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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Game Boy Color)

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall MobyScore (30 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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100
Cubed3
The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons is an absolutely outstanding game. Along with Oracle of Ages, it's one of the best games the Game Boy Color library has to offer and can easily compete with Flagship's later efforts, like The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap on the Game Boy Advance. Unfortunately, Flagship ceased to exist in 2007 and its employees merged into Capcom's main studio, so it's very unlikely that another handheld Zelda game from them will ever be made again. What should definitely be seen, though, is both this game and Oracle of Ages being released on the 3DS Virtual Console, following the release of Link's Awakening DX shortly after the 3DS launched.
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Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames
Bien sûr, les deux épisodes utilisent le même moteur. Graphiquement, ils reprennent le style des précédents Zelda sur Game Boy, en plus fin et détaillé. Mais c’est aux différents volets, sur toutes les consoles (NES, N64, etc.) qu’ils font des clins d’œil. On retrouve des personnages emblématiques et autres ermites cachés sous des rochers. La musique est toujours aussi envoûtante et, surtout, l’aventure reste passionnante!
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Gaming Age
This is probably the best example of two companies coming together to make two truly epic games. Both Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages are ridiculously fun from beginning to end. The innovative password linking system makes owning both games even more rewarding. These two games will provide you with many hours of enjoyment and are worth every penny they cost you. Whatever you do, don?t pass up these two gems. For those of you saving up money to buy the Game Boy Advance, the first two games I?d buy for the unit are Seasons and Ages. Even though they aren?t 32-bit, none of the launch games for the GBA can compare with these two masterpieces.
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IGN
Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons are two reasons that I'd rather play games than watch movies, for the most part. Theses two are incredibly involving, to the point where I might (if I weren't a gaming journalist) end up wasting a lot of "valuable" time playing them again and again. That they are portable is the coolest thing ever. Never will a long plane trip be without Link again.
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Gaming Target
This is quite possibly one of the best games for Game Boy Color. Any Zelda collection can’t be full without it.
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Game Informer Magazine
Seasons is more old-school than Ages, with many classic enemies and layouts. The changing seasons spice up the game, and give you even more to uncover. Each game rocks, so buy them both.
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Portable Review
The controls are easy to learn and the story rocks. What more could you ask for?
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Game Informer Magazine
Miyamoto has always kept his pointy-eared child on a short leash, yet with the release of Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, the family tie has been broken, and Capcom has temporarily adopted Miyamoto’s baby. Skittish as always, I was fearful that Capcom would butcher this property or commingle the play with its own wealth of franchises. After days of cold sweats and nail biting, I can happily say this is not the case.
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RPGFan
In conclusion, playing just Oracle of the Seasons is simply playing just half of a complete and large adventure. It is highly recommended to have Oracle of the Ages as well to experience the real ending to the game. Action-oriented RPG players will have a much easier time with this title.
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Gamezone (Germany)
Zelda ist wieder da! Endlich ein neues Abenteuer mit unserem Helden Link auf dem Gameboy. Wie schon beim Vorgänger kämpft ihr euch mit eurem Schwert durch die Welt von Hyrule. Da das Gameboy-Zelda zum Glück in 2D ist, fällt die Orientierung sehr leicht und wer einmal angefangen hat sich ins Abenteuer zu stürzen, dem fällt es wirklich schwer den Gameboy wieder abzuschalten. Viele kleine Mini-Quests und eine Vielzahl an besonderen Gegenständen sorgen neben der wunderschönen Story für Langzeitspaß!
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GameSpot
Oracle of Seasons is as worthy a Zelda game as any in the series. This is the action-minded half of the Oracle duo, and your thumbs will get a noticeable workout along with your brain. However, button jockeys shouldn't expect to breeze through the game quickly; the dungeons especially contain some pretty devious puzzles. Seasons gives you hours of engrossing, enjoyable gameplay and, should you opt for it (and you should), an entirely new quest when you're done. What more could a handheld gamer want?
90
Super Play
I vilket fall som helst är dessa två titlar riktiga guldklimpar som lätt placerar sig bland de absolut bästa spelen som Game Boy Color har att erbjuda. Se den som en rejäl och pampig avslutning på konsolens karriär. Eller bara som två riktiga höjdarspel. Spela dem i alla fall, det är det viktiga.
90
RPGamer
Although Zelda might seem to be wearing thin over the years, and even though the GameBoy Color is fading into the mists of time, Oracle Of Seasons is a fantastic game that is packed to the brim with fun and adventure. Any Zelda fan, or any action RPG lover should thoroughly enjoy the game.
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All Game Guide
The one sore spot is the minimalist plot. For once it would be nice to play a Zelda game with some real meat on its bones, in terms of story. That rather weak criticism is about all one can muster for The Oracle of Seasons, however. It looks great, sounds great, and plays great, and is another successful title in the Zelda line. Capcom should pat themselves on the back, because they've outdone the big "N" on the handheld system, and given how good Link's Awakening was, that's saying something.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Impossible d'énumérer l'ensemble des subtilités dont regorge Oracle of Seasons, mais je ne voudrais pas non plus vous gâcher la surprise de les découvrir par vous-même. Bref, Oracle of Seasons est bien le jeu culte que les fans attendaient, un titre comme il n'en existe pas encore sur Gameboy Advance et dont les joueurs GBA auraient tort de se priver. Quant aux possesseurs de Gameboy Color, ces deux cartouches comptent certainement parmi les derniers grands titres qu'ils auront encore la chance de voir tourner sur leur machine, et là tout est dit.
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Nintendo Life
If you're looking for a straightforward Zelda adventure, this battle-heavy quest is about as straightforward as it gets. Oracle of Seasons streamlines the franchise's formula to let challenging classic combat take centre stage, but adds in enough originality to keep it from feeling monotonous. There is much incentive to play the Oracle games together, and if you do, tackle this one second.
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GamePro (US)
The story and challenge of this Zelda adventure fit right in with the rest of the stellar series, making this one of the most gripping handheld games you can play, especially when you link it up with Oracle of Ages for even more adventures. Let's just hope Link's next adventures are a little more Advanced.
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Christ Centered Game Reviews
Here's where the game falters, as with most Zelda games. The game deals heavily with sorcerers, witches, and magic, and involves a great evil to vanquish. There is no bad language, or usage of the Lord's Name in vain, so rest assured that this game will not involve Christianity in it. That is perhaps it's greatest strength and it's greatest weakness. On the one hand, there is no worrying about whether or not this game argues Christianity, yet there is no saying the Christ is real. I, personally, sold the game because of it's darkness. It is extremely dark, just as Majora's Mask is. At a value price, it is at least worth checking out, and it won't bust your wallet when you sell it.
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HonestGamers
Oracle of Seasons is still a good game and I had my share of fun playing it, but as a Zelda title, I found it to be somewhat disappointing. The thing I've probably liked the most about that series is how simple and accessible its games are — the sort of thing that can be picked up during a rainy day and messed around with for an hour or two just because they're fun and easy to get into. Seasons just doesn't have that same "it" factor that made me want to keep coming back to it after the dungeons got more complicated.
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The Video Game Critic
Oracle of Seasons offers a few fresh ideas, but these are few and far between. My favorite aspect of the game is its mine cart rides, which let you alter the configuration of the tracks by hitting switches. Oracle of Seasons is a respectable Zelda adventure, but if you've already played Oracle of Ages, be advised that this just more of the same.