The Legend of Zelda Zone is a downloadable-content Zone exclusive to the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World. The Zone draws heavy inspiration from The Legend of Zelda series. Link, the protagonist of the franchise, is also seen throughout the Zone on occasion.
In the Zone, Sonic the Hedgehog is dressed as Link while Rings are replaced with Rupees of the Zelda series, which turn into saved animals after being collected. The first part of the Zone takes place in Hyrule Field with Hyrule Castle in the background; the enemies found in this part are Stalchildren and Deku Scrubs from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The second part of the Zone takes place in a dungeon, in the same style that The Legend of Zelda series is famous for. In addition to Stalchildren, Sonic must also avoid Gorons, who will rise from the ground and attempt to roll over him. When hit, Sonic loses Hearts and he must find new ones in Treasure Chests that add to his total. At the end of the Zone, Sonic finds the Triforce.
Stalchildren: Undead skeleton children that are part of the Stal Family of Monsters hailing from The Legend of Zelda games on the Nintendo 64. In this game the serve as a reskin of the basic Egg Pawns, to defeat them a fully charged Focus Homing Attack is needed or a Flying Kick in which case their heads will be knocked off. Stalchildren can be found both inside the dungeon and outside in the field portion of the stage.
Deku Scrubs: Small living plant creatures that live underground in patches of grass that hail from The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. To defeat them the Deku Nuts they fire must be knocked back into them ethier with a simple Homing Attack or a Flying Kick. In this zone the Deku Scrubs only appear on the two small islands on the lake in the outside portion
Keese: Found only in the cave section Keese are bat like monster that have appered throughout The Legend of Zelda series starting with the first game simply titled The Legend of Zelda. In gameplay they serve as a simply reskin of the Batbrain foes found in normal stages.
- When opening a treasure chest, Sonic will use an animation very similar to the one used by Young Link in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
- Another animation from the same game can be seen when using a Black Bomb Color Power and exploding next to a Gossip Stone, in which it will take off like a rocket similar to when a bomb is used on one in a The Legend of Zelda video game.
- Another game mechanic from the same game is in this DLC also. When Sonic walks by a Gossip Stone, a fairy will come out. If Sonic walks by and has lost any hearts he will be healed by the fairy. In Ocarina of Time, if Link plays "Zelda's Lullaby" by a Gossip Stone a fairy would come out and it could be used to heal Link.
- Sonic starts the Zone with three hearts, the number the player starts with in most of The Legend of Zelda games and can find three more for a total of six, the number the player starts with in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.
- Attacking the Cuccos found in the Zone will cause them to swarm and attack Sonic, similar to the Cuccos' behavior in The Legend of Zelda series.
- The first and second halves of the level represent different parts of the The Legend of Zelda games. The first half represents the Hyrule Field overworld that has appeared in several The Legend of Zelda games. The second half represents dungeons that the series is famous for, particularly drawing inspiration from fire-based Dungeons.
- The OSTs for the two halves are the Hyrule Overworld theme mix from Super Smash Bros. Melee and the Light World dungeon theme from The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, respectively.
- This is the second time Sonic has crossed over in the Zelda universe, the first being Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
- This is the only Zone in Sonic Lost World to not have a cartoony design inspired by the Mario series.
- The ablity to knock the heads off of Stalchildren was also in the original Zelda games however they were not instantly killed like in this Zone.