Link’s Awakening may be a shorter and smaller game when you compare it to 3D Zelda titles, but the charm and odd nature of Koholint Island makes it a breeding ground for cool things to be found. Here are some of the cool things that you can do in Link’s Awakening that you might not have known.
Steal From the Shopkeeper
There are some pretty expensive items in the Town Tool shop in Mabe Village such as a bow and arrow and a chamber stones for the dungeon creator.
It can be hard to get so many rupees in a short amount of time but there is a way to cheat the system and rob the shopkeeper of his wares. I know, Link would never do such a thing but stealing is possible in Link’s Awakening and it’s pretty cool.
After you grab the item from the shelf, you will then want to run around the shopkeeper so that he gets confused and looks away from the main entrance. When he’s not looking, run past the door and you will now be labeled as a thief.
Marin will call you a thief, other locals will call you a thief, and if you try to go back into the shop, the owner will strike you down and kill you in one hit with some weird magical attack.
We don’t recommend doing this, but it’s neat little easter egg from the original game.