Young Link by Perfect Light

Version: 0.15 | Updated: 05/20/02 | Printable Version

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Copyright 2002, Perfect Light
All rights reserved
Version 0.15

   /\  /\  T A B L E  O F  C O N T E N T S

1)  Newsroom
2)  The Knight of Hyrule
3)  Young Link's Pros And Cons
4)  Basic Game Control Scheme
5)  Young Link's Moves
6)  Basic Young Link Tips
7)  Character Strategies
8)  Classic Mode Guide
9)  Adventure Mode Guide
10) Juggling And Edge-Guarding
11) Target Test
12) Home Run Contest
13) Young Link's Trophies
14) Readers' Strategies
15) Coming Soon...
16) Acknowledgments
17) Disclaimer
18) A Fond Farewell!

   /\  /\  1) N E W S R O O M

Third Version - Version 0.15
Completed: 5/20/02
Okay, since I updated my Mewtwo guide, I decided to stick the first 
Home-Run strategy I got for Young Link in this guide. I also added the 
last Trophy descriptions.

Second Version - Version 0.12
Completed: ?
Fixed some Mewtwo-related errors in the guide. I guess that's what I get 
for copying over my Mewtwo guide. Oh, well.

First Version - Version 0.1
Completed: February 3, 2002
I decided to model this after my hit Mewtwo guide. Basically, I copied 
most things and tweaked it to fit Young Link. I know it will be boring 
to read the EXACT (well, not completely) same thing as my Mewtwo guide, 
but I guess that's life. If you HAVEN'T read my Mewtwo guide, this will 
be a real treat!

Also, once I finish all the Level Maps in my Mewtwo Guide, I'll add them 

   /\  /\  2) T H E  K N I G H T  O F  H Y R U L E

A long time ago...

Before life began, before the world had form, three golden goddesses 
descended upon the chaotic land of Hyrule. They were Din, the goddess of 
power, Nayru, the goddess of wisdom, and Farore, the goddess of courage.

Din, with her strong flaming arms, cultivated the land to create the 
Earth. Nayru poured her wisdom onto the Earth to give the spirit of law 
to the world. Farore's rich soul created all life forms who would uphold 
the law.

These three great goddesses returned to the heavens, leaving behind the 
golden sacred Triforce. Since then, the Triforce has become the basis 
for Hyrule's providence. Where the Triforce stood became sacred land.

In the vast, deep forest of Hyrule, the Great Deku Tree served as the 
guardian spirit. The children of the forest, the Kokiri, lived with the 
Great Deku Tree. Each Kokiri has his or her own guardian fairy, except 
one. His name was Link.

   /\  /\  3) L I N K ' S  P R O S  A N D  C O N S


- Young Link has excellent long-range power. His Boomerang and Fire 
Arrow make him able to hit players with no projectiles from safety, 
without risk of being damaged.

- Young Link's third jump catches multiple players and deals lots of 

- Young Link actually uses his Hookshot to save himself in the game. 
When falling near a ledge (say you just missed it), press Z. Link will 
fire out his Hookshot, and snag the ledge! (Link and Samus can do this, 
too.) Press Z again to flip up.

- Because Young Link has a shield, Sheik's needles bounce right off, 
vibrating as they do!


- Although Young Link's jump has potential, it still does not propel him 
him as high as I'd like it to.

- Young Link lacks speed. His attacks are slow to execute, leaving him 
open to faster characters, say Sheik.

- The Bomb can hurt you, which is annoying. And, it takes a while to 
pull out, so lots of times, before you have a chance to throw it, your 
enemy is breathing down your neck, and you have to dispose of it 
quickly, usually blowing yourself up, too.

- While the Hookshot can save you, it can also hurt you. If you try to 
grab, but miss, you're pen to a pounding for a few precious seconds.

- Young Link's sword has pathetic reach, and Link's is much more 
powerful. 'Nuff said!

   /\  /\  4) B A S I C  C O N T R O L  S C H E M E


First of all, we'll begin with controls. The basic ones. Here is my 
controller for your viweing pleasure!

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I hope you like my controller. Now that you know where everything is, I 
can list the basic controls!

A Button: Basic Attack, pick up items

B Button: Special Attack

C-Stick: N/A

Control Stick: move character, Up to jump

D-Pad: Up is Taunt

L Shoulder Button: Shield

R Shoulder Button: Shield

X Button: Alternate jump

Y Button: Alternate jump

Z Trigger: Drop item, grab nearby enemy


Control Stick + R: Roll right

Control Stick + L: Roll left

R or L + Down on Control Stick: Dodge

Z + Direction on Control Stick: Throw any throwable item you have


A Button: Accept

B Button: Back

C-Stick: Wobble some screens, change backgrounds in Trophy Gallery

Control Stick: naviagte menu options

D-Pad: N/A

L Shoulder Button: scroll left at Trophy screen

R Shoulder Button: scroll right at Trophy screen

X Button: Change colors at Character select screen

Y Button: Change colors at Character select screen

Z Trigger: N/A


Coins: This is what you use in the Lottery to get Trophies. You can get 
them many different ways. Some ways are: earning them in Coin mode, 
using Smash Attacks, etc.

Crowd: The crowd is very cool. They chant your name if you're a killing 
machine. If you come back from a big fall, they gasp.

