The Eastern Play

Describes the decision of a runner to check for items in and/or defeat the boss of Eastern Palace, the first Light World Dungeon in Vanilla aLttP. If a player finds the bow early on, which is common, heading to Eastern Palace early on is usually an obvious choice since it contains three items and maybe even a crystal or green pendant. However, making The Eastern Play without a bow and, to a lesser extent, the lamp, is a riskier move that can either pay off big or result in an overall time loss.