Originally released on the Game Boy™ Color system in 2001, The Legend of Zelda™: Oracle of Ages™ and The Legend of Zelda™: Oracle of Seasons™ represent the pinnacle of classic 2D Zelda gameplay. Now, through Virtual Console™ on the Nintendo eShop, they have arrived on the Nintendo 3DS™ system!
While these games can be played individually, when played together, they offer an ultimate adventure not possible when the games are experienced on their own. The games feature a link system that unlocks access to additional content that you can't access any other way.
Transcend the very fabric of time with the Harp of Ages, and jump between the past and present as the need arises. Rescue Nayru, the Oracle of Ages, to save the Land of Labrynna from Veran, Sorceress of Shadows, who will pitch the world into an endless night.
Travelling through time presents Link with some unique problems and puzzles. For example, if a river is blocking Link's path in the present, he can travel to the past and move a stone, redirecting the flow of water. If he plants seeds in the past, he'll find full-grown trees and vines when he returns to the present.
Link meets powerful new friends in Labrynna who can help him in a variety of ways. Moosh, the winged bear, helps Link attack enemies with a ground-pounding blow. When Link rides in Ricky's pouch, he can knock out his enemies with a few quick jabs.
The Hero of Time lives up to his name in this game, traveling through the ages to heroically foil the evil plans of the Sorceress of Shadows.
Nayru, the singing Oracle of Ages, holds the power to travel through time. Veran warps Nayru's magical talent to carry out her own dark plans.
Known as the Sorceress of Shadows, Veran is an evil soul who tries to rule Labrynna's present by ruthlessly ruining its past.
Ralph is a friend of Nayru's who has organized his own rescue effort. He frequently crosses Link's path as the two work independently to save Labrynna.
As Link explores Labrynna, he finds a wide variety of Mystical Rings. Vasu is a skilled jeweler who can accurately appraise these treasures and reveal their powers.
Link discovers the Tokay race on one of Labrynna's most remote islands. These reptilian creatures have an uncanny knack for skillful bartering.
Dimitri is more friendly than other Dodongos Link has encountered. By hopping on Dimitri's back, Link can safely swim against strong river currents.
Ricky is a tough boxing kangaroo who doesn't mind carrying Link in her pouch. Her lightning-fast jabs can take out even the toughest enemies.
Moosh is a mild-mannered, winged bear that easily carries Link on his broad shoulders. Despite his bulky weight, Moosh can hover through the air for short distances.
The Maku Tree watches over the Oracle of Seasons, and all of Holodrum. When Din was kidnapped by General Onox, the Maku Tree was greatly weakened.
Warping through the folds of time, Link faces one of his most perilous quests. Get a glimpse of the items that will help Link overcome this challenge.
Using the Harp of Ages, Link travels through 400 years of time.
The Switch Hook serves as both a weapon and a way to access tricky spots.
Link uses a new weapon called a Seed Shooter to eliminate some tough enemies.
After magically transporting to the troubled land of Holodrum, Link witnesses a power-hungry general named Onox—who plans to eradicate all life—as he summons a mighty storm and kidnaps Din, the Oracle of Seasons. With the power of the Rod of Seasons, you transform the world around you, making sense out of seasonal chaos.
Transform the landscape into the season of your choice with the Rod of Seasons to overcome obstacles and solve puzzles. Link may find a small plant at the bottom of a cliff, which is too high to climb. After changing the season to summer, Link can use the newly grown Deku Flower to boost himself up to the top.
Or, when Link faces a large body of water, he can use the Rod of Seasons to shift into winter, and the lake freezes over, letting Link walk over the ice. Though trees will be in full bloom in summer, during the winter months they'll lose their leaves, enabling Link to squeeze past them and enter new areas.
The Hyrulean Hero faces one of his most dangerous quests ever when he enters the troubled land of Holodrum. Always courageous, Link bravely embarks on a mission to stop the malicious plans of General Onox.
Known as the Oracle of Seasons, Din is a beautiful dancer who keeps the forces of nature in perfect balance. Without her magical influence, there is no order to the seasons.
Possessed by an overwhelming hunger for power, General Onox kidnaps the Oracle of Seasons and plunges the forces of nature into total chaos.
Link tries to steer clear of this young witch, but inevitably Maple collides with Link and scatters his belongings everywhere. If Link doesn't gather his things quickly, Maple will keep them for herself.
Bipin and Blossom are humble farmers who make their home in Horon village. They'll provide Link with valuable information about Gasha Seeds.
Dimitri is a friendly Dodongo who can carry Link up raging waterfalls and attack enemies with his powerful jaws.
Ricky's not just a boxing kangaroo, she can also hop over holes in the ground and leap high into the air to reach tall ledges.
After saving Moosh from a gang of looting Moblins, Link befriends the winged bear and is allowed to ride on Moosh's back. Moosh can hover through the air and attack enemies with a earth-shattering ground pound.
Twisting nature and altering the seasons, Link faces one of his most mind-bending quests. See some of the items Link needs to prepare for his adventure.
Use the Rod of Seasons to shift between spring, summer, autumn, and winter, and watch Link's environment change around him.
To summon your animal friends, play a tune on the Strange Flute.
Link uses Roc's Cape to safely cross the desert and avoid quicksand.