50% Of Hardcore Zelda Fans Will Fail This Quiz

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For anyone who's played The Legend of Zelda series, it's a title that's synonymous with adventure. Link, the hero, is compelled into an epic quest, whether it's reconciling the realms of dark and light, correcting a grave mistake in time, or scrambling to find a way to stop the moon from crashing to earth in three days. Though the stakes are always high, Zelda wouldn't feel like Zelda without the presence of unique, memorable locations to further enhance the vast richness of the world. These places can be sweeping vistas, quaint and quirky establishments, or dark and dingy dungeons, but in all cases they're integral to Zelda building itself up as a highly detailed universe that demands to be explored in full. And it's that standard which players expect whenever a new game in the series comes around.

With tons of Zelda games released since the series made its debut back in 1987, can you remember specific locations from across them all? Dungeons, overworld areas, and quaint little spots are all included in this quiz, which will test your knowledge of the series like never before. Some places appear throughout multiple games whereas others are unique to particular titles. Gather your courage, hero of time, and test your memory!

Question 1

What's the name of this Zelda location?

One of the most legendary places in all of Zelda, this temple immediately instills in any seasoned Zelda player a sense of calm and importance. In Ocarina of Time, entering the temple is met with a solemn, operatic tune that demands respect. This is the resting place of the Master Sword, the blade of evil's bane, and such a legendary weapon deserves a grand temple to house it. Though it appears in many games in the series, this temple is always serenely beautiful.

Question 2

What's the name of this Zelda location?

This city hovers far above the clouds and is home to both Link and Zelda in Skyward Sword. The pair grew up together here, spending their time flying around on their loftwings whenever they weren't studying or, in Link's case, sleeping in way too much. Link and Zelda aren't planning to leave anytime soon, but Link is forced to travel below the cloud cover to the surface world when Zelda is kidnapped, thus setting in motion the events of Skyward Sword and, in turn, the rest of the Zelda series.

Question 3

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Skyward Sword is a beautiful game, and few locations showcase the game's somewhat expressionist art style as well as this forest, which Link visits near the beginning of the game. After Zelda is kidnapped, Link faces the challenge of breaking his people's protocol and journeying beneath the clouds to the surface world. He lands smack in the middle of this forest and soon meets some quirky local creatures who lend him a hand. He also gets into some scrapes with hostile flora.

Question 4

What's the name of this Zelda location?

In Link's Awakening, Link sails out to sea in search of adventure only to be swept away to a mysterious island. Stranded, Link searches for a way to escape until he hears of the Wind Fish, a mythical creature that resides in a giant egg at the top of this mountain. However, Link discovers that he can only awaken the creature by gathering eight magical instruments. When Link does manage to awaken the Wind Fish, he learns the whole island was just dreamed up by the flying whale. Yeah, it's a weird game.

Question 5

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Though the Great Deku Tree was technically the first dungeon of Ocarina of Time, it isn't lengthy at all and doesn't pose much of a challenge. This second dungeon in the game, on the other hand, raises the bar high, and quickly at that. The dungeon is adorned with an enormous dinosaur skull, which menacingly glares down at diminutive child Link. The whole environment is dim and foreboding, lava and fire hazards are everywhere, and your flimsy Deku Shield will instantly burn to a crisp if you dare to put it on.

Question 6

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Though it doesn't look like much from the surface, this location is key in the events of Majora's Mask. Whilst searching for missing Zora eggs, Link learns that some of them have been taken to this place. After swimming there in his Zora form, Link discovers that below the surface is a massive pit and a series of tunnels, all dug by giant sea serpents who now guard the eggs. Link makes his way through the underwater death trap, defeating the sea snakes and recovering the lost eggs.

Question 7

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Battles that take place on bridges are usually epic, and that's the case when one happens on this bridge in Twilight Princess. King Bulblin, a large green monster who battles Link numerous times throughout the game, kidnaps Colin, a little kid from Link's village, tying him to the end of a pole. Link chases after Bulblin's war pig on horseback, culminating in an intense jousting match at the top of this bridge. With both Colin's life and his own hanging in the balance, Link comes out on top.

