The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (1998)

4.17 from 102 votes
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX is a 1998 remake of the 1993 Game Boy game. It features color graphics, a new dungeon and other new features.
First released
Oct 31, 1998
Aliases
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Deluxe, Zelda no Densetsu: Yume o Miru Shima DX, ゼルダの伝説 夢をみる島 DX
Franchises
The Legend of Zelda
Developed by
Nintendo EAD
Published by
Nintendo
Platforms
Game Boy Color, Nintendo 3DS eShop, Nintendo Switch
Genres
Action-Adventure
Themes
Fantasy
Rating
ESRB: E, OFLC: G8+
Releases
  • 3DSE - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX United States
  • 3DSE - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX United Kingdom
  • GBC - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX United States
  • GBC - Zelda no Densetsu: Yume o Miru Shima DX Japan
  • GBC - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX United Kingdom
  • GBC - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Australia
  • NSW - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (Game Boy – Nintendo Switch Online) United States

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Best Zelda game!
Amazing Game....incredible storyline with memorable characters....this was my first Zelda game and I loved every second of it....very well thought out by the developers and its amazing that a Gameboy game can play with your emotions that way.....highly recommended for Zelda fans and any action-adventure player in general.
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Link's Awakening DX is a great improved version of the original
Game: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
Genre: Action Adventure
Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
System: Nintendo 3DS (3DS)
Year of Release: 2011
Length of Playthrough: 15 Hours

Total Score: 93/100
Value Score: 9.3/10

• Story: 9/10
• Characters: 9/10
• GamePlay: 10/10
• Graphics: 10/10
• Sound: 10/10
• Music: 9/10
• Length: 8/10
• Replay Value: 8/10
• Player Value: 10/10

Pros
+This is the DX version which was re-released on GBC back in 1998 and contains all additional features that were added to the re-release.
+To summarize the features of the DX versions - various glitches fixed, new dungeon, graphical improvements and color added, etc
+Save state capability via Virtual Console settings

Cons
-The game's resolution is the same as the GBC's resolution and due to that does not fill in the 3DS screen completely - no options to change this
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