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Mabe Village

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Mabe Village
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Game(s)
Inhabitant(s)
Item(s) Shield L-1
Yoshi Doll
Ribbon
Dog Food
Fishing Hook
Deluxe Shovel
Bow
Pieces of Heart ×2
Secret Seashell
"Ballad of the Wind Fish"
Related place(s)
Theme Music

Mabe Village is a small village located in the southwestern area of Koholint Island in Link's Awakening, and is the first location on the island that Link visits. It is here that Link was nursed back to health by Marin[1] and his adventure on the island begins. After waking up in Marin's House and receiving his shield from Tarin,[2] Link travels to Toronbo Shores where he finds his sword, and begins his adventure to awaken the Wind Fish.

Features

Overview

The village is relatively small and contains only four houses, one less than its sister city, Animal Village.[3] Marin and Tarin's house is located in the middle of the village, just south of the Weathercock. On the western side of the village, next to the path that leads to the Mysterious Woods is Madam Meowmeow's house, and south of that, Ulrira and Grandma Ulrira's house. In the very north of the village, west of the Dream Shrine, is the Quadruplet Family's house.

Places of interest

The Library is located in the southwest corner of the village, and contains many books containing helpful information[4] such as the game's controls as well as an atlas of Koholint Island.[5] Just north of the Library is a well that Link can enter to find a Piece of Heart. South of the Library is the way to the South of the Village region, and north of the well is the entrance to the Mysterious Woods. North of Madam Meowmeow's house is the Fishing Hole, where Link can spend 10 Rupees to go fishing.[6] Link can also obtain a Piece of Heart here.[7] In the south of the village, east of Ulrira's house, is a Telephone Booth.

The village also contains two shops. In the northeast of the village, west of the entrance to Ukuku Prairie, is the Town Tool Shop. Here Link can buy helpful items while on his quest such as bombs, hearts and arrows, as well as major items such as the Deluxe Shovel and the Bow. In the southeast of the Village is the Trendy Game Shop, where Link can play the Trendy Game for 10 Rupees.[8] Link can obtain many items here, most notably the Yoshi Doll, the first item in the trading sequence. In between the two shops is a large patch of grass that Link can cut down to find a Secret Seashell.

In the very center of the village is the Weathercock, where Link can learn the Ballad of the Wind Fish from Marin, once he has obtained the Ocarina.[9] After learning the Frog's Song of Soul from Mamu, Link can revive the Flying Rooster in the hidden room beneath the Weathercock.[10] Finally, in the very northeast of the village, east of the Quadruplet Family's House, is the Dream shrine. Link can only enter it once he has obtained the Power Bracelet, and inside he can obtain the Ocarina.

Photographs

In Link's Awakening DX, five photos can be obtained in Mabe Village. The first can be obtained by walking up to the window outside of Ulrira's house. The photographer will then appear and take a picture of Ulrira talking on the phone.[11] The second photo is obtained by walking up to BowWow after returning him to Madam Meowmeow. The photographer will appear and take a picture of BowWow and Link 'playing'.[12] The third can be obtained by stealing an item from the Town Tool Shop. It will automatically be added to the photo album. The last two photos can only be obtained while Link is escorting Marin. For the first one, Link must jump into the well above the Library. The photographer will appear and take a picture of Marin landing on Link.[13] For the second one, Link and Marin must approach the Weathercock. Tarin will come along and a picture will be taken of the three of them.[14]

Trivia

  • The name Mabe is derived from the Japanese version's name for the village, メーベ (Mēbe), which may have actually been derived from Möwe, the German word for "seagull."[15] This would be appropriate, given Marin's strong association with seagulls. The village is even called Mövendorf in the German version, and Village des Mouettes in the French version, which means "village of seagulls" in both languages.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese メーベのむら (Mēbe no Mura) Mebe Village
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Villa Mebe Mebe Village
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Aldea Mabe Triforce piece.png Mabe Village
French Republic FrenchEU Village des Mouettes Gull Village
Canada FrenchCA Village des Mouettes[16] Gull Village
Federal Republic of Germany German Mövendorf Gull Village

Gallery

References

  1. "The maiden from Mabe village saved your life when she found you washed up on the beach." (Link's Awakening manual, pg. 28)
  2. "What? How did I know your name? You think it's weird eh? Well, I saw it on back of this shield!" — Tarin (Link's Awakening)
  3. "Hey! Did ya know Animal Village and Mabe Village are sister cities?" — Rabbit (Link's Awakening)
  4. "You know, there is a library in the village that might have some good information for you!" — Ulrira (Link's Awakening)
  5. "'Atlas Of Koholint Island' You can move the cursor and look up the name of a place... Do you want to look at this map?" — N/A (Link's Awakening)
  6. "How about some fishing, little buddy? I'll only charge you 10 Rupees..." — Fisherman (Link's Awakening)
  7. "Oh! It's a big one! And it has a Piece of Heart, too!" — Fisherman (Link's Awakening)
  8. "TRENDY GAME! One Play 10 Rs." — Trendy Game Shop Owner (Link's Awakening)
  9. "Hey! That's a nice Ocarina you have there! Will you accompany me as I sing?" — Marin (Link's Awakening)
  10. "Wow! The Rooster has recovered! He seems very friendly!" — N/A (Link's Awakening)
  11. "Hi! It's me, the photographer! You seem curious about Grandpa Ulrira. I'll call this 'Link Discovers Ulrira's Secret!'" — Photographer (Link's Awakening)
  12. "Hey, that looks great! I'll call it 'Link Plays With BowWow!' Now get closer to BowWow!" — Photographer (Link's Awakening)
  13. "Hi! I'm the photographer! What a great photo moment! I'll call this 'Heads Up!'" — Photographer (Link's Awakening)
  14. "Hey, Marin and Link ! Are you taking pictures? You should take pictures of everyone, including me. I use this to take pictures. Are you ready? Say 'mushroom!'" — Tarin (Link's Awakening)
  15. Wiktionary: Möwe
  16. "Village des Mouettes" — Map (Link's Awakening)
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