Part 10: Dark Palace
Getting Back to Hyrule
Find the ruins of a house near the group of monsters that have gathered to the west of Thieves' Town and enter the crack in the back wall. You will now be back in Hyrule inside of a lady's house. She will give Link a Piece of Heart and leave her door unlocked. Exit and use the Bell to fly to Link's house. Talk with Ravio and rent the Bombs.
Getting to the Dark Palace
Exit and talk with Sahasrahla to the south of Link's house. Now fly to the Eastern Palace and head south. Keep going until you go through the path directly south of the Eastern Palace and you will find a crack in the wall on the west wall - a portal - that you will need to use the Bombs to access. Go through the portal and Link will be back in Lorule. Head east and go up the ladder. Go through the path to the north.
Getting Pass the Guards
Link will now have to dodge some guards or risk being entrapped. Head west until you reach the first guard - the one pass the first jail cell. Merge with the wall in front of the guard and travel pass him. Pop off the wall and continue north. There will be two guards - simply merge with the center wall and travel around - wait until the guards are facing opposite directions and run north.
Now go west until you find the next guard. Merge to the west wall and travel past the guard. Pop off and then continue north being sure to merge shortly after to dodge the next guard. Continue around until out of the guard's sight and then pop off. Go east and then south where you will find another jail cell. If caught pass this cell – Link will end up here instead of the first jail cell.
Go up the stairs to the east, being sure to watch out for the guard. Wait until he faces east and then carefully follow him around. Head south down the path when able and then merge to the pillar. Travel around to the south and pop off. Watch out for the guard on the east and then travel down the stairs when able.
Continue going south and another guard will appear. Merge with the eastern wall and travel south pass the guard's vision and then pop off. Follow the path around the corner and head north when able to find three more guards. Merge with the center wall when able and then travel around to the north side.
Now wait until the northern guard looks the other way and quickly pop off and merge with the north wall. Travel pass the guard and pop off the wall. Now go up the path to the north. You will find one last guard - simply merge with the wall and travel pass the guard.
Pop off and then continue north to find the entrance to the Dark Palace. Bomb the entrance in order to gain access to the dungeon. Travel inside and prepare for the next dungeon of the game.
The Dark Palace
Once inside the Dark Palace – take the path to the east and then go to the north. Bomb the wall and go through the hole to find a chest that contains a Blue Rupee. Exit and now take the path to the west and then to the north to find a switch. Place a bomb near the switch and then run back near the entrance – get on the small purple platform to the north and wait for the bomb to press the switch.
The platform will go across the gap and then you need to get off of it. Place a bomb and pick it up. Now throw it at the right window that is blocked by wooden planks. The bomb should land on the ledge. It will blow the planks off and activate the switch below that will unlock the door to the north.
Go through the door and continue north until you reach the wall. Take the path to the west and press the switch to spawn a small key. Now merge with the north wall and travel around to the south of the room. Pop off near the key and pick it up. Merge with the wall again and travel back to the north of the room.
Place a bomb on the cracked floor where the light beam is shining. Now go east and unlock the door in the center. Go through the door and then go down the stairs. Go up the path in the center towards the north being sure to dodge the rolling balls.
Now go to the east and you will find purple floor tile with a crack on it to the south. Place a bomb here and then drop down the hole to find a small key. Head north and go through the door bring you back to the previous room. Go through the door to the east to find yourself trapped inside with several enemies.
They will follow Link's every move with the red one doing the opposite. You can easily kill the green ones with the sword and then use carefully placed bombs to defeat the red one. This will cause a platform to start moving – hop aboard and ride it to the top. Once at the top – bomb the wall directly to the south.
This will reveal a door so go through it. In the southeast corner is a chest that holds a Purple Rupee. Exit the room and then drop down. Wait until the platform is going down and then go through the hidden door to the south. You will now be at the bottom of the previous room.
There will be a chest on the west side that contains a monster tail. Get it and then bomb the cracked floor in the northeast corner. Do not fall down it just yet – instead exit and get back on the platform. Once at the top - get off and then go through the door to the west.
Head to the west across the wired walkway and then merge with the wall. Travel around the room to the north until you pass the torch on the next ledge. Pop off and then use the bombs to blow up the purple cracked floor. Fall down the hole to find some rupees.
