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An outdated video tutorial courtesy of quo can be found here.


Overworld 1

  • Make a file
  • Set message speed to fast (press R on file select)
  • Soft reset the game (A+B+Start+Select) to setup the blue Rupee manipulation
  • Intro
  • Smith's Sword
  • Get 20 Rupees from the chest
  • Blue Rupee Manipulation (either 1 blue or 4 blues)
  • Hyrule Town
  • Talk to Zelda thrice
  • Small Shield
  • Deflect nut from the Business Scrub and go to Hyrule Castle
  • Vaati cutscene
  • Wake up
  • Picori Blade
  • Leave Hyrule Castle
  • Go to North Hyrule Field
  • Go to Lon Lon Ranch
  • Go to Eastern Hills
  • Go to Minish Woods
  • Activate Ezlo cutscene (water area before Deepwood Shrine)
  • Rescue Ezlo
  • Roll down three times and put Ezlo on your head
  • Shrink
  • Go left to the lily pads
  • Go to Minish Village
  • Talk to Festari
  • Jabber Nut
  • Talk to Gentari
  • Go back to Festari
  • Enter Deepwood Shrine

Deepwood Shrine

  • Push statue to the left and go through door
  • Pull lever and launch to the other side and go through door
  • Step on button and enter barrel
  • Exit via top left door
  • Step on the 2nd button
  • Enter barrel again
  • Exit via down left door
  • Go through another door
  • Launch over water and go through the door
  • Push pot on the button and go through the door at the bottom of the screen
  • Put statues on the buttons and get the key
  • Go back to the barrel and go through the top right exit
  • Open the locked door and go through it
  • Launch to the middle platform and then launch to the bottom platform and go through the door
  • Pull statue on the button and go through the door
  • Kill the Mulldozers and get the key and exit through the left door
  • Go one screen up
  • Jump down and go through the left door
  • Step on the button and go through the top left door
  • 2 Cycle Madderpillar and get Gust Jar and equip it (Sword and Gust Jar)
  • Suck the web away and go through the door
  • Go through the bottom door and enter the barrel
  • Suck the web away and fall through the hole
  • Get on the lily pad and go one screen to the right
  • Get on the platform and push pot on the button and go one screen up
  • Follow the path and put the pot on the button and get the key
  • Go two screens back with the lily pad
  • Go up towards the end of the path and go through the locked door
  • Proceed through this room and get the Big Key and activate and step on the red warp
  • Suck the left web away and climb the stairs (if you didn't do blue Rupee manipulation)
  • Get the rupee chest and leave
  • Suck the right web away and climb the stairs
  • Proceed to the boss room
  • Defeat Big Green Chuchu, get the Heart Container and leave

Overworld 2

  • Go to Gentari and exit through the left door
  • Enter the Minish house and get bombs
  • Equip bombs and grow (Sword and Bombs)
  • Destroy the rocks and go to Eastern Hills
  • Go one screen up and one screen to the left (South Hyrule Field)
  • Activate the Wind Crest
  • Go to Hyrule Town
  • Hurdy-Gurdy Man Cutscene (Save & Quit after getting the Kinstone Bag)
  • Get the Spin Attack
  • Go to the left exit
  • Show the guard th Spin Attack
  • Leave Hyrule Town through the new exit (Trilby Highlands) (also equip the shield for sword AFTER showing the Spin Attack)
  • Go down the ladder
  • Destroy the wall and go through the door
  • Deflect the nut and get the bottle from the Business Scrub
  • Equip the bottle (Bottle and Bombs)
  • Go to Mt. Crenel's Base (left exit in Trilby Highlands)

