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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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23 November 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the castle courtyard portraits of various Nintendo characters can be seen through one window. 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 »


Navi: Can Hyrule's destiny really depend on such a lazy boy?
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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 »


Followed by The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (2000) See more »

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The quest for peace and prosperity in the magical land of Hyrule.
25 February 2000 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

This game, created by the incredible Shigeru Miyamoto, is by far and away the best game I have ever played. It provokes emotions and thoughts that many films totally fail to inspire. The game, as well as being mentally challenging, is physicaly difficult as well, with much practise needed to perfect the moves and complete the tasks necessary to finish the game.

The story follows Link, a young Kokori boy who recently has been having terrible nightmares. The Kokori folk are the people of the Kokori forest, a giant woodland area in this magical land. All of the Kokori folk retain their youthfulness. No matter when they are born, they always stay childlike. Each member of the Kokori people has his or her own guardian fairy to help them through their life struggles. Link however does not have a fairy and never has done. Then one day Link is visited by a fairy who tells him to visit the great Deku tree who is a giant tree possessed by the spirit of the wood who serves as the father of all the Kokori. The Deku tree knows of the nightmares and predicted them long ago. He reveals to Link that he is going to grow up as a hero and save Hyrule. He also reveals that Link is not actually a Kokori boy, he is in fact a Hyrulien (from the town of Hyrule) and that is why he never had a fairy.

After having left the forest Link goes to Hyrule town with his new found friend and guardian fairy called Navi, then on to Hyrule castle to meet princess Zelda as prophecised by the Deku tree. She tells him that she has been having the nightmares as well and she also a suspicion that a strange man who works for her father (the king) will try to overthrow the peaceful land of Hyrule and rule as a terrible dictator. And so the giant quest begins, (for it is truly giant) so great in fact that you mature to an adult before it ends. That however is for you to find out about. I do suggest that you play this game if you have an N64 and if you dont have one, I suggest that you buy one to play it. It has changed my life in more ways than on. My imagination took me to places I could never dream of before after I finished this game. I found it wholly satisfying and thought provoking also. If I could use four words to describe this game they would be: epic, enchanting, magical, and emotional. It is not a game but an experience.

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