The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Video Game 1998) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • A young Hylian 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.

  • The story begins with a young Hylian boy named Link that is 10 years old and lives in a village inhabited by children that are watched over by the great Deku tree. Link discovers the Deku tree is going to die, and in his final moments tells Link about an Evil man from the Desert who cast a spell on him. Link then leaves the village and meets Princess Zelda. She tells him that a man named Ganon is planning to destroy Hyrule, and that Link must find the three spiritual stones, which hold time in place.

  • The saga of Link and Zelda spans over many generations and hundreds of years. This is an early chapter in the story that tells of how it all began, during the times when the dark lord Ganon was the mortal king of thieves known as Ganondorf. Called upon by unknown forces, Link, a young man living in the ancient forest of Kokiri, discovers that he has been chosen to save the land. He joins with you young princess Zelda in a race to obtain the three magical jewels, which is the key to open the Door of Time, which has guarded the legendary Master Sword for many years. Zelda and Link already have the Ocarina of Time. With it and the Master Sword, the door to the Sacred Realm can be opened. Inside the sacred realm is the Triforce, the legendary relic of all-power. Whoever touches it can have supreme control. If one with a pure soul touches it, the land will enter eternal prosperity. However, if one of evil touches it, the world will be plummeted into eternal darkness and monsters. Traveling ten years into the future as a grown man and back to boyhood continuously, Link must unravel the mysteries of Hyrule and work with the mystic sages to defeat Ganondorf and incarcerate his soul in the void.

  • A young elfin boy by the name of Link is summoned to help save Hyrule from the evil that will come. He sets out to find the three Spiritual stones to open the Door of Time along with the Ocarina of Time, in Princess Zelda's possession. Inside the Doors lies the legendary Master Sword. Pulling it from the pedestal opens the Sacred Realm where the Trifoce lies. The Triforce is made of three parts: power, wisdom, and courage. Whoever touches the Triforce gains its power. If someone with an evil heart touches it, Hyrule will plummet into darkness. If a pure heart touches it, Hyrule with become a paradise. The Gerudo King, Ganondorf, tricks Link into opening the Sacred Realm where he steals the Triforce. However, to maintain it, you need to be balanced in the three parts. If you aren't, you receive only the part you believe in most. Ganondorf caused it to split, givin him Power, Zelda Wisdom, and Link Courage. Now Link has to defeat all the Temples and awaken the Sages to lock Ganondorf in the Golden Land.

  • A young Hylian 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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  • You play as a young boy naked Link, and with the help of a fairy who guides you, travel through several dungeons that challenge your intellect, each with a new Foe to defeat with the weapon you aquired within that dungeon.

    Halfway through, you obtain a magical sword, called the "Master Sword" and are put into deep sleep for seven years, and wake up as an adult. All of this is done in order to track down Princess Zelda, who helps you to defeat the Dark Lord Ganondorf.

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