Mt. Crenel

  • Get water in bottle and pour it on the vine
  • Climb the vine and go the cave at the bottom right
  • Destroy the wall and go into the cave and climb the ladder
  • Destroy the rock and shrink
  • Go to the green water pond and grab with bottle
  • Equip sword (Sword and Bombs)
  • Grow and get the red Rupee by slashing it and jump off the platform
  • Go to the left and destroy the wall above and go into the cave (NOT THE LEFT DOOR)
  • Launch to the other side and climb the stairs
  • Equip Gust Jar and bottle
  • Exit the cave through the bottom right door
  • Jump into the tornado and fly to the other side
  • Climb the ladder and suck away the dust to reveal a Minish Portal
  • Shrink and get the green seed and put it into the hole
  • Grow and pour the green water onto the green seed
  • Climb the vine
  • Go right and roll over the ladder that is over a void
  • Suck the mushroom on the higher platform with the Gust Jar to get launched above
  • Launch to the left platform with the mushroom and jump into the tornado
  • Go the other side and climb the ladder and equip shield and bombs
  • Go the right and destroy the wall and go into the cave
  • Deflect the nut and buy the Grip Ring from the Business Scrub and exit the cave
  • Descend the ladder you came from earlier
  • Go to the left and jump down the platform and climb the Crenel wall
  • Dodge the rocks and climb to the top of the wall
  • Launch to the left side, shrink and enter the Minish path
  • Dodge the rain drops and grow
  • Push the boulder towards the other boulder
  • Put the other boulder in the hole and push the first boulder in the other hole
  • Go down the ladder
  • Go down and push the blocks
  • Exit through the door
  • Go into another cave and equip Gust Jar (Bombs and Gust Jar)
  • Launch to the other side and go down the stairs
  • Throw a bomb towards the switch
  • Exit
  • Go into another cave
  • Solve the boulder puzzle and climb down the stairs
  • Exit
  • Shrink and enter the Minish path
  • Enter Melari's Mines
  • Talk to Melari and go through the left exit
  • Grow and enter Cave of Flames and equip sword and shield

Cave of Flames

  • Go through the right door and blow up the wall with a Bob-omb or bomb
  • Defeat the Spiny Beetles, go through the left door and climb down the stairs
  • Proceed to the mine cart and enter it
  • Head left, suck up a Bob-omb with the Gust Jar to blow up the wall
  • Defeat the Helmasaurs and shrink
  • Proceed to the foggy room
  • Grow and step on the button
  • Go through the bottom left door
  • Throw the Rollobite into the hole and jump into the tornado
  • Fly over the lava, step on the button and push the pole with the chest into the hole
  • Get the small key and go back to the mine cart
  • Jump into the cart, open the locked door, slash the lever and get back into the mine cart
  • Go to the left and go through the upper door
  • Roll over the rail tracks and enter the door
  • Defeat the Spiny Chuchus and get the Cane of Pacci
  • Equip the Cane (Sword and Cane) and flip the rock and jump up the platform from the hole
  • Flip the mine cart and jump into it
  • Push the pole into the hole and get the small key
  • Get back into the mine cart
  • Go through the upper door and climb down the stairs
  • Shrink and proceed through the two rooms and grow
  • Flip the mine cart over and jump into it
  • Slash the lever and jump back into the mine cart
  • Throw the four Rollobites into the hole and push the pole into the hole and slash the lever
  • Go up one screen and use the Cane of Pacci to get the green Kinstone (G>) in the chest and go right one screen
  • Proceed through the lava room around the area to get above
  • Get the big rupee (100) in the southeast chest, the green Kinstone (GP) in the southwest chest, the Big Key and head to the boss door (bad movement makes you miss the fast rock cycle)
  • Go through the boss door and fall down the hole
  • Defeat Gleerok, get the Heart Container and leave

Overworld 3

  • Shrink and get the White Sword from Melari
  • Go back outside via the way you came from
  • Grow and climb down Mt. Crenel and go back to Hyrule Town
  • Activate the Wind Crest
  • Go to Hyrule Castle
  • Take the left stairs and enter the door above
  • Keep rolling up towards the sanctuary and fuse the sword
  • Split and split again to open the door
  • Go back to North Hyrule field
  • Defeat the Vaati Moblins
  • Go back to Hyrule Town and then go to Trilby Highlands
  • Go down the ladder and split to move the block
  • Climb the ladder and go down one screen
  • Vaati cutscene
  • Read the Castor Wilds sign and go to Hyrule Town via South Hyrule field
  • Go inside the shoe shop
  • Shrink and talk to one of the three Town Minish
  • Grow and leave Hyrule Town through the east exit (Lon Lon Ranch), equip bombs (Bombs and Cane)
  • Go to the barn area
  • Shrink, go inside the house, get the key, go back out and grow
  • Give the key to Talon
  • Go in the house and leave it from the other side
  • Proceed through the area and jump up to the platform by using the Cane
  • Jump into the tornado and follow the path
  • Enter Lake Hylia
  • Head down to Minish Woods
  • Go to the Witch's Hut and buy the Wake-Up Mushroom
  • Go back to the shoe shop and get the Pegasus Boots, equip sword and boots
  • Go to Castor Wilds

