Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

100% Item Walkthrough
Author: Lando_Kashmir 
Contact: landokashmir@gmail.com

Version History:

Version 1.0 ~ 05/02/07
First submitted version of the guide.

Version 1.1 ~ 01/11/08
Changed formatting and contact info.  This should make the guide easier to
navigate..

Contents: 
Intro..........................0001
Timeline.......................0002
Storyline......................0003
Comments.......................0004
Walkthrough
 Before Palace 1...............0101
 "Desert" Palace...............0102
 Before Palace 2...............0103
 "Swamp" Palace................0104
 "Graveyard" Palace............0105
 Before Palace 4...............0106
 "Island" Palace...............0107
 Before Palace 5...............0108
 "Water" Palace................0109
 Before Palace 6...............0110
 "Hidden" Palace...............0111
 Before Final Palace...........0112
 Great Palace..................0113
Closing........................0005

Intro [0001]
This is a condensed walkthrough that allows the reader to see, at a glance, all
the items he is able to get at any time.  It also shows the general locations
for each and every item, then specific instructions for exactly how to get 
them.  Also included in this walkthrough are the specific methods for getting 
through the dungeons as fast as possible.  The walkthrough follows this 
general outline: 

a. (Items available before first dungeon)
- Get <first item> <location>
Instructions of exactly how to get the item
- Get <next item> <location>
...
1. (first dungeon)
Dungeon notes: (General things to know about the dungeon)
Step-by-step dungeon walkthrough: 
To the secret item
To the boss
b. (Items available after the first dungeon)
etc. 

TIMELINE [0002]
This game obviously takes place directly after The Legend of Zelda, 
but it is debated whether or not it is the final game in the timeline.

STORYLINE [0003]
Though the hero Link defeated Ganon and rescued Princess Zelda, 
Hyrule remained plagued with evil.  In the passing seasons, the power that 
Ganon had left behind, as well as his remaining underlings, were once again 
causing chaos and disorder throughout the kingdom.  Ganon's servants hope to 
revive their master by sacrificing Link and sprinkling his blood on Ganon's 
ashes.

One day, as Link approached his sixteenth birthday, a strange mark 
shaped like the crest of the kingdom appeared on the back of his hand.  The 
worried Link consulted Impa, Princess Zelda's elderly nursemaid.  Shocked and 
frightened, Impa took Link to the North Castle to explain the legend behind 
the mark.  Only the descendants of the Impa family who served under the king 
knew how to open the door to the North Castle.  On an altar in the middle of 
the room lay a beautiful woman, Princess Zelda.  Impa began to explain the 
Legend of Zelda...

"Long ago, when Hyrule was once kingdom, a great ruler maintained the 
peace in Hyrule using the Triforce.  After the king died, the prince of the 
kingdom should have become king and inherited everything, but he could only 
inherit the Triforce in part.  The prince searched everywhere for the missing 
parts, but could not find them.  A wizard close the king said that, before he 
died, the king had said something to them about the Triforce to the younger 
sister of the prince, Princess Zelda.  The prince immediately questioned the 
princess, but she revealed nothing.  The wizard threatened to send the 
princess into an eternal sleep if she did not talk.  Still, Princess Zelda 
said nothing. The wizard, fighting off the startled prince, cast his spell. 
The princess fell on the spot, entering into a deep sleep, and at the same 
moment, the wizard collapsed, too.  In his grief, the prince placed the 
princess in the North Castle room in which we now stand.  The prince hoped 
that someday Zelda would awaken from her slumber.  So that this tragedy would 
never be forgotten, he ordered every female child born in the royal household 
to be given the name Zelda."

From the scroll next to the sleeping princess, Impa gave Link six 
crystals and a scroll with the same crest on his hand.  She explained that the 
items had been given to her ancestors by the king and handed down for 
generations in her family for when a time of need would come.  The scroll, 
which contained the key to uniting the Triforce, was written inan ancient 
script that only those with the crest would be able to read.

Link glanced at the scroll doubtfully, but found that he understood the 
words as clearly as if they were being spoken to him.  The scroll revealed 
that the key to unlocking the Triforce's power was uniting all three: Power, 
Wisdom, and Courage.  The king had left Power and Wisdom in the kingdom but 
had hidden Courage, because only an individual with strong character and a 
special inborn quality could use it without disastrous results.  Because the 
king had not found such a person during his reign, he cast a spell on Hyrule 
so that the crest would appear on the chosen one.  But if used before then, 
the Triforce will produce many evils.  

