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Encyclopedia > The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
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Oracle of Seasons title screen (GBC original)
Oracle of Seasons title screen (GBC original)

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (also known as OoS ) is a video game published by Nintendo and developed by Nintendo in conjunction with Capcom. Although the game was originally released for use on the Nintendo Game Boy Color, it exhibits special features, such as additional items, when played on a Nintendo Game Boy Advance.

This game is the counterpart of Oracle of Ages, which was released at the same time. These two games have the ability to link with one another, using either passwords or a cable, so that a person could play one game, and then transfer his or her progress to the other game. In addition, this is the only way to reach the "true" ending of the game.


Difference Between OoA & OoS

The biggest difference between Seasons and Ages is that each focuses on a different aspect of the classic Zelda formula: Ages is puzzle-heavy while Seasons is action-oriented. It's worth mentioning that Seasons and Ages are fully self-contained games that can be played and completed without each other.

Timeline placement

Although the chronological order of all Legend of Zelda games is controversial and not official, it is generally accepted that Oracle of Seasons occurred after A Link to the Past and before Link's Awakening.


Deep inside the Temple of the Triforce, Link slowly approached the golden relic when a voice called out to him. Without warning, he was sucked into a vortex that tossed him out into a dark forest where upon landing, the young hero heard music and voices from just beyond a group of trees. In a clearing, a group of traveling entertainers were cheering a beautiful red head who was dancing around a fire. The dancer motioned to Link for him to join her. She welcomed the Hylian to Holodrum, and mentioned that her name was Din. Din took Link's hand and the two began to dance around the fire. The other people started cheering them on, but the happy moment was short lived.

The sky over the forest became covered in black clouds followed by several strikes of lightning and booming thunder from which an ominous voice spoke from. The speaker declared himself as Onox, General of Darkness and added that Din was the Oracle of Seasons.

After his short speech, a funnel cloud dropped from the sky blowing back everyone including Link before sucking up Din into its dark heights. As the tornado dissipated, the seasons of Holodrum fell into disarray with them changing rapidly.

See also

The Legend of Zelda game series
Main series: Legend of Zelda | The Adventure of Link | A Link to the Past | Link's Awakening | Ocarina of Time | Majora's Mask | Oracle of Ages | Oracle of Seasons | Wind Waker
Four Sword(s) Series: The Minish Cap | Four Swords | Four Swords Adventures
Other games: BS Zelda |Master Quest (Ura Zelda) | Collector's Edition



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