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            /                /      O R A C L E   O F   A G E S
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    1/2/02-Version 1.0
     -by ArchO (joyblatt@mylink.net)
    
    
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    =   1. BEFORE YOU BEGIN -- General overview of controls and other things     -
    -        you should know if you're new to the game or this guide.            =
    =   2. FAQ -- Frequently asked questions regarding the game.                 -
    -   3. WALKTHROUGH -- A step-by-step walkthrough of the game, and what you   =
    =        should do.                                                          -
    -   4. SECRETS/EXTRAS -- Area highlighting special secrets or hidden events  =
    =        in the game.                                                        -
    -   5. ITEMS -- Locations and descriptions for all inventory items, rings,   =
    =        heart pieces, and other miscellaneous trinkets found in the game.   -
    -   6. FAQ INFO -- Info about this FAQ's revisions, people who have helped   =
    =        me with it, ways to contact me, and all copyright information.      -
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     /  1.  BEFORE YOU BEGIN                                                    /
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     /  GENERAL INFO  /
    
    Hey there, and welcome to my guide for Zelda: Oracle of Ages, released for
    Game Boy Color on May 15, 2001. Its sister game, Oracle of Seasons, also came
    out on this date. It features a different game, but the two games can be
    linked up to open up many secrets.
    
    THIS GUIDE ONLY COVERS THE NORMAL GAME FOR ORACLE OF AGES. I have simply been
    unable to find the time to even play through a linked game, much less devote
    the extra hours upon hours needed to write a walkthrough for it. If you are
    looking for help with a linked game in Ages, please use one of the other
    guides found at (http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/gbcolor/game/31269.html).
    If you need help with Oracle of Seasons, please use one of the guides found
    at (http://www.gamefaqs.com/portable/gbcolor/game/26855.html).
    
    That out of the way, I hope you enjoy the guide.
    
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     /  CONTROLS  /
    
    -Control Pad    -- Moves Link in corresponding direction on screen
                    -- Moves selection on menu screens
    
    -Select         -- Opens Map
                    -- Changes screens while in Inventory Window
                    -- Opens Save Menu (while holding Start)
    
    -Start          -- Opens Inventory Window
                    -- Opens Save Menu (while holding Select)
    
    -B Button       -- Uses Selected B Item while on screen and selects it on 
                        inventory menu
                    -- Gets off of animals
                    -- Submerges while swimming 
    
    -A Button       -- Uses Selected A Item while on screen and selects it on
                        inventory menu
                    -- General actions (Talking to people, reading signs, etc.)
                    -- Swims faster
    
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     /  STORY  /
    
    (taken from the instruction manual)
    
    Link awoke one day to find himself deep in strange forest. As he started to
    walk through the woods, he heard cries for help coming from just up ahead of
    him. Link hurried toward the voice, only to find a group of monsters
    surrounding the woman who was screaming. When the monsters saw Link, they
    immediately fled.
    
    The woman who was being attacked was none other than Impa, nurse to Hyrule's
    Princess Zelda. Impa said she had come to the forest to search for a singer
    named Nayru.
    
    "Can't you help me look?" Impa asked. Despite the strange look she gave him,
    Link could not refuse her request. Together they found a large stone with a
    rune on it. Naturally, Link moved the stone, but Impa wouldn't so much as
    lay a hand on it.
    
    As they traveled even deeper into the forest, they found a young woman 
    singing. Invited to sit by the group of animals that listened to the girl's
    song, Link joined in the circle and let the beautiful song fill his ears and
    penetrate his heart. This was surely Nayru, the singer Impa was searching
    for. Just then, Impa erupted in a cackling laugh.
    
    "Ah ha ha ha ha ha!"
    
    A darkness surrounded Impa, and a frightening shadow lifted from her body.
    
    "Nayru! Oracle of Ages! I, Veran, Sorceress of Shadows, shall make you my
    own!"
    
    The shadow that called itself Veran began swooping about the forest before
    flying straight into the body of the frightened singer. A blinding light
    shone forth from Nayru's body.
    
    When Link's eyes had grown used to the light, he realized that Nayru looked
    very strange. Her face seemed veiled in shadow, and her bright smile had
    vanished. A piercing, evil gaze had replaced it.
    
    "Ha ha ha ha ha!"
    
    "Now the power of the Oracle of Ages is mine! I can travel through time at
    will! Now a new age shall begin--an age of shadows!" And with that, Veran
    and Nayru vanished.
    
    Nayru was actually the Oracle of Ages who controlled time in this land of 
    Labrynna. When the oracle was kidnapped, the flow of time in Labrynna was 
    distorted, and strange things began to happen. Before vanishing, Veran said,
    "When the past changes, so does the present." Her plan was to travel to the
    past and gather power from the sorrows of the people of Labrynna so that she
    could create her age of shadows.
    
    
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     /  2.  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS                                          /
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    -Which game should I buy, Ages or Seasons?
    
    This is a very common question that I've seen, and there's no simple answer
    to it.
    
    From what I've heard from those who have played both games, Seasons is a
    game that tends to focus a bit more on the action aspect of the Zelda games
    and is likened more towards the Zelda games that appeared on the NES. Ages is
    more puzzle-oriented, and is supposedly more like the N64 Zelda games.
    
    My recommendation is that if you have the cash, pick up both. They're both
    very diffferent games. However, if you can only get one, I suggest you make 
    the decision based on the information above and your preferences about what 
    kind of game you think you'd enjoy more.
    
    -What does that number on the game select screen mean?
    
    It tells the number of times you have run out of hearts and faced a Game
    Over screen.
    
    -How can I talk to Nayru at the beginning of the game? Those animals are
     blocking my way!
    
    Just talk to each animal once (pressing A), then go back and talk to the bear.
    He should move out of your way so that you can talk to Nayru.
    
    -Where can I get a Potion and what does it do?
    
    A potion is an automatic item that stays on the second page of your inventory
    screen until you are faced with you a situation where you run out of hearts.
    When this happens, it will automatically bring you back to life with a full
    heart meter and will not count as a Game Over on your counter.
    
    Potions can be gotten in three ways: by running into Maple the witch, who will
    drop them randomly from time to time; by finding one inside a Gasha Nut, which
    is quite rare; or by purchasing one from the Witch's Shop in the Yoll
    Graveyard (Present) for 300 Rupees.
    
    -How do I find Maple?
    
    Maple appears on the next non-town screen you go on after you have killed
    30 enemies. You can speed up the process by wearing the Maple's Ring, as it
    will have Maple appear after every 15 kills instead of 30.
    
    -What do I do with Gasha Seeds?
    
    You can plant them whenever you find a patch of soft soil. After a certain
    period of time (I'm guessing the number of enemies killed), they will grow
    into a tree, then will grow a Gasha Nut. Hit the Gasha Nut with your sword
    to break it open and give you an item that is usually quite rare.
    
    -How do I pop Tingle's balloon?
    
    Simply stand beside Tingle, equip your Roc's Feather and Sword, and swing
    your sword while jumping. It ought to pop his balloon, dropping him back to
    the ground.
    
    -Can I get all three animals? Which animal is the best one to get?
    
    Nope, there's no way to get the flutes for all three animals.
    
    As for which one is the best, well, that's a total judgment call. The
    animal you choose really doesn't make a difference in anything you do in the
    game, as the only time you'll be likely to use them is when you're
    traveling through Nunn Highlands.
    
    -I used the Old Mermaid Key to open the Mermaid's Cave in the present, but I
     can't get into the Cave in the past. What can I do?
    
    One of the most commonly asked questions about the game. In the area of
    Rolling Ridge, visit the Target Shooting game found in the Past to win the
    Lava Juice. After you win it, leave and go one screen west, drop down the
    ledge, go north, and enter the cave. Talk to the Goron standing near the
    entrance, and he'll give you a Letter of Introduction to the Graceful Goron
    in exchange for the Lava Juice. Play the Goron Dancing Game to win the
    Mermaid Key to open the other door to the Mermaid's Cave.
    
    -I got into Zora Village, but I don't have a Potion and I can't get back out.
     Is there anything I can do?
    
    Yes. Surface above the water and go onto land. Play the Tune of Ages and warp
    into the present (if you're not already in it), and find the Gale Tree. Get
    some Gale Seeds from it, and use one to warp back to the mainland. Buy a
    potion from the witches in the graveyard, then use another Gale Seed to warp
    back to Zora Village.
    
    
    
    If you have any questions about the game that aren't already covered in the
    guide, feel free to send them to me at joyblatt@mylink.net.
    
    
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     /  3.  WALKTHROUGH                                                         /
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     /  GAME INTRODUCTION  /
    
    Once you gain control of Link, head north and meet Impa. Watch with joy as
    your mere presence sends the monsters scurrying. (Too bad you can't do this
    for the rest of the game.) Impa tells you that she is looking for the singer 
    Nayru and requests that you let her accompany you while you protect her from 
    any other beasts.
    
    You'll very quickly come to a rock that Impa claims she cannot move herself.
    Simply walk up beside it and push it by pressing the arrow pad in the 
    Direction you want to push.
    
    Continue north to meet Nayru. After the game's plot unfolds, go back and talk
    to Impa. She will give you the Wooden Sword, and instruct you to go to the 
    Maku Tree in Lynna City.
    
    Head into town by going south and then clearing out the shrubs with your 
    sword. Once you're in town, go north to visit Vasu's Jewelry Shop. Talk with 
    him to receive the L-1 Ring Box. He will then give you a ring that he will
    appraise for you. You should also be sure to read the red and blue books
    located on either side of Vasu to gain a general understanding of how the link
    system works.
    
    Feel free to explore the town. One very nice place to visit is the 
    Know-It-All Birds' Hut in the western part of the city, as they offer very
    good advice for anyone new to the Zelda series, as well as a few other things
    not found in other Zelda games. You can also have a look around the Item Shop,
    although odds are you don't have enough money to buy anything.
    
    When you're ready to advance the story, head north from the Jewelry Shop and
    enter the Maku Road. Despite the Danger signs posted throughout the cave,
    you can simply walk straight through to meet the Maku Tree.
    
    Right when it looks like you're going to get some help (other than mine),
    Veran makes the Maku Tree disappear! Head east to meet back up with Ralph,
    and prepare for a journey to the past.
    
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     /  LYNNA VILLAGE  /
    
    You'll arrive in a period of time several hundred years before the first part
    of the game. Head southwest to get into Lynna Village, and look around and 
    talk with the townspeople. You'll find out that Queen Ambi, who many once
    considered a very kind-hearted person, has become much different. Not to
    anyone's surprise, you'll also find out that the queen has a new aide named 
    Nayru that many consider to be partly responsible for the queen's behavior. 
    
    Also, make sure to visit the house in the northwest-most part of the village.
    The man inside will give you your first Gasha Seed, which you can plant in 
    the plot of soil a little bit south of his house.
    
    When you try to go see the Maku Tree, however, you'll notice the path is now
    blocked. Since the villagers say that all of their tools are being used for
    the Ambi Tower. Head to the southwest part of the village to go search there
    and see what you can find...
    
    Talk to the guard blocking the entrance, and he'll let you by. Once inside,
    simply follow the one-way route around until you reach the end. Talk to the 
    person wearing an orange helmet, and he'll give you a shovel. Head back to
    the village, but make sure to grab the Heart Piece sitting there behind the
    mounds of dirt before you leave. Now head back to Maku Road.
    
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     /  MAKU ROAD  /
    
    Ah, the first puzzles of the game. Don't worry, though, they're VERY tame.
    
    In the first room, simply push the block one space to the north to open 
    the door.
    
    In the next room, push the center block either one space to the left or
    right. Go to the east and defeat the three mini-blobs inside with your
    sword to open the doors.
    
    Continuing on, push the block north so that it falls into the pit (where
    you DON'T want to go, in case you were curious.) Take the right path, and
    push the block on the left north and push the other block to the right and 
    press the switch. Go the other way to open the chest and claim a Small Key.
    Go back the way you came and open the locked door with the key.
    
    In the next room, there are quite a few blocks surrounding the switch that
    you need to get to to open the door. 
    
     #o#   # #    1-Push to the left
    # 3 2 # # #   2-Push up
    # # 1 # # #   3-Push left
    ##### #####   
    
    In the next room, be sure to take the Heart Piece by pushing the lower 
    left block up and by pushing the bottom center block to the left to clear
    a path. To leave the room, push the lone block on the right side of the 
    room one space in any direction. 
    
    Take the stairs up, and be prepared for a short and easy swordfight with 
    two moblins that are attacking the Maku Scrub. She will destroy the wall 
    to the south for you, and you can leave and take the portal back to the
    present day Lynna City. 
    
    Head North and talk to the Maku Tree once again. She will tell you that
    you must find the eight Essences of Time to be able to defeat Veran.
    She'll instruct you to head to Yoll Graveyard in the east, and will give
    you a Seed Satchel containing 20 Ember Seeds. You can look around inside
    the tree in the Hall of Secrets, although you don't have any yet. 
    
    If you want to make some quick money, head back to the south and use your
    newly acquired Ember Seeds to burn down the small tree on the right side 
    of the screen. Doing this will open the path to a chest that contains 30
    Rupees. You should now leave the town to the east and head back in the
    direction you began the game. When you see another small tree, burn it
    to begin your search for the Graveyard Key.
    
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     /  YOLL GRAVEYARD  /
    
    Once you're into the graveyard, burn down the next tree and go east, south,
    then west. You'll run into a group of boys discussing a hidden path under
    a tree. Head south then east until you reach the end, and burn the small
    to the south using your Ember Seeds. Go down the stairs.
    