Castor Wilds/Wind Ruins

  • Walk left and immediately roll down into the swamp to skip an Ezlo text
  • Go left and go inside the cave blocked by the grass
  • Defeat the Darknut and get the first golden Kinstone
  • Leave and climb the vine next to you
  • Follow the upper path once and climb down
  • Dash towards the left to the Minish Portal and shrink
  • Enter the Minish path and equip Gust Jar and the bottle (Bottle and Gust Jar)
  • Get on the lily pad and follow the path to the end, get water when almost at the end while the lily pad is still moving
  • Equip sword and boots, defeat the Mulldozers, get the bow and Save & Quit
  • Green Kinstone Manipulation
  • Avoid the Ezlo text again and dash left until you reach the vine
  • Follow the top path to the top right of the map and shoot the Eyegore
  • Follow the path and enter the cave to get the second golden Kinstone
  • Leave the cave, dash down and push the boulder into the hole
  • Climb the vine next to you and dash down towards the Eyegore
  • Shoot the Eyegore and jump down from the platform and dash past the Wind Crest (don't activate it)
  • Shoot the next Eyegore and follow the path to the cave and get the third golden Kinstone
  • Dash to the right and fuse with the statues
  • Enter the Wind Ruins
  • Follow the path until the Minish Portal, shrink and equip the sword (boots and sword)
  • Go inside the Armos and turn it on
  • Grow and follow the path while defeating the Tektites if you have to
  • Keep following the path until another Minish Portal
  • Before shrinking slash the grass to create a shortcut
  • Shrink and turn on the Armos
  • Grow and follow the path until another Minish Portal
  • Shrink and turn off the Armos
  • Follow the path once more and defeat all the enemies (3 Ropes, 2 Beetles)
  • Enter the Fortress of Winds

Fortress of Winds JPN/EUR version

  • Enter the right door
  • Climb the stairs, pull the left lever and go through the door
  • Climb the ladder and head to the door above
  • Go left, defeat the Armos, split and open the door to the right
  • Shrink and turn the other Armos on and grow with the Minish Portal to the left
  • Pull the lever and fall down the hole and get the key
  • Leave and go into the middle door
  • Go up and enter the left side locked door
  • Defeat the Darknut and head down through the spike Traps
  • Equip bombs and blow up the hidden wall in the middle of the tiles
  • Get the Mole Mitts, equip them and Save & Quit
  • Go through the right door again
  • Continue through the rooms until you climb the ladder
  • Get the red Kinstone in the chest to the left
  • Go to the Armos room
  • Head up to the Minish Portal, shrink and go to the other Minish Portal and grow
  • Big Key Skip
  • Defeat Mazaal and get the Heart Container
  • Head up and get the Ocarina of Winds

Fortress of Winds USA version

  • Enter the right door
  • Climb the stairs, pull the left lever and go through the door
  • Climb the ladder and go through the door
  • Go left, defeat the Armos, split and open the door to the right
  • Shrink and turn the other Armos on and grow with the Minish Portal to the left
  • Pull the lever and fall down the hole and get the key
  • Leave and go to the leftmost room
  • Climb the stairs and equip the bow (Sword and Bow)
  • Head up and shoot the eye and go inside the room
  • Defeat the Stalfos
  • Follow the path and climb the ladder
  • Go through the door and shoot the two eyes to the right
  • Solve the puzzle and pull the lever
  • Fall down the hole and get the key
  • Leave and go into the middle room
  • Go up and enter the left side locked door
  • Defeat the Darknut and head down through the spike Traps
  • Equip bombs and blow up the hidden wall in the middle of the tiles
  • Open the chest, leave and jump down
  • Open the rightside locked door
  • Pull the lever and roll over the bridge
  • Defeat the Floormasters with arrows and go through the door (don't shrink)
  • Follow the path and put the statues on the top left button and bottom right button, equip the sword and Mole Mitts
  • Split and step on the other buttons to get the key
  • Open the door and go back to the Minish Portal
  • Shrink and go through the door you opened
  • Head left and go inside the Minish hole
  • Grow and step on the button and get the key
  • Shrink and leave
  • Jump down and grow
  • Avoid the Floormasters and go one screen to the right and go through the door
  • Follow the path and fall into the right hole to get the Big Key
  • Jump down and get caught by the Floormasters
  • Enter the middle door, climb the stairs and enter the door below you
  • Follow the path and open the boss door
  • Defeat Mazaal and get the Heart Container
  • Head up and get the Ocarina of Winds