Dodge: By dodging, you avoid attacks by leaning. That way, before the 
other player can retaliate, you can roll behind them and score a hit.

Grab: Grab someone to hold them still. This opens up combo options.

Juggling: This strategy is very useful. It involves knocking the 
opponent into the air repeatedly, then smashing them away when they come 
back down.

KO: It means knockout. This means you knocked your opponent out of the 

Meteor Attack: This is a very powerful attack, used to enhance smash 
attacks' power. Look in the "Falco's Moves" section to see how to do 

Roll: An effective technique is to roll if you're about to be attacked. 
Then, you can retaliate withyour own attack. Also, roll behind an attack 
opponent to surprise them. They are then open to attacks from behind!

Self-Destruct: This is just a fancy way of saying you died!

Shield: What you use to defend yourself. It diminshes after a time.

Smash Attack: A smash attack is using forward-A to deliver a powerful 
blow. A smash attack is not necessarily powerful, just hard-hitting.

Stage: The stage is the term that displayes what you are playing on. 
There are 11 secret stages in the game, so keep looking if you don't 
have them all!

Throw: If you grab someone, use the control stick to throw him or her.

   /\  /\  5) Y O U N G  L I N K ' S  M O V E S

Before we start, there are a few things you MUST know.

To perform a strong attack, tilt the control stick in the direction you 
want, without making your character move. Now, hit A to make the 
character perform a strong attack.

Most people do smash attacks wrong. It gets its name from the game and 
what you do to the control stick. SMASH the control stick in the 
direction needed, then MASH A to perform a smash attack!

Although I did not list Meteor attacks in the Move List, it's good to 
know how to do one. When using A to do Smash attacks, if you hold A and 
the direction, your character will blink and charge up to move. When you 
release A or you get to full power, your charcater will release the 
attack, making it much more powerful than before!

>(button) = control stick right and button, strong attack
/\(button = control stick up and button, strong attack
\/(button) = control stick down and button, strong attack

>>(button) = control stick right and button, smash attack
//\\(button) = control stick up and button, smash attack
\\//(button) = control stick down and button, smash attack

Slash                A                   3
Counter Slash      A, A                3, 2
Triple Stab Combo A, A, A             3, 2, 5
Illusion Sword   A, A, A...         3, 4, 5, 1...
Sword Chop          >A                  11
Half-Moon Swipe    /\A                   8
Grass Cutter       \/A                  10
Slice              >>A                Up to 13
Triple Sword Swipe //\\A              Up to 15
Sword Sweep        \\//A              Up to 17
Drink Lon Lon Milk D-Up                  -

Kick                A                   12
Spinning Sword     >A                   12
Double Kick        <A                  7, 6
Stab Up           /\A                   15
Sword Plant       \/A                   17

Running Hack        A                   10

Hilt Strike          A                   3
Hylian Kick          >                   6
Reverse Hylian Kick  <                   6
Sword Launch        /\                   6
Flying Elbow        \/                   6

Fire Arrow*         B                Up to 15
Boomerang          >B                    7
Helicopter Blade  /\B                   13
Bomb (A to throw) \/B                   11

Hookshot Save**     Z           can latch onto ledges
Wall Jump***  Control Stick allows you to bounce off ledges

* hold to adjust height

** must be in mid-air and close to ledge

*** Jump onto a wall. When you touch it, tap the Control Stick in the 
opposite direction. If you keep doing it, you can wall jump a few times. 
Use this to complete Young Link's Target Test.

   /\  /\  6) B A S I C  L I N K  T I P S

These tips are ones that will help you in any situation. They are useful 
at all times of battle. If you have a situation you though of and want a 
way to avoid it, please E-Mail me your situation and I'll try to find a 
solution. Also, if you have a situation you would like to solve, please 
send it to me. I'll add it to the "Readers' Strategies" section if I 
like the question!


Peg 'Em From Afar:
Anytime a character is far from you, and no one else is near, fire your 
Fire Arrow at them. Keep firing until they come near you. One may not be 
that great, but if you do this all the time, it will rack up damage 
pretty quickly. It is also useful for annoying people.

Spin Off Your Troubles:
If you find yourself crowded into battle, execute the Helicopter Blade. 
It will clear things up and let you regroup, perhaps grab some health if 
you need it.

Keep Them At Bay:
As before, keep your opponents at bay with the arrows!

If someone is coming at you, throw a Boomerang. The player will 
definitely dodge it. Now, take out a bomb. As the Boomerang comes back, 
throw your Bomb. Can we say: double hitter?!

The Fire Arrow is a very useful edge-guarding tool. When someone tries 
to come back, launch a quick arrow. It will travel at a low arc and the 
fire will keep them from making it back.

Save Yourself:
Did you just miss the platform? Shoot out the Hookshot with Z! When/If 
you latch on, press Z again to pop up!

Don't Overuse Attacks:
This one goes to all characters. If you repeatedly use Helicopter Blade 
or Fire Arrow, human and Level 5 and over AI players alike catch on to 
you. Try to vary your moves and keep the battle interesting!

Know The Stage:
When you go into battle, don't just go into a part of the stage you 
don't know. If you go into a stage, you should be familiar with the 
stage. Try it out in Training Mode first, to get the ropes. That way, 
you'll never be surprised.

