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Unlike the other games in this series, which star Link as the lead character, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon has you controlling Princess Zelda herself. The island nation of Gamelon is under attack by the evil forces of Ganon. Zelda's father (King Harkinian) and Link have been dispatched to Gamelon, only to disappear without a word. Now, Zelda has set out to save her comrades and restore peace to the island.
You begin the game equipped with a sword and a shield. By hacking and slashing Dairas, Octoroks and other soldiers of Ganon, you can pick up rubies that the enemies drop. These can be used at the general store in Sakado to purchase bombs for blowing up enemies and obstacles, robes for climbing various wooden surfaces, and lamp oil for lighting your way in darkened areas. Your magic pouch will enable you to carry these supplies and other useful items you may find.
Gameplay, which is of the side-scrolling (though nonlinear) variety, involves walking, climbing, jumping, battling enemies, talking to citizens, and searching for items and passageways. There are 90 different characters with whom to interact, and 70 playfields, including swamps, forests, palaces and a mysterious fairy pool. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide