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Ocarina of Time

Ocarina of Time is the first Zelda game featuring the adult Link, which is why it's one of my favorites!

Link!! Forget Zelda!!! I'M SINGLE!!!!

Ha ha. Just kidding, peoples. But in my opinion, the adult Link IS cute. But enough of my "opinions," I'll just let Ocarina of Time do its own explaining.

Link in the desert playing his ocarina

Zelda 64 was one of the most anticapted titles to launch on N64. Having its reputation from the previous games, gamers couldnt wait til this title arrived. It was the 23rd of November, when this title saw its way into US stores.

One of the nicest additions for fans was the collector's edition gold cartridge. Well anyway, on to the game. You start out as a small child, who just woke up one morning to find out that he is wanted by the Great Deku tree. So you go to him, and he starts off your whole adventure by telling you whats going on and what your mission is.

Lets get into each factor. Graphics will be first. Zelda 64 shows off the N64's graphic capabilities. With no doubt, it is one of the most beautifully rendered n64 games. Using an upgraded Mario engine, you could see really far away from, without any fog or slowdown discrepancies. The cinematic scenes are astounding as well. The best Ive seen in an N64 game for sure.

I'll talk about the sound and music now. Like every other Zelda game, the music has a calm and relaxing tune along with the old musical scores. Refer to our sounds section for some tunes. When you fight a enemy, the music changes into a more rapid beating tune, getting you hyped up to battle. This game really pushes the N64's sound capability to max. Its just wonderful.

The controls in this game are setup perfectly. You use the C buttons for your items and the A and B buttons for other actions such as attacking with the sword. The Z targeting technique comes in handy also, and its easily accesible by pressing Z. The controls are so simple to use, even your mom will be able to play.

Overall, what Im trying to say in this review is that Zelda 64 is a game of dreams. Once you start it, you dont want to stop it. So many things to do and places to go, this game makes you feel as if you were Link in the game.

Ocarina of Time Info

Release Date: November 23rd, 1999(?)

Size: 256 MB

Developer: Nintendo

Publisher: Nintendo

Lead Designer: Shigeru Miyamoto