Category: Oracle of Ages

Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons are without question two of the most underrated Zelda games in the franchise. After their simultaneous release for the Gameboy in the early 2000s, these games were not held in high regard. Despite the fact that they are now available on the Nintendo Virtual Console for the 3DS system family, these games have not been widely played by long-time fans of the Legend of Zelda, having been overshadowed by the more popular 3D…

It’s finally here! It’s with great pleasure and pride that we at Zelda Informer welcome all you Zelda fans to Zelda Informer’s Best Zelda Ever: 2017 Edition! It’s been awhile since the last time Zelda Informer put together a list like this, and in that time, a lot has happened. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was finally released; longtime editors left, while new editors joined; opinions changed, games aged for better and for worse; and even Zelda…

Dr.Wily does a lot of Zelda video analyses on various aspects of the series, such as an interesting video series on the evolution of different races in the Zelda franchise. In this series, Dr.Wily tries to track what changes were made to a race’s design and how certain characteristics of the race changed. His previous entries include an analysis of the Kokiri and the evolution of the Deku, for example. The particular episode above is dedicated to the Poe. The Poe first appeared in A Link…

During the month of November, we at Zelda Informer have came up with an averaged out list of the best Zelda games ever, which will be unveiled next week on November 30th. This is also the place to remind you that you can win a slick bag with the Shiekah logo embroidered on it, courtesy of our friends at Musterbrand. All you need to do is go to the original post, and leave a comment saying what you think our list will look like….

Hey everyone, and welcome to Zelda Informer’s Best Zelda Ever 2017 Announcement / Contest Thread. You can think of this post as a trailer for our list, which will be published in full on November 30th. Please take a minute to watch the video above to get all of the details. Finished? Awesome. Let’s go over some logistics. As stated in the video, you have a chance to win a pretty sweet bag embroidered with the Sheikah logo courtesy of…

Our Best Dungeon tournament continues with two new titles. As Sword & Shield Maze and Stone Tower Temple duke it our in yesterday’s poll, our second Wild Card winner takes on the winning dungeon of Breath of the Wild. Mermaid’s Cave (Oracle of Ages) Vs. Hyrule Castle (Breath of the Wild) Mermaid’s Cave earned a healthy victory against Tri Force Heroes‘ Sky Temple in the Wild Card Round, earning a spot here in Round 1. Let’s see how this dungeon…

Our Best Dungeon tournament continues with two new titles. As the Sword & Shield Maze and Temple of Darkness duke it out in our last poll, the winning dungeons of Oracle of Ages and Tri Force Heroes step into the fray today. Mermaid’s Cave (Oracle of Ages) Vs. Sky Temple (Tri Force Heroes) Note: The dungeons featured in our wild card round received the least votes of any dungeon in Round 0, therefore they must earn a spot in Round 1. It’s not always easy to convey…

The Oracle games are notable for featuring three animal companions with very different special abilities that shape the gameplay. Dimitri is a Dodongo capable of swimming up waterfalls and against strong river currents; Moosh is a flying bear that can hover in the air for quite some time, allowing Link to cross holes in the land safely; and Ricky is a boxing kangaroo that can jump short distances and scale walls with Link in his pouch. Depending on how the…

When Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons were being developed, a third game was also in the works, titled “The Mystical Seed of Courage.” The complexity of creating the three games to link and the hardware limitations that came with that ultimately led to Nintendo cancelling this third installment. But with the Nintendo 3DS being such a viable system for remakes and remasters alike, should “The Mystical Seed of Courage” be revisited? The story of “The Mystical Seed of Courage”…

Nintendo loves remaking and remastering earlier Zelda games, and with the successful releases of both Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess, this begs the question – should Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons be revisited as well? Should they be remastered onto one game cartridge, or released separately like before? Personally, I haven’t had a chance to play these classics properly myself, so the possibility of playing them with updated graphics and gameplay features…