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How Many Pieces in a Heart Container?

Number of pieces for a Heart Container

  • 5

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  • 4

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  • None, just use Heart Containers

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The Altruist
Jul 23, 2011
Mishima Tower
I honestly think there should always be 4 heart pieces to a heart containers. This represents the 4 chambers of the heart. When all 4 pieces of heart come together, it becomes complete to make 1 single heart container, just like 4 chambers make one human heart. <3

That's exactly how I always saw the heart pieces! I personally believe that Nintendo should always make Zelda games with 4 pieces of heart, since it is a classic thing that has performed very well in the past decade. Hopefully, Nintendo can continue the tradition of 4 pieces of hearts for future Zelda games.


Wind Waker!
Apr 6, 2012
I think there should be 4 per heart container, but more heart pieces. So you only need 4 for an extra heart, but there are 40-50+ heart pieces so it's a lot of exploration (Wind Waker & Majora's Mask for example).


Staff member
Jun 15, 2010
I prefer 5 pieces to a container. It makes it feel more rewarding once you finally get that fifth piece. It also means more sidequests.


Hero of the Stars
Nov 10, 2011
Lost Woods
4, maybe less (3 maybe?)
I only say maybe less because I'm lazy. ;)
4 just feels more Zelda-ish to me. It's what they usually always have. I don't want to be looking all over the place just to have my hearts increase by 1


Pokalink the avaricious
Feb 5, 2012
Outset Island
I would say 4 ( I accidently clicked on none) because its not to hard to get a new heart and not to easy to get a new heart, OoT had it and so did most games and it should stay that way.
Mar 20, 2012
Clock Town, Termina
Good poll idea! An entire container is too easy. Instant satisfaction for a smaller price. 5 pieces is too many. Little satisfaction for each piece. 4 pieces is not only the most frequent but the most balanced.


Red as the Crimson Sun
Jun 27, 2011
McKinney, Texas
I quite enjoy when there are Four Pieces of Heart needed to complete a new Heart Container. Having only full Heart Containers was OK in the retro ages before they had the ability to use four pieces, but when that re-appeared in the DS games I was disappointed. Collecting Pieces of Heart provides benefits for going out of your way to do something. While the 5 Heart Pieces were not bad, I believe it just added to much collection and frustration.


Rock and roll will never die
Jun 15, 2012
London, United Kingdom
I prefer 4. It made more sense than 5. But I actually think it'd be no bad thing if it got cut down to 2. If you were doing an 100% run it would mean a lot less unnecessarily long hunts for some of the pieces.

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