Released: Apr 13, 1992
This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.
You can use the Hookshot to avoid enemy attacks and take no damage. Anytime you use the Hookshot and it is extended, Link will become immune to enemies allowing enemies or enemy projectiles to pass right through him. This is something easy to take advantage of, especially if you are low on health.
In order to get a free green potion, throw an empty bottle into the fountain at the Waterfall of Wishing. This will trigger a fairy to appear and they will give you a green potion.
In the area right before the Desert Palace, there is a large rock that can be moved with the Power Glove. Move this rock and a secret staircase will be revealed, allowing you to go underground. You will find a guy standing there with a bunch of pots in front of him. Throw all the pots and collect the Rupees, this can be repeated, yielding 50 Rupees each time. This is an easy way to farm unlimited Rupees in the game.
The following cheat codes are for Game Genie. These can be used on a Super Nintendo (SNES) with a Game Genie device or you can use these on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie Device, you can always Check on Amazon for one.
Note: Some of these will alter events in the game.
|Cheat Code||Cheat Effect|
|Free Items In Some Shops||AEEC-A586|
Note: You must exit the area and come back for this to work.
|Infinite Magic||AE8A-D4FA + AE8D-0D9A|
|Fortune Telling Is Free||DDA5-0FE1|
|Green Rubies Are Worth 20||F028-043A|
|Green Rubies Are Worth 50||7428-043A|
|Green Rubies Are Worth 100||1028-043A|
|Green Rubies Are Worth 255||EE28-043A|
|Link Can Walk Through Walls||EEA8-D4FA|
|Start With Blue Shirt||DFE9-23E6|
|Start With Flute||D7E0-2E76|
|Start With Golden Shield||D4E9-2386|
|Start With Golden Sword||D0E9-2356|
|Start With Green Shirt||DDE9-23E6|
|Start With Hammer||DFE0-23E6|
|Start With Hook Shot||DFE0-2A86|
|Start With Lamp||DFE0-2386|
|Start With Master Sword||D4E9-2356|
|Start With Net||DFE0-2E56|
|Start With Red Oval Shield||DFE9-2386|
|Start With Red Shirt||D4E9-23E6|