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Link: The Faces of Evil

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Title Screen

Link: The Faces of Evil

Developer: Animation Magic
Publisher: Philips Media
Platform: CD-i
Released in US: October 10, 1993
Released in EU: 1993

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CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
SoundIcon.png This game has unused sounds.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

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In Link: The Faces of Evil, Ganon takes over the island of Koridai and Link (of course!) has to stop him and conquer some diabolical heads. And Zelda somehow gets kidnapped, so Link has to save her, too.

One of three Zelda titles for the CD-i, this and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon were developed and released simultaneously, but aren't particularly liked among fans (the cutscenes and actors tend to be mentioned more than the gameplay itself).

Unused Audio

An unused variant of the "disk is dirty" message.

Unused Graphic

FacesOfEvil EndingFrame.png

The very last frame of the ending cutscene isn't shown in-game; the fade to black happens on the frame before it.

Obscured Background Parts

To do:
Rip the other off-screen parts.

The roof of Toyku Lighthouse's last area cannot be seen through normal means, as Link can't see anything above the lighthouse's lamp and no other floor above the wooden platform exists.

Similarly, the top parts of Goronu 4, Toyku Lighthouse 2, and Lupay 4 are too high up for the player to see.

Regional Differences

English/French German Dutch
Facesofevilmenuenglishfrench.png Facesofevilmenugerman.png Facesofevilmenudutch.png

The French and English versions share the same exact inventory box appearance, but the German and Dutch ones don't: in the German version, the inventory box is slightly wider, while in the Dutch version the inventory box fills nearly the whole screen. The icons and digits position and the borders of the box also differ between versions.

Copyright/Abstract/Bibliographic Text

Link - The Faces of Evil

This game and its characters are based on
Nintendo's Legend of Zelda games.  Travel
through the Faces of Evil, until you reach
the wicked Ganon. Defeat him, free Princess
Zelda and return the kingdom to harmony.

This text is stored inside the file "ABSTRACT" and describes the game's story.

			Link - The Faces of Evil

Producer 			-- Dale DeSharone
Script				-- Jonathan Merritt
Programmers 		-- Linde Dynneson,
					-- John O'Brien
					-- John Wheeler
Graphic Design 		-- Rob Dunlavey
Video Production 	-- Animation Magic, Inc.
Audio Production 	-- William Havlicek
Music   			-- William Havlicek and Tony Trippi

This text is stored in the file "BIBLIOGRAPHIC" and lists people who made the game.

Link - The Faces of Evil
Copyright (c) 1993
Philips Interactive Media of America
All rights reserved.

No part of this disc may be reproduced, stored
in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form
or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying,
recording, or otherwise, without the prior written
permission of the publisher.

This copyright message can be found in the file "COPYRIGHT".