Artwork of the entrance to Turtle Rock
|Game(s)||Link's Awakening (1993)|
|Location(s)||Tal Tal Mountain Range|
|Main Item||Magic Rod|
Turtle Rock is found in the Tal Tal Mountain Range on Koholint Island. When Link reaches the entrance, he will find it blocked by a large reptilian head. By this point in his adventures, he should have acquired the Ocarina, which he must play to induce the head to attack him. He must then defeat the Head of the Turtle through the use of his sword, which will then allow him to enter the dungeon.
True to its name, the Turtle Rock dungeon is in the formation shaped like a turtle. Many of the rooms in Turtle Rock are encased in ice and Link will not be able to traverse them until he has located the Magic Rod concealed somewhere inside the dungeon. Once he defeats the dungeon boss, Hot Head, he will receive the eighth and final Instrument of the Sirens, with which he can wake up the slumbering Wind Fish. There are also many magma pools within the dungeon, as well as many mini-bosses from previous dungeons.