The scroll went on to reveal that the Triforce of Courage was in the 
Great Palace in the Valley of Death on the largest island in Hyrule.  To enter 
the Great Palace, however, Link would first have to fight the guardians 
protecting each of the six palaces in Hyrule, place the crystals in palace 
statues, and undo the binding force protecting the Valley of Death.

Surely, with the Triforce of Courage, Link could awaken Princess Zelda 
from her eternal slumber.  With a magical sword in his left hand and a magical 
shield in his right, he set off alone on his long travels.  At that very
moment, Ganon's underlings were calling up new allies from the realm of evil 
and working devilishly towards the revival of their leader...

COMMENTS [0004]
Adventure of Link has a much different feel from every other Zelda 
game out there, and that is because of its change from top-down 2D to side-
scrolling 2D.  While the combat is still hack-and-slash, Link has many moves 
unique to this game.  There is also a particular emphasis on magical spells; 
most of the upgrades Link gets are spells that require energy from his magic 
bar, a feature unique to this game.  AoL plays more like a typical RPG; you 
wander around the land defeating palace bosses, and stop by at the local 
towns to rest and recover occasionally.  The town villagers, by the way, are 
often very helpful and can provide clues on where to go.  

The Shield spell is the most useful spell throughout much of the game;
when used, it upps Link's defense for a small magic cost.  The Life spell is a 
close second; a chunk of magic will heal some of Link's health at any time.  
The Jump and Fairy spells allow Link to reach more hard-to-reach places: Fairy 
is the more useful of the two.  The remaining spells- Fire, Reflect, Spell, and
Thunder- are only really useful in specific circumstances, otherwise they just
eat up your magic energy. 
 
As far as upgrades are concerned, there aren't many to be found in AoL.  
There are a grand total of 8 Heart and Magic upgrades combined, and the other 
upgrades are purely necessary items.  As a note, when Eastern Hyrule or 
Western Hyrule is specified, it means that you find the item in a generic 
place in the overworld map in either the right or left side of the ocean, as 
opposed to a town or palace.  The map is separated into two hemispheres by a 
giant ocean that must be crossed using a raft.  The eastern side of Hyrule has 
much tougher overworld enemies.

Despite the lack of upgrades, AoL is one of the most difficult Zelda
games to complete, simply because of difficult enemies and obstacles Link must 
overcome to reach his goal.  Oh, and you can only lose three lives before you 
have to start over at the North Castle.  You might find several Link Dolls 
scattered throughout Hyrule that give you an extra life; keep in mind they can 
only be used up once, so save them for the more difficult palaces.  They're 
located near the cave containing the Medicine, in the swamp above Death 
Mountain, below the bridge leading to the Island Maze, and soon after facing 
the River Devil.  As a way of sort of compensating for no item upgrades, AoL 
is the first and only Zelda game to have a leveling-up system.  Link gains 
experience by defeating enemies and collecting dropped experience bags, and 
can go up to level 8 for each category of Health, Magic, and Power.  Keep in 
mind that every time you beat a boss, you automatically gain a level, so use 
that to your advantage if you can.





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Before Palace 1 [0101]
New Items:
Shield Spell
1 Heart Container (#1)

- Learn Shield Spell (Rauru)
From Zelda's palace, follow the path northeast to the fork.  Go east, then 
south along the path to reach the town of Rauru.  In the second part of town, 
talk to the woman in the purple dress and she'll let you inside her house.  
Inside the basement, a man will teach you this spell.  
- Get Heart Container #1 (Western Hyrule)
Go north from Rauru and enter the forested area to the east.  You should be 
able to enter the cave in the mountain wall at the forest edge.  Go through 
the dark cave, avoiding the Lowder enemies.  Once exited from the cave, go 
east to the sea, then south along the desert until you come to a side-
scrolling area.  Go east through it, avoiding the bubble pits.  Back on the 
overworld, continue south and enter the tile surrounded by the forest tiles.  
You will find the Heart Container here.