Don't Jump Into The Fray:
If some characters are over pummeling each other, LET THEM! This way, 
you conseve percentage, and you have time to rest. Stay alert, though, 
because they could sneak over while you rest!

More to come...

   /\  /\  7) C H A R A C T E R  S T R A T E G I E S

Here I will supply strategies in defeating every character in the game 
as Young Link. I thought I could supply pointers for each character to 
help out you newbies! ^_^


Mashing Mario: Mario's Tornado poses a bit of a problem. Since Young 
Link is a mediumweight, he gets hit and thrown pretty far at higher 
damages. If you're around 100%, try to use the Slice to rack up the 
damage, then come in hard with a Helicopter Blade.


Plucking Pikachu: Not a hard adversary, but not too easy. Pika's 
electric attacks do lots of damage, and Young Link is easily knocked. 
The best thing to do is to get away whenever Pikachu gets near. Once 
you're behind Pikachu, you're free to do as you please. I recommend a 
Grass Cutter, then a throw to soften him up.


Bashing Bowser: This heavyweight is a huge challenge for Young Link. 
Bowser can knock you silly if you're not very good. I recommend using 
the Reverse Kick to knock him good. Then, while he's down, come in with 
a swift Running Hack attack. Above all, stay away form his nashing 


Pummeling Peach: What a joke! This babe is so light, you can smack her 
around good! All you have to do is use the Bomb to get her damage high, 
but be wary of her Toad, then smash her away! Goodbye! Also, if she 
floats, use the Upward Stab attack to get her back down.


Yo-yoing Yoshi: A dinosaur with annoying power. His Egg Lay is annoying, 
so stay at bay and out of his reach. Use your Hookshot to get him, and 
if he tries to Egg Roll at you, run away. When he comes leaping back up, 
Bomb him into oblivian! Remember, never get near his tongue. Use the 
Hookshot to grab him from afar, and the Fire Arrows to peg him.


Deking Donkey Kong: This heavyweight is a huge challenge for Link. 
Donkey Kong can knock you silly if you're not very good. I recommend 
using the Reverse Kick to knock him good. Then, while he's down, come in 
with a swift Running Hack attack. Above all, stay away form his smashing 


Crushing Captain Falcon: This guy is so fast. Although he would beat you 
in a footrace, your attacks execute faster. His attacks pack a wallop, 
so stay away and use projectiles. If you stay away, you can blast him, 
and since the good Captain has no projectiles, you're free to pound him, 
then come in with quick attacks, rolling to dodge his Falcon Punch and 
Kick. I like to Bomb him for all he's worth!


Filleting Fox: Fox is also pretty fast. Make sure NOT to use your 
Boomerang or Fire Arrows, because humans and computers alike (yet more 
so humans than computers) bounce it back at you because it moves so 
slowly. Focus on those Kick attacks. Above all, refrain from your 
projectiles. If he DOES bounce an arrow or your Boomerang back, hop away 


Nuking Ness: A lightweight with power. Watch out for that PK Flash. 
Avoid the PK Flash and keep your distance and don't take risks unless 
necessary. When he tries to come back with his PK Thunder, intercept him 
with your shield, then bash him with a smash attack.


Incinerating the Ice Climbers: Seperate the two, kill Nana with Meteor 
attacks. Couldn't be any easier. Just watch for those hammers, and try 
to avoid the icings!


Kicking Kirby: Not too hard. Once he is at higher levels, though, he 
gets tougher. If he copies you, he'll use the Fire Arrow on you 
repeatedly. Try to rack up his damage with Bomb, keep your distance from 
that mouth (grabbing with the Hookshot), and then come in for a quick 


Supressing Samus: Samus is powerful when the opponent knows how to use 
her. She's very aerial, so try the Helicopter Blade or a meteor Kick to 
keep her down. Also, watch for her Charge Shot. If she powers it up, 
block it at the last second with your shield when its at full power. If 
you do it too early, she might break your shield.


Zapping Zelda: She's medium, but has finesse. If she strikes with her 
Din's Fire, use the shield to black her, then send a Bomb. Also, her 
Spark attacks are killers, so keep away. When she vanishes with Farore's 
Wind, use your Fire Arrow to surprise her.


Shredding Sheik: She's medium, but has finesse. If she strikes with her 
Needle Storm, your shield will block it, then send a Bomb. Also, her 
Chain attack is a killer, so keep away. When she teleports with Vanish, 
use your Fire Arrow to surprise her.


Lollying Link: His sword atacks are more powerful than yours, with a 
longer reach, so keep him guessing at your every move. Make sure you 
keep him on the ground. If he does launch into the air, use the Flip 
Kick to hit him, or get away. When he throws his Boomerang or fires an 
Arrow, use the shield to stop them.


Juggling Jigglypuff: The name says it all. Jiggly is very light, so try 
to get a good juggle going, then smack her away!


Destroying Dr. Mario: Dr. Mario's Tornado poses a bit of a problem. 
Since Young Link is a mediumweight, he gets hit and thrown pretty far at 
higher damages. If you're around 100%, try to use the Slice to rack up 
the damage, then come in hard with a Helicopter Blade.


Pounding Pichu: Pichu is the lightest character in the game, and 
therefore is kicked around easily. Use your Sword Launch on him to send 
him packing.


