Chapter 1 - The Gathering
This part of the walkthrough covers gaining multiple useful items along with some Heart Containers.


The Legend of Zelda - Site Walkthrough

Rupee Chapter 1 - The Gathering Rupee
Bombs 1.1 The Bombs
Heart Container 1.2 Heart Containers
White Sword 1.3 A New Sword
Magical Shield 1.4 Magical Shield
Arrow 1.5 Arrows And Medicine
Blue Ring 1.6 The Blue Ring
Chapter 2 - Level 1: The Eagle
Chapter 3 - Level 2: The Moon
Chapter 4 - Level 3: The Manji
Chapter 5 - Level 4: The Snake
Chapter 6 - Level 5: The Lizard
Chapter 7 - Level 6: The Dragon
Chapter 8 - Level 7: The Demon
Chapter 9 - Level 8: The Lion
Chapter 10 - The Entrance to Death

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1.1 The Bombs
Total Life
HeartHeartHeart
 
New
Items
:
Wooden Sword Bombs
New
Enemies
:
Blue Octorok Blue Tektite Red Leever Zora
Map 01

The Starting Screen Grab the Wooden Sword
  - The game begins by tossing Link into the overworld. On the starting screen, there's a cave at the top-left corner. Enter it and you'll find an Old Man who will give Link his first item: the Wooden Sword. Leave the cave.

Defeat the Red Octoroks Defeat the Blue Tektites
  - Walk right a screen and you'll find the first enemy in the game, the Octorok. They'll shoot rocks at you, but they're pretty easy to dodge. Hit them with your sword once, and they're gone. Grab whatever they drop and head right.

  - On this screen, you'll encounter another new enemy, the Tektite. These creatures will jump around the screen, so they're pretty hard to hit. Again, they only take one hit to kill so don't be too worried. Defeat all of them on this screen and head right. There are some more Tektites, so kill them and head right again.

Avoid the Zol Defeat the Blue Octoroks
  - You'll now reach an area that has a coastline and you'll find two new enemies on this screen. The first are Leevers that start off burrowed underground. They'll appear from beneath your feet to attack, so move quickly. They are quite a nuisance but fortunately can be killed in two hits.

  - More enemies known as Zolas appear on this screen. They live in water and will surface and shoot a beam towards you. Your regular shield is incapable of blocking the beam, so try your best to avoid it. Zola can be defeated with two hits, but it can be quite difficult, so it is better to just avoid them. Continue and head right a screen.

  - You'll encounter a blue variation of an Octorok on this screen. These Octoroks are identical to the red ones, but they are a bit tougher to kill. They take two hits to defeat. You're almost there, so just keep heading right for now.

Head north into the cave Buy some Bombs from the shop
  - Keep killing the creatures until you reach the eastern coast. Head up from here, as that's all you can do. Enter the cave on this screen and purchase the bombs that are for sale. You should have enough rupees for them if you've been killing the enemies. If not, go explore and collect some more. You may have grabbed the bombs from an enemy that dropped them. If you did, there's no need to buy them, but extra bombs could be useful. Exit the cave.

Wooden Sword  Wooden Sword  Wooden Sword
Wooden Sword   - The very first sword in the game. It's reliable and will work just fine for our needs. However, it lacks power, so it should be replaced early.

Blue OctorokRed Octorok  O C T O R O K Blue OctorokRed Octorok
Threat
Low Difficulty

Attacks
1/2 Heart of Damage Contact
1/2 Heart of Damage Rock
 
Octorok
 - Octoroks are enemies that spit rocks at you. They are annoying, but commonly leave rupees behind for you to grab. The red variant has less defense and will take one hit with the Wooden Sword, while the blue variant will take two. The blue variant may also leave bombs behind.

Blue TektiteRed Tektite  T E K T I T E  Red TektiteBlue Tektite
Threat
Low Difficulty

Attacks
1/2 Heart of Damage Contact
 
 - Tektites are annoying enemies that can be difficult for new players. They like to jump around a lot and it can get annoying.
 - They take only one hit with any sword to bring down, and the blue one doesn't jump as far as the red one.

Blue LeeverRed Leever  L E E V E R  Blue LeeverRed Leever
Threat
Low Difficulty

Attacks
1/2 Heart of Damage Contact
 
Leever
 - Leevers can get annoying and are a lot more difficult than the past two enemies. They hide in the ground and will occasionally pop up near you to attack.
 - The red and blue one have quite a big difference. The blue variant, when hit, won't hide in the ground, but the red one, once hit, will hide in the ground briefly and reappear in another location. The red one also has less health than the blue one. It takes two hits with the wooden sword to kill a red Leever, and four to kill a blue Leever.

Zola  Z O L A  Zola
Threat
Low Difficulty

Attacks
1/2 Heart of Damage Beam
 
Zola Artwork
 - Zolas are common enemies that are nearly impossible for us to kill at the moment. They live in the lakes and oceans of Hyrule and shoot a beam at you. The most you can do right now is dodge their beams.
 - They take two hits with the Wooden Sword to kill and there is only one variant of the Zola.

Bombs  Bombs  Bombs
Bombs  - Used to blow stuff up and act as a weapon. We'll use this to discover some overworld secrets. They're sold in many shops across Hyrule, and sometimes, enemies may drop them.

1.2 Heart Containers
Total Life
HeartHeartHeart
 
Heart
Containers
:
Heart Container #1#1 Heart Container #2#2
Secret
Rupees
:
Rupees #1#1 Rupees #2#2 Rupees #3#3
New
Enemies
:
Armos MoblinMoblin
Map #2

Take Any One You Want
  - Now, we'll need to use the bombs to get some new items. Backtrack down one screen, and left four screens.

  - Place a bomb against the top wall and enter the cave you've just uncovered. The Old Man will offer you the Red Medicine or a Heart Container. A Heart Container is much more important, and we can get the Red Medicine at a later time, so pick up the heart container. Exit the cave.

It's A Secret It's A Secret
  - Now, head up one screen you'll find another new enemy, the Moblin. The Moblin is a common enemy, and poses much more of a threat than some other overworld enemies do. Besides the usual contact, they also come equipped with a bow and some arrows. The Orange ones take two hits to kill with the wooden sword, while the Blue ones take four.

  - From here, head up a screen, where there are more Moblins and Octoroks. From here, go right, taking the top of the two paths. Then, head right again. Head up one screen, then right one screen.

  - Here you will find another new enemy, the Armos. Touching them will get them to move, but moving them from the bottom will hurt you. They commonly hide treasures and secret paths underneath them, but you can't find them unless you move them. They take three hits to kill with the wooden sword. Move the Armos on the right to reveal a cave. Enter it to find some rupees hidden by a Moblin. Grab the rupees and leave.
Heart Container #1 Heart Container 1
The Hidden Cave

Orange MoblinBlue Moblin  M O B L I N  Orange MoblinBlue Moblin
Threat
Medium Difficulty

Attacks
1/2 Heart of Damage Contact
1/2 Heart of Damage Arrow
 
Moblin
 - Moblins are a mix of bulldogs and pigs. They carry Bows and will shoot you once they make eye contact. They're weak, but have high health.
 - The Orange variant takes two hits to kill while the Blue variant takes three.

Armos  A R M O S  Armos
Threat
Low Difficulty

Attacks
1/2 Heart of Damage Contact
 
 - Armos Statues are the bodies of fallen Hylian soldiers. When touched, they will unfreeze and run around the screen. They also walk at two different speeds, but it's impossible to tell when they're going to use which speed.
 - They take three hits to kill with your wooden sword. However, they take only one to kill with the bombs, but it's difficult to hurt them with it.
Rupee Secret Rupee Location 1Rupee
Hidden Staircase
Rupee Secret Rupee Location 2Rupee
More Hidden Stairs
Rupee Secret Rupee Location 3Rupee
Another Hidden Cave (Rupees)

It's A Secret It's A Secret
  - Head back left a screen and head up one screen. There are some more Armos and some Moblins here. Move the Armos on the right to get another rupee reward. This time, you'll get thirty rupees. Leave the cave.
 
Heart Container #2 Heart Container 2Heart Container #2
Another Hidden Cave (Hearts)
  - Again, head up a screen. Place a bomb against the wall at the top and enter the cave for 10 more rupees. Exit and head left. Place another bomb against the rock on the bottom-right side to reveal another cave, this one with a heart container. Grab the heart container and leave.

