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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 / Dark Link (voice)
Fujiko Takimoto ...
Young Link (voice)
Jun Mizusawa ...
Zelda / Sheik / Saria / Princess Ruto / Malon (voice)
Takashi Nagasako ...
Ganondorf / Talon / Ingo / Mutoh / Phantom Ganon (voice)
Kaori Mizuhashi ...
Navi (voice)
Yayoi Jinguji ...
Nabooru / Koume / Kotake / Twinrova / Great Fairy (voice)


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 (67) »


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Release Date:

23 November 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When shot with your slingshot, one window in the castle courtyard will give you twenty rupees. From another, a castle guard will apear and toss a bomb at you. See more »


The dimensions of Lord Jabbu-Jabbu's insides do not match his size on the outside. 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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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. 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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