Frying Falco: Remember that Falco falls really fast. One of the best 
strategies against Falco is to get his percentage up with meteors, then 
hang on the ledge with the Hookshot to keep him from making it back. 
Falco is also pretty fast. Make sure NOT to use your Boomerang or Fire 
Arrows, because humans and computers alike (yet more so humans than 
computers) bounce it back at you because it moves so slowly. Focus on 
those Kick attacks. Above all, refrain from your projectiles. If he DOES 
bounce an arrow or your Boomerang back, hop away quickly!


Mangling Marth: Marth's Dolphin Slash is fast and hard to see coming. If 
you happen to see it, your shield is the answer. When he's on the 
ground, he's kind of slow. Keep this in mind and always be ready for his 
Shield Breaker.


Yawning at Young Link: Yes, beating yourself will prove to be a 
chalenge. His sword attacks need work, but his aerial attacks are very 
powerful. Make sure you keep him on the ground. If he does launch into 
the air, use the Bomb to hit him, or run away. When he throws his 
Boomerang or fires an Arrow, use the shield to stop them.


Grinding Ganondorf: This heavyweight is so slow, but his attacks are 
some of the most powerful in the game. However, Young Link's speed 
easily lets him get around Ganondorf and deliver some blows. When he 
begins to power up his Warlock Punch (he'll scream), roll behind him and 
deliver a full-powered Meteor attack. Although it does not send him 
flying very far, it does do lots of damage. Since Ganondorf's attacks 
are slow, Young Link can get in lots of hits with the aerial attacks.


Mutilating Mewtwo: If he has a charged Shadow Ball ready (smoke comes 
from his hand), make sure to be ready, with your finger hovering over R. 
If he flings his at you, block with your shield, then send a Fire Arrow. 
With any luck, it'll connect.


Licking Luigi: Luigi's Cyclone poses a bit of a problem. Since Young 
Link is a mediumweight, he gets hit and thrown pretty far at higher 
damages. If you're around 100%, try to use the Slice to rack up the 
damage, then come in hard with a Helicopter Blade.


Removing Roy: Roy is pretty fast, almost as fast as you. Watch out for 
his sword attacks, they are killers. If he fully charges his B attack, 
you're a goner. Try to use Boomerang to outwit him, then come in with an 
aerial forward-a attack.


Munching Mr. Game & Watch: This guy is a pushover, but not completely 
helpless. Just repeatedly smash and meteor him, but don't go into a 
pattern. Make sure not to use your Bow, or he'll catch it and create an 
oil slick if he gets three shots in. Or, he'll catch your shot and then 
cast it back at you. Bad. If he does, pound him. Good.

   /\  /\  8) C L A S S I C  M O D E  G U I D E

Not that hard early on, but not too easy in the later difficulties. 
Since battles are random, I will just provide a description of each type 
of level. If you are stuck on something in particular, and you can't 
find out about it here, please let me know. Tell me the situation and 
I'll try my best to help!

I even made a map, being the nice person that I am!

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|  N  |/    \|  B  |/    \|  G  |/    \|  N  |/    \|  B  |/    \|BOSS| 
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N = Normal Melee
T = Team Melee
G = Giant Melee
M = Multi-Man Melee
B = Bonus Stage
MM = Metal Melee
BOSS = Boss Level


Normal Melee: A battle in this type of level pits you against one
              opponent in a level. You have many more lives than your
              opponent, so this one should be pretty easy.

Team Melee: A random AI-controlled teammate joins you in a battle
            against another team. Try to focus on one player and let
            the AI take the other one, as this will avoid confusion.

Giant Melee: One of the most fun levels is a Giant Melee battle. One
             random AI player is super-sized! You are teamed with two
             AI players to battle this foe. Try to use Young Link's
             speed, and get behind the big one, as the big one is VERY
             slow. Bear in mind, however, that the giant's moves are
             very powerful if they connect.

Multi-Man Melee: You will face 15 of any character. As you can probably
                 guess, the lighter characters are easiest. Just keep
                 moving, and try to use powerful attacks. Remember
                 though that the multiples are easily defeated in the
                 easier modes.

Bonus Stage: There are no opponents to speak of here. This is where you
             can earn points or trophies. There are three different
             bonus levels:

             Break The Targets
             You are set loose on a small area. Targets are all over.
             Use any means necessary to break them all. If you can do
             it within the allotted time, you get the points. To get a
             walkthrough of Young Link's Target Test, please see the
             "Target Test" section.

             Snag Trophies
             Three trophies come down, and you have to smack them into
             the center platform before they hit the ground. If you
             complete Classic Mode successfuly, they are yours!

             Race To The Finish
             Run as fast as you can to the end. Keep going to get coins
             until you run out of time. Then, enter the nearest door,
             BEFORE TIME RUNS OUT. Give yourself five to seven seconds
             of leisure to find a door after you've got a fair amount
             of coins. Also, snag any trophies you see, but don't go
             out of your way if time is short!

Metal Melee: Dropped into the Metal Cavern, you must fight a
             permanently metal character. The character won't go far
             when hit, and won't move slow, like you would think.
             However, the character falls EXTREMELY fast! So, try to
             knock the character off the edge by building up its
             percentage with throws and meteor attacks.

