1.1 Boy Without a Fairy

As soon as you start the game, you’ll witness a short scene in which the Great Deku Tree talks briefly about the forest children, known as the Kokiri, and explains his role in things. He then mentions the lone boy in the village who does not have a fairy, then we witness his nightmare…

Our hero, Link, is standing next to a drawbridge that is lowered. A white horse gallops out with a woman in a cowl and a little girl atop it. She looks so sad… =( Link then realizes an evil looking man is there on a black stallion. The man raises and hand towards Link and-GASP! That’s the end… What could it mean?

After witnessing the rather confusing nightmare (for now) you’ll then see the Deku Tree summoning one of the many fairies of the forest to go find a particular boy who will change the destiny of Hyrule forever – why, of course…

For a moment, we see through her eyes: a quick fly over the village shows you all the sights before Navi finally figures out where our hero resides. Inside, she yells at him very annoyingly (oh, don’t worry, it only gets worse) until he wakes up.

1.2 Kokiri Forest

After the long movie and introduction of your obnoxious companion, we finally gain control of our hero. Move around using the Analog Stick (obviously) and make your way for the door on the other side of the pixilated room. Outside, you will see your childhood friend, Saria, who runs up and calls to you.

Climb down and talk to her if you wish. She simply expresses her excitement over your new fairy and urges you to continue on to see the Great Deku Tree.

A quick glance at your map reveals where you need to go. Heading to the opposite side of the village and jumping across the water reveals a slight problem. A particular Kokiri by the name of Mido is blocking the path. He considers himself a rival for Saria’s affection and is particularly put out that you’ve suddenly become favorites of the Deku Tree as well. He makes an excuse by saying he won’t let you past until you get a Sword and Shield.

Before we can continue with the game, we have to get both those items, which forces you to learn some of the basic controls of the game (good thing I suppose). We need a total of 40 Rupees (the currency in this game) in order to purchase the shield from the shop, so I suggest getting the sword first because it will make the gathering process.

~ Getting The Kokiri Sword ~

The sword is a little tricky to find. There’s a small fenced in area called the Forest Training Center, which is in the southwestern area of the village (bottom left on your map). Head up there and you’ll find a small hole in the wall next to a sign. Step up to the hole and press A to crawl in, then just hold forward until you pop out on the other side.

In this area, round the corner and gather the Blue Rupee (5), then turn around and wait for the giant boulder to pass. Quickly follow it and take the first right to find another Blue Rupee (5). Wait for the boulder again if you like or continue on if you’re quick enough. The next alcove holds a giant chest with the Kokiri Sword inside.

To equip it, press Start and use Z and R (or left and right a bunch) until you get to the Equipment Screen, then select the sword and press A. Ahh, so much better. Work your way back to the hole and crawl back through.

Back outside in the Forest Training Center, you can check out the signs and talk to the dude with the ninja moves to learn how to use the sword. Z target a rock and try it out if you like.

Z-Target Sword Training:

~ Getting The Deku Shield ~

In order to get the shield, we’ll need 40 Rupees. It’s very easy to accumulate that much, this village is full of little secret spots, and a lot of them can be gotten repeatedly by simply entering a building and coming back out again…

9 Easy Ways To Make Money:

First of all, I suggest getting the Blue Rupee behind Mido’s House (5), then go inside and open all the chests (12), back outside, jump along the square platforms leading to the shop (5), then along the islands to the right, without falling in the water (5), enter the house here and throw the pots (6). That gives you at least 33 Rupees, getting the rest should be a piece of cake.

Head over to the Shop (northeast building). Upon approaching, a girl sitting above the doorway tells you to Z target her and talk to her with A. Nice to know you can do that. Enter the building.

Inside, talk to the shopkeeper and ignore all the other items, since we can’t use most of them and the others are free (you’ll see in a bit). Buy the Deku Shield for 40 Rupees. Equip it just like you did the Sword.

~ Seeing The Tree ~

Once you get both of the required items, make sure you have them both equipped before speaking with Mido. After downright insulting you, he lets you pass reluctantly.