1. "Desert" Palace [0102]
Get Candle
Defeat Horsehead
Get Crystal #1 
Dungeon notes: To find the first Palace, go back north through the bubble pit
walkway, then up to the north section of the desert where the Palace is 
located.  The Mini-horseheads are the first annoying enemies you will face; 
they attack mindlessly in waves.  The Stalfos are the walking skeleton guards- 
they can be defeated by striking them while crouching.  You may find yourself 
using the Shield spell several times, which is fine, since you don't have any 
other spells.  There is an Ironknuckle guarding the secret item, the Candle.  
You have to strike fast high and low to get past their shield.  The Candle 
lets you see in dark caves, which is necessary for the rest of the journey.  
Horsehead, the boss, is easily defeated by jumping and striking its head; just 
don't get hit by its mace.  
To the secret item: 
- Go to the right and take the elevator down.
- Go left to the next room and get the key.
- Go back right to the first elevator.
- Go right three times, through a locked door, and passing one elevator.
- Take the next elevator up, then get the key to the right.
- Go right and get the key from the enemy.
- Go back left and take the elevator down once.
- Go left to the elevator you passed earlier and take it down.
- Go left to the next room.
- Go left across the bridge, then down to the next room.
- Go left through the locked door and get the Candle.
To the boss:
- Go back right twice and take the elevator up.
- Go right once and take the elevator down.
- Go right to the next room to get to the boss.

Before Palace 2 [0103]
New Items:
Trophy
Hammer
Downward Thrust
Jump Spell
Life Spell
Fairy Spell
1 Heart Container (#2)
2 Magic Containers (#1-#2)

- Get Magic Container #1 (Western Hyrule)
From the first Palace, go back west through the cave.  Follow the path west 
and southwest back to Zelda's palace, then south from there to another cave.  
Get the Magic Container at the end.
- Get Trophy (Western Hyrule)
From Zelda's palace, go north through a little forest until you come to the 
path, then east until you come to a desert area.  Go north and enter the cave
in this area.  Go through the cave and get the Trophy.
- Learn Jump Spell (Ruto)
Get to the town of Ruto by following the path west from the cave with the 
Trophy.  In the second part of town, a lady lets you into her house for getting
her Trophy.  In the basement of the house, you learn the Jump spell from the 
magician.
- Learn Life Spell (Saria)
From Ruto, go south and enter the cave.  Use the Jump spell in the third 
section of the cave to get through to the other side.  Back in the overworld, 
go south through the swamp area.  There is a bridge across the river to the 
south; enter the forest north of the river.  Bagu's cabin is hidden in one of 
the forest tiles.  Talk to Bagu and he'll give you a note.  Now go south, and 
you can cross the bridge and enter the town of Saria to the south.  Enter the 
first house of the second area of the town, and get the Mirror from under the 
table.  Go back to the first area of town and talk to the lady wearing the 
blue dress.  She will let you into her house for finding her mirror.  Learn 
the Life spell from the magician in the basement of the house. 
- Get Hammer (Death Mountain)
Go all the way through Saria and cross the bridge that exits south.  Go south 
and enter the cave to reach Death Mountain.  Go through the cave to the 
right, then through the next cave to the right.  Again, go through the next 
cave to the right, going past the elevator.  Enter the southeast cave next and 
go through, then go through the next cave.  After you exit, enter the south 
cave.  Go through it and the cave that follows it, then the cave that follows 
that.  Now go west into the cave in the path.  Go through the cave until you 
come to an elevator, then take it down.  Continue through the cave, avoiding 
the lava pits, until you reach the Hammer.  
- Get Magic Container #2 (Death Mountain)
Go back through the cave to the overworld, and smash the nearby boulder with 
the Hammer.  Walk into the boulder remains to fall through a secret hole and 
get the Magic Container.
- Get Heart Container #2 (Western Hyrule)
Exit Death Mountain by going east in the overworld and entering the cave next 
to the sea, then going through the north cave after that.  Go east from Saria 
and cross the bridge going east.  Follow the path northeast past the 
graveyard, then north across the desert.  Smash the boulder to the north, then 
continue north back near the town of Rauru.  Smash the boulder blocking the 
cave to the east and enter it.  Go through the cave to get the Heart Container.
- Learn Downward Thrust (Mido)
Go south from the cave along the path, then west.  Go north from the east side 
of the bridge near the graveyard to get to the swamp.  Break the boulder here 
to enter another nearby cave.  There is a Medicine at the end of the cave.  
Exit the swamp to the south and get back to the main path south.  Follow the 
path east to another boulder.  Break it and enter the town of Mido to the 
east.  In the second area of the town, use the Jump spell to enter the top 
floor of the church.  The knight inside will teach you the Downward Thrust.
- Learn Fairy Spell (Mido)
Go to the third area of Mido and talk to the old woman; she will let you in 
her house for getting the Medicine from the cave.  The magician inside gives 
you the Fairy spell.  

