I found the upgraded spin attack fairly useless. You get it for finding all the squidlings.
It does up the Spin Attack damage from 2x to 4x and extends its range, but yeah. Its not necessary for beating the game with.
Golden sword and red mail? What the hell are those? I upgraded the sword once with ore, but never found any more.
Damn, end boss in A Link Between Worlds is a bitch. Fought him numerous times last night, and only once did I get him flashing. Gamefaqs offers no help either. Wonderful.
If I recall correctly, just whack him enough times to get him into his wall painting phase then go into wall painting mode and shoot him with your Light Arrows. If you're really hurting, bring lots of Blue Potions, and don't forget that you can block his standard attacks with your Shield (the ones where he flashes red before attacking, not so much) and that its easier to counterattack with the Pegasus Boots dash.
Also, and this is just to be on the safe side, you have both the Golden Sword and the Red Mail right? Those are kinda helpful for this.
I found one new set of armor, but that's it. Blue, I think.
I presume you get Light Arrows somehow during the fight?
I've never been good at that left shoulder button dash thing.
Thanks for the help!
I take it then that you've never played aLttP then, because those were in there as well. Anyways, each dungeon (and one side area) has a hidden Big Chest containing a power-up of some form. Three of the dungeons (Dark Palace, Skull Woods, and Thieves' Hideout) along with the Graveyard have a piece of Master Ore hiding in them, with two pieces upgrading the Sword one level (starting from Master to Tempered to Golden).
The other dungeons have the following items:
Swamp Palace: Blue Mail
Mirror Hylian Shield
Desert Palace: Titan's Mitt
Palace Ruins: Stamina Scroll
Lorule Castle: Red Mail (the trick Dice alludes to is the same as one used in one of the dungeon's puzzle chambers)
You do indeed get the Light Arrows during the final battle like every Zelda game since Twilight Princess (assuming there are even Light Arrows to begin with).
But yeah, you can beat Yuganon without them and the Dash technique, but they do help (also helpful are the game's Five Bottles and the Upgraded Spin Attack).
Of course I played ALTTP! Right when it first came out on the SNES. That was a LONG time ago, and I don't remember much from it.
I tried to find every treasure in each dungeon, but gave up on finding a few.
I only have 3 bottles, and never upgraded(how?) the spin attack.
Apparently, I suck at gaming. Thanks for rubbing it in. At least Dice was nice about it.
I wasn't trying to be an ass about it. If I were, I would've told you exactly how to get all that stuff instead of just trying to point you in the right direction. I just found it odd that you didn't assume that there was a Red Mail in the game given the series' tendency to reuse that legacy feature in some way or another (i.e. OoT has both Red and Blue Tunics for environmental hazards, LADX has either the Red or Blue Mail as a reward for clearing the Color Dungeon, the Oracle games have the Red and Blue Rings, even TP kinda references this with the Zora's Mail and Magic Armor and the fact that both armor sets are worn over a Blue and Red Tunic respectfully).
And with that said, I apologize for making assumptions about your gaming history.
See, I don't think about things like that. I don't even remember ANY red mail in a Zelda game, and I've played almost every one! But my memory is almost as terrible as my gaming skills, so no surprise there.
I've always sucked at games, which is why I like the easy ones. Nowadays I mostly go in for the interactive story, music, and cathartic battle systems that help with the stress of daily life.
I remember very little from any game I've ever played. Mostly music, or certain story elements. From Zelda games I think of the Master Sword, Hylian Shield, Triforce, bow, etc.
Anyway, no hard feelings. Thanks for the help.