Level 5 (Second Quest)
Level 5 is the fifth dungeon in the Second Quest of The Legend of Zelda. This dungeon hides the fifth Triforce Shard of the Triforce of Wisdom. Its location is in the same location as Level 4: The Snake in the First Quest. In order to get to this dungeon, Link must head, from the Starting Screen, one screen north, two screens west, one screen north, and finally use the Raft on the edge of the water area, which takes Link to a small island, where the entrance to Level 5 lies. Level 5 has two mini-bosses, a Blue Gohma and Manhandla. The Boss of this dungeon is once again Gleeok, only this time he has three heads instead of just two. Once Link has defeated Gleeok, he can collect the fifth Triforce Shard.
This dungeon's layout is shaped to form the letter "Z". When re-ordered, the layouts of the first five dungeons will spell "ZELDA".
After going through about half of the quest, Link can finally find the Bow in this dungeon. The Bow is found in a side-scrolling area that is found, from the entrance, one room up, one room left, one room down, down the staircase and up the other side, one room right, one room down, and finally down the staircase. The Bow can be used in conjunction with the Arrow to shoot projectiles at enemies. Each arrow used costs Link one Rupee, so if he is out of Rupees, he cannot use the Bow.
Below is a list of all the enemies in the dungeon.
- Main article: Gohma (The Legend of Zelda)
Gohma's first appearance in the Second Quest is in this dungeon, in its upgraded blue form. Link will have to run past it at first to access the room with the Bow, the only weapon that can harm Gohma. Link then can shoot it three times when its eye is open to defeat it and receive a Small Key as his prize.
- Main article: Gleeok (The Legend of Zelda)
Gleeok returns as the boss of Level 5, this time as a three-headed dragon that guards the door that leads to the fifth Triforce Shard. The battle is exactly the same as the last battle, the main difference being there is an extra head on this version. After defeating Gleeok, Link can pick up another Heart Container and immediately access the room that contains the Triforce Shard.
Compass & Dungeon Map
The Compass and Dungeon Map both reappear in this dungeon.
The Compass is used by Link to display the location of the Triforce Shard that is hidden in the dungeon via a blinking spot on the map. This basically leads Link right to his destination, which is of course the Triforce Shard. The Compass is being guarded by five Zols, and does not appear until Link has defeated all five of these Zols. This particular room is found one room up, two rooms left, two rooms up, and one room right from the entrance to the dungeon.
The Dungeon Map, once obtained, shows Link the entire layout of the dungeon. This allows Link to find and search through all unexplored rooms, causing him to uncover some secrets that he may have not found. The room where the map is can be found by going one room up and two rooms left from the entrance. Defeat all of the enemies to cause the Map to appear in the middle of the room.
Keys & Locked Doors
There are multiple Small Keys and Locked Doors found throughout Level 5. There are three total Small Keys available to be collected in this dungeon; however, one of them is not obtainable until Link acquires the Stepladder in Level 6. There are only two Locked Doors found throughout the dungeon, but all of them must be opened to complete the dungeon.