    You'll arrive in an almost pitch-black room. Go north, and use your Ember
    Seeds to light the two candles to make the Graveyard Key fall from the 
    ceiling. Spooky, no?
    
    Head back the way you came and go north to find the gate that your Graveyard
    Key unlocks. From there, follow the path until you enter the Spirit's Grave.
    
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     /  LEVEL ONE--SPIRIT'S GRAVE  /
    
       MAP
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       #B        M = Mini-Boss
       ###       B = Dungeon Boss
      #M##       ^ = Entrance
      # ###
      #  ##
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        ^
    
    Go east as you enter, and defeat the enemies in that room. After doing so,
    go north, and push the block up, then go the left part of the room and take 
    the stairs to get to a chest containing a dungeon map. Fall down, and push 
    the block into the hole to open the doors. Take the north door, and push the
    block in the middle north to get to the chest containing the Compass. Go 
    west until you reach what is seemingly a dead end, then use an Ember Seed
    on the wall to make it open up a hidden room where you can get a ring. Go 
    back the way you came, pushing the block into the hole once again, and this
    time go through the door that opens to the east.
    
    Defeat the ghost that's flying around by whacking it with your sword five
    times, then grab the small key and head west. Push the block and then head
    through the locked door to the north. Push the block on the right up one
    space, then grab the small key from the chest. Head west, then follow the
    path all the way back to the east. You'll enter a room with a block lay-out
    like this:
    
               1-Push up
      3 5      2-Push left
      214      3-Push up
    ##   ##    4-Push right
               5-Push up
    
    Press the two switches located in the room, then carefully get on the moving
    platform to reach the chest which contains another key. Head back out, go
    one screen west, and go north.
    
    Get on the moving platform in the room, then get off on the narrow strip and
    push the block there east. Walk around and press the switch, then go back
    and get the Gasha Seed out of the chest. Get back on the moving platform,
    and exit to the west. Go into the room and prepare for your first mini-boss
    battle...
    
    MINI-BOSS STRATEGY: Start swinging your sword as soon as you enter the room 
    to destroy the three small ghosts that will come at you. After that, simply
    get near the large ghost and hack away. You should destroy it in just a few
    hits, which will do three things: release a fairy to heal any damage you
    may have taken, open up a teleport to the dungeon entrance, and open the door
    to the west. You should head in that direction, and go through the locked
    door there.
    
    Push the two blocks on either side of the middle block down, and then push
    the middle block left or right to get through. Go north, and use your Ember
    Seeds to light the two candles. They'll make a staircase appear right in
    front of you. Down those stairs is your newest item- the Power Bracelet.
    Equip it, and head back to where the pots were blocking the chest earlier.
    To pick up pots (and other assorted items), stand next to the pot and
    hold down the button for the Power Bracelet while pressing the arrow key in
    the opposite direction of the object you want to lift. Get the ring out
    of the chest (it's the Discovery Ring, as you'll find out when you appraise
    it), and head south. Here, push the pot onto the switch to open the door.
    Go into the next room, and remove the pot in front of the chest to get the
    Boss Key. Go one more room east to return to the entrance of the dungeon.
    
    If you're not at full strength, go back into the last room and move some
    pots around to find hearts (as well as plenty of Rupees). When you're 
    ready, take the teleporter back to the room where you fought the mini-boss,
    and go two rooms to the north. Go through the locked door, and prepare for
    your first boss battle...
    
    BOSS STRATEGY: This boss is fairly easy. Sneak up behind it and hit it four
    times with your sword. Its body will disappear. Now pick up the head with 
    your Power Bracelet, and throw it onto the creature that crawled out.
    Repeat this process one more time, and you should have the boss beat.
    
    Collect the piece of heart from the center of the room, then head north
    to collect the Eternal Spirit, your first Essence.
    
    After you talk with the Maku Tree, head one screen north, then one west.
    Pick up the stone, then talk to the ghost. Push the headstone up, then
    enter and talk to the ghost again. Leave, and talk to it one final time.
    You'll receive the Poe Clock from it. Also, before you leave the graveyard,
    go back south in the direction of where you got the graveyard key. Plant 
    the Gasha seed you got in the patch of soft soil, then head one screen
    south and get the Heart Piece.
    
    Head back into town and get your two rings appraised, if you have the 
    moolah. You'll now be able to equip the Discovery Ring or the L1 Power
    Ring.
    
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     /  FAIRIES' WOODS  /
    
    To get to the Fairies' Woods, leave Lynna City from the southwest. Follow
    the path until you meet the three fairies who want to play hide and seek 
    with you.
    
    To find the first one, go left and down one screen, then cut the bushes.
    Go back to the central area (where you first met the Fairies) and go right
    one screen, then left. Cut the bushes to find a second fairy. To find the 
    final fairy, go down, up, down, and up from the central area. The fairies
    will then return the forest normal. Head east to arrive at the entrance to
    Level 2. Simply pull the boulder blocking your way, and...
    
    D'oh.
    
    The Maku Tree will check to see if you're okay, then advise you to go look
    inside Nayru's house. Once you get there, push the statue behind Impa and
    go into the oh-so-well-hidden room to find the Harp of Ages. Nayru will then
    teach you the Tune of Echoes. Leave, and stand on the odd-colored patch of
    land next to Nayru's house and play your new harp to go back in time...
    
    You'll be heading to the forest again soon, but stop by the postman's house
    first and give him the Poe Clock. Take the Stationery he gives you and 
    give it to the hand that lives in the house in the west side of town. I'm
    not going to be the one that speculates on what he uses it for, but he'll
    you a Stink Bag as a reward (or something).
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     /  DEKU FOREST  /
    
    You'll meet lots of people in the forest that are looking for something that
    Queen Ambi desires so that they will not be forced to work on the Black
    Tower. Follow the path through the forest (it's not straight, but there's
    only one way you can go for now). Continue until you see a small tree that
    you can burn with an Ember Seed, then take the stairs inside to claim a
    Heart Piece. You'll also meet a couple of Deku Salesmen trying to sell you
    shields, but don't buy one yet. When you reach the next underground cave, go
    west and buy a shield from the Deku above the ground for 10 Rupees. Now go 
    back around the other way, and get some of the green Mystery Seeds from the 
    tree by hitting them with your sword. Note that you can use Mystery Seeds
    to receive helpful messages from blue owls throughout the land, including
    the one next to the tree. Go back through the forest, and you'll eventually
    be met by a soldier who will take you directly to Queen Ambi's palace.
    
    She will take your seeds to give to Nayru, and give you some Bombs as a
    reward. Go back to the forest, then go to the dungeon and use a bomb to
    blast away the door.
    
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      /  LEVEL TWO--WING DUNGEON  /
    
            MAP
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     M#  #B#    #####
    ### ###      ###     M = Mini-Boss
      ####               B = Dungeon Boss
      ###                ^ = Entrance
       ##
       ^ #
    
    Welcome to the second dungeon of this game. This dungeon is larger and has
    tougher puzzles than the first dungeon you explored had, but it's still 
    nothing extremely tough.
    
    Upon entering, head north with your shield and sword equipped. Use the shield
    to flip over the spiked enemies, then slice them with your sword. 
    
    In the next room, you have a puzzle where you must roll the cube into the
    hole. However, unlike previous incarnations of this puzzle, this time you
    have to be a bit craftier to open the door. To flip the cube over correctly,
    push it three spaces to the right, down once, left once, up once, then push
    it into the hole. In the next room, look for a cracked wall, and bomb it. Go
    through to get the map. Now follow the path until you reach a dead-end room,
    then defeat the four enemies in there to receive a small key. Head back to 
    the beginning of the dungeon, going through the locked door in the room with
    the spiked creatures.
    
    In the next room, defeat the five snakes, then bomb the cracked wall on the
    south side of the room. Go down the stairs, then carefully move along the 
    moving platforms (being careful not to be squashed) until you reach a room
    with more snakes. Defeat them to get a small key.
    
    Go back the way you came, but this time go through the multi-holed room to
    the north, grabbing the Compass from the chest on the way. Go through the 
    locked door, and hop onto the cart. Once you're off, prepare to go into
    battle...
    
    MINI-BOSS STRATEGY: This guy's a bit tougher than anything you've fought 
    before, but still shouldn't be terribly hard. When he's in the air, run 
    around on the blue tiles until he looks like he's going to drop from the sky, 
    then get away from him. When he lands, hit him with your sword. He will get 
    gradually faster as the number of hits he takes increases, and after six hits,
    he'll begin to bounce up two more times after he lands, so be careful not to 
    be tricked. After ten hits, he'll finally croak, and you should continue on 
    through the top room on the east side.
    
    Take the stairs down, then continue south. Go through the room being careful 
    to dodge as many arrows as you can, then go east. Take the stairs, then go 
    down and collect the Roc's Feather, which allows you to jump. While leaving, 
    note that there is a platform that holds a Blue Rupee you can get to by 
    jumping on the Thwomp.
    
    Now go back downstairs. See that yellow tile in the floor? Jump over it. When
    done correctly, it will change to blue. Jump over it again to make it red, and
    the doors will open. Go west, then jump across the room to get to the cart. 
    The cart will carry you into another room, where you should hit the switch 
    with your sword to change the tracks. First, bomb the cracked section of the
    eastern wall and take out the enemies inside to get a key. Now go to the cube,
    and push the block left, down, right, up, left, down, right, then up three 
    times to raise the rail. Now get back on the cart, and ride to the next room.
    
    In this room, you must jump on the four red tiles until their colors match 
    those of the other four blocks in the room. Once you do that, you will get
    another small key. Now head east, take the stairs, then go into the room where
    you fought the mini-boss earlier. Take the bottom exit on the east side of the
    room, then go south. Jumping across the room, you will reach another traffic 
    light. Simply jump across the colored tile twice to make it blue, and the gate
    will lift. Now go back to where the key block is, go through it, and hop on 
    the cart. Grab a Gasha Seed from the chest, then head north.
    
    In this room, I recommend taking out all of the enemies first. Then, get rid 
    of the lower left pot and push the top right pot along the path shown below.
    You'll have to use the Roc's Feather to get into position to push it in some 
    areas.
    
    --- -
    -####        % = Jar
     #  #----    - = Floor Tile
    -# -###o-    # = Path of Jar
    -#  -----    o = Switch
    -# --
    %%
    %%--
       
    After you do this, go east, then enter the room to the south. Note that you
    have a color changing tile near the top of the room, a 3x3 design on the 
    left of statues, and then enough statues to make the same design on the right
    side of the room. Hop over the tile to make it yellow, then push the yellow
    statue into the center of the blue tiles. Change the tile color to blue and
    push the blue statues into their spots that match up with the left statues,
    then change the tile color to red and push the final four statues into their
    spots. When all statues are correctly placed, a key will drop down.
    
    Now head north one screen, and go through the locked door to the east. 
    You'll arrive in a room that is entirely red, except for one tile in the 
    center. When you jump across it, the entire room changes color, and a number
    of red enemies appear, no longer camouflaged by the floor color. You should
    now quickly hit one of these enemies with your sword before they again blend 
    in with the color. Continue this process until all of the blobs are beaten 
    and a chest containing the boss key appears. Now head out, go through the 
    locked door to the north, then through the door to the boss's lair. Grab the
    bombs and the fairy from under the jars, then head down the stairs to begin 
    your second boss battle...
    
    BOSS STRATEGY: This boss is extremely easy to beat once you understand how to
    defeat it. To damage the boss, you must throw bombs into the creature while 
    the red face is showing from the top tiers of the two sides of the room. If 
    you successfully throw a bomb in while the red face is showing, it will drop
    a heart in the center of the room and be one hit closer to defeat. If you 
    mis-time it, however, you will be faced with the possibility of three 
    different attacks:
    
    Blue: Sends out a series of glowing orbs. Stand on the rock part of the second
    ledge on either side to be safe.
    Purple: Drops down to the ground, causing several projectiles to fall from
    the ceiling. Stand on the rock part of the second ledge on either side to be
    safe from this.
    Green: Shoots out a number of fireballs. Stand on the top ledge to be out
    of their range.
    
    Continue trying to throw bombs into while the red face is showing. When you
    do it successfully four times, it will be defeated. If you run out of bombs,
    wait for the spinning faces to begin shooting out fireballs, and watch for
    it to throw out some bombs. Grab them, then continue the process. After you
    defeat it, grab the Heart Container, then take the right ladder down to 
    receive your second Essence, the Ancient Wood.
    
    Head back in the direction of Lynna Village, but when you get to the part
    where you see two holes, jump over them and continue north. When you get to
    an area where there are four stones, use your shovel to dig in the center
    of them to uncover a spot of soft soil. Plant a Gasha Seed in it, then use
    the stairs on left to take you down to a cave which holds a Heart Piece.
    
    Go back to Lynna Village, and explore the southern part of the town to find
    Rafton's house. Talk to him, and you'll find out that he wants to make a 
    raft, but that he needs some rope to bind it with. After your conversation,
    head east and look for Cheval's house. Go in, talk to him, then leave.
    You'll be met by Ralph, who will tell you that he remembers seeing the name
    Cheval in the present.
    
    Use the Harp of Ages to get back to the present, then go to Yoll Graveyard.
    You'll stumble upon a large blue creature surrounded by three ghosts.
    Defeat the three ghosts, then talk to the creature. Moosh will introduce
    himself to you, then explain how you can control him. Head west then north,
    and he'll explain to you how he can float. Use that to get across the gaps,
    then dismount and push the headstone next to the rock to open the path to
    the grave. When you get to the signpost, equip your Power Bracelet and the
    Roc's Feather. Pull the handle all the way back, then jump across the water
    and dash between the blocks to grab the Zora's Flippers. Now swim around
    and collect the Cheval Rope. Leave, and head back to the past.
    
