only way they can damage you is if you run 
into them, or get hit by the rock debris that flies up when they shoot out of 
the ground (which is easy to avoid). To destroy the Lanmolas, you must slice at 
their heads with your sword, which takes good timing and patience, being that 
you basically have to guess when they're going to come out of the ground, and 
then get in a quick slash or two before they get away from you. You can try 
that, or standing in one place and waiting for them to come at you, and then 
slash at them, but that's playing your luck quite a bit. The catch with The 
Lanmolas is that each of them die individually, so you have to hit each of them 
around eight to ten times to defeat just one of them. When two of the three die 
off, that's when things get interesting, because the final Lanmola will start 
shooting more debris in the air as he comes out of the ground, and will move 
faster and stay above ground less time... making it a tad bit harder, yes, but 
not as hard as any boss you'll meet in the Dark World. Trust me. =)

*****

After the Lanmolas are defeated, grab the Heart container it drops, as well as 
the second of three Pendants we need! Then, you are automatically transported 
out of the palace, but only to the second dungeon entrance. From there, exit 
out of the Desert of Mystery completely, and then north through the plains, 
back to Link's house, where you can heal up with the hearts underneath the jars 
in his house, and prepare for the next leg of our journey.

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X. Obtaining the Flippers
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With the Power Glove in hand, an entire new area of Hyrule is now open to us, 
which we need to now go to, because we need to purchase some Flippers for Link! 
Using the Flippers, Link can swim in the dark blue waters of Lake Hylia, as 
well as the various rivers and other bodies of water scattered around Hyrule. 
From Link's house, go east, and then north across the bridge. Keep going north 
to the witch's hut. To the east of the witch's hut is a huge green stone, which 
is blocking Link's path heading northward. Now that we have the Power Glove, we 
can get rid of this rock, so pick it up and toss it aside, and then head north. 
From here, head east, then south down the ladder, and swing around going north, 
while avoiding or killing any enemies we come across. Head north, and you'll 
come to the river mouth... this is where we need to be.

The only enemies you'll regularly find in the river are Zoras, half-fish, half-
human enemies that shoot fireballs at you. Block them with your shield or avoid 
them all together, but don't bother killing them unless they're directly in 
your path... it's a pain in the ass, trust me. Go north along the shallows of 
the river, and when you get all the way north along the shallows, head east, 
until you come to a massive fork in the shallows of the river, where it splits 
into four different paths. Which one to take? The bottom one, of course. Go 
south to the bottom shallow path, and keep going east. When you get to the 
waterfall, go north, and Zora will sell you his Flippers, but for 500 rupees! 
If you don't have the funds (but you should by this point in the game), go 
fight enemies until you do, then come back! After you get the Flippers, try 
them out in the deep waters around you! What to do now? Read on...

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XI. A Heart Piece and a Magic Bottle... GOOD STUFF, BOY!
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Now that we have the Flippers, two things we should take care of right off the 
bat are getting the ninth heart piece, and your third Magic Bottle, as well. 
First thing's first... the Heart Piece.

To get to the heart piece, it's quite simple, ESPECIALLY if you're reading this 
right after buying the Flippers from Zora, because you don't have to go very 
far at all. From Zora's location, go south a bit to the waterfall that's right 
there, and swim/jump/whatever down it. Once down it, swim or walk in the 
shallows to the second set of waterfalls, but DON'T GO DOWN THEM! Instead, walk 
west, to the grassy area off of the water. Follow the fence westward, where 
you'll run into your ninth heart piece. Quite simple, really, just like I said 
it was going to be. Alright, cool, now that we have this heart piece, we can 
get that third Magic Bottle out of the way as well.

From the location of the ninth heart piece, head back east, and swim south over 
the waterfalls. From here, head back west, and then south, out of the river 
region, and continue all the way back to the location of the witch's hut. Keep 
going south two more screens until you get to the bridge, the stone bridge. 
This is where we need to be to get the Magic Bottle in question. From here, 
head east all the way until you can't head east all the way, and then head 
south. When you head south far enough, you'll come across a ladder leading into 
the river. Take this ladder into the river, and swim back north, and then west, 
to the stone bridge we were just at. Where's the Magic Bottle? Underneath the 
bridge, of course. Swim underneath the bridge, and you'll find a hobo of sorts, 
with a campfire going, a tent, and he's sleeping... go figure. =) Climb up the 
ladder out of the water and go talk to him. You'll awake him, sure... but he's 
a nice guy, and instantly offers you your third Magic Bottle, out of his 
gratitude for you troubles. Thanks, man! From here... well, there's so much 
more to do!

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Another stop before the third palace is the Waterfall of Wishing, where we can 
upgrade two items - our shield, and our Boomerang. Good stuff, right? AND it's 
done for free too, which is even better. If you're still under the bridge 
getting that damn bottle, get with it boy! =) Swim back east, and south to the 
ladder, where you can climb back up and get on dry land. From there, we're 
heading west, and back north a few screens to the witch's hut. Again, pick up 
the large green stone to the east of the witch's hut, and head north, and then 
east. From here, head south, and you'll see a sign, which says that the 
Waterfall of Wishing is near, and it is. Swing around to the upper plateau 
heading north, and then swim into the water. You'll see a waterfall to your 
left... swim into it and keep pressing into it until you walk into this hidden 
passageway. 

Walk up to the water in this cave, and it'll ask you if you'd like to throw 
anything into it. Say that you would, and then throw in your Boomerang. A fairy 
will appear and ask if you dropped your Boomerang into the water. Answer her 
that you did, and she'll give you back the Magical Boomerang in return. The 
Magical Boomerang is red, and goes faster and further than your old Boomerang! 
Cool! Leave the cave, and go back in. This time, walk up to the water and throw 
in your shield. The fairy will again appear, asking you if you dropped your 
shield into there. Answer that you did, and she'll give you back a stronger 
shield, which will block everything including fireballs. Good deal! Don't 
worry... there's still plenty more to do, my friends. PLENTY more.

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XIII. Making your way up Death Mountain...
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Our next stop is the Tower of Hera, which happens to be atop the famed Death 
Mountain, to the north of Hyrule. From WHEREVER in Hyrule you are, start out by 
making your way back to Link's house. Inside, grab hearts if you need them from 
underneath the clay jars, and then leave the house. As we've done many times 
before, head east, and then north, to Kakariko Village. Once in the village, 
head all the way north, and exit the village, where the Fortune Teller's house 
is. Then, head east.

Now, if you're familiar with the Chris Houlihan Room trick, then where you go 
south to gain access (by heading east) to Hyrule Castle, you'll instead head 
north here. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, go east one screen from 
the Fortune Teller's house, and then go north. Shoot up north one more screen, 
and there will be trees all over the place, as well as Crows and Magical 
Creatures littering the area. You're in the right area. You'll see a sign, and 
a cave entrance blocked by a huge light green rock to the north. Go up there, 
read the sign (Don't enter Death Mountain without the King's permission? Ha). 
Go east and discard the large light green rock, and then enter into the Cave.

The inside of the cave is very dark, so be careful where you're going. 
Immediately upon entering the cave, jump down one level and head north until 
the path splits to the north and to the east. Go east, and soon thereafter, the 
path splits again. Keep going east, or go north? Keep going east. But low and 
behold, the path splits again here, going either north or south. Go north, and 
the path splits AGAIN. Don't keep going north, go east instead, and you'll run 
into an Old Man. He'll tell you that he has no clue who you are, but that he'd 
be happy if you took him with you. You don't have much of a choice in the 
matter, so take the Lampless old man, and head east into the next room.

The Old Man immediately asks if you're going to the Tower of Hera looking for 
the Golden Power. He tells you that many a person has died in search of the 
elusive power. He then offers to steer you around the dark caves (if he knows 
his way around, why the hell is he going with you?). He'll tell you to go 
right, so do so. Go around the hole heading right, walking all the way to the 
end of the right passageway, where the man will again tell you to turn right, 
and then tell you that his granddaughter was kidnapped by the evil Wizard! Head 
south down the path (you turned right, but rest assured, you're headed south.) 
Kill or avoid the four Bats in your path, and emerge back outside. You're now 
actually on Death Mountain. All around you are falling rocks and debris from 
the top of Death Mountain, as well as small winged creatures that I lovingly 
call Wing Monsters. Go figure. Anyway, when you slash at this Wing Monsters, 
they turn to stone. So do this to all three of them, and head south and then 
east to the next door way to your east, while avoiding all of the falling 
rocks. When you get in front of this door, the old man will address you now for 
the last time. He'll thank you for bringing him this far inside, and then give 
you the Magic Mirror! This is a very vital item, for it allows you to transport 
from the Light World to the Dark World and back. Very, very cool.

So what to do from here? Well, you're probably in need of some healing right 
now, so first thing's first - go into the cave that the Old Man just went into 
and talk to him... he'll heal you for free, 'cause he's such a nice guy. Then, 
you can exit out of his cave. Yeah, you can go to an area beyond the man's 
position, but it's a long cave that leads to a place we can get outside a lot 
quicker, so don't bother, for the love of God. =) Outside the Old Man's cave, 
head east until you run into a wooden ladder leading up higher into the 
mountain. Climb up this ladder, avoiding the hazardous rocks falling from 
above. Once atop where the ladder was leading you, head east, and then north to 
where the door leading into the cave is. Ignore it, however, and head west, to 
where there is a signpost, a door into the cave, and a long ladder leading up. 
The passageway leads back to Kakariko Village, so unless you need to bail from 
Death Mountain for some reason, ignore that, and go up this long ladder, up 
higher into Death Mountain. Then, head east. You'll notice a platform sticking 
out of the rockface below, and you can jump to it. Ignore the first one you 
come across heading east, however, and instead, walk to the second one. You 
might not be able to see it, but you'll know it's there, because there's a gap 
in the side of the platform that'll allow you to jump across. It's directly in 
front of a huge rock on the ground, and a doorway. Jump down to the rock 
jutting out, and enter into the cave door there. Within the cave, run all the 
way up to the northern part, and then walk up the stairs to the higher 
platform, which will lead to a door with stairs leading up to the next floor. 
Go upstairs here, and then head south, where a piece of heart will be, as well 
as a Sahasrahla plaque. Grab the heart and talk to Sahasrahla (who'll give you 
a hint on getting to the Tower of Hera). Then, the only way out of here is to 
either jump into the pit to your south, or leave the cave, and jump down to the 
area of Death Mountain below where you previously jumped, where you'll have to 
climb back up the long ladder to your previous position. Do the latter (it's 
easier), until you get back up the long ladder... long paragraph, time for a 
new one.

Phew, anyway... back atop where we just jumped off, you'll see a heart piece 
atop a part of the mountain that seems inaccessible. But trust me, it's not. 
Head east to the blue block in the middle of some rocks... welcome to your 
first trip to the Dark World. It's a pretty weird place, isn't it? When you 
transport to the Dark World in your current state, as we are now, you won't 
keep your human form. As I discussed in the walkthrough when the old man gave 
you the Magic Mirror, without the Moon Pearl from the Tower of Hera, no one 
keeps their human form in the Dark World, which ends up trapping many people. 
Anyway, head west from the transport, and you'll come across a monster kicking 
around a ball. Talk to both of them to find out that they too were chasing the 
Golden Power, and got trapped in the Dark World, without the use of the Moon 
Pearl to keep their human forms. The Golden Power makes you a certain form in 
the Dark World, depending on what's in your heart. Interesting. Anyway, you can 
explore Death Mountain in your current state if you want, but don't bother, 
it's a waste of time. Instead, stay right around the vicinity of the monster 
kicking around the ball. You'll notice in the ground an imprint of light brown 
into the otherwise dark brown ground. When you're on this ground, equip the 
Magic Mirror the old man gave you, and use it to transport back to the Light 
World. If it transports you back to the Dark World, make sure you're north 
enough in the light brown area. Once back in the light world, you'll be atop 
the area of the mountain called Spectacle Rock (because it looks like a pair of 
glasses, or so they say). Atop here is a piece of heart (the eleventh piece, 
grab it). Then, jump off the north end of the rock, and you'll be in the Tower 
of Hera's front yard (so to speak).

We can enter into the tower now, but don't yet. Instead, go to the left side of 
the tower, and you'll notice a wooden bridge heading west over the chasm. Go 
over this bridge, where you'll find a green plaque written in the words of the 
ancient Hylia, just like the one we found in the Desert of Mystery, before the 
Desert Palace. Equip the Book of Mudora and read from the plaque. It'll tell 
you that you can get the power of Ether (or the Ether Medallion) after you get 
the Master Sword, so keep this in mind for later! Okay, now go back east, and 
south, and enter the Tower of Hera...

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Once you enter into the Tower of Hera, you'll notice three sparkling red 
crystals in the room. The system in this dungeon is cool, because you need to 
change these crystals from red to blue, back and forth continuously throughout 
the dungeon, to gain access to certain areas and whatnot. It sounds 
complicated, but it's really not. The crystals can be struck (and therefore 
changed) with the sword, Bow and Arrow, or Boomerang. Since you'll be doing a 
lot of long distance crystal changing, the Boomerang is an ideal weapon to have 
equipped for the duration of the palace, so if you don't have that equipped 
yet, now is a good time to do so.

Okay, so walk north from the entrance and slash at the red crystal switch in 
front of you to turn it blue. This will open up the blocks around you. From 
here, go to the blue crystal switch at your left, and slash it to open up the 
blocks directly north of you, leading to the doorway with the stairs heading 
down into a basement area. Go down these stairs to the room below. In this room 
are two Skeletons and a Worm. The Worm is trapped inside some blocks, so first 
thing's first - kill the two Skeletons. Remember, they jump away from you when 
you slash at them, so try to corner them the best you can. When they are both 
defeated, go to the blue crystal switch in the northwest end of the room and 
slash it to make it red. This opens up the blocks in the middle of the room, 
letting the Worm in the middle go free. Kill off the Worm, and grab the key 
that was trapped along with it in the middle of the room, and then quickly run 
back upstairs to the main floor of the dungeon. You'll be trapped near the door 
on the main floor by the blocks around you. Chuck your Boomerang south, at the 
crystal switch, which will open the blocks, then walk north, and you'll be 
blocked again my blocks. Chuck your Boomerang south again, at the center 
crystal switch, and continue on your journey northward. Attached to the golden 
cyclops statue is a Sahasrahla plaque. Talk to it, and he'll tell you about the 
Magic Mirror's alternate use in dungeons - to transport yourself back to the 
entrance. We'll keep that in mind, of course. At the top of the room, a Worm 
roams the area. Slay him, and slay the two Rhinos trapped in boxes on either 
side of the room, so that they don't shoot fire at you and damage you. Then 
walk to the treasure chest in the middle of the room, and open it to get the 
dungeon map. From there, our only option is to head left and then up to the 
locked door in the northwest corner of the room. Open the door with the key we 
got earlier, and go down the stairs to the next room below.

In this room, we have a sealed door to the right, surrounded by some blocks. 
Void of enemies though... or so it seems. Yes, another infamous flying tiles 
room. Position yourself against the northern wall and slash at the tiles as 
they come at you, one by one. As always, be patient, it takes a while for them 
all to fly at you! When all of the tiles are defeated, the door opens up to 
your right, but it still is surrounded by the blue blocks. That's easy to 
remedy, however. Just slash the red crystal switch in the lower left-hand corner 
of the room (behind the clay pots) so it turns blue, and the blocks'll turn 
blue. Then, all you have to do is walk right, to the next room. In this room, 
there are three Worms. One is out in the open, and the other two are blocked 
behind two barriers of blocks. Kill the one out in the open first, and then hit 
the blue crystal switch at the top of the room to make it turn red, and the 
blocks go down. The two other Worms will now be loose, so you can slay them 
both as well. Then simply go south through the door, to the next room below.

In this room, it's a dead end... or so it seems. First and foremost, kill the 
two Skeletons in the room. They are simple, just use your sword, or the two 
clay jars at the top of the room (for one hit kills). Once they are dead, what 
do you do? It's simple. Equip the Lamp, and light up all four torches in the 
room. When the fourth torch is lit, a treasure chest will appear in the middle 
of the red floor in the room. Open it up to get the dungeon's Big Key! Sweet! 
Now, we need to go back to the entrance, but we don't have to walk. Remember 
what Sahasrahla told us? Equip the Magic Mirror and use it, and you'll 
automatically be transported to the Tower of Hera's entrance. Sweet business. 
Back at the entrance, slash the red crystal switch in front of you to do away 
with the blocks surrounding the entrance. Then, walk over the blocks to your 
right, and slash at the blue crystal switch there to make the blocks directly 
north of you go away. Then walk straight north, through the door and up the 
stairs there, to the next room. In this room, three Blue Tentacle Monsters 
patrol the area. The door out of the room to the left is sealed. Kill off the 
three monsters to open this door. Grab whatever's under the two clay jars to 
the south of the room, and go left into the next room. This room has three more 
Blue Tentacle Monsters for you to contend with. Before going any further in 
this room, clear the monsters out to make your life easier. Once they are all 
dead, you'll notice a star on a gray piece of tile. When you walk over the 
star, the two holes in the floor change where they are. Depending on the status 
of the crystal status', one of the blocks blocking the door, and the other 
won't. The door above is the Big Key door, by the way, so if you don't have the 
Big Key (which you should if you're following the walkthrough), you're shit out 
of luck. Anyway, go through the north Big Key door, into the next room.

In this room, there are Blue Tentacle Monsters all over the damn place. There's 
no much else you can say about this room, except that the Blue Tentacle 
Monsters combined with the numerous holes in the ground can equal certain 
disaster, if you aren't careful. Also, be careful not to hit the stars on the 
ground, or the holes in the ground will change rapidly, and you just might be 
screwed, falling down a floor or two, back to the entrance. When you get all 
the way to the right of the room, hack the crystal switch to open up the blocks 
blocking off the door, and go through the door, leading up the stairs. There's 
a lot going on in this massive room. First and foremost, ignore the worm to 
your left as you come into the room. There's nothing up there, so don't even 
bother moving the clay jar that's keeping it trapped... or you'll have to fight 
it, and for no good reason. Instead, go south, to the row of three clay jars 
that are keeping two Worms trapped within the box to your south. Pick up the 
jars and throw them at the Worms, or slash at them with your sword, killing 
them both. Work your way into the middle of the room, where you'll see a 
treasure chest, flanked by two gray blocks (one of which has a star on it). 
Open the treasure chest to get the dungeon's compass. So what to do now? Well, 
you see that huge treasure chest to the north of the room, over the large 
chasm? That's our next objective.

First, the star in front of the Sahasrahla plaque, which is in front of the 
treasure chest. Make sure it's on the left. Then, go left, killing the two 
Rhinos over there, and go up the stairs, through the door to the upper left of 
the room, going upstairs. Upstairs, avoid or kill the Blue Tentacle Monsters 
and the lone Red Tentacle Monster. Go to the left of the room, where the star 
is, next to the rotating Fire Pillar. Press the star, which'll make a hole 
appear in the middle of the room, towards the top. GO to this hole, and go to 
the top of it. Walk into it FROM THE TOP and you'll land on the next floor down 
over the chasm that holds the big treasure chest. Open it up to get the Moon 
Pearl. The Moon Pearl, as you should remember, is the vital item that allows 
the user to keep his natural shape in the Dark World. It'll be vital for Link, 
as his quest has really only begun. However, the boss battle is now coming up. 
Simply go back upstairs the way we went before, and shoot all the way across 
the room, to the door with the scary skull on the ground before it. Of course, 
you'll need to heal before. All of the clay jars at the right of the screen 
have hearts underneath them. If the blocks are blocking them, you have to go 
back downstairs and hit a crystal switch, and then come back upstairs. When 
you're all healed and ready to go, go upstairs, and you'll be in the boss lair. 
However, you still have to walk around the outside platform and jump down to 
the boss' actual place of rest to fight him. And then, my friends, we duel. 

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BOSS FIGHT FOUR - MOLDORM
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The Moldorm is an interesting enemy. It's basically a huge version of the 
generic Worm enemy that are found all over the Tower of Hera. He's not really a 
hard boss at all. In fact, he has no real attacks. He kind of just moves 
around. There's a catch, however. You fight him on a small platform, suspended 
over the floor below. Meaning that if he hits you hard enough into the sides of 
the platform, you will fall down to the floor below, and have to walk back up 
and fight him all over again. Not only that, but there's also a hole in the 
middle of the platform, towards the left-hand side, making the battle even more 
of a pain in the butt. To battle him, you have to have your sword equipped, and 
that's all you really need. His weakness is the rattle-like object on his tail. 
Any other part of his body is invulnerable to any kind of attack, so 
concentrate your attack on his tail. You'll know you hit him when he freezes, 
and you hear a weird "blargh" like noise that you hear whenever you hit a boss 
in this game. As you hit him, he gets faster and more sporadic in his movement. 
You have to be close enough to him to damage him, but try to keep your 
distance, too, because if he hits you into the chasm surrounding the platform 
or in the middle of it, you'll have to do the battle all over again. It takes 
approximately eight hits to defeat the Moldorm, however... so he shouldn't give 
you TOO much trouble. Just be patient!

*****

After the Moldorm is defeated, you'll get the final Pendant, and you'll be 
instructed to go to the Lost Woods and get the Master Sword! So that's exactly 
what we're going to do. Leave the Tower of Hera, and walk your way back down 
the mountain, to that long ladder leading downward. At the bottom of the 
ladder, to your left, will be a door into the cave. Go through it, and follow 
the two-part linear cave to the outside. Just be careful of the holes and Bats 
strewn across the dark, dim cave! When you get out of the other side, you'll be 
on top of a low part of the mountain. Simply jump down, and we'll be on our way 
to the Master Sword...

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With the three Pendants in hand, Link can now find and equip the Master Sword, 
located in the far reaches of the Lost Woods. To get there from the secret exit 
out of Death Mountain, go south two screens until you get back to the main 
path. Then, go left one screen, where you'll see the Fortune Teller's house. 
Simply go north, now, to the entrance to the Lost Woods.

Once inside the Lost Woods, head north along the path until you reach the tree 
stump that leads to the thieves' hideout. To the north of that stump are two 
hollowed out trees lying on the ground, acting as tunnels. However, don't go 
through either of them. Instead, go left past them both, and then north, to the 
solitary hollowed out tree tunnel. Go through this one heading north, then go 
west, and south through another tree tunnel. Then, go west again, and north 
through the tree tunnel that seems to disappear into some brush and overgrowth. 
Beyond this tunnel is where the Master Sword is located. Run straight up 
through this opening in the Lost Woods, watching the animals frolic across the 
screen. Walk up to the platform where the sword is located, and walk around the 
alter. Try to grab hold of the sword, and the three Pendants will magically 
come from out of Link's hands into the air, and he'll be able to take the 
Master Sword. The screen suddenly lights up as he holds the sword high in the 
air, and Sahasrahla contacts you telepathically, telling you that he's proud of 
you for getting the sword... and now that you got it, it's time to defeat the 
evil wizard once and for all... or is it? First, we must go back to Death 
Mountain, to the Tower of Hera location, and get the Ether Medallion.

Leave the Lost Woods the way you came in (yes, that IS Zelda yelling for your 
help, it seems they've kidnapped her from the Sanctuary, but first...), 
following the same path. Once you get outside, head back west, and then north, 
to the cave leading up through Death Mountain. I don't have to explain how to 
get back to the Tower of Hera again, do I? If you need help, see the previous 
sections to get through Death Mountain, I don't feel like typing it all again. 
Once you get to the Tower of Hera, go to the left of the tower, across the 
wooden bridge, and back to that green ancient Hylia plaque. Remember that 
thing? Of course you do. We went there before we went into the Tower of Hera, 
and it told us we needed the Master Sword. Now that we have it, we can free the 
Ether Medallion. Sweet business. Go up to the green plaque and equip the Book 
of Mudora. Use it to read the ancient Hylian text, and Link will hold his 
Master Sword high in the air, getting the power of the Ether Medallion. The 
medallion will then appear, allowing you to take its power. It's the wind 
element's medallion. Try it out, but try not to use it so much... it's very 
taxing on your magic power! After this, we're ready to go back to the castle... 
simply head to the castle, and make your way to the upstairs outside turrets. 
Go to the middle door that's surrounded by an evil power. Now that we have the 
Master Sword, we can do away with this "evil power" blockading the door. Slash 
at it, and enter this new part of the castle...

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We're about to fight the evil wizard who's behind all of these deeds, Agahnim! 
But first, we have to get to him!

As you enter into the first room, simply go north through the door to the next 
room. In this room, you'll come across two Ball and Chain Troopers, just like 
the one we fought at the very beginning of the game, while one was guarding 
Zelda's prison cell. Kill both of these formidable foes to make the sealed door 
to the east open up. When they're dead and the door opens, go east into the 
next room. In this room, two Elite Troopers will run at you quickly, sword held 
hi. React quickly to them by slashing at them with your Master Sword (two hits 
each to kill them). Then, a treasure chest will appear in the lower right-hand 
corner of the room. Open it up to get a key out of it, and then use this key on 
the door in the north of the room, granting you access to the next room, which 
happens to bring you upstairs. In this darkened room, an Elite Trooper will 
come at you, as well as an Eyeball Bat. Slay both of them, and follow the red 
carpeting leading you west, through the next door, into the next room. This 
room is a complex maze really, and it's hard to explain, so I won't bother. 
Instead, I'll simply tell you to be weary of the Eyeball Bats and Blue Armored 
Knights that patrol the area. Slay them as you come across them, and be weary 
of the swords of the Blue Armored Knights! They CAN cross the maze barriers to 
damage you, so you're not safe from them, even from the relative "safety" of 
the maze barriers. There are several torches in the room, so try to light them 
up, and keep them lit, by using your Lamp on them. This way, the darkened room 
will now be light, and you can see more of what you're doing. The door out of 
this room is on the lower right-hand side of the room, but it's locked. On the 
left-hand side of the room is a treasure chest with the key in it. Work your way 
over there first, opening the chest and grabbing the key, and then work your 
way back to the right-hand side of the screen, where you can open the door, and 
work your way into the next room. BUT before leaving the room, make sure to go 
to the south end of the room, and push the block at the bottom of the screen 
over to the left. You'll hear a click. What did it do? You'll see.

