Chapter 10 - Death Mountain
This part of the walkthrough, we head to Death Mountain to challenge the might of Prince Darkness, Ganon.


The Legend of Zelda - Site Walkthrough

Chapter 1 - The Gathering
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 - Death Mountain 
 10.1 Preparation
 10.2 Death Mountain (Magical Key)
 10.3 Death Mountain (No Magical Key)
 10.4 Prince Darkness, Ganon
 10.5 Ending

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10.1 Preparation
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  - Death Mountain is the last and by far, the most difficult dungeon in the First Quest. You'll want the bomb upgrades from the Lizard and Demon dungeons. You'll also want at least 68 rupees for the Red Medicine, as you'll very likely need it.

Spectacle rock is an Entrance to Death.
- Wise Old Man
  - After gathering the needed rupees and upgrades, you can head to Death Mountain. From the start screen, head right one, up five, left one, up one, cross the river, then up one, left two. this is Spectacle Rock. To find the entrance to the Death Mountain dungeon, blow up the left 'eye' to reveal a cave. Enter for the final dungeon.

  - This dungeon’s potion shop is one screen to the left of the entrance. It is highly suggested that you pick up a red potion, as Death Mountain is rather difficult.
  - The routes for completing this dungeon are different depending on whether or not you picked up the Magical Key in Level 8. Click on one of the links below to be taken to the correct section of the walkthrough.
10.2 Death Mountain (Magical Key)
10.3 Death Mountain (No Magical Key)



10.2 Death Mountain (Magical Key)
Total Life

New
Items
:
New
Enemies
:
L A N M O L A
Lanmolas are extremely similar to the Moldorm, however, these enemies can only be hurt on their head.

R E D   R I N G
Just like the Blue Ring, this ring upgrades your defense power by four times of your original tunic.
P A T R A
Patra is a mini-boss of sorts with smaller Patra's spining around it. The Main one can only be hurt after the smaller ones are dead.

S I L V E R   A R R O W
These mystical Arrows are the only thing that can deal the final blow to Ganon and save Zelda!


Stone Statue
x 12



There's only one way to out of this this room, so head up.



"Ones who does not have Triforce can't go in."
-Wise Old Man
Old Man
This room should be empty, as the Old Man only appears here if you have not obtained the Triforce. Head left.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 2
Bubble
x 3

Light this room up with your candle and bomb the north wall to exit.



Lanmola
x 2



This room has a new enemy called the Lanmola. Lanmolas are basically just a stronger Moldorm, but with the Magical Sword, they're not too hard. The only difference between the two enemies is that you must attack the head of a Lanmola to defeat it. Kill them all and push the far left block. All of the other walls can be bombed if you feel like exploring. Enter the staircase.



Keese
x 4



. . .



Like Like
x 5



You are going to want your Magical Shield for the rest of this dungeon, so be careful with the Like-Likes. Head right using the Magical Key.



Blue Wizzrobe
x 3



Avoid the enemies in this room and bomb the bottom wall if you want the Compass. Otherwise, you can head right and skip the next two rooms of the walkthrough.



Zol
x 2
Like Likes
x 2
Zol
x 2

Bomb the bottom wall in this room. If you are low on bombs, you can kill the enemies in this room to get some more.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 3


Kill these Wizzrobes and grab the Compass. Now head back up two screens and right one.



Patra
x 1



You will encounter a new enemy called the Patra in this room. The center Patra cannot be hurt until all of the smaller ones around it have been killed.



Gel
x 8



Yeah, I bet you thought you'd never see these guys again, did ya? Well, if you feel evil enough to take the shrimps out, go ahead and then bomb the right wall.



Patra
x 1



Kill the Patra for the Dungeon Map. After grabbing it, you'll notice how big this dungeon is. Don't feel intimidated, you hardly go through any of it. Bomb the north wall to continue.



Like Like
x 3
Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 2
Bubble
x 1
Ignore these enemies and bomb the upper wall.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 3
Blue Wizzrobe
x 3
Bubble
x 3

Watch out for the Bubbles and kill the Wizzrobes in this room. Push the far left block and enter the staircase.



Keese
x 4



Grab the Red Ring in this room. This item will decrease the damage you take to half of what it was with the Blue Ring. This means you will now take one quarter of the damage you would have taken with the original green tunic!Now, we'll need to backtrack. Head down two, left one, and up two using your Magical Key.



