Link's Awakening is the first canon game to take place outside of Hyrule. It features Link on a strange island known as Koholint Island.


After saving Hyrule from the threat of Ganon, Link travels away from the land in search of adventure. However, he becomes trapped in a great storm. His boat is destroyed and he washes ashore on a strange island. A girl finds him and brings him to her house. When he awakens, she tells him that her name is Marin, and that he is on Koholint Island. Link then sets out to find some way to wake the Wind Fish and escape the island.