1.3 A New Sword
Total Life
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New
Items
:
Old Man's Letter Blue Candle White Sword
Secret
Rupees
:
Rupee#4
New
Enemies
:
Blue Lynel
Map #3


Peahts Gambling Game
  - Now we can snag a new Sword, but first, there are a few things other things for us to get. Start off by heading right a screen, then up one screen. Here, we'll face a new enemy, the Peahat. Peahats are only vulnerable when they are not flying. They're pretty easy, and only take one hit to kill. Head right two screens and there are a bunch of trees, one of which you can enter. Enter it if you want to play the Money Making Game. What you do, is go up and grab any rupee you want and it'll randomly give or take away some rupees. There's no way to win for sure, but it's fun to play.

  - Next, you will have to walk through the upper part of the wall to go up to the next screen. Refer to the screenshot above to see where the invisible stairs are. Enter the cave here and you will find another Moblin hideout. He will reward you with 100 rupees for making it up there. Leave the cave.

The Old Man's Cave Show This to the Old Woman
Now, head back down and head left a screen. Head up the stairs and into the cave. The old man will give you a letter and tells you to show it to the old woman. This will allow you to buy potions from the old woman at various locations within Hyrule. Leave the cave.

The Blue Candle's Cave Buy Somethin' Will Ya!
  - Go and head down a screen, then left a screen, fighting off any remaining tektites and peahats. From here, head up the stairs and left a screen where you will find another cave. Enter it and purchase the Blue Candle for 60 rupees. Exit the cave.

Lynels The White Sword
  - After obtaining the Blue Candle head down a screen. From here go left two screens, then up another. You'll encounter a new enemy, the Blue Lynel, and a Zola. Avoid the Blue Lynel and enter the cave behind the lake to get the White Sword. This sword does twice the damage that your old wooden sword did. With your upgraded sword in hand, leave the cave.
Peahat  P E A H A T  Peahat
Threat
Medium Difficulty

Attacks
1/2 Heart of Damage Contact
 
Peahat
 - Peahats are the spirits of dead flowers and fly around trying to hit you. They are too high for you to reach with your sword so wait until they've landed to attack them before they fly off again.
 - No matter how annoying they are, they take two hits to kill, so be quick about getting them.

Rupee Secret Rupee Location 4Rupee
Dungeon like cave

Letter  Old Man's Letter  Letter
Letter  - This letter is used to let us purchase potions from the Old Woman. There's no use for it now, but it'll be very important later on. Let's just keep it with us for now.

Blue Candle  Blue Candle  Blue Candle
Blue Candle  - The Blue Candle can be used to burn down some trees and also as a very effective long-lasting weapon. Sadly, it can only be used once per screen, but we'll get an upgraded one later.

Blue LynelRed Lynel  L Y N E L  Blue LynelRed Lynel
Threat
Hard Difficulty

Attacks
1/2 Heart of Damage Contact
2 Hearts of Damage2 Hearts of Damage Sword Beam
 
Lynel
 - Lynels resemble Centaurs closely. They are Horse-men and wield swords and shields. They shoot out a magical beam from their sword, similar to Link when he has full power. They are very strong, so it'll be a good idea to avoid them.
 - The Blue Lynels take six hits with the wooden sword to kill, while the red ones only take three.

White Sword  White Sword  White Sword
White Sword  - The second of three swords. It has double the power of the wooden sword and is twice as useful. Your journey should be much easier with this by your side.

1.4 Magical Shield
Total Life
HeartHeartHeartHeartHeart
 
New
Items
:
Magical Shield
Heart
Containers
:
Heart Container#3
Secret
Rupees
:
Rupee#5 Rupee#6
New
Enemies
:
Boulder
Map #4

The Rocks
  - Leave the cave and head down the stairs. Start heading left and you'll find some falling rocks. They will just fall right down the screen and if they hit you, you'll be hurt. They're rocks, so it's impossible to kill them. Dodge the rocks for three screens, and then head down once and right once. Using your new Blue Candle, burn the far right bush on the bottom to reveal a cave with thirty rupees inside. Grab them and leave.
Rupee Secret Rupee Location 5Rupee
Secret Rupee near the shore
Secret Rupee Location 6Rupee
Another Secret Rupee
  - Head down two screens and burn the bush at the top right corner of the screen to reveal another secret rupee cave. Enter it for another thirty rupees. Exit the cave and head left. Burn the fifth bush from the right and enter it for another heart container. Exit the cave.

