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This article is about the Dungeon in A Link to the Past. For other uses, see Ganon's Tower (Disambiguation).

Ganon's Tower,[1] also known as the Tower of Ganon,[2] and Level 8,[3] is a Dungeon in A Link to the Past.[note 1]


Entrance to Ganon's Tower

Ganon's Tower is located in the Dark World. The seal on it can be only broken by the descendants of the Seven Sages, and as such, Link must free the Seven Maidens to break the barrier and reveal the staircase leading to the inside of the tower.[5]

Themes and Navigation

Ganon's Tower consists of a large basement where the Red Mail, Map and Compass are located; however, all of these items are optional and are not required to complete the Dungeon. Link will, however, have to negotiate this floor in order to reach the sub-basement where the Big Key is located. In order to obtain the Big Key and thus the Red Mail, Link must fight the Armos Knights from the first Light World Dungeon. Above the ground floor are four floors leading to a balcony where Agahnim waits. Each of the floors are infested with enemies that will try to impede Link's progress, but the young hero is not required to defeat most of the enemies to scale up the tower. He is, however, required to fight the other two Light World Bosses again as he ascends, making it necessary to fight all three Light World Bosses to complete the Dungeon. Most rooms are also filled with deadly obstacles like spikes and conveyor belts, and even the former Bosses appearing as Sub-Boss have hazards added to their rooms. Once Link reaches the balcony, he must fight Agahnim yet again where, upon the wizard's defeat, Ganon abandons Agahnim's body and escapes to the inside of the Pyramid of Power.

Minor Enemies and Traps

Other Appearances

A Link to the Past (Ishinomori)

Ganon's Tower, as seen in the A Link to the Past comic

Ganon's Tower is also featured in the A Link to the Past comic by Shotaro Ishinomori. After Zelda is rescued from Turtle Rock,[6] she asks for the Maiden's help to allow Link, Roam, and her to enter the pitch-dark tower.[7] Inside, The group is attacked by illusions of Link's past foes,[8] and when Roam attacks a specter of Agahnim that was dangerously approaching Zelda,[9] he is killed, with Ganon afterwards rising from the defeated illusion.

Link attacks Ganon but he is easily thrown back by Ganon's Trident. With Ganon distracted fighting Link, Zelda takes up Roam's Crossbow as Link is trapped in between the trident. While Ganon mocks Zelda,[10] Link uses the opportunity to slash the evil thief's trident in half and, as he is falling down, the young hero slashes over Ganon's chest, leaving him paralyzed.[11] Zelda begins to ask for the aid of the maidens and fires an ordinary arrow from the crossbow, but as it approaches Ganon, the power of the maidens, Zelda, Link, and Roam, turn the arrow into the Silver Arrow,[12] destroying Ganon. The Triforce rises from his body, and the Essence of the Triforce tells Link that the Triforce is waiting for a new master now that Ganon has been defeated, asking that the young hero touch it with a wish in his heart.[13] As Link touches the Triforce, Epheremelda sadly bids him goodbye,[14] and Link and Zelda are transported back to Hyrule.



TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseガノンの塔 (Ganon no Tō)[15]Gannon's/Ganon's Tower
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  1. Ganon's Tower was referred to as Ganon's Dark Tower in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time — Official Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo Power.[4] However, as this contradicts the name given in Encyclopedia, it is not considered Canon.


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 147
  2. "I appreciate your coming so far to rescue me. As I thought, you are the legendary Hero. I have felt this from the first time we met. ... ... ... Ganon is waiting inside of his tower to pass through the gate linking the two worlds. Once Ganon enters the Light World, it is unlikely that anyone can stop him. But if he stays in the closed space of this world, you can find him wherever he runs. Now, go to the Tower of Ganon! We will use our combined powers to break the barrier. Let's return peace to the country without fail... ... ... ..." — Princess Zelda (A Link to the Past)
  3. "Level 8
    Ganon's Tower
    " — N/A (A Link to the Past, Game Boy Advance version)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time — Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 6
  5. "Link, we are going to break the barrier of Ganon's Tower with our power." — Princess Zelda (A Link to the Past)
  6. "Oh, mystical maidens... Lend us your power..."  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 10)
  7. "It's pitch dark... I can't see anything!"  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 10)
  8. "It--It's Agahnim! It can't be! I destroyed him! [...] The Lanmola?! The Moldorm?! They can't be real! I defeat them all!"  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 11)
  9. "You! I'll get it, Zelda!"  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 14)
  10. "What do you mean to do with that bow, Princess?"  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 4)
  11. "His sword... I am paralyzed..."  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 6)
  12. "It was the enchanted arrow..."  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 6)
  13. "Welcome, Link... I am the Essence of the Triforce. [...] You have totally destroyed Ganon. The Triforce is waiting for a new master. Its Golden Power is in your hands--touch it with a wish in your heart."  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 8)
  14. "Good-bye, Link..."  (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 9)
  15. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 2 (Shogakukan 2) pg. 3
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