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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
ゼルダの伝説 時のオカリナ
Zeruda no Densetsu: Toki no Okarina
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Developer(s): Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo 64, Nintendo GameCube, Virtual Console (Wii, Wii U)
Category: 3D Action-adventure
Players: 1
Predecessor: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Successor: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Copyrights: N/A
Pricing
Wii Points

1,000

Release dates
N. America:

November 23, 1998

Japan:

November 21, 1998

Europe:

December 11, 1998

Ratings
ACB:

PG (VC)

CERO:

A

ESRB:

E

PEGI:

12 (VC)

USK:

6

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a 3D adventure game released for the Nintendo 64 in 1998. The first 3D The Legend of Zelda game, it tells the story of a hero named Link, and his quest to save Hyrule from the Gerudo King, Ganondorf. The game was originally developed for the Nintendo 64DD, but was redeveloped to be on a regular cartridge due to the declining sales of the 64DD. Ocarina of Time is notable for its reception among both critics and fans, commonly being named as one of the best games of all time ever since its release. It is also the best-selling game in the series so far, selling over 7.6 million copies worldwide during the Nintendo 64's lifespan.[1]

Canonically, Ocarina of Time was originally said to take place before the rest of the series, before The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, though after its release came The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, all of which claim to be follow-ups to this game. With The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, it was revealed that Ocarina of Time takes place before A Link to the Past, Majora's Mask, and The Wind Waker, the outcome of this game being split into three branches.

In 2002, this game was re-released for the Nintendo GameCube alongside The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest, a revised version of the game featuring new, more difficult dungeons. The game was also re-released for the GameCube as part of The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition. This game was also re-released on the Wii Virtual Console service in February 2007, and later for Virtual Console on Wii U in February 2015. Finally, in 2011, a remake of this game was released for Nintendo 3DS, titled The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D.

Blurb[edit]

Box[edit]

Ganondorf, the evil King of Thieves, is on the move, threatening the peaceful land of Hyrule. He is determined to steal his way into the legendary Sacred Realm in hopes of harnessing the power of the mythical Triforce. As the young hero Link, it is your destiny to thwart Ganondorf's evil schemes. Navi, your guardian fairy, will guide you as you venture through the many regions of Hyrule, from the volcanic caves of Death Mountain to the treacherous waters of Zora's Domain. Before you complete this epic quest, you'll delve into deadly dungeons, collect weapons of great power and learn the spells you need to conquer the most irresistible force of all-time.

  • The immersive storyline and environments draw players into an amazing 3D world.
  • Time travel allows you to play as Link in different stages of his life.
  • New features include a unique targeting system and 1st and 3rd person perspectives.
  • Up to 3 games can be saved simultaneously to memory!

Nintendo website[edit]

Virtual Console (Wii)[edit]

The Timeless N64 classic returns

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time reveals the genesis of the fantasy land of Hyrule, the origin of the Triforce, and the tale of the first exploits of Princess Zelda and the heroic adventurer Link. Vibrant, real-time 3-D graphics transport you into the fantasy world of Hyrule. Your quest takes you through dense forests and across wind-whipped deserts. Swim raging rivers, climb treacherous mountains, dash on horseback across rolling hills, and delve into dungeons full of creatures that fight to the finish to put an end to your adventures. With immersive graphics, a sweeping story line, swashbuckling adventure, mind-bending puzzles, and a touch of humor, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of Nintendo's most epic challenges ever.

Virtual Console (Wii U)[edit]

Save Hyrule and the Triforce from the evil Ganondorf.

The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ – one of the most critically acclaimed games ever made –returns on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U™. Set off on a legendary journey to stop Ganondorf, who has plunged Hyrule into darkness. Travel through time as child and adult Link™ and experience Hyrule in peace and war to save the world and protect the Triforce.

Your quest takes you through dense forests and across wind-whipped deserts. Swim raging rivers, climb treacherous mountains, dash on horseback across rolling hills, and delve into dungeons full of creatures that fight to the finish to put an end to your adventures. As Link, you'll also travel through time to solve puzzles, save friends, and right Ganondorf's wrongs with the help from your trusty Ocarina of Time and the mysterious youth, Sheik. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of Nintendo's most epic challenges ever and one of its most touching stories, and is an absolute must-play for Nintendo fans.