Magic Shield Inside the Magic Shield Store

Boulder  B O U L D E R  
Threat
Low Difficulty

Attacks
1/2 Heart of Damage Contact
 
Boulder
 - Boulders are chunks of Death Mountain that fall during the eruption. They cannot be killed and will just fall down the screen. Dodging them is the only thing you can do.

Heart Container #3 Heart Container 3Heart Container #3
Third Heart Container

Magical Shield  Magical Shield  Magical Shield
Magical Shield  - The Magic shield is quite an upgrade over the Wooden Shield. It is larger and will deflect more projectiles including the beams from Zolas. It is very useful, but may be eaten by Like-Likes, so watch out for them.
 
- Head left again and burn the bush in the corner. Enter the cave and purchase the Magical Shield. This shield lets us block some more projectiles, such as the Zola's beam.

1.5 Arrows And Medicine
Total Life

 
New
Items
:
 
Secret
Rupees
:
#7 #8 #9 #10

  - Exit the cave and head down a screen, then burn the bottom bush on the far left. Enter the cave for another 10 extra rupees. Grab them and leave.

Secret Rupee with 10 Secret Rupee with 100
  - Now, to get the arrows. Head right three screens, up one screen, and right a screen, killing or avoiding the various octoroks and tektites on your way. Enter the cave and purchase the Arrows. You should have plenty of rupees if you've been following along. Exit the cave and head right a screen, then down a screen. Burn the far bottom-left bush. Enter the staircase and grab the 10 rupees. After leaving, head down and burn the bottom bush in the center. Enter the staircase and grab the 100 rupees. Leave the cave.
Secret Rupee Location 7
Yet Another Secret Rupee

  Arrows  
 - This item is incredibly potent against some enemies. We can't use it yet, but once you can, it'll come in handy against the variety of enemies we'll face in the upcoming dungeons.

Secret Rupee Location 8
Secret Rupee Location 9
Secret Rupee Location 10

  - Head left four screens and place a bomb at the top of the wall here. Enter it for some more secret rupees. This time there's 30 for us to grab. Leave the cave and continue heading left for three screens. Enter the cave here and use the letter we got earlier. The old woman will show you some potions for you to buy. Either potion will fully restore your health upon use, but the red potion can be used twice. Buy one if you would like, and exit the cave.
The Potion lady The Potion lady
  Medicine  
 - The Medicine comes in two forms, Red and Blue. They both heal you to the fullest, but the red one turns into a blue one, making it have two uses. It's a very useful potion, so only use it in an emergency.


1.6 The Blue Ring
Total Life

 
New
Items
:
Secret
Rupees
:
#11 #12 #13

Secret Rupee Location 11
Secret Rupee Location 12
Secret Rupee Location 13

  - Leave the cave and head to the left one screen, down one screen, and left two on the lower side. There are plenty of Moblins on this path, so be careful. Here, place a bomb to the right of the little 'crack' in the wall to reveal another hidden rupee location. Enter it for thirty rupees and leave. Head up a screen and here, you'll find the Lost Woods. You can only leave if you go right or follow the secret pattern. Just head right for now. Here, there's a large chunk of trees. Burn the third bush from the top for 100 more rupees.
  Blue Ring  
 - The Blue Ring is a very useful item. It cuts all damage dealt to you in half. Now, Octoroks need to hit you with a rock twice for it to have an effect!

 - Head up one screen, then left one screen and burn the bush in the bottom right corner to find a secret rupee cave with 10 rupees inside. Leave the cave and head right three screens, then up two. Tap the center Armos on the top row here to reveal a cave. The Armos will hurt you if you move it from the bottom, so only move it from the top or from the sides. Enter the cave and purchase the Blue Ring. The Blue Ring is a very useful item, as it cuts the damage you take in half.
 
Bomb this wall Bomb this wall


The Legend of Zelda - Site Walkthrough

 Chapter 1 - The Gathering 
 1.1 The Bombs
 1.2 Heart Containers
 1.3 A New Sword
 1.4 Magical Shield
 1.5 Arrows And Medicine
 1.6 The Blue Ring
Chapter 2 - Level 1: The Eagle
Chapter 3 - Level 2: The Moon
Chapter 4 - Level 3: The Manji
Chapter 5 - Level 4: The Snake
Chapter 6 - Level 5: The Lizard
Chapter 7 - Level 6: The Dragon
Chapter 8 - Level 7: The Demon
Chapter 9 - Level 8: The Lion
Chapter 10 - The Entrance to Death

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