Boss Level: The final boss! The showdown of the century! Here,
            you'll have to face the Master Hand. Depending on the
            difficulty, he'll have a different amount of HP. Use your
            Helicopter Blade and aerial attacks to wear him down. Then
            strike with a strong smash move. If you defeat him in a
            certain amount of time on Normal or higher difficulty,
            you'll fight the Master Hand's twin, Crazy Hand! Crazy Hand
            is a left hand, and he is a bit more powerful, yet just as

CONGRATS!!! The Young Link Classic Trophy is yours!

   /\  /\  9) A D V E N T U R E  M O D E  G U I D E

| Stage 1: Mushroom Kingdom |
| Time to Finsh: 7 minutes  |

Stage 1-1: Super Mario Brothers Melee
Koopa Paratroopas
Yoshi (x15)

Start out by hopping off the green tube. Keep walking right and hop over 
the small brick wall. Jump over the large wall and kill the enemies you 
come across. Once you reach the docks, be careful, falling into the 
water counts as a KO. Once you reach a huge cliff, you'll have to leap 
up. When you get to the top, Yoshis will drop down and you'll have to KO 
them all. They're lightweights, so a Smash attack KO's them. Also, while 
battling, don't drop off the edge, that counts as a KO. Once you have 
defeated the Yoshis, keep going right and destroy the Koopa Paratroopas. 
When you reach the long green tube with Goombas on it, you'll usually 
find a Trophy. Keep going until you come to the Flagpole!

Stage 1-2: Mario and Peach Battle

This place is simple, and you can clear it very easily. Just use Meteor 
attacks until they are defeated. Try to get all the items around. If 
you're having trouble, refer to the "Character Strategies" section for 
help on defeating Peach and Mario.

| Stage 2: DK Island        |
| Time to Finish: 4 minutes |

Stage 2-1: Mini-DK Battle
Two tiny Donkey Kongs

It wouldn't seem like the two guys would be much of a problem. They 
inflict small amounts of damage, but with two of them, that damage adds 
up! Try to come in fast with Meteor attacks. Use some Bombs, also, to 
add damage.

Stage 2-2: Giant DK Battle
Giant Donkey Kong

This guy isn't too tough. In Jungle Japes, he usually hangs around the 
awning of the house, so use a charges Up-A attack to get him. When he 
comes back down, Triple Sword Swipe works well to begin a juggle.

| Stage 3: Hyrule           |
| Time to Finish: 7 minutes |

Stage 3-1: Underground Maze
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Link (x5)

Man...with Young Link, this looks like a Zelda game! When you are first 
dropped in, run forward until you come to the large chamber. In this 
chamber are ReDeads, and they'll come racing towards you if they spot 
you. If they catch you, wiggle the Control Stick to escape. To escape 
this maze, you must find the Triforce. Easier said than done. A few 
quick Bomb blasts to handle the ReDeads and other enemies. Enter the 
rooms around the center area. If you find a Master Sword, you'll have to 
face Link. If you see the Triforce, you complete the stage!

Stage 3-2: Zelda Battle

A quick battle and you're off! Use the Sword Plant a few times with 
meteors to kill her. When she goes Sheik on you, keep your front to her 
(to block Needle Storms). Bombs works best.

| Stage 4: Brinstar         |
| Time to Finish: 4 minutes |

Stage 4-1: Samus Battle

You must defeat Samus on Brinstar. I recommend the Stab Up. Try to 
bounce her shots back at her and throws work well, also. When the acid 
rises, knock her into it. Try to break platforms free and create the gap 
in the center if you have time, just to make it harder for her.
( W A R N I N G ! )

Stage 4-2: Escape Brinstar
Maybe the exploding planet and the clock!

OK, the planet is going to explode. You have a limited time to escape. 
Jump form platform to platform to get back to your ship! If you see a 
Trophy, snag it, but don't go out of your way if you're struggling 
(which you should be). After you escape, you take the ship to Pop Star!

| Stage 5: Dream Land       |
| Time to Finish: 4 minutes |

Stage 5-1: Kirby Battle

This battle is a one-on-one match with Kirby. Use the Triple Sword Slice 
or Reverse Hylian Kick a few times, powered up, to send the puffball 

Stage 5-2: Kirby Team
Copy-Moved Kirbies (x15)

Fight and defeat the lightweight Kirbys that come to help the regular 
Kirby. All the Kirbys are dressed to look like any charcaters you have 
unlocked. A smash attack will kill them, so use the Sword Slice or the 
Triple Sword Swipe.

Stage 5-3: Giant Kirby Battle
Giant Kirby

If you defeated the other lightweight Kirbys in under thirty seconds, 
you are treated to another battle. Defeating this guy earns you 10,000 
extra points, so it's worth a try!

| Stage 6: Lylat System     |
| Time to Finish: 4 minutes |

Stage 6-1: Fox Battle

This is just a simple one-on-one fight with Fox on the Corneria level. 
It sounds simple, and it is. Ram Fox over and over with the Running Hack 
to kill him.

