Oracle of Ages Walkthrough - Quick Guide: Chapter 4 - Skull Dungeon

~Moosh and the Carpenters~
  • From outside Moonlit Grotto, walk down a screen, up two screens along the left side, and youíll run into a Tokay with Dimitri. Give ember seeds to the Tokay and you will save Dimitri and now be allowed to ride on his back across water.
  • Ride Dimitri up a screen and left a screen to get back to the main part of the overworld.
  • Go left a screen and then up three screens to get back into Lynna City. Be sure to pick up some ember seeds along the way.
  • Walk over to the west side of the city right at the black tower construction site entrance. From there head left a screen and up a screen.
  • Use the Seed Shooter that we just got to burn down the tree on the other side of the bridge. Then send another seed over and hit the lever to cause the bridge to appear.
  • Cross the bridge, head up a screen, left, up, and right three screens, jumping over the holes in your way.
  • (Note, this area will change, depending on whether or not you got optional Strange Fluteís earlier in the quest. The portion I will be covering is if you didnít get any optional items and thus, youíll use Moosh)
  • Jump over the gap and head up a screen, left a screen, and speak with the boss of the carpenters found here.
  • Now star to backtrack as if you were returning to Lynna City, and youíll be interrupted by our fairy friend from Fairiesí Woods.
  • Letís head to the Woods, so go left, down, right, down two, left, and down to get back into the Woods.
  • The fairy will find you again here, so follow it down a screen and left a screen to get back to the fairies.
  • In order to find Moosh, go down, up, down, and up a screen. Speak with Moosh and youíll then be taken back to just outside the forest.
  • Moosh will thank you and give you Mooshís Flute in return, allowing you to summon him whenever youíd like.
  • Now go right a screen, up a screen, and continue following along this path the same way we did before to get all the way to the boss of the carpenters who was standing by the broken bridge.
  • Speak to the boss of the carpenters and agree to go and find the three carpenter slackers.
  • Slacker #1 Ė Go right a screen and cut down the bush by holding A and slamming moosh into the ground. Then quickly tap A as Moosh floats over the gap and head up a screen. Again, keep tapping A to get around the holes here and head up a screen. Speak to the Slacker and heíll run off to work on the bridge.
  • Slacker #2 Ė Go back down a screen and head right a screen. Fly towards the top-part of the screen with Moosh and then head down along the right side. Stay along the right and bottom part of the room as you jump across the gaps with Moosh. Go left a screen, the steps, right a screen, and then up to find the second slacker.
  • Slacker #3 Ė Backtrack down, left, down the steps, right, up, and left a screen to get near where you found the first slacker. Take the narrow path up and then jump across the gaps and head up a screen again. Go right a screen, down the steps, and down a screen to find the third slacker. You can use the ember seeds on the seed shooter to burn down trees across the holes. Jump on over to the final slacker and talk to him. Youíll then be taken back to the boss of the carpenters.
  • In a matter of seconds the bridge will be complete, so head left and then up to enter Symmetry Village.

  • ~Symmetry Village~
  • Go left a screen and get the gale seeds from the tree.
  • Slash at the bushes to reveal a time portal. Play the Harp of Ages and go to the past.
  • Enter the building and talk to the girls in the building to hear some tidbits about the town. Leave the building.
  • There are two twin brothers in the buildings at the northeast and northwest part of town. Go to both of the buildings and talk to both of them, and the second one you talk to, (doesnít matter the order), will give you the Tuni Nut.
  • Walk to the bottom-left part of town and leave the city by heading down the steps.
  • Go left a screen, and up two screen, avoiding the strong darknuts along the way.
  • Swim over to top-right corner of this screen and then dive underneath the water. Go through the underwater area and resurface inside a house.
  • Speak with Tokkey here and then afterwards play the Tune of Echoes on your Harp of Ages. Tokkey will then perfect his tune and will teach you the Tune of Currents. This song will allow Link to go from past to present at anytime.
  • Go back down the steps and swim through the underwater scene.
  • Go down two screens and then left a screen to find a blue owl statue. Donít use the Warp Portal here. Instead, stand at the bottom-left part of the screen and play the Tune of Currents to return to the present.
  • Follow the linear path, going down, right, down, left, down two screens, and right a screen, reaching some steps and a vine.
  • Go up the large steps, lift the rock, and then use the Tune of Echoes to get back to the past.
  • Enter the large cave here, climb up the steps, and then take the exit on the right side.
  • Push the red block to the left and this will change the flow of water, reversing which side of the screen is wet and dry. Walk back into the cave and exit the initial way you came in.
  • Walk down the steps and push the green plant to the right side of the screen and then play the Tune of Currents to return to the present.
  • Climb the vine, head right a screen, up two screens, left a screen, and down a screen to get to a warp portal. Play the Tue of Echoes and return to the past via the warp portal.
  • Go up a screen, right a screen, down three screens, right a screen, and up a screen to reach restoration wall.
  • Climb the wall, trying to avoid the boulders along the way.
