Here’s how Zelda: Link’s Awakening Shift Manages the original’s secret ending

This was the case for both variations of Link’s Awakening released back in the day, on the Game Boy and Game Boy Color, and it’s something the newest Nintendo Switch variant of the game comprises also.

Clearly, spoilers for the game’s ending lie below.

After stirring the Windfish and watching Koholint Island evaporate, Link wakes up floating at the sea holding to a driftwood. Had the entire adventure been a dream? No – because your hulking Windfish itself suddenly seems, flying overhead.

It’s here the end credits rollup, and following those you are going to find a closing”The End” message.

But if you’ve defeated the whole of Link’s Awakening without expiring, you’ll then get a heartwarming Easter egg comprising Marin, Link’s crush and closest in-game ally.

During your adventure, Marin tells you she needs nothing more than just leave Koholint herself, and also will want to the Windfish to make it occur.

“When I was a seagull, I would fly as far as I could! I would fly far away places and sing for many people! … When I want to the Wind Fish, ” I wonder if my dream may come true”

And it is this you will get to find out if you’ve got that no-death save document – the implication being the Marin obtained her wish and was saved, despite Koholint Island being not any can find more here from Our Articles

From the original Game Boy Link’s Awakening, Marin’s sprite was literally given wings – like a floating item in one of the game’s dungeons. Here, she just flew across the”The End” screen.

In the Game Boy Color version, Link’s Awakening DX, a vision of Marin herself is temporarily seen, prior to a seagull is displayed flying off. The implication here is not as that Marin has sprouted wings, and more her desire has come true.

Finally, in the Nintendo Shift variant, which is an immediate remaster of this DX ending. Again, we see a vision of Marin, before the seagull flies off. Is Link simply remembering her if he sees the seagull? Or has been reincarnated as a spirit? The game enables you to decide.

It’s among the many ways Link’s Awakening on Switch remains authentic to the first game – that in turn proved to be a significant reason I found so much to appreciate about this remake. “Koholint deserves nothing less, and while Connect must travel to leave its beaches, this model will always be a place which preserves the island to get others to follow,” I wrote at Eurogamer’s Link’s Awakening Shift review.