Treasure Chest Game

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Throughout the series, Treasure Chest Games make their appearance in several games. They are completely optional to play, and are meant for the player's enjoyment.


A Link to the Past

Ocarina of Time

The Treasure Chest Game in Ocarina of Time, better known in-game as the Treasure Chest Contest, is featured in the Hyrule Market. It is only available at night, and only during the Child Link era. Link can enter the game for a measly ten rupees, at which point he will be given a Door Key and will proceed to the first room. The objective is to guess and choose a treasure chest in the hopes of obtaining another Door Key -- Link continues this process until he reaches the final room which hosts the ultimate prize; a Piece of Heart. Consecutive wins will gain Link 50 Rupees.

"They say that it is against the rules to use glasses at the Treasure Chest Shop in Hyrule Castle Town Market."

— Gossip Stone, Ocarina of Time

The above is a hint displayed by the third Gossip Stone located in the Temple of Time courtyard. It alludes to the Lens of Truth, which allow Link to see through the chests to snag an easy victory.

Majora's Mask

"Open the chest for something splendid! The thrill of surprise..."

— The sign outside the shop

The Treasure Chest Game in Majora's Mask is located in East Clock Town. It's open from 6 A.M to 10 P.M. Depending on what form Link takes, he can get so much as a discount for appearing rather attractive (Zora - Link only pays five rupees!) or have to pay a hefty price for seeming to be unattractive (Goron - Link has to pay a hefty thirty rupees!). The reward for the game varies upon which form Link takes, with it ranging from a small set of ten Deku Nuts in the Deku form to a grandiose Piece of Heart in the Goron form.

The objective in this peculiar rendition of the Treasure Chest game is to reach the treasure chest like always, however, this task is made especially difficult as the checkered floor rises at key moments, making the flooring much like a maze in structure. With only forty-five seconds to spare, Link has to make the most of his time to receive his reward.

Oracle Games

The Treasure Chest Game in Oracle of Ages is located in the basement of the Lynna City Shop. The same game can also be found in the basement of the Horon Village Shop within Oracle of Seasons. The game can be accessed in either Ages or Seasons only after Link buys every single item from the main shop.

The game is structured as so: the shopkeeper has two treasure chests, one being empty and the other containing a large, red rupee-like gem. If Link successfully guessed the chest that contains the gem three times, the Shopkeeper will ask Link is he'd like to keep the prize or continuing playing. This goes on until Link wins a fifth time, at which point he wins his prize -- a random Seed Ring.

Should Link continue playing the game, he will get progressively rarer rings upon completion.

Four Swords Adventures

The Minish Cap

The Treasure Chest Game in The Minish Cap is located in Hyrule Town. Link can pay the shop owner, Borlov, to choose between two chests in another room. Borlov tries to talk Link out of playing the game, in hopes that he will not have to gamble.