This chapter covers the Nintendo Switch version of Link’s Awakening. If you are playing the Game Boy Color version, check out the The Awakening Walkthrough.

9.1 The Final Frontier

Our next primary destination is finally the giant Egg at the top of the Mountain. However, before going we must make one semi-mandatory pit-stop in Mabe Village. Play Manbo’s Mamba and warp over to the Ukuku Prairie and then head to Mabe Village.

Make your way to the west side of the village and enter the library. Read the book that is at the bottom-right part of the library. You’ll need the Magnifying Glass in order to properly read the small text in the book, ‘Dark Secrets And Mysteries of Koholint‘. Agree to read the book and it states, ‘Round and round, the passageways of the Egg’ followed by a series of arrows. This pattern is different from game to game, so you’ll have to jot down the exact path. With the correct route written down, exit the library.

Our final destination is the Egg on top of the Mountain. Before leaving, you could speak to some of the residents of Mabe Village to get some final insight on what’s going on. Afterwards, play Manbo’s Mambo to warp over to Dampe’s Shack. From there, head left, defeat the moblins, lift the rocks and then head right. Finally, head up the long stairs to find the giant egg on top of the mountain.

Pull out the Ocarina and play the Ballad of the Wind Fish. A lengthy cut-scene will take place, showing all eight of the instruments of the sirens, and it will conclude with the breaking of the Egg. The owl will appear and he states, ‘The time has come’ The Wind Fish awaits’ Enter the Egg’ Hoot! Hoot!’ So with that in mind, let’s enter the Egg!

9.2 Wind Fish's Egg

Inside it is dark and quiet… Keep walking north and you’ll fall down a pit! You’ll be in a giant maze now. Use the instructions you got in the Library. If you did not obtain the correct path in the Library, you’ve lucked out, as there are only a few possible paths in the game:

Option One: →↑→↑←↑←↑ Option Two: →→→→↑↑↑↑ (There are other options that will be added shortly)

When you get to the end, jump down the pit and prepare to face the Nightmare!

“We were born of nightmares… To take over this world, we made the Wind Fish sleep endlessly! If the Wind Fish doesn’t wake up, this island will never disappear! We would have been the masters of this place… But you had to come here and disrupt our plans! Heh heh! You can never defeat us!!! Let’s rumble!”

The battle for Koholint has begun. His first form is a Giant Blob. Sprinkle Magic Powder on it three times and it will die. Simple.

For the second form, he’ll take the shape of Agahnim’s Shadow. Hit the energy balls he shoots at you back at him with your Sword. Watch out, his X shaped one is immune to your attacks.

Moldorm’s Shadow is next and is basically a harder version of the normal Moldorm as he moves a bit faster. A few hits on the tail will make him go away.

Time for Ganon’s Shadow. Just like in A Link To The Past, he will have Blazing Bats go after you. The Trident he wields will prevent Link from attacking him from the front. When he pulls his trident away dash at him with the Pegasus Boots or use a Spin Attack to deal damage.

His next form is Lanmola. This one is very fast and it chases you around the room. The best bet is to charge up a spin attack and release to deal damage.

DethI is definitely the hardest phase of this battle. His arms are swinging constantly and his one eye opens up on and closes every so often. Use Roc’s Feather and jump directly in the air, right before the arms collide. If times correctly you’ll jump and the arms will swing right passed you. When you have a chance, shoot an arrow at DethI’s eye. It will only stay open for a moment and you sometimes can get two hits in. If you run out of arrows, the Boomerang is also an effective way of dealing damage.

With DethI defeated, he admits that he lost, and the whole island, and everyone in it will disappear with him. So sit back and enjoy the show…

“This island is going to disappear… Our world is going to disappear… Our world… Our… world… ” “…Link , you have beaten all the Nightmares! Climb the stairs before you!”
“Hoot! Young lad, I mean… Link , the hero! You have defeated the Nightmares! You have proven your wisdom, courage and power! … … … … As part of the Wind Fish’s spirit, I am the guardian of his dream world… But one day, the Nightmares entered the dream and began wreaking havoc. Then you, Link, came to rescue the island… I have always trusted in your courage to turn back the Nightmares. Thank you, Link … My work is done… The Wind Fish will wake soon. Good bye…Hoot!” “… … … … … … … … I AM THE WIND FISH… LONG HAS BEEN MY SLUMBER… IN MY DREAMS… AN EGG APPEARED AND WAS SURROUNDED BY AN ISLAND, WITH PEOPLE, ANIMALS, AN ENTIRE WORLD! … … … … BUT, VERILY, IT BE THE NATURE OF DREAMS TO END! WHEN I DOST AWAKEN, KOHOLINT WILL BE GONE… ONLY THE MEMORY OF THIS DREAM LAND WILL EXIST IN THE WAKING WORLD… SOMEDAY, THOU MAY RECALL THIS ISLAND… THAT MEMORY MUST BE THE REAL DREAM WORLD… … … … … COME, Link … LET US AWAKEN… TOGETHER!!


9.3 Credits

When Link starts to play the song, Koholint begins to vanish. A splash of water will carry Link out of the Egg. The next thing you see, Link is knocked out on the remains of his raft.

Yes, the whole adventure was a dream, made up by the Wind Fish. Link looks up at the sky to see the Wind Fish flying across the sky. Link smiles, thinking that maybe it wasn’t completely a dream after all.

The credits will then start to roll. If you never died on your dream journey, you will see Marin in the sky, and she turns into a seagull. It was her dream after all to fly across the Ocean and see the world. Congratulations, you beat Link’s Awakening!