This are some of the most critically acclaimed Zelda games ever released, and were developed by Capcom for the Game Boy Color in 2001. They also were criminally overlooked, and most Zelda fans have never played the two games. I own both of them in mint condition and will be doing an unboxing, and possibly a Let’s Play, soon. I actually never got into them, so hopefully I will be able to do so and play all the way through them before their re-release!
Both games got extremely impressive reviews, even 10 out of 10, when they first came out. And they place Link in a completely unique world with all-new friends, abilities, Weapons and Items, enemies, bosses and dungeons to tackle across two titles. In Oracle of Ages Link can travel to different time-zones, with each zone of the Past, Present and Future effecting the layout of the world. Likewise, in Oracle of Seasons, Link has the ability to change the Season from Fall to Summer to Winter to Spring, each of which drastically alters the layout of the land. These abilities are crucial to solving the game’s many devious puzzles. Oracle of Ages is more focused on Puzzles, whereas Seasons is more focused on Action (or was it the other way around?).
And the only way to see the true ending was to play through BOTH titles, using a password system, you were rewarded for beating one game and then playing the other. This feature will be incorporated into the 3DS eShop version, as well as the additional shop that opened up when you played the game on a Game Boy Advance instead of Game Boy Color. Which will likely also be in the 3DS version.
These games sold over 8 million copies and were huge hits on the Game Boy Color, where they were among the last great Game Boy Color games ever released. These two games have been highly requested, so it is great to see Nintendo focusing on their digital re-release so a whole new generation of players can give them a shot! Hit the link (pun not intended) at the top of the article to read my “On the Cutting Room Floor” article about these games!