The game is a Side-Scrolling Action-Adventure Game, and has Animated FMV cutscenes. The Player must complete the levels and objectives to win.
King Harkinian goes to aid Duke Onkled of Gamelon, but doesnt arrive back for a month. After sending Link, he also disappears. Zelda then goes to Gamelon to find out what is going on. Zelda eventually rescues the King and Link, and defeats Ganon.