My The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX review is now live! You can read the full review from the Review page, or by clicking here.

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Here’s the bottom line if you don’t have time to read the full review:


  • More A Link to the Past style Zelda. Nothing wrong with that!
  • Some neat ideas and enemy designs, especially with the inclusion of the jumping item.
  • The new dungeon mechanics are a fresh and welcome change.
  • A fun loving story and adventure.


  • The weird imbalance of simple and cryptic.
  • The use of other Nintendo characters… I don’t want to see Octaroks in a Mario game either.

Final Score: 9/10

Link’s Awakening is a great accomplishment and one of the best games on the Game Boy. If you like 2D LoZs, you need to play this one. You won’t be disappointed.