There are sixteen heart containers scattered in Elven Hollow. When collected Merlin's health will increase.
When Young Merlin first came out there was a contest to see who could get them all first. Proof of this was a congratulatory screen at the end of the game. One first prize winner received a $100 gift certificate to Virgin Games Inc. One second prize winner received a $50 gift certificate, and one hundred third prize winners received commemorative Young Merlin T-Shirts.
- Southeast corner of the Oinkmer Field.
- South of the Mine entrance.
- Northeast corner of the Hedge Maze, walk through the wall.
- Inside the mine near the middle, past a false wall.
- Inside the mine south of the vertical broken track, past a false wall, and balloon up a ladder.
- On mine cart track, by the horizontal jump.
- Northeast corner of the flooded cavern.
- In the middle of the western edge of the flooded cavern.
- In the entrance hall of the Dwarven Palace, use the Balloon by the exposed platform.
- Southeast corner of the first underground cave in the Rainbow World.
- West side of the field with all the Shroom Goons.
- In the eastern section of field where Cinder is.
- Past a false wall in the southeast section of the final mine cart.