A massive update is going live today for Super Smash Bros. on the Wii U and 3DS. In this update a slew of new goodies will be made available, some paid and some unpaid. You can expect to see a new Tournament mode, ability to save and post replays to YouTube, and a ton of Mii Fighter costumes. But what we are most excited about is that the Hyrule Castle stage from the original Super Smash Bros. game, and the one based on the castle from Ocarina of Time on the N64 will be available too. The stage has a large main platform with three more platforms at about the midway point. The layout of the stage allows for some pretty spectacular moves and some might even say there are a few places that make it especially worthwhile to use some aerial assaults to knock your opponent off the walls or launch into a combo or KO move. However you choose to use this stage, I am super happy to see its return to Super Smash Bros.
Posts in category: Ocarina of Time
Throughout almost every Zelda game, Link has always had a companion that could take him from point A to point B. He could even just spin in circles, if he really wanted to- either way his companion acted as his way of transportation. And as we know, we’ve seen quite a few companions Link can use as transportation- so the question is, which do you prefer? Do you prefer galloping throughout Hyrule, or sailing above it? Perhaps even flying above the clouds? We’ll get more into that right after the jump!
Youtube user ClassicGameJunkie has released another video in his series entitled ‘How Did They Do That!?’, in which he tackles explaining the subject of Pre-Rendered backgrounds in video games. Ocarina of Time is a game prominently featured in this video, as it was a game that utilised the technique to great effect! Make the jump to check out the video!
As time has passed, we have shared many different covers with you, all inspired by the music from The Legend of Zelda. Some with very unique or different instruments than what was originally used, some were acoustic versions, and some had no instruments at all. Many of these covers showed off the amazing talent that each musician had, and a few left us wondering why… Many of you might even have a favorite that sticks out in your mind as the one that captured the essence of the music in the perfect way, or maybe it was your favorite because it gave the tune an entirely new and unexpected feel. Well, now we have a new cover for you to feast your ears on! The newly created YouTube channel focused on creating covers of video-game music with Mariachi, DaveYardShift has uploaded a cover of the theme from Gerudo Valley in Ocarina of Time.
Head past the break to see what you think.
In games like Ocarina of Time, designating a specific element to each dungeon made perfect sense because each corresponded to a Sage of said element. In many Zelda games a similar pattern is followed, either by having the player collect element specific items within the temples or placing them in provinces that bear the same elemental traits as the dungeon residing in it. This made receiving and using specific weapons in each temple viable, but with a new age of nonlinear open world Zelda games dawning, can and should this gimmick remain a staple of the series?
In Ocarina of Time, the main mechanic of the game was that it allowed you to go 7 years into the future and back, in order to become either a child or adult to solve specific puzzles throughout Hyrule. And in Majora’s Mask, you have a three-day timer over your heads the entire game. The choice is yours to go back to the first day, though it’s highly suggested (seeing as you won’t get very far without going back). Both of these games featured one similar mechanic; Time Travel. And that’s what this Gossip Stone is about. If you’d like to read further into it, don’t hesitate to hit the jump!
A modding team is busily working on a custom mod for Ocarina of Time, giving us, essentially, a whole new game. The project is called 3rd Quest, and is to have brand new locations, dungeons, puzzles, music and more, all running on Ocarina of Time‘s engine. This could turn out to be one very impressive mod, so make sure to check out their site for updates!
Hit the jump for the two trailers currently showing off the mod! Read more…
The YouTube channel, Escapist Plays has uploaded their latest episode of Cosplay Closet inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In this episode Chloe and Catherine show off one of their favorite characters from Ocarina of Time with the help of professional Cosplayer, Adella. The trio help you incorporate several elements from a cosplay inspired by Malon into your everyday wardrobe. For an extra treat, Chloe and Catherine even show you how to make your very own Lon Lon Milk coffee mug! Head past the break to tune in and see how you can bring cosplay into your everyday!
YouTuber Adam Scythe has made a recent time lapse of him painting an Ocarina of Time watercolor, featuring the Dark Link fight in the Water Temple. He did an awesome job, and it is not even close to his first Zelda painting, so he certainly has experience. His channel has a wide variety of art pieces, so make sure to check them out, too!
Hit the jump for the full time lapse video. Read more…
All well-learned Zelda fans know the story of Hyrule’s creation, and by extension, the Golden Goddesses that brought our beloved fantasy world to life thousands of years ago. Interestingly, the Goddesses typically go totally unseen, and almost totally unmentioned, in most of the series, despite their three sacred triangles being so prominent. They have, however been seen in human form a few times, possibly with direct connections to the original gods, but other than that, they remain a mystery. Perhaps we will see them again in a more significant role in the future. Until then, hit the jump to look back at their few appearances and actions, as well as what Din, Nayru and Farore may do in the future.
There are so many talented musicians creating their own covers of many songs from The Legend of Zelda series, and this duo is no exception. YouTube Channel, TeraCMusic has recently uploaded a beautiful medley of music from the Zelda series in collaboration with Michelle Heafy. The duo created a compilation of songs from Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, and A Link Between Worlds. The harmony of their voices in unison adds so much to the original medley and their transition in between the songs is pretty flawless!
Head on past the break to check them out!
Many Zelda fans across the world are desperately hoping for the release of Zelda U, as well as the promise of the beautifully open world that was shown to us in footage from the Game Awards Show last year. But since thus far more footage and information about the game has continued to elude us some are resorting to creating their own version of Hyrule. The YouTube channel GameChap has used a map in the PS4 game Far Cry 4 to recreate the world from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In this recreation you will see many familiar landmarks such as the mighty Deku Tree, Death Mountain, and much more.
Hit the jump to check it out for yourself and see what else you might find familiar!
Last week, Nintendo announced that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time would arrive on the European Wii U Virtual Console this week, and now fans in North America can enjoy the N64 classic as well. Starting tomorrow Ocarina of Time will be available for download in North America on the Wii U Virtual Console for $9.99.
“The Legend of Zelda™: Ocarina of Time™ – one of the most critically acclaimed games ever made –returns on the Nintendo eShop for Wii U™. Set off on a legendary journey to stop Ganondorf, who has plunged Hyrule into darkness. Travel through time as child and adult Link™ and experience Hyrule in peace and war to save the world and protect the Triforce.”
Are you feeling a little nostalgic for some Ocarina of Time since we shared with you that it’s heading to the European Wii U Virtual Console this week? Then head past the jump to check out the trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Wii U Virtual Console.
Nintendo of Europe announced earlier today via their Official Twitter account that the Wii U Virtual Console will be seeing a new addition from The Legend of Zelda franchise. Ocarina of Time will be heading to the Virtual Console for the Wii U next week. Starting on July 2nd Zelda fans across Europe will be able to enjoy the classic N64 title.