- Chapter 1 – Parapa Palace
- Chapter 2 – Midoro Palace
- Chapter 3 – Island Palace
- Chapter 4 – Maze Palace
- Chapter 5 – Ocean Palace
- Chapter 6 – Hidden Palace
- Chapter 7 – Great Palace
1.1 Journey to Parapa Palace
Leave the North Castle by going either left or right. Follow the path and northward to the lone forest square. Battle through and you’ll find a Point Bag worth 50 experience points, which immediately will you an opportunity to level up, upgrading your health. Follow the pathway to the southeast to find a town, and walk directly into it to reach the Town of Rauru.
~ Rauru Town ~
Each town will have a woman in red clothing patrolling in front of a house and if you speak to her, she will restore your health. Each town also has an old woman patrolling in front of a house and she will restore your magic. You can speak to the various townsfolk and in many towns, some will give you some good advice, while others just say random things.
Walk through town until you see a lady with a purple dress come out of a house. Talk to her and she’ll tell you to talk with her father. Continue to the basement of the house to find the Wise Man. He’ll give your first Spell, the Shield Spell. This Spell will double your defense, making you take only half damage from everything when it’s in use. Exit the house and walk to either end of the town to leave the town.
~ Parapa Desert ~
Walk the northeast of Rauru and you’ll find a small cave, so go ahead and enter it. You don’t have a necessary item, so this cave will appear dark. If look at the ground closely, you can see a single enemy crawling about. You can try to stab at it or kill it with a sword beam if you have full power. Make your way through the cave and exit back to the overworld.
Follow the pathway eastward to the ocean and then head south down a narrow pathway. You’ll eventually bump into a side scrolling sequence. Jump over the Air Bubbles and try not to fall in the water as that will result in instant death.
Back in the Overworld, step into the small area of grass. Go right while jumping over the stones. Here you will find an enemy Goriya. I recommend you kill the Goriya first before you grab the Heart Container. Great the heart container to increase your life gauge.
~ Approaching The Palace ~
You’ll have to backtrack northward, going through the bubble sequence. Once you make it through, if you are severely hurt, you could retreat all the way back to the town of Rauru to fill up your health. Otherwise travel to the northeast portion of the desert and enter Parapa Palace.
1.2 Parapa Palace
(Click image below to view a full-sized map of the Palace)
It is very easy to get lost within some of these palace. While this one isn’t overly complicated, some of the later ones truly could leave you feeling disoriented. I recommend checking out the map to assure you know where you are at all times.
Take the elevator down and let’s first head to the first. You’ll encounter enemy Tinsuits and if they hit you, they will steal some of your experience points. Slash at them once to defeat them and then continue to the left. You’ll eventually encounter an enemy Stalfos and in order to defeat them, you must duck and slash at their legs. At the end of this pathway, slash at the key to pick it up and then return to the first elevator.
Walk to the east and just walk right into the locked door to use the key. Continue walking to the east, bypassing the elevator that you come across. You’ll find some enemy bubbles that bounce around and these enemies are best just avoided for now. You can kill them but with a level 1 or 2 sword, you are very under powered. At the far east portion of this floor, you’ll find a fairy, so jump into it to restore your health. Use the nearby elevator and head up.
Follow the pathway and grab the key that is laying around. Continue eastward and you’ll encounter an enemy Mace Thrower. Use the Shield Spell if you’d like to. This enemy will toss maces at you at a rapid pace. Wait for an opening in the Mace Thrower’s maces and quickly jump closer to the enemy. Slash away with your sword until he has been defeated. Grab the Key and then slash at the statue to get a Red Potion to appear. This will completely replenish your magic. Walk back to the elevator and ride it back down just one floor.
Walk back to the west to the previous elevator and this time take it down to the lower floor. This initial room has four bubbles, the last of which moves quite fast. Try your best to avoid them and continue running to the left. Jump up the stairs and kill the Bots. Each part of the bridge will crumble once you walk on it, so you’ll have to keep moving quickly. Right in the middle of the bridge, there is a Point Bag worth 50 points, but it is a bit dangerous. Grab and then continue across the bridge and head left a screen.
This room has another Macethrower, as well as an Ironknuckle. The best way to defeat an Ironknuckle is to jump towards it and slash with your sword on your way down. If you get timing down properly, you will hit the ironknuckle every single time. Afterward, open the locked door and get the palace item, the Candle. The Candle lets you see in dark caves, making it easier to navigate other portions of the Overworld. This item is used automatically and Link never actually has to select the item.
Backtrack to the east and take the elevator back up. Now head all the way to the east to the next elevator, right where you found the Fairy. This time take the elevator down a floor. Follow the pathway eastward defeating a number of enemies before reaching the Palace boss, Horsehead.
~ Horsehead ~
Before the battle it is a good idea to use the Shield Spell. Horsehead has a mace for a weapon and will swing it towards Link. He wears body armor, which makes his head the only weak spot. Jump and slash his head to inflict damage.
There isn’t too much to this battle, but it is important not to take it too slowly. If you do so, Horsehead will slowly back you into a corner. With precision jumps and some practice, Horsehead will be defeated. Grab the key he leaves behind and head east.
Step onto the statue and Link will place the crystal in its proper slot. After returning a crystal, you’ll automatically get full health and magic, and a free level up. Congrats!