Magical Boomerang Quest

  • Equip the Ocarina and Cane
  • Fly to South Hyrule Field
  • Use the Cane to get up to Tingle, fuse and talk with him afterwards (MAKE SURE TO TALK WITH HIM AFTER THE FUSION)
  • Equip the Pegasus Boots (Ocarina and Boots) and enter Hyrule Town from the south entrance
  • Save & Quit to setup CafĂ© Ocarina Glitch
  • Do Ocarina Glitch and enter the house on the far left (Dr. Left's house)
  • Pour water on the fireplace and leave
  • Go to the carpenters house, shrink and go back to Dr. Left's house
  • Talk to the Minish behind the bookshelf to start the Power Bracelets Quest
  • Go inside the chimney
  • Go into the Strangers house and leave from the back
  • Keep following the path to the fountain
  • Enter the fountain cave and head right
  • Get a Fairy from the pot in the bottom right corner
  • Equip the sword and Cane and fight the Mulldozers, take damage until you have about 3/4 hearts left and get the Power Bracelets (less hearts is more optimal, but also dangerous)
  • Equip the Pegasus Boots and Mole Mitts and Save & Quit
  • (USA version only) Go inside the Mole Mitts cave and get the chest after the first beetle which is basically straight up when entering and leave to Romio & Julietta's house
  • Dash up until you are at the bell, then dash left and go into the Stranger's house to fuse with him
  • Leave Hyrule Town to the left
  • Enter the Mole Mitts cave on the left side
  • Use the ladder to leave the cave, equip the Ocarina and fuse with Knuckle (Ocarina and Boots)
  • Fly to Lake Hylia
  • Go right and fuse with David Jr.
  • Head left and leave Lake Hylia
  • Dash left and enter the cave, equip sword over the boots (Sword and Ocarina), push the rock, equip the boots over sword (Boots and Ocarina) and leave the cave
  • Fuse with Ankle
  • Fly to Hyrule Town and head towards the Castle
  • Enter the trees and activate the ladder to access the Magical Boomerang (tree order: SE, SW, NW, NE)
  • Fly to Lake Hylia
  • Kill the Octorok and use a setup to open the door of the house without entering it (equip the Ocarina and Boots once the door is open)
  • Ocarina Glitch and walk to the entrance of Temple of Droplets, play the Ocarina again to deactivate it and then enter the temple

Temple of Droplets

  • Go down the platform and enter the room above
  • Go to the right room and down the stairs
  • Push the lever and go back up
  • Fall down the hole and push the ice block into the sunlight
  • Get the key and go back up the stairs
  • Get Ocarina Glitch and go to the platform where the exit is
  • Go up the platform, and back down from it and dash up left. Once you enter the next room, use the door ledge on the right to jump down and roll down the hole
  • Get the Boss Key and Save & Quit
  • Go back to the room on the right and do Ocarina Glitch again
  • Go back to the first room, stand in front of the boss door and equip the Cane and Magical Boomerang
  • Face away from the boss door, throw the boomerang and perform Boss Door Clipping
  • Roll right thrice and use a visual cue to enter the Blue Warp Room Early
  • Equip the sword and defeat the Scissors Beetles
  • Go through the door at the bottom and then left
  • Split and push the lever
  • Jump down and go to the bottom right door and equip the boots (Sword and Boots)
  • Follow the path and enter the locked door
  • Defeat Big Blue Chuchu and get the Flame Lantern
  • Equip the Ocarina (Boots and Ocarina) and Save & Quit
  • Use the blue warp and climb down the stairs
  • Ocarina Glitch and go one screen down
  • Then go one screen left and dash towards the left until you're at a vertically long block
  • Go down until you are at the end of the block and dash left
  • Go two screens to the left and then go one screen up and then go immediately right
  • Deactivate the Ocarina Glitch by playing the Ocarina and jump down and dash up and climb the stairs
  • Follow the path until there is another lever, split and push it
  • Equip the Flame Lantern (Sword and Lantern) and go to the boss
  • Defeat Big Octorok, get the Heart Container and leave

Overworld 4

  • Equip the Boots and Ocarina and exit the Temple
  • Fly to Hyrule Town and go to Hyrule Castle
  • Avoid the guards and equip sword (Sword and Boots) and slash the grass to reveal a ladder
  • Go to the Elemental Sanctuary and fuse to get the blue sword
  • Go back outside, equip bottle and ocarina
  • Fly to Hyrule Town
  • Go to South Hyrule Field and step on the sky warp
  • Climb the stairs
  • Do Ocarina Glitch to climb the stairs blocked by people (In the European version, walk left and talk to the Wind Tribe elder to get past the second person)
  • Get a Fairy from leftmost pot and go inside the tornado leading to the Palace of Winds