2. "Swamp" Palace [0104]
Get Handy Glove
Defeat Helmethead
Get Crystal #2
Dungeon notes: To find the second palace, go back west from Mido through the 
boulder.  Go north a little along the path, then west back to the swamp area.  
Go through the swamp to the west until you get to the entrance.  The Death 
Mountain gave you experience with difficult battles, and the second palace 
may seem almost easy in comparison.  The Ironknuckles in here are the only 
enemies of note- the Red Ironknuckles are more difficult to kill then their 
orange counterparts.  The Handy Glove item sturdies Link's sword and gives 
you the ability to break all those tiny blocks.  Helmethead is another boss
defeatable by striking its head over and over, a feat made easier with the
Jump spell. 
To the secret item: 
- Go to the right and take the elevator all the way down through three floors.
- Go right to the next room and get the key.
- Go back left, then take the elevator up one floor.
- Go left to the next room and get the key.
- Go back right, then take the elevator up one floor.
- Go left twice, through a locked door.
- Get the key, then cross the platforms to the next room to the left.
- Go left to the next room and take the elevator down one floor.
- Go left twice, through two locked doors, and get the Handy Glove.
To the boss: 
- Go back right twice to the elevator and take it down one floor.
- Go right to the next room and break through the blocks with the Handy Glove.
- Go right twice, passing an elevator, and get the key.
- Go back left once and take the elevator down.
- Go right three times and through a locked door to get to the boss.

3. "Graveyard" Palace [0105]
Get Raft
Defeat Ironknuckle
Get Crystal #3
Dungeon notes: Go straight to the third palace: Go back east out of the swamp,
then back to the graveyard area to the southeast.  Enter the center of the 
graveyard, where the King's tomb sits.  Go south from the tomb and you'll
fall through one of the tiles into a cave.  Use the Fairy spell to get through 
it to the right, and you'll come out onto an island, where the palace is 
located.  This palace's secret item is the Raft, which grants you access to the
entire eastern hemisphere of Hyrule!  Getting to it is tough- the palaces are 
getting more maze-like, and more hazardous.  The Blue Ironknuckles are very
difficult enemies to defeat; you have to be very quick with the shield and the
sword.  You may also want to spend some time leveling up before this dungeon. 
The boss is like a normal Blue Ironknuckle, only you have to knock him off his 
horse before damaging him.
To the secret item:
- Go to the right and take the elevator down.
- Go right three times and get the key under the blocks.
- Go right, pass the elevator, and use the Jump spell to get across.
- Go right to the outside of the castle, and get the key to the right.
- Go back to the left, then take the elevator down one floor.
- Go right through a locked door to the next room.
- Jump over the pits to the right and get the key.
- Go right to the next room, through the locked door and get the Raft.
To the boss:
- Go back across the pits and left to the previous room.
- Pass the elevator and go through the locked door to the left.
- Go left and use the Jump spell to get on the bricks, then get the key to the
  left by breaking through the blocks from the top.
- Go back to the right, then take the elevator down one floor.
- Go through the locked door to the right and to the next room.
- Go right, break through the blocks and go to the next room to get to the 
  boss.