Head on through. Near the end of the path, three enemies known as Whithered Deku Baba pop up, the first you’ll meet in the game. These things are pathetic, they don’t even move or attack. Simply slash them to bits and collect the Deku Sticks they drop.

At long last, head forward and talk to the Great Deku Tree. He explains that the nightmares you’ve experienced are because of the evil descending upon Hyrule. He goes on to say that he’s been cursed and that you can break this curse if you’re willing. When he’s done talking, say yes and and enter his mouth.

1.3 Inside the Deku Tree

~ Getting The Fairy Slingshot ~

Main Room As soon as you enter, you’ll immediately encounter another new enemy: the regular version of the Deku Baba. These things can be pretty nasty. It’s a good opportunity for you to test out your Z targeting + shield techniques. You’ll probably get a few Deku Nuts in the process. Open your Start Screen and put Deku Sticks and Deku Nuts on two of your C buttons. And if you got hurt at all by the Babas, you can slash the nearby weeds (they grow back) cause they have a chance to drop Recovery Hearts.

Make note of the web on the floor, which we can’t do anything with yet. Now it’s time to ascend the wooden tower: you can start by either climbing the ladder or heading over to the vines, which will cause Navi to rant and rave about their climbable nature. Once you get up there, work your way clockwise around the area. You’ll come to some more vines with spiders on them. Ignore them and open the large chest to find the Dungeon Map. There’s one of these in each dungeon, showing you what all of the rooms look like (Nice thing to have really).

Continue right, jumping across to the last platform and approach the door. After Navi’s done explaining, press A to go through.

First Deku Scrub Room You’ll meet another new enemy here: a Deku Scrub. You’ll have to stay back to keep it from burrowing. Simply Z target it and use your shield to reflect its shot back at it. Quickly hunt it down before it can get back in its nest-thing. Go smack it with your- hey! It gives you a clue instead. When you fall really far, hold the analog stick in the direction you’re facing to roll. Nice. It’ll leave behind some Recovery Hearts and the next door will open.

Slingshot Room Here, jump on the platform (which begins to crumble) and to the next platform (or climb up the vines if you fell). Open the large chest to find the dungeon’s treasure: the Fairy Slingshot. Are you ready to fling some fairies? In any case, this puppy uses Deku Seeds for ammo, which you will now find when you slash bushes, etc.

If you need some hearts, climb up the nearby vines to a hidden alcove where a small chest contains a Recovery Heart. When you’re ready to go, look back at the entry door. The platform we used to get here broke, so we’ll have to improvise. There’s a suspicious looking ladder directly above the door that you can Z target. (Do so and) shoot it with your new Slingshot, causing the ladder to fall down (fits like a glove). Head back to the main room.

~ Getting The Compass ~

Main Room Go back right (to where you got the Dungeon Map) and shoot the Skullwalltulas. If you don’t get them, they will attack you when you climb the vines and potentially knock you off. Climb the vines and get to the very top, then go either left or right. Once you’ve gone a pretty good distance, press A to drop down onto the platform. This is the highest level of the room.

Follow the obvious path (but watch out for the shadows!). Another new enemy will appear: a Big Skulltula. These nasty things are a little frustrating in that you can only attack their backside. They only attack you if you get close though, so you can get close enough to make them come down, then simply wait for them to show their vulnerable side (why would they do that anyway?!). Go through the door up here.

Platform/Compass Room Step on the switch in this room to make the three platforms in the floor rise temporarily. Jump along them to the opposite side of the room and open the large chest to find the Compass. There’s one of these in each dungeon as well – they show where you are on the map, which door you came from, where the chests and elevators are as well as the boss of the dungeon.

Jump down and kill the Big Skulltula on the right, then the Deku Baba in front of the vines. Once they’re both dead, climb back up the vines, then step on the switch again and use the platforms to get to the left alcove this time. The small chest contains a Recovery Heart, but of more interest, there’s a Gold Skulltula directly behind it. Kill it and touch the token to collect it. There are 100 of these spiders throughout the world of Hyrule, and by collecting all of the tokens, you can get prizes in one of the villages.

