Horsehead (マズラ Mazura?) is the boss of Parapa Palace, the first dungeon in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. True to its name, its head is that of a white horse, and it otherwise appears as a large knight in red armor. It wields a two-handed mace in battle, and its only weak point is its characteristic head.

A lesser enemy of similar appearance, the Tinsuit, is often mistakenly described as a "mini-horsehead."


Horsehead deals a lot of damage and knocks Link far with his mace. Damage can be reduced, however, using the Shield Spell. His head is his weak spot and there are two main ways to defeat him. The best method of damaging him is to either wait until he comes close to Link and attacks, then jump over the attack and strike his head or stand at a distance from him and wait until he attacks before jumping towards him and attacking. Another, and the best method, is to get the Downthrust first, then hit from above.


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Horsehead (The Adventure of Link)


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