This room, too, is dark, and two Elite Troopers will run at you almost right 
away from out of the darkness. Slay both of them easily, and then follow the 
red carpet, as it leads you right, and then north, to the doorway at the north 
of the room, which has stairs leading up to yet another floor in this deep 
castle. Once in this next room, you'll be in a dark room with a Blue Armored 
Knight, and a Blue Armored Archer. Kill them both (blocking the arrows from the 
archer with your shield the best you can), and go right, into the next room. In 
this huge room, you'll be on a series of platforms over a huge dark chasm. It's 
dark, too. All over the platforms are Blue Armored Knights. Slay the Armored 
Knights, and work your way around the platform, collecting the hearts, rupees 
and magic jars from underneath the clay pots. Then, go north, and before going 
through the door at the right-hand side of the northern area of the room, push 
the block to your left over to the left, hearing yet ANOTHER click. Cool beans. 
Now, go right, and once again, into the next room.

As you enter the room, the door behind you will seal shut, and you'll be in a 
dark room with two Blue Armored Archers and a Blue Armored Knight. Slay all 
three of these enemies, one of which will drop a key. Use this newfound key on 
the door to the north of the room, which will then open that door, and you can 
now go up the stairs behind the locked door, to the next floor. This room, 
incredibly, is lit up. But here to greet you in this room are two Red Armored 
Knights, chucking spears at you. To get in close, block the spears with your 
shield, and slice at both of them. Each of them take three hits with the Master 
Sword to kill, so, as always, be patient. When they are defeated, and the two 
Eyeball Bats in the room are defeated as well, go to the northwest corner of 
the room, where a Sahasrahla plaque is located. Talk to him telepathically 
there, where he'll tell you that the Master Sword can physically harm 
Agahnim... so what to do? Well, I'll show you when we get there. In anycase, go 
left, out of the room, and into the next room.

In this room, the door behind you will seal shut, as well as the one leading 
out of the room to the south. Within the room are two more Red Armored Knights 
with spears, but they just plunge them at you, then don't throw them. Approach 
both of them, slaying both of them, and the door to the south and east will 
open. Walk south out of the room, to the next room. In this room, a few Eyeball 
Bats and two Red Armored Knights are in the room. Kill all four enemies, and 
you'll find that the Red Armored Knight in the middle of the room was carrying 
a key. Grab the key, and then take the time to get the items out of the 
numerous clay pots in the room. They are all vital at this point in the castle, 
to heal yourself and restore your stock of various items. When that's all said 
and done, use the key on the door to your right, and enter into yet another 
room. This room has three different kinds of enemies in store for you (one of 
each), a Red Armored Knight, a Ball and Chain Trooper, and an Elite Trooper. 
Take ONE at a time (preferably killing the Elite Trooper first, then the Red 
Armored Knight, and finally the Ball and Chain Trooper. When that's all done, 
go north to the door there, with stairs leading up to ANOTHER floor. (the 
castle didn't seem all that tall from outside, did it? ^_^)

As you resurface on the next floor, the doorway will be surrounded by four 
statues. Push the left-hand one over to allow yourself access to the rest of the 
room. Two Blue Armored Archers and a Red Armored Knight will be there for you 
to fight. Kill off the archers first, blocking their incoming arrows, then take 
out the Red Armored Knight. From there, continue west, into the next room. In 
this room, follow the thin catwalk north, while knocking the two Blue Armored 
Knights patrolling the area into the dark chasms below. Be weary, they too can 
knock you into the chasm below, so take your time here and be careful. When you 
get to the end of the catwalk, walk up the stairs, and then go through the door 
and up another flight of stairs, to yet another floor in this seemingly endless 
castle. Then run straight north through this room, to the final room, where 
Agahnim will be waiting for you, with Princess Zelda unconscious on the "evil 
bed" in front of you. He'll then address you. He tells you that he's been 
waiting for you to come before making Princess Zelda vanish. He then levitates 
her, and does indeed make her disappear, with his dark magical powers. He tells 
Link that the seal of the wise men are broken, as she is the last descendant of 
them to disappear. The evil will now overtake the lands of Hyrule! Then, he 
disappears. But we must follow him! How to get there? Walk around the alter, to 
the curtains at the back of the room. Slash with your sword at the middle blue 
curtains, and a door will be revealed! Walk through this secret door, and we'll 
battle Agahnim...

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BOSS FIGHT FIVE - AGAHNIM
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Agahnim is very, very easy to beat, and you can easily defeat him without 
getting hit. All it takes is a little skill and a lot of patience. Agahnim 
fights in a predictable pattern, although he doesn't have a set fighting style. 
He'll teleport around the room, and then cast one of his three kinds of spells. 
The first (and most common) kind of spell he casts is a fireball, which he'll 
shoot at the direction of Link, but it doesn't follow you as you move away from 
it. The second attack he uses on you is an attack of four small spinning white 
balls, in an orb, nearly. When shot at you, they will follow you even if you 
move, until they hit a wall, where it'll knock the four balls loose and send 
them shooting back the other way across the room. The third and final spell, 
and the spell that he uses which is most powerful, is the Lightning spell. He 
only uses it when he's at the top middle of the room, facing downward. When 
he's there, you know he's going to cast it. At this point, he shoots powerful 
lightning bolts south across the room. When he does this, move next to him, out 
of the way of his lightning. So how to damage him? Easy, really. Equip the Bug 
Catching Net (yes, the Bug Catching Net), and when he shoots the fireball spell 
at you, use the Bug Catching Net to shoot them back at him, damaging him. You 
can also deflect his orb attack, but it won't go back to damage him. In 
anycase, this is the only way you can damage him. None of your other weapons, 
or the Master Sword itself, will work on him, so don't waste your time trying. 
Concentrate, instead, on deflecting the fireball spell back at him. Six hits or 
so with his own spell, and he'll be defeated, but not dead...

*****

Once Agahnim is defeated, he escapes, but not before drawing you into the 
depths of the Dark World with him. You'll find yourself in a most dark and 
dreary world thereafter. You'll be atop the Pyramid of Power in the Dark World. 
This is your starting point in the Dark World, now. Sahasrahla will then 
telepathically contact you across the void between the worlds, and tell you 
that the Dark World you stand in now was once the Golden Land talked about in 
the prophecies, but the wizard's evil powers turned it into the Dark World, 
full of evil. It's up to you to turn it back, by saving the seven maidens cast 
away in seven dungeons throughout the Dark World! This is your quest! But 
first, we have some stuff to take care of.

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XVII. Two heart pieces and a medallion...
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Yes friends, we now have access to two more heart pieces, as well as another 
medallion with magical power. But first, one of the heart pieces. We're really 
close to it, in fact. It's ON the Pyramid of Power that we are currently 
chillin' on. Jump down one level, then go right, and jump down again. You 
should see it on the edge of the Pyramid of Power, out of the corner of your 
eye. Then simply run right, and then up, and grab it. If you've gotten all 12 
heart pieces so far, you should now have nine heart containers in your health 
meter. But now, we must go back to the Light World. Equip the Magic Mirror and 
use it on the pyramid, and you'll be back in the Hyrule Castle area of the 
Light World. Pretty sweet. So where to go from here? Well... head south from 
the castle, back to Link's house. From here, head all the way west and then 
north, to Kakariko Village. Shoot straight north through the village, coming 
out of the other end, right next to the Fortune Teller's house. Then, head 
north as if you were going into the Lost Woods, but take a right turn into the 
next screen right by the entrance to the Lost Woods. Go north, past the Death 
Mountain entrance, and keep going north, until you come across a hut with a 
sign in front of it. This is the Lumberjack Brothers' house. You see that 
mysterious tree next to their house? The one with the lighter green leaves? Run 
into it with the use of the Pegasus Shoes, and the top of it will fall off, 
leaving a passageway into the subterrain behind. Enter into this underground 
passageway, and walk south. All the way south are a bunch of little faeries 
that you can catch or use if you need to. But then take the doorway heading 
east, which will lead you to a small platform on the other side, on which is 
the thirteenth piece of heart we are seeking. Grab it, then jump off of the 
platform, and back up through the cave entrance, back outside. You'll end up 
behind the Lumberjack Brothers' hut. From here, we need to go back to the Dark 
World. But since we just warped from the Dark World back to the Light World, 
the warp is already open, so we need to re-use it to get back, and close the 
warp. You should have warped somewhere around Hyrule Castle, but WHEREVER you 
warped from prior to this, go back there, and use the warp to return to the 
Dark World.

Once back in the Dark World, head south off of the Pyramid of Power. Down here, 
you'll meet four of the newest enemies you could come across - Bomb Cyclops', 
Pig Soldiers, Skulls, and Evil Plants. Kill or avoid these various enemies (for 
more information on them, feel free to see the enemies section in this 
FAQ/Walkthrough), and head east, onto the next screen. Here, you'll find more 
enemies, but the area should be familiar. Corresponding areas between worlds 
almost always look the same... only discolored a bit, and with some different 
features, and of course, different enemies. In anycase, from here, run north. 
Act as if you were going to the Light World's witch hut. Run north (you'll 
notice that the wooden bridge heading across the river horizontally doesn't 
exist in the Dark World.) Kill or avoid the various enemies you come across, 
and move the rock or skull there to continue north. You'll see the equivalent 
of the witch's hut on your screen, now. However, in the Dark World, it's a 
shop. Avoid it, and head east, and then north. Pick up the huge rock there to 
clear your path, and continue north. You're basically heading to where the 
Waterfall of Wishing is in the Light World. Head south, and then around on the 
higher plateau going north. Kill or avoid the Rock Frogs you come across. When 
you come to a sign, it'll say something about throwing something into a circle. 
Pick up the sign, and jump west off of the plateau you're on. To your left, 
you'll see a circle of rocks within the water. Throw this sign into the circle 
of rocks, and the ground will shake violently, and a huge fish will come from 
under the rocks. He will scold you for awaking him, and gives you the Quake 
Medallion if you agree to leave him alone! Pretty nice deal! The Quake 
Medallion is the second of three magical spell medallions in the game, and is 
probably the most powerful. Try it out if you'd like... just don't waste your 
magic! You'll notice that Link smashes his sword into the ground, making purple 
lightning all over the ground, forcing the ground to shake. Pretty nifty. Now, 
however, we're ready to go to the first dungeon in the Dark World. 

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XVIII. En Route to the Palace of Darkness
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This particular dungeon is called the Palace of Darkness, and it is located in 
the same area that the East Palace was located in the Light World. So from 
where you just got the Quake Medallion, head south, back past the hut, and keep 
going south. When you reach where the bridge would normally be heading south, 
you'll find it blocked by some spike-like things hitting out of the ground. 
That's fine, however, we need not go down there yet. Instead, head east, 
killing Viking Pigs as you go. Head north into the Dark World equivalent of the 
East Palace area. Go north, killing off enemies as you go. Don't go north under 
the brush there, instead, go east. Then, run north through the path of triangle 
markers, to the hut. This is Sahasrahla's hut in the dark world, but he's not 
in there. Instead, you'll find a Broccoli (heh heh), that came to the Dark 
World looking for the Golden Power, but who got trapped when someone else found 
it first. It's funny, because the Broccoli is the first person in the game to 
say "Triforce" (which IS the Golden Power). Then he tells you he'll be in that 
shape until the evil man who possesses the Golden Power is destroyed. In 
anycase, to the north of him is a faulty wall that can be bombed. Use a bomb on 
the wall, and enter in through the hole you just created. Within, you'll find 
hearts under some skull pots, if you need any. Then, you can exit this hut.

Go back south down the path you just went through to get to the hut, and head 
east. When you see an arrow pointing up on the ground, go up, and through the 
bush there. You can go through certain bushes. If you look HARD ENOUGH you can 
see the outline of the passage that you can take through the bushes. Once 
through this first bush, head north, and then west, going behind the hut where 
we just talked to our Broccoli friend. You can head north through the large 
bush ahead of you, but it's a trap. Instead, head west through the thin bush to 
the far western side of the region. Kill the Snake Bushel there, and head 
north. Then, shoot east, and south. Go around this big bush heading west, to 
the western entrance into it, and walk straight across it to the eastern side 
of this big bush. When you come out of the other end, a monkey will be tailing 
you. He'll tell you that he is Kiki the Monkey, and that he loves rupees. He'll 
ask you for ten rupees. Give them to him, and he'll accompany you. Follow the 
path heading east, and then north, and then east s'more. You'll be right in 
front of the palace now. Walk up the stairs to the locked door, and Kiki will 
ask you for 100 more rupees. Give them to him (if you don't have them, you can 
proceed, so go fight enemies until you do), and Kiki'll work his magic, and 
open the dungeon for you. Go Kiki, go Kiki. Then enter into the dungeon, and 
have some fun... THE PALACE OF DARKNESS! Welcome. =)

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XIX. Crystal Number One - The Palace of Darkness
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As you enter the Palace of Darkness, you'll notice that the layout is very 
similar to that of the East Palace, which is in the same location in the Light 
World. That's where the similarities end, however... anyway...

From the beginning door, you can go one of three ways. There's a door straight 
ahead of you, and two flanking it on either side. The open door straight ahead 
leads to a room which is locked by a key... since we haven't a key yet, we 
can't go there... well we can, but it'd be a waste of time. That leaves us with 
either the right-hand door or the left-hand door. Go to the right-hand door. 
Press 
the switch in front of it to open it, and proceed through the door into the 
next room. This room has a Helmet Bug patrolling it, with four pots full of 
goodies on it. Grab what's under all of the pots (one of which hides a switch 
which opens the door we just came through, keep that in mind), and then kill 
the Helmet Bug with one of the jars for a one-hit easy kill. Then go through 
the door at the north of the room, down the stairs to the dungeon basement. 
Down here, a Spinner patrols the relatively dull room. However, there IS a 
teleporter (that gold block) in the middle of the room. Go step on it, and 
reappear somewhere else! As you come out in this room, two Spinners will be 
here. To the north of the room is a Sahasrahla plaque, but it's actually 
Princess Zelda talking to you, telling you telepathically that she is trapped 
atop Death Mountain, in an area called Turtle Rock, and that she needs your 
help as soon as possible! We're coming, Zelda! Okay, to the south of the room 
is a faulty wall. Break out your Bombs, and Bomb the south wall, and then walk 
through the hole in the wall to the next area.

In this corridor, follow it around and you'll come across three Blue Floaters. 
These enemies have powerful electric currents flowing through their body. Only 
attack them when they aren't sparking and have lightning around their bodies. 
If you DO attack them when they're in this state, they will shock you and 
damage you, and you won't do any damage to them... so be careful! Then, walk 
all the way west, and then north, to the dead end. Here you'll see two faulty 
walls and a faulty floor as well. Place a Bomb to the right of this wall, to 
bust a hole in the wall, and then proceed through it into the next room. In 
this room, you'll be faced with two Green Knomes and a Red Knome. These enemies 
are bizarre, because they follow your movements to the exact opposite degree - 
that is, they will move left if you move right, down if you move up, et cetera. 
The two Green Knomes are easy, however, as they can be damaged with your Master 
Sword. Walk up to them so that you are near one of them, then power up your 
Master Sword and do a power whirl, which will kill each of them in one hit! The 
Red Knome is a little bit more difficult, however, because it is not vulnerable 
to your Master Sword, and shoots fireballs at Link to boot. To combat him, 
equip your Bow and Arrow, and stand on opposite ends of the room from him. Then 
shoot your arrow, and move one way so that he moves the opposite way into the 
line of fire where the arrow will be going. Two hits with the arrow will do him 
in, and then the door to the north of the room will shoot open. Go north 
through to the next room.

This room is weird, because it has conveyor belts shooting Link across the 
room, while steel Traps are shooting to and fro around the room. Two Blue 
Floaters and a Red Floater are also in this room (Red Floaters split into two 
smaller Floaters when striken with a weapon). Get across this room carefully, 
taking your time as to not get damaged. When you get all the way to the north 
end of the room, go through the door and up the stairs, to the next floor. 
You'll be on a platform with three Red Floaters and a treasure chest, now. Kill 
these enemies, and grab the Map out of the treasure chest in the middle of the 
platform. Both faulty walls on either side of the platform are Bombable, so 
place Bombs in front of both of the faulty walls to make two huge holes. The 
hole on the right side of the platform leads to a small room with three tiny 
faeries, in case you need to catch them, or heal yourself right there. On the 
left side of the room, the hole there leads to a platform over a chasm, which 
holds a treasure chest. Inside the treasure chest is a key. Very good. Go back 
to the previous room and get the items out of the skull pots at the north end 
of the platform, and then equip the Magic Mirror on Link, and use it to go back 
to the original room in the dungeon. This time, go left from the entrance, 
pressing the switch to open the left-hand door, and go through to the next room.

In this room, kill the Helmet Bug with one of the skull pots, getting all of 
the items from underneath them. Then go through the door at the north end of 
the room, and go down the stairs to the dungeon's basement once more. In this 
room, two Statues are positioned in the middle of the room shooting fireballs 
at you. The three skull pots in the room are the key. Lift the three to find 
some items, and a circular gold switch. Press the switch and a treasure chest 
will appear in the lower right-hand corner of the room. Open the treasure chest 
to find another key! Nice. Then, use the Magic Mirror again and go back to the 
entrance of the dungeon. This time, go straight through the door in the middle 
of the room to the next room ahead. In this empty room, pick up both skull pots 
to get two Bombs, and then unlock the door to the north of the room with one of 
the keys we just picked up, going on through the door to the next room. 

In this room, you'll see a few Blue Floaters and yet another new enemy - 
Turtles. The thing with Turtles is, you can't harm them with your Sword... how 
do you harm them, then? Well, wait until we get the Hammer! Until then, the 
only thing you can do is avoid them. Also avoid the fireballs coming from the 
two Statues in the room. You can either go down the left-hand corridor or the 
right-hand corridor, to the left-hand side door or right-hand side door. First, 
go 
down the right-hand corridor, pushing the right block off of the platform so you 
can keep going north, and then through the door. Into the next room, grab the 
key out of the treasure chest sitting on the platform, and then jump off of the 
platform where the arrow facing outward is, to land on the next platform in 
front of you. To your left and right, you are surrounded by blue blocks 
blocking your path to either way, so go north, up the stairs to the next 
platform. Follow the path north and then west, killing the Blue Tentacle 
Monster you come across with two swipes of your Master Sword. Follow the path 
all the way west and then north, to the locked door. Use a key to unlock the 
door, and then go north through the door.

You'll now be at the south end of a platform over a huge black chasm. Pick up 
one of the two skull pots in front of you, and start walking across this 
platform. Keep walking, it's crumbling behind you. When you come across the 
Helmet Bug on the bridge, throw the skull pot at it for an easy one hit kill, 
and come out on the other side of the bridge, past two more skull pots. From 
here, you can go through doors on either the right-hand or left-hand side. The 
left-hand side door is locked, so go to it and unlock it, and then go through 
that door to the next room. This room is dark, and you can only see just ahead 
of you. Making your life more difficult in this room are many green Rhinos 
shooting fireballs. They are the same from the red Rhinos we fought in the 
Tower of Hera... just a different color. I can guide you through this room, 
it's a maze... here are the things to find, however. In the northwest corner of 
the room is a treasure chest with some Bombs if you need any. In the southeast 
corner of the room, a treasure chest sits there with a key in it. Grab the key 
out of that, and then head north, along the east wall, looking for a weak, 
faulty wall. When you find it, bomb it and go through the hole you make in the 
wall. Here is the huge treasure chest of this dungeon, which holds the Hammer. 
We don't have the Big Key yet, but now you know where we have to go after we 
get it. Then go left, back into the dark maze room, and work your way back to 
the northeast corner of the room, where you can leave and go back to the 
previous room. Then, shoot east across the room, to the door on the other side, 
and go into the room there.

In this room, a treasure chest sits in the middle of the room, with four 
Turtles guarding it. Get around the Turtles, and open the treasure chest, to 
get the dungeon Compass. Sweetness. To the north of the room are two doors, 
both of which have staircases leading lower into the dungeon's basement. It 
doesn't really matter which one you take, however. Take either one down into 
the dark room, and light up the torch to your right or left as you come down 
the stairs with your Lamp. While avoiding the two Spinners patrolling the area, 
grab all of the blue rupees in this circular passageway, while getting the key 
and arrows out of the two treasure chests to the southwest and southeast of the 
room. Then, go back upstairs, and west out of this room. To the south of the 
two staircase room is a locked door. Use the key we just got downstairs on this 
locked door, and go through this south door to the next room. As soon as you 
enter the room, go to your left, throwing the skull pot out of your way. Avoid 
the Spike Traps by simply going around them! Open up the treasure chest at the 
left-hand side of the room to get a five rupee piece. Then, the bottom statue on 
the left-hand side... push it to your right to block off the Spike Trap there, 
and clear a safe path to the southern door. Take the southern door to the next 
room and you'll be back in the room with all of the Blue and Red Tentacle 
Monsters. What to do now?

Walk south, and then west along the catwalk. When you get to the part where you 
can jump from the catwalk to the middle platform teeming with Blue and Red 
Tentacle Monsters, do it. Knock all of the enemies into the chasms below, or 
kill them with your Master Sword. Don't let them knock you into the pits below, 
however! And don't run into the blue circle in the middle of the room, which 
will shoot you right into the chasm. Then, equip the Magical Boomerang, and use 
it to switch the Red Crystal Switch at the south of the room across the chasm 
to blue, which will open up the two rows of two blue blocks to your right, 
making that door open to your right. Go through that door to the next room.

In this room, run straight up to the three skull pots on either side of the 
stairs leading up to the sealed door. On the left-hand side you'll find three 
hearts, and on the right-hand side, two Bombs and a golden circular switch. This 
is the switch that'll open the door at the north of the room - however, it 
won't stay down. This can be easily fixed, however. The top right-hand statue in 
the room can be pushed, so push it over to the right, and then all the way 
north, so you have it over the switch. This'll hold it down so the door stays 
open. Then, go up the stairs and through the northern door, to the next room. 
In this room, you'll come across two more Green Knomes, and another Red Knome. 
Use the battle tactics on them that we used earlier in the dungeon. When the 
three are defeated, the sealed door to the north will open, and you can now go 
north through the door there, to the next room. This room is a bit weird, 
however. A Spike Trap is going back and forth right in front of you, with a 
passage leading to a crystal switch to the north. When it's safe from the Spike 
Trap, run north to the crystal switch and strike it with your sword to change 
it. The blue blocks to the east will release the Spike Trap, and allow you 
access to the rest of the room. But it seems like a dead end, so what do we do? 
Ah yes, it is elementary. Equip the Bow and Arrow. You see the statue there, 
the one of the Green Cyclops. Shoot it in the eye with your Bow and Arrow. This 
will make the eastern wall push eastward, revealing a staircase going 
downstairs. But don't go down there yet! Instead, go all the way back to the 
room where we first met the Turtle enemies, the one with two platforms leading 
to two different doors, the one before the room with all of the chasms and 
Tentacle Monsters. Once back there, go to the right-hand platform, and where the 
side of the platform is missing, fall off of it. You'll land in a secret room 
below. Skeletons will attack you. Kill them and their heads will float around a 
bit before they disappear. Now, lift all of the skull jars up down here to 
reveal a golden circular switch underneath one of them. Press this switch to 
make a treasure chest appear, which will have a key in it. Grab the key, and 
then take the teleporter (the gold square) at the northeast end of this small 
room, which will lead you back to a room near the beginning of the dungeon. 
From here, go back upstairs, and then north through the center door, and you'll 
be back in the two-platform room. This time, go to the left-hand platform. Where 
there's a faulty floor on this platform, place a Bomb. The Bomb will blow a 
hole in the ground. Fall through this hole, and you'll land in the room we were 
in before where we got the key and teleported out of. However, you'll be on the 
upper platform of it. Walk south to get some arrows and Bombs out of the two 
skull jars to the south, and then walk north, and east to the locked door. Open 
the locked door and go up the stairs beyond it, which will lead you to a 
solitary room that has a small treasure chest in it. Open the treasure chest to 
find the dungeon's Big Key! Nice! Then jump off the right-hand side of the 
platform, and you'll land back down in the teleporter room. Take the teleporter 
back to the OTHER teleport room, then go up the stairs, and back to the center 
door. GO through the door, and back to the two platform room.

From here, jump over the chasm, back onto the catwalk. Take it north, then 
west, then north again, through the door. You'll back at the crumbling catwalk. 
Grab a skull pot again and run across the catwalk like we did before, throwing 
the skull pot at the Helmet Bug when we come across it. Once on the other end, 
go left, back to the dark maze room. Go to the southeast hole we made in the 
wall, and go through it, to get to the platform on the other side. Here, as we 
saw earlier, is the big treasure chest of the dungeon. Open it to get the 
Hammer! The Hammer has many uses, including bashing enemies, and the like... 
but most importantly, it can smash stakes into the ground, and other annoying 
barriers. From here, leave the dark maze room, and go straight across the next 
room to the right-hand room. Work your way south two rooms, back to the catwalk 
room. Once here, go to the center platform with all of the Tentacle Monsters on 
it, and kill all of them. Then, throw your Magical Boomerang at the crystal 
switch to your south, and then leave this room through the right-hand side door. 
From here, again put the statue over the switch in the upper right-hand corner 
to keep the door open, and go up the stairs and through the door again. Then, 
again hit the switch to your north, and go east to the end of the room, and 
down the stairs we opened up before, down to another basement in the dungeon.

Here, equip the Hammer, and smash the little pink enemies around you in the 
blue squares with it, to keep them down and allow Link to walk across them. 
Kill the two Turtles by smashing the Hammer on the ground to flip them over, 
then slash both of them twice in the stomach with your sword for a quick death. 
Then walk west to the row of blue blocks, but make sure you're inside the row 
of downed blocks (the yellow squares). Equip the Boomerang and hit the Red 
Crystal Switch at the right-hand side of the room with it to switch the blue 
blocks to your left down, and the yellow blocks to blue to your right. This 
grants you access to the left-hand side door, which is locked. Grab the two 
bombs out of the two skull pots flanking the locked door, and then open the 
door, and go through it, to the next room. In this tight corridor, kill the 
lone Turtle with the Hammer/Master Sword combination, and then go south to the 
next door. In this room, you'll be literally flooded by an onslaught of 
Turtles. Go to work on them (lighting a torch with your Lamp if your able to 
lighten up the room), and kill them all, or just avoid them, and go right, into 
the next room. In this room, light a torch with your Lamp, and then push the 
upper right-hand block downward in the middle of the room, to gain access to the 
teleport (gold square) in the middle of the room. Step on the teleporter, and 
you'll end up to the south of the boss room. Walk north, killing both sets of 
two Turtles, and then use the Big Key on the door to your north. Welcome to the 
Helmasaur King's boss chamber...

