Ocarina of Time

80’s Synthesizer Zelda’s Lullaby

Alexis AndersonNovember 26th, 2014 by Alexis Anderson

imageThe synthesizer reached the peak of its popularity in the 80’s, but is currently coming back into style with its emphasis in alternative bands such as Radiohead and Arcade Fire. With its prevalence increasing, it was only a matter of time before a talented gamer resolved to make synthesized covers of classic video game music titles. Youtube musician Ace Waters of MotiveMakesaMan Music did just that, and recently recreated “Zelda’s Lullaby” from Ocarina of Time in honor of Peanut Butter Gamer’s Zelda Month. This version of the song is a whole new experience, and one that no Zelda fan should miss out on for any reason. Click the jump and prepare to be awakened by this fantastic Lullaby. Read more…

Game Theory: What does the Longshot do to Link?

Thomas JacobsNovember 26th, 2014 by Thomas Jacobs

LongshotOver the course of his adventures Link has used many different kinds of weapons and items to help him defeat evil. Swords, bows, boomerangs, bombs: you name it.  A Link to the Past introduced a new item to both aid in Link’s mobility while serving as a weapon: the Hookshot. The Hookshot has gone through various different iterations to do different things. Today Game Theory takes a look at that last iteration of the item and does the math: what would happen in real life if Link were to shoot his Longshot into a target and grapple towards it? Watch the video after the break and get a whole new dose of respect for the Hero of Time!
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Fan Animation: Ganondorf’s Dragmire

Kevin DoughtyNovember 26th, 2014 by Kevin Doughty

GanondorfRecently we have made a few articles for trailers of a fan made animation called Ganondorf’s Dragmire, by RwanLink. The fan made animation would delve into Ganondorf’s childhood and speculates what the reasons behind his actions in Ocarina of Time could be.

See part one of the animation after the jump!

 

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Custom Link Amiibo Figures

Ethan HuntNovember 23rd, 2014 by Ethan Hunt

Screenshot_14Etsy and Imgur user Chibisilverwings has taken advantage of the recent release of the Amiibo Link figure, by customising two of them and making them look even cooler! Make the jump to check out two customized Link figures: a Dark Link and an Ocarina of Time blue tunic inspired Link.

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PeanutButterGamer: Ocarina of Time hacking showcase

Thomas JacobsNovember 2nd, 2014 by Thomas Jacobs

Link's new smileIf your knowledge of Ocarina of Time goes beyond what is shown inside of the game itself you likely know that Ocarina of Time has a large number of glitches, exploits and other unintended tricks in it. With the advent and subsequent mastery of emulation technology people have found ways to force certain glitches onto the game. With the start of November the YouTube personality PeanutButterGamer enters his fourth Zelda Month in which he makes all kinds of videos dedicated to The Legend of Zelda. In his first video this month he showcases a number of the awesome, scary, freaky and in one particular case cute hacks of Ocarina of Time. See his video after the break!

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A-Link-Between-Worlds-Box-ArtBest Buy is offering a recent sale for both A Link Between Worlds and Ocarina of Time 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. For a low price of $29.99 USD, you can now snag one of these two incredible games for a significantly reduced cost. GCU (Gamers Club Unlocked) members also receive an even better deal, so check out the details after the jump!

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SS SlingshotOne of the recurring items in the Zelda series is the Slingshot: a handheld device Link often obtains early in the games it is in. Unfortunately for every game it appears in, it’s typically obtained before the Bow; the Bow greatly outshines the Slingshot with improved range, damage and projectiles it could carry. Is there a place for the Slingshot alongside the bow, or is it an outdated piece of equipment that should be retired in favor of the bow? Read more after the break!
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Navi ListenDespite many companions, meetings and reunions portrayed in the Zelda series since Ocarina of Time, Nintendo has yet to fulfill the ardent desires of child Link as shown in Majora’s Mask. Will they ever give us a reunion between our hero and one of the most iconic sidekick characters in gaming history?