  • At the very top, enter the building here and speak with Patch and ask him to repair the Tuni Nut. Follow him downstairs to take part in the restoration ceremony.
  • The key here is that you must hut all of the hardhat beetles into any of the holes at the corner of the room. Meanwhile, the cart will be going around the room and it will crash into the Tuni Nut if you take too long. However, if you step on the floor switch here, the cart will stay on the track and go around the room again, giving you more time to hit the hardhat beetles into the whole. Trying to get the beetles to bunch up into a clump and then hit them into a corner this way.
  • Once youíve completed the ceremony you will have gotten the fixed Tuni Nut.
  • Exit Patchís house and head left or right a screen, jump off the ledge, and then head up to get back into symmetry village.
  • Enter the large building at the middle-bottom portion of the town and walk up to the pedestal to place the Tuni Nut.
  • Exit the building and play the Tune of Currents to return to the present.
  • The town has returned to normal! Walk to the middle-top portion of the village and enter the cave inside the waterfall to take on the fourth level, Skull Dungeon.

  • ~Skull Dungeon~
  • Go up a screen, fight the Zol in this room and head through the door on the left.
  • Defeat the stalfos and shrouded stalfos and go left a screen.
  • Jump over the lava and head up a screen.
  • Maneuver around the room, and head back down a screen on the left side.
  • Push the block and grab the compass. Then head down a screen.
  • Defeat all the enemies and then jump over the lava in the room. Push the block DOWN four times, RIGHT once, UP once, LEFT once, DOWN once, and LEFT twice. It will land on blue causing a treasure chest to appear. Open it to get a small key and then head up a screen along the right side of the room.
  • Jump off the ledge and then head back two screens to the right.
  • Defeat the two fire keese and then jump over the lava. When you are directly in the center of the room, walk to the left to push the block over once. Then jump to the north part of the room and push the block to the right once to the right. Go through the locked door.
  • Defeat the enemies and then head right a screen.
  • Jump on the rail cart and ride it down two screens. Lift the pots in this room and then use the seed shooter to bank a seed off the wall and hitting the moving blue orb, to switch it to red. A treasure chest appears, so open to get a small key. Jump back on the cart and ride once screen north.
  • Hit the lever so the tracks change and the cart stops within this room. Go through the locked door at the top-right of the screen.
  • Continue right a screen and avoid the blade trap and enemies and head up a screen.
  • Get rid of as many of the keese in this room as possible and then pull out the power bracelet. Pull the lever at the top-right corner of the room as far back as you can and then quickly run through the room and head up a screen.
  • Defeat the four orange stalfos and head left a screen.
  • Avoid the hardhat beetles in this room and head up a screen.
  • Use Rocís Feather to jump over the 9 tiles on the left side so that it exactly matches the colors on the right side of the room. Go through the door that opens up on the left side of the room.
  • Defeat the shrouded stalfos and then walk to the right side of the room. Trigger the blade traps to move and then quickly run right above the block and push it DOWN twice. Again, trigger the blade traps and then quickly push the block to the LEFT five times. Then push it DOWN twice and the gate will rise, allowing the cart to pass. Jump on the cart and ride it left, and up a screen.
  • Defeat the ropes in this room and head right a screen.
  • Defeat the keese and then jump onto the moving platform. Use the seed shooter to angle a shot so it bounces off the walls and hits the switch. Grab the small key from the chest and head back left a screen.
  • Go left a screen and unlock the locked block. Jump over the tile twice to turn it blue to lift the boom barrier and then head back right a screen.
  • Jump onto the cart and ride it left and down a screen.
  • Pull out your seed shooter and defeat the three blue stalfos at the north end of the room. Defeat all three will unlock the door to the left, so head through it. If you donít get them all, just ride on the cart a second time.
  • Carefully use Rocís feather to jump across the three moving platforms and head down a screen.
  • Defeat the peahats and then use Rocís feather to jump onto the switches to match the colors to the blocks above. When all four have matched grab the small key that drops and head up a screen.
  • Use the small key on the locked blocked and then jump on the cart.
  • The cart takes you right two screens and down two screens. Defeat the gibdo and head left a screen to take on the dungeon mini-boss, Evil Knight.
  • The Knight starts off the battle by tossing his large sword at you. Avoid it and it will stop and then turn around and try to hit you. You need to run behind the knight so that when the sword comes back, it hits the knight before it gets to you. Repeat this same process three times and the knightís shield will break. Five simply sword slashes will defeat the knight. Grab the fairy and head down a screen.
  • Defeat the enemies and continue down another screen.
  • Cross the bridge, head right a screen, use a bomb on the cracked wall, and head up.
  • You have to step on every tile continuously in this room until they have all turned red. However, if you step off the path youíll have to start over. From the start, go LEFT once, UP all the way to the top, RIGHT once, DOWN twice, RIGHT once, DOWN twice, LEFT once, DOWN once, RIGHT TWICE, and DOWN once and youíll be touching the south wall. Then walk RIGHT all the way until you hit the far wall. Now go UP twice, LEFT twice, DOWN once, LEFT twice, UP once, RIGHT once, UP once, RIGHT twice, UP once, RIGHT once, and UP twice to get to the top-right corner of the room. Finally, head LEFT all the way, DOWN once, RIGHT three times, DOWN once, LEFT three times, and DOWN once to complete the puzzles. Open the treasure chest to get the dungeon item, the Switch hook and head left a screen.
