Review: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

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Relive the Nintendo classic released in 1993: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Find the island of Koholint in this classic ressucité and acclaimed by fans of the series on the HD version of the Nintendo Switch.

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Developed by: Nintendo
Published by: Nintendo
Available on: Nintendo Switch

Type of game: Adventure action
Average time of one game: 1 hour

Estimate of the total duration of the game:
10-12 hours to do the main quest.

Topics: Fights, adventures, history

Business model: Just need to buy the game once.

Number of players:
1 player

Available in physical format on cartridge (on Nintendo Switch) or digital (download)

To buy the game digitally on Nintendo Switch click here. Your purchase supports Shared Screen.

Possible configurations of the Nintendo Switch:

Nintendo Switch Handheld modeNintendo Switch Tabletop modeNintendo Switch TV Mode
Players3+ 7+ 12+16+18+
This is a very good game for young people with varying levels of difficulty.
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The game unlocks different modes once completed. It can play very well and is a lot of fun to do again.

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Although the game seems simple and easy, some less experienced players may find the various puzzles and levels difficult to cross.

Violence, fear, nudity?
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The violence in this game is fantastic, and there are no themes that are likely to frighten or startle the player.

Level of language used
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Enough developed. Suitable for children from the end of primary school, or secondary or more.

Positive message
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The game takes up the classic released in 1993 and adapts it with the current graphics. The game beaded to the children to discover a game that had been hugely successful when it was released. It also allows nostalgics to rediscover their childhood.

Minimum reading level required
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Asked to read for a few years.

Additional costs ?
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There are no confirmed extensions for this game.

Minimum level of execution on the controller required
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Very easy. Just menus to browse. No reflex required.

Principle of the game

Relive the classic adventure released in 1993. You play as Link, who tries to unravel the mysteries of the island of Koholint, to which he arrived in a stormy sequel. Gather the various instruments to wake up the sleeping whale and get ready for a new adventure redefined by today’s graphics.

Local game modes

There is the only mode used to browse the story, but there is also another mode that can be played.

There is a mode that can be created from those you visited earlier in the game. In order to unlock this, you have to complete the quest given by Dampé in his hut. This part of the game is fun for people who are rather creative and looking to encounter more difficulties in the game. By purchasing amiibo, you can unlock more options for dungeon fashion and it is also usable in story mode.

Online gaming modes

There is no online game mode, but it is possible to share the dungeons that were made by the amiibos.


This game breathes new life into the classic. It retains its former splendour and breathes new life into it to allow all new players to fully enjoy this adventure. I recommend it to anyone who wants to relive the classic or introduce it to their children.

More information about the game: Official page of the game on the Nintendo website


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