Question 8

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Few places recur in Zelda as much as this well-known village, which has appeared in a multitude of games including the recently released Breath of the Wild. Here, though, it's shown as it appeared in Ocarina of Time, one of its most iconic incarnations. Though it looks like a peaceful enough place, the village is macabre in reality; its graveyard holds a redead-infested crypt, one of its houses is inhabited by a cursed family, and the Shadow Temple is housed just above the graveyard. Oh, and the bottom of the local well is a nightmarish place full of monsters, traps, and eerie illusions.

Question 9

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Sometimes Zelda just really enjoys being quirky and poking fun at adult life, and this is one prime example of that. First seen in Majora's Mask, this high-class establishment is only open from 10:00 pm until dawn and is only accessible to those who sport Romani's Mask. Though the patrons are all adults (with the exception of Link), alcohol is not on tap. Instead, a kid-friendly beverage is what's on offer, in particular a highly prized and extremely expensive variety known as Chateau Romani.

Question 10

What's the name of this Zelda location?

If you've played Phantom Hourglass, you'll probably know the name of this temple, which Link visits multiple times throughout the game. The environment of the place is hostile in itself, with Link only being able to tolerate it once he's under the protection of the Phantom Hourglass. Though the temple is accessible early in the game, Link must backtrack to it once he acquires more items from his journey in order to fully uncover its secrets, including the final boss of the game.

Question 11

What's the name of this Zelda location?

If there's a place in Wind Waker that side quests call home, it's this lovely island. As one of the most populated land masses in the Great Sea, this island is one of its only main cities, meaning that a whole bunch of people live and congregate here. As a result, the vast majority of quests in the game require you to come here at one point or another. Whether you want to become a photographer's apprentice, participate in a morally ambiguous auction, or play tag with snotty schoolkids, it all happens here.

Question 12

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Few places have matched the intense presence and looming nature of this dungeon, which first appeared in A Link to the Past and made a return in A Link Between Worlds. A gigantic tower that stands tall at the summit of the already treacherous Death Mountain, the imposing nature of this fortress is immediately evident. As the final dungeon of the Light World in A Link to the Past, this dungeon is a just as difficult to get to as it is to complete, giving Link one heck of a challenge.

Question 13

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Any Zelda player worth their salt will recognize this location, which has appeared in so many games that it's one of the main staples of the Zelda universe. Though the particulars of how it's presented differ between games, it's always an incredibly dangerous place, whether because of its excruciating volcanic heat or because it's filled to the brim with deadly foes. In Ocarina of Time, it's even inhabited by an ancient lava dragon that causes eruptions and eats Gorons whenever it wants. Not exactly the most adventure-friendly environment.

Question 14

What's the name of this Zelda location?

If you're a fan of Stranger Things, there's a chance you're intrigued by what happens when you flip things upside down. If so, this is the dungeon for you. One of the toughest dungeons in Majora's Mask, this place is situated at the top of a massive chasm, which Link ascends via some clever hookshot movement. The dungeon is ominous, tough, and insanely complicated, especially since you can literally flip it on its head by using a light arrow on a button outside. Keep your wits about you, or you might just lose them entirely.

Question 15

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Fishing must be either the biggest sport in Hyrule or Link's favorite pastime, because it's represented extensively in Zelda. Many will recall the tiny fishing area off of Lake Hylia in Ocarina of Time, where Link would finally be rewarded a Golden Scale after many hours spent trying to impress the belligerent owner with a sizable catch. In Twilight Princess it's a considerably nicer area, featuring a proper cottage and the far less belligerent owner Hena, plus different types of fish and changing seasons. Fishermen rejoice!

Question 16

What's the name of this Zelda location?

There are some silly and even gimmicky locations in the Zelda series, and this place is a prime example of that. Appearing in Oracle of Ages, this location's identity is based on ideals of perfectly mirrored symmetry. Houses are placed in specific boundaries, trees and shrubs are planted with exactitude, and every inhabitant of the village has a twin. It's a nice idea that results in a pretty little town, but it's not so nice in the past, what with an active volcano being around and all.

Question 17

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Speaking of lakes, no body of water has recurred in Zelda quite as much as this one, which first showed up in A Link to the Past and has continued to appear even in Breath of the Wild. It's shown here in its Twilight Princess incarnation, with a monumental bridge high above, Lakebed Temple at its bottom and a series of interconnected islands on its surface. Some rather quirky fellows have also taken the opportunity to set up some death-defying minigames, because why not.