    Go deliver the rope to Rafton. He'll invite you to be the first to ride on
    his raft, but you'll need an Island Chart before he'll let you out. You'll
    again meet up with the increasingly annoying Ralph. Go back to the Present
    again, and head back in the direction of the graveyard. Talk to Ricky the
    kangaroo, and he'll tell you he needs his gloves before he can help you.
    Head to the beach, then dig in the mounds of dirt with your shovel until
    you find Ricky's Gloves. Take them to him, then hop into his pouch. Head
    south, then west. Use Ricky's strong legs to carry you up to Tingle, the
    famed fairy from Zelda: Majora's Mask. Pop his balloon with your sword, 
    then talk to him to get the Island Chart. Now go back to the past (It's 
    the last time for a while, I promise!) and go visit Rafton once again.
    
    Ride around on your raft until you end up getting caught in a storm.
    Your raft will be struck by lightning, and you'll wake up on...
    
      ____________________
     /  CRESCENT ISLAND  /
    
    As you come to, you'll see a group of Tokay (they're the green lizardlike
    creatures that inhabit this island) running off with all of your items.
    Head south, east, and south first of all to reclaim your Shovel. Head 
    into the cave just to the north to get your sword back. Now head one 
    screen west, and push the green sprout two spaces to the right. Now go 
    north and around. Talk to the Deku Salesman to buy a shield, then continue
    south. Push the sprout there to the patch of dirt in the upper left part
    of the screen. Now go around until you reach the hut with the Tokay that
    has your Roc's Feather and your Power Bracelet. First, exchange the shovel
    for the feather, and head back to the cave where you got your sword. Go to
    the western part of the cave, and jump into the left-most corner. Push the
    blocks until you can get to the chest, which contains a Gasha Seed.
    
    Go back to the Traders' Hut and exchange until you get your Power Bracelet.
    Head south and go around until you are on the path being blocked by the 
    single stone. Go down the stairs, then move the blocks to get through and
    get your bombs back from the chicken coop. Blow up the breakable rocks on 
    the way back to get a Gasha Seed from the chest. Now head up towards the
    Traders' Hut until you see a breakable wall that you should bomb. Head in
    to play the game.
    
    MINI-GAME STRATEGY: Grab the food from the center, and throw it directly 
    to the Tokay on either side. When you are successful, you'll receive a Scent
    Seedling. You can play again for other prizes, although the game gets much
    more difficult. Now head to the northern part of the island, and talk to
    the Tokay there to plant your Scent Seedling. Drop down, then get your
    feather back. Hop over the holes on the southern part of the island, then
    go into the cave where the breakable wall is just to the north. Hop around
    and blow stuff up to get to the Tokay that has your Flippers.
    
    Go to the Traders' Hut and get your Power Bracelet (getting tired of this
    yet?). Head back to the cave you got the flippers from, and go dive in the
    water in the northwest part of the room. Follow the path to get your Seed
    Satchel back. Go back to the Trading Hut yet again, and purchase your 
    feather back for ten Mystery Seeds. Now go to the cave in the southwest
    part of the island armed with the feather and your bracelet. Go through,
    and get your Harp of Ages. Go to the time warp spot on the eastern part of
    the island, and play the harp. Be sure to stop by the chef's hut and give
    him the Stink Bag to help clear his nose. He'll give you some Tasty Meat
    in return.
    
    Now climb the vine in the central part of the island, then follow the path 
    until you come upon two shrubs and two rocks. Plant a Gasha Seed in the soft 
    soil you find, then head around to where you planted your seedling earlier.
    Collect the Scent Seeds from the tree, then head back to the past. Trade
    ten of the seeds to get back all of your items from the Traders' Hut 
    (finally!), then head back to the cave in the southwest part of the island.
    Go to the warp spot there, then go north and follow the path to enter the
    third level, the Moonlit Grotto.
    
      ________________________________
     /  LEVEL THREE--MOONLIT GROTTO  /
    
       1F        B1F
       ŻŻ        ŻŻŻ
      ##        #B#
       ##         #M       M = Mini-Boss
       ###        ###      B = Dungeon Boss
       ###        ###      ^ = Entrance
       ##         ##
     ###         ##
       ^
    
    After you enter, go north and defeat the two enemies inside to open the 
    eastern door. Hit the crystal with your sword, then go north and ride the 
    wheel. In the next room, you'll see a lot of blocks, four green statues, and
    a crystal in the middle of everything. To start, bomb the the block on the
    right side of the room closest to the statues. After doing that, stand where
    it was and throw a bomb to the left to break another block. Go to the top
    part of the room and push down the block there, then throw another bomb down.
    Now go push the blocks and shatter the crystal, and push up the block next
    that is right beside the crystal. Push the green statue there so that it forms
    a square formation with the other statues, and a key will drop down.
    
    Go back the way you came, and go through the locked door to the north. Drop
    down into the pit. Defeat the group of monsters that is unleashed upon your
    arrival, and exit to the south. Defeat the caged monster and again take the
    south exit. Play your Harp of Ages to kill the two aged enemies instantly,
    and take the left door. Go north and take the stairs, then shatter the third
    crystal. Head back down the stairs into the room with the caged monster, and
    throw a bomb or two at him to open the door on the left. In the next room,
    stand back and throw a bomb onto the conveyor belt so that it explodes next
    to the switch. Use a bomb to kill the soldier and grab the compass, then
    take the stairs. When you get to the room with the six blocks in it, push
    them so that each block borders the wall to get a key.
    
    Head out, and drop down off the ledge. You can play your Harp of Ages to kill
    the enemies in there and get the Dungeon Map if you need it. Now head east to
    return to the entrance. Head up, and enter the Wheel Room from the west. 
    Hop on, then go south, west, north, and ride it again to go out the northern
    exit. Make sure you're stocked up on bombs, and go into the eastern room.
    
    Place a bomb on the statue in the upper-right corner, then quickly step on 
    the switch to get one of them out of the way easily. Place bombs around the 
    room and hope for a bit of luck to clear out the other three and receive 
    another key. Go through the locked door to the north. Stand in the 
    lower-left corner and repeatedly swing your sword to stay safe, then go 
    through the door to the west. Head around and pick up the rupees out of the
    chest, then go through the locked door to the north. Head west, then defeat
    the enemies in there to claim a Seed Shooter.
    
    Go back the way you came using the Seed Shooter to fire an Ember Seed at the
    candle in the center of the room to open the door. Continue until you reach
    the room where the one un-broken crystal remains, and use your Seed Shooter
    to do a bank shot off the wall to break the last crystal. (You can aim with
    the shooter by holding down the button assigned to it and using the arrow
    pad to turn.)
    
    Head south to where the wheel used to be to get a Gasha Seed, then head west
    and drop down to the lower floor. Go east, and take the newly lowered wheel
    around to the south exit from the room. Push the blocks on either side into
    the pits, then ricochet Ember Seeds to light the two candles and make a chest
    containing a Gasha Seed appear. Go west, north, and east and ride the wheel
    again. Go north until you reach the level mini-boss.
    
    MINI-BOSS STRATEGY: This guy is insanely simple. Equip your sword and shovel,
    then stand and wait for him to come at you when he's underground. When he's
    right next to you, use the shovel to flip him out, then hit him with your 
    sword as many times as possible. Ten hits, and he'll be toast.
    
    Continue west and north one room, then push the lower-right block to the left
    to get a key. Go back the way you came and go through the wheel room. Now go
    north. You can hit the switch with your sword to turn the platform around,
    then bank a seed shot off of it to hit the lever and create a bridge. Go 
    through the locked door, then use seeds to hit the switch and lever in the
    next room. When you get to the room with the boss door, push the block to the 
    right and go back to the wheel room again.
    
    In this room, step on and off of the switch until the two rotating boards are
    aligned in the fashion of (//). When they are, fire a seed of the top wall 
    that will bounce and hit the lever to open the door. Go back to the entrance
    to the boss chamber, and prepare to fight...
    
    BOSS STRATEGY: Upon entering, the witch will disperse into four shadows that
    will swarm you and chase you around the room. Run from them until you see 
    the two eyes appear. Pull out your Seed Shooter and fire one at them, then
    turn so that Link's back is facing the witch. When she materializes, fire
    a seed off of the wall so that it will hit her. Repeat this six times, and
    you'll be able to claim another heart container and your third Essence of
    Time, the Echoing Howl.
    
    After the short cutscene, follow the path up to where some Tokay are 
    preparing to feast on a large red fish that has washed up. Talk to the Tokay
    on the left and offer him some Ember Seeds, and they'll run off. Talk to the
    creature whose name is Dimitri, and he'll offer you a ride. You can head east
    and plant a Gasha Seed on the tiny islet if you want, but when you're ready
    to continue, go north and go back to the mainland.
    
    Next, go back to where Tingle was. Go inside the cave and use your Seed 
    Shooter to bounce a seed off the walls and into the switch, then go talk to
    Tingle to receive a much larger Seed Satchel that holds 50 seeds instead of
    20. After that, go through town and deliver the Tasty Meat to the Happy
    Mask Man who lives just northwest of Lynna City, then take the mask he gives
    you and give it to Mamamu Yan, who will give you a lone dumbbell in return.
    
    Now, if you've been studying your instruction manual, you'd see that there's
    a point in the game where you can get a flute to call an animal partner, but
    that you can only get a flute for one of the three animals. I'm going to 
    divide this section up based on the animals, so follow the walkthrough for
    the animal you want in the next part.
      ____________
     /  DIMITRI  /
    
    Head to the shop and buy the Strange Flute that's in there for 150 Rupees.
    Take the west exit out of the city, then go north. Fire an Ember Seed at the
    small tree on the screen, then fire a second one to hit the switch that 
    creates a bridge across. Continue across and keep going until you find a man
    trying to build a bridge. Talk to him, then head back. As you're going along,
    one of the fairies from the Fairies' Forest will stop you and tell you that
    a red, lizard-like animal got lost in their forest. Agree to help them, then
    go to the forest. 
    
    Go up, down, and up from where the three fairies are. Once you find Dimitri, 
    you'll be returned outside the forest. Dimitri will offer to help you 
    whenever you play your flute, which is now renamed Dimitri's Flute on your 
    Inventory Screen. Go talk to the man building the bridge again, and he'll 
    ask you to find his three helpers. Go south then east and go up the waterfall
    to find the first man. Go back down the waterfall and go east, then go up the
    waterfall there into the cave. Collect the ring from the chest, then head 
    back out and talk to the second man that's standing right there. From there,
    head north and talk to the third man.
    
    You'll be returned to the site of the bridge, where the men will complete it
    in just a matter of seconds. You can now cross it and head into Symmetry
    City. Skip down past the guides for getting Moosh and Ricky to continue your
    quest.
      __________
     /  MOOSH  /
    
    To get Moosh, simply head out of the western exit of Lynna City and go north.
    Shoot an Ember Seed to burn the tree, then another to hit the switch and
    make the bridge appear. Go across, then hop across the small holes until you
    get to the man building the bridge. Go back the way you came. As you're going
    along, one of the fairies from the Fairies' Forest will stop you and tell you
    that a big, winged, bear-like animal got lost in their forest. Agree to help 
    them, then go to the forest. 
    
    Go up, down, and up from where the three fairies are. Once you find Moosh, 
    you'll be returned outside the forest. He'll give you a flute that you can
    call him with at any time. Go talk to the man building the bridge again, and
    he'll ask you to find his three helpers. Hop on Moosh, then go east. Go to
    where the shrub is, then jump onto the stairs and go around the holes to find
    the first man. Now head north and go east. Jump over the holes there to talk
    to the second man. Now go south, then east. When you get to a divide in the 
    paths, take the north-most path route the first two times. Go inside the cave
    to collect a ring from a chest, then go back out and take the lower route.
    
    You'll be returned to the site of the bridge, where the men will complete it
    in just a matter of seconds. You can now cross it and head into Symmetry
    City. Skip down past the guide for getting Ricky to continue your quest.
      __________
     /  RICKY  /
    
    To get Ricky, use the Harp of Ages to go into the past. Play the Target
    Practice game until you get a good enough score to win a Strange Flute. Now
    go back to the present, and take the west exit out of the city, then go 
    north. Fire an Ember Seed at the small tree on the screen, then fire a second
    one to hit the switch that creates a bridge across. Continue across and keep
    going until you find a man trying to build a bridge. Talk to him, then head
    back. As you're going along, one of the fairies from the Fairies' Forest 
    will stop you and tell you that a  animal got lost in their 
    forest. Agree to help them, then go to the forest. 
    
    Go up, down, and up from where the three fairies are. Once you find Ricky, 
    you'll be returned outside the forest. Ricky will offer to help you 
    whenever you play your flute, which is now renamed Ricky's Flute on your 
    Inventory Screen. Go talk to the man building the bridge again, and he'll 
    ask you to find his three helpers. Head south and east, then hop up to find
    the first helpers. Hop back down, then go north. Use a cyclone punch (hold A)
    on the flowers, then hop across. Head north and go up the stairs, then go
    west and south to talk to the second man. From there, head west, then all 
    the way south. Go inside the cave to get a ring out of the chest, then hop on
    top of the cave to talk to the third man.
    
    You'll be returned to the site of the bridge, where the men will complete it
    in just a matter of seconds. You can now cross it and head into Symmetry
    City.
    