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Nintendo-eShopThe European eShop is soon going to have what it is calling “The Legend of Zelda Weeks”. Several Zelda games will be up to 37% off for three straight weeks, and if you buy a Zelda game between the 19th an 26th of September, you can get Hyrule Warriors for 10% off!

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Will We Ever See an Ocarina of Time HD?

Mases HagopianAugust 24th, 2014 by Mases Hagopian

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Ocarina of Time is one of the greatest games Nintendo has ever made and it’s become apparent that Nintendo will do everything it can to recycle that game over and over. It released on the N64, and then re-released alongside the Master Quest on the GameCube. It was released yet again as part of the Zelda Collector’s Edition on the GameCube, and then when the Nintendo Wii launched, Ocarina of Time was one of the first games on the virtual console. Jump ahead to 2011 and Ocarina of Time was graphically upgraded for its Nintendo 3DS release.

Now that Nintendo has made the Wind Waker HD… it makes me think that it is inevitable that Nintendo will eventually make an Ocarina of Time HD as well. With Hyrule Warriors coming out this year, Zelda Wii U sometime in 2015, and of course the possibility of Majora’s Mask 3D, as well as the next new Zelda title for the 3DS, the Zelda series looks to be a bit crowded in 2014 and 2015. Ocarina of Time HD seems like such a sure-fire way for Nintendo to pull that much needed extra bit of revenue. So what do you think, will Ocarina of Time HD ever be made? Make the jump to hear my thoughts.

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Ocarina of Time: The Musical

BrookeAugust 22nd, 2014 by Brooke

Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 4.47.46 PMThere are several elements of the Zelda franchise, including multimedia projects and materials. However, musicals based on video games are considerably rare, and there is one based on Ocarina of Time available on YouTube. A group by the name of The League of Extraordinary Thespians uploaded a fan made musical based on the events of Ocarina of Time, all for a fundraiser for pediatric cancer.

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Hyrule-Warriors-OoT-27With Hyrule Warriors release in Japan, we’ve been gaining a lot of information and footage the last few days.  And with Hyrule Warriors’ release drawing near North America, we’ve been ever-so impatient to get our hands on the next installment of the Zelda Series.

Recently, footage showcasing Link sporting his Ocarina of Time Costume has been uploaded via YouTube, and you can see it after the jump.  I think we’ve all been waiting for the chance to watch Link wiping out hoards of enemies in his classic attire.  Pre-ordering the title at Gamestop will score you his Ocarina of Time Costume, along with Princess Zelda’s.

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zelda3dsxl618pxhedimgTo some, it may be no surprise that both Legend of Zelda 3DS titles, Ocarina of Time 3D and A Link Between Worlds currently remain on the Top 10 list of of best selling 3DS games to date. According to a Nintendo’s latest Press Report, both games combined have sold over an astounding 2.48 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Check out more of the report after the jump.

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EPONA USA

Colonel-MajoraJuly 29th, 2014 by Colonel-Majora

UntitledEvery now and then, one of those “what did I just watch?” kind of videos pops up on YouTube, that is just so random and absurd that you feel the need to watch it watch it several times to absorb its strange alure. When we are really lucky, a Zelda-related one appears, like this one featuring Epona. And cars. There are really no good ways to describe it.

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Deku_ShieldKickstart your Zelda adventures with a original Deku Shield! Brian Rice recently created a project that includes a wooden Deku shield, leather keychain, and a handcrafted Triforce bracelet made available on the website Kickstarter. This Kickstarter campaign has a modest goal of 300 USD but has now pledged over eight times that amount.

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post-for-zeldaVideo games can serve as a sanctuary and personal journey. Solidarity can be found within the positive and even therapeutic results as referenced by a touching story about a young girl and Ocarina of Time. Producer Eiji Aonuma shares his moving words with fans about this young girl and how Zelda changed her life.

Hit the jump to hear what he said!

