Unlike most The Legend of Zelda titles, Link’s Awakening is set outside the kingdom of Hyrule. It omits locations and characters from previous games, aside from protagonist Link and a passing mention of Princess Zelda. Instead, the game takes place entirely on Koholint Island, an isolated landmass cut off from the rest of the world. The island, though small, contains a large number of secrets and interconnected pathways. [Source: Wikipedia]
To put a little spin on my playthrough, I share something about myself, every time I pick up a shell (collectible). How much did you know already?