Category: Oracle of Seasons

No Zelda adventure takes place without a blade in hand, and most allow that primary weapon to be improved upon at least once. Starting with The Legend of Zelda, upgrading Link’s sword has always been one of the most satisfying moments in each game. Whether you’re a completionist or you rely on these upgrades to mitigate the game’s difficulty, ascending a sword’s power always comes with a palpable sense of strength. Which of these blade upgrades is your favorite? Specifically, we’re talking…

The midway point of a milestone year approaches for The Legend of Zelda. With Nintendo’s E3 Direct event in the rearview and Skyward Sword HD less than a month away, fans of the series can start to paint a picture of how this momentous occasion will be celebrated and how that celebration will be remembered. Has Nintendo’s recognition of Zelda’s 35th anniversary been extraordinary, sufficient, or disappointing? In February, Nintendo announced Skyward Sword HD, a remaster of the infamously divisive 2011 Wii title. This rerelease…

The Zora stand out as one of the more prominent races in the Zelda series, second only to the Hylians, and arguably in equal position to that of the Gorons. When mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is likely to be Princess Ruto from Ocarina of Time, or the Champion Mipha from Breath of the Wild. Both NPC’s are prominent figures from their time, forming part of their own royal family and cementing the fact that their species…

For a series with the breadth and longevity of The Legend of Zelda, it’s surprising that more than half of the titles released during its life share a single antagonist. Ganon (misspelled “Gannon”) was the primary villain in the series’ debut, and a majority of the games since have featured him, or the threat of his influence, as the primary source of evil. Even games which contain other antagonists often make them the underlings or puppets of Ganon. Some of these secondary…

Greetings, Zelda fans! I hope you’ll forgive me for taking a week off, but we are back now with another Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest! A few weeks ago, Nintendo surprised many by announcing Skyward Sword HD, a remaster of the Wii-exclusive Zelda adventure. With upscaled graphics and button-only control options, this game might just change the minds of fans who wrote the game off ten years ago. Our boy Andy said as much over the weekend. So, with Skyward Sword…

We’re ending our week long celebration of the Oracle games with a bang as we finally tackle all of the dungeons from The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons! With eight dungeons in the game, there’s plenty to talk about, so come join us as we discuss which items we liked, which dungeons got the most out of the music, which bosses we loved to see come back, and which dungeon might just be the longest dungeon in the Zelda…

Link’s Awakening, originally developed and released in 1993 for the Game Boy, received a lot of love in 2019 with a beautiful remake for the Nintendo Switch. Going from 2D to 3D, the game was transformed and given a beautiful new life, and a renewed interest for those of us who didn’t have the opportunity to play the original. Developed in the same 2D pixel style for the Game Boy Color, the Oracle games are actually quite similar to Link’s…

Whether you love or hate the official Zelda timeline, now that it exists, there is no going back. While fans can certainly choose to disregard it, I decided to embrace it. Both iterations of the timeline, and the books in which they were released, hold a plethora of interesting lore that I agree with. But in some cases, the timeline contains egregious errors. The biggest culprit of making pointless changes to the lore comes from the Zelda Encyclopedia with its…

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons focus on the Oracles Nayru and Din, respectively, leaving one particular goddess/oracle noticeably absent: Farore. Granted, she does appear in each title with the function of giving codes to the player that can unlock perks in one game after the player has cleared the other, making for a journey that feels more like a natural progression rather than a clean slate for Link’s adventuring. Of course, one…

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons are remarkable achievements when you think about it. So much was going against these games, and yet the final product is something that has stood the test of time. Everybody knows the story; originally, the pitch was for Capcom to make a bunch of different games for Nintendo’s Game Boy Color, including a remake of the original Legend of Zelda for the NES. After some tinkering to the plan,…