In Zelda: A Link to the Past, it is possible to get additional hearts by completing dungeons (which gives you a full heart), by finding very rare full hearts out in the game world, and by collecting pieces of heart in order to create a new, full heart.

What is the maximum number of hearts you can get?


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There are 24 heart pieces, yielding 20 max hearts total.

Their locations are shown in detail here.

  • This tells you how many heart pieces there are, but it doesn't actually tell you what the maximum number of hearts actually is.
    – Frank
    Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 14:23
  • @fbueckert good point, edited.
    – Eric B
    Commented Nov 22, 2012 at 14:30

I recall 3 hearts at the beginning, a full heart after you rescue zelda,(four), a full heart for each pendant,(7),a full heart for each crystal, (14), and each row was even, so I believe 20 is correct , leaving 6 hearts to heart pieces, or 24 pieces.

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