Wii Shop Channel[edit]

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time reveals the genesis of the fantasy land of Hyrule, the origin of the Triforce, and the tale of the first exploits of Princess Zelda and the heroic adventurer Link. Vibrant, real-time 3-D graphics transport you into the fantasy world of Hyrule. Your quest takes you through dense forests and across wind-whipped deserts. Swim raging rivers, climb treacherous mountains, dash on horseback across rolling hills, and delve into dungeons full of creatures that fight to the finish to put an end to your adventures. With immersive graphics, a sweeping story line, swashbuckling adventure, mind-bending puzzles, and a touch of humor, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of Nintendo's most epic challenges ever.

Nintendo eShop[edit]

The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ – one of the most critically acclaimed games ever made –returns on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U™. Set off on a legendary journey to stop Ganondorf, who has plunged Hyrule into darkness. Travel through time as child and adult Link™ and experience Hyrule in peace and war to save the world and protect the Triforce.

Your quest takes you through dense forests and across wind-whipped deserts. Swim raging rivers, climb treacherous mountains, dash on horseback across rolling hills, and delve into dungeons full of creatures that fight to the finish to put an end to your adventures. As Link, you'll also travel through time to solve puzzles, save friends, and right Ganondorf's wrongs with the help from your trusty Ocarina of Time and the mysterious youth, Sheik. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of Nintendo's most epic challenges ever and one of its most touching stories, and is an absolute must-play for Nintendo fans.

Story[edit]

The game begins with Link, a boy living in Kokiri Forest who doesn't have a fairy companion who dreams about a girl being chased away by an evil-looking man. The Great Deku Tree sends the fairy Navi to test the boy, and after Link gets a sword and shield he must try and save the Deku Tree from death. Although he cannot, the Deku Tree gives Link the Kokiri Emerald and tells him to go to Princess Zelda. At Hyrule Castle, Link sneaks in and meets with the princess, who tells him about the evil intentions of Ganondorf and tasks him with finding the other Spiritual Stones.

After finding the stones, Zelda is chased out of Hyrule Castle by Ganondorf, Zelda tossing the Ocarina of Time over to Link. Using the stones and the ocarina, Link can open the door in the Temple of Time to find the Master Sword. After pulling it, Link is taken seven years into the future, after Ganondorf has entered the Sacred Realm, obtained the power of the Triforce of Power, and conquered Hyrule. Now, Link must awaken the six sages and obtain their power to defeat Ganondorf once and for all.

Gameplay[edit]

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Technical details[edit]

Technical Details
Media

Nintendo 64 Game Pak
Digital download (Wii, Wii U)

Download size

Wii: 286 blocks
Wii U: 137.2 MB

Supported features

Off-TV Play (Wii U VC)

Input / compatible controllers

N64: Nintendo 64 Controller
Wii VC: Classic Controller, Nintendo GameCube Controller
Wii U VC: Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Classic Controller, Wii Remote + Nunchuk

Other releases[edit]

Title Boxart Console Release Date(s) Notes
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest TLOZ OOT GCN box.jpg Nintendo GameCube 2002/2003 A Nintendo GameCube port of the original game and the previously unreleased expansion "Ura Zelda", now titled Master Quest, on one disc. This version of the game was released to promote The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition TLOZ Collectors Edition NA box.jpg Nintendo GameCube 2003 A special edition Nintendo GameCube compilation of four previously released The Legend of Zelda titles, including Ocarina of Time. The game was released through various promotions depending on the region.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Wii (Virtual Console) NA: February 26, 2007
JP: February 27, 2007
EU: February 23, 2007
A direct port of the original Nintendo 64 release of the game, released as a download on the Wii Shop Channel.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D TLOZ OOT 3D NA box.jpg Nintendo 3DS 2011 A Nintendo 3DS remake of the original game, featuring updated graphics and improvements to the gameplay.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Wii U (Virtual Console) 2016 A port of the original Nintendo 64 release of the game with access to emulator features, released as a download on the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.

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References[edit]

  1. Xenogears vs. Tetris. RPGamer - Japandeminium (March 31, 2004). Retrieved October 17, 2015.


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