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UntitledLongtime members of the online Zelda fandom have likely come across the “BEN Drowned” creepypasta (essentially an internet horror story) about a haunted Majora’s Mask cartridge. Drawing inspiration from the already creepy qualities of the N64 classic, the story has long captivated Zelda fans with its disturbing imagery and themes. Not all Zelda-related creepypastas, however, can match its quality. YouTube personality Yuriofwind recently took a look at a hilariously bad Zelda creepypasta on his popular video segment, “Bull**** Creepypasta Storytime”. Hit the jump to watch the video. Read more…

0Egoraptor, popular online animator, has made a new episode of his Sequelitis series, comparing A Link to the Past with Ocarina of Time. He examines many of the things that many Zelda fans never do. Honestly, he has probably signed himself up for some major backlash, since any argument against Ocarina of Time can be a dangerous venture, which he admits in the video itself, but he certainly makes some interesting arguments that one should hear before making any judgments.

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220px-OoT_HookshotZelda fan products are now branching off into 3D printed objects! On Etsy, user AmphigoryDesign creates an amazing Hookshot replica from Ocarina of Time through the complex technology of a three-dimensional printer.

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Lyrical Associations with The Legend of Zelda

A childhood obsession with The Legend of Zelda series is a difficult thing to put behind you as an adult. All it takes is the crow of a bird to send my mind into a spiral of nostalgia, reminiscing about the first time I gazed upon the sheer terror of Ganon’s Castle in Ocarina of Time.

The Legend of Zelda has never provided us with an ending song such as Xenoblade Chronicles’ ‘Beyond the Sky’ or The Last Story’sToberu Mono.’ Never has the series ended with a song that succinctly sums up the experience of the game through verse.

That’s why when I listen to the lyrics of some songs, I just can’t help but let my mind wonder back to those times spent with a controller in hand, Link on my screen and an adventure beckoning. The following is a look at some lyrics from songs that I have come to associate with The Legend of Zelda.

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1SpeedDemosArchive and SpeedRunsLive are now live on Twitch.tv for their joint effort to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. For the next full week, 24 hours a day, speedrunners will play games from loads of different series, and giving out awesome prizes to people donating for the cause. Make sure to look out for the Zelda games coming up throughout the marathon!

Hit the jump for an update on the scheduled Zelda games, and the prizes going with them. Read more…

Life Lessons From the Gorons

RabbitJune 19th, 2014 by Rabbit

OoTGoronFor many gamers, the most memorable games are those that make impressions on us, show us new things, or give us some food for thought. Large games incorporate philosophy to build up the moral environment and bring life and character to NPCs, creating contrast between you and the various locations you are allowed to visit. Though simple in comparison to multi-player online games, the Zelda franchise excels at providing differing “communal” personalities, where each race has their own universal values and thoughts throughout the games. Philosophy is, in itself, an act of interpretation and justification, something that we fans do all the time with any and all Zelda games. If the potential of the franchise to teach and guide was not there, none of us would have such passionate beliefs regarding the characters, circumstances and worlds within the games. Though these aspects are more apparent in modern titles, like Ocarina of Time, it’s understandable that a good story took a backseat to mechanics in early game formats.

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n0KW2m4Ocarina of Time is one of the most well known titles in the series. Ports of the game have been made available for several different Nintendo platforms, including an official remake for the Nintendo 3DS. In the past, modders have created a countless number of texture packs, made the single player game multiplayer, has been recreated in Minecraft by our good friends at GenGAME, and an attempt was made to recreate the entire game in a 2D A Link to the Past style game.

Now a small group of modders on the Maco64 forum are attempting to recreate the Nintendo 64 classic with a brand new engine.Go ahead and make the jump inside for some pictures, a video, and how you can help.

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Taylor Davis Covers Bolero of Fire on Violin

Colonel-MajoraMay 15th, 2014 by Colonel-Majora

1Popular YouTuber and violinist Taylor Davis has covered Ocarina of Time‘s Bolero of Fire. Of course, the Bolero itself is rather short, so Taylor took the liberty of adding her own spin on it, and added some epic backing music.

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UntitledMichael Eurek, an avid animator at Vimeo, has recreated the Temple of Time from Ocarina of Time, using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. It is always great to see old games we love recreated in modern quality, but videos like this also give fans an idea of what we might be able to expect for future games.

