Oracle of Ages Walkthrough - Quick Guide: Chapter 8 - Ancient Tomb

~Finding the Ancient Tomb~
  • From Jabu-Jabu's belly, go down a screen and the Zora will reward you with the Zora Scale for all the work you've done.
  • Go down a screen, right a screen, and down a screen. Resurface and play the Tune of Ages to return to the past.
  • Go down a screen, right five screens, and dive underwater. Speak with the Zora here and he'll let you pass once you show off the Zora Scale. Swim to the right and then resurface.
  • Go right a screen and jump in the water. Swim around the Sea of Storms until you see the Pirate Ship. Swim on over and enter it.
  • Speak to the Captain on the right side of the ship and give him the Zora Scale you just got. In exchange for the Scale, the Captain will give you the Tokay Eyeball.
  • Go back left a screen, dive under, and then make your way around the sea to get back to Crescent Island at the southeast part of Labrynna.
  • At the west of Crescent Island while in the past, there is a large statue with just one eye in it. Walk up to it and put in the Tokay Eyeball that we got and this will cause the mouth to open up. Enter it.
  • Walk around the room and defeat the many gibdo's here. Go through the door to the right.
  • Use bombs, the power bracelet, and roc's feather to make your way through this maze. Get past all the obstacles and head right a screen.
  • There is a green block just to the right of where you enter this room. There are holes in the ground, but you should use Roc's Feather to jump to the square that's directly above the green block that is near the door. From here, use the Cane of Somaria and go UP three, RIGHT three, and then down the steps.
  • Go through the side scrolling sequence and head up on the other side to get back outside. Resurface and go up a screen.
  • Push the Armos statue that is on the right to the left and this creates a path for you to go up. Go up to enter the Ancient Tomb area.
  • This area is filled with Red and Blue Lynels, some of the most difficult enemies in the entire game.
  • From the entrance, go UP, LEFT, DOWN, UP along the left side, UP, RIGHT, RIGHT, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT along the bottom part of the screen, DOWN, UP along the right side, UP, LEFT, and into Level 8, the Ancient Tomb.

  • ~Ancient Tomb~
  • Go up a screen and light the two torches using ember seeds. Then defeat the ghinis that are in the room. Push the statue that is at the top-left corner of the room either up or down. Place a bomb where the statue was and then head through the whole that is created.
  • Defeat the floormasters in this room and then place bombs along the cracked blocks. Open the treasure chest on the right of the room to get the small key. Make your way to the south end of the room and go through the locked door.
  • Use the long hook on the diamond at the top-left corner of the room to move it so it sits on top of the nearby floor-tile. Then use the Cane of Somaria to create a block on top of the bottom-left floor tile. Then use the seed shooter to shoot an ember seed at the torch near the top-right part of the room. Step on the final floor tile and this will break the tablet, reveal a staircase, and make steps appear. Go down the staircase.
  • Go up a room, through the wheel, and to the room on the left.
  • Defeat the ghinis and you can push the block to make a staircase appear. Go down the staircase if you'd like to get the dungeon map, but then head up a screen. Open the treasure chest here to get a small key.
  • Backtrack down a screen, right a screen, through the wheel again, and down a screen.
  • Use the key on the block and head right a screen.
  • Go through the wheel and head down a screen.
  • Defeat the ghinis and climb the steps. If you'd like the compass, head up a screen along the left side, then go left a screen and hit the crystal switch so it turns Red and raises the red blocks. Go back right, down a screen, and left a screen. Open the treasure chest to get the compass.
  • Go back to the crystal switch and hit it so it turns blue and lowers the red blocks. Then return to the room with the compass and head up a screen, passing the lowered red blocks. Climb the steps and head left a screen.
  • Defeat the red darknuts and then place a bomb against the wall at the bottom part of the room. Go down a screen.
  • Use roc's feather to jump over the spikes to get to the bottom part of the room. Make your way to the northeast corner, avoiding the spinning spike and open the treasure chest to get a small key. Backtrack up and right a screen.
  • Hit the crystal switch the long hook and then walk to the north end of the room. Use the long hook to get across and head right a screen.
  • Go up a screen, left a screen, long hook over to the left side, and then continue left a screen.
  • Climb down the steps, go up a screen, right a screen, and defeat the blue stalfos here to get a key. Exit down a screen.
  • Go through the wheel and head right a screen.
  • Go down a screen, ride the wheel, and head right a screen.
  • Defeat the rope and go through the locked door at the bottom of the screen.
  • I suggest running and defeat the mini-moldorms first, then heading back up a screen and down a screen, so they aren't in your way. From the start, go RIGHT one, DOWN three, RIGHT two, UP two, LEFT one, UP one, and RIGHT three times to get to the top-right corner of the room. Now go DOWN two, LEFT one, DOWN one, RIGHT one, DOWN one, LEFT three, DOWN one, RIGHT two, DOWN one, RIGHT one, and DOWN one to get to the bottom-right corner of the room. Then walk LEFT three, UP one, LEFT one, UP one, LEFT one, UP three, LEFT one, and UP two to get right next to the entrance of the room. Next, walk LEFT one, DOWN three, RIGHT one, DOWN one, LEFT one, DOWN two, RIGHT two, DOWN one, and LEFT five to get to the bottom-left corner of the room. Then go UP one, RIGHT two, UP one, LEFT one, UP one, LEFT one, UP one, RIGHT one, UP one, RIGHT one, UP one, LEFT two, and UP one to get to the top-left corner of the room and complete the puzzle. Open the treasure chest that appears to get the dungeon item, the Power Glove. Go back up a screen.
