The game is a Side-Scrolling Action-Adventure Game, and has Animated FMV cutscenes. The Player must complete the levels and objectives to win.
In Hyrule, Link informs King Harkinian he wants an adventure. Gwonam the Wizard appears and informs them that Ganon has invaded Koridai, and that only Link can stop Ganon. After Liberating Kordai and defeating Ganon, Ganon is imprisoned in the Book of Koridai.