Before Palace 4 [0106]
New Items:
Upward Thrust
Fire Spell
Reflect Spell
1 Magic Container (#3)

- Learn Fire Spell (Nabooru)
Go back through the caves to return to the graveyard, then go east to the town 
of Mido.  Go east to the dock and use the Raft to cross the sea to Eastern 
Hyrule.  Go east to get to the town of Nabooru.  In the second area of town, 
get the water from the fountain.  Talk to the woman wearing red near the house 
to the right, and she will let you in her house.  Get the Fire spell from the 
magician inside.  
- Get Magic Container #3 (Island Maze)
Go north from Nabooru, following the path, until you reach a cave.  Go through 
the cave, then go east through a forest and over a bridge to the Island Maze.  
In the maze, go all the way south, all the way east, then follow the path north
and around, and you will fall into a secret cave.  This cave contains the 
Child.  Get it, then leave the cave to the left.  Back outside, follow the 
path all the way south, slightly west, then north.  Go north, passing the 
first bridge, then crossing the next one.  Go slightly west, slightly south, 
then follow the path west until you fall into another secret cave.  This one 
contains the Magic Container.
- Learn Upward Thrust (Darunia)
Exit the Island Maze, then go all the way west, through the forest, until you 
reach a mountainous area.  Follow the twisting path west; you will have to go
through two pit-filled areas.  At the end of the path is the town of Darunia.  
In the second area of town, use the Jump spell to get on top of the fourth 
house to the left, then jump right across the houses and down the one with the 
chimney.  The knight inside the house teaches you the Upward Thrust.
- Learn Reflect Spell (Darunia)
In the third area of Darunia, talk to the old woman wearing the blue dress and
she will let you into her house for saving her child.  The magician inside the
house teaches you the Reflect spell.  

4. "Island" Palace [0107]
Get Boots
Defeat Carock
Get Crystal #4
Dungeon notes: To find the fourth palace, return east to the Island Maze.  From
the entrance, go south, then east and take the second path to the north.  
Follow the path that goes north, pass the first bridge, and cross the second.  
Now go west, past the monster attack, and follow the path all the way west, 
north, and east.  Go east past the monster attack to the fork in the road.  Go 
north, then follow one of the paths to get to the palace in the northeast 
corner.  In the second half of the game, the dungeons are longer- and much 
harder.  Take some time to train on the more difficult enemies of this 
continent before entering.  The dungeon prize this time is the Boots!  These 
allow you to walk on shallow water, and they are necessary to get a certain 
Heart Container and to reach the next palace.  Stalfos, Stone Warriors, and 
Ironknuckles are common enemies, as well as the wizardlike Doomknockers.  
Ignore the Doomknockers or use the Reflect spell to bounce their magic back on 
themselves.  Do whatever you can to avoid falling into the pits- one slip, and 
you've lost a life!  The boss is like a giant Doomknocker; he can be defeated 
easily by using Reflect and staying against one of the walls to reflect his 
spells.  
To the secret item:
- Go to the right and take the elevator down.
- Go right to the next room and take the elevator down one floor.
- Go right to the next room.
- Use the Jump spell to jump from the bridge to the platform to the right, then
  go right to the next room.
- Jump across the pits to the right and get the key.
- Go back left to the previous room.
- Fall down the pit to the left, hugging the right wall, then go right to the
  next room.                                   
- Go to the right through the locked door and get the Boots from the enemies.
To the boss:
- Go back left to the previous room, then drop down the pit to the left.
- Go right across the bridge to the next room.
- Jump across the pits to the right and get the key.
- Go back left, then cross the bridge left to the next room.
- Go left, passing the elevator, to the next room.
- Use the Jump spell to jump on top of the bricks, then get the key to the left
  by breaking through the blocks from the top.
- Go back right to the previous room and take the elevator all the way up three
  floors.
- Go left to the next room, pass the elevator, and go through the locked door.
- Break the blocks from below and get the key.
- Go left through the locked door, past the elevator, to the next room.
- Go left and get the key by breaking through from above.
- Go back right to the previous room, then take the elevator down.
- Go right to the next room, go across the pits and get the key.
- Go back to the previous room, then left to the next room.  
- Go left across the pit, then take the elevator down.
- Go through the locked door to the right, then through two rooms to get to the
  boss.

Before Palace 5 [0108]
New Items:
1 Heart Container (#3)

- Get Heart Container #3 (Eastern Hyrule)
Leave the Island Maze and go back west, then south through the cave that leads
to Nabooru.  Go directly east from Nabooru into the sea until you approach the 
island of the fifth palace.  Slightly west from the palace, go north all the 
way, then east until you reach a side-scrolling area.  Get the Heart Container 
to the right.  