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BOSS FIGHT SIX - HELMASAUR KING
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The Helmasaur King is a huge enemy, and he seems hard, but he really isn't that 
hard. To fight him, have the Hammer equipped in the beginning of the battle. 
When the battle begins, run up to him and start bashing the blue mask over his 
face with the Hammer. As you do more and more damage to it, it starts to crack 
off bit by bit, until it comes off all together. This is your cue to unequip 
the Hammer, and equip your Bow and Arrow. The green dot over his two eyes, 
that's the area where you want to aim your Bow and Arrow and shoot him at. It 
takes about six shots with the Bow and Arrow at that green dot to kill him. As 
far as him attacking, and you avoiding, you can't go behind him because there 
is a plethora of Spike Traps behind him. The only attacks he has are his tail 
whip attack (which is pretty damaging, and hard to avoid), and his fireball 
attack. The fireball attack, in more detail, is when he shoots a fireball from 
his mouth, which then splits into three more fireballs, which then splits into 
four more fireballs. It sounds complicated, but it's really not. It's just that 
the fireballs are hard to avoid. And his huge size makes moving around hard as 
well, because he takes up about half of the room's space. Either way, remember 
- Hammer, then Bow and Arrow.

*****

After this boss battle is over, you'll grab the heart and first crystal from 
the death explosions of the Helmasaur King. The maiden trapped within the 
crystal is now free, and she tells you about Ganon, the evil thief leader who 
wills the Golden Land to be in its Dark World state. She insists that freeing 
the other maidens (there are six more) will allow the maidens to combine their 
powers and destroy Ganon's curse, so that you can then fight him. Pretty nifty 
if I so say so myself. Then, you are automatically transported outside of the 
Palace of Darkness...

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With the newfound power of the Hammer, we can now get three more pieces of 
heart, and other such items, which is a good thing, trust me. =) Okay, so, lets 
be on our way to get these three pieces of heart, and a whole plethora of other 
useful items.

From the Palace of Darkness, simply leave, and go down to where the bridge 
leading south it. Before, it was blocked by some stakes in the ground, and it 
still is. However, now, we can use the Hammer on them to smash them down and 
make a path for Link. So do that, and go south from the bridge. Go south until 
you can jump into the water to your south, the Dark World's version of Lake 
Hylia. While avoiding the Flying Bombers, go to the circle of shallow water in 
the middle of the Lake. Once within the middle of the circle, equip the Magic 
Mirror and use it to get back to the Light World. When you get back to the 
Light World, you will appear on a solitary island in the middle of Lake Hylia, 
with nothing on it but a Magical Creature and a heart piece. Grab the heart 
piece, and use the teleport to go back to the Dark World. Then, swim out of 
Lake Hylia, going north to the ladder there, where you can get out, and then go 
back around and down the bridge again. This time, instead of going south, go 
west, past the bomb shop sign, to the next area.

When you go west one screen, you'll be where Link's House would be in the Light 
World. There is a house there, but it ain't Link's House anymore. =) Anyway, go 
east more, and then south, and east again. Where the Desert of Mystery would 
be, go above it, if you know what I mean, and then follow this rockface above 
where the Desert of Mystery would be, while killing the Snake Bushels and other 
Pig Soldiers you come across. When you get all the way west of the rockface, 
you'll see a circle made by some purple flower bushes. Get in the middle of 
this circle, and equip the Magic Mirror on Link once again. Use the Magic 
Mirror to warp back to the Light World, and you'll know be on a platform high 
above the rockface, bordering the Desert of Mystery. Enter the cave to the 
north of this small platform, and inside this cave, along with many hearts 
under some clay jars, you'll find heart piece number fifteen! Then, leave the 
cave, and warp back to the Dark World. From here, go north, and you'll see an 
arrow of purple flower bushes pointing south. Hack through these bushes, and go 
north through the trees into a little alcove of trees a screen up. Talk to the 
creature sitting on the tree stump there, who'll tell you his love for playing 
the Flute, and how he buried it somewhere... agree to find it for him and he'll 
give you his Shovel. The Shovel itself is a vital item, so be glad we have it 
now. =) Oh, but watch the simplicity. Use the Magic Mirror right in front of 
the tree stump where the creature is chillin', to return back to the Light 
World. As you appear, animals are surrounding a boy that looks like you, 
sitting on that same tree stump, playing a flute. Then, the animals run away 
and the boy disappears. Hm, I wonder who that is. ^_~

Anyway, equip the Shovel, and run up to the top of the alcove, and then go to 
the west. Dig in the western corner, to the west of that lone tree and 
everything. When you dig in the right area, the Flute'll pop out of the ground. 
Go ahead and grab it, and then run back to your warp, going back to the Dark 
World. Present the Flute to the creature there, and he'll ask you to play it 
for him. Play it for him, and he turns into a tiny tree, which looks weird, 
because it's a little tree on top of a tree stump. Go figure. Okay, with the 
Flute in hand, quickly run south out of the alcove, and then go west, to the 
area where the fighting brother's house was, to the south of Kakariko Village. 
Go to where you played the game (to get to the other side in 15 seconds to get 
the heart piece, you remember), and climb the ladder there, and talk to the old 
man. He'll lend you a shovel and allow you 30 seconds to dig up his field. This 
field happens to be where the sixteenth heart piece is located. Oh, how 
wondrous. Dig towards the middle of the field to find the heart piece. If you 
run out of time without finding it, no worries - leave the screen, come back, 
and talk to the old man again, who'll give you another chance. Grab the heart 
piece, and then run back down the ladder, and east of the old man. 

Now, use the Magic Mirror to get back to the Light World. Go north to Kakariko 
Village from wherever you warped, and equip the Flute on Link. Go near the 
center of the village, where there is a Weathercock, flanked on four sides by 
the N, W, S, and E of North, West, South, and East. Play the Flute to the 
Weathercock, and a duck will break out of the statue atop the Weathercock, and 
fly away. From now on, when you play the Flute, the duck will appear and bring 
you to and fro around Hyrule. Good deal, no? But we aren't done here yet. Go to 
the southeast section of Kakariko Village, and go east out of the village, to 
the area where the Blacksmith's house is. Approach the house, and to the east 
of the entrance of the house, you'll notice a hammer-smashable obstruction 
sticking out of the ground. Equip the Hammer, and smash it. Then walk past it, 
to the edge of the rock, and jump into the hole below you. You'll end up in a 
cave, with a door heading north, and one heading west. Head through the door to 
the north, and walk to the shrine in the small room. Equip the Magic Powder, 
and use it on the red orb there. A purple bat will come out of it, and, after 
some weird talk, half your magic power. Your magic meter will now have 1/2 over 
it, reflecting that all of the things you use that use magic will now use half 
of the power it previously did to use. NICE! Okay, cool. Now, walk back out of 
town, to where you warped to the Light World from, and warp back to the Dark 
World.

From where you warped, head back east to where Link's house would be, and then 
go south, into the open field below. If you're lost, go where the second 
dungeon in the Dark World is. However, we're not going there yet, there's ONE 
more thing to do yet. Go all the way west, to where the Desert of Mystery would 
be in the Light World. You'll come across a group of stakes along the extreme 
west rockface here. Go inside where these stakes are, and equip the Magic 
Mirror. Use it on yourself, and use it to warp back to the Light World. If you 
did it right, you'll land on the very right of a plateau above the Desert of 
Mystery. Walk west to the other part of the plateau, and you'll see a green 
Hylia plaque, with the ancient language of the Hylian people written onto it. 
You know the drill by now. Equip the Book of Mudora, and read it with the book. 
Link will lift his sword high in the air, and the power of Bombos will flow 
through him. You'll then be given the Bombos Medallion... okay, now we're ready 
for the second dungeon. =)

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After running around like a maniac for a hot minute, getting all of the above 
items we were in search for, it's now time, stronger than ever, to go to the 
Watergate Dungeon, the second dungeon on our tour of the Dark World. =) So how 
do we get there? Well, first, picture the Light World. The region south of 
Link's house in the Light World is a swampy region, with a small stone 
structure at the south of it. That was where we flipped the switch to get one 
of the first heart pieces in the game. Well, yeah, that's where we need to go, 
just in the south of the Dark World instead. 

So, go to where Link's house would be if you were in the Light World. There's a 
house there alright, just not Link's. Go south from that screen two full 
screens, then head west a screen. You'll see a small stone structure, identical 
looking to the one appearing in the Light World, flanked by two statues to the 
south of it. Enter this small building to find Link within a dungeon. I'm not 
including this in the walkthrough for the dungeon, because it's primarily 
fundamental to what we have to do before really traversing the dungeon as a 
whole. As you enter, walk south, down the stairs, and then north to the stairs 
right in front of you, to the Sahasrahla plaque there. He will give you a hint 
that what appears in one world often appears in the other... the rest of the 
dungeon is basically cut off from here, as the broken ladder to the left is 
broken, and that leads to the rest of the dungeon. So, what to do? It's simple, 
really.

Leave the dungeon, and equip the Magic Mirror on Link. Use it to travel back to 
the Light World. Enter into the Light World's watergate, and push the blocks 
around the treasure chest to get around them as you head north, through the 
door, to the next room. In this room, avoid the Spinner and pull the switch on 
the north wall, the right-hand one. This'll open the watergate to your right, 
allowing water to flow. Then, simply head back south through the door, outside, 
and take the warp back to the Dark World. Then, enter the watergate... and get 
ready for the second Dark World dungeon.

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Very much unlike the Watergate Scandal (^_^), the Watergate Dungeon is an 
actual dungeon, not a massive government cover-up. "I am not a crook."

Back in the Dark World, in the Watergate, you'll notice that it's different now 
that we've switched the switch in the Light World. There's water flowing after 
the first platform in the palace... neat. =) Go north and across this water. To 
your right is the Sahasrahla plaque that gave you a nifty little hint earlier, 
on things that effect both worlds. In anycase, swim to your left, and then up 
the broken ladder to a water-free platform. Right in front of you will be a 
Spike Trap going back and forth, and some waterbugs in the water shallows to 
your north. Run past the Spike Trap and destroy the Water Bugs there (one hit 
kills, all of them, so it's pretty neat), and continue running northward to the 
treasure chest on your right-hand side. Open it to get a key! You'll notice a 
locked door to the north of this shallow water path. Use your new found key on 
the door to open it, and go down the stairs, to the first basement area of this 
dungeon. And if you see any Water Balls shooting at you, avoid them best you 
can... nothing else can really be said about them. =)

Once in this first basement area, go south a bit. While avoiding the fireballs 
the numerous statues are shooting at you, and the various Water Ball enemies 
firing at you, kill the two Water Bugs. In the middle of this narrow room 
filled with shallow water are four skull pots. Pick them up to get two Bombs, a 
five rupee piece, and most importantly, a key. Once you grab these items, go 
back to the north of the room, and you'll notice in a little alcove to the 
northwest part of the room, that there is a faulty wall there, that you can 
bomb. Equip your Bombs, and plant on there, blowing a hole in the wall. Go 
through the hole you made, heading left, to the next room. You'll be on a 
little platform that you can't get to any other way than to blow a hole in the 
wall we just destroyed. There's a treasure chest at the end of this small 
platform, of which holds the dungeon's map! Pretty sweet! Then, head back right 
to the previous room, and begin heading south. Run all the way south, weaving 
in and out of the fireballs the Statues are shooting at you, and the various 
Waterball enemies shooting at you as well. When you get to the south of this 
room, veer to your left, to the locked door there. Use the key we found in the 
skull pot above earlier to open it, and enter into the next room.

As soon as you enter this room, you'll be greeted by some enemies we've seen 
before, but be ready to fight them as soon as you enter this room. A Red 
Floater, a Blue Floater, and a Skeleton will all be there to greet you, as well 
as a new enemy that we can't defeat (and can only avoid), the Fire Snake, which 
is that huge body of flame that moves around, kind of looks like a worm. Kill 
all of the enemies you can (while also avoiding the fireballs shot out of the 
statue in the middle of the room), and head left, and then north, down the 
stairs to a lower area of the room. To your left down this path is a broken 
ladder (which we can't reach, we'll need to get the water flowing here so that 
we can eventually reach it), and next to it to the right is a staircase leading 
up to a locked door (and a skull pot with nothing under it). However, we don't 
have a key. So ignore both of those, and head straight north through the door 
there, instead, to yet another room. In this short, narrow corridor, there's a 
skull pot to the north end of the corridor. Pick it up to find a key! Nice. 
Now, head back south to the previous room, and go left and up the stairs that I 
just told you to ignore, with the locked door. Unlock this door, and go through 
it to the next room. This room holds the switch that makes the water flow 
through the previous room. But first, kill both Skeletons patrolling the room, 
and bomb the faulty wall on the left-hand side of the room, right in the middle 
of it. Through this hole to the left is a small platform, which holds two skull 
pots. Pick them up to get a quick five rupees, and a bomb as well. Then go back 
right, to the previous room. You'll see the switch in the upper right-hand 
corner of this room... but there are some pink enemies blocking it, like the 
ones we say in the Palace of Darkness before. Of course, we'll need to do to 
these exactly what we did in the Palace of Darkness. Equip your Hammer and bash 
these pink enemies into the ground, so you have access to the switch. Then, 
simply push the switch from the right up to the left, and watch the water flow 
out of the statue mouth to your right. Woo! Now, head back south to the 
previous room, which is now full of water!

Back in this room, you'll notice that the lower corridor is now full of water, 
a virtual river, like what we did to gain entrance to the Watergate Dungeon to 
begin with. Go south, and jump into the river, and then veer left, to the 
broken ladder right next to you - you needn't go far. Once back on dry land, on 
this new platform, head west, then south to the door on the west side of the 
room. Go through it to the next room. This room is incredibly busy. When I say 
busy, I of course mean that there's a whole lot going on within it. There are 
Water Bugs, Waterballs, statues shooting fireballs, and Fish Hybrids coming out 
of the walls, swimming rapidly at you, to damage your ass. =) So when you're in 
this room (as we will be more as we go on in this dungeon), you'll want to know 
exactly where you're going. Otherwise, your butt will be toast, as these 
enemies will have quite the field day with you. In anycase, go down the stairs 
to the water shallows below, and run to your left, and then go through the 
south door you come across, approximately half way across the south wall 
heading right. Go south through this door, and you'll still be in some water 
shallows, but it seems as if you can now go left or right. Going left is a 
waste of time (you'll be trapped by some blocks there), so head right instead, 
killing the Water Bug in your path. Then, shoot south through the door there, 
to the continuation of this water shallow path. Go south, and then west, and 
then north through the door there, while killing and/or avoiding the various 
enemies coming your way. Once back north (in the previous room we were in, just 
on the other side), go up to the two blocks at the north end of the path, that 
were blocking you from going this way from the get-go. Push the southern-most 
block to the right, and a treasure chest will appear in the upper-left-hand 
corner of the room. Open this treasure chest to get the dungeon's compass! 
Sweet! Then, simply go right, and then back north, to the previous hectic-as-
hell room we were just in. Right away, head left, then north and left again, to 
the staircase leading up to the higher platform at the bottom left-hand corner 
of the room. Go through the door at the left there into the next room.

In this room, we'll meet a similar combination of enemies we met earlier; a Red 
Floater, a Blue Floater, a Skeleton and a Fire Snake. Deal with them like we 
did before (killing the two Floaters and the Skeleton, avoiding the Fire Snake 
and the Statue in the middle of the room shooting fireballs at you). There's 
one difference here however - blue blocks (that are controlled by a crystal 
switch, like we've seen in many dungeons before) blocking your passage north... 
we'll get that taken care of soon though, don't worry. From here, head left, 
down the stairs, to the lower corridor. Then, go north through the door right 
in front of you. You'll be in a small, tight corridor like we were in before. 
Just like the one we were in before, there's also a skull pot to the north of 
the corridor. Pick up the skull pot to find a key! Nice. What to do with it? 
Well... first, head back south to the previous corridor. Well, back in this 
corridor, you can't go right (there's blocks there blocking your way), so head 
back up the staircase to your south, and then east (avoiding the Fire Snake), 
to the previous "hectic" room. Go down the stairs (or jump off of the 
platform), and run north to the next set of stairs you come across on your 
left. Go up these stairs to another platform, where you can open the locked 
door on the left-hand side wall with the key we just found. Go through this door 
to the next room.

Here is the room that holds the crystal switch we were looking for... first and 
foremost, kill the Red Floater and the Skeleton patrolling the room. You'll see 
the crystal switch and a water switch behind a row of blue blocks. A Spike Trap 
is trapped (coincidentally) between the side of the wall and a block block. Go 
up to the right-hand side of the crystal switch, where the gray wall is. Slash 
at the crystal switch through the wall to deactivate it, and the blue blocks 
will disappear. The Spike Trap will now be free, however, so be careful of it! 
Go to the water switch at the upper left-hand side of this platform and push it 
left and up to activate it. The water to your left will start to flow into the 
lower corridors below. Now, go south out of this room, through the door. You'll 
be in the room that I pointed out before we couldn't get to the door at the 
north of the room because of the blue blocks blocking it. Well we just went 
through this door. With the water flowing now, go south and left (while 
avoiding the Fire Snake once again) to the flowing water, the new river we've 
created, if you will. The blocks that were blocking our way heading left are no 
longer a problem now, because we can swim above them. So head left, to the 
platform at the left. Get onto this platform, and head to the doorway on the 
left-hand wall there. Enter into this door, to another room.

As you enter here, you'll be greeted by yet another Fire Snake, as well as 
three Spike Traps. Thankfully, these Spike Traps are stationary, so all you 
have to do to avoid them is to simply not run into them - not so hard (although 
it's set up so that the Fire Snake should run you into the Spike Traps). In 
anycase, head left through the maze of Spike Traps, to the staircase leading 
down to yet another lower corridor. Go down to this corridor. Don't go north 
(nothing up there at all), and instead, head left. Blocks will be here as well, 
but they won't be blocking your way, as these can be pushed out of the way. 
Push the lower block to the left, and then the block above it up, and you'll 
have a nice, wide-open path heading left. Head left, and then up the stairs 
there to the upper platform. From here, follow the path north, to the door with 
the staircase leading upstairs. Once upstairs, you'll be in another water-
shallows covered room, with Water Bugs and Waterballs running rampant. A 
spinning Firewall is in the middle of the room, making matters worse. 
Basically, in this room, you have to head to the north end of the room, and 
jump through the holes on either side of the room, to the floor below, where 
you'll land somewhere you haven't been before. It's easy, really. So head to 
the north end of the room, and look at the two holes on either side of the 
room. The hole on the right-hand side is the main hole, as the Big Key is there. 
But there is one thing you need to do before you go down this hole. Head ALL 
the way back a few screens, to where the crystal switch was. Hit the switch to 
activate the blocks in that room back to the blue color, and then head back to 
this room. Now, push the block blocking the hole in the floor either up or 
down, and jump into the hole. You'll land on a solitary platform. Grab 
whatever's under the two skull pots, and then head east to the doorway there. 
You'll see the yellow blocks on the floor next to the right-hand pot, so now you 
should know why I sent you all the way back to strike the crystal switch again. 
Head east through this door. Grab all of the goodness out of the jars in front 
of you, and at the end of this platform, open the tiny treasure chest there to 
get the dungeon's Big Key! Sweet! Now, if you want to get a quick 20 rupees, 
head back upstairs, and fall down the left-hand side hole, to land in front of a 
treasure chest, which holds a red rupee piece (worth 20 rupees, naturally). 
Otherwise, head all the way back left a few screens to the screen I entitled 
the "hectic" screen. That's the one with all of the various enemies running 
rampant. This is also the room with the huge treasure chest, which holds the 
dungeon's special item. You know what I'm talking about now, right? Okay, 
great. Let me know when you get back there.

*waits* Okay, you're there now? Great. At the center of this enemy-infested 
room is a large platform with the big treasure chest on it. Go to the south of 
it to get to the stairs that lead up to it. Walk up these stairs, and go north 
to approach the treasure chest. Open it with the Big Key we just got, and Link 
will be rewarded with the Hookshot! Nice! The Hookshot is a super-cool 
item/weapon, that can be used to grapple Link across chasms, and also as a 
pretty strong weapon! Very nice. From here, from the front of the treasure 
chest, grapple to your left (you have to aim the Hookshot at a pot, statue, or 
treasure chest and make it hit that to grapple), to two skull pots. Grab the 
rupees under them, then grapple back to your right, using the big chest as your 
grappling target. This time, grapple to your right across the chasm there, and 
grab the rupees and a key out of the pots there! Sweet! Again, grapple back to 
the big treasure chest. This time, go around to the north side of the big 
treasure chest, and using the skull pots to your north, grapple across. To the 
north of this small platform is a locked door. Open this locked door to gain 
access to the next room. We're almost to the boss!

In this room, head left (instead of right). Kill the Red Floater patrolling 
this area, and pick up the skull pot the northwest section of the room, to 
reveal a gold circle switch. Step on it and two doors in this room (the one 
next to you and across the room) will open. But when you step off of it, the 
switch deactivates. You'll see a statue to your south... push this statue north 
to the switch, and leave it on top of it (like we've done before) to make the 
switch stay shut. Ignore the door to your right, and instead, go all the way to 
the east side of the room, to the door leading north (but NOT the door ALL THE 
WAY to the right that leads downstairs). Enter into this door and go north 
through this tight corridor, killing the Red Floater that patrols the area. 
Then, head downstairs. Right in front of you down here is a water switch. Push 
the switch, which will drain the water right in the room out. From here, simply 
go to your left, back up the staircase to your left, which will lead back 
upstairs to an even smaller corridor. Head south, and through the door heading 
west. In this room, kill the Skeletons and the Red Floaters that patrol the 
room, while avoiding the fireballs from the statues within this room. Then, 
you'll want to head south. You'll be back in the room we were in earlier, with 
the golden circle switch that won't stay down. We don't need to bother with 
that switch anymore. Instead, head all the way to the right side of the room, 
and go through the door and down the stairs to another room. From the upper 
platform, the lower platform is now drained, and has two skull pots and two 
treasure chests waiting for you. Get what's underneath the skull pots, and get 
the red rupee pieces out of both treasure chests. Then head through the west 
door there, to another corridor. Run straight north to the northern door on 
this corridor (ignore the door veering right, it leads to a previous room). 
Once through this north door, you'll be in a room full of shallow water. 
There's some Water Bugs and Fish Hybrids in the room, but nothing that should 
give you too much trouble. In anycase, shoot north through the door to the 
left-hand side of the room going north. It'll lead to a small corridor with six 
skull pots, which hold some goodies. Then go back to the previous room. If you 
want more quick rupees, push the block right in front of the red door grating 
to the north, and a treasure chest will appear right next to you with twenty 
rupees in it. Sweet. Then, go along the north wall to where all of the 
waterfalls are. The second waterfall from the right-hand wall is actually a 
doorway. Go through it to the next room. In this room, walk up the staircase to 
the small upper platform, and kill both Blue Floaters. Then grab the arrows, 
bombs and two hearts out of the four skull pots flanking you on both sides. 
Then go through the northern doorway, which has a staircase leading upstairs 
once more. Once up here, head south down this narrow corridor, while killing 
the Blue Floater in your way, to the southern door. This southern door leads to 
a room flooded with water, so enter into it. Jump into the water (which has a 
strong current flowing to the left side of the screen). Swim to your right, 
against the current, to the platform all the way at the right end of the 
screen. When you're in the water, it's up to you to avoid the Water Bugs the 
best you can, because you can't use any weapons while in the water. In anycase, 
get onto this platform and lift the pot there, to find a key! Grab the key, 
then jump back into the water, and let it take you to the platform (the rather 
long one) to the left of the doorway we used to get into this flooded room. 
Jump onto that platform and equip some Bombs. Bomb a hole going north into the 
faulty wall there, and enter through this hole you make to a small corridor, 
which holds eight pots. Within these eight skull pots, you'll find some arrows, 
bombs, magic potion and hearts. Then, head back south (killing the Red Slime 
coming out of the ground there), back to the flooded room of yore. Jump back 
into the water (avoiding the Water Bugs camped out waiting for you there), and 
follow the current down to the final platform on the north wall, which has a 
locked door on it. Open this locked door, and run straight north through this 
next room, to the boss chamber. Get ready to fight Arrghus.

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BOSS FIGHT SEVEN - ARRGHUS
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Ah yes, Arrghus. It's a relatively easy fight, so I wouldn't worry about it. It 
just takes a lot of patience. As you enter into the fight, you'll basically see 
a floating blob of small balls, with some vine-looking things coming out from 
underneath it. So this is what you do, my friend. Equip the Hookshot on Link. 
Then, shoot the Hookshot at Arrghus, and one of these balls will stick to it 
and come back at you. When it lands on the ground, slash at it two times with 
your Master Sword to destroy it. Do this to all of the balls surrounding 
Arrghus' true form, and his true form will start to be revealed. He's basically 
a giant eyeball with a red body and some red-tentacle looking things coming 
down from underneath it. Basically an eyeball-Jellyfish-who knows what hybrid. 
Once all of the balls are off and destroyed, it's time to fight Arrghus 
himself. (keep in mind that if you don't kill the balls, they'll eventually run 
back to Arrghus and re-attach themselves to him. In this case, you'll have to 
get them back off and kill them - but be aware that if you slash at one once, 
it'll still have that damage attached to him, a plus for you). Anyway, once all 
of the balls are off of Arrghus, he starts to jump in the air, and land on you. 
So keep moving! When he lands on the ground, he'll shoot around the room until 
you hit him. We no longer have any need for the Hookshot anymore - instead, use 
your Master Sword and slash at his eye. When you hit him, he'll jump back up in 
the air and repeat this monotonous process. Five hits with the Master Sword in 
his eye (MAYBE six), and he'll be destroyed. The second crystal (and its 
maiden) are yours, as well as another heart piece!

*****

After Arrghus is destroyed, and blown up, grab the heart he drops, and then the 
Crystal that falls from the sky. The Maiden trapped (and now freed) from the 
crystal will tell you another piece of the Golden Land/Triforce/Ganon story, so 
listen closely! Then, you will be automatically transported out of the 
Watergate Dungeon, the the outside!

