Game Screen

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The Game Screen,(OoT | MM | SS)[1][2][3] also known as the Main Screen,(ALttP | LA | LADX | FS)[4][5][6][7] and the Game Play Screen,(OoT)[1] is a recurring interface in The Legend of Zelda series.


The Game Screen refers to the main interface where gameplay occurs, as opposed to selection and viewing screens such as the Inventory, Map Screen, Title Screen, and so on. It includes the head-up display which usually consists of the Life Gauge, a Rupee counter, and the currently selected items, among other game-specific elements.

The Legend of Zelda

The Adventure of Link

A Link to the Past

The Main Screen displays Link's Magic Meter, Rupees, Bombs, Arrows, Small Keys, Life Gauge, and the Item Display.

Link's Awakening

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time 3D, the Game Screen is shared between the top and bottom screens of the Nintendo 3DS. The top screen displays the Minimap and the Action Icon while the bottom screen displays the Life Gauge, View Icon or Navi Icon, the amount of Rupees that Link possesses, the Magic Meter, Item slots, and buttons to access the Ocarina subscreen, Gear Subscreen, Map Subscreen, and the Items subscreen. Additionally, the bottom screen also shows the active Map of an area. While inside a Dungeon, it will display the rooms that have been visited in the Dungeon. Once a Dungeon Map has been obtained, it will show the full Map of the area. Outside of Dungeons, the World Map Screen will be displayed instead. If an area in the World Map Screen has not yet been visited, that part of the Map will be obscured by clouds.

Majora's Mask

Oracle of Seasons

Oracle of Ages

Four Swords

The Main Screen display the current Stage, the current Level, Link's Life Gauge, the equipped Item via the Item Display, and the number of Rupees shared by the Links.

The Wind Waker

Four Swords Adventures

The Minish Cap

Twilight Princess

Phantom Hourglass

Spirit Tracks

Skyward Sword

A Link Between Worlds

Tri Force Heroes

Breath of the Wild

The Game Screen displays Link's Hearts, his equipment Loadout, the Stamina Wheel when active, possible Interaction, Mini-Map, the Sheikah Sensor once it is activated, the Noise Indicator, the Time of Day, the Weather, and the Temperature. Rupees and certain Key Items also appear briefly when they are obtained.

Tears of the Kingdom


Names in Other Regions
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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ocarina of Time manual, pg. 13
  2. Ocarina of Time 3D manual, pg. 5
  3. Majora's Mask manual, pg. 16
  4. A Link to the Past & Four Swords manual, pg. 16(ALttP)
  5. Link's Awakening manual, pg. 9
  6. Link's Awakening DX manual, pg. 12
  7. A Link to the Past & Four Swords manual, pg. 38(FS)