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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.


The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Game Boy Color A crazy ball monster on a chain :/
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Game Boy Color Title screen
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Game Boy Color Nearby a dungeon entrance
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX Game Boy Color The awakening

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 Game Boy Color Ace of Sevens (4225)
Is that an elf in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? Game Boy Color MasterMegid (897)

Critic Reviews

Total! (Germany) Game Boy Color Jan, 1999 1 out of 6 100
All Game Guide Game Boy Color 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamekult Game Boy Color Oct 20, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Age Game Boy Color 1998 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot Game Boy Color Jan 28, 2000 8.7 out of 10 87
Mega Fun Game Boy Color Feb, 1999 87 out of 100 87
RPGFan Nintendo 3DS Apr 25, 2012 85 out of 100 85
Power Unlimited Game Boy Color Mar, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
RPGFan Game Boy Color Feb 07, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Legendra Game Boy Color Apr 05, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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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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