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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

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Game Boy Color
90
3.8
Nintendo 3DS
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5.0

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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 Seasons takes place in the troubled land of Holodrum. After magically transporting to this new world, Link witnesses a power-hungry general named Onox summon a mighty storm and kidnap the Oracle of Seasons -- a beautiful dancer named Din. Onox uses Din's power to hurl the forces of nature into chaos, so it's up to Link to once again restore peace to the land. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons doesn't stray too far from classic Zelda challenges and gameplay. Link must travel around a vast overworld collecting clues and items, and explore challenging dungeons filled with fierce monsters and maddening puzzles.

    Oracle of Seasons presents some new challenges as well. Using the Rod of Seasons, Link has the ability to change the seasons whenever he pleases. The landscape changes depending on the season, which provides the premise for many perplexing puzzles. If a river blocks your path in the summer, for example, you can summon the winter months and freeze the waterway to ensure a safe passage.

    Link also meets some powerful friends in Holodrum who 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 escapade offers gamers great gameplay, an engrossing storyline and 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 Holodrum.

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

www.zelda.com:

    Twisting Nature and Altering the Seasons, Link Faces One of his Most Mind-Bending Quests Ever.



    After magically transporting to a vast world called Holodrum, Link witnesses a power-hungry general named Onox summon a mighty storm and kidnap the Oracle of Seasons -- a beautiful dancer named Din. Onox uses Din's power to hurl the forces of nature into chaos, so it's up to Link to restore peace to the land.

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

www.nintendo.com - Game Boy Color:

    Action, adventure and an amazing cast of characters await in Link's latest quest.



    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 Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages 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 Seasons takes place in the troubled land of Holodrum. After magically transporting to this new world, Link witness a power-hungry general named Onox summon a mighty storm and kidnap the Oracle of Seasons -- a beautiful dancer named Din. Onox uses Din's power to hurl the forces of nature into chaos, so it's up to Link to once again restore peace to the land.

    The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons doesn't stray too far from classic Zelda challenges and gameplay. Link must travel around a vast overworld collecting clues and items, and explore challenging dungeons filled with fierce monsters and maddening puzzles. Oracle of Seasons presents some new challenges as well. Using the Rod of Seasons, Link has the ability to change the seasons whenever he pleases. The landscape changes depending on the season, which provides the premise for many perplexing puzzles. If a river blocks your path in the summer, for example, you can summon the winter months and freeze the waterway to ensure a safe passage.

    Also, Link meets some powerful friends in Holodrum who 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 escapade offers gamers great gameplay, an engrossing storyline and 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 Holodrum.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54497) on Apr 28, 2005.

Back of Box (US):
    A Hero for all Seasons

    The land of Holodrum is slowly withering. Onox, the General of Darkness, has imprisoned the Oracle of Seasons and is draining the very life out of the land. With the seasons in tumult and the forces of evil running rampant, the world looks for a hero… and finds Link. His quest won’t be easy—he’ll have to master the seasons themselves if he’s to turn back the evil tide.

  • Wield the Rod of Seasons! Changes in weather open new paths and reveal hidden mysteries!

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

  • 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 Ages’! 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.