Color Dungeon

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Color Dungeon

The Color Dungeon is an extra dungeon that appears in both the DX and 2019 Nintendo Switch remakes of Link's Awakening. It was originally created to show off the new color ability of the Game Boy Color.


The Color Dungeon is located in the Cemetery. After obtaining the Pegasus Boots, Link can knock a book off of the higher shelf in Mabe Village Library that tell him which directions to push the five gravestones in the southeast of the Cemetery. If Link pushes them in the correct order, the dungeon's entrance appears under the last stone.

Just inside, Link meets the Color Guard, Gar and Dion. In Link's Awakening DX, they ask him a question about the color of their clothes, claiming their positions are never the same.[1] If he answers correctly, they allow him to enter and inform him that the Fairy Queen is waiting.[2]


Bosses and Mini-Bosses

Color Elements

This dungeon was created to show the added color to the game that was not available in the previous version of Link's Awakening. The dungeon gave various color puzzles including floors, enemies and a strike puzzle that heavily relied on the color.


At the end of the dungeon, the Fairy Queen grants Link the "power of color". She asks if he wants red or blue.[3] If he chooses red, he will receive the Red Mail, which will increase his attack power. If he chooses blue, he will receive the Blue Mail, which gives him double defense power. Link can change his suit at any time by going back through the dungeon. However, he cannot go back to the green suit without using cheats.



  1. "Our colors are never the same! If I am red, he is blue! If he is red, I am blue! What color is my cloth? Red Blue" — Skeletal Guards, Link's Awakening DX.
  2. "The fairy queen is waiting for you." — Dion, Link's Awakening DX.
  3. "Welcome, Link . I admire you for coming this far. I will give you the power of color. If you want offense, choose red. If you want defense choose blue. Which power do you want? RED BLUE" — Fairy Queen, Link's Awakening DX.