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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 (64) »


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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?


Kaepora Gaebora, the large owl who supports and informs Link throughout his adventure, has been confirmed to be the physical form of Rauru, the Sage of Light. Link meets Rauru in the Chamber of the Sages, the first time when he pulls out the Master Sword in the Temple of Time. According to the series' lore, Rauru built the Temple of Time and remained inside the Chamber of the Sages to protect the Triforce, with the owl as his way to communicate with the outside world. Headmaster Gaepora from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011) is rumored to be a direct ancestor of Rauru (as both men look very alike and are very knowledgeable). See more »


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


[about Link]
Ganondorf: I underestimated that boy. No... it was not the boy I underestimated, it was the Triforce of Courage.
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Crazy Credits

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


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A Video Game to end all Video Games...
28 April 1999 | by (Hastings, Nebraska) – See all my reviews

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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