How do you play retro games?

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Color
93
3.9
Nintendo 3DS
...
5.0

Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo-europe.com – Game Boy Color (UK):
    Ever since the Legend of Zelda was released for the original NES in 1987, the Zelda series has earned a reputation for delivering innovative action-packed gameplay mixed with engrossing storylines and unforgettable characters. The latest two games in this series, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons for Game Boy Color, build on this excellent reputation and add even more mind-bending gameplay elements to the mix.

    Each game presents a unique adventure for Link to conquer, but to get the most out of either game you'll want to play them both. It doesn't matter which Pak you play first. When you complete one of the games, you will earn a password that you can enter into the second game. When your new adventure begins, your character will have the same name you gave him in the first game. He will also begin the game with more items than in the first quest, and you'll be treated to cool cameos from some of the characters you encountered in the first adventure. At the end of your second adventure, you'll face an additional boss battle, which would not occur if you had not already completed the first game.

    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages gives gamers more of the classic Zelda action that has made the series so popular, with a heaped helping of new concepts and puzzles. Link must travel around a vast overworld collecting clues and items, and explore challenging dungeons filled with fierce monsters and maddening puzzles. When Link's adventure begins, he uses the power of the Triforce to travel to a new land known as Labrynna. Veran, the Sorceress of Shadows, is planning to alter Labrynna's past so that she may rule over the present. Through trickery and deceit, Veran harnesses the power of Nayru, the Oracle of Ages, and travels 400 years into the past. Immediately, Labrynna's present changes dramatically, reflecting Veran's evil actions. Before the Sorceress of Shadows can complete her dark mission, Link must use the Harp of Ages to travel through time and recover the eight Essences of Time.

    Time travel presents Link with some unique problems and puzzles. Many of the game's challenges require Link to travel from one time period to another in order to reach his goal. If a river is blocking your path in the present, for example, you can travel to the past and move a stone to redirect the flow of the water. If you plant seeds in the past, you'll find full-grown trees and vines when you return to the present.

    Link also meets some powerful friends in Labrynna who can help him in a variety of ways. A winged polar bear named Moosh can help Link attack enemies with a powerful ground-pounding blow, or Link can ride a friendly Dodongo named Dimitri across deep bodies of water. When Link rides in the pouch of a boxing kangaroo named Ricky, he can K.O. his enemies with a few quick jabs. Link's latest adventure offers great gameplay, an engrossing storyline and beautifully detailed graphics.

    Whether you're a long-time fan of The Legend of Zelda or a newcomer to the series, you're sure to spend many hugely rewarding hours helping Link restore order to Labrynna.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Mar 28, 2007.

www.zelda.com:

    Warping Through the Folds of Time, Link Faces One of his Most Perilous Quests Ever.



    Using the legendary power of the Triforce, Link travels to a distant land known as Labrynna where Veran, the Sorceress of Shadows, has developed a scheme to alter Labrynna's past. Through trickery and deceit, Veran harnesses the power of Nayru, the Oracle of Ages, and travels 400 years into the past. Before the Sorceress of Shadows can complete her dark mission, Link must use the Harp of Ages to save the day.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 20, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Color:

    Nothing can stand in the way of Link's quest to save the day -- except maybe 400 years of time travel. Pack your bags and get ready for the trip of a lifetime.



    Since the Legend of Zelda was released for the original NES in 1987, the Zelda series has earned a reputation for delivering innovative action-packed gameplay mixed with engrossing storylines and unforgettable characters. The latest two games in this series, The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons for Game Boy Color, build on this excellent reputation and add even more mind-bending gameplay elements to the mix.

    Each game presents a unique adventure for Link to conquer, but to get the most out of either game you'll want to play them both. It doesn't matter which Pak you play first. When you complete one of the games, you will earn a password which you can enter into the second game. When your new adventure begins, your character will have the same name you gave him in the first game. He will also begin the game with more items than in the first quest, and you'll be treated to cool cameos from some of the characters you encountered in the first adventure. At the end of your second adventure, you'll face an additional boss battle which would not occur if you had not already completed the first game.

    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages gives gamers more of the classic Zelda action which has made the series so popular, with a heaping helping of new concepts and puzzles. Link must travel around a vast overworld collecting clues and items, and explore challenging dungeons filled with fierce monsters and maddening puzzles. When Link's adventure begins, he uses the power of the Triforce to travel to a new land known as Labrynna. Veran, the Sorceress of Shadows, is planning to alter Labrynna's past so that she may rule over the present.

    Through trickery and deceit, Veran harnesses the power of Nayru, the Oracle of Ages, and travels 400 years into the past. Immediately, Labrynna's present changes dramatically, reflecting Veran's evil actions. Before the Sorceress of Shadows can complete her dark mission, Link must use the Harp of Ages to travel through time and recover the eight Essences of time.

    Time travel presents Link with some unique problems and puzzles. Many of the game's challenges require Link to travel from one time period to another in order to reach his goal. If a river is blocking your path in the present, for example, you can travel to the past and move a stone to redirect the flow of the water. If you plant seeds in the past, you'll find full-grown trees and vines when you return to the present.

    Also, Link meets some powerful friends in Holodrum who can help him in a variety of ways. A winged polar bear named Moosh can help Link attack enemies with a powerful ground-pounding blow, or Link can ride a friendly Dodongo named Dmitri across deep bodies of water. When Link rides in the pouch of a boxing kangaroo named Ricky, he can K.O. his enemies with a few quick jabs.

    Link's latest adventure offers great gameplay, an engrossing storyline and beautifully detailed graphics. Whether you're a long-time fan of The Legend of Zelda or a newcomer to the series, you're sure to spend many rewarding hours helping Link restore order to Labrynna.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53678) on Apr 28, 2005.

Back of Box (US):
    A Hero for the Ages

    A pall of darkness has fallen over the land of Labrynna. The Sorceress of Shadows, Veran, has captured the Oracle of Ages and is using her power for the ways of evil. But hope is not lost… yet. Link has been summoned to Labrynna by the Triforce, and he’ll need to bend the very fabric of time to save the Oracle. And he must hurry, for time is running out…

  • Play the Harp of Ages! Travel through time to affect events in both past and present!

  • Use tons of items! Link will master new items like Mystical Seeds and over 60 Magical Rings as well as classic tools like the Boomerang and Roc’s Feather.

  • Link gets reinforcements! Fly, swim and jump to new heights with all-new characters like Moosh the winged bear, Ricky the marsupial, Dimitri the Dodongo!

  • Link with The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons’! Friends and enemies will travel between the two games, passwords can upgrade or transport items, and only by linking can you discover the evil force behind the chaos.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5065) on Nov 09, 2004.

Box (European version):
    A hero through the ages! The Sorceress of Shadows (Veran) has captures the Oracle of the Ages and is using her power to change history itself! However hope is not lost... yet, as the triforce has summoned Link to Labrynna! He'll need to bend the very fabric of time to save the Oracle, but he must hurry for time is running out.

    Contributed by Xa4 (274) on Jan 16, 2002.