      __________________
     /  SYMMETRY CITY  /
    
    Head into town, and go get some Gale Seeds from the Gale Tree. Cut the shrubs
    away to reveal two time warp points. Play your Harp of Ages on one of them,
    then go in the first building you see in the past. Talk to either of the two
    people on the first floor to find out about the city's plight. Deliver the 
    dumbbell to the guy who seems obsessed with finding a girl in the basement of
    that building, then head out. Go and talk to the person in the northeast
    part of the village, then head and talk to the person in the northwest part.
    He'll give you the broken Tuni Nut that you need to fix by delivering to 
    Patch on the Restoration Wall.
    
    Head out of the southwest exit from the village, then go north. Follow the
    path through the shallow water, then when you see the one bit of deep water,
    dive and go through to the house of Tokkey, the composer. Talk to him, then
    play the Tune of Echoes on your harp to help him finish his song. He'll give
    you Tune of Currents, which allows you to transport anywhere from the past
    into the present. Head back, then go one screen south and stand on the 
    southwest corner of the screen and play the Tune of Currents. Get the Heart
    Piece, then go back through the warp left by playing the Tune of Currents.
    
    Go south and west one screen, then stand in the southwest corner and again
    play the Tune of Currents on your harp. Go south, then follow the path until
    you come to some stairs. Go up them, lift the stone there, and play the Tune
    of Echoes. Go into the cave, and take the exit on the right. Push the stone,
    then go back out and go back to the present. Climb the vine, and do exactly
    as the sign says not to and throw a bomb into the pond. When the fairy asks
    you what kind of bomb you threw in, tell her you just threw in a regular one,
    and she'll upgrade your Bomb Bag to hold up to thirty bombs.
    
    Go back to the past, and push the vine sprout to the right. Again go to the
    present, and again climb the vine. Follow the path until you get to a time
    warp, then play the Tune of Echoes to go back to the past. Go across the 
    water, and go south. Climb up the Restoration Wall by staying in the center
    part so that you won't have to do any backtracking. Go inside the cave at the
    top to talk to Patch, who will offer to perform a ceremony to fix the nut.
    
    The rules of the "ceremony" are simple: knock all the enemies into a hole.
    A cart will be going around the outside of the track that is aimed straight
    for your nut, but if you're standing on the switch, the train will detour
    past it for one more circuit. The strategy I prefer is to go for the bottom
    left creature first, then getting the others in there while making sure to 
    stand on the switch as the cart goes by your Tuni Nut. 
    
    After you get the Tuni Nut repaired, heead out, then drop down to the east 
    to re-enter Symmetry City. Take your fixed Tuni Nut to the central building
    and place it on the pedastel, then warp back to the present time. Symmetry
    City is now a much different city than when you first visited it. Go to
    where the volcano used to be, and enter there to search for your fourth
    Essence of Time.
    
      ______________________________
     /  LEVEL FOUR--SKULL DUNGEON  /
    
         1F           B1F
         ŻŻ           ŻŻŻ
        ###
       #####         #   #     M = Mini-Boss 
      ## # ##        B# ##     B = Dungeon Boss
      # M## #         ###      ^ = Entrance
      #######
       #####
       # # #
         ^
    
    Be warned--this dungeon's a toughie. If you don't have a potion on you, you
    may end up seeing a couple of Game Over screens, so be careful and save often
    if you're one of those people who wants to beat the game without dying at
    all.
    
    Upon entering, go west and defeat the three enemies in there to open the door.
    Jump across the lava in the next room, then go through the room with the 
    blocks in it to go out the other exit to the room. Get the compass from the
    chest, then continue south.
    
    In the next room, hop across the lava and push the cube down, left three 
    times, up, right, down, left, up, right, then down into the hole. Collect
    the key from the chest, then make your way back to the entrance of the
    dungeon and go east from there.
    
    Once you're on the easternmost part of this room, jump across twice, push the
    block left, then jump up and push the block there right. Go through the
    locked door. Go west, then hit the switch once with your sword and hop onto
    the cart. Get the map from the chest, then go back, hit the switch again, and
    ride the cart. As you're riding, be sure to hit the switch you ride by. In
    the room where your cart stops, throw the pots out of the way and bank a shot
    off of the lower wall that hits the moving switch in the other part of this
    room. When you do, a chest containing a key will appear.
    
    Ride the cart north one room. Go through the locked door, then go west. Be
    careful not to get hurt by the moving spikes there, then go north and equip
    your feather and Power Bracelet. Pull the lever all the way back, then run
    like the devil's chasing you through there before the floor disappears. In
    the next room, you must defeat the four skeletons to go through. I recommend
    holding A and stabbing them with it that way, as they won't jump when you do
    that to them. Go west, then north. Match up the colored floor tiles to the 
    colored blocks, then go west again.
    
    As soon as you enter this room, STOP. Equip your Roc's Feather and sword, 
    then jump across. Kill the two other enemies in the room, then go back to
    the right side. Stand in the middle of the path of the two spikes, then jump
    over the top spike as it comes toward you. Race to the top part of the room,
    and push the cube there down two spaces. Now do the same thing, but push the
    cube five spaces to the left, then push it down into the hole. Hop on the 
    cart.
    
    From where you get off, go east. Jump onto the moving platform and bank a
    seed shot off the top wall to hit the switch and make a chest appear. Once
    you have the key, go west two rooms. Use your key to get to the color-changing
    tile, and jump across it to change it to blue. Go back, and ride the cart.
    Equip your seed shooter, and fire Ember Seeds at the skeletons as you ride
    along. If you don't get them all the first time, you can either wait for them
    to come close to you and hit them with your sword through the blocks, or ride
    it again and try to shoot them once more. Whatever you do, go through the
    door to the west when you're done.
    
    Lift the pot to get a fairy (which you're probably needing about now), then
    carefully jump across the platforms. This is all about timing, and there's
    nothing I can really do to help you through here if you're having trouble.
    Go through the south exit, and match up the colored tiles in there to the
    blocks above them to get a key. Leave, then use the key on the key block to
    board yet another cart. Go west, and you'll meet the mini-boss of the level.
    
    MINI-BOSS STRATEGY: This guy isn't much tougher than anything you've fought
    before. When he throws his sword into the air, try to run a step ahead of the
    knight as he runs around the room so that he is hit by his own sword. After
    you do this three times, his shield will be gone, and he'll try to start
    charging at you. Get a good distance away from him, then move as he begins
    his charge at you and hit him with your sword as he runs by. Repeat this four
    more times, and he'll be defeated, opening the door to the south.
    
    Go south and follow the path until you get to a bombable wall, which you
    should destroy. In the next room, your goal is to step on every tile in the
    room once while only stepping on adjacent spaces. To do this, go left, up,
    right three times, down, right, up twice, right twice, down, left, down, right
    three times, up twice, left, up twice, right, up twice, left five times, down,
    right three times, down twice, left, up, left four times, up twice, then 
    just follow the trail of blue tiles until you've stepped on them all. After
    you do this, a chest will appear. It contains a Switch Hook, an item that
    works similarly to the Hookshot of other Zelda games but instead of pulling
    you to objects, it makes you and the object it latches onto switch places. It
    works on some enemies, as well.
    
    Leave the room to the west and test out your new Switch Hook on the diamond
    block. Go north, through the room where you fought the mini-boss, and then 
    up the stairs. Use the switch hook to cross over to the other side of the
    room. Use the hook to get across the lava, then stand on the switch and use
    the hook again to put the diamond block on the switch to hold it open.
    Follow the path until you go downstairs.
    
    When you get to a room with a switch in it, use the hook switch to pull the
    the diamond block down across the lava, then hook onto the pot to get back
    across. Now go stand right next to the diamond block, and hook onto it again.
    Go as far left as you can with the hook still reaching the diamond block and
    hook on, then go stand as close to it as possible from the right side and
    switch with it again. When you get the diamond onto the switch while you're
    to the left of it, go south through the exit.
    
    Continue on, using your switch hook to continue getting across the lava. In
    the room that is all red, simply repeat what you did in the second dungeon
    to defeat the blobs in there and open the door to the west. Jump across the
    lava there then run through the middle of the spikes to get to another puzzle
    room.
    
    In this room, go down four times, left twice, up, left, down, left twice, up,
    left, down, left, up, left, down, left twice, up, left, down, left, up three
    times, right, down, right, up twice, left, up, right, up, left twice, up 
    twice, right three times, down, right, up, all the way right, down three
    times, left, up twice, left twice, down, left, up, left twice, down, left
    three times, down four times, all the way right, up, right, up, left, up,
    left all the way, down twice, right, up, right all the way, down, and left
    all the way. (*whew!*) Get the key from the chest, then go north to get out 
    of there.
    
    Go across the moving platforms, then take the stairs. Use the switch hook to
    go west, then go into the room with the lever in it and pull it all the way
    back. Run and jump (it speeds you up just a tiny bit) across the room and
    continue north. In the next room, pull the lever back again, then use your 
    switch hook to get on the tile where the first pot is. From there, use your
    switch hook to go from pot to pot in the room.
    
    In the next room, go up the stairs and jump across the small bit of lava. Use
    your power bracelet or switch hook to get the pots on the bottom of the room
    out of the way, then use your switch hook to pull you up to where the pot on
    the right side of the room is. From there, push pot above the blue tile up
    one space. Go down and hook onto the pot to the left, then go all the way 
    right and hook onto the bot to the north. Push the pot beside you to the left
    onto the switch, then hook onto the pot on the right to get to the chest
    containing the boss key. Go back they way you came and go back downstairs
    to reach the boss door...
    
    BOSS STRATEGY: Use your sword to defeat one or more of the smaller enemies
    radiating around the boss, then use your switch hook on him to flip him over.
    Slash him with your sword as many times as you can, then repeat the process
    after he gets back up. Hit him enough times, and he'll croak, leaving you
    a Heart Container and access to your fourth essence of time, the Burning
    Flame.
      __________________
     /  ROLLING RIDGE  /
    
    NOTE: You can now complete the trading sequence to receive the Noble Sword.
    See the Trading Sequence section in the Items section for a listing of
    items and where you trade them...
    
    After you leave this dungeon, use a Gale Seed to go back to Lynna City. Go
    to Impa's house and use the time warp there to go back to the past, then go 
    north and then west. Plant a Gasha Seed in the soil that's under one of the
    shrubs, then go inside the cave. Talk to the Gorons inside to find out that
    their elder is trapped under a pile of fallen rocks, and that they need a 
    Bomb Flower to get him out.
    
    Leave the cave and play the Tune of Currents. Go back in the cave in the
    present. Go north, east, and take the lower set of stairs, then talk to the
    Gorons, go east, and take the stairs to get 50 Rupees. Go back east and take
    the stairs back up, then use the other set of stairs you passed most recently.
    Go up onto the ledge and bomb the wall on the eastern side to get to a Heart
    Piece. Now drop down and go outside. Go down the stairs that are on the left
    and cross the bridge inside to get 30 more Rupees, if you want them.
    
    If you desperately want a ring, go east, then go north to get to the Great 
    Moblin's Palace. You'll fall trying to run through the room. Carefully make 
    your way up the ladder (the left ladder seems to be just a little bit safer), 
    then go the next room. Once you get in the water, jump up onto the platform 
    and climb the ladder to get a ring. Drop back down, and swim out. Use bombs to
    break through the stones, then climb the ladders out.
    
    When you're ready to continue, go east from where you left the cave. You'll
    come to a screen with a Fairy's Cave (go in and heal if you're lacking 
    hearts), then lift the stone to reveal a warp pad. Play the Tune of Echoes,
    then head all the way east and go north to find a tree that bears Pegasus
    Seeds. Collect some, then warp back to the present using the Tune of Currents.
    Head to the Great Moblin's Palace, then drop a Pegasus Seed and run like mad
    through the room. Head up the stairs, get out your Power Bracelet, and 
    prepare to fight...
    
    BOSS STRATEGY: Defeating the Great Moblin isn't very hard. He and two other
    Moblins will be throwing bombs at you the whole time, but you only need to
    focus on those the Great Moblin throws. Pick them up using the Power Bracelet,
    wait just a few seconds to let the fuse run down, then throw them to either 
    side of the Great Moblin. With luck, the bomb will explode as he's going to
    pick it up or as he's throwing it back at you.
    
    The only things you really have to be careful about in this battle are the 
    small bombs that are being thrown at you constantly and making sure not to 
    hold on to the large bomb too long. After the Great Moblin suffers six bomb
    blasts, he'll run off, and the Gorons will thank you by giving you a Bomb
    Flower.
    
    Now go back to the past, and take the Bomb Flower to the Gorons inside the
    cave. They'll unearth the Goron Elder, who you can talk to to get the key to
    the fifth dungeon, the Crown Key. Go out of the cave, then warp to the 
    present. Go to where the Great Moblin's Palace used to be, and enter the cave
    there. Drop a Pegasus Seed, then run and jump across the gap. Go west, and do
    the same there. Go out, then open the door using the Crown Key to enter the
    fifth level.
    
      ______________________________
     /  LEVEL FIVE--CROWN DUNGEON  /
    
         1F           B1F
         ŻŻ           ŻŻŻ
         #            ##
        ###          #  #     M = Mini-Boss
      #  #  #       #    #    B = Dungeon Boss
      ######M       # ## #    ^ = Entrance
      # # # #        #  #
      ######B         ##
        ^
    
    Go north and defeat the first three enemies you see to open up the door. 
    In the next room, hit the switch so that the red blocks are lowered, then 
    stand on the red tiling and hit the switch again with your switch hook. Go
    west, then go down the stairs and get a key from the chest there. Go back up,
    then go south. Hit the switch with your Switch Hook, then go east. In here,
    stand in the middle of the two lower creatures. Bounce a seed off of the top
    creature, then as soon as you can, turn to the left or right and fire another
    seed off. If you do it quickly enough, a chest containing a key will appear.
    