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XXIII. The Magic Cape and Three Heart Pieces
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With the new found power of the Hookshot, we can now get the Magic Cape and 
some more heart pieces, so this section of the walkthrough is dedicated to 
that, before we go to the next dungeon in the Dark World. Since we actually 
need the Magic Cape to get one of the above pieces of heart, we'll get that 
first.

The Magic Cape is located within the confines of a grave in the graveyard next 
to the Sanctuary. Now it's a glitch in the game that allows you to get the 
Magic Cape this early - otherwise you'd have to wait until after you defeat 
Blind the Thief in the fourth Dark World dungeon to get the Titan Mitt, which 
gives you direct access to this grave. We're going out of our way to get it 
this way, but it's worth it, so don't worry. Okay, in the Dark World, (you have 
to be in the Dark World), go to where the bridge (the horizontal one) is, to 
the east side of Hyrule, south of the witch's hut (if it were in the Light 
World). Sounds complicated, I know. In anycase, the bridge is no longer there, 
but you're still in the right area. Head north along the east coast of the 
river, until you come to an opening in the rocks surrounding the river. In this 
opening, face west and use your Hookshot. You'll grapple across the river (via 
some skulls there). Once on the other side, head north, and then west, to where 
the graveyard would be. The Dark World's equivalent of the graveyard is more 
like a rock garden, but that's okay. Work your way (by running into and 
smashing the large green rocks) to the upper right-hand corner of the graveyard, 
where the large green rock is. Smash this green rock and stand to the north of 
where it was. Equip the Magic Mirror and use it, IN THIS EXACT POSITION ONLY, 
to warp back to the Light World. You'll be in the Light World's graveyard now, 
surrounded by some dark green stones (that you shouldn't be able to pick up 
now... hell, you CAN'T without the Titan Mitt). See why I said this is a 
glitch? Anyway, walk around to the front of the grave and run into it. It'll 
open up, revealing a staircase leading down. Sweet! Go down these stairs into 
the subterrain, and follow the corridor northward to the treasure chest, which 
holds the Magic Cape! The Magic Cape is more of a novelty item that allows the 
user to be invisible when he wears it! Sweet! It just takes a shitload of magic 
away from your meter though, so be careful, eh. Now, to the heart pieces...

Three heart pieces to get... which one first? Well, since we're right in the 
graveyard area of the Dark World, we'll go for the one right there first. Walk 
out of the graveyard area (Dark World), and around it, going to the west side, 
then north, and then to the back of the area. You'll see a ladder leading up to 
a platform that seemingly has nothing on it. But you should know by now that 
nothing is what meets the eye in the land(s) of Hyrule! So equip your Magic 
Mirror and climb up this ladder to the platform. Use the Magic Mirror to head 
back to the Light World, and enter the cave you're now in front of! Within this 
cave, grab the four Bombs and four hearts out of the eight clay pots in front 
of you, and head all the way north. Bomb the faulty wall along the short north 
wall to make a new door, and enter through it. In this new-found room, grab the 
heart piece! Nice going! Now, leave the cave and go back to the Dark World, so 
we can get our second piece.

From the graveyard region we're in, head west. Head west past the Sanctuary 
(equivalent), and then go north, to where the Death Mountain entrance would be 
if we were in the Light World. It looks exactly the same, with a signpost and 
everything. If you read the signpost, however, it'll promise a heart to whoever 
"wears the cape"... hmm, I wonder what that could mean? =) Go east from the 
sign to the cave entrance. There's a huge rock blocking the entrance, so lift 
it and throw it away, and then simply enter the cave. In the cave, head north. 
Kill off or avoid the enemies coming at you, while avoiding the holes in the 
ground as well. Work your way northward, to the staircase leading upstairs. 
Take these stairs up. From here, head south. Use the Hookshot to Hookshot 
yourself across the chasm in front of you, and then kill or avoid more enemies, 
and avoid more holes in the ground as well. Now here comes the tricky part. 
When you get to the blue thing in the middle of the passageway that hits you 
back if you hit into it, you need to equip and use the Magic Cape, which will 
make you invisible to it, and allow you to pass right through it. From here, 
unequip the Magic Cape and continue south, out of the cave. You'll now be back 
outside, with a nice, juicy looking heart piece on the platform right in front 
of you. Sweet! From here, jump down to the main level, and head back south to 
the main path. 

From here, head west along the path, and then south, to where Kakariko Village 
would be if this were the Light World. It looks the same, except their are 
enemies and thieves patrolling the area. Oh well! Work your way to the middle 
of the left-hand side of the village (called the Village of Outcasts), where 
there will be a house with a huge treasure chest on it. This treasure chest 
represents the house that holds the Treasure Chest Game. The monster inside 
will charge Link 50 rupees to play the game and open two of the many chests 
within the house (there are like 15 of them too). If you keep playing the game, 
opening various chests, then you'll eventually find the heart piece. It can be 
highly taxing on your rupees, but you must play if you want to find the piece. 
I found the heart piece in my play-through while writing this FAQ in the lower-
left-hand side treasure chest, but as far as I remember, it's not set where the 
heart is found, so you'll have to play and find out where it is!

With the three heart pieces we needed to find in hand, we can now go to the 
third dungeon...

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XXIV. En Route to the Skull Dungeon
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The Skull Dungeon is the third Dark World dungeon, and is the next obstacle on 
our trip through Hyrule's Dark World. So how to get there? Well, it's simple, 
really. Read on.

First and foremost, since you should now know your way around the northern 
areas of the Dark World after our excursions through there prior to this 
section, when we were getting the Magic Cape and the three heart pieces, it 
should generally be simple for you. But this is only if you're in the Dark 
World. Generally, you should start the game in the Light World so you needn't 
warp back to the Dark World... so go to the Light World and head towards 
Kakariko Village, then shoot straight north through the village to the Lost 
Woods entrance near the Fortune Teller's house. Once within the Lost Woods, 
start heading west, through various hollowed-out trees and the like. The idea 
is to veer west, and then be able to exit out of the Lost Woods through another 
entrance/exit to the southwest... it's really not that hard, it's almost 
impossible to miss if you just go west. In anycase, when you leave the Lost 
Woods here, go south. You'll be blocked by some stakes sticking out of the 
ground, but worry not! Equip the Hammer and pound them down to get to the 
southern area below. You'll see some bushes and a lone green rock there. Pick 
up the green rock to reveal a warp to the Dark World! Sweet!

Once in the Dark World, head back north to the Dark World's Lost Woods' 
equivalent - the Skull Woods. Once within the Skull Woods, simply go north, and 
then east. When you can first go north, do so. You'll see a hole in the ground 
above... simply run up to this hole and fall into it... have fun, you're in the 
confusing and multi-parted Skull Dungeon.

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The Skull Dungeon is... ugh, it's a real pain in the ass, to be honest. But 
here we go, none-the-less. Oh, one more thing. If the walkthrough for this 
dungeon is sketchy... I'm sorry. It's really a confusing place, and it's even 
more confusing to write a comprehensive walkthrough for it. But I did my best, 
it's like three or four pages long... so don't be TOO harsh on me, okay? It 
should still be MORE than ample to get you through this dungeon.

From the beginning, where we fall into, turn around to take on two Blue 
Tentacle Monsters coming at you. Two swipes each will do them in, although, as 
when we first met them in the Light World's Tower of Hera, strategically 
slashing at them as to knock them into surrounding pits works just as well 
(especially with that far more powerful Red Tentacle Monsters). Work your way 
southward, avoiding the chasms all over the room, until you get to the huge 
Firewall circling around a block to the south of the room. In its path are four 
skull pots, that hold some goodies that you'll probably want to get, just to 
restock some lost Bombs and Arrows. Wait until the Firewall passes you by, then 
run over to the skull pots, two at a time, to the left of the room, grabbing 
whatever's underneath them. Don't let the Firewall hit you, however, or you'll 
lose a lot of life! Anyway, after that, work your way to the south of the room, 
and to your right will be a door leading into the next area. In this area, 
you'll have a Blue Tentacle Monster and a Red Tentacle Monster come at you 
right away. Before even proceeding through the rest of the room, you'll 
definitely want to take care of these menaces first. Remember, the Red Tentacle 
Monsters are -far- stronger than the Blue Tentacle Monsters, and can take a lot 
more damage before being defeated, so please, be patient! Once you defeat them, 
you can ignore the door heading east for now, and observe another rotating 
Firewall in the middle of the room. Do your best to avoid it as you work your 
way northward through this room. As you get far enough north, you'll notice 
that there's a treasure chest just chillin' there. Open this treasure chest up 
to get the dungeon's compass! Sweet. However, when you open the treasure chest, 
the various holes and chasms in the room will change position, which means you 
can't walk the same way you did before, you have to observe the new positions 
of these holes. From where we are now, we can either head south, and then east 
to a new room, or straight up north to a new room. First, head south, and then 
east, to the room down there.

As soon as you enter this new room, the door behind you will seal shut, and 
you'll need to find the key in this room to open the other door out of this 
room, which is to the northeast corner of the large area. You'll be greeted by 
two new monsters in this huge room, however - Wall Masters and Mummies. The 
Wall Masters are infamous Zelda enemies that are actually hands that fly down 
from above, trying to land on Link. If they touch Link, they'll actually grab 
him, and bring him back to the dungeon's entrance. These guys are truly pains 
in the ass, so you'll want to avoid them the best you can. You'll know they're 
coming down on you by the special sound they make when they start to come down, 
and you'll know exactly where they're coming down, because you can see their 
circular shadow on the ground. If you see it over you, you better move quick 
before they grab you! As far as the Mummies go, they are basically just strong 
run-of-the-mill enemies that patrol this dungeon. They don't have any attacks, 
but follow you very actively, where ever you may go to. Not only that, but they 
can take a whole lot of hits from the Master Sword and other weapons in your 
arsenal before dying. So now that you know who you're going to meet in this 
room exactly, allow me to walk you through it, as I so elegantly do.

From where you enter the room, walk east, to enter the main part of the room. 
Scattered all over the place are stationary Spike Traps, that won't move (hence 
"stationary"), but are in strategic locations so that Wall Masters and Mummies 
roaming around the room might just bump you into them if you try to escape 
them. Also all around the room are a plethora of skull pots, which hold 
everything from hearts and rupees to arrows and bombs. Grab what all of the 
pots have to offer, while avoiding the Wall Masters and killing the Mummies. If 
you're feeling especially daring, for whatever reason, you always have the 
option to wait until the Wall Masters land on the ground, then approach them 
and kill them. Two or three hits with the Master Sword will certainly do them 
in, but only do that if you really want to risk getting brought back to the 
entrance of the dungeon. While that isn't especially dangerous now (we're all 
but two screens left of the entrance), when you get deeper and farther into the 
dungeon, you'll probably be far more weary of the Wall Masters. In anycase, to 
the south of the room, you'll notice a treasure chest, with some skull pots in 
front of it. Move the skull pots out of the way there (grabbing whatever they 
have to hold for you), and open the treasure chest to get a key! Once you have 
this key, you're done in this room, so walk to the northeast section of the 
room, where there is a locked door. Use your new found key on the locked door 
to open it, and go north through the door, to the next room.

In this room, a Red Tentacle Monster will attack you right away. Kill it or 
knock it into one of the chasms in the room, and then walk northward. Avoid the 
stationary Spike Traps and ignore the door heading west. Your objective here is 
to be able to get to that treasure chest in the upper right-hand corner of the 
room, which is surrounded by chasms on all sides. However, above the blue 
circle obstruction in front of you, do you see the two stars? We've seen these 
before - when pressed, they change the location of various holes and chasms in 
a room. Carefully walk northward, in between the blue obstruction and the Spike 
Trap (hitting the blue obstruction will knock you into the Spike Trap, or a 
hole, so be careful), and walk onto either of the stars. This will make them 
disappear, and the holes and chasms around the room will instantly rearrange 
themselves. Now, simply walk east to the now-obtainable treasure chest, where 
you can open it to get the dungeon map! Sweet! Now, the door leading west out 
of this room is not really an option right now - it leads to a room with the 
big treasure chest, and a door leading back into the Skull Woods. But without 
the stars, and holes in our way leading northward, what do we do? It's simple. 
Equip the Hookshot and approach the area where the stars were, bordering the 
hole. Shoot the Hookshot northward, and you'll grapple onto a skull pot above! 
Nice. You'll now be in the north section of this room, which is patrolled by a 
simple Fireball and a Helmet Bug. Kill the Helmet Bug and grab the various 
goodies out of the skull pots (while avoiding the roaming Fireball, which 
shouldn't be too much trouble for you.) After that, equip the Bombs onto Link 
and approach the left-hand side wall. Find the faulty, cracked section in the 
middle of this wall and use a Bomb on it to make a hole for you to pass 
through. Enter into this next, secret room. Within, you'll see cracked walls 
along the south of the room, and some skull pots. Grab what's in the skull pots 
if you'd like, but then, DON'T waste Bombs on the south walls, it won't work! 
Instead, you see the lever in the northern wall? It's quite visible. Grab it 
and the southern wall will explode to pieces, leaving a huge gap to the south, 
where the big treasure chest is. But we needn't go down there yet (although we 
now know where it is), so go back right through the blown up wall. 

Once back in the previous room, head south, back to the door at the south of 
the room that's heading west, the one I told you to ignore before. Enter left 
into this room, and you'll see the big treasure chest to the north (with the 
blown up wall giving you access to it above that), and a locked door to your 
left. To the south of the room is a door leading back outside into the Skull 
Woods. Go outside of this door and you'll be outside in the Skull Woods. Then 
simply head south and west a bit back to the hole where we fell into before, 
and you'll be back at the beginning of the dungeon! From here, head south, and 
then east into the next room. Instead of going east again, however, this time, 
go all the way north through this room, weaving in and out of holes and chasms, 
and avoiding or killing the various Blue Tentacle and Red Tentacle Monsters 
coming at you. When you get all the way to the north of this room, go through 
the door there into the next room.

This room is surprisingly tame. You'll see four enemies to the north of the 
room in columns; three Mummies and a Skeleton. All are blocked off from going 
south by skull pots - however, the one to the left guards a treasure chest 
which holds a key! Ooooh. Remove the leftmost skull pot and fight the Mummy 
there. Once defeated, walk north and grab the key out of the treasure chest 
there. Ignoring the rest of the enemies in the vicinity, go to the east side of 
the room and open the locked door there with the key you just got to gain way 
to the next room, which is actually the locked door we saw before that leads 
into the big treasure chest room. So now that we've opened up all ends of the 
dungeon into one another, this is what we do next.

From where you are, simply walk south, back outside (again) in the Skull Woods. 
Walk north, into some bones and such, until you find another entrance into the 
dungeon. This different entrance leads to another branch of the dungeon for us 
to deal with. Enter into it and you'll be in a room with two Blue Floaters and 
two Mummies, as well as Wall Masters continuously trying to grab you from 
above. Kill the two Blue Floaters first, and then concentrate your attacks (or 
use the Bombos Medallion if you're lazy) on the Mummies. After that, before we 
deal with this room, go left to the next room. In this room, avoid the Fire 
Worm and enemies and go left again, into yet another room. In this room, there 
will be a door leading south, back outside to the Skull Woods, and a door 
surrounded by chasms on all sides to the north, which is also locked. All you 
need to do here is go to the northwest side of the room to the skull pot there. 
Lift up the skull pot and grab the key from underneath it. Do this while 
avoiding or killing the Blue Tentacle Monster and the Wall Masters from above. 
After that, run back right two screens to the screen we were at before, with 
the Mummies and Blue Floaters. With the enemies defeated, you'll find that the 
center door to the north is sealed shut. The skull pot in front of the door is 
concealing the circular golden switch that'll open the door, but it's one of 
those pressure sensitive ones - if you don't keep pressure on it, the door will 
be closed again. This is easy to take care of. As we've done in the past, take 
the statue to the right of the room, and push it over, so that it's lined up 
with the switch above. Then, walk to the north of the statue and pull it up to 
the switch. If you push it on top of the switch, how will you get to the door? 
Do you see why we pull here instead of push? If the Wall Masters are giving you 
trouble while you're maneuvering the statue, use the Magic Cape, which will make 
you invisible. And as long as you're pulling or pushing, no magic will be 
subtracted from your magic meter, either! Sweet! Once the door to the north is 
forced open, go north to the next room! In this room, a Fire Snake and some 
other enemies roam around, but we won't waste much time here. The treasure 
chest in the center of the room is our main concern. Open this treasure chest 
to get the dungeon's big key! DO NOT move the skull pot to the north of the 
room. Underneath it is a mysterious energy that, if it strikes you, will turn 
you into a Bunny... you don't want that. To the east side of the room is a 
cracked, faulty wall. Bomb it and go into the next small room if you need your 
magic meter refilled (there's a large magic jar in the next room under a skull 
pot). Otherwise, we're done here, so go south two screens, and you'll be back 
outside in the Skull Woods again.

From here, head north and then south on the path, back to the previous 
entrance. Once in this entrance, you'll see the big treasure chest, but, of 
course, we can't get to it from here. Instead, go east to the next room, then 
north through this room (using the Hookshot, as we did before, to get over the 
chasm), and then west through the bombed wall. Once in here, go south, killing 
both Worms patrolling the area, and then open the big treasure chest. Within 
the big treasure chest is the dungeon's special item, the Fire Rod. We need 
this to defeat the dungeon's boss enemy, but we won't need it beforehand, so 
try it out once or twice, but put it away after that - it uses a lot of magic 
to use. From here... head ALL THE WAY BACK to the room previous to where we got 
the Big Key (meaning you'll have to go back to the Skull Woods). From here, 
head west two screens. When you can't head west anymore, head south, and you'll 
be back outside again in the Skull Woods. Here, go north via the western trail 
you can take, where you'll come across a skeleton-looking thing blocking your 
path. Equip the Fire Rod and shoot it at the obstruction, which will burn it up 
and clear a path to a new door for you to take.

This is the final leg of the dungeon. Walk down the stairs in front of you to 
the bottom level of this room. Here, you'll have to weave in and out of the 
passageway heading north... it's hard to explain so I won't really bother, just 
weave in and out, and don't let the fact that the bridge above blocks a lot of 
your view. It's totally doable, just avoid those Fireballs roaming around the 
area! When you get all the way north, go through the door at the northeast end 
of the room, into the next area. In this room, there is a bridge leading across 
the upper area of the room. It's useless, however, so ignore it. Instead, while 
avoiding the blue obstructions and moving Spike Traps, run south through the 
room, to the door at the southwest corner of the room. Go through this door 
back to the previous room. However, here, you'll find a treasure chest, which 
holds a key! Grab the key, then go back to the previous room. Run north, and 
then exit this room, and work your way all the way back to the entrance of this 
section of the dungeon. Go back upstairs, and this time, run across the bridge 
heading north. The two Worms in your path will both be slain by the sword 
automatically if you run into them, so don't worry. When you get all the way 
across the bridge, you'll come to a locked door. Open the locked door with the 
key you just got, and go through the door to the next room.

This room looks busy and difficult, and it is both. First thing's first, before 
you even move (as one move can make or break you here). Equip the Bombos 
Medallion and use it to clear the room of the various Floaters in the room. 
With it that much easier, walk north one step onto the stars in front of you, 
which will rearrange the holes in the room. Walk around the room clockwise, 
hitting the stars as you go to change the holes' position in the room. If you 
go clockwise, hitting the stars as you go, you'll get to the entrance in no 
time at all. If not, this room can be difficult for you, so just follow those 
easy instructions I just gave you, and you'll be fine. Once at the door in the 
right-hand side of the room, go through it to the next room.

In this room, instantly use the Bombos Medallion again, so that the Mummies in 
the room are all destroyed. However, you'll still have to worry about the Wall 
Masters here, so bare that in mind. In anycase, once the room is enemy free 
(with the exception of the Wall Masters), equip your Lantern and start lighting 
all of the torches in the room. Do this quickly, as if you don't, they will 
start to go out! You'll notice the one to the north, however, you can't get to, 
because there is a huge hole in front of it. This is no problem, however. 
Simply equip the Fire Rod on Link now and use it to light that final torch 
right in front of you. If don't quick enough, so that all five torches are lit 
at the same time, you'll hear that famous Zelda secret jingle, and the sealed 
door to the left of the room will open up. Go through this door to the next 
room. This room is full of enemies - Worms, Mummies, and another of those 
magical energies that'll change Link into a Bunny! In anycase, be careful here. 
To make your life easier, you might want to employ the uses of your handy-dandy 
Bombos Medallion once more. Destroy the enemies with the medallion or your 
Master Sword, and grab whatever goodies they have. It seems now that there's no 
way out of this room... but there is. There are vines growing all over the 
walls here. While avoiding the wrath of the Wall Masters, go to the north end 
of the room, and swipe at the middle group of vines there, which will reveal a 
hidden entrance leading to another room to your north! Go through this door, to 
the next room.

Here, you'll come across a Worm, a Helmet Bug, a Mummy, and a Blue Tentacle 
Monster. Kill them conventionally, or use the Bombos Medallion to quickly do 
away with them. After they are all defeated, grab what they drop - one of the 
enemies will drop a key. Grab the key and use it to open the door on the 
right-hand side of the room, which leads to another room. In this final room, 
there will be a hole in the middle of the floor, and two Spike Traps patrolling 
the area. Grab the skull pots from the Spike Traps' path (for some magic and 
arrows), and then simply fall through the hole in the floor, while avoiding 
hitting into the Spike Traps there. When you come through the hole to the floor 
below, you'll be in the boss enemy's chamber. This is Mothula.


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BOSS FIGHT EIGHT - MOTHULA
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The Mothula boss fight seems hard, because of the room he's in. It's surrounded 
by countless Spike Traps on all sides, and even some in the middle of the room. 
This would make it seemingly hard, but he's actually quite simple, if you know 
what to do. Moth's bodies, in the real world, are very delicate. Just imagine 
what a flame would do to it. *hint hint* That's right, as we've done throughout 
the game, use the dungeon's special item on the boss here. Equip the Fire Rod 
on Link and go to town on Mothula with it. As the battle starts, he'll come 
from his resting position to fly in the air. From here on out, he's vulnerable 
to attack. Keep your distance from Mothula and fire your Fire Rod at him. Even 
if it seems that his altitude is higher than ground level, still shoot in his 
direction and he'll be damaged regardless. If you run out of magic power in 
your magic meter in this fight by using the Fire Rod too much, you can use your 
Master Sword on him too, it's just not as strong. However, this shouldn't 
happen. If you have the 1/2 Magic Meter (and you should if you've been 
following my walkthrough), you can miss him every other shot and still beat him 
with magic in your magic meter to spare, so don't worry! As far as Mothula's 
attacks go, he only has one attack. He shoots, from his mouth, a set of three 
rays at Link, that look like circles in a straight line coming at you. They are 
slow moving, however, and easy to avoid. Don't let them hit you, though, or 
you'll be greatly damaged! Other than that, Mothula can control the plethora of 
Spike Traps in his lair, to come shooting out in whatever direction he wants, 
which makes the fight far more harder. If these Spike Traps weren't in the 
lair, this boss fight would be cake! It was probably an afterthought on the 
side of the Nintendo programmers to throw that in there, however, realizing he 
was far too easy without those... in anycase, Mothula is cake, just aim 
carefully with that Fire Rod of yours, and don't miss TOO much, and you'll be 
just fine!

*****

Once the powerful Mothula is defeated, the third crystal will be yours. Grab 
the crystal and another heart container, and then the maiden trapped within the 
crystal will tell you more of the Golden Land's prophecy. She'll tell you about 
the event known as the "Great Cataclysm." She explains it in-depth, but it's 
basically the system of when someone who shouldn't have the Triforce's power 
obtains it, a hero automatically appears to faceoff with this person, one-on-
one, alone. If this hero fails, the Great Cataclysm will be inevitable, with 
the evil's power over the almighty powerful Triforce... in anycase, we're done 
here. You'll automatically be transported outside of the Skull Dungeon, back to 
the Skull Woods itself.

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XXVI. Getting to Blind's Hideout
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Blind's Hideout is actually the fourth dungeon in the game. While we usually 
have little adventures in between dungeons, we don't have that here. Why is 
that, you might ask me? Well the answer is quite simple, my dear. Usually, we 
get items that open up new areas to use, like the Power Glove or the Hookshot. 
But in the previous dungeon, Skull Dungeon, we got the Fire Rod. That doesn't 
exactly open up new and exciting areas for us to explore, I'm sorry. =)

In anycase, getting to Blind's Hideout is quite easy. Leave Skull Woods (by 
following paths to the south), so that you come out either by the Fortune 
Teller's house or in the Village of Outcasts itself. Either way, the Village of 
Outcasts is the primary target here. Enter into this monster-ridden town, and 
go to the center of the town. Near the center, where the Weathercock would be 
in the Light World's Kakariko Village, the Dark World has a statue of a 
Gargoyle holding a trident. Approach the gargoyle statue, and go up to the 
trident in his hands. Pull on it, and it'll eventually break after a second or 
two. This leads to Blind's Hideout, just go within the gargoyle statue! Don't 
worry, this dungeon isn't nearly as much a pain in the ass as the Skull Dungeon 
was.

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Blind's Hideout is the fourth dungeon in the Dark World, and so, here we are. 
Not a very hard dungeon, just follow my walkthrough closely!

As you enter Blind's Hideout, you'll notice that you're on a set of upper-level 
catwalks, suspended over the lower level of the room. First thing's first. Run 
around the upper level of catwalks, grabbing the various items out of the skull 
pots located all over the catwalks. DO NOT lift up the skull pot in the upper 
left-hand corner of the room, however. Underneath that pot is some Magical 
Energy, and we'll want to stay away from that, unless you want to lose your 
human form and turn into a Bunny for a little while. And we don't want that, 
now do we? After that, walk back to the entrance of the dungeon, and go down 
the stairs to the lower level of the room, located to the left of the entrance. 
Once down here, a Blue Dragon Knight will greet you. Simply walk up to him and 
slash him once with the Master Sword to do him in, and walk north to the center 
area of the room. To the left of the center of the room is a treasure chest. 
Open the treasure chest to get the dungeon's map! With that in hand, kill the 
Red Dragon Knight in this room (the difference between the two is basically 
that the Red one takes two hits to kill, and can shoot fire that you can't 
block with your Red Shield, while the Blue one only takes one hit to kill, and 
has no weapons to shoot at you.) Once the enemies in this room are defeated, 
you can go north. The two doors north out of this room are there, but are 
concealed by the catwalks above. So which one to take, the one on the left or 
the one on the right? Well, take the right-hand door first. 