Stage 6-2: Reinforcments Have Arrived
Fox or Falco
The other Star Fox members in Arwings

If you've unlocked Falco, he might appear to take Fox's place, but 
sometimes Fox just comes to do it himself. If it's Falco, use his 
attacks against him as stated in the "Character Strategies" section.

| Stage 7: Pokemon Stadium  |
| Time to Finish: 4 minutes |

Random playable pokemon (Pikachu, Pichu, Jigglypuff, or Mewtwo, x15)

This isn't too hard. You battle on the Pokemon Stadium level, and the 
pokemon are lightweight, so a quick smash attack will finish them off!

| Stage 8: F-Zero X Grand Prix |
| Time to Finish: 4 minutes    |

Stage 8-1: Fot Race
The F-Zero X races that might accidently mow you down

You now find yourself plopped onto Mute City. But you soon find out that 
a race is going on! Better run to the end and avoid the cars along the 
way! While running , you'll notice pink platforms floating above you. 
These aren't just decor. When you see a symbol like
this appear: \ ! / you'd better hop onto a platform quickly. As Young 
Link, you're  \_/ a pretty fast character with running speed. I suggest 
stopping on every other platform, every one if you want to play it safe, 
or every third if you're willing to risk it. When the racers come 
screaming by at just under the speed of sound, leap up and catch your 
breath. When you come to the gap with two platforms on it, go onto the 
higher one so the racers fly right over you, and then continue on! The 
track isn't long, and you should make it.

Stage 8-2: Captain Falcon Battle
Captain Falcon

You fight at Mute City, and the great captain now wants a piece of you. 
Try to jump over him and smack him away with the Sword Plant to get him. 
Stay near the middle of the platform and when it stops, don't step on 
the actual track! Once you beat Falcon, you'll move on!

| Stage 9: Onett            |
| Time to Finish: 4 minutes |

Three Nesses

The Nesses don't pound on you much unless you're on Hard or over. Beat 
them with your Sword Slice and try to use the Spinning Sword to weaken 
them. The Sword Plant works well, so try to get above them. The Nesses 
are very aerial, so try to keep them on the ground with Helicopter 
Blade. If they unleash the PK Fire or PK Thunder, your shield is your 
ticket out.

| Stage 10: Icicle Mountain |
| Time to Finish: 4 minutes |

Polar Bears
Ice Climbers (x2)

When you begin, you'll notice little round white balls of fur as you 
start your descent. Those are Topis. Once smash hit takes care of them. 
The big bears with shorts and sun glasses are Polar Bears. They take a 
few hits to eliminate, but you get a few points for doing it. Once you 
get higher, the stage goes faster and faster. Once the stage begins to 
repeat, the Topis and Polar Bears disappear, and two pairs of Ice 
Climbers arrive. Eliminate them both with your throws to move on! Also, 
don't get left behind, because the stage will keep moving!

| Stage 11: Battlefield     |
| Time to Finish: 4 minutes |

Stage 11-1: Wire Frame Team Battle
Male Wireframes
Female Wireframes

There are males and females. The males come at you and the females 
usually stay put and hold their grounds. The wireframes are like the old 
polygons, but they are clear, and have primitive organs help together by 
wire frames. One smash hit KOs them, so keep using the smashers!

Stage 12-1: Metal Mario Bros. Battle
Metal Mario Brothers

These two drop in from above! You must defeat Mario and Luigi to win. 
(If you don't have Luigi yet, you only face Mario). Keep using your 
Meteor attacks, and the Hookshot. Your best bet is to use their weight 
against them. The Fire Arrow will help you edge-guard, which is the 
easiest way to defeat a Metal character.

| Stage 12: Final Destination |
| Time to Finish: 4 minutes   |

Stage 12-1: Bowser Battle

In this final battle of wits, you must face Bowser! Use your Fire Arrows 
to weaken him, then come in with a meteor attack to send him sky high!!

Stage 12-2: Giga Bowser
Giga Bowser

If you beat Adventure Mode at Normal difficulty or higher, without 
continuing, Giga Bowser appears. Giga Bowser is a monsterous version of 
Bowser. He has longer hair, two huge spikes on his head, and a bigger 
shell with larger spikes. Defeat him to get the Giga Bowser trophy!

CONGRATS!!! The Young Link Adventure Trophy is yours!

   /\  /\  10) J U G G L I N G  A N D  E D G E - G U A R D I N G

In this section, not only will I include Juggling and Edge-Guarding, I 
will also supply Spiking. Many of you may not be familiar with spiking, 
so I have a definition, courtesy of

"Spiking - this is one of the best techniques and a must for you to 
learn. Spiking takes tremendous timing. When you hit your opponent off 
the arena, jump over them and when they are still off the arena hit A + 
Down. If you time it right they will go straight down and die. It is 
only effective if you do it where there is no land below you. Samus is a 
good character to start learning this technique because of her jump. The 
easiest targets to spike are floaters, such as Kirby and Jigglypuff."

Spiking isn't that hard, and once you get the hang of it, you'll get 

Suicide Spiking - if your percentage is really high, there are some 
suicide spikes you can do. Kirby is the only one with THE suicide spike! 
Donkey Kong also has one. To do a suicide spike, you spike someone and 
then you die in the process. They don't necessarily use Down + A, but 
they have the same effect.

Young has a suicide spike that might not be so suicidal. When the 
opponent comes back, pull out a bomb. As they reach the edge, jump over 
and let yourself fall into the player. You might be able to make it 


Edge Guarding - the prevental of letting another opponent back onto the 
stage/main platform.

This tactic is hard and easy at the same time. If the opponent you're 
trying to keep off is very skilled, you will have a tough time unless 
you're equally as skilled. When edge guarding, it is best to do it to 
someone less or equal in skill level to you.

