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Event 18: Link's Adventure

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Event 18
Link's Adventure
DarkLink copy.jpg
Official description Everyone has a dark side... Link has two!
Character(s) used Link (2 stocks)
Opponent(s) Dark Link (2 stocks)
Stage(s) Temple
Music Temple
Availability Unlockable

Link's Adventure is the 18th event match of the 51 event matches in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

The player controls red Link and must win a 2 stock match against a CPU Dark Link on the Temple stage. This event match features no time limit. Dark Link’s artificial intelligence is set at Level 8 and is given a completely black sub-color. He lacks any voice samples, but otherwise, he behaves identically to Link. His character icon is dark, indicating he is an all-black character.

A similar event with the same number appears in Brawl under the name Dark Link Duel; however, rather than using the standard percentage-based damage meter, that battle is fought in stamina mode. Doppelgänger Duel in Smash 4 is also a similar event to Dark Link Duel except that it features Pit and Dark Pit and the player controls Dark Pit instead.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese リンクの冒険 Link's Adventure
France French L'aventure de Link Literal translation
Germany German Die Abenteuer des Link Literal translation
Spain Spanish La aventura de Link Literal translation
Italy Italian L'avventura di Link Literal translation


  • This event match is a reference to the boss battle in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link where Link battles Dark Link in the Great Palace, which the Temple stage is based on.
    • Link's red costume is a reference to the Shield spell used by Link, which would reduce damage taken from the boss battle against Dark Link, which also turns his green tunic red.
  • The description of this event match states that Link has "two" dark sides. The significance behind this state has been claimed that it serves as a reference to Dark Link's debut appearance in the second Zelda game, though it has also been claimed that it serves as a reference to Dark Link's second appearance as a miniboss in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; however, it could merely be a reference to the fact that Dark Link has two stocks and must therefore be defeated twice.