When Link first meets Richard, he claims that he used to live in Kanalet Castle, but his servants went berserk and he fled to his villa. He asks Link to collect the five Golden Leaves that he left behind there. After doing so, Richard will let Link through a secret passage in his house to acquire the key to Key Cavern.
The Kanalet Castle gate is originally closed, so in order to access the castle Link must give Kiki the Monkey some Bananas, which are part of the Trading Sequence. Kiki then calls other monkeys to create a bridge that allows Link to enter the castle through an underground passage.
In the DX version of the game, Link can take a photograph outside of Kanalet Castle. If he walks up to the gate, he will be greeted by the Photographer, who is interested in taking a picture of the old castle.. Richard then joins him and says he believes that their courage in retrieving the Golden Leaves deserves a photo. This photograph is unavailable after Link opens the castle gate by pressing a switch inside.
There are very few enemies in Kanalet Castle. However, it is notable as hosting the only Mad Bomber in the game, who guards one of the Golden Leaves.
Ball and Chain Soldier (Mini-Boss)
- ↑ 1.1 1.2 "Salutations! You wouldn't know by the look of me, but I used to live in the castle! My servants went berserk and I was forced to flee to my villa... So, you want the key to Ukuku Prairie, do you? I may be able to help you... Let's make... a deal, shall we? I want you to retrieve the Golden Leaf I left behind in the castle when I fled... Okay No Way" — Richard, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ "Smashing! To tell you the truth, there are five leaves, and I want them all! Oh, you'll need to do some dig- ging, so buy a shovel! Are you off, then? Good luck!" — Richard, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ "Ahh! Tres Bien! I see you have recovered all of the leaves! Now, move this box and you will find your reward!" — Richard, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ "! ! Oooh! Oooh! Give to Kiki!? Yes No!" — Kiki, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ " ! ! Oooh! Ooh! Kiki! Monkees! Come! Repay him! Kiki!" — Kiki, Link's Awakening.
- ↑ "Hi, Link . You know I love to take pictures. Wouldn't this old castle make a great photo?" — Photographer, Link's Awakening DX.
- ↑ "Nothing yet?! I grow tired of waiting. I want those Golden Leaves delivered soon! Courage like this deserves a photo, don't you think?" — Richard, Link's Awakening DX.
- ↑ "Go ahead and take a picture of me. Any angle you like!" — Richard, Link's Awakening DX.