When I first started playing The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past Randomizer, one of the biggest things I really struggled with was memorizing which items are needed for each dungeon. With the first randomizer tournament underway and due to the increasing popularity of the game and the influx of new players, I figured now was a good time to talk about the game and what is required for each dungeon.
So I guess the first question is, "What is LttP Randomizer?" Well, in the randomizer the basic structure (maps, dungeons, etc.) stays the same but all the items in the game have been shuffled to new places. In Version 8, boss hearts, NPC items, heart pieces, and chest items have also been shuffled. Prize packs for defeating enemies have been randomized as well and the objective of the randomizer is to beat Ganon as quickly as possible.
What items do I need to beat the game?
Depending on the seed, the required dungeons will change as the crystals and pendants are randomized between dungeons. This is where careful planning and strategy is needed in order to avoid cases like this:
I have compiled a list of items required to full clear each dungeon. Please note that these items can also be found in the dungeons themselves, they just cannot be past the rooms that require them.
Tower of Hera
Hyrule Castle Tower
Palace of darkness
- Desert Palace can be entered 2 different ways so I have separated both access points in separate lists to indicate the items needed depending on which way you enter.
- The medallions needed to enter both Turtle Rock and Misery Mire are randomized so the required medallion will be different in each seed.
- Two items side by side separated by an "or" means you only need one of those two items to complete the dungeon.
In the future, I will be making an in depth guide for each dungeon, explaining how many chests and keys they contain, so please look forward to it. If there is anything I missed or that needs correcting, please leave a comment below.