Posts in category: Ocarina of Time

Why Link Cannot Draw His Sword From His Back: An Illustrated Guide

Sword on Back OpeningFor anyone who has played a 3D Zelda game it is a familiar sight: as you watch Link run around you see his shield on his back, and his sword hilt sticking out on one side. If you have to haul a sword around on long trips it is a good way to carry one, but is it the best way to use it on the battlefield? A number of inventive people have managed to rip the models from various Zelda games and put them into Garry’s Mod, a physics sandbox that runs on Valve’s Source Engine. By messing with the models I have managed to make a demonstration just how difficult drawing a sword from his back would be for Link. Watch my findings after the break!
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1980’s Synthesizer Style Remix of “Gerudo Valley”

gvWe’ve all got our list of favourite tracks from the Zelda series and with how good the soundtracks are, it’s not surprising the songs regularly get remixed by fans. I mentioned a rather long time ago that I tend to avoid remixes because they rarely turn out as good as the original track. Of course there are a few that take a great tune and manage to make it even better. Such is the case with YouTuber MajorLeagueWobs/Holder’s 1980’s techno remix of “Gerudo Valley” from Ocarina of Time. Hear the remix after the jump!

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Oath To Order Remix By dj-Jo Is Spectacular

maxresdefault (1)There are many remixes of various Zelda songs on the internet, ranging from good, and bad; each one made with lots of hard work and dedication. And Music Creator dj-Jo sets the record for some of the coolest remixes out there. This isn’t what you’d typically find on Zelda Dungeon, but this YouTuber definitely deserves attention for his astonishing remixes. Hit the jump to listen for yourself!

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Navi Featured in Comical “Rehabbing with the Stars” Video

image Even though Navi is a faithful companion to the Hero of Time, she is considered by most to be an unhelpful nag. But we shouldn’t pick on Navi too much, she was just trying her best to be a useful guide; it’s tough to memorize the battle tactics of every enemy and keep an unruly kid from straying from his task to go fishing. Well, IntelliResponse Systems Inc. released a comical “Rehabbing with the Stars” video featuring Navi and some of the least helpful virtual response icons from the 20th century, so we could finally hear their side of the story.

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How to Make Your Own Wooden Master Sword

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YouTuber and craftsman HappyAtom is at it again with another Legend of Zelda tutorial. Previously on his channel he has made wood craft tutorials for other Legend of Zelda items such as Link’s Bombs (Ocarina of Time model), a Wooden Shield (inspired by the Hylian Shield), and Link’s Wooden Sword along with a scabbard (inspired by The Wind Waker). This time around, HappyAtom has made a very detailed video for how to recreate the Master Sword. Take a look at the video after the jump! Read more…

AGDQ: Ocarina of Time – All Child Dungeons Blindfolded Speedrun

Screen_Shot_2014-06-21_at_4.31.22_PM.0The annual Awesome Games Done Quick charity marathon just finished off with two speedruns of Ocarina of Time, one of which being a masterful sight to see. If you think you are a pro at the N64 classic, you must see this clip of Runnerguy2489 not only using impressive speedrunning tactics to get through all the child dungeons, but doing it all blindfolded.

Check out the video after the jump!

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Game Trailers Pop Facts: Secrets of the Wind Waker

wind-waker-HD1It’s no secret that Zelda games frequently reference their predecessors, and finding these easter eggs is just one aspect that makes adventuring in a Zelda game so rewarding. The latest episode of Pop Fiction, a weekly show about game facts, takes to the Wind Waker to find some hidden references you might not know existed. Take a look at the video after the jump.

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Piece of Heart: Acts of Vampires

FotoFlexer_Photoh Welcome to the third installment of Piece of Heart, where we look at The Legend of Zelda series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how its literary elements enhance the gaming experience. This weeks lesson is titled “Nice to Eat You: Acts of Vampires”, and believe it or not many of the enemies in Zelda are actually life-sucking creatures of the night.

Though they may not show up in mirrors, literary vampires are very easy monsters to spot– you won’t even need to Z-target!

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Gossip Stone: Would You Like To See A Majora’s Mask 3D Master Quest?

CTR_JOKER_TS_UKV_v01.inddAs many know already, November’s Nintendo Direct held the unforeseen announcement of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D at the beginning of the Direct. Now, being two months since then, we’re only left to speculate what kinds of additions and changes were made to the remake. Addition-wise, there’s a lot they can do with the game, ranging from new quests, to new items, or just nifty little features. But do you think they’ll take the same route that Ocarina of Time 3D took, and make a Majora’s Mask 3D Master Quest? If so, would you be satisfied with it?  Check out more after the jump!

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Gossip Stone: Are Cuccos Interesting, or Pointless Additions to the Series?

157nb7a “Don’t be such a Cucco!” You’d probably be offended to be accused of acting like a Cucco, wouldn’t you? But perhaps you shouldn’t be. Cucco are incredibly strong creatures that are loyal and protect their own from harm; these are endearing qualities, so why the negative connotation on the name? Well, aside from the Cucco being the Zelda form of a chicken, and the phrase “Don’t be such a chicken!” being an insult in reality, Cucco can be seen as unimportant to the series. What should be thought of these small creatures?

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New Ocarina of Time Speedrun Record

Oot-art4 hours ago Twitch user Jodenstone took to Ocarina of Time in an attempt to beat the current world record for any % completion. The previous record was of 18:10 and the title was held by CosmoSpeedruns. After several hours and around 2500 attempts, he finally made his goal with a new record time of 18:07! You can watch this awesome run after the jump.

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Really Freakin’ Clever: Ocarina of Time and Why It Works

Link VS GanondorfTelling fans of The Legend of Zelda that Ocarina of Time is a great game is like walking into a Doctor Who convention and telling the people there that the Daleks say “Exterminate!” Well, you don’t say! Some people have gone a bit beyond this and tried to figure out just how and why it is good. Some have tried to criticize the parts that they liked less, only to have the fans call for their public execution. The channel Really Freakin’ Clever, known for its series 64 Things Wrong With Ocarina of Time, a tongue-in-cheek look at the game, takes a serious look at the game and tries to figure out just why it works: the adventure you go on, Link’s growth both physical and in what he learns over the course of the game and finally his struggle with Ganondorf. Watch the video after the break!

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Piece of Heart: Concerning Violence

art_windWaker-04 Welcome to the second installment of Piece of Heart, where we look at “The Legend of Zelda” series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how its literary elements enhance the gaming experience. This week’s lesson is titled “More than it’s Going to Hurt You: Concerning Violence” and in a game series where the main protagonist is a swordsman, you can bet there are plenty of violent instances available for analysis.

Ever been told to stop playing video games because they’re just filled with “mindless violence”? Well, these analyses will help you prove the naysayers wrong.

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BrentalFloss: Ocarina of Time WITH LYRICS Feat. Dave Bulmer

Zelda2BrentalFloss, the YouTuber popular for putting lyrics to classic game music, is back with Dave Bulmer to tackle the infamous debate of Ocarina of Time‘s fame. This song reminds us of etiquette when in arguments with Zelda fans on the web, and gives a good message of respecting other people’s opinions and favorites.

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How to Make a Plush Piece of Heart

20140927_205758 Need a pick me up after a fight with your boss? Looking for a heartfelt homemade gift to give for the Holidays? Or just need something to hold above your head while you shout “DA NA-NA NA!”? Well, blogger Geek Girl Fi has just the thing, a homemade plush Piece of Heart! Hit the jump to see how it’s made!

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