    Go back to the room where you saw the first switch, head one room east, and
    take the stairs down. Hit the switch, stand on the blocks, and hit the switch
    again to get across. Continue down the next set of stairs and across the
    moving platforms, and you'll come out in a very dimly lit room. The best 
    recommendation I can give for this is to look and see where the monsters are
    able to move. Move to lower right part of the platform you're on (the one you
    can see) and jump to the right. Carefully go along, throwing the occasional
    Mystery or Scent Seed in front of you (watch and see if the go down holes or
    have their normal effects). Continue on like this until you get within jumping
    range of the platform the chest is on, and hop to it. Get the key from it,
    then get the heck out of there.
    
    Again go back to the first room where you saw a switch, and hit it so that
    the blue blocks are now down. Go two rooms east, two south, and one more east.
    Get the map out of the chest, then go back west and go through the locked
    door. Go down the stairs, and pull out your seed shooter. Fire Ember Seeds
    so they bounce and light all four candles, then continue west. In the next
    room, step on the switch on the right to see the layout for the statues on 
    the left side of the room. If you don't want to have to go back and forth
    between the two sides of the room, arrange the statues like this:
    
      Y
       B   Y = Yellow Statue
     Y#R   R = Red Statue
     R     B = Blue Statue
      B    # = Shaded floor tile (where chest appears)
    
    After you do this, a chest containing the Cane of Somaria will appear. The
    cane allows you to create a block that will appear directly in front of where
    you're standing when you use it. You can only place one block on the screen
    at a time, but luckily, you don't have a Magic Meter to rapidly drain as there
    was when this item appeared in Link to the Past...
    
    Anyways... go back up the stairs, and push the three statues onto three of the
    switches in the room, then use your brand-spanking-new cane to drop a block
    onto the one uncovered switch and make a chest containing another small key 
    appear. Go east then north, and drop down to go down the stairs in there. Go
    through the passage by throwing the pots out of your way, then go down through
    the next chamber by using the cane to create a small stepping stone for you
    to jump on. Do the same on the next screen, and climb the ladder.
    
    In this room, use your Seed Shooter to hit the switch, then go north. Here,
    you'll see two blocks that you need to push onto the two colored tiles. The
    catch is that the two tiles work in conjunction with one another, meaning if
    you push one block left, the other will move left as well, unless there's 
    something hindering its path. If you want to push one block to the left, then
    you need to use the Cane of Somaria to create a block to the left of the other
    tile that you don't want to move. Use this process to get both of the blocks
    onto the tiles, and you'll get yet another key. As you go back down, make sure
    that the red tiles are raised.
    
    Once you're back on the main floor, go north and east. Use a Pegasus Seed,
    then jump across the gaps. Collect the hearts from under the pots before you
    enter the locked door, as you'll be needing them very shortly...
    
    MINI-BOSS STRATEGY: Run from the boss as soon as you get in and do what you
    can to avoid the ball he throws at you. When the ball he threw at you 
    vanishes, looks for another one to fall down from the ceiling. When one falls,
    simply pick it up with the Power Bracelet and throw it onto him. Repeat the
    process five or six times until he's defeated.
    
    Go north, and lay a block on the switch to make a bridge appear. Get the
    Compass from the chest, then go down the stairs. Jump across the moving
    platforms there, then go down the ladder. Take the stairs in the northern part
    of the room. Go stand on the lowered blue tiles, and hit the switch in the
    center of the room with your Switch Hook. Stay on the blue tiles and go south,
    then go through the key block and go west. Hit the switch, then go through
    the key block there, as well. Go onto the ledge in the southeastern part of
    the room, then drop down onto the raised red blocks and go north. Go down the
    stairs in the northwest part of the room, then go through the locked door to
    the west. You can get some Rupees from the chest if you want, but you should
    go down the stairs behind the blue blocks to continue. Use the Cane of 
    Somaria to get across.
    
    In this room, you'll see eight statues: three blue and yellow, and two red.
    Each statues moves in conjunction with the other statues of the same color.
    You need to try to get all eight of the statues to be on the tiles surrounding
    the blue owl in the room. 
    
    If you want a direct walkthrough of this puzzle, here it is: push any of the
    blue statues four spaces right, then push once down. Push a red statue up 
    once, then twice right. Lastly, push the yellow statues down once, left twice,
    up three times, and left twice. You should, at this point, have seven of the
    eight tiles covered. Now go down and put a block below the bottom yellow
    statue, and push the last statue into place. Claim the Boss Key from the chest
    that appears after you do this. 
    
    Go back through the level to get to the room where the Boss Door is (where you
    got the map earlier). Make sure you're stocked up on hearts, then pull out
    your Cane of Somaria and Sword and head through...
    
    BOSS STRATEGY: This boss is quite a bit different from the other bosses you've
    fought so far. The boss will split up into two or more parts four different 
    times. You have to combine those parts back together by getting them to 
    collide, then hitting the full creature with your sword three times. Be
    careful though, as the smaller creatures have projectiles they can shoot at
    you, and the full boss can shoot lightning bolts.
    
    # = Block  |  o = Enemy Part  |  % = Block from Cane of Somaria
    
    -PART ONE:  o#
                ###        Here, create the block as shown, then when the creature
                           is one space above the block, start hitting it with
                 %         your sword to stop its movement. After it combines,
                ###        slash the bajeezus out of it.
                 #o
    
    -PART TWO: 
               #           Go for the right part, and stand below where you create
         #  # %#o          the Somaria block. Hit the enemy part repeatedly when
         #  #              it's to the left of your block, and let the two
        o#% #o             combine. Then create the second block and let the two
                           put themselves together (which shouldn't take too 
                           long). Hit the full figure three times again.
    
    -PART THREE:
                           Things get even trickier here. Create the first block
          #                at the leftmost marking on my cheesy little map, then
    o###%%  %###o          place a block at the space right next to it when the
          #                creature is on top of the block. Now go over and create
                           the third block, and wait for the two to combine.
                           Again defeat the full boss, then get ready for the
                           final layout...
    
    -PART FOUR:
                           First things first, I recommend pushing the lone block
        ###                on the right part of the room down, which should make
     #    #  # #           two creatures on the right come together without you
     #   #     #           having to do too much dirty work. After they combine,
     #      #  #           make sure they're on the diagonal string of blocks, 
     #     #   #           and go over and create a block to make an L-shaped
    o#%# %#o   #o          array. When the smaller creature is on the end of that
                           area, hit the Somaria block with your sword and it 
                           will disappear. Create the second block and wait for
                           them together, then finish the boss off with three
                           sword hits. Collect the Heart Container, and go north
                           to claim your fifth Essence, the Sacred Soil.
    
      __________________
     /  ROLLING RIDGE  /
    
    You'll talk to the Maku Tree and find out that there's a second Essence to be
    had in the area. Your conversation will be cut short by a Goron who has come
    to tell you that there is a new tunnel on the ridge and that it features a
    host of new games to play. Go east, then go into the entrance on the right.
    Go through the cave, then when you come out, go east, north, and west. Pull
    up the stones to reveal a Time Warp pad, and use it to go to the past. Enter
    the building and give the Goron inside 20 Ember Seeds and Bombs. You can 
    also plant a Gasha Seed one screen to the west (dig to find the soil spot).
    
    Play the Tune of Currents to go back to the present, go one screen east, and
    enter the cave there. Go through it, then go south, east, and north, and go in
    the cave on the right. Go into the room with the eight Gorons in it, and talk
    to the blue one in the center. He'll offer you a symbol of brotherhood, but
    only if you can dance. Agree to listen to how you play, and make sure you
    have the sound cranked up. Memorize the sounds that signify when you should
    press the A and B buttons.
    
    The object of the game is to repeat the exact same moves with the exact same
    rhythm that the Goron leader does them. He'll do eight different rhythms, and
    you must successfully copy at least six of them.
    
    This game is all about how much rhythm you've got--there's not much I can do
    to help make it any easier. If you're having trouble, try playing through a
    few times and memorizing the rhythms, since they repeat after a few times
    through.
    
    After you complete the challenge, you'll receive the Brother Emblem. You can
    continue to play the game for 10 Rupees to try to win a variety of other
    prizes, including Gasha Seeds and Rupees. Go talk to the Goron blocking the
    door in the room to the south, and he'll move after seeing your Emblem. Go
    through the cave, and when you get to the fork, go to the route that leads
    to the bomb game. Continue to just take the stairs, then drop down and get
    a Gasha Seed from the chest. Leave, go two screens west, and warp back to the
    past. Claim your prize from the Gasha Tree (it should be grown by now) and
    go into the cave to where you gave the Goron seeds and bombs earlier. He'll
    give you a choice of two chests. I don't know if there's a difference between
    the two chests (I've gotten a ring every time I've tried it so far), though
    I'll try to find out more about this as soon as I can.
    
    Go back to the present and go through the cave again, and when you get to the
    entrance to the Goron Dancing Game, go west. Cut the shrubs there to uncover
    a Time Warp, and use it to go back to the past. Go east then south and burn
    the tree there. Go inside and talk to the man to receive 200 Rupees (yay!).
    Now go north and enter the cave. Talk to the guy guarding the entrance and
    he'll let you go by while making a request for an heirloom you could give him.
    Go up the stairs, and use Pegasus Seeds and your Roc's Feather to get across.
    When you get to the next set of stairs, use your switch hook to pull yourself
    across to the flowers and get the 100 Rupees out of the chest.
    
    Leave the cave, and use your Switch Hook to pull the vine sprout onto the spot
    of differently colored dirt. Now play the Tune of Currents and climb up the
    vine. Enter the Target Carts game room, and shoot all the targets around the
    course to win the Rock Sirloin. Every time you get at least nine of the 
    targets, you win twenty Rupees, but you must be perfect to get the Sirloin.
    
    This game is all about how well you aim. Hold down B and use the arrow keys
    to aim as you go along, and try to be as accurate as possible, since even one
    slip-up can make you do it again. After you win the Rock Sirloin, I recommend
    you continue playing the game, as there are some nice prizes up for grabs:
    lots of Rupees, Gasha Seeds, and a Boomerang. You can get the Boomerang a
    different way, however, if you don't find yourself doing very well.
    
    When you're done, leave, and pull up the stones next to the entrance. Warp
    back to the past, and then enter the same place. You'll find a Target Hitting
    game that's almost exactly like the one in Lynna Village. You can find what
    everything is worth from the Goron operating the game. You must score at least
    100 points to win the Lava Juice. You can continue playing to win other 
    prizes here as well. If you didn't already win the Boomerang from the Target
    Carts game, you can win one here by scoring at least 400 points. 
    
    After you have the Lava Juice and Rock Sirloin, go back to the present time
    and drop down to go back to the Goron Dancing room. Give the Sirloin to the
    guard that's inside to receive a Goron Vase, then leave and go to the past. 
    Give the vase to the guard that stands there, and you'll receive some
    Goronade from him. Head back to the present, and go up the stairs beside the
    guard and go through the cave to get to the Big Bang Game. Talk to the Goron
    there and give him your Goronade to play the game.
    
    This game is fairly easy. Your goal is to dodge the bombs that are falling.
    The easiest way to do this is use Pegasus Seeds to run faster and run away
    from the bombs as quickly as you can. After you do this, you'll receive the
    Old Mermaid Key. Go down and left to get out, then warp back to the past
    again. Go back up into the cave you came out of and give your Lava Juice to
    the Goron to get a Letter of Introduction. Go visit the Graceful Goron and
    show him the letter, then beat his dancing game again to get the Mermaid Key.
    
    Leave, then go west and swim under the waterfall. Go through the locked door
    to begin the sixth dungeon.
    
      ______________________________
     /  LEVEL SIX--MERMAID'S CAVE  /
    
    NOTE: This dungeon is different from all of the previous ones in that you must
    switch back and forth between the Past and Present to get everything you need.
    If something doesn't look right in the guide to you, double-check and make
    sure you're in the right time period.
    
                PAST                   |           PRESENT
                ŻŻŻŻ                   |           ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
         1F              B1F           |             1F
         ŻŻ              ŻŻŻ           |             ŻŻ
       B#                ##            |             M#
       ##              ###             |           ###
        ###             #              |           ##            M = Mini-Boss
        ##                   #         |            ###  #       B = Dungeon Boss
        #####                ##        |            ##   ##      ^ = Entrance
         ###               ##          |            #####
         ^                             |             ###
                                                     ^
    
    Enter, then bomb the wall to the east and go through it. Defeat the three
    enemies in here to get a chest containing a Gasha Seed, then continue east.
    Use your Seed Shooter to fire Ember Seeds at the three candle-like enemies,
    then get out of their way! After you do this, exit to the north. Go west and
    swim through the water (being sure to dive under the enemies) to get to a
    chest that holds the dungoen map. Now go two screens east, and pull out your
    Seed Shooter. Use Ember Seeds to hit the candles in this order:
    
     1 2 4
       3
    
    The room should change, but there's nothing more you can do in it right now.
    Go back to the entrance, then go north. Go west, and do the same puzzle you've
    been doing since Level 2 to get a Compass. Head out, then go north until you
    find three more of the candle-like creatures. Kill them the same way you
    killed the other ones and take out the two bats to open the door. Jump across
    the gap and kill the two enemies there to get a small key. Now head west and
    south, then go through the locked door.
    
