The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

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OpenCritic Rating
87
Top Critic Average
96%
Critics Recommend
Based on 105 critic reviews
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

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Based on 105 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

96%

Critics Recommend

Based on 105 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchSep 20, 2019

Publisher: Nintendo

26 years after its original release on Game Boy, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening will be reborn as a new experience on Nintendo Switch. Buffeted by a storm, Link washes ashore on the mysterious Koholint Island. In order to return home, Link must overcome challenging dungeons and battle against fearsome monsters. This new version of the classic adventure includes many unique elements that appeared in the original Game Boy release, such as 2D platformer-style rooms and appearances from characters outside of The Legend of Zelda series. As you clear dungeons throughout the main story, earn dungeon rooms (Chamber Stones), then arrange them into custom layouts in the all-new Chamber Dungeon. Place your dungeon entrance, Nightmare's Lair, and everything in between as you try to fulfill objectives and play through a new dungeon. Tap compatible Legend of Zelda series amiibo (sold separately) to earn more Chamber Stones and find additional Chamber Stones throughout the game in updated mini-games, such as the Rapids Ride, Trendy Game, and fishing. Please note that all content, media and artwork are based on this software as shown during the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June 2019. Come back later for more information! Please check with your local retailer for information on current availability.

Trailers

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch

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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Gameplay | E3 2019

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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening - Nintendo Switch Trailer - Nintendo E3 2019

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A masterly remake that preserves Koholint Island for a new generation.

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IGN

9.4 / 10.0
IGN

Updating the look but never losing the feel of the original, Link's Awakening is a masterclass in remaking a classic.

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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening manages to feel new, but still maintain the essence of the amazing original. This is peak old-school Zelda, and it's never looked better.

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The lack of any meaningful additions is a surprise, but it only underlines what a fantastic game the Game Boy original was, in what is still a classic Zelda title that thoroughly deserves the star treatment.

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