The 5 secrets hidden in the Zelda Game & Watch

A few days ago, Nintendo launched The Legend of Zelda Game & Watch , a retro portable console suitable for both collectors and those in love with the saga who want to recall the great moments and adventures lived with Link. The Zelda Game & Watch includes the titles The Legend of Zelda (1987), Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (1988) and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (1993), as well as a minigame and a couple of apps. Today we will explain how to enjoy all the Easter eggs that this new console has.

The 5 secrets hidden in the Zelda Game & Watch

The triforce ignites

It is impossible to have this new Game & Watch in hand and not spend a few minutes examining its design before turning it on and reliving Link’s adventures. On the back of the console there is a kind of silkscreen with the symbol of the triforce.

Well, it lights up green , only if you’ve only played during the day, you won’t have noticed. In order to see the effect, the console brightness must be on and you must play in a slightly dark environment.

Play Zelda with tricks

If you don’t want to complicate your life and simply want to enjoy the titles , the Zelda Game & Watch comes with its own tricks to make the games a little easier. If you hold down the A button while selecting the game file , the game will load up with several fully legal cheats.

  • In The Legend of Zelda , Link will play with all hearts for health .
  • In Zelda II: The Adventure of Link we will get the same, but, in addition, the attack and magic will be at maximum from the beginning of the game, as well as all of Link’s spells and special abilities.
  • Finally, in Link’s Awakening you will have life to the fullest and you can start with a level 2 sword , which is not bad at all.

Play hard

If the above trick serves to make things easy, the Game & Watch Zelda also has a mode for those who are a tryhard . If you’ve played the games many times and want a slightly more powerful challenge , try putting “Zelda” as Link’s name once you’ve completed each game for the first time. We know it’s sacrilege to name Link like that, but apparently Nintendo found it funny to do it this way.

Add an extra difficulty to Vermin

Vermin is a minigame that is included in the console. It is the typical game of pounding the moles, only this time it is starring Link. You can choose two different modes, “Game A” and “Game B”, but there is a third hidden mode , much more difficult that is activated by holding down the A button for 5 seconds in the main menu of the game.

Hidden images during the idle period

If you do not touch any buttons on the console for 3 minutes, the console will automatically go to sleep mode. Well, there are a total of 11 images that are displayed as wallpaper for each game that includes the console.