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Trendy Game
LANS Trendy Game Model.png
Location(s)Mabe Village
Game(s)Link's Awakening
Main PrizeYoshi Doll
Cost10 Rupees
Theme Music

The Trendy Game is a shop and a mini-game in Link's Awakening.[1][note 1]


The shop is owned by the Trendy Game Shop Owner and is located in the southeastern part of Mabe Village.[3]


The Trendy Game costs 10 Rupees to play.[4][5] The game features a moving conveyor belt, which rotates an assortment of Items, and an overhead Crane that is controlled by a remote panel that utilizes the A and B-Buttons. The objective of the mini-game is to successfully grab one of the moving items by moving and timing the Crane so it can grab the desired item. The Crane is moved by pressing and holding the A and B-Buttons while standing on the panel's square; B makes the Crane move right while A moves it down. Once the Crane has been moved by both buttons, it will automatically descend and attempt to grab an item.

The items available includes two Rupees worth 30 standard Rupees, a Heart, Magic Powder and a Shield. The most important item that can be obtained is the Yoshi Doll, which sits in the middle of the room off of the conveyor belt. This item is necessary for the game's Trading Quest. By giving this doll to the Quadruplets' Mother, Link can exchange it for the Ribbon, and subsequently continue the trading sequence. Because the trading sequence must be performed up to a certain point in Link's Awakening, it is necessary to play the Trendy Game at least once.


  • If Link takes Marin to the Trendy Game Shop while escorting her, she asks him if she can try it,[6] which Link will pay for. However when she attempts the mini-game, she picks up the Trendy Shop Owner with the Crane instead. The Shop Owner compliments on her expertise before angrily demanding her to leave.[7][8]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
French Republic FrenchEU Jeu de hasard Game of chance
Federal Republic of Germany German Spielhalle Triforce piece.png
Wunderkran Triforce piece.png
Penny Arcade
Wonder Crane
Italian Republic Italian Gioco alla moda Triforce piece.png Trendy game
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Juego de moda Triforce piece.png



  1. This minigame is also referred to as the Crane Game in the manual for Link's Awakening DX.[2] However, because the in-game term takes precedence, it is not considered Canon.


  1. "Trendy Game" — N/A (Link's Awakening (Nintendo Switch))
  2. Link's Awakening DX manual, pg. 36
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 21
  4. "TRENDY GAME! One Play 10 Rs." — Trendy Game Shop Owner (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 110
  6. "Wow! Link , can I try this?! What do you say?" — Marin (Link's Awakening DX)
  7. "You're good! You're a pro, aren't you? ... ... ... ... Well, beat it! Pros aren't allowed in here!" — Trendy Game Shop Owner (Link's Awakening DX)
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 106