The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch
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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Sep 20, 2019
9.07
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Excellent
11th of 5995

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About this game

Developer: Grezzo
Content Rating: Everyone

Summary

Originally released for the Game Boy system more than 25 years ago, one of the most beloved games in the Legend of Zelda series returns. In this modern re-imagining, players travel to the mysterious island of Koholint to guide Link on a perilous adventure.

Gamer Reviews

17831 Reviews
9.53
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Feb 2, 2021

The game is very enjoyable even if you played the original 1993 version on the GameBoy or 1998 remastered on the GameBoy color. The story and the world map are the same as in the original game there are no changes. When I was playing, it brought back good memories as I recognized the map, the characters, and the enemies. You have a new side quest in the game which is dungeon making with Dampé. I really enjoyed making some of the dungeons, it’s easy and it’s a good addition to the game as it replaces the photograph collecting quest from The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (1998). The remake has nice all-new graphics that are mesmerizing. It has a new and improved soundtrack too which is amazing as most of the Zelda games. It is not a long one, I would say less than 10 hours, but you can stretch it by playing here and there for a few hours at a time. I recommend this game for kids and fans.

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Jan 11, 2021

The legend of zelda link's awakening is a great zelda game he fells like a game that not too hard but not too easy too the only problem is that the game is super short

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Dec 8, 2020

Remasterd masterpice

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Critic Reviews

79 Reviews
8.60
Sam LoveridgeSep 19, 2019
This is old-school Zelda at its best and most strange, reimagined for a modern audience. For those looking for a more traditional Zelda experience on Switch, this is the dream, with its inventive dungeons and puzzles galore (although don't make me do any more horse head bouncing), set in a world that'll keep you exploring for days to come. Regardless of whether you're familiar with the game or are experiencing it for the first time, this is a sweet slumber you'll want to slip straight into.
Shaan JoshiSep 19, 2019
In many ways, playing through the remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is like coming home after a long trip abroad. Sure, the sights and sounds of an entirely new world do have their own allure, but nostalgia and familiarity are tough to ignore. Even if you haven’t had the chance to play through the original before, the intimate and casual feeling of Koholint Island offers a welcome change of pace from where the franchise (and genre) is heading. It may not be as innovative as its contemporaries, but it’s still every bit as entertaining.
Michael DamianiSep 20, 2019