Most of the Realm of the Heavens is played on the clouds, with portals leading to solid areas below. It features many of the bosses from previous levels, including Chief Soldiers, Manhandla, Ball & Chain Trooper, and Dodongos.
In order to pass the first area, Link must obtain the Roc's Feather from the north area. Further on, Link finds the Magic Hammer, which can locate treasure beneath the clouds by powering it up before slamming it down on the clouds. A new feature of the level is colored bridges. Similar to colored blocks of previous levels, only the matching-colored Link can cross them. In order to pass a particularly long bridge, Link must collect the Pegasus Boots by activating four switches in an area covered by colored bridges.
After the bridge has been crossed, Link finds a Switch Platform, which he must use to navigate a maze of fire-breathing statues to reach a switch, thus revealing four pedestals with Bombs. Prior to the Boss fight, Link must defeat two Dodongos. Upon their defeat, four chests containing Level 2 Bombs appear. They are vital to defeating the Big Dodongo that appears. Once it is defeated, Link can continue to The Dark Cloud after breaking the Vaati Barriers.
A section of the Realm of the Heavens, titled Above the Clouds, also appears in the Shadow Battle multiplayer mode.
|Link (x4) · Princess Zelda · Six Maidens · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Phantom Ganon · Helmaroc King · Stone Arrghus · Jalhalla · Dagtail · Frostare · Big Dodongo · Vaati · Ganon|
| Whereabouts of the Wind · Eastern Hyrule · Death Mountain · Near the Fields · The Dark World · The Desert of Doubt · Frozen Hyrule · Realm of the Heavens|
—Full list of locations
|Bomb · Bombos Medallion · Boomerang · Bow · Fire Rod · Four Sword · Lantern · Magic Hammer · Quake Medallion · Shield · Slingshot|
|Blue Bracelet · Carrot · Force Gem · Force Fairy · Heart · Heart Container · Moon Pearl · Pegasus Boots · Power Bracelet · Roc's Feather · Shovel · Small Key|
|Knight Mark · Letter · Magic Book · Royal Jewels · Vaati Barrier|
|Gerudo · Goron · Hylian · Zuna|