Badge of honour
While completing stages unlocks new fighters and weapon types, such as Link’s Fire Rod or newcomer Lana’s Deku staff, the Bazaar still offers plenty to spend your rupee haul on. In the Smithy, you can transfer powers to empty weapon slots, while the Training Dojo allows you to level up characters for cash, maintaining parity among your quickly swelling party. But it’s the badges that soon grew to attract our attention on payday, forged from materials reaped in battle and offering many little buffs across three trees. The Kokiri Sword, for instance, is an Attack badge that extends your B combo, or adds a new Y jumping-off point, while an empty-bottle Defence badge will give the hero a one-use potion to chug each battle. Assist badges are less obvious – Farore’s Wind, say, speeding up capturing forts.