Question 18

What's the name of this Zelda location?

After trekking through a frozen wasteland, Link finds himself at the top of a mountain with a serene view spread out before him. While he's taking in the sights, he meets a friendly yeti who insists that Link challenge him to a snowboarding contest. The creature seems pretty enthused, so Link obliges. After reaching the bottom of the slope, Link discovers that his next destination is in fact the yeti's house, a decrepit old mansion nestled in the frozen heights. Though Link's new yeti friend is a cheerful fellow, his hostile abode is anything but.

Question 19

What's the name of this Zelda location?

The Lost Woods is a pretty strange and grim place, what with it being a labyrinthine forest where people can get impossibly lost and never find their way out again. In A Link to the Past, the Dark World is introduced, which basically acts as a flipped, creepier version of the normal world. Enter this flipped version of the Lost Woods, an even more macabre version of the forest that features a plethora of massive bones, some of which Link must use as passageways.

Question 20

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Most Zelda dungeons are ancient, somewhat derelict spaces filled with hostile creatures that have been slumbering for many years. Things are different here, in this dungeon from Skyward Sword. An industrialized space used by a long-forgotten technologically advanced civilization, this dungeon still hums with power, robots, and mechanical marvels of all sorts. Rather than moving blocks and levers, as is his usual fare, Link finds himself manipulating power currents and fending off machines in a clear departure from Zelda's typically medieval atmosphere.

Question 21

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Earlier I mentioned how Link didn't have the most pleasant travel experiences in Majora's Mask. But let's be real, Link didn't have the best of times in Ocarina of Time, either. Between the incredibly macabre Shadow Temple, the volcanic heat of the Fire Temple, and the grueling test of patience that is the Water Temple, it's safe to say that his journey was rough. But let's not forget this lovely place, where a constant sandstorm buffets the landscape and illusions threaten to get Link irreparably lost on his way to the Spirit Temple.

Question 22

What's the name of this Zelda location?

After enlisting the help of his good friend Medli, Link enters this temple in the latter half of Wind Waker. Though it looks like a simple cave from outside, the dungeon is an elaborate dark crypt featuring floormasters, redeads, and blue mist that prevents the use of one's abilities. Link and Medli soon discover that light is able to disperse the mist and use some clever mirror-based tactics to progress through the dungeon. Medli, as the new sage, stays behind, and Link proceeds on his quest to restore power to the Master Sword.

Question 23

What's the name of this Zelda location?

After being cursed by Zant and bound to his wolf form, Zelda informs Link that he can only break the curse by finding the Master Sword, so that's exactly what he and Midna set out to do. After finding a hidden passage near the Forest Temple, Link and Midna enter another part of the forest, one which is far more ancient. The pair encounter a skull kid who, after some games, guides them in the right direction, leading them to the crumbling ruins of the Temple of Time and, with it, the Master Sword.

Question 24

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Twilight Princess is all about, well, twilight, specifically the dark realm that exists as a parallel dimension to Hyrule. Midna, who hails from that realm, has been usurped as ruler, cursed, and banished by Zant, the realm's new overlord. Link and Midna work together for much of the game collecting magical artifacts that will allow them to get back to Midna's homeworld, and they do just that near the end of the game. They arrive at this location, where Zant is waiting for them.

Question 25

What's the name of this Zelda location?

This dungeon, which appears in Phantom Hourglass, is keen on testing Link's faith. That might not sound so bad, but the dungeon requires an Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade type faith, wherein Link is forced to traverse bottomless pits using invisible walkways and do other similarly insane things in order to move forward. The kicker, though, is that blind courage isn't always the answer; sometimes hidden switches and puzzles are what's needed to progress. So you gotta have faith, just not all the time.

Question 26

What's the name of this Zelda location?

A huge part of Majora's Mask is side quests and managing timelines in order to complete those quests, and it's pretty safe to say that Link would have a hard time keeping track of it all without the Bombers Secret Society of Justice, or Bombers for short. After beating them at a game of tag, Link is dubbed a new member of the Bombers and is given a notebook that's key to keeping track of his good deeds. He's also allowed access to this secret place, hidden beneath the alleys of Clock Town.