Once through the door, kill the Red Dragon Knight in front of you quickly, 
before he burns you with his lethal fire. Then, run straight north across the 
room to the staircase, leading to the upper level catwalks. Once on this upper 
level, walk east, and then south. Grab the heart out of the skull pot midway 
south down the east hand side catwalk, and then you'll notice that in the middle 
of the right-hand side wall on the catwalk is a faulty, cracked wall. Equip the 
Bombs on Link and bomb this wall. The bomb, naturally, will make a hole in the 
wall, which you can go through to the next room. In this next room, you'll be 
on a solitary catwalk. Go south and north to get items out of the skull pots, 
and then go to the north end of the catwalk, where, along the left-hand side of 
the northern wall, you'll see another cracked, faulty wall. Bomb this wall as 
well and go through the hole there to get to another room. While you'll be 
zoned off from a majority of the room, you can still get ten rupees (two blue 
rupees worth five rupees each) out of the two skull pots in front of you. Then, 
you can go back south, and then west, to the previous room we were at before. 
Walk north and then west along the catwalk, and back down the stairs, to the 
bottom floor of this room. From here, while avoiding the Fire Snake and killing 
the remaining Dragon Knights, walk west, then south, and then east. You'll come 
across another staircase leading up to the catwalk above. Go up these stairs so 
that you're now on the catwalk. DO NOT LIFT UP ANY SKULL POTS UP HERE! They all 
conceal Magical Energy. Instead, walk around south via the catwalk, to the 
treasure chest, where you can get a quick 20 rupees from the red rupee within 
the chest. Sweet! Now, jump off or climb down from the catwalk, and work your 
way east across the room, to the east doors (concealed by the catwalk) that 
will lead you to the next room to your right. Either door'll do, it doesn't 
matter which.

As you enter into this room, notice yet another catwalk above. Completely 
ignore it for now - it leads to the big key door, and since we don't have the 
big key yet, it serves us no purpose. Back on the ground, walk east and kill 
the Red Dragon Knight, as you avoid the two fireballs orbiting the brown statue 
there. Then, walk straight down, through the door (hidden by a catwalk), to the 
room south of us. Once in this room, walk south to the staircase right in front 
of you, and walk up it, to the catwalk above. Traverse the catwalk, grabbing 
whatever items you can get (and want) out of the various skull pots there. 
However, walk south along the catwalk, and veer north towards the treasure chest 
there, to get the dungeon's Compass. Then, make your way back down to the main 
floor of the room, off of the catwalks. Walk south, to the southwest side of 
the room, and walk over to the wall, where yet another hidden door will be. 
Walk through this door to get to the western room, where a treasure chest lies. 
Walk to the treasure chest and open it to get the dungeon's Big Key! Okay, 
sweet! Walk back to the east room, and then go north to the next room. Back 
here, make your way back up to the catwalk (the one I earlier told you to 
ignore because we didn't have the Big Key.) Now that we DO have this key, make 
your way to the northeast end of the catwalk, where the big key door is. You 
can now open it, and proceed to the next room.

Once in this new corridor, run straight up and kill the three Skeletons waiting 
for you there. You'll notice on the left side wall that there is a locked door 
to the south end of it, and a sealed door to the north end. The door at the 
north of the corridor leads to a barren room, so ignore it for now. Once the 
enemies are all defeated here, walk to the northern end of the corridor, where 
two skull pots lie. Under one of these pots is the key to the door in this 
corridor. Grab the key, and walk back south to the southern end of the 
corridor, where you can open the locked door there, and proceed into the next 
room. Here, while avoiding the constantly roaming Fire Snake, kill the Red 
Dragon Knight and the Blue Dragon Knight. Then, grab the goodies out of the 
skull pots in the room, and go left, to the next room. In this room, you'll be 
greeted by a Spinner, two Red Ghosts, and a plethora of Spike Traps, along with 
a conveyor belt in the middle of the room. There's a door leading north out of 
this room, and a door leading west out of this room. Since none of the enemies 
in this room can be harmed at all, simply run west through this room (avoiding 
the enemies and Spike Traps), to the next room. In this next long room, a 
conveyor belt leads all the way throughout the corridor, with Red Ghosts all 
over the place. Worry not, though. Traverse the conveyor belt, avoiding the Red 
Ghosts and Spike Traps, to the door at the north end of the room. Go through 
this door to yet another room. This room is fully of activity too, as Spike 
Traps are eeking to go back and forth. Some blocks are blocking them, however. 
In anycase, go up to the crystal switch on the left side of the room. In front 
of it is a skull pot. Pick up the skull pot to get a key, and then strike the 
crystal switch to change its color. The Spike Traps will now be able to fly all 
over the place. Carefully traverse and avoid these traps as you work your way 
to the north end of the room. Here, a locked door is present. Open the locked 
door with your new key, and go up the stairs through the door, to the next 
floor.

Up here, a Green Bug patrols the otherwise vacant room. Grab the skull pots and 
whatever's under them to the south of the room. The ones to the north of the 
room are blocked by some blocks, as well as the Sahasrahla plaque there. If you 
need to see it (it's just Zelda telling you about Blind the Thief), go back 
downstairs and strike the crystal switch again). Otherwise, hit the golden 
circular switch to the southeast corner of the room, under a skull pot, and go 
east. DO NOT PULL THE SWITCH IN THIS ROOM, ignore it. Go east. In this bright 
corridor, some Green Bugs will approach you. Just run straight east, to the 
other end of the corridor, where it's more of the same. Run east into the next 
room. In this room, more Green Bugs will greet you. Kill them first, and then 
you'll notice a cracked floor surrounded by some wall to the north of the room. 
You need to bomb it, but naturally you can't go place a bomb over it. Instead, 
plant a bomb on the ground in front of you, then pick it up and throw it at the 
hole, to blow it open. Why we did this will be evident in a while. Anyway, once 
that's done, go all the way back west, and back downstairs.

Once downstairs, make sure the crystal switch is struck so that the Spike Traps 
are moving across the room freely. Then, go south through the Spike Trap room, 
to the conveyor belt room below. As soon as you enter this room, veer right to 
the now-open door there, that was previously blocked by a block in the way. Go 
through this door to the next room. As you enter into the next room, kill the 
various Dragon Knights and avoid the Red Ghost... that's all you can do here, 
as you go right yet another screen, to the next room. In this room, you can go 
south, east, or north. First of all, DON'T go east, or you'll be back in a 
previous corridor, where the door will seal behind you, and you'll have to walk 
all the way back around to the previous room. Instead, slay the enemies in this 
room, while carefully treading upon the conveyor belt covering the floor. Go 
south through the door to get two quick blue rupees from under the two skull 
pots there, then go back north to the conveyor belt room. Go straight north 
(around the hole in the middle of the room, of course), to the doorway, which 
holds the staircase leading down. Go down these stairs to the next room.

In this room, simply kill the Skeleton, Red Dragon Knight and Blue Dragon 
Knight. Then, the sealed door to the left will open. The door to the south is 
completely blocked off for now, so ignore it, and go west. In this room, follow 
the conveyor belt south across the chasm carefully, or you'll fall into the 
death pits below! On the conveyor belt are the uber-pesky Red Floaters and Blue 
Floaters, so be careful! When you get to the south of the room, the door 
heading west is locked, so instead, go east, to the next room. In this room, 
you'll be greeted by a lone Red Dragon Knight. Slay him, and ignore the door 
heading north. Instead, go east again. In this room, another Red Dragon Knight 
will greet you, along with some Red Slimes. Slay the enemies, and go north 
through the various locked gates (the big key unlocks them for you, just like 
when you unlocked Zelda's cell in Hyrule Castle in the beginning of the game). 
As you head north, kill the various Blue Dragon Knights. When you finally get 
to the final cell, a young lady will be waiting for you... or so it seems. Talk 
to "her" and she'll come with you. Within her cell was a treasure chest. Open 
it to get a key! Then, go south, and west out of the room. Go west through the 
next room as well, and go west to the locked door. Use your key on it to open 
it, and go through to the next room. In this room, the big treasure chest is 
just CHILLIN', san. =) Equip the Hammer to knock in the pesky pink blockers 
around the chest, and quickly unlock the chest and get the Titan's Mitt from 
within it! If you're not quick, you'll be stranded in the middle of the room, 
as the floor around you starts to collapse! So be quick, get the Titan's Mitt 
and get out, going back east to the previous room.

From here, equip the Magic Mirror on Link and use it, which will bring both you 
and the young woman back to the entrance of Blind's Hideout. As you come back 
at the entrance, the young woman'll steer you from going outside... 
interesting. =) Anyway, from the entrance, go down to the main level (not on 
the catwalk, that is), and go north, and then east a screen. Once here, find a 
staircase leading up to the catwalk above. Once on the catwalk, walk north, to 
the door that was previously locked with the big lock, that we opened with the 
big key. Go through this door, and run straight north through the corridor to 
the empty room I told you to ignore before. Teehee... this is where it happens, 
my friends. With the "young woman" trailing you, walk into the sunlight in the 
middle of the room (if you didn't bomb the floor above like I told you to 
earlier, this won't work). When you walk to the light with the young woman, 
you'll hear the boss music start up. See, the "young woman" is actually Blind 
the Thief! Gahahaha, go figure. =P In anycase, the battle royale begins after 
Blind turns into a huge red monster...

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BOSS FIGHT NINE - BLIND THE THIEF
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Blind the Thief isn't actually Blind the Thief in his normal form here. If you 
remember correctly, we meet Blind early on in the game, in his hideout in 
Kakariko Village. When we meet him there, he's nothing more than a blond haired 
punk with some stylish sunglasses on, because he "hates light." Now, he's a 
huge red monster with one hell of an attitude. After you drag the chick you've 
been leading around the dungeon into the light, she'll turn into Blind, who'll 
turn into a monster. This monster is huge, and has quite a few interesting 
attacks, but nothing too life threatening. His primary attack is, as he floats 
around the room pretty randomly, that he'll shoot these huge laser beams at 
you, which does pretty good damage, and can't be blocked with your shield in 
any way, so don't bother. His other attack is, after you hit him enough times, 
his head comes off and starts rotating (or orbiting) around the room, shooting 
projectiles at Link continuously. These heads cannot be damaged or harmed in 
any way with any weapon in your arsenal, so don't waste your time on those, 
either. So how, exactly, do you hurt Blind the Thief, then? It's quite simple, 
really. No special weapons or items to use on him, just use your Master Sword 
and hack away at him. The disadvantage to having to use the Master Sword on 
him, is, of course, that you need to sacrifice any advantage you'd have with 
distance on him - getting in close and slashing away at him is the only way to 
damage this monstrous form of Blind the Thief... that bastard. =P

*****

After Blind the Thief meets his ultimate demise, grab the heart he drops, for 
another heart container in your energy meter, and the fourth Dark World crystal 
as well. When you grab the crystal, the maiden within it will talk to Link, 
thanking him and telling him more of the story of the Golden Land and the 
Triforce, so listen carefully! After that, you'll automatically be healed and 
transported outside of Blind's Hideout. You're now back in the Village of 
Outcasts... much to do.

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The Tempered Sword is the third strongest sword in the game, and now that we 
have the Titan Mitt from Blind's Hideout, we can now get it. But how do we go 
about doing so? It's easy, really.

From the Village of Outcasts, head to the eastern end of the village, and leave 
the village through the southern exit. Then simply walk west from there, where 
you'll see a blue-purple frog behind some skulls, skulls that we can now pick 
up with the use of our Titan Mitt. Pick the skulls up and talk to the frog, 
who'll beg you to bring him back to his "partner"... so what does all of this 
mean? It's quite simple. After talking to him, equip your Magic Mirror and use 
it to get back to the Light World. After doing that, so that you're back in the 
Light World, go back north to Kakariko Village, and then swing east almost 
right away, and enter the house there, which is the Blacksmith's House. With 
the blacksmith's partner returned, they both thank you very much, and promise 
to temper your sword! Nice! Leave the house, and go back into it. Talk to the 
blacksmiths and they'll offer to temper your sword for only ten rupees! Of 
course we'll take that offer! Give them your sword and leave for now. Now, you 
have no sword, but we have some other stuff to take care of for now, so by the 
time we finish the rest of our agenda, we can come back and our Tempered 
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The Ice Palace is next on our agenda, but first, we need to get our sword back 
from the blacksmiths in a stronger, tempered state. Since it won't be ready for 
a while, why not do some other stuff first? There's a Magic Bottle out there we 
need to get, as well as another heart piece and a special item...

PLEASE NOTE: If you're following the walkthrough, you have NO SWORD right 
now... so try not to fight any enemies. Equip the Fire Rod or Ice Rod or the 
Bow and Arrow if you feel you need a weapon to protect yourself, just in case. 
But you should be fine without one...

First, lets get that heart piece. Walk back to where you warped to the Light 
World, and warp back to the Dark World. Good, that's the way. Now, back in the 
Dark World, go back to the Blacksmith's House region, to the east of the 
Village of Outcasts. Here, with the Titan Mitt, you can now move those two huge 
dark green rocks to your right, blocking the rest of the screen. Once you move 
those, head south, through the hammer-smashable stakes in the ground. Equip the 
Hammer, smashing each stake into the ground. Each stake MUST BE SMASHED. When 
the last stake is smashed into the ground, you'll hear the magical Zelda secret 
melody... go south and the tree trunk in the ground will now be a staircase 
leading into the ground below. Take these stairs down into the underground, and 
grab your 20th heart piece from within the confines of the small cave. If 
you've been following the walkthrough so far, and that is indeed your 20th 
heart piece, you should now have another heart in your health meter. Cool! 
Okay, now for the fourth Magic Bottle.

We're in the right area already, so that's awfully convenient. The area, of 
course, is the Dark World's Blacksmith's House. Approach the house and enter 
it, where Link will find a purple treasure chest he just can't seem to open it. 
You'll now be dragging it along with you. First and foremost, equip the Magic 
Mirror and warp back to the Light World. The treasure chest will still be with 
you. Now, walk (you HAVE to walk or you'll lose the chest), to the Desert of 
Mystery (you remember where that is I'm sure). Now, once there, find the Middle 
Aged Man, near the entrance to the desert. Talk to him and he'll agree to open 
this purple treasure chest that you can't seem to open for you, as long as you 
promise him that you'll never tell anyone that he did this for you. Agree that 
you'll never tell anyone, and he'll open it for you. It's a good deal, trust 
me. When he opens it, he'll find the fourth and final Magic Bottle, and give it 
to you! Sweet! Now we have all of the Magic Bottles... good deal. For the final 
thing on our list, we can now go and get the Cane of Byrna, another of those 
optional items/weapons in the game, but something that's still cool for us to 
get.

To get this weapon, we need to travel to Death Mountain in the Light World. 
Make sure that you have no portals open to the Dark World, you have to be in 
the Light World only. Okay, so work your way up Death Mountain, all the way to 
the first warp that we used atop Death Mountain, next to Spectacle Rock, the 
first time we ever entered into the Dark World. Enter the Dark World via this 
warp, and then walk straight south to the ledge. You'll see a small hole in the 
ledge that'll allow you to jump off of the cliff below. Jump off here and 
you'll land on a little platform jutting out to the mountain, with a cave 
entrance right there. Enter into this cave, and you'll see a whole shitload of 
stuff ahead of you. First, equip the Hammer and pound down the three pink 
annoying things in front of you, blocking your way. Then, you'll see a hole 
path of spikes ahead of you, winding through the cave. They damage you for a 
heart every second or so... so to avoid being damaged, equip the Magic Cape on 
Link, and use it. Then, run quickly through this winding path of spikes to the 
end, where a huge gray block will be in the way. Use the Titan Mitt to move it 
out of your way, and then approach the treasure chest on the alter in front of 
you to get the Cane of Byrna! This is a cool item that pretty much serves the 
same invisibility purposes as the Magic Cape... go figure.

In anycase, we're all set now. Leave Death Mountain and go back to the 
Blacksmith's House, where your Tempered Sword will await you. Pick it up and 
wield its power! But now... now, we're ready to go to the Dark World's fifth 
dungeon, the Ice Palace...

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Getting to the Ice Palace is quite simple. I'll tell you how to get there from 
the Pyramid of Power. From the Pyramid of Power, simply run down the pyramid, 
and head east one screen. Then go south, all the way past the Palace of 
Darkness area, and go south to the bridge that was (and is) blocked off my 
stakes, heading south. Equip the Hammer, as we've done many times before, and 
bash these stakes down, to get across the bridge. Then, go south one screen. On 
this screen, you'll see a house to the left and some water to the right. Jump 
into the water and swim all the way east (while avoiding those pesky sky bomb 
enemies that keep dropping explosives on you.) When you get far enough east, 
you'll come to an icy-looking building on a sheet of ice. But it seems as if 
you can't get in! That's okay. Use the Magic Mirror to get back to the Light 
World, when you're in front of the building. When you transport and get back to 
the Light World, you'll be in Lake Hylia, right in front of an island. Climb up 
on this island. You'll see a dark green stone right in front of you. Pick it up 
to reveal a warp back to the Dark World. Take this warp back to the Dark World 
and you'll now be within the walls of the icy dungeon! Sweet. Then, simply 
enter the dungeon, and get ready.

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Note: This walkthrough for the Ice Palace is 100% valid for the SNES version of 
the game. Even though you've accessed this guide for the GBA version, some people 
will access it for the SNES version. Because of this, I've left the walkthrough 
the same for the SNES version. The GBA version is considerably easier (no pushing 
blocks through floors, et cetera). So changing the walkthrough would be futile, 
as the dungeon has become incredibly easier. I'm more-or-less trying to have 
mercy on the SNES players who still need to play the considerably harder version 
of the dungeon. For this, I hope you understand.

The Ice Palace isn't too difficult... just be weary of all of the slippery 
floors and such scattered throughout the dungeon!

As you enter the dungeon, you'll be in a room with seemingly no enemies. The 
only other door in the room is to your left, and it's sealed shut. Go to the 
Sahasrahla plaque at the north end of the room and he'll tell you, 
telepathically (as he always does) that the use of fire will protect you within 
the confines of this dungeon. With that in mind, an Ice Monster comes out of 
the wall to the left. You think it's a statue just chillin' there, but it's 
actually an evil creature! As he comes at you, you'll notice that your Tempered 
Sword isn't damaging it at all. So what to do? Heed Sahasrahla's words! Equip 
the Fire Rod on Link and fire it once at the Ice Monster to make it evaporate 
into thin air. After he's defeated, the door to your left will open, so go 
through it to the next room. In this room, you'll see a tiled floor. On the 
tiled floor, as I mentioned in the first short paragraph of this Ice Palace 
walkthrough are slippery, and can be really annoying. Once you walk onto it, 
you'll start to slide around, and it's impossible to truly control where Link 
is going to go. It's like playing Ice Man's stage in Mega Man, or Flash Man's 
stage in Mega Man 2... or even Blizzard Man's stage in Mega Man 6. Yeah, I'm 
nerdy like that. In anycase, hovering to your left over this slippery surface 
are three Blue Floaters. Carefully walk onto the ice and over to them, and slay 
them. One of them will drop a key, which you'll need to open the locked door to 
the north of the room. So grab the key, walk up to the northern door, and open 
it. Then proceed through it and down the stairs to the next floor.

In this corridor-room, you'll see a sealed door to your right, and no enemies 
within (except some Green Slimes, when you walk over certain floors, but 
they're easy to defeat and not even worth mentioning). Simply walk south, past 
the sealed door, to the lower left-hand corner of the room, where a semi-
camouflaged switch is on the ground there. Press this switch and the door to 
the right will open. Then, simply go through this door to the next room. In 
this room, there are three other doors to get out of it. The door to the north 
and the door to the east are both sealed shut. The door to the south, however, 
is open. Walk to your right, to the intersection of the room, and push the 
middle of the five blocks blocking your way over. Then, run south and out of 
this room to the next room. In this room, six or seven Green Penguins will be 
there to greet you, slipping and sliding all over the slippery ice floor. Stand 
near the door and swing your Tempered Sword wildly. They will all run into your 
sword and die, one by one, after getting hit twice each. When all of these 
pesky Green Penguins are defeated, a treasure chest will appear to the south of 
the room. Walk, run, or slide your way to the south of the room and open up 
this treasure chest. You'll find the dungeon's compass within it! Sweet! Then, 
simply run back north, and through the door there, back to the previous room.

Back in this room with all of the doors, walk north to the blocks blocking your 
way, and push the middle block to the north, opening your way to go either west 
or east. Go east, and press the semi-camouflaged switch on the ground as you 
go, which will open all three sealed doors within the room. Then, continue 
going east and through the door, to the next room. In here, again defeat all of 
those pesky sliding Green Penguins that are all over the room, and do that 
while avoiding the Spinner roaming around the room. After the enemies are 
defeated, you'll notice two skull pots in the middle of the room. The one to 
the north is hiding Magical Energy, so DON'T pick it up. The one to the south, 
however, has a golden circular switch underneath it. Press it, and the sealed 
doors to the east and west will both open. However, don't go east. Instead, go 
back west to the previous room. Once back in the previous room. Press the 
switch as you walk west that's on the ground, and push the middle block that's 
blocking you over to the west. Then, walk north through the opened sealed door 
to another room.

In this room, you'll be greeted by four Red Floaters. Flanking the middle of 
the room are blocks, controlled by the crystal switch on the right-hand side of 
the room. Defeat all of the enemies in the room, then, strike the crystal 
switch so you can get to the back of the room. After that, place a bomb on or 
near the crystal switch, and run back north, beyond the blocks that are in the 
down position. When the bomb detonates, the crystal switch will go back the 
other way, and the blocks blocking the patch of ice in the middle of the room 
will be no more. Walk onto the sheet of ice there and place a bomb on it. The 
bomb will explode, and open up a hole in the ground, leading down to the floor 
below. Jump through this hole to the floor below. Once in this room, you'll be 
standing over a faulty floor, but don't bother with it yet. Grab the goods out 
of the four surrounding skull pots in the room, and then approach the northern 
wall, where another Sahasrahla plaque will be waiting for you. Read it and the 
old wise man will tell you that the Skeleton Knights can only be killed by 
another weapon, after being stunned by your sword... and suddenly, a Skeleton 
Knight drops from the ceiling! Hit him once with your sword, and then quickly 
place a Bomb over the pile of bones on the floor. You must be quick about this, 
so that the bomb is placed and explodes before he reassembles himself! When the 
bomb goes off (if it does in time), the Skeleton Knight will be no more. But 
the door to the south is still sealed. Don't worry! Walk to the southern wall, 
where another Skeleton Knight will fall from the ceiling. Hit it with your 
sword and then bomb it in its disassembled state, just like we did before. When 
this happens, and both Skeleton Knights are defeated, the door to the south of 
the room will open. Go through this door, south to the next room.

Okay, down in this room, you'll be in a massive room with a constantly moving 
floor. Spike Traps are all over the room, and Black Spiders scurry across the 
moving floor every few seconds. Not only that, but Blue Floaters are all over 
the place too! Carefully and cautiously make your way leftward across this 
dangerous room, while killing the Blue Floaters as you go. You must kill the 
Blue Floaters until one of them drops a key, and then you can ignore the rest 
of them if that's what you want to do. Anyway, work your way to the left side 
of the room, where you'll see a locked door to the south of the room, all the 
way to the left. With the key you got from one of the Blue Floaters, unlock 
this door, and go south into the next room. Make sure that the switch to the 
north of the room is activated (the crystal switch) so that in the southern 
room, you can pass by the blue blocks there... you'll see what I mean when you 
get there. In this room, there are holes and chasms all over the place, not to 
mention a rotating Firewall in the middle, to make your life more difficult. 
The door to the right of the room is sealed shut, and the skull pot to the 
lower left-hand corner is the key, for it's hiding the golden circular switch 
that'll open the door. So, time your walking so that you can quickly get 
through and seek safety in the lower left-hand corner of the room before the 
Firewall swings around and smashes into you. When you get down there, pick up 
the skull pot and press the switch, which'll open the door to the right. Then, 
quickly run to the right of the room (grabbing hearts out of the skull pots), 
and go right, into the next room. In this short corridor, the door behind you 
will slam shut. Walk to your right (turning around to kill the three Green 
Slimes that come up behind you), and grab the magic jar out of the skull pot in 
the room, before going north, through the door there, and down the stairs, to 
the next floor.

Once down here, you'll be on a slippery floor, greeted by six Green Penguins. 
You can slay them all with your sword, or use that handy dandy Bombos Medallion 
that you have, and watch them all die instantly. Then, the sealed door to the 
north of the room will be opened, so go on through it, but be careful! As soon 
as you enter into this room, a huge Door Trap will come flying at you from the 
north end of the room. Stay within the confines of the doorway to avoid getting 
it, and as it retracts back to it's normal position, go north to the 
intersection, and veer to the left or right and wait for it to fully reset. 
When it does, walk into the middle path to reactivate the Door Trap and as it 
goes south, walk north past it, and into the next room. In this room, avoid the 
fireballs coming from the two Statues, and walk around the room, grabbing 
goodies from the various skull pots. Then, suddenly, the floor will start to 
collapse! But don't worry, we need to fall down to the floor below, so fall, my 
friend. Fall. When you fall, you'll be on the floor below. As soon as you're 
down here, run north to the third Sahasrahla plaque we've found in this 
dungeon, where he'll tell you to conserve your magic! Listen to the man, for 
Christ's sake! Okay, so where to go from here?

Well, there's a door to your right that you don't even need to go down the 
screen at all to see. So go right and through this door to the next room. In 
this next room, you'll find four Red Floaters occupying the air over a largely 
open room, with huge holes all about. Kill the Red Floaters with your sword, 
Bow and Arrow, Hookshot, or even the Bombos Medallion. After that, equip the 
Hookshot and aim it at the block on the platform to your right, across the 
large chasm. Grapple across this hole via the block, and then simply walk south 
to the next room. But don't enter the room, stay in the doorway - you guessed 
it, a room full of Door Traps! Activate the one at the north, and as it 
retracts, run south, and quickly run to your left and then north again, before 
the next Door Trap gets to you. From there, simply go through the door in the 
northwest corner of the room, and up the stairs, to the next floor above.