Palace of Winds

  • Equip the sword and Boomerang and proceed through the room by shooting the switches and splitting up to push a block
  • Go on the platform and avoid the Bombarossas
  • Go two screens left
  • Follow the path and fight the Wizzrobes and get Roc's Cape
  • Equip the Cape (Sword and Cape) and jump on the clouds
  • Make a precise jump to the platform that appears at the bottom left of the screen to skip the entire floor (How To)
  • Jump on the clouds
  • Split and follow the path to the block and push it
  • Go one screen down
  • Push one of the three blocks that have a colored tile in front of them and jump on the moving platforms
  • Follow the platform to the end and jump on the platform above you
  • Go through the platform grate room to reach the spike bar room
  • Equip the Cane and jump up with the hole
  • Split with the top, bottom and bottom right tiles and shrink
  • Go down, solve the pot puzzle, follow the path, go inside the Minish hole, follow the path once more and grow
  • Equip the Cape and bow and shoot the switch
  • Get the key and go back to the locked door you saw earlier
  • Jump against the wall in front of the clouds
  • Head left and follow the path until the long gap
  • Time your jump with the wind and keep following the path until the clouds
  • Jump up to the first cloud and do timed jumps to cross the gap and then jump the other gap without a cloud
  • Jump on the clouds and equip sword (Cape and Sword)
  • Head down and defeat the Ball & Chain Soldiers
  • You can try to activate Ocarina Glitch off of the start of the cutscene to skip the Moblin fight
  • Follow the path (while doing some puzzles and fights in between, unless you got OG) and open the chest to get a key
  • Open the locked door and get the Big Key, equip the Boots and Lantern. Make sure the Lantern is on the B Button or it won't work
  • Go back to the Big Key door and perform Boss Door Clipping to skip the second half of Palace of Winds
  • Defeat Gyorg Pair, get the Heart Container and leave

Dark Hyrule Castle

  • Equip Boots and Ocarina and fly to Hyrule Town (On the European version walk down the stairs and leave through the warp on the bottom floor you entered and fly from there)
  • Go to the Elemental Sanctuary, fuse the sword and head up
  • Watch the cutscenes
  • Dash down and split to open the door
  • Free the two guards and Minister Potho
  • Equip the Ocarina and Cape and head left and two screens up
  • Ocarina Glitch on the stairs
  • Go back towards the Sanctuary entrance and keep going right until you can't go any further
  • Go up and use the Cape to get out of the wall
  • Go down two screens and go up the stairs
  • Head outside to change the Save & Quit location
  • Go back inside and go up, left and up again
  • Split to defeat the cannons
  • Go up and left avoiding the Floormasters in between
  • Solve the tile puzzle and go right and down one screen
  • Split and step on all four buttons and open the chest
  • Head back to the Castle entrance and equip the boots and Ocarina
  • Ocarina Glitch on the top left stairs and head towards the cannon stairs
  • Immediately after going up the stairs go down two screens (dash over the walls) and a screen left (walk down a bit or you can't go in)
  • Jump off from the top of the stairs and climb the left set of stairs
  • Get the key and Save & Quit
  • Repeat the same steps but head right in the entrance area to a dark room with Gibdos
  • Jump off from the top of the stairs and head up
  • Step on the button and go up the stairs
  • Get the key and equip the Cape (Cape and Ocarina)
  • Ocarina Glitch and walk to the screen transition of the leftmost door without activating it
  • With Link's hat barely visible, jump with the Roc's Cape to clip to the left and then walk left
  • Head up and do the same thing on the left door (you have to roll to jump again if you fail the jump)
  • Defeat the Ball & Chain Soldiers and go to through the left door
  • Go up and put a bomb against the blocks, shoot the two switches and go up the door (roll down after you land on the grate to get through)
  • Go right one screen and up one screen and defeat the black Darknut
  • Go back down one screen and one screen to the right
  • Defeat the two Darknuts and go up
  • Light the torches with the Lantern and head up
  • Defeat the Ghinis and go right and up the stairs
  • Get the fourth key and Save & Quit
  • Step on the blue warp and head up
  • Split and move the block and get the Big Key
  • Go back to the blue warp and then to the red warp and open the boss door
  • Jump over the Ball & Chain Soldier and climb the stairs
  • Split and step on all four buttons while defeating the Keatons
  • Defeat the triple Darknuts
  • Defeat Vaati 1
  • Defeat Vaati 2
  • Defeat Vaati 3
  • .done

Last updated 02/09/2018 – PPLToast