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Swords of the Philips CD-i Games

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There are three swords available in the Philips CD-i games The Faces of Evil and The Wand of Gamelon: the Sword, the Power Sword, and the Fire Sword. All three are usable by Link and Zelda in their respective games.

In Zelda's Adventure, while there is no actual Sword, there is the Broadsword Spell which lets Zelda shoot swords.

Sword

Main article: Sword
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The Sword is the main weapon used by Link and Zelda in The Faces of Evil and The Wand of Gamelon, respectively. It is a basic weapon used to fight enemies with as well as talk to characters and pick up dropped items, such as Rubies.

Link and Zelda refer this sword as the "Smart Sword" in the in-game tutorials, a specialized sword that cannot hurt friendly characters and instead encourages them to talk.[1] This ability is extended over to the Power Sword and Fire Sword as well.

Power Sword

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The Power Sword is the second upgrade to the Sword in The Faces of Evil and The Wand of Gamelon. It shares the same uses as the main Sword, but also shoots Sword Beams, referred to as "Power Blasts",[2] when Link or Zelda is at full health.

In The Faces of Evil, Link receives this sword from Anutu in Crater Cove after correcting him that the crab he caught is actually a Gohma. In The Wand of Gamelon, it is found inside a dark house in Sakado.

Fire Sword

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The Fire Sword is the third upgrade to the Sword in The Faces of Evil and The Wand of Gamelon. Like the Power Sword, it is able to shoot Power Blasts, but can now shoot them even when Link or Zelda is not at full health. In the in-game cutscenes, it is shown to be a very powerful sword, capable of shooting devastating Power Blasts.

In The Faces of Evil, Link receives the sword after freeing the Blacksmith in Shipwreck Cliff and giving him a Fire Diamond, which he uses to temper Link's sword with to create the Fire Sword. In The Wand of Gamelon, Zelda receives the sword from Yokan in Sakado after bringing him a Heat Crystal to temper her sword with.

Broadsword

Main article: Broadsword
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The Broadsword in Zelda's Adventure is not a physical Sword, but rather the name of a Spell. It allows Zelda to shoot flying swords from her Wand, and is received from Sir Basil. It is particularly effective against certain knights in the Shrine of Strength, who can only be defeated from this Spell.

References

  1. "Luckily, I brought my Smart Sword. It won't hurt anyone friendly. In fact, it makes them talk!" — Link (The Faces of Evil)
  2. "It is rumored that hidden in Koridai are ways to make your sword fire deadly Power Blasts." (The Faces of Evil manual, pg. 3)
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