As you enter into this room, you'll be greeted by three Blue Floaters. There's 
a locked door to your left, and in the upper right-hand corner of the room, a 
doorway with a staircase leading up a floor. So, what to do, what to do. Well, 
first, kill the Blue Floaters. The spikestrip at the bottom of the floor will 
damage you, so to avoid damage while walking across it, you can use the Magic 
Cape or the Cane of Byrna. Of course, you SHOULD use the Magic Cape, because it 
utilizes far less magic power to use than the Cane of Byrna does. So run across 
the spike strip, killing the rest of the Blue Floaters. You'll see a skull pot 
on the right side of the room. Pick it up to reveal a golden circular switch. 
Press this switch, and a treasure chest will appear at the right-hand side of 
the room. Reactivate the Magic Cape and walk leftward, back across the spikes. 
Then, open the treasure chest to get a key. Don't use the key on the door to 
the left yet (we'll come back to it!). Reactivate the Magic Cape to go right 
across the spikestrip once again. The faulty, cracked wall on the right-hand 
side of the room is a trick, and it won't blow up, so don't waste your time, or 
your Bombs. Simply walk north to the doorway there, and go up the stairs to the 
next floor.

Once up here, walk south and you'll be greeted by a Skeleton Knight coming from 
the ceiling. As we've done before in this dungeon, slash the Skeleton Knight, 
and when he's on the ground, use a Bomb to permanently destroy him. Then, equip 
the Hammer on Link, using it to bash in the pink animals to your left that're 
blocking your way to the left side of the room. Bash the first two, then use 
the might of the Titan Mitt to lift the huge gray block in the middle of the 
room. Toss it aside, and you'll see some Magical Energy and a key to where the 
block was. Grab the key and quickly smash the other two pink things with your 
Hammer, and you'll be at the left side of the room. Avoid the Magical Energy, 
or you'll (of course) get turned into a Bunny. As soon as you're at the left 
side, another Skeleton Knight drops down to greet you. Defeat it the same way 
we have been. Then, grab the goodies out of the six skull pots below, pressing 
on the golden circular switch under the skull pot in the lower left-hand corner, 
which will make a treasure chest appear on the other side of the room. Go to 
the other side of the room and grab the dungeon's map out of the treasure 
chest. But the door to the right of the room is still sealed. Go back to the 
left of the room and approach the statue with its tongue sticking out. Grab the 
tongue and pull on it, which is actually the door's switch. The door will then 
open, and you can go through it to the next room. In this small room, simply go 
to the staircase leading up, and go up the stairs. You'll come up in a room 
that I told you to ignore before, primarily because the goods in it we couldn't 
even get to from the other entrance. Anyway, go south, removing both skull pots 
in your way so you can get through to the treasure chest at the south of the 
room. Within this treasure chest, when you open it, you'll find the dungeon's 
Big Key! Sweet! Now, with that in hand, you see the blocks in your way to your 
left. Well, go to the bottom of the two blocks and push it to the left, and 
then push the top block upward, to make a path... then, go left to the next 
room.

In this room that we've been in before, you'll be greeted my a plethora of 
Green Penguins and a Spinner. Defeat the Penguins anyway you want or can (the 
Bombos Medallion is cheap to use, but it works). When they are defeated, go to 
the bottom of the two skull pots in the middle of the room and lift it up, to 
reveal a golden circular switch. Press this switch to make the door at the 
left-hand side of the room open up. Go through this door to the left, to the 
next room, the original intersection in the palace. Once here, walk left, over 
the semi-camouflaged switch, and then push the block over to your left. Go up 
and into the room with the Red Floaters in it, that we've been in before. 
Employ the same strategy here that we did earlier (kill the enemies, then hit 
the switch, put a Bomb on it, then walk north and let it detonate, so that the 
barrier in front of the icy surface in the middle of the room is open to us). 
Once you do that, place a Bomb on the ice surface like we did earlier, and the 
bomb will again blow a hole through the ice, allowing you to go to the floor 
below. Drop down to the next floor, and we'll be in more familiar territory. 
Since we've done this before, I'm just going to breeze through it. Here, 
activate both of the Skeleton Knights to the north and to the south of the 
room, slashing and then blowing up both of them, which will open the door to 
the south of the room. Go through this door, and you'll be back at the moving 
floor room, with Spike Traps, Blue Floaters and Black Spiders everywhere! As we 
did earlier, carefully traverse this area, heading left. Since we don't need a 
key from any of the Blue Floaters this time around, you can just breeze right 
through it. When you get all the way to the left, go south through the door 
there to another familiar room. In this room, walk around the perimeter of the 
room, timing your steps to avoid getting hit by the Firewall there. Make sure 
to press the golden circular switch under the skull pot in the lower left-hand 
corner of the room, which will open the sealed door to your right. Go through 
this door, and then in this next room, simply follow the corridor to the east, 
and go north through the door and down the stairs, to the next room.

In this (another familiar) room, use the Bombos Medallion to quickly kill the 
squadron of Green Penguins quickly and easily. Grab whatever they drop, and 
then go through the door to the north of the room, but don't enter into the 
room! Stay in the doorway until the Door Trap zooms at you, misses, and goes 
back to reset. At this time, walk north to the middle of the intersection, and 
then veer left, going through the door to the left, and into the next room. In 
here, while avoiding the massive Firewall rotating in the middle of the room, 
work your way across the slippery, icy floor to the left. When you get all the 
way to the left, go to the staircase leading down there, and go down the 
stairs, down into the next room. As you come up here, equip the Fire Rod and 
kill the Ice Monster that comes out of the northern wall. Then, walk to the 
cracked areas of floor to the north of the staircase you just descended. Place 
a Bomb in the middle of the cracked floor and blow a hole into it. Then, jump 
down through the hole to the floor below. You'll come up right in front of the 
dungeon's big treasure chest! Sweet! Approach the treasure chest and open it 
up, and you'll be given the Blue Clothes for Link, that he'll automatically put 
on. This reduces damage Link sustains from enemies by half! A very, very, very 
useful item indeed, that, when combined with the Tempered Sword, makes Link a 
very tough customer indeed! Now, simply walk to your right, pushing the block 
out of the way. Then, walk north or south, and then go east again, pushing 
another block out of the way. Then, go through the east door there, and into 
the next room.

In this room, you can go east, or north... the north door is locked with the 
big lock, but that's no problem. First, kill the Ice Monster that comes from 
the northwest wall with the Fire Rod, and then o to the northern door and 
unlock it with the Big Key. From there, simply go north through the door and 
into the next room. In this room, you'll be greeted by three Red Floaters and a 
Skeleton Knight. Equip that Bombos Medallion and use it on the enemies to kill 
the Red Floaters, and knock over the Skeleton Knight. Then, ignore the Skeleton 
Knight on the ground and run straight north, to the locked door there. We have 
a key, so use it on the door and run north through the door and down the 
stairs, to the next room below. In this room, simply run straight south through 
it, avoiding the Spinner as you go, and go south through the door there to the 
next room. In this room, you'll be greeted by an Ice Monster, four Blue 
Floaters and a Skeleton Knight. Take out the Ice Monster first with the Fire 
Rod, and then slash at the Skeleton Knight, and blow him up with a Bomb. From 
there, take on the Blue Floaters. The skull pot in the middle of the room is 
concealing a circular golden switch. Pick it up and press it to open the sealed 
door to the south. However, the door to the south won't stay open after you come 
off the switch. Use our remaining key, instead, to unlock the locked door to 
the right of the room, and enter through that door to the next room. Here, go 
right and slash at the crystal switch there to make it blue, and give you 
access to the three skull pots on either side of the room. While avoiding the 
Magical Energy roaming the room, grab what's under all of the pots. Making sure 
the crystal switch is blue, leave the room back to the left, to the previous 
room. From here, go north, back through the door there, and then north again, 
passing the Spinner, to the northern door, which has stairs leading back 
upstairs. 

Once back upstairs, go straight down, ignoring the Skeleton Knight coming from 
the ceiling, and go south to the next room. Then, go right, through the opened 
door here, to the room next to it. In this room, Black Spiders and a Spinner 
are all over the place, and a Firewall in the middle to boot. Surrounding the 
ice, slippery surface all over the place are skull pots. Roam around the room 
carefully, grabbing whatever is in these skull pots for you to take. Under a 
skull pot in the upper right-hand corner of the room is a golden circular 
switch. Press it, and then shoot south through the previously sealed door, 
south to the next room. In this room, a Firewall is spinning and you have to 
time your movements to get around it and passed it over the thin catwalk, and 
then veer left, to the door at the left, and through the door to the next room. 
Carefully do that (not much of a strategy there, just be quick), and come to 
the next room. In here, go left and kill the two Blue Floaters in the room. 
Then, go south and pick up a skull pot, which was concealing a circular golden 
switch. Press this switch and a treasure chest will appear right next to you. 
Open this treasure chest and you'll find a key within it. Nice. Now, go north 
to the doorway there, and up the stairs to the next floor. In this room, go 
south, grabbing some arrows out of the skull pot and avoiding the Magical 
Energy coming from the other one. Kill the Green Slimes coming at you from all 
over the place. As you go north on the right-hand side of the room, equip the 
Fire Rod and kill the Ice Monster as he comes out of the wall. With him slain, 
simply go through the northern door there and north into the next room.

In this room, walk north across the ice, to the two skull pots adjacent to each 
other on the right-hand side. Under one of them is a circular golden switch. 
Press this switch, and the door on the left-hand side of the room will open. 
Work your way left across the room to this door, and go though it. As soon as 
you enter through this door, a hole will be blocking your way. But don't worry 
about it... jump into the hole to go to the floor below you. From here, simply 
go right, and into the next room. Now, as you enter this room, an Ice Monster 
will rush you from the north. Equip the Fire Rod and kill him, and then 
approach the white blocks surrounding the hole in the middle of the room. The 
northern of the two blocks, push it into the hole, and then jump into the hole. 
You'll land on top of the block in a room we've already been in. You'll be 
surrounded by a Skeleton Knight and four Blue Floaters, like we were the last 
time we were in this room. Kill the enemies, and then push the white block from 
the floor above that came down with you over the golden circular switch in the 
middle of the room, which will open and keep open the southern door. Then go 
through that door, to the next room.

This room is super busy. First and foremost, kill the two Red Floaters and the 
little Red Floaters that they separate into to clear up the enemy confusion. 
Then, you'll see all sorts of things to the south, and two passages to go down. 
First, go down right, killing the Blue Floaters there, smashing down the pink 
things with your Hammer, and grabbing the goods from the two skull pots. Then, 
go to your left. When you get to the statues, you have to pull them out of the 
way. Then, smash down the pink things, and pick up the huge gray rock there, 
which will reveal a hole leading down. Jump through this hole, and get ready to 
fight Kholdstare.

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BOSS FIGHT TEN - KHOLDSTARE
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Kholdstare is by far the coolest name for a boss enemy in any Zelda game, hands 
down. Hell, as a joke, me and my friend Devin (fellow GameFAQs writer - 
DMorgan) went and tried to register that name on AOL Instant Messenger, and 
someone already had it. I couldn't quite believe it, but such is life, and it 
figures that a fellow nerd like me is out there, and thinks that having 
Kholdstare as a backup AIM name is a cool idea. In anycase, Kholdstare, when 
you first fight him, looks like an eyeball stuck in some ice. And that's 
basically what he is. In this state, he can't attack, but huge chunks of ice 
continuously come down from above, raining down on you. While this is going on, 
equip your Fire Rod and fire at the ice of Kholdstare eight times. When the 
eighth fireball hits the ice, it'll melt away, and Kholdstare's true form will 
be revealed. He's actually three eyeballs, and he's incredibly easy. The only 
thing that can harm you here is the ice falling from above. This is because 
even in this state, Kholdstare still has no attacks. So when he is in this 
state, which is the only time you can actually physically harm him, start 
shooting your Fire Rod at any of the three eyeballs as they fly around the 
room, trying to collide with you. When you run out of magic energy in your 
magic meter (which you will), don't worry! Your Tempered Sword works just as 
good. You just have to get in close to them and start hacking away at them. 
It's really cool if you can slash them into a corner, which will literally 
corner them, and then you can slash away until they are destroyed. Each eye 
takes 6 to 8 hits with the Fire Rod and Tempered Sword each to kill, so be 
patient... but trust me, this boss fight is really easy. You'll be pleasantly 
surprised to have such an easy boss battle after the hell that was the Ice 
Palace. =)

*****

After Kholdstare is defeated, grab the heart from his exploding body to add to 
your health meter, and grab the Crystal as well. The maiden from within the 
crystal will thank Link and tell him a little bit more on the history of 
Hyrule, the Golden Land, and the Triforce. Then, you'll be transported outside 
of the Ice Palace. Since you are within the castle walls outside, and can't get 
out, equip your Magic Mirror to warp back to the Light World, and then swim 
ashore here.

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XXVIII. The Path to the Misery Mire
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First and foremost, Misery Mire is a cool name for a place, isn't it? Yeah, I 
thought so.

Okay, so anyway, when you're in the Light World, equip the Flute and play it to 
bring the traveling duck to you. When he arrives, go to location six on your 
map, which will be in the lower left-hand corner of Hyrule, in the Desert of 
Mystery. You'll be on this ledge with two dark green stones flanking you. Pick 
up the right-hand stone to reveal passage into the Dark World! Go into the Dark 
World, and you'll be in the swampy, crappy, rainy and miserable area of the 
Dark World, Misery Swamp. From here, the path to the Misery Mire is simple and 
straight forward. But first off, lets take care of some other things, shall we?

From the cliff in the Dark World you're on, go north and jump off, and then, 
while hugging the rockface to your left, run straight north, to the tree trunk 
there that has a door on it. Go into this door, which will lead you into small, 
one room dungeon. Patrolling it are two Fireballs and that's it. So, go north 
while avoiding these two Fireballs, and then down the stairs. Go north a bit 
more and you'll come across two treasure chests guarded by some blocks. In the 
left-hand chest is your 21st heart piece (!), and in the right-hand chest are 20 
rupees. To get both, you have to leave the dungeon and come back to reset the 
blocks. After you get the contents of the chest, leave the cave, and run right 
across the northern area of the Misery Swamp. You'll come across yet another 
tree trunk with a door in it. Go into this door and you'll be in a small cave 
with a fairy! Sweet! Simply heal up in here, then we'll get the 22nd heart 
piece, and then, finally, we're ready to enter the Misery Mire.

To get the 22nd heart piece, it's really quite simple. In the swamp, go to the 
extreme northeast corner. You'll be nestled in some rocks... then you'll know 
you're in the right area. Once you're there, equip the Magic Mirror and use it 
to get back to the Light World. You'll be in the Desert of Mystery, atop a 
lone, solitary platform looking down onto the Desert itself. On this platform 
is a huge green stone. Lift it up and toss it aside to reveal a staircase 
leading into the subterrain below. Go down these stairs to be brought into a 
small cave. To the north is a heart piece, surrounded by a series of pushable 
blocks. Push your way through them to get to the heart... if you mess up, leave 
the cave and go back in to reset the blocks to their original position. Now, 
we're ready to go to the Misery Mire.

To gain entrance to the Misery Mire, you'll have to work your way to the center 
of the swamp we're in. Wade through the shallow water and swim through the deep 
water, while avoiding the Water Worms shooting out of the water, as well as the 
Zoras shooting fireballs at you. When you get to the center platform in the 
swamp, go north to the top of it, where there will be a lightning bolt in a 
circle on the ground in front of you. Look familiar? It should. It's the symbol 
for the Ether Medallion! Stand atop this symbol and equip the Ether Medallion 
on yourself, and then use it. When you use it, the large tree/flower thing in 
front of you will turn into the cave entrance. Welcome, my friends, to the 
Misery Mire!

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Ah, okay, so we're now finally within the confines of the Misery Mire. Very 
good, indeed. Walk north along the linear path ahead of you, and then to the 
right, to the gapping whole in the floor. While you walk, beware of the Yellow 
Slimes coming out of the floor behind you! Slay them all! When you get to the 
hole in the floor, it seems that you can't get over it. Of course, that's not 
the case. Equip the Hookshot on Link and aim it at the block on the other side 
of the hole. Shoot it and grapple over the hole. Then continue right, to the 
doorway which has a staircase leading downstairs. Go down the stairs here to 
the room below.

In this room, as you come out of the door, two weak Snake Bushels will be 
flanking you. Worry not, just slash them both once to do away with them right 
away. Then, walk west, and north into the proper of the room. You'll notice 
that a Laser Statue is in the middle of the room (identical to the ones we met 
far earlier in the game, in the Desert Palace of the Light World. When you walk 
in front of their rotating eye, they shoot lasers in your direction... just for 
a quick explanation, in case you've somehow forgotten between now and then). 
All around the statue, also, are Wizards (properly known as Wizzrobes, but for 
the sake of simplicity, since a majority of you aren't Zelda buffs like I am, I 
call the enemies by improper names so you know what the hell I'm talking 
about). These Wizards are pesky enemies that appear and then disappear all 
around the room. When the appear, they shoot magical energy at you, and then 
disappear again. Dispose of them the best you can (you have to avoid them and 
their magic, and get in close enough to slash them, although having perfect 
health and use of the sword beam helps a lot too, so you can attack them from a 
safer distance). When all of the enemies in the room are defeated, including 
more Snake Bushels in the region of the Laser Statue, the sealed door to the 
north of the room will open, revealing a pathway northward, to the next room 
(which is pretty big).

In this huge room, you'll be on the upper level, on a small catwalk. Go right 
to the staircase in front of you, leading to the lower level of the room. From 
here, go west. As you head west, you'll be in a semi-complex set of maze-like 
structures, teaming with enemies and Firesnakes and Fireballs, and the like. 
Also, blurring your vision will be a grating up in the sky, which is an uber 
pain in the ass. The idea is to work your way to the left, and then north. When 
you get north enough, you'll come across a staircase, leading back up to a 
separate section of the upper level catwalk. Ignore it for now, and go right, 
along the north of the room, to another staircase leading up to yet another 
segment of the upper level catwalk. Go up the stairs to the catwalk, and then 
through the door to the north on this catwalk, to the next room. In this room, 
two Snake Bushels patrol the room. Kill the two weak enemies quickly, and then 
you'll see a choice of going left, right, or north. First, go right. In this 
room, some Skeletons patrol the area, as well as a Laser Statue. Slay the 
Skeletons, while avoiding the rotating eyeball of the Laser Statue. The skull 
pot to the northwest side of the room is concealing a key. Grab it from under 
the skull pot. You'll also see some spikes to the southeast of the room, 
surrounding another skull pot. Equip the Magic Cape on Link (to avoid damage 
from the spikes along the ground), and walk over the spikes to the pot. Pick it 
up to reveal a circular golden switch. Press this switch to make a treasure 
chest appear over the spikes. With the Magic Cape still equipped, go to the 
newly discovered treasure chest and grab yet another key from out of it. Pretty 
sweet, I know. From here, you'll now be able to unlock the locked door to the 
north of the room. And so, that's what we'll do now. Go to the locked door and 
use a key on it to unlock it. Then walk north through the door to the next 
room. In this void room, walk east a bit, then north along the grating floor, 
to the door at the north end of the room. Again, simple. Go through this door, 
and in the next room, run north across this linear bridge, and then west, to 
another door. THEN, run straight west across the bridge in this next room, to 
ANOTHER door. You'll now be in another room for us to do battle in.

In this room, some Wizards will start to battle you right away. In addition, 
statues will be shooting fireballs at you. You can't yet access the southern 
sector of the room because of the blue blocks that block your way, so instead, 
slay the Wizard that comes at you from the outset, and then head north, to the 
north end of the room. While avoiding the Fireballs patrolling the various 
structures in this room, simple head all the way to the left of the northern 
sector of the room, where a lone skull pot will stand, as well as a crystal 
switch. Pick up the skull pot to reveal the location of yet another key, and, 
in addition, slash or hit (in anyway you want) the crystal switch there, to 
make it red. Then, go back to the entrance of the room, and you'll notice that 
the blue blocks that were blocking your path at one point are now down, 
clearing a path to the rest of the room. Pretty sweet, I know it. Avoid the 
spikes as you head south and battle the two Skeletons there. Then, grab the 
goodies out of the various skull pots in the southern area of the room, and use 
a key to unlock the southern locked door in this room. Then, go south, to the 
next room.

In this room, two statues will shoot fireballs at you, and a patch (more like a 
path, really) of spikes will be in front of you. Equip the Magic Cape on Link 
and activate it, then run south along the spikes (not being damaged by use of 
the mystical Magic Cape). Once you run south along the spikey path, you'll come 
to the southern area of the room, which is patrolled by more fire shooting 
statues, a Spinner, and a huge Door Trap. You can get out of this room by 
either going left, or by going south. Ignore the door heading left, and simply 
go south, down to the next room. (the room leading left leads to the Big Key 
door... do we have the Big Key yet!? NO!). Okay, anyway, in this southern room, 
two statues will be shooting fireballs at you, while a lone Skeleton patrols 
the area. To the right is an open door, to the left is a sealed door. Kill the 
Skeleton and avoid the statues' fireballs, and go right, into the next room. 
We'll now be back in that huge room we were in, in the beginning of the game. 
We're on a new catwalk however, above the rest of the room. So what to do, what 
to do. Well, it's simple, really. From where we come out onto the catwalk, walk 
south, past the locked door. Then, walk east, and then north onto the grating 
over the floor below. Walk north along this grating, while avoiding the 
fireballs from the statues all around. To the northern end of the grating, 
you'll find a skull pot. Pick it up to reveal a hidden golden circular switch. 
Press it, and a treasure chest will appear to the northwest of you, on the 
catwalk ahead. Open it up to get another key! Then, walk left from the treasure 
chest, to the lone door on this catwalk, and walk north through it, to the next 
room.

In this room, four Bomb Slugs patrol the area. These green Slugs walk around 
slowly, and plant green Bombs once in a while, which soon thereafter explode. 
They each only take one slash of the Tempered Sword to defeat, however, so 
worry not. The door to the right of the room is sealed, however, so defeat all 
four of these enemies, and then the door will unseal. You can then go right 
into the next room. This is a familiar room (or it should be), as we've been 
here before. Don't go right, we've been there already. Instead, push the block 
blocking the center passage of the room, which will make the sealed door to the 
north of the room to open. Then, simply go north through the now-opened door, 
to yet another room. Run across this catwalk, north to yet another door, which 
you should go through. From here, run north along this wooden bridge, which 
leads to a lone treasure chest, in which is a key. Grab the key from the 
treasure chest, and then return, and then go back south across the wooden 
bridge, and back up the stairs, to the door leading south. Go south through 
this door, and then south along this catwalk, to the previous room. Once in 
this room, go south, and then left, through the door there. With no enemies in 
this room, go south through another door, and we'll be back in the huge room. 
Go south, to the grating over the floor below, and run straight across the 
grating, to the catwalk on the other side. Then, follow the catwalk as it goes 
west, and then north, where you'll come across a locked door on the western 
wall there. Unlock it with one of your many keys, and go through the newly 
opened door, to the next room.

In this room, conveyor belts will be surrounding the entire vicinity of the 
room. Within the room are two Floating Skulls and a Blue Floater for you to 
contend with, as well as a fireball shooter. Kill the three enemies in the room 
(while avoiding the Spinner and the fireball shooter), and one of them will 
drop a key. Grab the key that they drop, and then you have a choice. You can go 
west through the locked door, or south through the open door. The door to the 
south leads essentially no where, so unlock the left-hand side door, and go 
through it to the next room. In this room, a statue is in the center, with 
floor tiles coming at you from all directions. What to do, what to do. The 
northern door is sealed, and the southern door is open. Well, first of all, 
equip the Lamp. Now you'll notice that there are four torches, one in each 
corner of the room. Run around the room, avoiding Floor Tiles and fireballs 
from the statue, and light them all up. The door to the north will then unseal 
itself when the four are all lit. Go north through the door, and you'll be in a 
lone room with a treasure chest over some spikes. If the blue blocks are in 
front of it, you won't be able to get the treasure chest, so go back south and 
then east, and hit the crystal switch, turning it the other color. Then, come 
back here. Within the treasure chest is the dungeon's Compass. Pretty neat. 
From here, go south, back to the floor tile room, and then run south again, 
though the door there, to another southern room. In here, you'll come across 
one Wizard, one Bomb Slug, and one Red Floater, as well as a fireball shooter. 
Kill the enemies, and then go south, along the conveyor belt, and then north, 
to the right side of the room. Go north, collecting the goodies from the skull 
pots there, and then go through the door and up the stairs, to the next floor.

Up here, go south, avoiding the gaps in the floor, to the south end of the 
room. On either side of you are torches, which you can't get to because there 
are blocks in your way. While avoiding the endless barrage of Wizards that come 
into the room, push your way into either of the torch areas, but don't light 
them with your Lamp yet! Instead, go south, and do the same exact thing, simply 
clearing a path to the torches there. Once all four are quickly get-to-able, 
light the four up as quickly as you can. When you do this (if you're quick 
enough) the screen will shake and you'll hear a loud noise. This is a good 
sign! Go south, and then right, to a room filled with a floor of grating. To 
the north of the room is a Sahasrahla plaque (where he'll give us a tip on what 
to do to get the Big Key), but it's too late, we've done it already! To the 
south end of the room, there is a hole in the grating. Fall into the hole, and 
you'll land on the floor below, on a small platform with a treasure chest on 
it. Open up the treasure chest to get the dungeon's big key! Sweet! Now, this 
is going to be semi-unorthodox, but... well, use the Magic Mirror to go back to 
the entrance of the dungeon. Going to the west of the treasure chest leads to a 
warp that leads to the boss eventually, but without the dungeon's special item, 
we can't go there yet, so it's a waste of time. So go back to the dungeon's 
entrance, my friends.

