I've completed the game, and have been given the option to start a new playthrough in "Hero Mode." I know that in Hero Mode, the damage dealt by all enemies is multiplied by four, but are there any differences other than that? For example, have any of the puzzles or boss fights been changed, or are there any exclusive secrets?

  • If it's like the other zeldas, you won't be able to find heart pieces from defeated enemies / furniture, leaving you to heal only from potions / fairies. – Raven Dreamer Nov 29 '13 at 2:40
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    @RavenDreamer: Nah, you find hearts around. I'm pretty sure the only difference is the damage taken. – 3Doubloons Nov 29 '13 at 7:01

As far as gameplay is concerned, the only difference is the quadruple damage taken. Unlike Skyward Sword and Wind Waker's Hero Modes, you can find hearts by killing enemies or destroying the environment.

There is also an extra bit of exposition and a slightly modified scene in the ending

Ravio's diary can be read in the vacant house in Lorule, and Zelda and the sages accompany Link when he returns the Master Sword to its pedestal.

Source (Contains hidden spoilers)

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Extra song, the flute boy plays the ballad of goddess.

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  • Where? When? Who's the flute boy again? – Omega May 8 '14 at 11:41
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    @omega In the Milk Bar in The Village in Hyrule. – StuperUser May 12 '14 at 12:47

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