Question 27

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Zelda isn't always a very shocking series when it comes to storylines, but Wind Waker delivers in spades when Link first arrives at this island. After acquiring the first two pearls, Link heads to this place in the midst of a raging storm only to discover that the island has been obliterated and the guardian of the third pearl has fled. Quill soon arrives to inform Link where the guardian has gone, but arriving to find an island that's been shattered into pieces is a jarring and sobering experience all the same.

Question 28

What's the name of this Zelda location?

While helping his childhood friend Ilia regain her lost memory, Link stumbles upon a wooden statue. Upon showing it to Ilia, she recalls that someone saved her from danger. With the help of the elderly Goron named Gor Coron, Link makes his way to this place, a village originally inhabited by members of the ancient Sheikah tribe. In Link's time, though, the tribe has been almost entirely whittled away by monster attacks, leaving a sole inhabitant in the form of an elderly woman named Impaz.

Question 29

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Link really doesn't get to have much of a good time in Majora's Mask, and most of the locations he travels to are no exception. From snow-blasted wastelands to harsh canyons to toxic swamps, Link doesn't exactly visit the most pleasant places. The aforementioned poisonous swamp is this location, which is housed in a stagnant crater close to the Southern Swamp area. It takes a good bit of Deku flying and water-hopping to reach this area, and it's where the first dungeon of the game is found.

Question 30

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Situated on an island in the middle of a lake, this is the first dungeon in the original Legend of Zelda. It doesn't look like much nowadays, but this was the first Zelda dungeon ever and it introduced two iconic items: the boomerang and the bow. The Triforce fragment found in the dungeon is guarded by a dragon which, though not the most original of boss ideas, is a pretty cool start for any series. The dungeon doesn't have a real name, so it's instead referred to by the shape of its map.

Question 31

What's the name of this Zelda location?

The theme of parallel worlds that was explored in Twilight Princess resurfaces in A Link Between Worlds, and with great effect. In this case, the alternate world is strikingly similar to Hyrule, with the exception that it's been ravaged and is on the brink of destruction. It turns out that the inhabitants of this alternate world, which include the game's antagonist and a version of Zelda named Hilda, conspire to steal Hyrule's Triforce in order to restore their own world. Not the nicest idea, but their motives are understandable.

Question 32

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Few places in Wind Waker test Link as much as this stronghold, a foreboding structure located at the corner of the map that Link must revisit multiple times throughout the game. It's the site of his first brush with real foes, the place where he first meets Ganon, and where he first comes into his own when he singlehandedly defeats both Phantom Ganon and the Helmaroc King. Link grows up a lot thanks to the hardships he faces here, and that growth is what enables him to forge on and eventually defeat Ganon himself.

Question 33

What's the name of this Zelda location?

Link frequents a bar in Twilight Princess, and a real one at that! The place becomes something of a base of operations for Link and his acquaintances, with them planning out numerous missions and adventures in the back room. The bar is named for its owner, a loud but kind woman who has a habit of telling it like it is. Her observations and advice are both poignant and heartfelt, and as such she serves as a sort of guide to Link on his journey.

Question 34

What's the name of this Zelda location?

If you thought Jabu-Jabu's Belly was the only Zelda dungeon accessed through a fish's mouth, you'd be forgiven for thinking as such. After all, such an entrance isn't exactly a common occurrence. And yet, this dungeon from Link's Awakening uses it, too. To actually reach the dungeon, Link must use his flippers to dive down at a particular spot and then surface inside the ring of rocks. Oh, and he has to help a crestfallen ghost make peace with his death first. It's okay, though, because this dungeon isn't a real fish, so it's not as gross of an experience.

Question 35

What's the name of this Zelda location?

For a while, the very idea of a water-based Zelda dungeon instilled in players a sense of dread. However, Skyward Sword made strides in correcting that issue with this dungeon. With its lotus-filled ponds, colossal statues, and all manner of serene Buddhist imagery, the temple was beautiful, and its disparate levels of hellish basement and sublime main floor made it interesting, too. The dungeon was also allegedly based on The Spider's Thread, a short story wherein the Buddha is able to glimpse hell through a pond in paradise. Even the most beautiful things have a dark side, it seems.

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