Back at the entrance, work your way all the way back to the "big room" of the 
dungeon. To get there, as we did earlier, from the entrance, follow the linear 
path north, and then eastward to the gap. Cross the gap using the Hookshot, and 
then go east some more, to the door with the stairs leading down. Then, kill 
all of the Snake Bushels and Wizards in the next room to make the northern door 
unseal, and go through the door to be back in the dungeon's big room. You'll be 
atop the catwalk, which is where we need to be. Simply go right, and north 
along the catwalk to the first door you come to on the right. Go through this 
door to the next room. In this room, go right to the next door, while avoiding 
the Spinner. Now, this room can be tricky. In the middle of the room, from 
north to south, is a bridge that will eventually start to crumble. You'll have 
to get there quickly, before it starts to crumble, but it won't work if you try 
getting there by walking around to it. Instead, equip the Hookshot, and 
Hookshot your way across the gap in front of you, using the block near the 
beginning of the crumbling bridge. Once across the bridge, run straight north 
while avoiding the lasers from the wall mounted Laser Eyes on either side of 
the room. Run north all of the way and you'll come to the dungeon's big 
treasure chest. Open up the treasure chest, now that we have the Big Key, and 
you'll find the final inventory item we'll get in the game... the Cane of 
Somaria, which, when used, creates a red block which you can use in all sorts 
of situations! Very useful! From here, go left, to the door there, and into the 
next room. Then, on this platform, jump off of it south, and then run south to 
the staircase leading up a platform, and go back left, to the dungeon's big 
room. From here, go down from the catwalks of the room to the main floor, and 
work your way to the staircase leading back up to the catwalks in the upper 
left-hand corner of the room. When you get to this staircase, take it back up to 
the catwalk, and walk west, then south to the first door you get to on the 
western wall. Walk through this door to the next room. Now, avoid all of the 
enemies here, we need to conserve energy! Run to the northern door in this room 
and go through it, and then the left-hand side door in the next room, followed 
by the northern door in the next room once more. In this sequence, you'll be 
brought to a room with a golden transporter in the middle of it. Take the 
transporter and you'll be brought to another area of the dungeon. Here, avoid 
the Spinners and Wizards, and simply walk to the middle of the room, go up the 
stairs to the higher level, and unlock the Big Door there with the Big Key, and 
go north to the next room.

From here, you'll be on a catwalk, with a wooden bridge in front of you. First 
of all, go all the way west on the catwalk to the skull pot there, which 
conceals a Magic Potion that you'll be in need of now that we've used a lot of 
magic power. Use it to refill your empty magic meter, and then go north along 
the wooden bridge to the doorway at the other end, which will lead you to a 
staircase leading downstairs. Take these stairs down another level, and you'll 
be in a darkened room. Oh behave! =P In here, several statues will shoot 
fireballs at you insecently... but first, run straight south, to the right-hand 
side door, which is locked with a locked door. Open it with one of your several 
keys, and go south through the door to the room below. In here, in this small 
room, are nine blue rupees for you to get. Grab the 45 total rupees (9 x 5 = 
45), and then go back north to the previous darkened room. Follow the southern 
wall to the sealed door on the other side, and then go north to the skull pot 
there. Lift it to reveal a golden circular switch, but it's one of the ones 
that need constant pressure to stay down. This is where the Cane of Somaria 
comes in. Equip this cane and use it to create a red block. Then push it over 
the golden circular switch, which will keep the sealed door to your south 
jammed open, so that you can go through it, to the next room. Sweet business. 
But the room is still dark! Don't worry though. Simply go west, and then south, 
to the door on the western end of this room, to yet another door. 

This room here is teaming with more enemies for you to fight, unfortunately. 
While avoiding the Spike Trap to your north, work your way to the right-hand 
side of the room, where there's another door leading to your left. Go through 
this door to yet another room. If there are blue blocks right in front of you, 
you have to go back to the previous room and strike the crystal switch at the 
north of the room. If the blue blocks are up on the left-hand side of the room, 
you're okay. Equip the Bombs and bomb your way through the northern cracked and 
faulty wall smack dab in the middle of the northern wall there. Go through this 
door and you'll see a crystal switch there. Strike it once, then go back south, 
and west. The blocks to your right will be up now, but that's of no concern to 
us. Instead, go left into the next room. Phew. From here, you'll now be in a 
lit up room. Run north (avoiding the Yellow Slimes falling from above), but 
ignore the door with the staircase leading up for a moment. Instead, go to the 
back of it and strike the crystal switch behind it there once, and then go back 
south, and north through the door there and up the stairs to the floor above. 
Once up here, avoid the Firesnake and head left, and avoid the Spinners and 
head north, to the final locked door with the Big Key. Open it and enter into 
the dungeon's boss chamber. We're gonna fight Vitreous, now.

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BOSS FIGHT ELEVEN - VITREOUS
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Vitreous is a disgustingly easy excuse for a boss. And that's something you 
should be thankful for. =D Vitreous is a huge eyeball, but he's accompanies by 
many smaller eyeballs, which have no name, but are still a vital part of 
Vitreous' being. Vitreous, initially, starts chucking his eyeballs at you (the 
smaller ones), eyeball after eyeball. Keep slashing in the air at them, and 
they'll all eventually die. Each small eyeball can only take four or five 
slashes each with the Tempered Sword, so you don't have a whole lot to worry 
about. During this onslaught of eyeballs, Vitreous will every so often shoot a 
huge lightning beam (identical, in fact, to the one Aghanim uses) across the 
room to the south. Don't bother avoiding it, just keep slashing away at those 
damn eyeballs. When all but four of the eyeballs that were once surrounding 
Vitreous' body are sent out (not necessarily killed yet), he starts to move 
around, out of the slime and ooze at the northern end of the room. Don't worry 
though, all he does is bounce around and shoot the occasional lightning beam 
across the room at you. When he bounces towards you, simply slash at him with 
the Tempered Sword, which will back him up. He'll then jump at you again, 
where you slash at him again. Really, I said it in the beginning of this boss 
description, and I'll say it again. Vitreous is disgustingly easy, and I mean 
it. He's THAT easy. =P If you have problems with him, well... read this 
description again, because it says it all. And if you're STILL having problems 
with him, then you've got some problems of your own, my friend. =)

*****

Once the easy, simplistic, retarded Vitreous is no more, he'll explode and 
leave behind a full heart for you to take. Take it, and then your sixth of 
seven crystals will fall from above. Grab it and free the maiden from within. 
She'll thank you, and tell you more about the story... this time, a bit about 
the relationship between Ganon and Aghanim. After that, you'll automatically be 
transported out of the Misery Mire, and we'll pick up on the next part of our 
journey, now.

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The best thing to do now is to warp to the Light World, and save and quit, then 
restart your game. This way, you'll have the opportunity to start at Link's 
House right away, with no warps open. Okay, so do that, I'll wait. *waits* 
Okay, done? Awesome. From Link's House, walk north to the warp under Hyrule's 
castle gates, and go to the Dark World. From there, work your way east, then 
south, then west, to Link's house's equivalent in the Dark World. Now that the 
Misery Mire is defeated, the Super Bomb is for sale at the Bomb Shop in the 
Dark World. To get it, simply walk up to the large orange bomb there and 
purchase it for 100 rupees. Once you do that, you'll be dragging it around. 
Words of wisdom - walk, don't run, and don't jump cliffs or anything like that. 
If you do either, you'll lose the bomb. When you lose it, a "3" will pop on the 
screen in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, and when it gets to 0, the 
bomb explodes. Walk the Super Bomb carefully and slowly back to the Pyramid of 
Power. Walk up the stairs of the Pyramid of Power, and approach the cracked 
wall there that won't be damaged by a regular bomb. Leave the Super Bomb in 
front of this crack and allow it to explode, which will pound a hole in the 
Pyramid of Power!

With this hole in the Pyramid of Power, enter into it and approach the small 
waterhole there. A screen will pop up, allowing you to throw in any item you 
choose... there are two items to throw into this pond which will have a 
positive effect. One, throw in your Bow and Arrow, and two, throw in your 
Tempered Sword. A fat fairy will appear both times and give you back a "better" 
item in return... that is, the Silver Arrows for your Bow and the Golden Sword 
for your Tempered Sword... good deal!

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Well now that we're all set with our Silver Arrows and Golden Sword, it's time 
to get the seventh and final crystal... and for that, we must go to Turtle 
Rock, the hardest dungeon we've been to yet. But how do we get there? 
Elementary, my dear Watson. 

We need to work our way to Death Mountain, but in the Light World. You see, you 
can manually climb up the Mountain... but there's an easier way! Use that damn 
Flute of yours, and whistle your way point number one on the map, via the 
Flying Duck, that's kind enough to take us everywhere. When you land atop Death 
Mountain, you'll be in front of a door that leads into the mountain itself. 
Ignore it, and begin heading to your right. Slash at the creatures crawling all 
over the mountain to turn them into stone and make them leave you alone, and 
then begin bobbing and weaving to avoid the falling rocks and boulders flying 
off of Death Mountain from above. This is exactly what we do every time we come 
to Death Mountain, so it should seriously be nothing new to you. When you get 
to your right, climb up the ladder to the next level, and then go up and swing 
around left, while still avoiding the rocks and enemies. When you get all the 
way to the left up here, we'll come to that famous juncture that we've seen so 
many times before. A signpost in front of a cave entrance that leads back into 
the mountain (and down to Kakariko Village), and a long, long ladder leading up 
farther into the reaches of Death Mountain. Opt to climb the long ladder, up to 
yet another level of Death Mountain. From up here, simply go right, while 
avoiding the spider enemies, and go to the warp tile surrounded by some green 
rocks at the right end of this area, and warp your way to the Dark World.

Once in the Dark World, simply go right a bit, to where the monster is playing 
with the ball... this is Spectacle Rock, and we've been here before, so it 
shouldn't be too unfamiliar to you. On the lighter soil where the boy and ball 
are playing, equip the Magic Mirror and use it to warp back to the Light World, 
so that you'll be atop Spectacle Rock. Once on top of the rock, jump northward, 
down, so that you're in front of the Tower of Hera. Sweet. Okay, but we're not 
here to be concerned with the Tower of Hera... we need to go past it. Walk in 
front of the tower and head east, east past the tower and into the next area. 
From here, avoid or slay any enemies in your path and go right across the 
wooden bridge suspended over a huge gap. At the end of the bridge are some 
stakes. To rid yourself of them so you can continue going right, equip the 
Hammer and pound them in. From here, you'll be on top of more mountain, with 
some cave entrances and the like. Your goal however is to continue going right, 
and go right all the way until you can't go right anymore. From there, head 
south to the ladder leading up to a platform high above the mountain, where 
there are three more stakes in the ground... what to do? Well, have that Hammer 
equipped again, and smash them in... BUT! You must smash them in a certain 
order. Smash the right-hand side one first, then the one at the top of the 
screen, and finally the left-hand side one. When all three are smashed down in 
that order, a warp tile will appear in the center of the platform. Take this 
warp tile to the Dark World. 

You'll now be on the entrance to Turtle Rock... but let us not bother with that 
quite yet. First, we have some other business to attend to. Before jumping off 
of the cliff we're on, you'll notice that there's a circular symbol right there 
that looks like the Quake Medallion. Well... stand on top of this symbol and 
use the Quake Medallion, and the Turtle's head (heh heh) below will open up, 
revealing a door that leads into Turtle Rock, the seventh Dark World dungeon. 
So jump down, but don't enter into the dungeon yet! We can still get our 
twenty-third heart piece, so we should probably do that first!

From here, run back left to the next area, this time heading to your left. 
Avoid or slay the fierce Mountain Lions we come across as we go. When you get 
to the next screen, head left and down to the large green rock just sitting 
there (that's actually a set of green rocks in the Light World). Pick up this 
large, dark green stone and you'll find that it was hiding a staircase leading 
down into the subterrain below. Go down into this cave below.

Now this cave has a set of treasure chests that hold money and other goods, but 
don't waste your time with them... we really don't need them at this point in 
the game. Instead, go north along this platform until it seems to go into a 
gap. However, this isn't the case. Equip the Ether Medallion and use it, and 
then keep an eye on the gap to your north. The light of the Ether Medallion 
will show you exactly where the hidden and invisible passageway across the gap 
is. Slam that into your memory and walk across this gap, to the platform on the 
other side. Then simply go through the door there to the next room. In this 
room, you'll be at an intersection. To your north, right and left are all 
cracked and faulty walls. The one leading right is a fake, but bomb the upper 
and left-hand walls. The upper wall leads to a fairy (if you need to heal up), 
and the one to the left leads through to another room, that leads up back 
outside, on a solitary platform. It seems as if there's nothing special up 
here, but don't be fooled! Equip the Magic Mirror and warp back to the Light 
World from here, where you'll be on an identical platform, but this platform 
happens to have heart piece number 23 on it! Nice! From there, simply warp back 
to the Dark World, and work your way all the way back to the Turtle Rock 
entrance, where you can now enter into the seventh dungeon of the Dark World.

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Turtle Rock is the biggest, hardest, and longest dungeon we've come to in the 
game. You'll need to use a whole lot of magic in this dungeon, so I suggest (as 
does Sahasrahla at the plaque in the very beginning of the dungeon) that you 
have some Magic Potion in at least one Magic Bottle in your inventory, and the 
rest should be filled up with Red, Health Potions. A two-two ratio between the 
red and green potions will suffice nicely. If you don't have these potions, go 
back to the Light World, and head to the witch's hut to get them, unless you're 
really confident in your skills...

Enter into the dungeon, where, to your left, as I mentioned above, Sahasrahla 
will telepathically talk to you via the Sahasrahla plaque mounted on the wall 
there. He warns you to have some Magic Potions. In anycase, head straight up to 
the chasm there, where you'll see a small box with a question mark on it. What 
to do, what to do. It's simple, really. Whenever you see one of these boxes 
with question marks on them, know that you'll need to equip the Cane of Somaria 
on Link and use it to create a large box on top of the question mark box, which 
Link can then use to transport himself across chasms and such. So do that now, 
and go north across the chasm, to the door on the other end, which you can then 
go through to the next area. Once in this next area, go north to the question 
mark box, and again use the Cane of Somaria to create a block to move on, and 
then head left on the block to the adjacent door, in the lower left-hand corner 
of the room. Go south off of the platform and walk south and through the door. 
From here, run straight south to the treasure chest flanked by two statues 
shooting fireballs at you. No worries here, just grab the dungeon's Compass 
from the treasure chest, and then DO NOT RUN BACK NORTH! If you run north and 
face the north, the door will shut in the room and a Laser Eye will appear, 
which will start shooting damaging lasers at you over and over again. Instead 
(and thanks to my good friend Devin Morgan, who I just called on the phone for 
the answer to this one), charge up your sword, but don't let go of the button. 
This will allow you to walk backwards out of the room, so that you don't 
trigger the Laser Eye... then you can walk north, and out of the room, back to 
the previous room.

Back in this room, use the Cane of Somaria once again to create a block for you 
travel upon, and then go left, to the two skull pots on the left-hand side of 
the room, which have some goodies for you to grab. Then, work your way back to 
the right side of the room. The doorway on the lower right-hand side of the room 
you should ignore - it leads to some useless items, and it's a waste of time 
and magic to go there. Instead, go to the door on the upper right-hand side of 
the room, and go through that door to the next room. Here, go south on the 
small platform to get the goodies out of the two skull pots there, and then go 
to the question box on the chasm to your right. The door to the north needs to 
be unsealed so that we can continue... but first, we need to light the four 
torches suspended over the chasm. And for that, we need some precise timing. 
This part is really tricky, so it's going to take some patience (and magic 
power, too). To light these torches, we obviously can't use the Lamp, like we'd 
conventionally use, so instead, equip the magic-eating Fire Rod. Line yourself 
up with each of the four torches and fire all four of them up quickly. Try to 
line yourself up so that you can hit the two on the left side at the same time, 
then hit each one on the right quickly. When you do that, you'll never get back 
to the platform in time... the door will close when the torches go out. 
Instead, you'll need to intentionally fall off of the platform. The only way to 
do this is to use the Hookshot. Equip the Hookshot and grapple to any of the 
four torches, so that you fall into the chasm below, and reappear at the 
entrance to the room. Then quickly go right and north to the now unsealed door, 
and up to the next room.

In here, two massive Spike Rollers are rolling all over the room. It'd be 
impossible for you to continue upward without getting severely damaged by these 
huge creations of Ganon. To avoid being damaged, equip and then activate the 
Magic Cape on Link, and run all the way to the north of the room, to the two 
treasure chests. Then, quickly deactivate the Magic Cape to conserve precious 
magic. At the top of this room where the two treasure chests are, you'll find 
the dungeon's map in the left-hand treasure chest, and a key in the right-hand 
treasure chest. In addition, you'll find a small magic jar in the skull pot 
between the two treasure chests. Now, here's a useful trick. Instead of going 
back south, equip the Magic Mirror and use it to warp back to the entrance of 
the dungeon. From the entrance, go north and get the huge magic jar from the 
skull pot before the first question mark box, and then use the Cane of Somaria 
to go north to the door there, and back to the big room, with the sets of 
Somaria Block Lines.

Back in this room, use the Cane of Somaria to create a block, and then go 
right, and north, past the two right-hand side doors. The first door on the 
northern wall, the one on the right-hand side of the room, is open. If you need 
to get some magic and health power, follow this paragraph. Otherwise, skip this 
paragraph and go right on to the next paragraph following this one. Go north on 
this platform and kill the Skeleton, and then go north through the door to the 
next room. In this small room, there are spikes on all sides, and a sealed door 
to the north. The Floor Tiles, as they've done many times in the past, will 
start to fly at you from all directions. Wait until they are all defeated, and 
the northern door will unseal. Then you can go north through the door, where 
you'll find a fairy that you can catch with the Bug Catching Net and store in a 
Magic Bottle, or you can use it now. The skull pot in the middle of the room 
hides a huge magic jar that you can also use to heal up your magic meter. Then, 
go back south to the previous room, and south again, back to the large room.

Use your Cane of Somaria on the question mark box in front of you (or if you 
didn't follow the above paragraph, just use the one that's already there), and 
go left, to the left-hand side northern door, which is locked. Walk onto the 
small platform before the door and slay the Skeleton there, and then use the 
key we found earlier on the locked door there, and go north through it, to the 
next room. In this room, some Green Slimes and a large, Orange Bouncer will 
come flying at you. Defeat all of the enemies, and one of them will drop a key. 
This key is vital right away, because you'll then use it to unlock the door to 
the north of the small room. Once this deed is done, go north and through to 
the next room. In this room, two Chain Balls will be stationed in the middle of 
the room (Super Mario Bros. 3 anyone?). There are two crystal switches, one on 
either side of the room. Work your way carefully to the left-hand side of the 
room, out of the way of the Chain Balls, but as far south as you can. Equip 
your Magical Boomerang and chuck it at the crystal switch above, which will 
make the blocks below you turn down. Once that happens, go to the top most 
block at the south end of the room, and push the one on the left side over to 
the right, which will make a treasure chest appear at the top of the room. 
After that happens, chuck your Boomerang at the Crystal Switch again (after 
getting north of the previous blue barrier) to make the northern barrier 
disappear. Go up to the treasure chest quickly (while avoiding the Chain Balls) 
and grab the key from within the treasure chest. Then quickly run to the door 
at the north of the room, which is locked, and unlock it. Go through the door 
and down the stairs, down to the floor below.

On this next floor, go south and down the stairs in front of you. Then turn and 
go right, to the staircase there leading up to a small platform with some skull 
pots. Grab all of the goodies from the skull pots that you'll probably be in 
desperate need of now, and then go back down the stairs. First and foremost, 
there are lots of Spinners in this room. Avoid them if you want, but if you're 
feeling daring, equip Magic Powder on Link and sprinkle some on them to turn 
them into Fairies, which you can use on the spot or catch with the Bug Catching 
Net and throw them in empty Magic Bottles. Either way, self-sufficiency is the 
key this late in the game. In anycase, work your way to the lower right-hand 
side of the room, where some more Green Slimes and another Orange Bouncer will 
greet you. Slay the enemies (or avoid them), and climb up the staircase there 
to the higher level of the room, where a green tunnel entrance will be waiting 
for you to enter, to your left. Enter into this tunnel and (eventually) come 
out on the other end of the tunnel, in the upper left-hand corner of the room. 
Pretty damn sweet, I know it. Once out of the tunnel and on this new platform, 
grab the rupees and arrows from the skull pots above you, and then walk left 
though the door there, and into the next room. Now in this room, we have a 
choice of two more green tunnels to take. The one on the left side takes us to 
a series of rooms that we aren't ready for yet (as we need the Big Key for 
them), so lets ignore them for now. Instead, take the right-hand tunnel, and 
come back out on the upper left-hand side of the room, where there's a door on 
the left wall leading to yet another room. Go through this door and to the next 
room.

In this room, you'll be charged at by four Spinners right away. But not to 
worry! Run to your left, and then straight to your south, where you'll find two 
Floating Skulls and an Orange Bouncer. To your right is a locked door. DON'T 
WALK IN FRONT OF IT! If you do, a Laser Eye will appear and shoot your ass. 
Slay the two Floating Skulls and the Orange Bouncer, while avoiding the 
Spinners, and one of the fallen enemies will drop a key. Use this key to open 
the door at the lower right-hand side of the room, and go through this door, 
back to the previous room we were just in. Okay, NOW!... We'll be in front of 
another tunnel. Take this tunnel, and you'll end up smack dab in the middle of 
the room, where a treasure chest awaits you. Open this treasure chest to get 
the dungeon's Big Key! Sweetness! Okay, from there, you have to work your way 
back to the upper right-hand side of this room, so go back through the tunnel 
you came from, and go left into the previous room. Then go north, and right out 
of this room, and through the tunnel, back to the upper right-hand side of the 
room. Do you follow so far? Good. Okay, from there, simply go left one tunnel, 
and take THAT tunnel, which will lead you to the southern section of the room. 
Then go south through the door there, and into the next room. The doors in this 
room will seal, and you'll have to fight two Orange Bouncers in this room, all 
while a statue in the middle is shooting fireballs at you. Defeat both enemies, 
and the doors to the right and south of the room will open. Take the southern 
door down to the next room. Here, you can either go left or right. Going right 
is useless, so go left. In this room, you'll be in a room with FIVE Laser Eyes 
pointing at you from the north, with some skull pots to the south. The southern 
wall needs to be bombed right in the middle, where it's cracked and faulty. So 
quickly run down there and place a Bomb, then get out of harm's way with the 
lasers from the north. When the bomb explodes and the wall to the south leads 
outside, go south and outside of Turtle Rock. You'll now be on a platform 
jutting out of Death Mountain. Go right along the path, and to the door on the 
right-hand side, but DO NOT GO IN! Instead, equip the Magic Mirror and use it to 
warp back to the Light World. From there, you'll be on a platform in the Light 
World. Go back into the cave (now in the Light World) where you'll be faced off 
with four Green Knomes. First, equip the Hammer and smash the pink animals to 
the north with them, and then slay all of the Knomes with one hit each with the 
Silver Arrow, which will allow the sealed northern door to swing open. From 
there, go north through the door, and approach the treasure chest. Open the 
treasure chest to get the twenty-fourth and final heart piece, which will give 
you one more full heart in your health meter! In anycase, walk back south and 
back outside to the warp, and warp back to the Dark World.

Once back in the Dark World, walk north through the right-hand side door and 
back into Turtle Rock, where you'll be greeted by another question mark box. 
Use the Cane of Somaria to place a block over this box, and walk north, to the 
dungeon's big treasure chest. Now that we have the Big Key of the dungeon, use 
it to open up the treasure chest, and get the Mirror Shield, the most powerful 
shield in the game! You can block any and all projectiles with it. Then, walk 
north one screen. While avoiding the Spike Roller patrolling the middle of the 
room, as well as the two statues shooting fireballs at each north end of the 
room, walk north the door locked by the Big Key, and unlock it. Then, go north 
through this door, where you'll come out back in the huge lava room with all of 
the tunnels going to and fro. Walk into the tunnel on the platform you're on, 
which will automatically take you to the upper left-hand side of the room. From 
there, simply walk north through the door there and into the next room. In this 
room, you'll be greeted by two more Orange Bouncers. Slay both of them and 
ignore the skull pots in the middle of the room (nothing underneath them at 
all.) To the north and east sides of the room are faulty walls. Place Bombs in 
front of both faulty walls to knock holes into the wall. 

From there, first go right into the next room. In this room, grab the goodies 
that flank the walls of the room. Kill any Green Slimes that come up as you 
walk over them, and then push the top of the two blocks in the middle of the 
room over to gain access to the sealed door to the north of the room. On either 
side of the sealed door is a Tongue Statue. Pull the tongue of the left-hand 
statue to open the door. DO NOT PULL THE RIGHT STATUE! If you do, Bombs will 
fall from above and detonate soon thereafter, so simply be careful! Then, enter 
north into the next room. In this HUGE rupee room, three Spike Rollers roam 
around, while you can get a crapload of blue rupees. TO make your life easier, 
equip the Magic Cape to make yourself invisible, and then run around and grab 
all of the rupees. When you're done, head back south to the previous room, and 
unequip the Magic Cape right away. Then, go back left, to the previous room, 
and from there, go north. In here, a Spike Roller patrols the center of the 
room. There's a treasure chest to the left of the room surrounded by some blue 
blocks, and a Crystal Switch to the north of the room. Walk north, to the north 
of the downed yellow blocks, and equip the Boomerang. While avoiding the Spike 
Roller, chuck your Boomerang at the Crystal Switch and then quickly run to your 
left to the treasure chest. Open the treasure chest to get a key, and then walk 
back right, chucking your Boomerang once more at the crystal switch, so that 
you can go north, to the locked door there. Unlock the door with your new key, 
and then go through the door and down the stairs, down another floor.

In this darkened room, go south to the question mark box, and use the Cane of 
Somaria on the box to create a block. It's hard to explain exactly what to do 
here, so I'm basically going to give you an outline, instead of step by step 
directions, which would take me forever to explain. Okay, so, the idea is to 
work your way to the center of the room, where, under a skull pot, is a switch. 
This switch opens the door (the only door out of this room) to the southwest of 
the room. That's the idea. There are lots of goodies around the room under 
skull pots too, so take your time to explore the area thoroughly. When you do 
this and get to the south of the room and into the next room, run south across 
the thin bridge, to avoid the lasers from the Laser Eyes flanking the bridge. 
Quickly put on the brakes when you see the Helmet Bug, or you'll fall into the 
pit. Slay the bug, and ignore the locked door to the left for now (we haven't a 
key yet), and instead, go south and to the next room. In this room, there are 
treasure chests on all sides of the room. Laser Eyes are mounted on the walls, 
as well. Run down, and grab the goodies out of all of the chests, while 
avoiding or blocking the lasers from the Laser Eyes (remember, you have the 
Mirror Shield now, all projectiles can now be blocked). The treasure chest all 
the way to the south of the room has a key in it, which we need to use back 
north. The door leading south leads out of Turtle Rock, but only to a small 
platform that leads nowhere... so ignore it, and instead, run back north to the 
previous room. Once here, kill the Helmet Bug and go to the locked door at your 
left. Unlock it with the new found key, and enter left into the next room.