Jump down and climb back up the vines. The door we originally came from has bars in front of it… In order to make them go away, we have to solve the puzzle. There are two torches here, one of which is unlit. Whip out a Deku Stick with a C button and go walk by the torch so that your end gets lit. It’ll only last for a bit, so run over to the other torch and walk next to it so the end lights it. After the door opens, slash your sword to conserve your stick (otherwise it’ll burn up).

~ Breaking The Web ~

Main Room Go back out to that upper area with all the Big Skulltulas and kill one of them. After it’s gone, if you look over the edge, you’ll see the web is directly in the middle. The game isn’t very clear at this point, but you’re supposed to jump for the center of that web. If you are a little on the edge, it’ll just bounce up and down like a trampoline, cushioning your fall (climb back up if you do miss). Once you manage it, you’ll fall down into a cavern partially filled with water.

~ A Few More Tricks ~

Main Room (Low) There are two Gold Skulltulas in this room. The first is on the vines leading back up to the previous room. Simply shoot it with your Slingshot and climb up to get the token. The second is on the grating near the switch. Shoot this one too, (it’s hard to Jump Attack it without getting hurt) and jump from the nearby platform to get the token.

Climb up on the nearby platform and step on the switch. This lights a nearby torch that burns the cobwebs that were covering it (HINT HINT). Light a Deku Stick and jump into the highest part of the water, then run to the opposite platform. If you’re fast enough, you can make it to the door that’s covered in the cobwebs and burn them up. Nice.

Second Deku Scrub Room Use your shield to reflect its attack, just like the last one. Chase it down and it’ll give you another hint. Once he runs off, slash the nearby bushes for Deku Seeds if you were low. Now, to open the next door, we have to shoot the silver eye switch above it with the Slingshot. Go on through.

Spiked Log & Water Room As soon as you enter, Navi will exclaim that you can dive in the water with A. Jump in the water and swim to the left side of the room where you’ll find an underwater switch. Get above it, hold down A and use the Analog Stick to maneuver towards it. This will cause the water to lower temporarily. Quickly swim back to the first platform and climb up the ramp. Wait for the little platform in the water to come to this side, jump on, and easily ride under the log of death.

Jump up on the other side once you get there, then go kill the Big Skulltula (this one should be easy). After he’s gone, get on either the left or right side the stone block. Navi will excited tell you about pushing and pulling blocks. Great. Once positioned, hold down A and push/pull it until it’s under the doorway. Get on the middle side, walk into it and press A to climb up. Get up and enter the door.

Torch Room In this room, kill the Deku Baba and Withered Deku Baba and collect the goodies they drop. There are two unlit torches and one lit one; I think you know what to do. Once they’re both lit, go through the open door.

Larva Room As soon as you enter, hang back and Z target the Big Skulltula straight ahead. From this far back, he doesn’t come down and his back is to you! Shoot him with your Slingshot twice to kill him before you even enter the room >=D.

Go on forward and watch out for the three shadows that are in the center. Stepping near them causes the eggs to fall from the ceiling, which immediately hatch into a new enemy: Gohma Larva. These things are only a pain in groups, simply Z target one, get close and slash away.

There are two cobwebs in this room, but we can only go through the far one for now. Whip out a Deku Stick and light it on the nearby torch, then run it all the way to the farthest cobweb. After it burns up, slash your sword to conserve the stick and crawl through the hole.

~ Getting To The Boss Room ~

Main Room (Low) Back in the lowest part of the main room, we’re now on the upper level of it. Kill the Deku Babas if you like, then push the nearby stone block off the edge so we have a major shortcut! Nice. This last cobweb in the floor we can’t just jump through like we did the last one, so we’ll have to burn it. The two torches up here are too high up for us (jerks) but the one we used earlier when we burned our very first cobweb is low enough…

Jump down near your new stone shortcut and light a Deku Stick. Quickly jump back up and get to the cobweb. At this point, you can either roll with A or swipe with it by pressing the C button again. Either way, the cobweb will burn, revealing the deepest part of the dungeon.

