Category: Ocarina of Time

Ocarina of Time just celebrated its 20th birthday, and after over two decades, the game still maintains a hold on the imaginations of countless Zelda fans. From ambitious fan remakes to randomized speed runs, the OoT community is as active as ever, still finding new ways to enjoy the Nintendo 64 classic. Aiming to elevate the game beyond its single-player roots, a team of talented modders, for example, has been hard at work developing a multiplayer version of Ocarina of…

When it comes to dungeons, The Legend of Zelda loves its themes. The early, 3D entries, especially, doubled down on giving each temple a specific motif and sticking to it. Ocarina of Time’s Fire Temple, for instance, is a straight-up, no-nonsense, fire-themed level. The Wind Waker’s Forbidden Woods? That’s a forest dungeon if ever I’ve seen one. More recent titles have experimented with multiple ingredients, with Twilight Princess’ Arbiter’s Grounds feeling more like a blend of desert and shadow. Similarly, the Ancient Cistern…

Come join us for a live stream of Ocarina of Time 3D, taking place tomorrow, Saturday March 16th, at 4pm US Central Time. We will be streaming live on our Twitch Channel and the stream will run for several hours. Team member ‘Bomby’ will be streaming, trying to beat his personal best time. The target time for completion is 2-hours and 40-minutes. This will be a speed-run of the game under the category ‘MST’. In this category, the player is…

A calm rested over the city. Trumpets blew out the final notes of the Song of the Hero and every heart and mind in Castletown rested on the tale of the Hero of Legend. At dawn, the biggest celebration since the beginning of the era would begin. Banners, streamers, tents, and flags from every corner of Hyrule were already adorning the streets in honor of the 100th Swordsman Festival. Merchants from all over would sell their trinkets and goods, butchers…

The Triforce plays a huge part in The Legend of Zelda franchise and is usually at the heart of every storyline within the games. It is a sacred golden triangle which is made up of three smaller triangles, each representing Power, Wisdom and Courage. Also known as “The Ultimate Power”, the Triforce has the ability to grant the wish of those who obtain it, regardless of whether that person’s intentions are good or evil. Because the Triforce plays such a huge part…

Over the many years Zelda has been a franchise, the main hero himself has gone through almost as many changes! Though he’s always had generally the same discernible features, Link sometimes has wild variations in how he both appears and engages with the world around him. As a 2D sprite, he didn’t always have that much detail, but he was just as capable of defeating Ganon as the Hero of Twilight after him! Breath of the Wild not only gave us a…

“Laaaaaaaand!” The crew bustled about pulling up the sails, tying down portions of the ship, and readying the small row boats that they would use to pull ashore. There was a heavy splash as the anchor dropped and the ship gradually lurched to a stop. I emerged from my cabin and ascended the steps to the helm. I gazed out over the salty waters and cupped my hand over my eyes to see the small spec of earth piercing the…

It’s fair to say that Ganondorf has done well to play the part of the perfect villain in the Zelda series. He is dark and devious, a master strategist and hungry for power. All of these qualities and more are clearly portrayed in the build up to the final showdown with the Evil King in the various games in which he appears. But which final battle with Ganondorf was more difficult? While I am going to say the battle in…

With the recent announcement of the Link’s Awakening remake, some fans are jumping for joy at the thought of this Game Boy classic come to life on the Switch. However,  some are just thinking about what else Nintendo could be putting their energy towards. The explosion of remasters and remakes in the Zelda world have been quite frequent in the last few years, including updated versions of the two Nintendo 64 games, Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, and the GameCube games Twilight Princess and The Wind Waker. While…

Update: The Legend of Zelda Concert 2018 Original Soundtrack is now available with international shipping from Amazon Japan right here. The collection costs, before shipping,¥4,972 yen (approximately $44.50 USD), and the standalone CD costs, before shipping,¥3,240 yen (approximately $29 USD). Amazon US still has the collection available for pre-order for $65 USD right here, with a release date of March 15th. Original: Zelda music lovers, rejoice! In December 2018, Tokyo had their ears and imaginations graced by The Legend of Zelda Concert…