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You have to beat one of the games, in order to get a password that links the games together. (This is either the Labrynna secret or the Holodrum secret, depending on the game you start with). This is called Main Linking, and allows you access to different content, along with "secrets" from characters, which are passwords you can take back to the original ...


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The 3DS doesn't have any actual link between the two games, it's still just using the password system, to transfer back and forth your new items (sword and shield upgrades, the biggoron sword etc). Just remember that the passwords are generated on your specific game, based on where you are at in the story, what items you have, what you named Bopin and his ...


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The 3DS version is the original GameBoy Color version (so it's missing the Advanced Shop, but you can edit your saves to add in the exclusive rings). All of the colouring tweaks found in the Advance version are also missing. GBA with the Advance shop open on the left. 3DS Virtual Console version on the right.


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Unfortunately, there is no game in which Farore holds a role as important as Din or Nayru in the Oracle games. Well, kind of. She was meant to appear in Mystical Seed of Courage along with Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, but the game was cancelled due to the complexity of having to synchronize 3 games. As a result of having her own game cancelled, ...


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The password is based on several factors. Your character name. What you name the child in town. What animal partner you pick. Your progression in the game (including game completetion tag on/off) What items you have unlocked. As far as the exact algorithm, that I have no clue about.


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Because the 3DS lacks any sort of capability to use the Game Link cable, the only way you could connect your old games to the new 3DS ones is by using the password system. The 3DS version seems to accept passwords and secrets the same way the original games did, so you should be able to input them with no problem, as the games are direct ports from the old ...


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There was supposed to be a third game featuring Farore, but Capcom decided that it would be too complex to link three games together. Instead, Farore cameos in both Oracle games in the Hall of Secrets as the Oracle of Secrets, where she is responsible for allowing the player to enter passwords that link the two games together. There has been no word from on ...


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Yes, it's possible to beat the dungeon without making use of the mini-boss teleport. In fact it's actually faster to not make use of the teleport. The way you're supposed to get around it is to just take the same route you would use to get to the boss room, and then pushing the block directly across from the room. This will take you back to the mini-boss ...


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From various posts found on GameFAQs (example, another example), I think you can assume that the Advance Shop is unfortunately missing in both Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons. I did not find any official source yet, but there is a sufficient amount of people on the internet complaining about it to be sure that they are missing.


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The Oracle of Ages (OoA) and Oracle of Seasons (OoS) games are special. Both of them feature a world where Link has to save the respective oracle (Din in OoA, Nayru in OoS). And compared to most other games of the Franchise, the game isn't over when you saved the oracle. Instead, you will unlock the third oracle, Farore, the oracle of secrets, which allows ...


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After doing some research, there is no hard evidence that the game was specifcally released on separate cartridges for the Game Boy (GB), Game Boy Colour (GBC, and the Game Boy Advance (GBA), though I can provide some insight. Firstly, the OOA and OOS games were produced for the GBC, with additionally functionality, should it be played on the GBA (emphasis ...


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According to the article below, it is not possible to explore the Sea of Storms in the present unless you are in a Linked Game, due to this being part of a Password-Linked Event: In a Linked Game, the Piratians appear in the present instead of the past, meaning the Sea of Storms is explored in the present as well, something that would not otherwise be ...


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One thing that you can do, if you're running out of bombs but fine on health, is to hold a bomb over your head and follow a soldier around until it explodes. It's a much more reliable way of catching them in the explosion, but it will mean you take more damage, both from the explosion and from getting hit while following them around. Obviously, if you've ...


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Its been a while since I played through this part of Oracle of Ages. You may have to use Gale Seeds to get back up to the trees on the west side of Rolling Ridge. However, remember that geography changes between past and present. Just because there isn't a path up in one time period doesn't mean there's no path up in the other time period.


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"In a Linked Game, Link begins his adventure with his Wooden Sword, and with four Heart Containers instead of three." Wiki page this was taken from You do not transfer weapons across you can get rings back though with the help of either the Red Snake or the Blue Snake at Vasu Jewelers. The Red Snake transfers the rings by giving Link a Ring Secret, ...


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