"Go to the next room."
-Wise Old Man
Old Man
The Old Man in here says to go to the next room. Do so by bombing the left wall.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 3


Kill the Wizzrobes in this room, push the left block and enter the staircase that appears.



Keese
x 4



Hmm . . .



Zol
x 5



In this room you can either kill or ignore the Zols. Head left.



Keese
x 8



Kill the Keese if you’d like 5 rupees, then head left.



Patra
x 1



There's a key in here, but we don't really need that, considering we have the Magical Key. Kill Patra and enter the staircase in the center of the room.



Keese
x 4



*cough*



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 3


You'll need to kill these Wizzrobes anyway, so might as well do it now. Bomb the upper wall and enter it.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 3
Bubble
x 3

Kill the Wizzrobes while dodging the incredibly annoying Bubbles and push the center-right block to reveal a secret passage. Enter it to continue.



Keese
x 4



Head on over to the other side and pick up the Silver Arrow. This is an upgrade to your arrows that simply makes them stronger. They are also the only item that can deal the final blow to Ganon! Head back down one screen and kill the Wizzrobes to enter the staircase, then head up one screen.



Like Like
x 6



There's quite a few Like-Likes in this room. Try to be careful avoiding or killing them and head up.



Like Like
x 4
Blade Trap
x 4


Avoid the Like-Likes and the Blade Traps and head up.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 2
Like Like
x 3
Bubble
x 1
Place a bomb against the left wall and head through it.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 2
Blade Trap
x 4

Kill all of the Wizzrobes and push the left block. The staircase is under one of the top Blade Traps, so activate them and enter it.



Keese
x 4



. . .



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 2
Blade Trap
x 4

Place a bomb near the left wall while avoiding the Blade Traps to reveal an entrance. Enter it.



LikeLike
x 2
Zol
x 2
Bubble
x 2

Kill the Like-Likes and Zols, push the left-most block, and enter the staircase.



Keese
x 4



. . .



Patra
x 1



Now, for the final room before we face Ganon. Kill the Patra to proceed.

Click the link below to be taken to the fight with Ganon section.
10.4 Prince Darkness, Ganon



10.3 Death Mountain (No Magical Key)
Total Life

New
Items
:
New
Enemies
:
L A N M O L A
Lanmolas are extremely similar to the Moldorm, however, these enemies can only be hurt on their head.

R E D   R I N G
Just like the Blue Ring, this ring upgrades your defense power by four times of your original tunic.
P A T R A
Patra is a mini-boss of sorts with mini-Patra's spining around it. The Main one can only be hurt after the mini ones are dead.

S I L V E R   A R R O W
These mystical Arrows are the only thing that can deal the final blow to Ganon and save Zelda!


Stone Statue
x 12



There’s only one way out of this room, so head up.



"Ones who does not have Triforce can't go in."
-Wise Old Man
Old Man
This room should be empty, as the Old Man only appears here if you have not obtained the Triforce. Head up.



Like Like
x 2
Zol
x 2
Bubble
x 2

Kill the Zols and Like-Likes. Grab the key they leave and then head left.



Lanmola
x 2



This room has a new enemy called the Lanmola. Lanmolas are basically just a stronger Moldorm, but with the Magical Sword, they're not too hard. The only difference between the two enemies is that Lanmolas must be attacked on their head to be defeated. Kill them all and push the far left block. All of the other walls can be bombed if you feel like exploring. Enter the staircase.



Keese
x 4



...



Like Like
x 5



You are going to want your Magical Shield for the rest of this dungeon, so be careful with the Like-Likes. Head right using the Magical Key.



Blue Wizzrobe
x 3



Avoid the enemies in this room and bomb the bottom wall if you want the Compass. Otherwise, you can head right and skip the next two rooms of the walkthrough.



Zol
x 2
Like Likes
x 2
Zol
x 2

Avoid the enemies in this room and bomb the bottom wall if you want the Compass. Otherwise, you can head right and skip the next two rooms of the walkthrough.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 3


Kill these Wizzrobes and grab the Compass. Now head back up two screens and right one.



Patra
x 1



You will encounter a new enemy called the Patra in this room. The center Patra cannot be hurt until all of the smaller ones around it have been killed. We don't need to kill this one, so just head down.



Gel
x 8



Yeah, I bet you thought you'd never see these guys again, did ya? Well, if you feel evil enough to take the shrimps out, go ahead and then bomb the right wall.