5. "Water" Palace [0109]
Get Flute
Defeat Gooma
Get Crystal #5
Dungeon notes: To get to this palace from the last Heart Container, go all the 
way west in the water, then all the way south, then east.  The palace entrance
is on a tiny island here.  The dungeon item is another item only useful in a 
couple certain instances: to get rid of the River Devil south of Nabooru and 
to reveal the sixth palace.  The Fire Droppers are advanced wizard enemies 
that shoot fire- easier to avoid than Goriyas.  This dungeon is easier to 
complete than the previous one, serving as a small respite before the final 
two arduous dungeons.  Keep track of the elevators you have used and where 
they lead so that you don't get lost.  The boss here is another enemy that's 
vulnerable to the head; the Jump and Shield spells are your friends, as usual.
To the secret item:
- Go right and take the elevator down.
- Go right to the next room, use the Fairy spell and fly right to the next 
  room.
- Go back left and get the key, then cross the bridge right to the next room.
- Go right through the locked door, then take the elevator down.
- Go left to the next room.
- Use the blocks to jump up to the key, then left to the next room.
- Go left and take the elevator down.
- Go left to the next room and take the elevator down one floor.
- Go right and use the Jump spell to get the key on the platform.
- Go right twice, then jump up right through a fake wall to the next room.
- Go right and take the elevator down.
- Go left through the locked door to the next room.
- Go left through another locked door and get the Flute.
To the boss: 
- Go back right to the previous room and take the elevator up.
- Go right to the next room and take the elevator up.
- Go left to the next room and get the key.
- Go back right and take the elevator back down.
- Go all the way left past the first elevator, through four rooms and the fake
  wall, then back up the elevator one floor.
- Go left through the locked door to the next room.
- Go left and take the elevator down one floor.
- Go left to the next room and get the key.
- Go back right to the previous room and take the elevator up two floors.
- Go right through the locked door to the next room to get to the boss.

Before Palace 6 [0110]
- Get Magic Container #4 (Hidden Kasuto)
Go south from the town of Nabooru and play the Flute in front of the River 
Devil so that it disappears.  Go south past all the rock-throwing Lizardmen, 
then across a bridge to the southeast.  Go east, around the big lake, and 
through the nearby cave.  On the other side, the Hidden Kasuto town is in one 
of the forest tiles.  Reveal it by pressing A and enter.  In the first area, 
talk to the old woman wearing purple clothes, and she will let you in her 
house if you have the other three Magic Containers.  The final Magic Container 
is inside her basement.
- Learn Spell Spell (Hidden Kasuto)
In the second area of Hidden Kasuto, enter the first house with the open door, 
and go through the fireplace inside to reach the basement.  Here you learn 
Spell from the magician inside.  
- Get Magic Key (Hidden Kasuto)
In the third area of Hidden Kasuto, stand in the middle of the area near the 
clearing and use Spell.  A new house rises from the ground; inside, you can 
get the Magic Key, which opens all locked doors. 
- Get Heart Container #4 (Eastern Hyrule)
Go back west through the cave and past the giant lake.  To the southwest is a 
large desert area.  Walk along the east coast of the desert next to the sea 
until you reach a side-scrolling area.  The last Heart Container appears here.

