The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
System Nintendo DS
Developer Nintendo
Genre Action / Adventure
Series The Legend of Zelda Series

On board a ghost ship that has been terrorizing the Great Sea, Tetra has been turned to stone and Link falls overboard. Waking up on an island, Link teams up with a fairy named Ciela and a selfish captain named Linebeck to track down the spirits of Power, Wisdom and Courage.

You control Link with the stylus. Move by pointing the stylus on the screen in the direction you want to go, tap and make cutting motions to attack enemies, and tap signs and people to interact with them. You can also write notes on your maps and draw symbols to solve puzzles.

On the ocean, draw your route and use the stylus to dodge enemies and shoot your cannon. You can also collect treasure using a grappling hook.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan ゼルダの伝説 夢幻の砂時計 Zelda no Densetsu: Mugen no Sunadokei 23 Jun 2007
US The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass 01 Oct 2007
Europe The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass 19 Oct 2007


System Japan U.S. Europe
Wii U Virtual Console - - 13 Nov 2015


Dee Ess Island

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In the South East Sea is an uncharted island made of stone named Dee Ess Island, and it's shaped like an open Nintendo DS.

Submitted by Teisama

Animal Crossing

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When you first meet the Postman, he asks you not to shoot him out of the sky with a slingshot. This is a reference to Animal Crossing: Wild World, where you had to shoot Pete the Postman out of the sky with a slingshot.

Submitted by TV Eye

Tingle Poster

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In Mercay Tavern, there is a poster on the wall of Tingle, a strange character from The Legend of Zelda series who does not appear elsewhere in the game.

Submitted by Johans Nidorino

Shell Spinner

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The Shell Spinner enemy is a turtle creature that has to be flipped over using the Hammer in order to attack its soft belly. While it is based on the Terrorpins from earlier Zelda games, the Shell Spinner's shell strongly resembles those of Koopa Troopas from the Mario series.

Submitted by TV Eye

Sea Slate

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The Sea Slate item, used to transport yourself to different locations, resembles a Game Boy Advance game pak. However, the resemblance may simply be a coincidence.

Submitted by Da Robot, Johans Nidorino

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