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Ocarina of Time Could Have Been Terrible!

Yesterday IGN posted about some of the bad ideas in the works during development of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Their post discusses how at one time the whole game would have taken place entirely in Ganon’s Castle. They point out how this would have been too similar to Mario 64. Hyrule field also might not have existed because the development team thought it would be too much for the N64 to handle. At one point, Navi was only going to be a triangle (which may not have been so bad). Ingo would have burned down LonLon Ranch, which I think may have been interesting. It seems that most of these ideas stemmed from a lack of understanding of what the N64 could really pull off. I’m glad that the development team grew from the original 3 members to the large staff it eventually had. See my thoughts on a couple of these “bad ideas” after the jump.

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Twilight Princess Walkthrough – Gerudo Desert

After a few months on the shelf, I finally got around to working on the Twilight Princess Walkthrough. Chapter 12 is now online and this portion takes Link through a few additional side quests. After opening up Malo Mart in Castle Town, Link journeys to the Gerudo Desert. This short chapter then concludes as Link enters Arbiter’s Grounds.

I’ve already begun work on the Chapter 13 and I surely hope it doesn’t take as long as Chapter 12 did. The corresponding video walkthrough for Twilight Princess is something that should also pop up sooner or later. Thanks for your patience.

~ Twilight Princess ~
Twilight Princess Walkthrough
Site Walkthrough, Chapter 12 – Gerudo Desert

Twilight Princess Walkthrough – The Master Sword

The next chapter of the Twilight Princess Walkthrough is now available. The chapters covers Link’s journey as he travels into the Sacred Grove and gets the Master Sword. Additionally, this chapter has a whole bunch of side quests in it where Link will collect numerous heart pieces and poe souls.

~ Twilight Princess ~
Site Walkthrough, Chapter 11 – The Master Sword

The video walkthrough for the corresponding chapter should be made available shortly as I’m just about finished uploading all the videos.

~ Mases

Twilight Princess Video Guide – Lakebed Temple

Chapter 10 of the Twilight Princess Video Walkthrough is now available. This chapters cover the Lakebed Temple of Twilight Princess where Link gains the Clawshot and then later battles the Twilit Aquatic: Morpheel.

~ Twilight Princess ~
Twilight Princess Video Walkthrough – Lakebed Temple

Chapter 11 of the site walkthrough is just about done and should be available in the next few days. The corresponding video for chapter 11 will then be up in a week or two after the site walkthrough.

Twilight Princess Walkthrough – Lakebed Temple

The next chapter of the Twilight Princess Walkthrough is now online. The guide covers Link’s journey through the Lakebed Temple as he collects the dungeon map, compass, big key, and the dungeon item, the clawshot. It also includes Link finding two heart pieces, as well as battling the mini-boss Deku Toad, and the dungeon boss Morpheel.

~ Twilight Princess ~
Site Walkthrough, Chapter 10 – Lakebed Temple

The video walkthrough for the corresponding chapter should be made available shortly. Sorry about the long delay in updates to the walkthrough. Rest assured the next site and video chapter will not take nearly as long to be released.

~ Mases

Twilight Princess Video Walkthrough Chapter 09

Chapter 9 of the Twilight Princess Video Walkthrough has been added and you can view it at the link below.

~ Twilight Princess ~
Video Walkthrough Chapter 09 – Lake Hylia: Sidequests

Chapter 9 runs just over 1 hour and 10 minutes in length. It includes a ton of side quests in which Link gathers several heart pieces, golden bugs, two more bomb bags, another bottle, the big wallet, water bombs, and the giant bomb bag. The chapter also includes Link’s second battle with King Bulblin, getting the Zora Armor, and entering into the Lakebed Temple.

I plan on starting to work on Chapter 10 of the site walkthrough this week, and I hope to have it online within the next two weeks.

~ Mases

Twilight Princess Walkthrough – Lake Hylia: Sidequests

The next chapter of the Twilight Princess site walkthrough is now online. This portion of the guide covers several side quests that Link can go through prior to entering into the Lakebed Temple.

~ Twilight Princess ~
Site Walkthrough, Chapter 09 – Lake Hylia: Sidequests

The video walkthrough for the corresponding chapter should be made available shortly. I’d like to apologize for the long delay that it has been between Chapter 8 and 9. With the recent influx of staff members at the website, as well as a few secret projects behind the scenes, my priorities have been away from the Twilight Princess Walkthrough. Nevertheless, I hope the next few chapters get completed sooner rather than later. Feel free to comment or report any errors that you find in the walkthrough.

~ Mases

Twilight Princess Video Walkthrough Chapter 08

Chapter 8 of the Twilight Princess Video Walkthrough has been added and you can view it at the link below.

~ Twilight Princess ~
Video Walkthrough Chapter 08 – Lanayru Province: Twilight

Chapter 8 runs at nearly 1 hour and 20 minutes in length, making it by far the longest of the chapters to date. It includes Link’s travel into the Lanayru Province where he goes on his long journey to restore the Vessel of Light and awaken the Spirit of Light, Lanayru.