In this next seemingly complex room, the idea is to simply work your way to the 
north of the room by working the various crystal switches in the room. Rarely I 
can't explain exactly what to do, and this is one of those times. It's really 
not hard at all, just equip the Boomerang to hit the crystal switches from 
afar, and use some basic logic, and you'll be out of there in no time. If you 
need energy, turn the Spinners into Fairies with Magic Powder, but try 
conserving magic energy... we need what little we have left. Just avoid the 
Spinner, kill the Orange Bouncers and Helmet Bugs, and work your way north. 
When you do, go through the door at the north of the room and down the stairs 
to the dungeon's final floor.

Here, on the platform you come out on, go to your left and grab the magic jar 
from under the skull pots there... we definitely need it by this point. Then 
simply approach the question mark box and use the Cane of Somaria on it to make 
a block... then ride it northward, and you'll come to the boss room, locked 
with a Big Lock. Use the Big Key on it and enter into Trinexx's boss lair...

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BOSS FIGHT TWELVE - TRINEXX
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Trinexx is a pretty easy boss enemy to defeat... there's just a few catches 
that you have to realize, to make sure that you're fully prepared to defeat 
him. Before entering the battle, have a full magic meter... that's basically 
all you have to worry about. If you have a full magic meter, the rest will work 
itself out. Trinexx is fought in three main parts. The huge rock beast has 
three heads. A center head, and two side heads. The two side heads are 
elemental... that is to say, one is a fire elemental enemy and the other is an 
ice elemental enemy. The fire elemental enemy uses fire attacks, such as a 
fireball, but is weak to ice. The ice elemental enemy uses ice attacks, such as 
making the floor slippery, but is weak to fire. Are you catching my drift yet? 
Well this is what you do. First, approach the right-hand side head (which is 
blue, and is the ice elemental enemy). Equip the Fire Rod on Link and fire it 
at the head, which will make it freeze. Then run up to the head and slash it 
three times with your Golden Sword, which will destroy it. Once that's done, 
run up to the left-hand side head, which is the fire elemental enemy. While 
avoiding his attacks, equip the Ice Rod and fire it once at his head, which 
will make him freeze. At that point, slash him three times with the Golden 
Sword and he too will be destroyed. All at once it seems as if Trinexx is 
defeated, but my friend, you've forgotten about Trinexx's center main head! Oh 
yes indeed, we have to contend with that now. Trinexx turns into a dragon-like 
enemy and flies at the room. It's nearly impossible to avoid getting hit by 
him, so make sure to use those Red Potions as much as you can. Even with the 
Blue Clothes on Link, Trinexx still does three hearts of damage with each his 
he lays on you, so don't take your eye off of your health meter! You'll notice 
that the center segment of his body is constantly glowing - this is where you 
need to hit him. Simply hit him three times with the Golden Sword in the center 
segment of his body, and watch as Trinexx bites the dust... for good.

*****

Once Trinexx is defeated and his body exploding, grab the heart his fiery body 
drops, and then pick up the seventh and final crystal that falls from the sky. 
This crystal, unlike the other six, doesn't just hold any maiden. It holds 
Princess Zelda herself. After telling you that you need to now go to Ganon's 
Castle, with the combined powers of the seven crystals, you're automatically 
transported out of Turtle Rock...

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XXXIII. Preparing for Ganon's Tower...
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Ganon's Tower is no cakewalk. It's a long and arduous journey with the hardest 
enemies we've yet to face in the game... and lots of them. After leaving Turtle 
Rock, head west a few screens until you come to a huge tower... this is Ganon's 
Tower. The seven crystals will rotate on the screen, and their combined power 
will magically and mystically open up the entrance to Ganon's Tower for you to 
enter... but don't, until you read below.

Ganon's Tower is another place that you need to be prepared for. The essentials 
are:

-Golden Sword
-Blue Clothes
-Mirror Shield
-Three Magic Bottles of Red Potion
-One Magic Bottle of Green Potion
-Full Health (with all 20 hearts obtained)
-Full Magic Meter (with 1/2 Magic)

If you're missing heart pieces, see the Heart Piece section of this FAQ. If 
you're magic meter isn't 1/2, see either the FAQ section or the Secrets 
section. If you don't have all of the Magic Bottles, see Magic Bottle under the 
Weapons and Items section. The Mirror Shield you should have just gotten in 
Turtle Rock. The Blue Clothes you should have gotten a long time ago in the Ice 
Palace. The Golden Sword you should have gotten after Misery Mire at the hole 
you blow into the Pyramid of Power with the Super Bomb. Are you still with me? 
Good. (P.S. Potions for your Magic Bottles should be bought at the Light 
World's witch's hut, for the cheapest fares.)

So you think you're ready now? Okay, but I warned you...

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XXXIV. This is It - Ganon's Tower
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As you enter Ganon's Tower, you'll be on a platform over-looking the rest of 
the dungeon. Two staircases lead down, but just go north and jump off of the 
platform. Statues of Ganon holding the Triforce line the center of the room. 
You have three choices from the outset. On either side of the northern wall are 
doors with staircases leading downstairs. In the middle of the northern wall, 
up some stairs, is a door with a staircase leading upstairs. First, take the 
left-hand side door, and the stairs going down. In this room you come to, you'll 
have two Skeletons there. Slay both of them, and you'll see a key atop one of 
the torches in the center of the room. Dash into the torch to knock the key off 
of the torch, and then scoop it up. Then, ignore the locked door to the right 
of the room for now, and go left into this next room. (the locked door leading 
to your right is, in all actuality, the separator between the right staircase 
leading down and the left staircase leading down from the Tower's main room, so 
it's basically a waste of a key.

Back in this next room, avoid the blue obstruction spinning around on the 
conveyor belt. The pink enemies in the middle need to be bonked down, so equip 
the Hammer on Link and bonk them all down. Then, go to the left side of the 
room and approach the middle block in the room, pushing it from the left to the 
right, which will reveal a switch underneath it. Press this star switch and the 
sealed door to the left of the room will open, allowing you to continue going 
left and into the next room. In this room, the Hookshot is a must, because you 
have to grapple from platform to platform using the various blocks and skull 
pots available to you in the room. Grapple from the platform you're on to the 
middle platform, and then grapple to the northern platform, which has an open 
door leading northward on it. Go through this door and into the next room. 
Here, the door will seal behind you and you'll be stuck with three Skeletons 
and two fireball shooters... kill the Skeletons and avoid the fireballs from 
the fireball shooters, and the door will reopen leading south. However, the 
main attraction in this room is the four treasure chests in each corner. Grab 
the various goodies out of each treasure chest in the room, and when you're 
done in there, head back south to the previous room. Back here, simply start 
grappling all the way to the south end of the room, until you get to the 
platform with two crystal switches and a Skeleton on it. Slay the lone 
Skeleton, and then use a key on the door to your right, which will open up, 
then go through the door. In this room, duel Firewalls spin around a middle 
block, blocking a treasure chest. Equip the Magic Cape on Link and activate it, 
and use the power of invisibility to get to the treasure chest in the middle of 
the room, which will have the dungeon's map, which is especially important in 
this huge dungeon. Then head back west through the previous door. Now, the 
crystal switches on this platform must be struck, so... strike the crystal 
switch so that the blue blocks below you go down, but then, equip the Bombs and 
place it next to either of the crystal switches, and quickly run to the south 
of the downed blue blocks. When it explodes and the blocks go up, go south into 
the next room.

In this room, go to the left-hand side of the room where there are two Crystal 
Switches. Plant a Bomb far away enough from the Crystal Switches so that the 
explosion radius hits one but not the other, then quickly run to the other side 
of the room so that you can get to the right side of the room. Lift up the 
skull pot on that side of the room (to the southeast corner) to get a key, and 
use that key to unlock the right-hand side door. After it's unlocked, go through 
it and to the next room. In this room, there's a crystal switch in front of 
you, and Spike Traps (like ten of them) trapped behind some blocks on the right 
side of the room. Equip and activate the Magic Cape, and then hit the crystal 
switch, letting all of the Spike Traps go free. Run to the right side of the 
room (with the Magic Cape you don't have to worry about getting damaged) and 
use the golden teleporter square there to teleport to another area of the 
Tower. Once there, you'll be in a small maze-like situation with four 
Firesnakes patrolling the area. Equip the Magic Cape once again and walk all 
the way to the end of the maze, where a chasm'll be in your way. There's a lone 
block on the bottom of the "maze"... approach it and push it up, and a treasure 
chest will appear across the chasm. Equip the Hookshot and Hookshot across the 
chasm, using the treasure chest to grapple on to. When you're over the chasm, 
open the treasure chest to get a key, and use that key to open the door to the 
south of the room, allowing you to go south into the next room.

In this new room, you'll be sectioned off to a small part of it. This is 
okay... go down and to the right-hand side golden square teleporter, and take it 
to yet another new area of the Tower. From this new room, head south, and 
you'll have your choice of two more teleporters. Opt to take the one on your 
left, and you'll be in yet another new room. In this new room, you have four 
golden square teleporters to choose from. Go down, and then into the lower 
left-hand corner, and take the teleporter there to another new room. In this 
room, you'll have no choice but to take the golden square teleporter right 
there, so do so now... and when you come out in this new room, head right. 
There will be a series of chasms in your way, with two Blue Tentacle Monsters 
patrolling the area. Slay both of the enemies, and then head to the northeast 
corner of the room, where another golden square teleporter will be awaiting 
you. Take that teleporter to a small room, which will lead you to another 
teleporter, which you'll take back to the previous room (you'll see what I mean 
when you get there)... this allows you access to the right-hand side of the 
room. From here, simply go right and into the next room.

Okay, now here it gets a little bit tricky, from the door, follow the 
passageway until it branches upward. Go up all the way and bare left to the 
doorway ahead of you, but don't go through the door yet. Face right and equip 
the Fire Rod, and shoot fire to your right, at the torch there on the platform. 
The invisible pathways of the room will now light up as long as the torch is 
lit. Run back south to the fork and go up and right. Throw the skull pots in 
your way and traverse the invisible passageways to the platform where the torch 
is that we just lit up. From there, you'll see a door heading north. Go through 
this door and up into the next room. In this room, avoid the Spinners and grab 
all of the goodies from the various skull pots in the room. To the southeast of 
the room is a treasure chest. Open this treasure chest to get ten arrows... but 
that's not all there is to do here. Place a bomb right next to the treasure 
chest, and the faulty and cracked floor there will blow up into a million 
pieces, leaving a hole to the floor below. (you can blow a hole in any faulty 
floor in the room, you'll just be nearer to the treasure chest when you do it, 
so...) Jump into this hole and you'll come out in the floor below. When you 
land on the floor below, you'll see the first dungeon in the game's boss enemy, 
Armos Knights! Get ready to fight these enemies... equip the Bow and Silver 
Arrows and get ready for one hit kills on each of them. I don't have to explain 
how to defeat them again, do I? If you need help, please see the boss section 
below the walkthrough... they have the advantage here though, because the floor 
ice icy and slippery, just like the Ice Palace's. In anycase, when the Armos 
Knights are defeated, the sealed doors leading north and west both open up. 
First, go to the room at the north. In this room, three treasure chests sit 
atop a platform. The back left and right chests hold some arrows and Bombs for 
you... the middle chest holds something far more important, however - the 
dungeon's Big Key! With this, you're granted a lot more freedom to explore and 
such. With the Big Key in hand, head back south to the previous room, and then 
bare left into the next room. In this room, there is a door with a staircase 
leading back upstairs in the northwest corner. But first, in the middle of the 
northern wall is a cracked and faulty section. Bomb it and create a hole in the 
wall, and then go north through this hole. In this room there are FOUR 
fairies... refill your life and capture some with the Bug Catching Net if you 
have any empty bottles. When you're done here, head south back to the previous 
room, and then go to the northwest corner of the room and up the stairs, to the 
floor above.

When you come up at the next floor, you'll be in the room with the Big Treasure 
Chest! SWEET! Push the block to your right over so you can gain access to the 
rest of the room, and then avoid the Firesnakes and Spike Traps. Approach and 
open the big treasure chest to get the Red Clothes for Link! These clothes cut 
damage in half again for Link... it's four times stronger then the Green 
Clothes and twice as strong as the Blue Clothes. Good deal! With these now 
equipped, you are looking VERY STRONG. Now, just head north up to the next 
room, which will be a familiar room. Avoid the two Skeletons and go up to the 
door at the north of the room, and take the stairs there back up to the main 
floor of the Tower. Back on the main floor, approach the center door, by going 
up the stairs, and then going through the door and up the stairs to a whole new 
level of the dungeon...

Once up here, it'll be a pretty hairy situation. But it's really not. Equip the 
Boomerang on Link and chuck it at the crystal switch to your left. When the 
blocks around the spikes to your left go down, walk on them, and approach the 
crystal switch again. The idea is to get to the upper left-hand corner of the 
room to push the block there down, which will trigger the sealed door to the 
south of the room to open. So basically, do that... it's not too hard, but how 
can I really explain it. It's easy, just use some logic! When the door is open, 
go south out of this room and into the next room. In this room, there are some 
Spike Traps and two Red Gnomes kinda just chillin'. The door leading out of the 
room to your right is sealed shut, so you'll have to kill both of the Red 
Knomes to open it... time your attacks so you go south and attack the Gnome 
with the Bow and Silver Arrow, and get out of harm's way in time to avoid 
getting hit by the Spike Traps on their way back. When both Red Gnomes are no 
more, the sealed door to the right opens up. In this next room, it's more of 
the same. Two Red Knomes and two Laser Statues are in this room, with a sealed 
door to the north. While avoiding the deadly lasers of the Laser Statues, slay 
both Red Gnomes with the Bow and Silver Arrow like we did before, and the 
sealed door to the north will open up... go north through this door to the next 
room. This next room is actually a void corridor... take it north and you'll 
come to a room locked with the Big Key. Use our new found Big Key to open this 
locked door, which will lead you to another room at your north. Go through the 
door to the next room.

In this loud and noisy room, a catwalk surrounds a lower area below... on the 
upper right-hand side of the catwalk is a sealed door. We need to unlock it to 
proceed. This is what we do to do so. It's a lot simpler then it looks. Go down 
the stairs to your north, to the lower area of the room. There are two Spike 
Traps going back and forth, guarding two Crystal Switches. For the sake of less 
damage (you'll see what I mean), ignore the first crystal switch you come 
across and, instead, strike the second of the two crystal switches, which will 
allow all of the Spike Traps trapped behind the yellow walls to come free, but 
also give you access to the region at the north. Here, you'll come across a Red 
and Green Cyclops. With the Bow and Silver Arrow, slay both of these enemies, 
and you'll see three skull pots to your north. Lift them up to get some 
goodies... the middle of these skull pots will be hiding a golden circular 
switch. Press this switch to open the sealed door along the catwalk, and then 
go back south to the crystal switch you struck before. Wait until the Spike 
Traps are behind the yellow lines at the outside of the room and then hit the 
switch to retrap the Spike Traps. Then head south back to the staircase, and go 
back up the stairs. Follow the catwalk to your right and then north to the now-
open door. Go through this door to the next room.

In this next room (which is more like a corridor) black balls (heh heh) are 
coming from both the north and south walls. Run straight across the corridor 
(getting hit a few times, probably) to the end of the corridor. There's a 
cracked wall to the south, but we can't get to it, so we'll have to ignore it. 
Instead, simply head north through the door there and up the stairs to the next 
floor. As you come up on this floor, the door out of this room to the left will 
seal. A Red Dragon Knight and Blue Dragon Knight, as well as other enemies will 
come and attack you. Slay all of the enemies and the sealed door will unseal, 
allowing you access to the room at your left. Go through this door to the room 
at your left. The door behind you will seal, as well as the door heading south 
in this room. You'll have to kill the three Skeletons patrolling the room now, 
as well as avoid the lasers from the Laser Statue that's on the conveyor belt 
in the middle of the room. When the three Skeletons are killed, the doors will 
unseal. Grab the goodies from the four skull pots in the room, and then head 
south to the next room. In this next room, you'll be assaulted by four more 
Blue Dragon Knights and two rotating Laser Statues... slay the four enemies 
here and the sealed door to the south will open... start getting the drift yet?

In this next room, the floor'll be icy in some spots, so be very careful. While 
avoiding the lasers from the Laser Statues rotating around the middle of the 
room, slay the two Dragon Knights and the door leading south will open. Go 
south to the next room, where the floor is still icy. Kill the Skeleton and 
Dragon Knight and avoid more lasers and fireballs, and the door heading to your 
left will then open. In this next room, run straight left to the next door, 
avoiding the Magical Energy. In the NEXT room you come to, the doors will again 
seal shut. You'll be in a desert environment now. Yes, another boss fight. 
Lanmolas, this time, the boss enemy from the Desert Palace in the Light World. 
Easy as can be now though with the Golden Sword. If you need a tip on beating 
them, see the boss section of the FAQ. When they are slain, head north and 
through the door there to the next room. In this room, grab the goodies from 
the four jars in the room, and go to the door at the north of the room, which 
has a staircase leading up to the next floor. When you come up, the entire room 
is dark, and three Wizards appear. When they appear, equip and use the Ether 
Medallion. Not only will this kill the Wizards, but it will allow you to see 
the invisible pathway in the room, and let you take it to the other side. With 
the three wizards slain, the door to the south will open.

Once out here, go down and run right across the corridor, avoiding the lasers 
from the wall-mounted Laser Eyes. At the end of the corridor are two guards 
which you can slay quickly, and then head north to the next room. In here, 
you'll have to run straight across a crumbling passageway heading north. Just 
run and slay the enemies as you go, and work your way to the next door heading 
right. In this room, you'll have to light up all four torches there with the 
Fire Rod and then quickly work your way to the unsealed door at the bottom 
right of the screen. In the next screen, simply walk up the stairs to the next 
floor. Now this part is a little tricky. You have to light up the four torches 
in the room as the floor around you falls... use the Fire Rod for this tricky 
deed, and be tenacious! It may take a while to do. When the four are lit, the 
door to the north of the room will open. Go through the door to the next room. 
In this room, two statues shooting fireballs are just chillin', with two Helmet 
Bugs coming at you. Slay the Helmet Bugs, one of which is carrying a key. Use 
the key on the locked door to the left of the room, and go through to the next 
room, after getting the Bombs from the treasure chests. Here, a conveyor belt 
lines the bottom of the room. A Spike Trap and Door Trap are both lining the 
bottom as well, and a cracked, faulty wall is in need of bombing here... bomb 
the bottom wall carefully, while avoiding the two traps, and go south through 
the hole you make into the next room. In this room, work your way to the center 
of the room by using the various crystal switches located within the room, 
while avoiding the Spinners... the center of the room has a treasure chest, in 
which holds a key that opens the door to the south. Go south into this next 
room where you'll have a fight with the Tower of Hera boss enemy, Moldorm. He 
was hard at one point, but not anymore. With the Golden Sword, two hits will 
take him out... for tips on beating him (like you should need any) see the boss 
section. When he's defeated, it seems as if you're stranded on that platform, 
but you're not. Go to the east end of the platform and hookshot to the newly 
found treasure chest there. Open it to get a red rupee (worth 20 rupees) and 
then work your way to the left and out of this room, into the next room. From 
here, just walk along the slippery surfaces and conveyor belts, and avoid the 
Helmet Bugs. Work your way northward and go through the door and up the stairs 
to the next floor. Then follow this red carpet to Agahnim's lair...

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BOSS FIGHT THIRTEEN - AGAHNIM II
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This is our second fight with Agahnim, but it means nothing, really. Aghanim 
fights the same way as he did earlier in the game, but there's a catch. Instead 
of it just being him, the great wizard and magician has made two clones of 
himself that fight alongside with him. This might sound like kind of a pain in 
the ass, and hell... it is, but it's not SO bad. There will be three Agahnims 
running around, in that case, and you have to discern which one is the real 
one. It's easy, though. The three shadows that go around the room before 
Agahnim and the two clones attack... two of them are light and one of them is 
dark. The dark shadow is going to be the real Agahnim when they reappear to 
attack, you see? Furthermore, while all three Agahnims can attack, and can 
damage you (even if the attack comes from a fake clone), Agahnim lost his 
greatest attack from the last battle we had with him - that is, his lightning 
attack. So just like we did last time, equip the Bug Catching Net (or just use 
your sword) and deflect his fireball attack back at him. The actual beauty in 
having two clones fighting alongside with him is that the two fake guys' 
attacks can also be deflected back at the real Agahnim for damage. That's 
clutch at times. It's hard to avoid the clones' attacks when you're attacking 
Agahnim himself, however... so make sure to have a Red Potion handy to use when 
the time comes. Even then, Agahnim does VERY little damage, especially barring 
the fact that you have the Red Clothes on Link now. All in all, this battle is 
easy. Six or so reflections of his fireball attacks back on him, and Agahnim 
will bite the dust... for good. Oh, and about his other attack, the orb attack, 
if it's coming at you, slash it away. But just like with the last fight with 
Agahnim, deflecting that back on Agahnim won't damage him at all... only the 
fireball attack will.

*****

When Agahnim bites the dust here, he falls to the ground and Ganon's spirit 
comes out of him. He was being possessed by Ganon all along! Ganon turns into a 
Bat and flees the scene, but then, the Duck comes (the Flute playing 
automatically in the background) and swoops Link up. The Bat (Ganon) smashes a 
hole into the top of the Pyramid of Power, and the duck takes Link there... but 
do we fight Ganon now? Read on...

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XXXV. Before Battling Ganon...
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Before you enter into the Pyramid of Power, make sure to have all four of your 
Magic Bottles full of Red Potions for your health. To get these potions, 
teleport to the Light World and hit up the Witch's Hut one last time. Then 
teleport back to the Dark World and jump into the hole in the Pyramid of Power, 
and get ready to fight Ganon!

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XXXVI. THE BATTLE WITH GANON!
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Once you jump into the hole at the top of the Pyramid of Power, Ganon will 
address you briefly. He honors you by being surprised that you got this far, 
that you beat Agahnim twice, and that you are about to battle him... but then, 
he promises you that he'll end your life here! GET READY!

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BOSS FIGHT FOURTEEN - GANON
                      *****

The battle with Ganon isn't hard at all, especially if you took my advice to 
get Red Potions before fighting him. Even with four Red Potions in your four 
Magic Bottles, you'll probably only need to use one... two, maximum. In 
anycase, the battle begins with Ganon running around his room, doing random 
attacks with fire. He has so many attacks that it's too hard to name them all. 
Before you do much of any damage to him, he just chucks around his trident a 
lot, and tries to strike you with it. Coincidentally, his trident has 
boomerang-like qualities, because it comes back to him when he throws it. So 
run up to him and strike him with your sword over and over again... it's quite 
simple. As you begin to do more damage to him, he starts to incorporate fire 
into his attacks. He'll shoot fire, shoot fire birds (like phoenix attacks, I 
suppose), and even do these crazy fire earthquake attacks that make the sides 
of the room fall apart, which makes the area in which you battle him even 
smaller. Don't worry about dodging his attacks, really, just concentrate more 
on hitting him over and over again. As you do even more damage, Ganon will 
start to teleport around. He'll do it relentlessly actually, making him a pain 
in the ass. Stay with him however, because when he stops teleporting to attack 
briefly, you'll have just a moment to strike him with your sword before he does 
it all over again. When you finally do enough damage to him, he'll tell you 
that he's going to use his Darkness Technique, and then the room will go semi-
dark. You won't be able to see him. The idea is to equip your Fire Rod or Lamp 
and light the two torches on the bottom of the room. When both are lit, Ganon 
will be in full view. At this point, run up to him and slash him with your 
Golden Sword, which will turn him blue. While he's blue, equip your Bow and 
Silver Arrow and shoot him with it, which will make the room go back dark. 
Repeat this process four times total on him, and the fourth Silver Arrow will 
kill the evil Ganon for good.

*****

See the next section for the ending information... but beware of SPOILERS!



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THIS SECTION CONTAINS INFORMATION ON THE GAME'S ENDING! IF YOU HAVEN'T YET 
BEATEN THE GAME AND DON'T WANT HEAVY SPOILERS, DO NOT READ ON! YOU'VE BEEN 
WARNED!

As the game ends, you run north through the new door created. The Essence of 
the Triforce then addresses Link. The essence tells Link of the Triforce's ways 
of granting wishes, and how the evil-hearted Ganon wanted to rule the world, 
which changed the powerful Golden Land into the Dark World. Through this, Ganon 
wished to defeat the Dark World as well, and reign over both lands as supreme 
ruler. With Ganon now destroyed, the Dark World is no more. The Golden Power is 
now in Link's hands, for him to do as he wishes...

After that, the Triforce is completed and Link hoists it into the air. Then, 
the game takes us to different places... Hyrule Castle, first, where the King 
is reinstated as the ultimate ruler of Hyrule. To the Sanctuary, where the 
priest is reinstated as the religious ruler. Saharsrahla then returns back to 
his home in Kakariko Village. The Vultures rule over the Desert Palace, and two 
bullies run around the Tower of Hera. And thankfully, Link's uncle is okay! The 
Zoras also thank you for your troubles, as does the Witch and her assistant. 
The Lumberjacks start to cut trees again, while the flute playing boy also 
returns. Venus, Queen of Fairies once again rules over the Wishing Well, and 
the Dwarven Silversmiths make some awesome weapons from the metals they 
harness. The Bug Catching Kid makes a full recovery as well, with the dark airs 
coming from Death Mountain now completely gone. And, thankfully, the old man of 
Death Mountain, who's been wandering around there for quite some time, is okay 
as well. And hell, even the forest thief is okay... even if he did steal 
rupees, bombs and arrows from you. And also, the Master Sword is back in its 
place, deep within the Lost Woods... FOREVER!

Then, the credits role... with all of the geniuses that made The Legend of 
Zelda: A Link to the Past come true. Then, at the end of the credits, view all 
of your numbers and games played, et cetera. Then... that's... THE END!

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This section has it all... weapons, armor, items, et cetera, that you find in 
the game. It's separated into a few sections, however, for easy reading. Common 
Items are the items that you find in the field and dungeons, that are, well... 
common! Dungeon Items are items that you only find in the dungeon. Weapons and 
Armor are pieces of weapons and armor that you find in the game. Other Items 
are items you find in the game that are also vital to your success in the lands 
of Hyrule. Easy, isn't it?

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-Name: RUPEES
-Use: Hyrule's monetary unit
-Where Found/How Obtained: Kill enemies, and 


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