The Adventure of Link Items
This is a list of items and abilities found in The Adventure of Link.
- Main article: Magical Sword
- Main article: Candle
Found in Parapa Palace, the Candle is the first item Link collects. It has one solitary, but important use: to make dark caves light and reveal the hazards within.
- Main article: Handy Glove
The Handy Glove, found in the Midoro Palace, gives Link the power to smash blocks inside of Palaces. Combined with Jump Thrust and Downward Thrust, Link can access items and passages that he otherwise would not be able to.
- Main article: Hammer
Found not in a Dungeon, but the depths of Death Mountain, the Hammer gives Link the ability to smash boulders, which not only creates shortcuts and opens new areas in Western Hyrule, but clears forests as well. This function becomes especially useful in uncovering the Hidden Town of Kasuto
- Main article: Raft
- Main article: Boots
The Boots allow Link to walk over certain bodies of water in Eastern Hyrule. They are found in the Maze Island Palace. Once acquired, the boots are used to travel over the sea to the east of Nabooru in order to reach the Palace on the Sea and the third Heart Container
- Main article: Flute
Beyond the secret passage of the Palace on the Sea, Link finds the Flute. This magical instrument can scare away the River Devil that blocks the path south of Nabooru and makes visible the Three-Eye Rock Palace at Three Eye Rock.
- Main article: Magic Key
Buried underground at the edge of The Hidden Town of Kasuto, the Magic Key allows Link to open any locked door within a palace. It is required to complete the Three-Eye Rock Palace, as no Small Keys are found there.
- Main article: Cross
- Main article: Shield Spell
- Main article: Jump Spell
- Main article: Life Spell
- Main article: Fairy Spell
Fairy transforms Link into a diminutive fairy that can fly over obstacles and through locked doors. Link is given the spell after acquiring the Water of Life from the Moruge Swamp to save a sick child in the Harbor Town of Mido
- Main article: Fire Spell
Fire allows Link to shoot fireballs from his Sword. It is the only way to damage Tektites and Basilisks. Link learns the spell in Nabooru after bringing Water to a Thirsty Lady. Link must possess a minimum of five Magic Containers in order to learn the spell.
- Main article: Reflect Spell
Reflect turns Wizards' magic against them. It also allows Link's Shield to block projectiles that it couldn't previously like an Acheman's fireball or a Lizalfos mace. Link is allowed to learn the spell from the Wise Man of the Mountain Town of Darunia after successfully rescuing a Kidnapped Child from Maze Island. Link must possess a minimum of six Magic Containers in order to learn the spell.
- Main article: Spell Spell
Spell turns most enemies into mostly harmless Bots. It also uncovers a secret in the Hidden Town of Kasuto. Link is awarded the spell after finding the Wise Man in Hidden Kasuto inside of his fireplace. Link must possess a minimum of seven Magic Containers in order to learn the spell.
- Main article: Thunder Spell
Thunder, the most potent and powerful magic, destroys most enemies instantly. Link must cast Thunder in order to force Thunderbird's weak point appear. Link is taught the final spell by the Wise Man of Kasuto after collecting all eight Magic Containers.
- Main article: Down Thrust
When Link jumps, pressing down will execute this technique, stabbing anything below, including blocks with the aid of the Handy Glove. Link learns Downward Thrust from a Hylian Knight in the Harbor Town of Mido who resides in the church.
- Main article: Jump Thrust
When Link is in midair, pressing up causes Link to stab upwards, damaging anything above. This attack will also break blocks just as Downward Thrust does. Link learns Jump Thrust from the Knight in Darunia.
- Main article: Heart Container
Link begins his quest with four Heart Containers and may double his lifeforce by finding an additional four. Townsfolk throughout Link's quest will offer clues that point him in the right direction to find them.
- Main article: Magic Container
Just as with Heart Containers, Link begins with four Magic Containers and can find four more scattered throughout Hyrule. Unlike the Heart Containers, which are not required but make Link's quest more survivable, Magic Containers must be collected or the Wise Men of Eastern Hyrule will refuse to teach spells to Link.
- Main article: Link Doll
A small number of dolls that resemble Link are scattered throughout Hyrule. When picked up, they give Link an extra life. Once they are collected and the game is saved, they will not respawn.
- Main article: Magic Jar
Each sixth enemy Link defeats drops a Magic Jar. Blue jars replenish one Magic Container while Red Magic Jars completely restore Link's magic power.
- Main article: Point Bag
Point Bags provide Link an instant boost to experience in 50, 100, 200, and 500 point increments. Minor enemies randomly drop 50 point bags instead of Blue Magic Jars while more powerful ones drop 200 point bags in lieu of Red Magic Jars. A limited number of Point Bags are also hidden throughout Hyrule.
- Main article: Small Key
Small Keys are found within Palaces and unlock doors that block Link's path. While Keys can be used in Palaces other than which they are found, doing so makes completing them difficult as unlike in The Legend of Zelda, there is not a surplus of keys.
- Main article: Trophy
- Main article: Mirror
Water of Life
- Main article: Water of Life
In order to cure a sick child in the Harbor Town of Mido, Link must recover the Water of Life from a cave in the Moruge Swamp. When Link returns with the medicine, the Sick Girl's Mother permits Link access to the Wise Man who teaches him the Fairy Spell.
- Main article: Water
- Main article: Kidnapped Child