Patra
x 1



Kill the Patra for the Dungeon Map. After grabbing it, you'll notice how big this dungeon is. Don't feel intimidated, we hardly go through any of it. Bomb the north wall to continue. You'll want to bomb the bottom wall for later.



Like Like
x 3
Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 2
Bubble
x 1
Ignore these enemies and bomb the upper wall.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 3
Blue Wizzrobe
x 3
Bubble
x 3

Watch out for the Bubbles and kill the Wizzrobes in this room. Push the far left block and enter the staircase.



Keese
x 4



Grab the Red Ring in this room. This item will decrease the damage you take to half of what it was with the Blue Ring. This means you will now take one quarter of the damage you would have taken with the original green tunic! Head back down two screens and if you haven't already, bomb the bottom wall and enter it.



Vire
x 6



Kill the Vires in this room if you need some extra bombs. Head down one.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 3
Bubble
x 3

Grab the key that's lying in the corner and head down.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 3


Kill the Wizzrobes for a key. Now, we have all the keys for the rest of the dungeon. Head back up three screens, left one screen and up two using one of your new keys.



"Go to the next room."
-Wise Old Man
Old Man
The Old Man in here says to go to the next room. Do so by bombing the left wall.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 3


Kill the Wizzrobes in this room, push the left block and enter the staircase that appears.



Keese
x 4



Hmm . . .



Zol
x 5



You can either ignore or kill the Zols, but head left.



Keese
x 8



Kill the Keese if you’d like 5 rupees, then head left.



Patra
x 1



There's a key in here, but we don't really need that, considering we have enough already. Kill Patra and enter the staircase in the center of the room.



Keese
x 4



*cough*



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 3


You'll need to kill these Wizzrobes anyway, so might as well do it now. Bomb the upper wall and enter it.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 3
Bubble
x 3

Kill the Wizzrobes while dodging the incredibly annoying Bubbles and push the center-right block to reveal a secret passage. Enter it to continue.



Keese
x 4



Head on over to the other side and pick up the Silver Arrow. This is an upgrade to your arrows that simply makes them stronger. They are also the only item that can deal the final blow to Ganon! Head back down one screen and kill the Wizzrobes to enter the staircase, then head up one screen.



Like Like
x 6



There's quite a few Like-Likes in this room. Try to be careful avoiding or killing them and head up.



Like Like
x 4
Blade Trap
x 4


Avoid the Like-Likes and the Blade Traps and head up.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 2
Like Like
x 3
Bubble
x 1
Place a bomb against the left wall and head through it.



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 2
Blade Trap
x 4

Kill all of the Wizzrobes and push the left block. The staircase is under one of the top Blade Traps, so activate them and enter it.



Keese
x 4



. . .



Orange Wizzrobe
x 2
Blue Wizzrobe
x 2
Blade Trap
x 4

Place a bomb near the left wall while avoiding the Blade Traps to reveal an entrance. Enter it.



LikeLike
x 2
Zol
x 2
Bubble
x 2

Kill the Like-Likes and Zols, push the left-most block, and enter the staircase.



Keese
x 4



. . .



Patra
x 1



Now, for the final room before we face Ganon. Defeat the Patra to proceed.


10.4 Prince of Darkness, Ganon
Total Life

  - Upon entering this room, it will turn dark. Link will hold up the Triforce of Wisdom and the room will light up with Ganon appearing to be in pain. Let the battle begin!

  - Ganon will disappear and begin to shoot fireballs at you, which are unblockable by your Magical Shield. He moves around in a pattern, so hit at one of the locations he shoots from and you'll hit him. Each time you strike him, he will change his pattern.

  - After striking him four times, he'll become brown. This is your sign that he is nearly defeated. Whip out that bow and sling the Silver Arrow at him, causing him to explode. The Triforce of Power falls into his ashes, so grab it to unlock the doors. Head up.

View this Boss in our Boss Guide


10.5 Ending
Slash at the fire and approach Princess Zelda. You will each hold up pieces of the Triforce, and the Credits will roll. Congratulations on saving Hyrule!




The Legend of Zelda - Site Walkthrough

Chapter 1 - The Gathering
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 - Death Mountain 
 10.1 Preparation
 10.2 Death Mountain (Magical Key)
 10.3 Death Mountain (No Magical Key)
 10.4 Prince Darkness, Ganon
 10.5 Ending

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