Category: Oracle of Seasons

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,…

With the 20th anniversary of the Oracle games upon us, it seems like the perfect time to remake these classic entries in the Zelda series. Originally released on the Game Boy, they were ported to the 3DS without any quality-of-life upgrades or improvements, so they haven’t always been the most accessible. If Nintendo remade the Oracle games for the Switch, I think it would be smart to release them together as a bundle. After all, Oracle of Ages and Oracle…

  The Beginning of the Seasons Sometime in the early part of 2001, I went to see a movie with my dad in the theaters. For the life of me, I cannot remember the movie we saw but I remember the trailers… well, one of them at least. To me, it was 30 of the greatest seconds ever experienced in a movie theater. It was the TV spot trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of…

An enormous bear with wings. A boxing kangaroo. A swimming Dodongo — the animal companions in The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages are as iconic as they are strange. Capcom’s Oracle games brought a collection of new experiences and eccentricities to the Zelda franchise and are widely viewed as the best top-down games in series. (Okay A Link to the Past and Link’s Awakening fans might want a word — but that will have to be…

When you say the name Hayao Miyazaki, many people will likely think of Studio Ghibli; and when you say the name Nintendo, many people will likely think of The Legend of Zelda. Studio Ghibli has a lot of legendary animated movies under its belt — from My Neighbor Totoro to Spirited Away —  but today we’re going to discuss Kiki’s Delivery Service and the magical comparisons that can be made between that 1989 classic and The Legend of Zelda. One of the…