  • Use the switch hook on the diamond to get a cross the gap and then head up a screen.
  • Go back right a screen, climb the steps, and head up a screen.
  • Use the switch hook on the diamond to get across the gap and then head down a screen.
  • Defeat the Gibdo and head right a screen.
  • Use the switch hook on the diamond to get across the gap and then defeat all the enemies in this room. Step on the switch and then use the switch hook on the diamond so that the diamond stays on top of the switch. Climb the steps and head down a screen.
  • Now walk right two screens, up two screens, left a screen, and down some steps.
  • Defeat the gibdos and then head up a screen.
  • Defeat the ropes and then stand directly south of the diamond in the middle of the room. Use the switch hook to switch places with it. Then use the switch hook again, this time on the pot on the right side of the room. Now stand one space right of the diamond and switch places with it. Then stand on the switch to the left and switch again. One more time stand directly to the right of it and switch. Then walk all the way to the far wall on the left and switch. Finally, step on the switch and switch with the diamond and go through the door at the south end of the screen.
  • Go left a screen and use the switch a number of times on the pots in this room to get across the lava. Go down a screen.
  • We saw a similar room like this in a previous dungeon. Use Rocís feather to jump over the center tile to change the color of all the tiles. Then quickly defeat the gel enemies in the room. When all have been defeated, go through the door to the left.
  • Just pass the enemies in this room and head left a screen.
  • There is another colored tile puzzle here. Iíd first advice to just run around and defeat the mini-moldorms here. Then head right a screen and come back. From the start, go DOWN four times, LEFT twice, UP once, LEFT once, DOWN once, and LEFT until you get all the way to the bottom-left corner of the room. Go UP once, RIGHT twice, UP once, LEFT twice, UP once, RIGHT twice, UP once, LEFT once, UP once, RIGHT once, UP once, LEFT twice, and UP twice to get to the top-left corner of the room. Walk RIGHT three times, DOWN once, RIGHT once, UP once, and then RIGHT all the way to the top-right corner of the room. Then walk DOWN three times, LEFT once, UP twice, LEFT twice, DOWN once, LEFT once, UP once, LEFT twice, DOWN once, LEFT three times, DOWN once, and then RIGHT seven times to get near the entrance again. Then walk DOWN once, RIGHT once, DOWN once, LEFT once, and DOWN once, LEFT three times, DOWN once, LEFT once, and UP once so you are right next to the middle yellow square in the room. Continue LEFT once, DOWN once, LEFT once, UP once, LEFT once, UP twice, RIGHT once, DOWN once, and LEFT once to get just left of the center yellow tile. Finish it off by going UP once, RIGHT four times, DOWN once, and LEFT three times. Open the treasure chest that is left for you in the center of the room and head up a screen.
  • Use a combination of the switch hook and rocís feather to get across the moving platforms. Avoid the hardhat beetle and climb the steps here.
  • Again, use a combination of the rocís feather and the switch hook to make it through this side scrolling section. There are pots that you can use the switch hook out on. On the far left side of this underground passage, climb the steps to resurface.
  • Unlock the block found here and continue left a screen.
  • Use the switch hook a number of times on the diamonds and head left a screen.
  • Go down the steps and pull out the power bracelet. Pull the lever as far back as possible and then quickly run through this room and head up a screen.
  • Similarly, pull the lever in this room and then run on over and lift the first pot that blocks your way. From here, you can just switch hook and rocís feather your way all the way through and then head up a screen.
  • Climb the steps and jump over the lava to the right. You can lift up the two pots at the bottom part of this room since they arenít needed for this puzzle. Use the switch hook to grab on over to the pot that is near the blue tile at the north part of the room. Then push the pot that is right above the blue switch up once. Then stand just to the left of it and use the switch hook on the pot to the left. Push the adjacent pot to the left twice so that it rests on top of the switch. Then use the switch hook on the pot that you pushed on the right side of the room. Open the treasure chest to get the boss key. Jump off the ledge and head down two screens.
  • Go right two screens and make your way through the underground passage once more. Once you resurface use the boss key and head left to take on the level boss, Eyesoar.
  • Eyesoar has its large central eye, along with several smaller eyes surrounding it. The key to defeating eyesoar is to get inside of its outer eyes and then use the switch hook on eyesoar. This will make it vulnerable for a short while, so repeatedly slash away with your sword. This same process repeats over and over, so just keep using the switch hook on eyesoar and slash away with your sword until heís been defeated.
  • Grave the heart container and head up a screen.
  • Collect the Burning Flame, the fourth essence of time.
  • The Maku Three tells you that the ridge north of Nayruís house is where the next essence lies.