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The Legend of Zelda: Mystery of Solarus DX


The Legend of Zelda: Mystery of Solarus DX is set to be a direct sequel to The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past on the SNES, using the same graphics and game mechanisms. Zelda Mystery of Solarus DX is the first game made with the Solarus engine and in fact, Solarus was primarily designed for this game.

Zelda: Mystery of Solarus DX is actually an enhanced remake of a first creation, Zelda: Mystery of Solarus. This first creation, developed with RPG Maker 2000, was released in 2002 and was only available in French. The DX project was unveiled on April 1st, 2008. Its objectives are to correct the many flaws of its predecessor: the battle system, the bosses, the use of items, etc.

However, that is hardly all of it, as new graphical elements and musics will accompany you throughout the game. This Deluxe version will be the opportunity for players to relive the adventure in a brand new way, or to discover it for the first time if you’ve never played it before!


These are the default controls for Mystery Of Solarus DX. You can customize anyway these controls in the game options, and joypads are even supported.

  • Directional keys: Move Link and select options in the different subscreens.
  • Space bar: The action key. The space bar can be used to lift objects, activate switches, read some messages, open doors and chests, etc. The blue icon displays what kind of action can be performed with the space bar.
  • C key: Swing your sword; save your game when the game is paused; skip dialogs when possible.
  • D key: Pause or resume the game. Use the left and right arrow keys to switch subscreens.
  • X & V keys: Use items. In the game, set your items to the X and V icons to use them.
  • F5: Switch the screen resolution.

Whenever you get lost, check the blue icon in the upper-left corner of the screen: it displays what kind of action can be performed by pressing the Space bar. The green icon represents the C key.


For the moment, the game is available in French, English, Spanish and German (since version 1.5.2). Unfortunately, the instructions manual is not available in English yet. So refer to the controls section to get the basis you need to play.


You can download Mystery Of Solarus DX on the development blog :


A complete walkthrough has been made, and is available on both text and video formats. Unfortunately, it is only in French for the moment, but it can still help if you're lost.

zelda_mystery_of_solarus_dx.txt · Last modified: 2018/12/22 14:14 (external edit)