Oracle of Ages Walkthrough - Quick Guide: Chapter 1 - Spirit's Grave

~Introduction - Lynna City (Present)~
  • After the introduction, head Up Two Screens to find Impa and some moblins.
  • Walk Up, then Left, and push the Triforce statue to the left or right.
  • Walk Up Two Screens to find Nayru.
  • Talk to all the animals, and then talk to the red bear a second time and it will move.
  • After the lengthy cut-scene, Link gets the sword from Impa.
  • Walk Down Three Screens and then head Left a screen to enter Lynna City.
  • Walk Up Two Screens and enter the Maku Path Cave.
  • Walk straight Up Four Screens and exit the cave to find the Maku Tree.
  • After the lengthy cut-scene, walk to the Right and step into the warp portal to warp to the Past.

  • ~Lynna Village – (Past)~
  • Walk Down and then Left One Screen to enter Lynna Village.
  • Walk Down One, Left Three, and Down Two screens to enter the Black Tower Construction site.
  • Walk Down, then Right, and talk to the man to get him to move.
  • Walk Up and enter the Black Tower.
  • Head to the Right, then Up, then Left, and you’ll see a man holding a map.
  • Speak to the man holding a map and you’ll get the Shovel.
  • Exit the Black Tower.
  • Just outside the Black Tower, there is a heart piece. Equip the shovel and dig towards it to get it.
  • Exit the Black Tower Construction site.
  • Walk Up a screen, Right Three screens, and Up a screen to find a Cave.
  • Equip the shovel, dig your way through to the Cave and enter it.

  • ~Maku Path (Past)~
  • Walk Up a screen and push the block up to open the door. Continue Up another screen.
  • Push the block to the right or left and defeat the keese in the room. Head Right a screen.
  • Defeat the gel in this room and head up a screen.
  • Push the block and walk towards the right side of the room. Push the block on the left up one, and then push the block on the right to the right, to clear the path. Walk over and step on the switch to create a treasure chest. Walk around the room and open it to get a small key. Backtrack two screens by heading down and then left.
  • Use the key on the locked door and head left a screen.
  • There are a bunch of blocks and a switch on the left side of the room. On the left side, there are three blocks lined up in a column right by the closed door. Push the middle block to the left, and then the one right above it up. Then walk to the left and push the block to the left and step on the switch. Walk up a screen.
  • Defeat the stalfos and you’ll see a heart piece here. Push the block on the far left up one. Then push the adjacent block to the left in order to reach the heart piece. Push the block on the right side of the room to open the doors. Walk to the right a screen.
  • Walk up and exit the Maku Path.
  • After a cut-scene, defeat the two pig moblins and the gate at the bottom of the screen will open up.
  • Walk down a screen and step into the warp portal that is lit up and you’ll return to the Present.

  • ~Ring Box and Shield (Present)~
  • Walk up a screen to meet the Maku Tree again. After a lengthy discussion, she will give Link the Seed Satchel with some Ember Seeds.
  • Walk down a screen and burn the tree on the right side using the ember seeds. Walk right a screen and open the treasure chest for 30 rupees.
  • Walk back left, then down a screen. Enter the ring building and speak with the owner to get a ring box if you’d like.
  • One screen south of the ring building is the general shop. Purchase the shield for 30 rupees.
  • Then head right one screen, then up, right, and down a screen. Burn the tree on the right using the ember seeds and then head into the Yoll Graveyard.

  • ~Yoll Graveyard (Present)~
  • Burn the tree and then head right, down, and left to find a couple of kids.
  • Head down a screen, right two screens, and then burn the bottom bush and enter the cave.
  • Light the two torches and get the Graveyard Key that drops. Exit the cave.
  • Then head back left two screens, up a screen, right a screen, and up two screens to get to the graveyard gate. Walk up to it and use the Graveyard Key you just got.
  • Go right and then down three screens, defeating or avoiding the crows along your way.
  • Enter the building here to enter the first dungeon, Spirit’s Grave.

  • ~Spirit’s Grave - Level 1 (Present)~
  • Walk right a screen and defeat the Zol in the room. Push the bottom-most block to the right or left and head up a screen.
  • Push the block up three times to land in the hole and the door will open. Head right a screen.
  • Defeat or avoid the enemies and head up a screen.
  • Defeat the Ghini and a small key will fall down. Get it and head left a screen.
  • Push the central block up and then use the small key on the locked door. Head up a screen.
  • Push the block on the right side either up or down, and then walk around to get a small key from the treasure chest. Walk left a screen.
  • There are four blocks next to each other. Push the bottom-most block to the left, and then the adjacent block up one. Walk around the room and head right a screen through the top portion of the room.
  • Walk up a screen and you’ll find a series of blocks. Walk straight up and push the middle block up one. There will then be two blocks on your two sides, push each of them to the left and right. Then push the two other adjacent blocks up, given you a clear path to navigate the entire room. Walk to both sides of the room and step on the two switches to create a moving platform as well as revealing a treasure chest. Now carefully step onto the moving platform and make your way over to the treasure chest. Open it to get a small key. Walk back across the moving platform and exit the room.
  • Walk to the left a screen and then up a screen. Walk over the moving platform, step onto it and then head through to next room to the left.
  • Slash at the bushes and then use the small key on the locked door. Walk down a screen to face-off with the dungeon mini-boss, Giant Ghini.
  • To defeating the giant ghini, first slash at the smaller ghosts. Then run in and try to get as many slashes in as you can on the giant ghini. The ghini will create smaller fire ghosts rapidly so be quick. After six slashes, the giant ghini will be defeated. Grab the fairy that is left behind and head left a screen.
  • Defeat the red moblins and go through the locked door at the bottom of the room.
  • There are three blocks in a row. Push the two on the sides down, and then the middle one to the left or right to create a passage. Head down a screen.
  • Defeat the stalfos and head up along the right side of the room.
  • Defeat more stalfos and light the two torches to reveal a staircase. Walk down to the underground area and get the power bracelet.
  • Backtrack to the surface and then head down a screen. Use the power bracelet to lift the pots and climb the steps. Open the chest for a ring and then head down a screen.
  • Push the block onto the switch to open the door, and then head through it.
  • Lift the pots and defeat the enemies. Open the treasure chest here to get the Boss key. Then head right a screen to get back to the dungeon entrance.
  • Step into the warp portal to get back to the mini-boss room.
  • Go up two screens, and then use the boss key on the locked door to the right. Enter to face off with the dungeon boss, Pumpkin Head.
  • Slash away at Pumpkin Head’s body three times and its body will collapse leaving just the pumpkin on the ground. Pick up the pumpkin head and you’ll reveal the fire spirit of Pumpkin Head. You can toss the head at the spirit for a hit, or toss it aside and then slash away with your sword. Once the head is on the ground, the spirit will move back into it and start walking around again. Repeat the same process, and all together you must hit Pumpkin head’s true form 4 times with the wooden sword to defeat it.
  • Collect the heart container that is left and then head up and get the Eternal Spirit, the first of the Essences of Time.
  • The Maku Tree will then tell you the next essence can be heard in the Western Woods.