Find the octopus drum and defeat all the bosses.

You can only enter Turtle Rock after a small boss fight.  With so much lava in our stomachs, we too would be in a bad mood.

You can only enter Turtle Rock after a small boss fight. With so much lava in our stomachs, we too would be in a bad mood.

Turtle Rock is the final dungeon in Zelda: Link’s Awakening. Still, it’s not as complicated as Eagle Rock Fortress, as this time it’s almost all in one level. The only problem is the many hidden passages you have to open. These are easy to miss, so you might end up running in circles more often. Additionally, the dungeon throws some tough opponents at you, as well as several small bosses.

map and compass

In the entrance area you meet the most annoying enemy in the dungeon, the demon. He endures a few hits and splits into two smaller ones. It is best to use the magic dust, with which you can do it immediately. Then jump over the lava flow and go north. Activate the mosaic device, with which you build a bridge over the lava. Head it to the left to the box. Cross, slide the top and bottom stones to the left and then the middle one down. this will get you there dungeon map. Don’t blow up the north wall yet, but push one of the boulders into the lava below, jump down, and head back to the entrance.

From the central room you can reach almost all areas of the fortress with the tiler.  On the left, for example, is the map directly.






From the central room you can reach almost all areas of the fortress with the tiler. On the left, for example, is the map directly.

This time go left and then up. you meet the first mini boss Hinox, whom you should already know by heart. After winning, go left and activate the next tile. Guide him to cover the entire abyss and you will get a box of underwhelmers. 20 rubies. Go south and collect more from the chest. 50 rupees a. Then exit the room to the west and you will meet another familiar. mini boss.

After the victory, go south and collect the Compass out of the chest. Watch out for the black hole and don’t let it swallow you. She goes back to the boss room and head north this time. Kill the demon and you will get your first little key.

Even more help with dungeons: Can’t find the hidden entrance to the fish’s mouth? Then you will find the solution here:

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peak and change

Go back to the entrance with the ocarina and go from the first room with the demon on the right this time. In Krug’s room, destroy the jar in the upper left next to the lava and step on the switch. Run to the south room, defeat all the enemies, then go down the stairs. After the 2D passage, break the jars in the room again and activate the switch. Go south and another acquaintance mini boss (Smasher) is waiting for you.

Fill the abyss with tiles to get a small key.  Also blow up the wall above so you can reach the important switch.






Fill the abyss with tiles to get a small key. Also blow up the wall above so you can reach the important switch.

You can find it in the south room. peak. Then go back and then to the left. Fill the entire abyss with the tiler and a little key appears. Then open the north wall and go through it. This room becomes even more important because it is a glass breaker contains. Make sure to change it to red., otherwise you’ll have to come back here later. Return to the entrance again with the ocarina, go north past the demon, and return to the room with the lava lake where you found the map. Use the mosaic to build a bridge between the two blocks. After that, push the right block into the lava and go up. Clear the block with one of the keys and follow the path east until you can open another door with your key.

The great search for keys

In the back room you can use the revolving door to the north. Cracked blocks hide a left-pointing arrow on a detonable wall. Open it, but then go upstairs first, but make sure you remember this room. That will be important later.. He kills both mummies, but keep moving or you will fall. There is another as a reward. little key.

Blow the blocks and you will see the arrow pointing to the wall.  But for the secret passage behind it you need a lot of keys.






Blow the blocks and you will see the arrow pointing to the wall. But for the secret passage behind it you need a lot of keys.

Then run to the left and ignore the snakes as you continue to run to the left. He jumps on the lava and unlocks the key door. In the back room you will find the boss door, but you have to go left again. In the room with the demon and then up the stairs. You have now reached the outside of the dungeon. Gather this directly above you piece of heart forward and further to the right activates the teleportersbefore going down the stairs. You are now back in the room with the snakes. Feed the wolverines some well-aimed bombs and a chest should appear on your level, containing another one. little key contains.

Then run to the left and you should be back in the room with the demon you passed earlier. Go left here this time, go up the stairs and use the grappling hook to push yourself towards the chest. 50 rubies. Jump back into the demon room and head south. Go to the platform to the south here and shoot an arrow into the eye of the Cyclops statue at the top of the room. This will cause a little key. Then go to the room on the left and take another one from the chest. little key.

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The mid boss and the magic staff

Do you remember the room that you should definitely remember? Now go back to the arrow room with the wall blown up and this time go through the passage. Jump over the chasm, remove the first block of keys and continue to the left. In the next room turn left again and in the next room pick up the key block on the stairs. Go up this and go right. You are now back in the previous room and can get from this level to the third key block using the grappling hook. Unlock the block, use the stairs that have appeared.

You can only get the magic wand if you have set the switch correctly.  Otherwise, you will have to go through the entire fortress again.






You can only get the magic wand if you have set the switch correctly. Otherwise, you will have to go through the entire fortress again.

After the 2D corridor, head south and reach the next one. mini boss. Just hit him in the back a few times when he’s spinning in the air. After your victory, you need to go through the north gate. If you have previously set the crystal switch to red, you can now open the chest here and the Magic wand to receive. If not, you need to go back to the switch. Use the ocarina or the teleporter in the mid-boss room to return to the entrance.

In the room with the demon, go left, go up to the mini-boss room, then left. With the help of the tiler you reach the north gate. In the dark room, use the magic wand to light the torches and get the last one. little key.

Big key and final boss

Return to the central room with the lava lake. Use the tile to build a path to the stairs on the right and enter the 2D section. There you have to melt the ice blocks with the magic staff so you can progress. In the next room, open the door with the key and do the last mini boss. As before, she jumps on him and punches him in the back. In the room above you have to cover the entire abyss with tiles again, then the chest with the big key.

Cover everything and you will get the Great Key.  There are several possible solutions for this.






Cover everything and you will get the Great Key. There are several possible solutions for this.

Go back to the lava lake again. This time, build the bridge all the way to the right and take the stairs on the far right. Another 2D section follows, where you have to melt the blocks to make them fit together again in order to progress. Once you’ve done that, you’ll reach the boss door.

Just stand comfortably and hit the button with the magic stick.  The boss almost died alone.






Just stand comfortably and hit the button with the magic stick. The boss almost died alone.

exalted might be the easiest boss in the game. Just stand in the middle and keep shooting your wand. The tactic does not change in the second phase either. The boss just gets faster, but just like before, he misses you with most of his attacks.

More guides on the most important collectibles in Link’s Awakening:

As a reward, there is the obligation heart container and the octopus drum. Now that you have all the instruments together, you should go wind fishing.