Level 7 is a dungeon in Zelda 1. It is associated with a demon in the game's official manual and in The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia due to the dungeon being shaped like a demon's head in the first quest of the game.
|Level 7 (Demon)|
|Found||Red Candle |
4 Small Keys
A weapon ( )
2 Small Keys
|Useful||Fire ( )|
|Level 6||Level 8|
Level 7 can be entered and completed after the Stepladder has been obtained from Level 4 and the Flute has been obtained from Level 5. The level is located at a small lake just west of the Fairy Fountain in west Hyrule. The Flute must be played to make the lake disappear and reveal a staircase that is the entrance of the dungeon.
The dungeon contains Dodongos, Digdoggers, a high amount of Goriyas, several other enemies, locked doors, movable blocks, and walls that can be bombed. Two of the three Digdoggers found in the dungeon split into three smaller forms instead of one after the Flute is played. Like every dungeon in the game, a Dungeon Map and a Compass can be found to aid in navigation. The dungeon's main item is the Red Candle. The boss of the dungeon is an Aquamentus. After its defeat, a Heart Container appears, a Triforce Shard is rewarded in the next room, and Link is transported back outside of the dungeon.
An Old Man on the east side of the dungeon tells Link that "There's a secret in the tip of the nose," referring to the tip of the nose of the face seen in the shape of the dungeon's map where the Triforce Shard is found. Another Old Man on the west side of the dungeon tells Link "I bet you'd like to have more bombs." If he is paid 100 Rupees, the Old Man will grant the ability to hold an additional 4 Bombs.
The items required to complete the level are 5 Bombs, the Stepladder, a piece of Food, a weapon to defeat the boss and the enemies inside, and the Flute to defeat one of the Digdoggers. 28 Bombs can be found within the level. The Aquamentus can be defeated with any sword, Bombs, Arrows, or the Magical Rod. A Magical Shield is useful for blocking the projectiles from various Stone Statues and the Aquamentus. A source of Fire, such as a Blue Candle, Red Candle, or Book of Magic, is useful for illuminating dark rooms. The dungeon contains 5 locked doors and 4 Small Keys, but only 2 Keys are required to complete the level and collect all of the items within.