This is set out to be a Q&A thread. Here's the first bunch, with my answers in bold.
- I know the player with the most Rupees wins a Medallion at the end of each level. Is that true at the end of Vaati's Palace too, or only the first three levels? (I want the LttP riddle quest!)
Fortunately, you also get a Gold Medal at the very end of Vaati’s Palace. The fun thing is that during the end credits you can slash fairies for loads of extra rupees. Obviously you don’t need to reach any thousand marks, it’s just for fun.
- I know you need 1000, 3000, and 5000 Rupees (respectively) at the end of each level to complete it. But what if a player dies in the boss battle at the end and goes under that Rupee mark? Is there any way to salvage things then?
When you die, you lose 50 rupees, 100 rupees, and so on. The toll rises. Well, if are so unlucky as to lose rupees just before you kill the boss, then, well, you’re screwed. Although you always get a nice drop of rupees after each boss
- Do you still need to collect all those Rupees to advance through Vaati's Palace? Or is it enough just to get through? And especially what about that final 12-stage extravanganza at the end?
In Vaati’s Palace you need not worry about rupees. And you should easily get 20,000 by completing all 12 levels. All for fun, that
- Also, I remember you saying in one thread that FS was a pretty easy game. Is that so? It seems like it'd be rather tough, but maybe that's just me. But since I'll in all likelihood be playing this with folks hardly at all familiar with Zelda, just how challenging will it be? Especially by the time we reach the third quest? And (since I'll have to budget the time with at least one other person) about how long will it take to complete the whole game, from the start to beating the third quest?
You need someone who’s not a complete dummy, obviously. Of course you can just tell them to follow you at all times, although that will waste you precious time. As you may or may not know, time counts towards extra rupees at the end of each level, too. And if you just miss a certain mark it can make a different of 2 rupees VS 800 rupees. They were quite cruel with the timer.
The 3re quest really is quite hard simply because 5000 rupees is a LOT. But it took me about 3 times for each level, which is several hours per level, but it mainly depends on luck --- not all level combinations give you an equal amount of rupees.
After a while, though, you’ll have gotten quite familiar with all the level setups and you will notice that a lot of things get recycled. If you do like 2 hardcore days of FS then you’ll be a pro in no time.