To edge guard, stand next to the edge of the main platfrorm, facing the 
direction of the opponent you are trying to guard. If he comes in low, 
be prepared to spike him or hit him when he gets back up. The Fire 
Arrows work wonders.

If he comes in in the air, jump up and use an air attack on him (i.e. 
the Spinning Sword).

The Home Run Bat, the Hammer, the Beam Sword, the Ray Gun, the Pokeball, 
and the Bob-Omb are the best items to have to aid you in edge guarding. 
I would say the overall best is the Bob-Omb or the Pokeball.

Remember, if you are edge guarding, to not become to arrogant and lose 
concentration. Your opponent could attack you back, or another opponent 
could come up behind you and smack you off. Just be careful!

TIP!: Use some of your character's special moves to help you. More than 
items are helpful here.


Juggling - this is exactly what it sounds like. When you juggle, you use 
your up-A move (but not all the time) to keep your opponent in the air. 
The idea is to rack up damage and then smack them off when they come 
down at a high percentage.

When an opponent comes down, and you want the kill (which you always 
should), get under the opponent and repeatedly use your Up-A attack as 
they come down. Once the damage is high enough, use any powerful atack 
to send them flying!

If you don't feel like bashing your opponent into oblivian, the Juggle 
Kill is recommended. I made this up myself (although I bet other people 
have the same idea), and the idea is to kill your opponent through 
juggling by knocking them up so high that they fly off the screen. 
Remember though that the higher percentage they have, the higher they 
go, and the more outside things can get in your way. Overall, though, it 
is a good technique if you can perform it well.

Warning, be weary of other players, as they might attack you while 
you're juggling.

Also bear in mind that some characters have moves that will help them 
break a juggle, so you must try to counter them. For example, Captain 
Falcon does a Falcon Dive to escape the juggle you have him locked in. 
Get ready, and move underneath him. Watch his movements and you'll be 
able to nail him when he comes down.

Remember that if you are caught in a juggle, use the Helicopter Spin or 
Bomb to escape! When breaking a juggle, try to get to a platform, not 
just away.

Also remember that players can escape. Certain moves slow descent, and 
if you get your timing off, the juggle can be wrecked!

   /\  /\  11) T A R G E T  T E S T

This is just a quick guide to Young Link's Target Test. It displays the 
targets in the order that you should hit them to achieve maximum time.

Quick Move Reminder:
Fire Bow = B
Boomerang = >B
Helicopter Blade = /\B
Bomb = \/B
Wall Jump = Control Stick in opposite direction of wall while touching 

To begin with, notice the trap you're in. No way out, for a normal 
player. But you can wall jump! First of all, jump up and do a Helicopter 
Blade to nail the first target (Target 1). Now, wall jump up out of the 
trap. Drop off the right edge. When you reach the platform, notice the 
gap. Leap down and you'll land on a block. Hit the target (Target 2). 
Hop up and out and jump to the arrows. Look right. You'll see two 
Flipers with a Target between them. Ready the Fire Arrow, and release at 
full power (Target 3). The wooden platform is your next stop. Jump up to 
the platform, and hit the target on it (Target 4) and the one moving 
beside it (Target 5). Halfway there! Turn right, to find a sneaky Target 
behind a moving barricade. When the wall is at its highest, jump over to 
it with the Helicopter Blade and nail the Target (Target 6). Jump to the 
right, off the platform. Double jump up to the ledge to hit the Target 
(Target 7). Return to the platform you began on, and head left. When you 
reach a box with a Target inside, throw your Boomerang left. Quickly 
jump the the wooden platform. When your Boomerang comes back, it should 
travel through the box and take the Target with it (Target 8). Two to 
go! Hop back onto the box, and jump left. Continue past the place you 
first started and you'll come to a platform. Pull out a Bomb and jump 
up. Throw the Bomb at the height of your jump. If done right, the Bomb 
should sail right over the Flipper and hit the Target (Target 9). Now, 
jump twice off to the downhill ledge, and smack the last Target as you 
fly by (Target 10)!

   /\  /\  12) H O M E - R U N  C O N T E S T

Young Link has some great moves to use against the Sandbag. Namely, his 
Triple Sword Slice (/\A on the ground). My strategy is to pick up the 
bat, hop over and use the Triple Sword Slice as many times as you can. I 
think I was able to squeeze in about five hits, but I came near getting 
in six. Each hit deals around 15% if each hit connects, so if you manage 
to nail the Sandbag five times, you get a total of 75% or so. If you can 
nail a sixth hit you can get around 90%. I was only able to hit the 
Sandbag around 900 some feet, but there are probably other, better ways. 
Young Link is my second favorite character (Mewtwo scores first), and I 
haven't really mastered him like I have Mewtwo. However, I am 
expiramenting everyday.

If anyone can reach over 950 feet with Young Link, please contact me and 
tell me! I will be purely grateful!

Okay, I've gotten many E-Mails about Young Link, but the first one I 
received was as follows:

"Hi perfect light. You said in your guide that if someone could get more 
than 950 meters in the Home run contest, contact you. Anyway, I was able 
to do that after quite a while of experimenting, I found a way to get it 
all the way to 1018.6 meters. All you have to do is fire a boomerang 
first (which does about 16-19 damage), then a bomb (which can do about 
8-10 damage, and making it flip back closer to you so it doesn't fall 
off). Repeat this process until the sandbag gets to about 80% damage, 
and then grab the bat and whack it all the way. With the bat's added 
damage, you can get about 95 to 100+% damage.

