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much as your sword and your damsel in distress are, puzzles are a
staple for the Legend of Zelda series. Usually placed in dungeons,
puzzles in Zelda usually range from your simple switch puzzle to those
jerkkish puzzles that will screw you over every time. Whether Nintendo
put them in for a good challenge or their cheap difficulty confused to
many people, these are the puzzle that personally stumped me the most.
The Phantom Hourglass DS Closing
puzzle is one of those that you think "What the hell have a been doing
for 9 hours?" once you solve it. As the name implies, you have to
literally close your DS to solve the puzzle. Sounds easy, but if you
were like me and had absolutely no clue of what to do, your going to be
stuck for a loooonnnnggg time.
Statue Puzzle- Twilight Princess
my opinion, Twilight Princess lacks in difficulty compared to other
Zelda games like Ocarina of Time or A Link to the Past. Now, this isn't
exactly a bad thing, per say, but I did find myself breezing through
alot of parts throughout the game. The Statue Puzzle was not one of
those parts. Even today, I at least have to retry this puzzle once in
order to think it through. In this one, you have to guide two statues
back to the spot they were previously in by jumping around. Here's the
catch: One statue goes one direction and the other one goes the complete
opposite. Having to worry about whether they step on you or not is the
least of your problems. I have to say this puzzle was probably the most
challenging thing in the whole game.
Water Temple- Ocarina of Time
might think, "Wait... But this is just a dungeon!" Think about it
though: Raising the water levels in order to get the stupid keys,
putting your iron boots on every second of your existence... The whole
dungeon is a puzzle. Whether you agree with me or not is up to you, but
in any case, this puzzle/ dungeons is FRUSTRATING. Yes, the word needed
all caps, cause I meant it. Like I mentioned, to get a key to enter the
next room, you need to switch the water level, put on your iron boots
for the ten millionth time, pray with all your might that you didn't
forget a key in another level of the dungeon. This puzzle's/ dungeon's
design is so rage inducing that one of the main reasons Nintendo created
the Ocarina of Time 3DS version was to fix the design. Thank you,
Nintendo. Well.... At least it's satisfying once you finish it... If you
call a Link obsessed, weird- looking Zora chick asking for you hand in
marriage and, well.... You know what satisfying, then I really don't
know what to tell you.
Pot Puzzle- Link's Awakening
the DS closing in Phantom Hourglass, this is one of those "special"
puzzles that took me forever to figure out, but was actually quite
simple. Picture this: You find yourself in a room filled with pots and
one way out. The door is locked, so the first thing you think is that
there must be a key in one of the many pots in the room which opens the
door. So, one by one you slash those pots and you find..... Absolutely
nothing. Confused, you go out of the room and go back in so the pots
would respawn. Once again, you take out the pots one by one until all
you see is the ground with, of course, no key. Now frustrated, you turn
off the game, thinking that was a glitch, not knowing that you didn't
save beforehand and have to do the temple all over again. Once you get
back to the room, you try your tactic yet a third time and fail
miserably. 4th time, your sick of this crap and want to get out of the
stupid temple. Your start throwing pots everywhere like a crazer, until
you acidentally throw a pot at the door... It opens like that. You sit
in a corner for an hour and wonder why you didn't think of that
before.... Well, know you know how I feel.
And Number 1...
Hero's Cave- Oracle Games
there is anything in the Legend of Zelda that took me longer or was
more frustrating, it would have to be the Hero's Cave. Containing rooms
of multiple block puzzles that will most likely make you rage quit, to
this day, the Hero's Cave is the hardest puzzle I have ever gotten
through in a Zelda game. The best thing about this, though, might be the
fact that you're rewarded tremendously afterwards.
What do you consider to be the hardest puzzle in Zelda? Comment below and thanks for reading!