The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)

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A young Hylian boy discovers that his destiny is to free the Seven Sages and save the land of Hyrule from the treacherous sorcerer Ganondorf.


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28 April 1999 | JohnnyJohnHildegaard
10
| A Video Game to end all Video Games...
This Zelda has enchanted our minds with whimsy and fantasy. The lush detail and the riveting story makes it so powerful, so righteous, you'd be saying good-bye to reality within a few minutes. The emotions there had a real touch and added atmosphere to the game. It's like something we'd love to see in a theatre. This is what happened with Titanic, the movie monopolized the movie box office, while Zelda monopolized the video game industry. This is truly the best game of all time... For now. Because later we'll see a better Zelda, and we'll hopefully experience the power and beauty of a new fantasy world.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the games original tag lines was "Willst thou get the girl? Or play like one?" However, this tagline was later removed because of it's sexist humor. Also, the musical chant that can be heard in the Fire Temple in the original Nintendo 64 version of the game was removed in later versions because it included an Islamic call to prayer. The developers had obtained the sample from a commercially available sound library, without realizing that playing music over an Islamic call to prayer is considered offensive to Muslims; however, they had already removed the chant before it caused major controversy, because it was policy at the time not to make any religious references in Nintendo games. For the same reason, the original Gerudo symbol (a star within a crescent moon) was changed because it too closely resembled the symbol of the Islamic faith.


Quotes

Ganondorf: I underestimated that boy. No... it was not the boy I underestimated, it was the Triforce of Courage.


Goofs

Link goes into suspended animation in the Temple of Time as a kid with no earrings. He wakes up with some on, but since he also is wearing a different and larger clothes, leggings, gauntlets, a shirt beneath his tunic, boots, etc., someone (presumably Rauru) must have changed his clothes when his body began outgrowing the old.


Crazy Credits

If you had the optional rumble pack accessory on your controller, it would shake during the brief scene in the credits where the giant goron was dancing, to mimic the shockwaves his footfalls would cause.


Alternate Versions

Reissued on the 3DS in 2011. This version of the game drastically improves the graphics, revises the script, and makes several other small tweaks to the gameplay. It also includes a "boss challenge" mode and a "mirrored overworld" version of the Master Quest.

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Family | Fantasy

Details

Release Date:

23 November 1998

Language

English


Country of Origin

Japan

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