I don’t know how to describe Link’s Awakening. It stands alone as a good Zelda game, but is also a mix of cameos, secrets, and tomfoolery- Nintendo style. In a recent episode of Cool Bits by GameXplain, a somewhat complicated and involved secret from Link’s Awakening is shown off which might be one of the only examples where Link isn’t shown in the hero’s light.
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The developers of Link’s Awakening must have had a good laugh or two at Nintendo EAD. We see easter eggs and other secrets in video games all the time, but this THIEF secret in Link’s Awakening is on a different level. It would be very easy to code the game in such a way that it’s impossible to steal from the shop- most games do. But the amount creativity of the development team must be pretty high to implement a way to steal an item of choice.
The only other big Zelda secret I can think of off the top of my head is the Chris Houlihan Room from A Link to the Past. It’s a little bit more secret, but to me, not nearly as clever.
What other Zelda or video game secrets can you think of? Do they trump this secret found in the Game Boy Zelda title? Tell us in the comments!