The Plot revolves around a Hylian named Link that has to travel to a Land called Koridai in order to Defeat Ganon. Koridai is a region in the mountains that have many faces sculpted into it by builders of some kind. Its unclear when these Face builders actually built them . The back story of the game is not really clear on this. Link has the help of a Wizard on a Magic Carpet and they both travel From Hyrule Castle, Hyrule to Koridai. This wizard will ocasionally give you helpful tips on defeating Ganon.
The Faces of Evil uses the side-scrolling introduced in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. The controls were widely criticized as confusing and very uncomfortable.