    Use the Cane of Somaria to put a block on the left switch, then go up to where
    the pots are in the top left corner and pull up all of them that are touching
    the wall, then push the last one down onto the other switch. Go north, but be
    VERY careful not to get grabbed by one of the blue hands in the room. Take the
    three hands out with your sword first, then bomb the block that divide the
    room. Go to the north wall, and tap it with your sword until you come to a
    place where the "clink" sound is different, and bomb it.
    
    Now you should leave the dungeon, go outside, and play the Tune of Currents.
    Re-enter the dungeon from the present.
    
    Go north, then kill the snakes or simply run past and go north two more 
    screens. Hit the switch with your Seed Shooter, then go to the upper-right
    part of the room and hit the switch again to get to the door. Lay a Scent 
    Seeds down to get the snakes to fall into the pit, then get the key out of
    the chest. Head out, hit the switch again, then go to the lower-left part of 
    the room and hit it to take the west exit. Defeat the hands floating around,
    then bomb the bottom wall between the two blocks. Use your Switch Hook to pull
    you across, and again bomb your way through the wall.
    
    In this room, jump across and push the cube one space down and two left to get
    into the red space. Now push it two spaces to the right, then up, left, down,
    right, up, left, down, and right onto the yellow tile. Last, push it two
    spaces left, up, right, down, left, and onto the blue tile. Go back north, and
    go through where you bombed the wall in the past.
    
    Here, ride each wheel once, then go one screen north and one west, then drop
    off the ledge. Ride the wheel again, then go one screen north and drop off.
    Go down and ride each wheel once again, then repeat and go take the wheel on
    the right. Get the hearts from under the pots, then go through the locked
    doors to meet Vire, one of Veran's henchmen.
    
    MINI-BOSS STRATEGY: Vire is a boss that can be a little tough to defeat. I 
    recommend staying in the center of the room with your sword charged, and 
    unleashing it whenever Vire swoops across the room. Otherwise, use your sword
    to deflect the projectiles it throws at you. Nine normal hits (or five charged
    ones) will cause Vire to split itself into two bats. Once you defeat those, 
    Vire will leave and report to Veran about you (uh-oh...).
    
    Go through the door to the east. Take a bomb out of your bag, then throw it
    at the cracked blocks as soon as it begins to flash. With a little luck, the
    bomb will blow up at just the right time and destroy the block, allowing you
    to use your switch hook to get across and get the Mermaid Suit out of the 
    chest.
    
    Leave and go back to the entrance. Go one room north, then take the east exit.
    Go through the water, then go down the stairs and jump across the platforms.
    When you come back up, you can go through the key block and enter the room 
    with the two levers. Pick one randomly, and hope for the chest to appear.
    When it does, you can take the boss key and leave the dungeon. Before you go
    back to the past, however, go to the area of deep water in the cave and dive.
    Swim through to get a ring out of the chest.
    
    In the past, enter and go east. Continue going east until you get to the area
    of deep water, and dive in. Go through the path until you can come back up,
    then let yourself be pulled through the currents while dodging the holes. Swim
    to the northern exit in the room to the west, and kill the two snakes with
    your sword (make sure it's equipped to A) to get a key. Now go back to the
    entrance of the dungeon, and go make your way back up to the last room you
    visited your first visit here (two north, one west, two north from the
    entrance). Go through the bombed wall, and go around the wheel to get to the
    water. 
    
    Under the water, go through the passage on the right and go east. Defeat the
    two snakes and go through the northern exit. Kill the two snakes in there as
    well, then swim as fast as you can across the room. Use the Switch Hook to
    pull each of the blocks onto the six colored tiles at the top, then get the
    key and head back out.
    
    When you're out of the water, go through the locked door, then go through the
    key block. When the two rotating platforms are both vertical, place a block
    from the Cane of Somaria on the trigger, then use your Seed Shooter to hit the
    switch. Go through the boss door and get ready to fight for your sixth
    Essence...
    
    BOSS STRATEGY: Swim out to the middle platform. Hit the creature with your 
    sword whenever it turns its red side towards you. When it turns upside-down, 
    jump in the water and dive under to hit it with your sword some more. You'll
    have to hit it quite a few times to defeat it, but when you do, get the Heart
    Container and swim into the next room to get the Bereft Peak.
    
    The Maku Tree will let you know that Queen Ambi is away from her palace, and
    that now is your best chance to go in and save Nayru. Head to the palace, and
    you'll meet up with Ralph. He'll go in first, suggesting that you go to the
    hidden entrance that he somehow already knows about...
    
    In each of the four corners of the garden, there's a switch that is being
    supposedly protected by several guards that are patroling the areas around
    the switches. Simply sneak around behind the guards and use the other lawn
    decorations to hide from their vision and step on each of the four switches
    located in the garden, then go to the east part of the garden and go through
    the path you just opened. When you come out inside the castle, go east, and
    get the ring from the chest, then go west. Note that if you're spotted by any
    guards inside the palace, they will not throw you out, but instead attack you.
    They're easy enough to beat, though, so don't worry if you do get spotted.
    
    When you get to Nayru's chamber, Veran will speak from inside of her. To save
    Nayru, use a Mystery Seed on Nayru to exorcise Veran's shadow form from her.
    Use the switch hook to pull the shadow out, then nail Veran with your sword.
    Do this three times to save Veran, then Queen Ambi will return. Despite the
    fact that she sees Nayru for all of two seconds, she is able to proclaim that
    Nayru is now a nice person. Anyways, Veran will then seize the body of Ambi,
    and will begin to wreak even more havoc over Labrynna through Ambi's powers.
    When you, Ralph, and Nayru are surrounded by the guards, Nayru will use her
    powers to get you out of there.
    
    After your conversation with everyone else, Nayru will teach you the Tune of 
    Ages. Now, you should begin your quest for the fish that contains the Essence
    that the Maku Tree is detecting. First, however, make sure you have a Magic 
    Potion (if you don't, you can buy one from the witches' shop in Yoll 
    Graveyard), as you'll be needing it to give to another person pretty soon.
    
    Head to where Rafton's house would be in the present, then swim one screen
    west, two south, and one more west. Stand in front of the entrance to the
    house and play the Tune of Ages. Swim out and go west, then go north onto the
    dry land and again play your harp. Press B to dive, then go east and use your
    Switch Hook to get across and surface. Play your harp again, and go two
    screens west and one south. Stand on the stairs and play your harp once again.
    Dive under and use your switch hook to cross over and enter Zora Village.
    
      _________________
     /  ZORA VILLAGE  /
    
    Welcome the underwater village of the Zora race. Head north to King Zora's
    Palace to go meet the king and-- what, the king fell ill a long time ago and
    died? Well, this is certainly a problem.
    
    Head out and surface, then use the harp to go back in time. Visit the king's
    palace again, and give him the Magic Potion you got earlier. King Zora will
    be saved, and will promise you that he'll never forget what you did for him.
    Now go to the present, and visit King Zora. He'll tell you that you need to
    clear the filthy water before he can grant you permission to go inside of
    Jabu-Jabu. He'll give you the Library Key. Head east, then warp to the past.
    
    Before going to the library, use your switch hook to cross the gap and visit
    the Great Fairy. She'll ask you to find some Fairy Powder so she can return
    to her normal form and be able to use her magic again. Now go over and put
    the key in the keyhole to enter the Eyeglass Isle Library. Talk to the people
    inside (how'd they all manage to get in there, anyways?), then go out and go
    back to the present and enter the library again. Talk to the man in the back
    to get the Book of Seals.
    
    Go back to the past again, and place the book on the pedastal in the back
    room. Follow the directions it gives you to walk to from each book. Note that
    if you're having trouble remembering the directions, you can use the Cane of
    Somaria to tell if there's a space for you to walk on or not. When you get to
    the man in the center, he will give you the fairy powder. Head back to the
    Great Fairy and give her the powder, and she will turn back to her normal self
    and cleanse the lands of the poison that has been infecting it.
    
    Head back to Zora Village and go see King Zora in the present. He will allow
    you to go inside Jabu-Jabu, so leave the palace and go west to enter Jabu-Jabu
    and continue your search for the seventh essence.
    
      ___________________________________
     /  LEVEL SEVEN--JABU-JABU'S BELLY  /
    
        1F              2F              3F
        ŻŻ              ŻŻ              ŻŻ
       ##M#            ####            ####        M = Mini-Boss
       ####            ####             ##         B = Dungeon Boss
        ##            ###B##            ##         ^ = Entrance
        ##             ####             ##
         ^
    
    Good grief, this level's annoying. If you remember the Water Temple from 
    Ocarina of Time, then you already have a fairly good understanding of what
    this level is like.
    
    Go west after you enter, then swim around the room and use your Switch Hook
    to pull the top left diamond down one space above the lower-left statue, then
    pull the other diamond block to where that one just was to get a key to fall
    down. Now go north and east and kill the enemies in the room to get the
    Compass. Head back west and press B to surface while on the yellow tiles.
    
    Go west and then north. Push the blocks to go east, then go through the key
    lock to take the stairs. Follow the path until you're in a room with three
    switches. You'll be visiting this room quite a bit as you progress through
    this level, as this is the room that controls the amount of water that is in
    the dungeon. The red switch (that you should press, by the way) will empty
    almost all water out, while each of the two blue switches that you can't get
    to for now will raise the water a level. Go down a floor, then go south, west,
    and south and drop down to the first floor.
    
    Take the east exit, and push the block to get to a chest containing a key. Go
    east, and place a block from the Cane of Somaria on the switch to hold the
    door open. Go through the now-open door to the east, and take the stairs. Head
    two rooms north, then use your Switch Hook to get across the gaps and the
    spikes in the next room. Head up the stairs and again go north, and head
    through the locked door to press the switch to raise the water levels back up.
    
    Head downstairs, then make your way back to the stairs that brought you up
    from the bottom floor. Go into the room to the east and defeat the creatures
    in there to receive a key. Head out, and go north and west, then dive into the
    waters and go down the stairs.
    
    MINI-BOSS STRATEGY: A fairly simple boss. Simply use your Roc's Feather to
    stay a safe distance away from it, and whack it with your sword whenever it
    gets close to you. It will take a few hits, but it should croak eventually.
    Head up the ladder that appears after you beat it and go through the key
    block to get the Long Hook.
    
    Make your way back to the switch room the same way you did the first time you
    went to it and empty the level of water once again. Take the stairs back down
    to the second floor, then go south and drop through the hole on the right side
    of the room. Drop down, and use your Long Hook to pull you across to get a
    ring from the chest. Head two rooms south, and then pull yourself across to
    where the diamond block is and pull yourself out using the pot. Pull the
    diamond block onto one switch and use the Cane of Somaria to put a block on
    the other to get a key.
    
    Now go east, north, and east, and go up the stairs. Make your way to the third
    floor again, and go into the switch room to step on the first blue switch. Now
    leave the room and use your Long Hook to pull yourself across the gap, go 
    through the key block in the next room, and go south to press the second blue
    switch.
    
    Head back the way you came, but instead of going back down to the second
    floor, go south from where the stairs are. Use your hook to pull you across
    the room and get a key out of the chest. Now head back downstairs. Keep going
    south until you can't go that way any further, then go east until you can dive
    down to the first floor. Go two rooms north, and go down the stairs. When you
    come out, use your Long Hook to kill the three enemies in the room and get the
    key, then go south. Press B in one of the yellow areas, then take the exit to
    the west. Use your Long Hook to get to the key in the chest.
    
    Now, head back up to the third floor, and make your way up to the room where
    you pressed the second blue switch not too long ago. Go west, then go through
    the three locked doors with the three keys you have to get the boss key.
    
    Now go back to the entrance and warp to where the room where you fought the
    mini-boss. Go to the colored tiles, and press B to float up to the second
    floor. Now just follow the path around until you get to the boss door.
    
    BOSS STRATEGY: Oh my. You'd think for such a nasty dungeon there would be an
    equally nasty boss, wouldn't you? Apparently, the Zelda designers didn't thank
    so, as this guy is a total piece of cake. Just pull out your Long Hook and
    wait for him to shoot something at you, then hit him with the Long Hook so
    that he switches places with you and gets hit by his projectile. The only
    thing could even REMOTELY give you trouble is when he starts putting out
    electricity, in which case you should simply not use your hook. Let him get
    hit seven times, then pick up the Heart Container and your seventh essence,
    the Rolling Sea.
    
    As you leave, Veran will let you know that the Black Tower construction is
    complete, and show you some more of the chaos she plans to cause in the world.
    The Maku Tree will then talk to you to let you know that she can't hear the
    eighth and final essence. (Gee, thanks for the help.) Swim away, and a Zora
    will give you the Zora Scale, a sign of heroism from their race. Go back to
    the past, then swim away, leaving the village from the south-east. Swim east
    under the water until you see another Zora. Show him your Zora Scale, and
    he'll let you pass into the Sea of Storms. Swim around inside until you see
    the ship, then move to it and talk to the captain inside. Give him your Zora
    Scale, and he'll give you the Tokay Eyeball before they depart. You can also
    get a ring from the cave beneath the water.
    
    Head back out of the Sea of Storms and go to Crescent Island. Go to where you
    see the giant Tokay head with one eyeball sticking out of the ground, and
    place the eyeball you just received in the other socket. Enter the cave that
    opens there.
    
    Defeat the mummies in the first room, then use your Long Hook and bombs to get
    through the second room. In the third room, you can use the Cane of Somaria
    to test the floors, or go left, up, left, up to the block, jump one space to
    the right, then go right until you get to the stairs. Go through the cavern,
    then when you get out, surface and go push the statue on the right one space
    to the left so that the three statues are aligned in a straight line, then go
    north. Follow the path through that area until you enter the final dungeon,
    the Ancient Tomb.
    