I do once again apologize for the long time it took in getting this portion up. I’ve put Twilight Princess on a temporary hold as of late, as I’ve been working with some of the new staff on some of our new projects, some of which should start to become available over the next few weeks. I’m hoping to get the next chapter in the site walkthrough up within the next two weeks.

~ Mases

Twilight Princess Walkthrough – Lanayru Province: Twilight

The next chapter of the Twilight Princess site walkthrough is now online. This portion of the guide covers Link’s first journey into Lanayru Province, where it is covered in twilight.

~ Twilight Princess ~
Site Walkthrough, Chapter 08 – Lanayru Province: Twilight

The video walkthrough for the corresponding chapter is near complete and should be made available shortly. Also, I’ve begun working on Chapter 9, and there certainly won’t be as long of a wait between Chapter 8 and 9 as there was between 7 and 8. Sorry for the long delay. If you have any comments or suggestions about the progress of the walkthrough, feel free to post at the forums or send me an email or private message.

~ Mases

Twilight Princess Video Walkthrough – Goron Mines

Chapter 7 of the Twilight Princess Video Walkthrough has been added and you can view it at the link below.

~ Twilight Princess ~
Video Walkthrough Chapter 07 – Goron Mines

Chapter 7 runs just over 47 minutes and it takes Link through the Goron Mines. The walkthrough includes getting the Bow and Arrow, finding the dungeon map and compass, and assembling the boss key. The temple concludes when Link defeats Fyrus, the dungeon boss of the Goron Mines.

I do apologize for the long time it took in getting this portion up. We currently have a bunch of projects going on here at Zelda Dungeon and I’ve temporarily put the Twilight Princess Walkthrough on the back burner. I will be on vacation for Christmas break in the coming two weeks, but once I’m back, frequent updates concerning the Twilight Princess Walkthrough will resume.

~ Mases

Twilight Princess Video Guide – Death Mountain

Chapter 6 of the Twilight Princess Video Walkthrough has been added and you can view it at the link below.

~ Twilight Princess ~
Video Walkthrough Chapter 06 – Death Mountain

Chapter 6 runs just over 34 minutes and it takes Link up Death Mountain and concludes as Link enters into the Goron Mines. The walkthrough includes getting the Iron Boots, gathering some extra heart pieces, battling with King Bulblin, and everybody’s favorite reason for playing Zelda… Sumo Wrestling.

Expect more of the Twilight Princess Site and Video Walkthrough over the next few weeks.

~ Mases

Twilight Princess Walkthrough: The Goron Mines

The next chapter of the Twilight Princess site walkthrough is now online. This portion of the guide covers the second temple, the Goron Mines.

~ Twilight Princess ~
Site Walkthrough, Chapter 07 – Goron Mines

I am currently working on video walkthroughs for both Chapter 6 and Chapter 7 and both should be available in the coming weeks. We also have a few other content projects that are being worked on. Overall, we got a lot going on here at Zelda Dungeon and more goodies should be made available shortly.

Twilight Princess Walkthrough – Death Mountain

The next chapter of the Twilight Princess site walkthrough is now available. Chapter 6 has link acquiring the iron boots and will then do battle with King Bulblin for the first time. Link will then scale Death Mountain and the walkthrough concludes as Link enters into the Goron Mines.

~ Twilight Princess ~
Walkthrough Chapter 06 – Death Mountain

The corresponding video walkthrough as well as the site walkthrough for chapter 7 are my next two projects and those should both be uploaded within the next few weeks.

Twilight Princess Video Guide – Kakariko Village: Twilight

Chapter 5 of the Twilight Princess Video Walkthrough has been added and you can view it at the link below.

~ Twilight Princess ~
Video Walkthrough Chapter 05 – Kakariko Village: Twilight

Chapter 5 runs just over 50 minutes and it takes Link into Kakariko Village. It directly corresponds to the site walkthrough of chapter 5 that was just added a few days back. Link will gather the 16 tears of Light to restore light to the Eldin Province. The portion of the walkthrough also covers various heart pieces and golden bugs that are available.

I’m currently at work on Chapter 6 of the Twilight Princess Site Walkthrough and that hopefully will be available later this week.

Kakariko Village: Twilight

The newest addition to the Twilight Princess site walkthrough is now available. Chapter 5 takes Link into the Eldin Province for the first time. Wolf Link will collect 16 Tears of Light to restore Light to the province and reunite with the children of Ordon.

~ Twilight Princess ~
Walkthrough Chapter 05 – Kakariko Village: Twilight

I hope to have the next addition to the Twilight Princess section up by next Friday. I’m not sure if it will be of Chapter 06 or the corresponding video walkthrough for Chapter 05, but both pieces will be worked on over the next week. I should have a few site and community updates before then so be sure to check back.