6. "Hidden" Palace [0111]
Get Cross
Defeat Barba
Get Crystal #6
Dungeon notes: In the center of this desert area, the sixth palace lies in 
between three large rocks.  Play the Flute at that spot to make it appear.  Now
that you have the Magic Key, you no longer have to waste time fumbling around 
for regular keys!  All locks will open at your whim.  Nevertheless, it is a 
very good idea to spend some time training, especially around the Hidden 
Kasuto area, on wild enemies to boost your level further.  Dungeon 6 is full 
of nasty traps, pitfalls, and tough enemies.  Watch out for invisible holes in 
the floor, as well.  Finding the final boss room is very difficult work.  The 
Cross is yet another one-time use item that just gives you access to the final 
town.  Right before the main boss is a mini-boss that appears twice- the Blue 
Ironknuckle from the third palace.  The boss, Barba, is a dragon that dwells 
in a multi-pit lair.  To defeat it, carefully jump over its fireballs, then 
jump and strike it one its head.  Do everything you can to avoid being knocked 
into one of those pits. 
To the secret item:
- Go to the right and take the elevator all the way down two floors.
- Go through the locked door to the right to the next room.
- Use the Jump spell to get over the holes, and go right to the next room.
- Go right through two more rooms.
- Go right and jump over the invisible hole after the third statue in the
  background, then right through the bricks to the next room.
- Defeat the Blue Ironknuckle, go right and get the Cross.
To the boss:
- Go back left to the previous room, then fall through the invisible hole.
- Go left to the next room.
- Go left through the locked door, then take the elevator up.
- Use the Jump spell and jump up to the left, and go left twice.
- Go left and drop into the pit, then fall through the bridge after that.
- On the second bridge, get off to the right, through the locked door, and to
  the next room to the right.
- Jump across the pits to the right and go through the bricks to the next room.
- Go right to the next room, then use the Fairy spell to get through the lava
  room after that. 
- Go right, past the elevator, through the locked door to the next room.
- Defeat the Blue Ironknuckle and go right to the next room.
- Go right and fall into the pit; immediately use the Fairy spell in the next 
  screen to get to the small alcove to the right.
- Go right to get to the boss.

Before Final Palace [0112]
- Learn Thunder Spell (Old Kasuto)
Go west from the sixth palace, cross the southwest bridge, and enter the town 
of Old Kasuto.  Enter the first house to the left and go to the basement.  The 
magician will teach you the Thunder Spell if you have all the Magic Containers.

7. Great Palace [0113]
Defeat Thunderbird
Defeat Dark Link
Get Triforce of Power
Dungeon notes: Go back east across the bridge, slightly north and west across 
the northwest bridge.  Go past the graveyard and follow the path west and 
north.  You will have to go through several side-scrolling stages along the 
path to the final dungeon.  Go north through the cave; back in the overworld, 
go slightly south, west, then back north.  After a second cave, the Great 
Palace comes into plain view.  It is protected by a giant barrier, which is 
dispelled if you have cleared the other six palaces.  By this point, you 
should be at or close to Level 8 in all three skills.  You should also be 
experienced enough to get through this, the hardest palace in the game.  This 
palace is filled with very difficult enemies, including the new Firebird and 
Mini-Thunderbird.  The Mini-Thunderbirds are agile enemies that can really 
only be defeated by quick Upward Thrusts from below; try to avoid them 
whenever possible.  When you reach the end of the palace, there are two final
bosses.  First up is Thunderbird: Use the Thunder spell to expose its armor,
then attack its head as many times as possible without getting hit by the 
falling fireballs.  Thunderbird is a very difficult opponent, and it may take
several tries to defeat him.  Dark Link is the next boss, and the final fight
of the game.  He can be defeated in plain swordfight fashion, or easily by 
hiding in a corner and attacking towards the center at all times.  Once he is
destroyed, Link gets the Triforce and you win the game!
To the boss:
- Go right, past the barrier, and down the elevator.
- Go left to the next room.
- Jump over the invisible hole near the pillar in the background to the left,
  then take the elevator down.
- Go right twice, across the bridges.
- Go right and take the elevator down.
- Go right through the bricks to the next room.
- Go right through more bricks, then take the elevator down three floors.
- Go right to the next room, then take the elevator down one floor.
- Go right through the bricks to the next room.
- Go across the bridge to the right and take the elevator down.
- Go right to the next room and through the bricks, then take the elevator down
  two floors.
- Jump left across the pits to the next room and get the Link Doll.
- Go back right to the previous room and take the elevator down one floor.
- Go left to the next room.
- Fall through the invisible hole to the left by breaking the bricks on the
  floor from above.
- Go right to the next room.
- Go right halfway across the bridge, then drop into the tiny hole below. 
- Go right to the next room to get to Thunderbird.
- Go right to the next room after Thunderbird to get to Dark Link.
		


Closing [0005]



Credits
Thanks to the following parties whose source material helped speed the 
production of this guide along:

Nintendo- for the use of their instruction manual

Prima Games

Nick Morgan

	   
Copyright
This FAQ is copyright 2007 by Lando_Kashmir, AKA darth_schroodle AKA 
schroodle AKA darthbrooks and may not be posted on any website besides the 
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