A quick shout-out to Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Ages

Nov 12, 2011 // Minish Capcom

As part of The Legend of Zelda’s 25th anniversary, Game Informer has posted a quick snippet of love for two  Capcom titles – namely, Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages. Specifically, the author notes how extraordinary it was for two top-quality Zelda games to launch on the same day – too true!

What made these two games so unique? By completing one, you would receive a password that could be entered into the other and allow you to play a slightly altered version of the second game. This worked both ways though, so you could play them in either order, and if you just didn’t want to mess with it at all, you still had a full-fledged Zelda game in your hands.

Years later Capcom also produced The Minish Cap, which, as you can tell by my profile picture, is one of my favorite games period. The new items, the music, the shrinking ability and of course Ezlo all made it stand out from every other Zelda game. And then there’s the whole sub-game involving the Kinstones, which are magical medallions that have been cracked in half and scattered across the map. Each time you find one half of a Kinstone, you have to scour the land in search of the person who holds the other half. It’s a concept I enjoyed so much, it was my third Zelda tattoo!

In keeping with the theme, my girlfriend has the other half of the Kinstone

Head over to GI for (just a bit) more on the Oracle games, too!