Your guide is really cool and creative; I really liked it, so thank 

I thank you I appreciate your 
commitment very much! You'll be added to the Credits and mentioned in 
the Newsroom! Thanks again!

   /\  /\  13) Y O U N G  L I N K ' S  T R O P H I E S

Classic Trophy: Link's younger incarnation is often considered to be the 
true Link; he was a young boy in the very first Legend of Zelda game, 
and he has appeared as a youth in most of his subsequent games. Since 
his debut on the original NES in 1987, Link's appearance has changed 
over and over again, each time adding to the mystique of his 
incomparable story.

Adventure Trophy: Young Link is lighter and faster than his older self, 
and his Kokiri sword packs less punch. Even though his Boomerang has a 
shorter range, he has greater control over it. He's a smaller target, 
and while his Hookshot has less reach than older Link's, you can still 
use it in midair as a last ditch attempt to grab a ledge.

All-Star Trophy: With a youthful spring in his step, Young Link can 
perform amazing wall-jumps. Once he hits a wall, tap the Control Stick 
in the opposite direction to send him leaping upward; you can practice 
to your heart's content in Target Test. His Spin Attack can strike 
multiple times even on the ground, and although it's hard to discern, so 
do his Bombs.

   /\  /\  14) R E A D E R S '  S T R A T E G I E S

If you have any personal strategies that you would like to contribute, 
please send them to me at I'll look them over and 
post them if I think they are necessary! Thanks!

   /\  /\  15) C O M I N G  S O O N . . .

- Event Match Strategies

- Item Strategies

- Level Strategies

   /\  /\  16) A C K N O W L E D G M E N T S

* Nintendo, for making this GREAT game!!

* CJayC, for running the best site on the Internet, and for posting my 

* My dog, Madison, aka Maddy. I don't know why, but she sure is cute!

* Young Link, for being the second best character in the game, IMO! 
(only beaten my Mewtwo!)

* for submitting a Home-Run Contest 
strategy! Thanks!

* You, for reading the guide!

* Me, because I wrote the whole thing!

   /\  /\  17) D I S C L A I M E R

Copyright (c) 2002 by Perfect Light
All rights reserved

The following sites have my personal permission to post this:

That's it! If I catch you with it on your site if you're not gamefaqs 
you'll be in for serious trouble. I WILL catch you, you WILL be sorry, 
and you WILL pay the consequences! There! I said it.

If you do not plan on posting this on but some other, I will write out a polite e-mail asking you to please 
remove it. If you fail to do so, I will be forced to take it to court 
and press carges. GameFAQs even states that suing a webiste for posting 
your FAQ without permission is easy, and the owner of the FAQ can easily 
win. Plagerism is already bad, so don't add to the problem. Got it? 
You're smart, intelligent people, so just be smart.

Also, certain e-mails I won't accept. If you scream and shout at me, 
writing something like: You (insert explicitive here), you said you can 
kill (insert enemy here) in (insert #) shots and it took me (insert 
another #) you little (insert various explicitives here)!!! You're not 
cute, no one's laughing, and you're obviously not very mature. And I 
don't have anything to say to you if you talk to me like that. However, 
if you have anything DECENT to contribute, feel free to drop me a line 
at anytime!

If I do give you permission to put this up on your site, don't abuse the 
previlage. You're not allowed to put advertising baners up, or anything 
else. Just leave it as it is. You may spell-check or add things, put 
please please please DO NOT take ANYTHING out, and this Disclaimer must 
remain intact.

You may not sell this FAQ, or in any other way shape or form make money 
off this FAQ at all. I believe that part is clear. Next!

If you see anything wrong in this FAQ, no matter how minute, e-mail me 
to correct it. I like being corrected, but DO NOT be nasty, or I'll just 
delete your message after having a few laughs about how dumb you are.

A RESPONSE FROM NOW ON! I'm sick of reading: "I need help but I'm not 
sure and by the way your guide is cool sweet and lke it do you know how 
to help me?" No, that's not going to cut it. I want neat, properly 
written letters so that I can actually READ and UNDERSTAND it! NO MORE 
GIBBERISH! Also, please put "Young Link Guide" in the title to help me. 
I get too many guide questions from my other guides to try to organize 
what question is for what game.

   /\  /\  18) A  F O N D  F A R E W E L L !

I thank everyone who has read my guides, and I thank you in particular. 
We made it to the end of my second Super Smash Brothers Melee charcter 
guide. You know, I've never said it before, but I wrote a regular guide, 
but it never got posted. So, I decided to write one on my favorite 
character, Mewtwo. Then, I realized I liked Young Link, so here is a 
guide for him! You know, this guide started out as a Link guide, but I 
realized I liked Young Link better! You guys all made it worth my while!

I recieved hundreds of E-Mails on my Mewtwo Guide, and I hope to get 
that many with this one. I go into great depth, and I thank you for 
reading my work! I'm eternally grateful!

To make this guide, I basically just tweaked my Mewtwo guide to fit 
Young Link! Pretty original, huh?

I give you the Kirby salute: (>-.-)>

This is Perfect Light, signing off!

This document was written by and is a property of, Perfect Light ;)

Thanx for reading my Young Link Guide, from:

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