The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
System Game Boy Color
Developer Nintendo, Flagship (Capcom)
Genre Action / Adventure
Series The Legend of Zelda Series

Summoned by the Triforce, Link travels to the kingdom of Labrynna. The Sorceress of Shadows, Veran, has used the Oracle of Ages to travel back in time and build a Black Tower that will blot out the sun and start an age of darkness.

Using the Harp of Ages, Link must travel between the past and present to find the eight essences of time in the dungeons and return them to the Maku Tree. Link must collect the keys and items, and defeat the boss in each dungeon. You can also collect Rings that will give Link new abilities.

Link this game to Oracle of Seasons to unlock the conclusion to the Oracle stories.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan ゼルダの伝説 ふしぎの木の実 〜時空の章〜 Zelda no Densetsu: Fushigi no Ki no Mi – Jikū no Shō 27 Feb 2001
US The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages 14 May 2001
Europe The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages 04 Oct 2001


System Japan U.S. Europe
Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console 27 Feb 2013 30 May 2013 30 May 2013


Head Thwomp

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One of the bosses is a large stone head named "Head Thwomp", named after the stone head enemies from the Mario series.

Submitted by The Qu

Donkey Kong

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If you clear The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and use the password in Oracle of Ages, the boss of the Black Tower is changed into a tower challenge where Link has to climb up while jumping over fireballs that roll down. At the top of the tower, you rescue Zelda.

This section appears to have been inspired by the arcade Donkey Kong.

Submitted by PyroGuy128

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