The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
"Zeruda no densetsu: Toki no okarina" (original title)

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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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23 November 1998 (USA)  »

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The first Zelda game ever released in which no sword in the game can fire beams. 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 »


Princess Ruto: You... what took you so long? You're useless! I was just lonely that's all! Just a little!
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After the end credits, the Scarecrow Song plays again, in various arangements See more »


Follows The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991) See more »

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Too good to be true?
3 March 2000 | by (Cambridge) – See all my reviews

When Ocarina of time finally arrived, i daren't play it. For nigh on three years I had been waiting for it, searching for screenshots in every magazine, scouring previews for information, stopping strangers in the street and screaming at them "Why God why!" and yet here it was, in my N64, ready to be fired up. I turned the power on and began... And got stuck! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh! I had waited for so long that I was trying too hard. Looking for clues that weren't there, swinging wildly at invisible monsters. When I had calmed down (after a few whiskeys) the fun began. Yeah, the plot is corny. Yeah, it's a bit childish. BUT GODDAMNIT, it`s fun. The game flows along, never glitching, constantly wowing you with original ideas and fantastic graphics. Combat is intuitive, as you backflip and swipe at, er, things. NEVER has a game lasted me so long as Ocarina of Time (apart from Gran Turismo), and never has a game been so relaxing to play. If Zelda were a cheese, it would be cheddar. No, wait, that`s a rubbish analogy. Oh well. Believe the hype and BUY IT.

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