Even for fans of the Legend of Zelda series, it would have been forgivable to miss Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons. After all, the games are over a decade old now – so there’s a good chance that many people who love following Link on his adventures simply came into gaming too late to pick up these titles. That’s unfortunate, since – despite being developed by Capcom subsidiary Flagship rather than Nintendo directly – these are a couple of the most interesting games in the Legend of Zelda series.
The most daring (for the time) aspect was the inclusion of a password system, where finishing one game gave you a code that you could use when starting the other game – unlocking additional content that would ‘link’ (ha ha) both of the titles together in a way that was extremely rare at the time. These games are now available from the Nintendo eShop for $4.99 each, for a limited time – and I’ve checked out both to give you an idea of what you’ve missed if you haven’t given these games a go before.
The short of it is, these are a couple of gaming gems that are finally available on a modern system, thanks to the magic of the 3DS virtual console. At five bucks a pop – for a limited time – they’re worth checking out. So if you’re a Legend of Zelda fan who hasn’t experienced these slightly more obscure entries into the series, be sure to hit the Nintendo eShop and check them out.