Link's Awakening Heart Pieces

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Heart Piece #01

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Location: Mabe Village

Conditions: After obtaining the Sword.

Two screens west from Marin and Tarin's house, there are three bushes above a cliff leading to a Well. Cut down the middle bush and jump into the Well, which will take you to a small cave containing a Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #02

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Location: Mabe Village

Conditions: 10 rupees are required.

Located two screens north from Madam MeowMeow's house is a fishing pond. The fisherman will charge you 10 rupees to fish there. In the pond there are three small fish, and two larger ones. The big one that floats directly beneath where Link stands is the heaviest in the pond, and carries a Piece of Heart with it. Catching it almost always requires you to first catch the smaller fish swimming above the rest, rewarding you with 5 rupees. After that, cast your line and reel it in atop the water so that it doesn't sink and get taken by another fish, then let it sink down to the fish under the cliff.

Heart Piece #03

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Location: Koholint Prairie

Conditions: After obtaining Roc's Feather.

Exiting the Mysterious Woods to the east brings Link to a Piece of Heart surrounded by a ring of bottomless pits. Simply jump over one of the pits to grab the Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #04

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Location: Mysterious Woods

Conditions: After obtaining the Power Bracelet.

In the tunnel that leads to the area where you got the Toadstool, there are two skulls blocking the way to a Piece of Heart. Pick them up using the Power Bracelet, and cast them aside to get to it.

Heart Piece #05

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Location: Ukuku Prairie

Conditions: After obtaining Bombs and the Pegasus Boots.

In an area near some pits with a few Pincers hiding in them, you will notice a weak wall on the upper-left side of the screen. Bombing it reveals a cave with some green crystals which you must dash through using the Pegasus Boots and having your Sword equipped on the other button. There is a hidden weak spot in the wall on the eastern portion of the cave. Bombing it reveals a smaller section with a Piece of Heart in it.

Heart Piece #06

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Location: Yarna Desert

Conditions: After obtaining Bombs.

This area is found by either sinking into the quicksand where you fight Desert Lanmola, or by going one screen east of this area and bombing a wall in the north section. If you sink in the quicksand to get to the cave, bomb the northern wall in that room, which will reveal the section with the Piece of Heart. If you go through the bombable wall, just go left one screen to reach this same room.

Heart Piece #07

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Location: Cemetery

Conditions: After obtaining Roc's Feather.

There is an area which has four graves here. The bottom-right grave can be pushed upward to reveal a cave. Normally, you would have to use other items, such as the Hook Shot and Bombs to get to this Piece of Heart (at least that's apparently what the creators intended). However, really all you need to do is a diagonal jump from the area where you walk out of the stairs to the south-east platform, then jump to the area containing the Piece of Heart just above that. You can exit the same way you got there, or just fall down a hole and re-spawn back at the staircase.

Heart Piece #08

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Location: Tal Tal Heights

Conditions: After obtaining the Flippers.

Located three screens east of Level 4, Angler's Tunnel, is a cave. You need the Flippers to swim in the deep water to get there. Once you get inside the cave, go up a couple of strokes and dive to discover a Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #09

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Location: Kanalet Castle

Conditions: After obtaining the Flippers.

In the north-east section of Kanalet Castle's outer edges you will find a staircase leading into the water, and another staircase just ahead of it. Enter the water by way of this staircase, and go 3 screens left and 4 screens down. You will now be in the moat in front of some pits and a stairwell. Swim along the edge next to the hill where the pits are and dive down in front of the second pit. There, you will find another Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #10

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Location: Animal Village

Conditions: After obtaining Roc's Feather, the Bow, Bombs and the Hook Shot.

When entering Animal Village, go directly south to a blockade of bushes. Cut them down to clear the path which leads to Yarna Desert. When you reach the screen where the walrus is lying early in the game, take the path north, which leads to a weak spot in a wall. Bomb this spot to enter the cave.

Once inside, go one room left by jumping over the pit, then one room up. You will see a pit and a cracked rock at the other side. Go back to the first room, and bomb the north wall. Walk in, and you'll be on the other side of the fence that's in the room with the Piece of Heart. Throw a Bomb over the fence to blow up the rock. Go back to the other side. Then, use the Hook Shot to grab onto the solid rock behind it, pulling yourself across the pit. Walk up the steps to retrieve the Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #11

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Location: Tal Tal Heights

Conditions: After obtaining the Flippers, Hook Shot and Bombs.

Scale Tal Tal Heights until you eventually come to a staircase, which you will need the Flippers to swim to. Follow the path until you reach a house. Go left past the house and use the Hook Shot to get yourself across the broken bridge by grabbing onto the rocks. This will lead to a hill with a single bush. Cut it down and enter the cave, then bomb the southern indented wall. Go into the room and continue right one screen to discover the Piece of Heart.

Heart Piece #12

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Location: Turtle Rock

Conditions: After entering Turtle Rock.

The final Piece of Heart is in the last dungeon of the game: Turtle Rock. It is located in the upper-left section of the map, in an area that would seemingly be the left arm of the turtle (as the map does resemble a turtle's body). Simply climb the staircase in this room to go outside of the dungeon to reach a section of Tal Tal Mountain Range where the Piece of Heart will be found.