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The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (Game Boy Color)

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Description

This game is a color-enhanced update to Link's Awakening. The game is also compatible with the original Game Boy.

This is virtually the same game as the original with a few exceptions. There are photo points around the game where Link can get his photo taken and then print it out on the Game Boy Printer.

Also when played on the Game Boy Color, there is a new secret color-themed dungeon.


Screenshots

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Game Boy Color Title screen
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Game Boy Color The awakening
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Game Boy Color You are found on the beach
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Game Boy Color Nearby a dungeon entrance

Alternate Titles

  • "ゼルダの伝説 夢をみる島DX" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Zelda no Densetsu: Yume wo Miru Shima DX" -- Japanese Title

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User Reviews

Princess Zelda's Wonderful World of Color Ace of Sevens (4228) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Is that an elf in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? MasterMegid (900) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

IGN Sep 17, 1999 10 out of 10 100
Total! (Germany) Jan, 1999 1 out of 6 100
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames May 01, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Nintendo Land 2003 98 out of 100 98
Officiel Nintendo Magazine Feb, 1999 98 out of 100 98
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 26, 1999 18 out of 20 90
Gamekult Oct 20, 2000 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Jan 28, 2000 8.7 out of 10 87
Power Unlimited Mar, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84

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Trivia

Differences to the original

In the original version, during the optional trading quest line, the mermaid lost her bikini top- in this version, it is a pearl necklace. Along with that a few sleazy remarks were removed, e.g. when the player dives before the topless mermaid (at least in the German version, a few other sleazy text passages unrelated to the mermaid were also removed). The references to the painter's model being a nude model were also removed. A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

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Matthew Bailey (1144) added The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX (Game Boy Color) on Jun 10, 2001
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