In this final area of the dungeon, we can dive for Recovery Hearts if necessary. Get up on land and reflect the Deku Nuts back at the Deku Scrubs. Each one you hit will get trapped in some kind of blue webbing, but if you stun them in the wrong order, then you’ll have to start all over again…

If you remember from earlier, one of the Deku Scrubs we tackled gave you a clue for this exact puzzle. 2, 3, 1. Get the middle one first, then the right, and finally the left.

Go snag him before he leaves, this one gives you another clue, this time about the boss in the next room. Snag some hearts if you need them, then enter the boss door.

Parasitic Armored Arachnid, Queen Gohma

At the start of the battle, use either C-up or your Slingshot to look up at the queen on the ceiling, which will begin the battle. Although she looks pretty intimidating, she’s a piece of cake.

Her main attack is to wobble towards you and then try to basically fall on top of you, which can be easily defended against using your shield or simply moving out of the way. Her other form of offense is to climb onto the ceiling and make three eggs, which will fall to the ground and hatch to become Gohma Larva after a short bit.

The Larva are easily defeated with two sword swipes or a Jump Attack, but they can be killed quickly by simply slashing each egg before they hatch.

3 Ways To Stun Her

To harm Gohma, you have to use either Deku Nuts or your Slingshot when her eye is red (right before or after either of her “attacks”). This will cause her to fall down and be vulnerable to your sword. The Slingshot is by far the most effective. Regardless which way you do it, once she’s stunned, smack the heck out of her for as long as you can.

The easiest way to defeat her is to simply wait for her to climb on the ceiling and stun her then (this stun is far longer). If you do it right, you can finish this boss off in less than a minute.

After the cool scene of her disintegrating, snag the Heart Container left in her remains, then step into the shiny light to teleport out of the dungeon. Congratulations!

  • David Santiago

    just tried to play this for the first time in more than a decade… how did we just accept these camera and movement controls. I find it infuriating now. Almost threw the controller across the room when she beat me. :-(( I got stuck behind a column and her eggs had hatched, pressed the wrong button and lost camera control completely due to inverted controls to boot! Bad start to my memories of youth… (ROUND 2!)

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  • Preston Miller

    Even after nearly 2 decades this game still gets it right. I didn’t know if replaying it would destroy a childhood memory but it still gives the same sense of wonder, and a deep sense of nostalgia. But seriously damn those camera controls.

  • Lmao, I feel your pain, bro.

  • Emms


  • Steven Mosley Jr.

    Gohma is a dirty ass skank who has bullet proof protection over that infected eye, but that bitch better watch out, because I’m coming back with a vengeance, and I’m going to have an army of fairies with me, you best believe that shit.

  • Preston Miller

    In the “Larva Room” you can use your slingshot to destroy the larva before they fall and hatch.

  • Emms

    Its so easy. How did this happen. I defeated Queen Gohma on the 3ds within a couple of minutes.

  • Emms

    I know!!

  • Ganondorf Dragmire

    The 3DS version is greatly improved. People will probably lynch me for this but I personally think the original OoT looked like shit.
    The polygonal models had their charm, but the textures were so blurry and generic.
    I liked the look of the ‘shiny’ stuff in there, like the gold on the golden skulltulas.. Looked neat.

  • Ganondorf Dragmire

    Ghoma has big show for something about as strong as an Armos.

  • David Santiago

    I am buying a 3ds just for the revamped Zelda… I cant wait to see and play through the improved versions… I think about it, do I need another copy? well I have twilight princess on my game cube, twilight princess on Wii, and now ill get twilight princess on WiiU. I can’t help it… I’m an addict :-((

  • Ganondorf Dragmire

    I have every Zelda game to date, except for Twilight Princess HD and the Japan exclusives.
    That doesn’t mean I PLAY all of my Zelda games, though. Zelda II can go fuck itself.

  • gor

    u just sayin that cus ur a fuckin pile of shit

  • acme01

    Yeah, suck a dick Zelda II

  • Harry Potter

    Killed her in less than 30 seconds. Get rekt!