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Ocarina of Time Hack Makes Link a Violent Assaulter

Colonel-MajoraApril 28th, 2014 by Colonel-Majora

Navi___Hey_Listen_by_GENZOMANA YouTuber named Hextator has created some interesting Ocarina of Time hacks, and among them is a code that lets you run straight up to NPCs and strike them down. Whether that is cruel or fun is really up to the player. Hextator has made some videos demonstrating the results, so that you can decide for yourself whether it is a hack worth making.

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1 Archaois of Zelda Informer is currently making his way through Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask over at his Twitch page, but rather than play them both seperately, he has decided to player them at the same time with only one controller He is making great headway, considering the clearly difficult control scheme.

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It’s no secret that the Zelda universe is filled with many different races, some humanoid, like the Gerudo and the Kokiri, and some with traits from other creatures, like the Zoras and the Mogmas. And while none of the races have any extensive backstory behind their presence in the land of Hyrule, it seems that there could be one for the the Sheikah, also known as the Messengers of the Goddess. Through many subtle clues and much research, one can see the shadow of a story behind the Sheikah race, and it is, unfortunately, not a happy one.

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Master Sword Replicas

DevonApril 21st, 2014 by Devon

Master_Sword_in_the_Lost_WoodsWe all have our way of showing our love for the Zelda series. Some show it by cosplay, others do it with tattoos, and then you have some make real life replicas of the Master Sword. Yes, life sized replicas of the sword that repels all evil and helps Link save the princess and free the land of Hyrule game after game. Over the course of two years, hard work, and trial and error, creator kevlargorilla has step by step created amazing Master Swords. The swords that he has chosen for his art are the ones from Ocarina Of Time and Skyward Sword.

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Super-Smash-Bros-Final-DestinationMasahiro Sakurai has revealed a new feature of the Gerudo Valley stage in the 3DS version of the upcoming Super Smash Bros. As was revealed in the recent Nintendo Direct, almost every stage will have its own Final Destination mode, leaving a blank, unobstructed platform to fight on, and Gerudo Valley is one of those special stages.

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1000px-Kokiri_ForestFew Zelda games, or games in general, have made as big of an impact on the world of gaming as Ocarina of Time. While all of the areas in this game are memorable, intriguing and challenging, none are more important than Kokiri Forest. This wooded village might seem like a wonderful place in which to live, especially since the game sets it up to be nothing short of an in-game utopia. However, the personal fairies and the lack of any real responsibilities cannot change the fact that Kokiri Forest would be a horrible place in which to live, especially for the Kokiri. Hit the jump to find out why!

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UntitledA group of musicians on YouTube by the name of moonbowmusicmovie has done a great cover of the Hyrule Field theme from Ocarina of Time. The cover is a collaboration with an ocarina player named Milt Ocarina, and the entire composition works very well.

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UntitledPopular Zelda speedrunner Cosmo Wright has recently beaten the world record time for completing Ocarina of Time. The previous “any%” world record holder, skater82297, had beaten the game in a solid 19 minutes, but Cosmo managed to sneak past that time by a mere four seconds, landing a record of 18 minutes and 56 seconds.

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Milk Bar logoWelcome back to another issue of Milk Bar Mornings. Today we will be continuing in the mini-series, where we look at various songs from the Zelda Series for Guitar sheet music book, filled with songs from nearly every Zelda game out when the book was released. This time, we will be looking at songs from Ocarina of Time, that have been included in the collection. The book features six different Ocarina of Time songs, but like usual, we will be looking at three specially chosen songs, for both story and technicalities. Of course, since the songs have been adapted for guitar, numerous things have been changed, and from that the story has also been changed With that in mind, hit the jump below to see what we have in store!

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Fan Makes 14 Karat Gold Zora Sapphire Ring

Colonel-MajoraMarch 11th, 2014 by Colonel-Majora

Zora's_SapphireA talented jewelry maker named mooredesign13 on deviantART has made a very impressive ring based on Ocarina of Time‘s Zora Sapphire. It is a solid 14 karat gold ring with inlaid sapphire and is accented with real pearls and a diamond at the center. It may have already been claimed, but it hard not to simply view the piece and appreciate the work put into it.

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