the legend of zelda oracle of the ages and story of seasons

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Gotta love the classics.

If you only just got done playing Tears of the Kingdom and want more Zelda, Nintendo has just the remedy. The Japanese publisher has this week expanded its classic Zelda game collection on the Switch, now offering The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons. These two Game Boy Color titles, initially released on the same day in 2001, were developed by Flagship, a subsidiary of Capcom.

Classic Zelda Games Join Switch Online Library

If you’re unfamiliar with the games, they see players explore the enchanting worlds of Labrynna and Holodrum as the iconic hero, Link. In Oracle of Ages, Link faces the wicked Sorceress of Shadows, Veran, while in Oracle of Seasons, he embarks on a mission to rescue the oracle Din from the ruthless General Onox. Both games feature an overhead perspective similar to other early Zelda titles like A Link to the Past and Link’s Awakening.

What makes these games truly unique is that they boast separate storylines but share a linked ending. Once players complete one of the games, they receive a password that can be entered into the other, allowing for a seamless continuation of the plot. Moreover, an extra dungeon is unlocked at the end, revealing the true ending.

With the addition of these two titles, the Switch’s Game Boy library on Switch Online now boasts a total of 15 games. Here’s the complete list:

  1. Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare (GBC)
  2. Blaster Master: Enemy Below (GBC)
  3. BurgerTime Deluxe (GB)
  4. Game & Watch Gallery 3 (GBC)
  5. Gargoyle’s Quest (GB)
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (GBC)
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (GBC)
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GBC)
  9. Metroid II: Return of Samus (GB)
  10. Kirby Tilt ‘n’ Tumble (GBC)
  11. Kirby’s Dream Land (GB)
  12. Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (GB)
  13. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB)
  14. Tetris (GB)
  15. Wario Land 3 (GBC)

To access Game Boy and Game Boy Color games, players need a Switch Online subscription. Additionally, there’s an Expansion Pack tier that offers 11 Game Boy Advance games.


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Nintendo has exciting plans for the future, as they have confirmed the arrival of Pokemon: Trading Card Game to the Game Boy library. Furthermore, fans can anticipate upcoming Game Boy Advance games, such as Kirby and F-Zero: Maximum Velocity.