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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)

Zeruda no densetsu: Toki no okarina (original title)
A young Kokiri 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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Cast overview:
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...
Adult Link (voice)
Fujiko Takimoto ...
Young Link (voice)
Jun Mizusawa ...
Zelda / Sheik (voice)
Takashi Nagasako ...
Ganondorf (voice)
Kaori Mizuhashi ...
Navi / Various characters (voice)
Yayoi Jinguji ...
Various characters (voice)
Yoshinori Tsujimoto ...
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A young Kokiri boy Link, must defend Hyrule and the Triforce from the Gerudo King Ganondorf. Through the power of the Ocarina of Time, Link travels back and forth through time to set things right again. Basically a prequel to all Zelda games, it shows Link's original life and trials before all other Zelda games. Written by Anthony Einsel

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zelda | triforce | ocarina | link | hyrule | See All (68) »


The Timeless N64 classic returns (Virtual Console) See more »


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Release Date:

23 November 1998 (USA)  »

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Much like how Bowser's laugh in Super Mario 64 is sped up for use as the Boo's laugh, Ganondorf's laughter is sped up to create the laughter of the Poe Sisters in the Forest Temple. See more »


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. See more »


Windmill Man: Go around! Go around and around and around! What fun! I'm so happy! I'm a music man who loves to go around and around! Go around and around! I'm trying to come up with a musical theme inspired by this windmill... going around and around and around!
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits, the Scarecrow Song plays again, in various arangements See more »


Followed by Zeruda no densetsu: Mugen no sunadokei (2007) See more »

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User Reviews

The best game invented and the best game I've played!!!
27 January 1999 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

There are classic books, classic movies, classic TV shows, classic board games and classic video games. This one is too new to be a classic game, but so far, it is the most innovative, indepth and well structured game in history!! Never before have I played a game with such dramatic quality that you can actually feel for a video game character, feel his pain and his emotions! There have been other Zelda games, but with the way technology is improving rapidly you can't help but say that this is the best of them. I may only be fifteen, but I have had enough experience to tell the good from the crappy. I know that movies like Saving Private Ryan are meant to touch the human spirit and make you feel like you are right in the middle of the times of War. I have seen it and I was truly touched by its ability to bring such realistic events right to the screens of the world. I have two truly gifted heroes, one is Steven Spielberg and the other is Shigeru Miyamoto. This game touched my soul. Hell, it even touched my Mum's soul up to the level where she actually thought that it was a good game! Video Games are becoming more like movies and one day they'll all have people like Spielberg working for them. This game is the start of all that and will definitely become a classic!

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