North Clock Town is the northmost section of Clock Town which, given the name, is no surprise. Despite at first not looking very busy, it is home to many characters and the setting for multiple events and activities.
Tingle’s Maps is a series in which we explore the endless lands of Hyrule in search of our favorite places in The Legend of Zelda. We’ll explore everywhere: the beautiful landscapes that make us put down the controller in awe; the deadly terrain that threatens Link with the harshest of elements; the bustling towns that bring the game to life; and the abandoned grounds that evoke peace and sadness. As well as the grand locales, we’ll also discover all the secret caves and hidden crevices that lie between. Let’s adventure!
The northern exit leads to the northern part of Termina Field
North Clock Town is where Link first meets Tingle, the helpful man apparently suffering from a mid-life crisis. He befriends Link, thinking he shares his fascination with fairies, and for a nominal fee will provide Link with maps of various areas throughout Termina.
Close by, Link can also find Jim, the leader of the Bombers, trying his best to pop a balloon. Jim will at first pay Link no mind, especially when Link is trapped in his Deku form, but destroying the balloon will prompt Jim to commend Link on his skills and offer him the chance to earn membership into the Bomber’s group.
At the left end of the area, you will find the entrances to the Great Fairy Fountain and the Deku Scrub Playground. Upon entering the fountain, you discover that the Great Fairy has been cursed by Skull Kid and split into fifteen fairies, which are scattered throughout Clock Town. Collecting and returning the fairies will earn Link the Great Fairy Mask, which helps later on in the game’s dungeons.
The Deku Scrub Playground is an optional minigame area. Here, Link in his Deku form must collect a number of rupees located on floating, moving platforms. He must use Deku Flowers to move from one platform to another with falling to the ground bellow. There is also a timer which counts how long it takes Link to complete the game. If Link beats the fastest record three days in a row, he is rewarded with a Piece of Heart.
In the northeast corner of the area serves a type of playground. There is a wooden slide that Link can use to reach a Piece of Heart on top of a nearby tree. Behind the slide Link can find a patch of grass, which if he cuts down while wearing the Keaton mask, will summon an actual Keaton. The Keaton asks Link a series of questions, and if Link answers all of them correctly, he receives another Piece of Heart.
North Clock Town is where Link can save an old lady from the thief Sakon, though only during midnight of the First Day. Link must use his sword to attack Sakon, who tries to run away with the Big Bomb Bag that the women carried. Upon being rescued and reclaiming her bag, the old woman will give Link the Blast Mask. The Big Bomb Bag itself will then be available for purchase at the Bomb Shop the next day. If Link does not rescue the old woman, the bag cannot be purchased until the Final Day at the Curiosity Shop for a higher price.
North Clock Town is not by any means the most eventful part of Clock Town, but there is still plenty to explore and do. Its hidden content makes it feel like a practice area for the rest of the game, teaching the player the importance of checking every part of an area and talking to every character.