The Mountain Path

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The Mountain Path is second stage of Death Mountain in Four Swords Adventures. It contains many caves and ladders to climb toward Death Mountain's peak and ultimately reach the Tower of Flames. Several Gorons are also encountered along the way.


Movable House

Like Death Mountain Foothills, the Mountain Path features a movable house. Although it seems to be built on an empty lot, it blocks the entrance to a Goron's secret stash of oil jars, which is his most precious belonging.[1] The Goron continues to shake the house to try and move it, so the owner of the house puts down pegs to keep the building in place.[2] However, the Links can flatten the pegs using a Magic Hammer found inside the house and then move it to access the jars of oil. The owner of the house is very distressed by this, but the Goron is relieved that he can now move the house around.[3][4][5]

The New Road

The Links throwing jars to light the bombs

Within the level the Links encounter four big bombs with unlit fuses leading to them. A Goron within a nearby cave claims he set up these bombs to blast a new road, but he forgot to bring something to light them with.[6] By bringing jars of oil from a previous area, the Links can explode these bombs and create the new path.

Great Fairy Fountain

A hole leading to a Great Fairy Fountain can be found if the Links blow up the top left bomb on the screen with the new road. The Great Fairy will upgrade their current item.

The Hidden Goron

In one area, the Links will come across a locked door. A pair of Gorons nearby say that they are upset by another Goron who is apparently afraid of fire.[7] They also say that he must have buried himself and has the key.[8] By using the Magic Hammer on mounds nearby, the Links will find numerous Gorons hiding in the ground, including the one with a key.[9][10][11]




There are several items on this stage that can be used. The Links will also utilize jars of water and oil. When the Links throw these, they will put out fires or create fire respectively.[12][13]

Blue Bracelet

Outside of the movable house there are several Force Gems encased in stone. The Links can use the jars of oil in the cave behind the house to break the stone and make them collectible. By doing this in the southwest corner, the Links will find a hole which contains the Blue Bracelet.

Heart Container

An extra Heart Container can be found while searching for a Goron hiding in the ground. By charging up their Magic Hammer, the Links can see mounds in the ground. The westmost mound hides a Heart Container.

Force Fairy

An extra Force Fairy can be obtained by flattening the top left Mole in a circle inside of a cave.


The mini-boss of this stage consists of Shadow Links wielding Bombs. Sometimes the Shadow Links will escape into the two houses nearby or transform into a particular colored Link.


Main article: Helmaroc King
The Helmaroc King battle

The Helmaroc King has been bothering the Gorons of the region for a while.[14] Some of the Gorons claim its mask is very scary.[15] When the Links fight the bird, they can find a tablet that lays out a plan for the Gorons to knock the bird out of the sky using bombs. However, they have no plan beyond that.[16]

The Links can throw Bombs at the bird to ground it. It will then either land on the ground or become stuck in the walls of one of the nearby caves, allowing the Links to smash its mask with the Magic Hammer. Once the mask is gone, the Links can finish off the Helmaroc King using their swords.



  1. "Oh, not good! Someone built a house here while I was gone. That was fast! It's covering the hole I buried my most precious belonging in... If there were just some way to move that house aside..." — Goron, Four Swords Adventures.
  2. "H-Hey! Did you see one of those Gorons out front? I don't know what he's thinking, but he's been shaking my house like crazy! I planted stakes outside to hold my house in place, but that guy is stupid strong." — House Owner, Four Swords Adventures.
  3. "Gah! And I went to all that trouble to plant stakes so my house couldn't move! Sheesh! What kind of vicious grudge would make someone do this to me? This was an empty lot when I built my house, so why would anyone be mad at me?" — House Owner, Four Swords Adventures.
  4. "Whoa! Oh, whoa! That big ol' house just moved! Yeah, all those stakes stuck around the house were such a pain. But now that they're gone I can just push that house around all I want!" — Goron, Four Swords Adventures.
  5. "You found me! Good work! And I thought that was a pretty good hiding spot!" — Goron, Four Swords Adventures.
  6. "Hey, you! You don't have anything...flammable on you, do you? I set up a bomb to blow out the cliff so we could build a new road. Only problem is, I forgot to bring something to light the fuse with!" — Goron, Four Swords Adventures.
  7. "I can't even believe he's a Goron... It's just shameful! Fire doesn't bug us! Listen, brother! Go give that pitiful Goron a solid thumping! Knock some sense back into his rocky head!!" — Goron, Four Swords Adventures.
  8. "Darn it! Where'd he go! It's a disgrace! Since when is a Goron afraid of fire!? We've been looking for him everywhere. I bet he buried himself again. What are we going to do? He still has the key..." — Goron, Four Swords Adventures.
  9. "Hey! What was that for!? I was trying to hide!! You're a meanie!" — Goron, Four Swords Adventures.
  10. "Yaaaawwwnnn... I was sleeping so soundly... Let me be, will you?" — Goron, Four Swords Adventures.
  11. "What is it? Do you need something?" — Goron, Four Swords Adventures.
  12. "Oh, this is bad! This is very, very bad! Hey! You! C'mon, give me a hand. See that cave? There are water jars in there. Throw 'em and put out the fire." — Goron, Four Swords Adventures.
  13. "That pot's filled with a lot of oil, so be careful! If you accidentally break it... KABOOM! My dad says you're welcome to use it if you need to burn stuff." — Goron, Four Swords Adventures.
  14. "[sfx]Hoo hoo hoo! Link, there's a colossal bird wearing a mask living on Death Mountain! The giant beast appeared after Vaati stormed the mountain. The mountain's guardians of old--a tribe of Gorons--are troubled by the bird, too. I implore you, go and help the Gorons! They're counting on you, Link!" — Kaepora Gaebora, Four Swords Adventures.
  15. "There's been this weird bird up on top of Death Mountain a lot lately. It flies around the peak day after day. It's huge! And that mask it's wearing! I've never seen anything so scary! If you go ask my dad, I'm sure he'd crack that mask for you." — Goron, Four Swords Adventures.
  16. "-Secret Goron Plan for Crushing the Giant Bird- 1. Hit the bird with bombs and knock it out of the sky. 2. Think something up quick! (Because I have no clue what to do next!)" — Tablet, Four Swords Adventures.