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This is one of three Zelda-based games released for the CD-i. Ganon and his cronies have seized the island of Koridai and kidnapped Princess Zelda. Link must fight through Ganon's minions to defeat the Faces of Evil, one at a time. He must also destroy Ganon, free Zelda, and bring peace back to Koridai. This is a side-scrolling platform game with animated cut scenes like Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon.


Link: The Faces of Evil CD-i Link selects his destination on the map
Link: The Faces of Evil CD-i Main Menu
Link: The Faces of Evil CD-i The game map, Nortinka
Link: The Faces of Evil CD-i Zelda's father considers the problem in the opening cinematic

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Alternate Titles

  • "Link: Die Fratzen des Bösen" -- German title
  • "Link: De Gezichten van het Kwaad" -- Dutch title

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Power Unlimited Nov, 1993 9 out of 10 90
The Video Game Critic Apr 23, 2007 C- 42
High Score May, 1994 2 out of 5 40
neXGam Dec 27, 2009 3.5 out of 10 35
HonestGamers Mar 27, 2006 2 out of 10 20
Defunct Games Mar 18, 2006 10 out of 100 10


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This game and its two CD-I counterparts have lots of camp value, and because of this, they are a popular subject of YouTubePoop remixes etc.


The reason Nintendo licensed their Zelda characters to Philips Interactive was because Philips and Nintendo were co-creating a CD-ROM add-on for the SNES. The contract between them allowed Philips to create games with the Mario and Zelda characters. Although Nintendo never released a CD-ROM add-on for SNES, they did have the legal contract with Philips, so Philips was able to create three Zelda-based games and one Mario-based game.

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LepricahnsGold (128175) added Link: The Faces of Evil (CD-i) on Feb 24, 2006