Link awoke one day to find himself deep in a strange forest. As he started to walk through the woods, he heard cries for help coming from just up ahead of him. Link hurried toward the voice, only to find a group of monsters surrounding the woman who was screaming. When the monsters saw Link, they immediately fled.
The woman who was being attacked was none other than Impa, nurse to Hyrule's Princess Zelda. Impa said she had come to the forest to search for a singer named Nayru.
As they traveled even deeper into the forest, they found a young woman singing. Invited to sit by the group of animals that listened to the girl's song, Link joined in the circle and let the beautiful song fill his ears and penetrate his heart. This was surely Nayru, the singer Impa was searching for. Just then, Impa erupted in a cackling laugh.
"Nayru! Oracle of Ages! I, Veran, Sorceress of Shadows, shall make you my own!"
The shadow that called itself Veran began swooping about the forest before flying straight into the body of the frightened singer. A blinding light shone forth from Nayru's body.
"Now the power of the Oracle of Ages is mine! I can travel through time at will! Now a new age shall begin -- an age of shadows!" And with that, Veran and Nayru vanished.
Nayru was actually the Oracle of Ages who controlled time in this land of Labrynna. When the oracle was kidnapped, the flow of time in Labrynna was distorted, and strange things began to happen. Before vanishing, Veran said, "When the past changes, so does the present." Her plan was to travel to the past and gather power from the sorrows of the people of Labrynna so that she could create her age of shadows.
Will Link be able to free Nayru from Veran's evil clutches? Such is the quest that Link must now undertake.
--From the GBC Legend of Zelda: Oracle Of Ages instruction manual.
Overview: The Legend of Zelda: Oracle Of Ages is a very entertaining game. The graphics were very easy on the eyes, and the use of color was extraordinary. I also like the traditional music on the overland. This game is worth a good many hours of your time, so give it a try.
Directions: This was the first Zelda game I've played on the Game Boy that let Link jump. It was also the first one I played that let you assign any item to any button. The puzzles in the dungeons in this game were well thought out. I got stuck a couple of times. I like a good challenge. This Zelda was a good mix between the new and old games.