Getting the Compass
Now go through the door to the north and then head through the door to the west. Get on the moving platform and toss bombs by both of the switches being quick so one will not inactivate. This will spawn a chest that contains a compass. Head through the door to the east and continue through the next door to the east.
Travel back to the secret door when the platform goes down. Fall down the hole from earlier and open the chest for a monster horn. Knock out the torch to make the path visible. Drop down to the path below and bomb the ledge you just fell off of to reveal a hidden door you can get to from the invisible path.
Inside will be some rupees – get them and then follow the path to the north to get the small key shown on the map. Now make your way to the northwest and go through the door. Go through the door on the west side of the room and then put out the torch using the sword causing an invisible wall to now be visible.
Go south and then merge with the eastern wall – if you look closely there will be small crack, go through it and pop off the wall. Make your way to the northwest corner of the room and go through yet another crack to reach a skull. Break the skull to reveal a switch. Press it to spawn a chest. Travel down to the south to get to the chest, which contains a small key.
Now travel back to the previous room and go through the door to the north. Now use one of the small keys to unlock the door next to Link and enter it. Hit the switch to the south to find out the walls on either side revolve around. Now place a bomb near the switch and quickly merge to the wall on the west side of the room. After it revolves – pop off and go through the door to the west.
Quickly travel south and hit the switch on the east side of the room. The floor will begin falling shortly after entering the room so stay near the east wall while hitting the switch. The switch will open the door to the south. Merge with the south wall quickly and then travel around to the area near the torch stick. Pop off and then head through the door – if done too slowly the door will auto-shut.
Continue south to find a window that is covered by wooden planks. Use a bomb to break the wooden planks off the window to reveal a light beam. Continue south and light the torch. Now head to the east and merge with the wall once you can no longer go east. Travel around to find a chest that contains some monster guts. Merge and then travel to the north side of the room.
Pop off and then travel to the center of the room where there are switches. Stand on the purple platform a little north of the switch. Hit the switch to raise the platform. Get off and merge with the wall to the north. Now travel to the east side of the room and pop off once you reach the window blocked with wooden planks.
Getting the Master Ore
Use bombs to blow up the wooden planks and then continue south to do the same with the next covered window. Now put out each of the torches in the room and head towards the center with the switches. Place a bomb near the southern one and then head north. Use the switch to get onto the northern ledge and quickly merge with the northern wall. Once the bomb to the south explode - the wall will revolve leaving Link at a big chest containing a Master Ore.
Use the swich to get back through the revolving door. Now exit this room to the north and continue until you are back in the center room with the revolving walls and two torches. Bomb the cracked floor on both the east and west sides. Now fall down the hole on the east side to find a chest that contains a Purple Rupee.
Now fall down the hole in this room – it is the one visible when you reach the chest. Go through the door to the east. Hit the torch to put it out so you can view the floor. Now go through the door on the southwest of the room. Continue south and go through the locked door on the east.
Run around to make each of the enemies fall through the hole in the floor above. Now kill them like earlier. After doing so – ride the platform to the top. Head through the door on the west and merge with the wall. Travel around the room to the south and pop off near the torch. Wait for the gauge to refill and then merge back with the wall. Now travel to the west side of the room.
Pop off near the switch and then hit the switch to reveal the path to the boss door – which you cannot enter yet. Drop down to the south and enter the door to the southwest using a key. Light the torch in the room so you can see the platform and the switches on the west side of the room.
Throw a bomb to the first switch and then get on the platform. Repeat for the next two switches to spawn a big chest that contains the Big Key. Return to the previous room and continue to the boss door in the center of the room. Use the Big Key to unlock the door and prepare to fight the Dark Palace boss.
Dark Palace Boss
To start the fight - light the torches in the corners of the room. The Dark Palace Boss will appear. You need to throw bombs at it to damage the armor. After several hits - the armor will break off. Now attack the weak point on its head. After several attacks the creature will become enraged and blow out the torches. Light the torches to make it vulnerable once more and attack the weak point. Repeat this process a couple times until the creature is defeated.
Now grab the Heart Container and free Sage Gulley from the painting. After the cutscene – travel through the portal.