      ______________________________
     /  LEVEL EIGHT--ANCIENT TOMB  /
    
      1F      B1F      B2F     B3F
      ŻŻ      ŻŻŻ      ŻŻŻ     ŻŻŻ
      ##     ####    ##  ##    #B
      ##     ####    ###M##    ##      M = Mini-Boss
       ^     ####     ####             B = Dungeon Boss
             ####     ####             ^ = Entrance
                     ######
                     ##  ##
    
    Yep, this is the final level of the game, and luckily, it's not as tough as
    the last level was. What it lacks in non-linearity it makes up for in size, 
    however, so be careful to use your map wisely if you get lost...
    
    Head north, then go to the upper-left corner of the room and push the statue,
    then bomb the wall where the statue was. Go through the wall, and use some
    more bombs to get to the chest and then to the locked door. In the next room,
    pull the diamond block onto the upper-left switch, place a Cane of Somaria
    block on the lower-left switch, then stand on the lower-right switch and fire
    an Ember Seed off the wall so that it hits the candle, and go down the stairs
    that appear.
    
    Go north and ride the wheel, then push the lone block in the next room up or
    down to make a set of stairs appear. Go down them to get a map, then go back
    up and north to get a key from the chest in there. Head back to where you
    entered the floor, and go through the key block. Ride the wheel, then go up 
    the steps and then north and west to hit the switch, then go east, south, and
    west and get the compass from the chest. Go back to the switch and hit it
    again, and go down the path of red tiles. Go west and bomb the south wall in
    the room there to get a key from the room. Then go back north and east, and
    use your Long Hook to pull you across the gap. Keep crossing gaps until you're
    in one of the wheel rooms. Get on the wheel (it should carry you to the north)
    and then walk over and step on the switch. Take the north exit and get the
    key from the skeleton in the room. Go back down and ride the wheel so that you
    take the exit to the east. Head south and east, then go through the locked
    door to face a tricky puzzle.
    
    If you want to take the cheap and easy way out of solving the puzzle, go two
    left, down, right, down, left, down, two right, up, right, down, three right,
    up, left, up, two left, up, four right, four down, three left, down, two
    right, down, right, down, three left, up, left, up, left, up, two left, down,
    left, down, three right, down, four left, up, right, two up, left, up, right,
    up, right, up, two left, and up. (Good grief!) Take the Power Glove from the
    chest and head north, west, and north, then go through the locked door. Pick
    up the statue and go east, then south. Stand on the lowered red tiles, then
    hit the switch. Walk along the red blocks and then jump to those in the
    upper-left corner of the room, then go east all the way until you get to the
    end of the corridor where you can go downstairs. When you're battle ready,
    head two rooms east...
    
    MINI-BOSS STRATEGY: The reaper will move around the room firing magic orbs at
    you. You need to hit the orbs that are completely round back at him so that
    they hit him while dodging the other orbs he throws at you. When you hit him
    with his own magic, he will turn into a bat, which is your cue to run up and
    hit him with your sword. Keep repeating the process until you defeat him, then
    exit to the south.
    
    Go two rooms west, and use your Long Hook to cross the walls using the diamond
    block. Continue along the path and use your feather to jump over the spiked
    enemies in the room with all the blocks. Get the key from the chest in there,
    then go east and get the Slate from the chest. Drop down from the ledge to the
    south, then go east to get back to the room where you fought the mini-boss.
    
    This time, go south, west, and south. You'll end up in a room with four slots
    that will hold Slates just like the one you've already got. Place it, then
    take the exit to the west. Go south, then use your key on the block and go out
    of the room. Go south, then pull the lever back and cross to the lower-left
    part of the room to get to a chest containing a second Slate. Go north, then
    two rooms east. In the room where you see the ice patches, take the north
    exit. Use Ember Seeds to kill the candles in the ice room, and go out of the
    door that opens there.
    
    Take the stairs down and swim through the tunnel, then kill the three small
    jellyfish creatures to open the door to the north. Carefully swim through
    the flowing waters, and take them one screen south and one east, then go down
    into to the tunnel. Swim to the bottom-right and surface to get a third Slate,
    then go down and take the left exit from the tunnel. Head west, then south
    two rooms, and lift up the lower-left statue to reveal a stairway. Push the 
    blocks to the left out of your way and pull yourself over to a chest with 
    the boss key in it, then go back across and go east. Take the stairs, then 
    push the cube all the way down and into the hole.
    
    Ride the cart into the next room and just stand next to either of the side
    doorways until the floor tiles are through attacking, then leave to the south.
    Go through the block room and press the switch to open up the corridor to the
    east. Kill the ball and chain knight, then go north and get the fourth and
    final Slate from the chest. Ride the two carts, then go one room west and one
    north. Go down the stairs and through the tunnel, then use your bombs, Ember
    Seeds, and Power Glove to clear the entrance to the boss door.
    
    BOSS STRATEGY: This guy attacks you in four different forms, but they're
    pretty easy to beat once you know the startegy for them. If you need bombs,
    you can get them from the left corner of the room, while the right corner
    has some seeds should you need them.
    
    -PART ONE: When he throws his hands at you, just hit them back with your
      sword. After you do this three times, he'll change his strategy around...
    
    -PART TWO: He'll begin moving around the room trying to grab you between his
      hands and crush you. Simply throw bombs between his hands before they close
      to hit him. Do this four times to see his third phase.
    
    -PART THREE: The boss will put up a shield in front of him that can block all
      of your attacks. What do you do? Hit him from behind. To get rid of his
      third form, bounce seeds off the wall behind him so that they hit him in the
      back. After you do this, you'll see his final form.
    
    -PART FOUR: Lastly, he'll take out two steel balls. When he throws one at you,
      run up and use your Power Glove to pull the other one all the way back. When
      he throws the other ball at you again, release the one you're holding on to
      and it will hit him. Do this three times to claim a Heart Container and your
      final Essence, the Falling Star.
    
    After you leave, go see the Maku Tree in the present again. She'll give you a
    Huge Maku Seed to penetrate the evil forces of the Black Tower. However, just
    when it seems like everything's going to be pink and fluffy and happy again,
    the evil witch, Twinrova, appears.
    
    Time for final preparations for battle. Make sure you have the Noble Sword. If
    you haven't gotten it already, be sure to look at the Trading Sequence section
    in the Items part of this guide to look at the process of getting it. Also,
    it's a really good idea to take along a Magic Potion, which you can take a 
    chance on getting from Maple or buying from the witch's shop in Yoll
    Graveyard.
    
    When you're ready to finish Veran off, head to the Black Tower in the past.
    Before you can go in, though, you'll meet Ralph, who still seems to be acting
    quite strangely. Right after he runs off, however, Impa and Nayru will come
    running up behind you to tell you that Ralph is actually a descendant of
    Ambi's and that by killing her, he would also kill himself. While I think
    Ralph is sort of expendable (I'm a horrible person, by the way), your job in
    the game is to save him from danger while exterminating Veran.
    
    When you get to the room where your Maku Seed alters the tower, go through
    the door that appears. You'll end up in a new area, the Black Tower Turret.
    
      _______________________
     /  BLACK TOWER TURRET  /
    
    ###############   ###############
    #C    #G#E  #%#   #C  # #G#E   %#
    ###  ## ### # #   ### # # ### ###
    #B  #%   F# # #   #B# #%# #F  ###    Letters A-H = Stairs that you should
    ########### # #   # # ### #######      climb, in alphabetical order
    #A  #D   %# #%#   #A#  D#H#% # %#    % = Stairs that you do not need to climb
    ### #  #    ###   #### ##### #  #    @ = Pots (Fairies underneath)
    #%# ###%#######   #%   # % #    #    # = Wall
    # #           #   ######   ######    ^ = Entrance
    #%#  @   @   %#   #%           %#
    #######^#######   ###############
    
    After you make your way through that maze, you'll end up in a room where you
    will be surrounded by four fireballs. You can solve the puzzle the
    conventional way (if you got the hint from the owl in the maze) by following
    the flame that is to Link's back when he enters, or you can go ahead and head
    up the stairs that area second from the right on the bottom row.
    
    Head down the steps, and around to the north, take one final deep breath, and
    prepare to kick Veran's butt. :D
    
    Enter the building to the north to see Ralph already trying to fight the
    possessed Queen Ambi, but to no avail. Talk to Ralph, then head north to begin
    the battle.
    
      ______________________
     /  BATTLE WITH VERAN  /
    
    PART ONE: Battle this part the exact same way you did when you rescued Nayru.
    Use Mystery Seeds to put Ambi to sleep, use the Long Hook to pull Veran out,
    and then hit her with your sword. Do this three times, and Ambi will be able
    to escape, leaving you alone with Veran to continue the battle. 
    
    PART TWO: Veran will now turn into a fairy, and four Dark Links will appear 
    around the room. She will begin to fly around the room. Just hit her with your
    sword to hurt her. You can also kill the Dark Links to get a heart and just 
    get them out of the way. After you hit her fifteen to twenty times or so,
    she'll disappear. Ralph and Nayru will escort you out of the tower, but right
    when it looks like the credits are about to start rolling, Veran pulls you
    back up to her chamber to finish the battle.
    
    PART THREE: In this part of the battle, Veran has three different forms she
    can take on: a turtle, a bee, and a spider. 
    
    The turtle will bounce around the room a few times, then stop and stick her 
    head out. Just run from the turtle until its head appears, then hit it with 
    your sword for all you're worth.
    
    The bee will float around the room in a figure-eight pattern, leaving it
    completely open to easy sword attacks. When it flies off screen, it's fixing
    to do its needle attack, so be prepared to dodge them when they start coming.
    Veran will also use some smaller bees to try to protect her, but they're no
    threat at all.
    
    The spider is probably the toughest of the three forms. You must hit the
    spider with a bomb to make it vulnerable to attack, but it can wrap you up
    and body slam you as well as simply charging at you to attack. Be careful
    around this form.
    
    After Veran takes enough hits, you'll finally defeat her and restore peace
    (temporarily) to Labrynna. You'll be reminded of the threat of Twinrova, as
    well as some other familiar faces that still plan to spread sorrow throughout
    the world...
    
    But for now, enjoy the moment! You've just beaten Zelda: Oracle of Ages. Stick
    around after the credits to get the password that you can transfer to Oracle
    of Seasons to finish the quest with.
    
    
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     /  4.  SECRETS AND EXTRAS                                                  /
    /__________________________________________________________________________/
    
      _____________________
     /  UNDERGROUND SHOP  /
    
    Ever noticed the other room of the shop in Lynna City that didn't appear to
    have an entrance you could get to? Simply go to the past and play the Tune of
    Currents on the same screen where the shop is in the present, and try to end
    up inside the gate. Once you do that, you can go inside and go downstairs
    to view three new items for purchase: a L-2 Ring Box, a Gasha Seed, and a
    Heart Piece. Be sure to carry some cash when you go, though--the Ring Box and
    seed are each 300 Rupees and the Heart Piece is a whopping 500.
    
      _________________
     /  ADVANCE SHOP  /
    
    There is a hidden shop that can be found in the past (next to the Target 
    Practice game) when you play the game on a Game Boy Advance. There will be
    three items for sale inside: a Gasha Seed and two rings, all being sold for
    100 Rupees apiece. One of the rings is the GBA Time Ring, while the other one
    appears to be random.
    
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     /  GAMESHARK CODES  /
    
    NOTE: All of these codes are untested by me. Use them at your own risk.
      (Source: www.gameshark.com)
    
    Have All Essences of Ages  91ffbfc6
    
    Have All Secondary Items   91ff9fc6
                               91ffa0c6
                               91ffa1c6
                               91ffa2c6
                               91ffa3c6
                               91ffa4c6
                               91ffa5c6
    
    Have Master Sword          9103b2c6
    
    Infinite Health            9140abc6
    
    Infinite Rupees            9109aec6
                               9199adc6
    
    Invincible                 91152bd0
    
    Max Health                 9140aac6
    
    
      /ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ/
     /  5.  ITEMS                                                               /
    /__________________________________________________________________________/
      
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     /  INVENTORY ITEMS  /
    
    These are items that you can equip and use with the A and B buttons.
    