  • Go up left a screen, up a screen, and up through the locked door.
  • Defeat the ghinis and head right. Defeat the keese and head down a screen.
  • Hit the crystal switch to lower the red blocks and then stand on top of the red blocks. Hit the crystal switch a second time while standing on the red blocks. Now walk along the red blocks as you go back up a screen.
  • Follow the path on top of the red blocks and jump over the gap using the roc's feather. Go left a screen. Continue walking along this top path and head left two more screens. Go down the steps at the end of the pathway here.
  • Walk two screens to the right to take on the level mini-boss, Blue Stalfos.
  • The Blue Stalfos battle is nearly identical to the Aghanim battle from A Link to the Past. Blue Stalfos will either toss an energy ball, or a hollow ring that will split into many smaller pieces in many directions. When Blue Stalfos tosses a circular energy ball, deflect it back with your sword to hit the stalfos. The stalfos will turn into a smaller bat at which Link can slash away with his sword for a short while. Repeat this same process until the blue stalfos has been defeated. Grab the fairy and head down a screen.
  • Avoid the wizrobes and head left a screen. Avoid some more wizrobes and head left another screen.
  • Defeat the two blue darknuts and then use the long hook on the diamond. Climb the steps and head up a screen and then left a screen.
  • Defeat the gibdo and make your way around the room. Use the long hook on the diamond to get across the gap and head up a screen.
  • Use the roc's feather to jump over the spinning spikes and make your way around the room. Open the treasure chest here to get a small key and then head right a screen.
  • Open the treasure chest to get the first of four slates. Walk up the steps and go down a screen.
  • Jump off the ledge, head right two screens, down a screen, and back left one screen. This time, head down a screen.
  • There are four holes in this room, so place the slate in one of the holes and then head left a screen.
  • Defeat the ropes and arm mimics and then head down a screen.
  • Unlock the block here and head left a screen.
  • Go down a screen and slash at the keese in this room. Pull back the lever all the way back and then run across the room and head right a screen.
  • Open the treasure chest to get the second of the slates. Climb the steps, head up a screen, right a screen, and jump off the ledge.
  • After killing the darknuts, lift the bottom-left of the statues and head down the steps.
  • Push the bottom block to the left and the adjacent block up. Now use the long hook on the diamond to get across the gap. Open the treasure chest to get the boss key. Use the long hook on the diamond to get back across and then head right a screen.
  • Maneuver around the room and head up the staircase in this room.
  • Push the block down three times and left once into the whole. Now jump over the gap and into the cart. Ride the cart to the room to the right.
  • Defeat the floor tiles that fly towards you and then head down a screen.
  • Maneuver around the room, jumping over the spikes and the spinning spikes. Step on the floor switch and the wall on the right will expand, allowing you to pass.
  • Defeat the ball and chain trooper found in this room and then head up a screen.
  • Open the treasure chest here to get the third slate. Then jump on the cart and ride left a screen.
  • Jump into the other cart and ride back to the left a screen.
  • Go up a screen and use ember seed to light the four candleheads. Once all four have been defeated, go right a screen.
  • Go down the steps here and swim through the side-scrolling sequence. Resurface on the right side of the room.
  • Swim up two screens and then move to the right. Carefully follow the waterfall down a screen and right a screen, avoiding the holes that are in the ground.
  • Go down the staircase to reach another side scrolling sequence. Swim to the right and resurface. Open the treasure chest here to get the fourth and final slate.
  • Go back down the steps and swim a screen to the left. This time take the path on the left side. Go up to resurface.
  • Step on the switch to create a staircase. Exit to the left a screen and then go down a screen.
  • Place all the remaining slates in the holes here and the tablet will open up revealing a staircase. Climb up the steps appear and then head down the staircase.
  • Go through the side-scrolling sequence and go down the steps along the right of the screen.
  • Go right a screen and defeat the keese in this room. Break the crystal and then use a bomb to break the cracked block. Use the seed shooter with ember seeds to light the torch and a tiny bridge will appear. Lift the statue with the power glove and then head through the locked door to face the level boss, Ramrock.
  • In the first phase of the battle, Ramrock will toss its arms toward Link. Strand about three squares away from the wall on the left and just slash at the arms to knock them back at Ramrock to hit him. Repeat this a few times for the first phase of the battle. In the next phase, ramrock's hands are now spiked and he will try to squish Link. Pull out your bombs and toss them between ramrock's arms so they blow up right in front of him. Repeat this process three times to defeat this second phase of the battle. In the third phase, ramrock now has two shields and will shoot energy orbs towards you. Pull out the seed shooter with some scent seeds and bounce from seeds off the wall so that it hits ramrock in the back. Hit him with four seeds and then you'll meet ramrock's final phase. Ramrock will now have two giant bowling balls as arms and will try to hit you with them. Dodge the first bowling ball and then use the power glove to go and grab the other one. Pull it back three times and then release, sending it flying back at ramrock. Hit ramrock three times to defeat him for good.
  • Grab the heart container that is left for you and head left a screen.
  • Collect the falling star, the 8th and final essence of time.
  • You'll hear from the Maku Tree and she tells you to visit her in the present. We'll surely do that in the 9th and final chapter of the walkthrough.