  • pancakebunnz

    Just because I bought the 3DS version, it’s on sale on the 3Shop for 19.99 plus tax if anyone was looking. Thought it was a pretty sweet deal

  • Darkwolf

    I have all Loz games including loz II

  • Darkwolf

    so am I

  • cardinal

    You completely forgot to mention the 4th gold skulltula in the Deku tree! I got all the way through the Spirit temple and had only 99 tokens! In the northwest corner of the larva room, there’s a door you have to blow up with a bomb, but you can’t do it until you finish Dodongo’s cavern. By then I thought I had nothing to go back for. Thanks for nothing!

  • Josh

    Hi Cardinal,

    That Gold Skulltula is actually mentioned in chapter 6.2, where he collects that and many other extraneous Gold Skulltulas.

    I know that there is an issue with counting in this walkthrough that I’m working to correct, but it appears at this point to simply be a bad counting issue as opposed to one actually being skipped. I know for sure this one wasn’t.

  • cardinal

    Oops! Sorry! I actually started using this walkthrough when I was having a hard time with Phantom Ganondorf in the forest temple. I originally played this game on the N64 when it first came out. Now I’m playing it on the 3DS and found that the controls are a little different.

  • there’s also a chest with a recovery heart in the deku tree, in the room where you get the compass there’s a vine that you can climb one story up on the left hand side of the compass platform.

  • AuntySocial

    Once you kill one of the big skulltulas on the top level, you don’t have to go around to kill the others. Simply stand at the edge and use the slingshot. You don’t have to wait for them to turn around, their backsides are already facing you When you shoot one, it will spin for a few seconds, then present its backside to be shot again. They are not hard shots to make. I do it every time.

  • Chikis

    Are the 3DS and 64 version the same in everything or do they change in some things?

  • http://www.ign.com/wikis/the-legend-of-zelda-ocarina-of-time-3d/3DS_Version_Differences Basically some small changes were made, but it is essentially the same game. If you are looking for a fresh experience, I recommend playing the Master Quest version of the game (getting a cartridge might be hard if you don’t own one, but there are wonderful emulation options out there).

  • KyeTheGamer – Overwatch and Mo

    It’s because he tells you to do so after chapter 6.2

  • defunk

    If you get the 3DS version you unlock Master Quest after you finish the game the first time 🙂

  • Thicc Bastion

    of course Harry is better than Ron

  • Ashley

    What if I don’t have an extra stick to light it down the web?

  • Josh

    There are plenty of deku babas all throughout the dungeon that will give you one when killed.

  • Outset Island Booger Kid

    It doesn’t matter how recently I last played it through, I’ll still always sigh, recline, and crack a wide, reminiscent grin every time I hear Navi’s flying theme song begin. How old were you when you first played? My older sister preordered it (still has the original 1st edition gold cartridge with red blood coming from Ganon, Islamic chanting in the Fire Temple music, Islamic crescent symbol on the mirror shield, and the glitch where you can use the sword while on Epona). So, for me, it was the day after my seventh birthday. I remember having to make my sister beat the Bottom of the Well and Shadow Temple for me because they were too scary. :]

  • Outset Island Booger Kid

    Come to think of it, I also seem to recall her letting me find out the hard way that you fight Dead Hand TWICE. “He’s gone now, it’s safe to come back in!” …And she just watched while it happened to me…

  • Behemoth !

    Thx! It was a long time that I played, now I’m playing again and getting lost too much hauhaua

  • Kainevil Rc

    You’ll probably feel like you’ve been raped if you ever get to play Dark Souls.

  • Alice

    I’m on the 3DS and everytime I go into the first Deku Scrub room it kills me! I’m using my shield trying to reflect its shot but nothing is working… any ideas why this might be happening?! I’ve always played Zelda games on my Nintendo 64 or the Wii, this is the first time I’ve played the 3DS so wondering if there’s something I don’t know that may help me!

  • CatMan505

    GUUHH! I can’t beat the boss! It keeps hurting me and I keep on dying! Any suggestions?

  • Denise Hilberink

    You can beat the boss by shooting on his eye and then when you hit him in the eye you can hit him with your sword try this a few times an it should work i beat him in two times with this method

  • David Carter

    Target first with the left triger. Let go of the targeting button and hold the shield button. Should send it back at him.

  • Daniel Gonzales

    use z to lock onto your target….. @denisehilberink:disqus you are sooooo awesome.