       ITEM                     LOCATION                       DESCRIPTION
       ŻŻŻŻ                     ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                       ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    -Wooden Sword (L1)    Received from Impa after       Hacks and slashes enemies
                            Nayru is captured                and other things
    
    -Noble Sword (L2)      Received from trading         Twice as strong as wooden
                                 sequence                 sword, shoots beams at
                                                               full strength
    
    -Wooden Shield (L1)  Can be bought at Lynna City    Can deflect weaker objects
                         Shop or from Deku Salesmen            and enemies
                          in Fairies' Forest (Past)
    
    -Iron Shield (L2)    Can be bought at Lynna City         Stronger shield
                        Shop or gotten from Tokay in
                       cave on Crescent Island (after
                           completing Level Six)
    
    -Seed Satchel           Maku Tree (Present)                Holds seeds
    
    -Ember Seeds            Maku Tree (Present)          Can be used to light dark
                                                         areas or burn small trees
    
    -Mystery Seeds          Deku Forest (Past)               Have many different
                                                                   uses
    
    -Scent Seeds          Crescent Island (Present)         Attracts creatures
    
    -Gale Seeds            Symmetry City (Present)       Warps you to areas where
                                                           other seed trees are
    
    -Pegasus Seeds         Rolling Ridge (Past)          Makes you run very fast
    
    -Shovel               Black Tower Construction         Can dig for items or
                               Site (Past)                 move mounds of dirt
    
    -Harp of Ages           Nayru's House (after          Means for time travel
                             Level 1 completed)
    
    -Bombs                Received from Queen Ambi          They blow stuff up
                          after given Mystery Seeds
    
    -Zora's Flippers         Found in Cheval's            Allows you to swim in
                                 Grave                         most water
    
    -Flute                Shop/Shooting Game/Ricky       Calls on animal for help
    
    -Boomerang               Goron Mini-Games               Attacks enemies and
                                                              retrieves items
    
    -Power Bracelet (L1)    Treasure of Level 1           Can lift and move small
                                                              pots and stones
                     
    -Roc's Feather          Treasure of Level 2           Allows you to jump short
                                                                distances
    
    -Seed Shooter           Treasure of Level 3               Shoots seeds 
    
    -Switch Hook            Treasure of Level 4          Switches places between 
                                                       Link and some items/enemies
    
    -Cane of Somaria        Treasure of Level 5               Creates a block 
                                                              in front of you
    
    -Mermaid Suit           Treasure of Level 6           Allows you to swim in
                                                             deepest waters
    
    -Long Hook (L2)         Treasure of Level 7         Longer version of Switch 
                                                                 Hook
    
    -Power Glove (L2)      Treasure of Level 8           Can lift larger objects
    
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     /  HEART PIECES  /
    
    Heart pieces are scattered across the lands of the game, usually in places 
    that require special items or are simply hard to find or reach. Collecting 
    four of them will give you another Heart Container. Other Heart Containers
    can be acquired by beating Dungeon bosses.
    
    -Can be found outside of Black Tower. Use the Shovel to get to it.
    
    -Can be found on Maku Road by moving the blocks.
    
    -Can be found in Yoll Graveyard. Use the Power Bracelet to get it.
    
    -Can be found under small tree in Deku Forest.
    
    -Can be found in cave on Talus Peaks. Use the Roc's Feather to get there.
    
    -Can be found on Talus Peaks. Use Tune of Currents to go from Past to 
       Present to get it (see walkthrough under Symmetry City section for more)
    
    -Can be found in cave on Rolling Ridge (Present). Use a bomb to get to 
       it.
    
    -Can be found on ledge on northeastern corner of Rolling Ridge (Present).
       Go there in the past and use the Tune of Currents to get to it.
    
    -Can be purchased from basement of Lynna City shop for 500 Rupees.
    
    -Can be found in cave under Crescent Island (Present).
    
    -Can be found randomly in a Gasha Nut.
    
    -Randomly dropped by Maple.
    
      __________ 
     /  RINGS  /
    
    To equip a ring, first go to Vasu's Jewelry Shop and select list from the
    options he gives you. Select the ring you want from the full list and press
    A. The ring you selected should appear in the list with a C on it. Now exit
    the list, and go to your inventory menu by pressing Start. Press Select,
    then highlight the ring near the bottom of the screen and press A to make
    it have an E on it, meaning it's equipped.
    
    
        RING                    LOCATION                      USE
        ŻŻŻŻ                    ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                      ŻŻŻ
    1. Friendship Ring        Vasu Jewlers                    N/A
    
    2. Power Ring L-1          Level One         Increases damage done by sword
                                                  and damage taken from enemies
    
    3. Power Ring L-2                            Increases damage done by sword
                                                and damage taken from enemies more
    
    4. Power Ring L-3                           Greatly increases damage done by
                                               sword and damage taken from enemies
    
    5. Armor Ring L-1        Great Moblin's      Decreases damage done by sword
                            Palace Basement       and damage taken from enemies
    
    6. Armor Ring L-2                            Decreases damage done by sword
                                                and damage taken from enemies more
    
    7. Armor Ring L-3                           Greatly decreases damage done by
                                               sword and damage taken from enemies
    
    8. Red Ring                                        Doubles sword damage
    
    9. Blue Ring          Beneath a statue             Halves damage taken
                          outside Level 8
    
    10. Green Ring                             Increases damage done by sword and
                                               decreases damage taken from enemies
    
    11. Cursed Ring                             Decreases damage done by sword and
                                                 increases damage done by enemies
    
    12. Expert's Ring                             Link can punch when he has no
                                                         items equipped
    
    13. Blast Ring                                Increases damage done by bombs
    
    14. Rang Ring L-1                           Increases damage done by boomerang
    
    15. GBA Time Ring        Advance Shop        
    
    16. Maple's Ring           Gasha Nut         Reduces number of enemies slain
                                                   to meet Maple from 30 to 15
    
    17. Steadfast Ring                           Reduces distance Link is pushed
                                                          back when hit
    
    18. Pegasus Ring                               Lengthens time that Pegasus
                                                        Seeds take effect
    
    19. Toss Ring         Underwater near Level    Increases throwing distance
                          Six entrance (Present)
    
    20. Heart Ring L-1                               Recovers hearts slowly
    
    21. Heart Ring L-2                            Recovers hearts more quickly
    
    22. Swimmer's Ring                                 Link swims faster
    
    23. Charge Ring                              Reduces time needed to charge
                                                          spin attack
    
    24. Light Ring L-1        Talus Peaks         Allows you to shoot beams from
                                                  L-2 Sword with one heart lost
    
    25. Light Ring L-2                            Allows you to shoot beams from
                                                  L-2 Sword with two hearts lost
    
    26. Bomber's Ring                                 Sets two bombs at once
    
    27. Green Luck Ring                            Decreases damage from traps
    
    28. Blue Luck Ring                             Decreases damage from beams
    
    29. Yellow Luck Ring                           Decreases damage from falls
    
    30. Red Luck Ring       Treasure-Hunting      Decreases damage from spiked
                          Goron (Rolling Ridge)              floors
    
    31. Green Holy Ring                             No damage from electricity
    
    32. Blue Holy Ring                           Decreases damage from Zora Fire
    
    33. Red Holy Ring                                 No damage from rocks
    
    34. Snowshoe Ring                             Gives traction on icy surfaces
    
    35. Roc's Feather                              Cracked floors will not give
          Ring                                                 way
    
    36. Quicksand Ring                               Cannot sink in quicksand
    
    37. Red Joy Ring                                Monsters leave more Rupees
    
    38. Blue Joy Ring                               Monsters leave more hearts
    
    39. Yellow Joy Ring                          Increases number of items found
    
    40. Green Joy Ring                              Increases Ore Chunks found
    
    41. Discovery              Level One               Alerts you to soft
          Ring                                       soil (for Gasha Seeds)
    
    42. Rang Ring L-2                              Increases Boomerang's power
    
    43. Octo Ring                               Transforms Link into an Octorok
    
    44. Moblin Ring                              Transforms Link into a Moblin
    
    45. Like Like Ring        Level Seven       Transforms Link into a Like Like
    
    46. Subrosian Ring                          Transforms Link into a Subrosian
    
    47. First Gen Ring                           Transforms Link into NES Link
    
    48. Spin Ring                             Increases damage done by spin attack
    
    49. Flower Ring                                Can't be hurt by own bombs
    
    50. Energy Ring                               Sword shoots beams instead of
                                                           spin attack
    
    51. Double Edged Ring                      Increases sword damage, but causes
                                                      Link to take damage
    
    52. GBA Nature Ring    Advance Shop (Seasons)
    
    53. Slayer's Ring             Vasu          Reward for killing 1,000 monsters
    
    54. Wealth Ring               Vasu          Reward for finding 10,000 Rupees
    
    55. Victory Ring              Vasu             Reward for defeating Ganon
    
    56. Sign Ring                 Vasu           Reward for breaking 100 signs
    
    57. 100th Ring                Vasu           Reward for appraising 100 rings
    
    58. Whisp Ring                                  Whisps cannot affect you
    
    59. Gasha Ring                              Gives better items in Gasha Nuts
    
    60. Peace Ring                               Bombs cannot explode while you
                                                        are holding them
    
    61. Zora Ring           Maple, Gasha Nut      Allows you to dive underwater
                                                         indefinitely
    
    62. Fist Ring                                  Allows you to punch when no
                                                       items are equipped
    
    63. Whimsical Ring                             Decreases sword damage but
                                                 gives chance for instant kill
    
    64. Protection Ring                           All damage removes one heart
    
      ________________
     /  GASHA SEEDS  /
    
    Gasha Seeds are found throughout the game in many different places. They can
    be planted in soft soil, and after a while, they will grow into trees and
    produce nuts that can be broken open for many rare items. 
    
    -Received from man in house in northwestern Lynna Village
    
    -Found in chest in Level One
    
    -Found in chest in Level Two
    
    -Found in cave on Crescent Island (where you get your sword)
    
    -Found in cave on Crescent Island (where you get your bombs)
    
    -Found in chest in Level Three (after breaking all four crystals, go to
      where wheel used to be)
    
    -Found in chest in Level Three (by lighting the two candles in the room on
      the bottom floor)
    
    -Found on top of Maku Tree after completing the fourth dungeon.
    
    -Can be purchased for 300 Rupees in basement of Lynna City shop
    
    -Found in chest on Rolling Ridge
    
    -Can be won from Goron Target Practice game on Rolling Ridge (Past)
    
    -Can be won from Goron Target Carts game on Rolling Ridge (Present)
    
    -Found in chest in Level Six (Past)
    
    -Found in Zora Village (Present)
    
    -Can be bought in GBA Shop (Past)
    
      _____________________
     /  TRADING SEQUENCE  /
    
    This sequence of trading items seemingly useless to you, like in other games,
    results in great rewards at the end. You only need to have the Switch Hook
    from Level Four to complete the sequence, although you can get it at any time
    after that.
    
       Item Given           Item Received                  Process
       ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ           ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ                  ŻŻŻŻŻŻŻ
    -    None                 Poe Clock        Once you have completed Level 1,
                                               lift the stone and talk to the
                                               ghost three times.
    
    -   Poe Clock            Stationery        Go see the Postman in Lynna Village
                                               and give him the clock.
    
    -  Stationery            Stink Bag         Go to the house two screens west of
                                               the Postman's house, and give the
                                               hand inside the paper. (no comment)
    
    -  Stink Bag            Tasty Meat         On Crescent Island, give the Stink
                                               Bag to the chef with the stuffy
                                               nose to clear it up for him.
    
    -  Tasty Meat            Dog Mask          Visit the Happy Mask Man that lives
                                               west of Lynna City and give the
                                               starving fellow some munchies.
    
    -   Dog Mask             Dumbbell          Go see Mamamu Yan in Lynna City to
                                               get her to take the Dog Mask to put
                                               on her pup.
    
    -   Dumbbell          Cheesy Moustache     Visit the guy in the basement of
                                               the central building in Symmetry
                                               City. He sure seems obsessed enough
                                               with building up his muscles in
                                               hopes of getting a lady...
    
    - Cheesy Moustache       Funny Joke        Give the Cheesy Moustache to the
                                               joke-telling guy in Lynna City that
                                               stands one screen west of the
                                               Mayor's house to get his best joke.
    
    -    Funny Joke        Touching Book       In the same place in the past as
                                               where the jokester is in the
                                               present lives a depressed boy. Tell
                                               him the joke (which is met with a
                                               MARVELOUS reception) to get a book
                                               from him seemingly out of pity.
    
    -   Touching Book       Magic Oar          Run into Maple somewhere (or vice
                                               versa :P ) and she'll trade you the
                                               Ukelele for your book.
    
    -     Magic Oar        Sea Ukelele         Take the Oar that Maple drops and
                                               deliver it to Rafton so he can enter
                                               a raft race and he'll give 
    
    -    Sea Ukelele      Broken Sword         In the past, go two screens south
                                               of where Nayru's house is in the
                                               present and use the Switch Hook to
                                               get to the Old Zora, who will give
                                               you a broken sword.
    
    -    Broken Sword    Noble (L-2) Sword     Go visit Patch on the Restoration
                                               Wall (where you got the Tuni Nut
                                               fixed earlier) and get ready to
                                               participate in his ceremony once 
                                               again. However, now you have eight
                                               creatures to deal with instead of
                                               four. Try to keep the creatures
                                               going in one direction with your
                                               sword and keep stepping on the
                                               switch whenever the cart gets close
                                               to your sword. Once you succeed,
                                               the new sword is yours!
    
    
    
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     /  REVISIONS  /
    
    -Version 1.0    -- Most likely the final revision. Cleaned up a bunch of
                       things, added to the FAQ, and basicallt finished up
                       everything I had plans to finish up.
    
    -Version 0.8    -- Walkthrough completed (woohoo!), lots of other stuff added
                       on to, fixed, or simply cleaned up.
    
    -Version 0.6    -- Walkthrough finished to the end of the sixth level.
    
    -Version 0.55   -- Walkthrough completed through entrance to sixth dungeon.
                       Updated several of the item lists, added to the Secrets and
                       Extras section, and added some more questions to the FAQ
                       section.
    
    -Version 0.5    -- Walkthrough completed to end of fifth dungeon. Added list
                       of Gasha Seed locations and touched up the rest of the
                       Items lists as well.
    
    -Version 0.4    -- Walkthrough completed to end of fourth dungeon. Added 
                       Gameshark codes to Secrets & Extras section.
    
    -Version 0.35   -- Walkthrough completed to entrance to fourth dungeon and 
                       fixed some misinformation and added more to the ring lists.
    
    -Version 0.3    -- Walkthrough completed to the end of the third dungeon, as
                       well as some other parts of the guide touched up.
    
    -Version 0.2    -- Contains walkthrough information up to the entrance
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