A Link to the Past Heart Pieces
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is the first game in the Zelda series to implement pieces of heart. Much like the original Legend of Zelda, Link starts his quest with 3 full heart containers and receives a full heart container after completing each dungeon. In addition to heart containers, the overworld is filled with 24 pieces of heart. Each time Link collects 4 pieces of heart, a full heart container will be added to his overall health. Completing each major dungeon and collecting all 24 pieces of heart will give Link the maximum of 20 full heart containers. For a complete context as to where you can find all of these heart pieces, check out the A Link to the Past Walkthrough.


  Heart Piece #1
Light World; Lost Woods
Required Items: None


Head to the south east entrance of the lost woods, north of the fortune teller, and go up until you see a tree stump cave. Directly above it is a patch of 3x3 grass. Slash the middle one, fall down the hole and grab heart piece number one!

  Heart Piece #2
Light World; Kakariko Village
Required Items: Bombs


Go to the northwestern part of Kakariko Village. You will see a cave, and a well right next to it. Run onto the cliff above it and jump down the well. Bomb the north wall after you land in the upper ledge in the cave. Throw the pots out of the way and open the chest to get a Heart Piece.

  Heart Piece #3
Light World; Kakariko Village
 - There is a green building of sorts in Kakariko Village. After you go in, walk down the stairs. Bomb the cracked wall on the north side of the room. Open the treasure chest to get the Heart Piece.

  Heart Piece #4
Light World; Kakariko Village Southern Border
 - Go south of Kakariko Village and into the house up the steps. Bomb the left wall and walk outside and talk to the lady. She says you will get a reward if you get to the end of the track in 15 seconds or less. Doing this will earn you a Heart Piece.

  Heart Piece #5
Light World; Desert Cave
 - There is a cave in the desert in southwestern Hyrule. Go inside of it and bomb the south wall. Open the chest to get a Heart Piece.

  Heart Piece #6
Light World; Desert
 - While going through the Desert Palace, you will come across a time where you will go outside. Simply go left, then straight down after you come out. You will find a Heart Piece at the end.

  Heart Piece #7
Light World; Outside Sanctuary
 - West of the Sanctuary are a few rocks. Pick up the big one and walk down the staircase. Open the chest to get a Heart Piece.

  Heart Piece #8
Light World; Zora Waterfall
 - After buying the Zora Flippers for 500 Rupees, swim south down the waterfall. Go onto the land area near the middle of the area. Follow the path and grab the Heart Piece.

  Heart Piece #9
Light World; Death Mountain
 - When you walk up the really big staircase on Death Mountain, jump down to one of the ledges into a cave. Walk around and follow the path until you reach the Heart Piece at the end.

  Heart Piece #10
Light World; Death Mountain
 - At the foot of the Tower of Hera, there is a tile that goes into the Dark World. In the Dark World, step onto the spot west of the tile on where Spectacle Rock is in the Light World. You'll appear on the top of Spectacle Rock, and the Heart Piece is on the right side.

  Heart Piece #11
Dark World; Pyramid of Power
 - Keep walking on the right side of the Pyramid of Power in the Dark World until you find this Heart Piece at the dead-end.

  Heart Piece #12
Light World; Haunted Grove
 - Go to the Haunted Grove in the Dark World. It is the large forest area that the Flute Boy is in. Go south of it and use the Magic Mirror inside of the circle of bushes. Go inside of the cave in the Light World and get the Heart Piece behind the pots.

  Heart Piece #13
Light World; Lake Hylia
 - Travel to where Lake Hylia is in the Dark World. On the west side of it, there's a circle of shallow water. Use the Magic Mirror to teleport back to the Light World, and you'll end up on a small island with a Heart Piece in the Light World.

  Heart Piece #14
Light World; Swamp Ruins
 - Go into the Swamp Ruins in southern Hyrule. Inside, you'll find a switch that releases the water. When you release it, walk back outside. You'll find the Heart Piece in the now drained water.

  Heart Piece #15
Light World; Graveyard Cave
 - Find the graveyard in the Dark World. Walk to the northern part of it and walk up the steps. Use the Magic Mirror to teleport back to the Light World. Walk into the new cave and grab the Heart Piece.

  Heart Piece #16
Light World; Tree Cutters' Home
 - After defeating Agahnim for the first time, go back to the place near the Lost Woods where the brothers were cutting a tree. Dash into it to make the leaves disappear, then go down the hole to get your prize.

  Heart Piece #17
Dark World; Mountain Cave
 - Once you get the Magic Cape in the graveyard in the Light World, go to the entrance to Death Mountain in the Light World, but return to the same place in the Dark World. Enter the cave and use the Magic Cape to get across the rubber ball blocking the path. Exit the cave to get a Heart Piece.

  Heart Piece #18
Dark World; Village of Outcasts
 - In one of the houses in the Village of Outcasts, there is a game full of treasure chests. You can open two per game, so just keep playing until you find the Heart Piece in one of them.

  Heart Piece #19
Dark World; Village of Outcasts Eastern Border
 - Go east from the Village of Outcasts. Use the Titan's Mitt to lift up the big black rocks, then use the Magic Hammer on all of the stakes and a staircase in the ground will appear. Walk down the stairs to get the Heart Piece.

  Heart Piece #20
Dark World; Village of Outcasts Southern Border
 - For 80 Rupees, you can play a game where you can dig up as many treasures as you want in 30 seconds with a Shovel. Keep playing it and eventually you'll unearth a Heart Piece.

  Heart Piece #21
Dark World; Swamp of Evil
 - Play the Flute and go location #6 on the map. Lift up the rock and step into the Dark World. There are three small caves coming out of the swamp. Inside one of them, you'll find a treasure chest with a Heart Piece.

  Heart Piece #22
Light World; Desert
 - Also in the Swamp of Evil, go to the northeast corner of it. Use the Magic Mirror to warp to a cliff in the desert in the Light World. Lift up the boulder and go down the stairs. Push yourself through the blocks to get the Heart Piece.

  Heart Piece #23
Light World; Death Mountain
 - In the Dark World, go east from Ganon's Tower. Lift up the boulder and go down the steps. Walk north and you'll see a gap between you and a cracked wall. Or is it? Use the Ether Medallion to see the invisible path. Go through a small maze of bombing walls and you'll end up on a peak outside. Use the Magic Mirror and get the Heart Piece.

  Heart Piece #24
Light World; Death Mountain
 - While you are going through Turtle Rock, you'll come across a part where you walk across a path outside. Use the Magic Mirror while you are in front of one of the caves and you'll be on a cliff with a cave in the Light World. Kill the enemies inside and open the chest to get a Heart Piece.