We Played Zelda: Link's Awakening - It's As Fun As It Is Cute

Everything you know and love from the original.


At PAX West 2019, we had the opportunity to play The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening, the remake of the Game Boy classic. It's a reimagining of the game that came out 26 years ago and maintains the original top-down 2D gameplay but with a new, vivid (and adorable) art style. You can get some of the highlights and our thoughts on Zelda: Link's Awakening in the video above.

After 20 minutes with the game, it was clear that the game executes on the tried-and-true gameplay from the 2D Zelda games as we played through the third dungeon called Key Cavern. There were clever puzzles to solve, varied enemies that presented different challenges, and several rooms to explore to collect keys. We even made to the end of Key Cavern and fought the huge slime boss that had some neat mechanics to defeat. Every dungeon is a 1-to-1 recreation of their originals; those who still remember those layouts will feel right at home when you explore these dungeons.

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You'll soon be able to relive one of Link's old adventures, or experience it for the first time, when The Legend Of Zelda: Link's Awakening comes to the Nintendo Switch exclusively on September 20, 2019.

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