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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
97
4.1
Wii
90
3.4

Advertising Blurbs

Comic book ad:

    Potatoes of couch.
    Prepare ye for a mashing.

    The most anticipated game of all time cometh to Nintendo 64. Use thy wits in 360 degrees. Or be torn to bits in 360 degrees

    Zelda. Have ye what it takes?

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (43888) on Aug 28, 2012.

www.nintendo-europe.com – Nintendo 64 (UK):
    A dark time is approaching in Hyrule. The storm clouds of evil are gathering over the land, and malevolent forces are poised to strike at the most sacred and powerful artefact of all, the mysterious Triforce. The only thing standing between chaos and destruction are two youths, an elfin boy from the magical Kokiri Forest, and the young princess of legend, Zelda. Do you have what it takes to guide the intrepid hero, Link, from his secluded forest home to the final confrontation with the ultimate evil force?

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time reveals the genesis of the fantasy land of Hyrule, the origin of the Triforce, and tells the tale of the first exploits of the heroic adventurer Link and the Princess of legend, Zelda. Like the previous games in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has taken its place in the realm of video game legends, with immersive graphics, sweeping storyline, swashbuckling adventure, mind-bending puzzles, and just a dash of humour. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time transports you into the fantasy world of Hyrule with vibrant, eye-popping 3-D graphics.

    With full freedom of movement, your quest takes you through dense forests and across wind-whipped deserts. You swim raging rivers. Climb treacherous mountains. Dash on horseback across rolling hills. And when you reach your destination, you delve into dungeons full of creatures that fight to the finish to put an end to your adventures, and your life. As you venture through the many locales of Hyrule, an epic story unfolds. An evil being of immense power covets the sacred relic that will give him ultimate might, the Triforce. You must race against time to find the keys to the legendary Sacred Realm where the Triforce is kept. Fail, and the fair land of Hyrule and all its peoples will fall into a dark age of destruction. Your adventure spans even time itself as Link must venture back and forth between two ages to completely foil the evil plot that threatens his world.

    It is a quest so epic, it takes many, many hours of adventure to complete. But while there are legions of monsters to be slain, the forces of evil cannot be thwarted with force of arms alone. No, a true hero must possess wisdom in addition to courage. Within the depths of a dozen dungeons, puzzles as perplexing as they are deadly must be solved to win weapons and devices necessary to complete your quest.

    You will not be totally alone in your fight. Throughout your travels, you will encounter folk who thirst for justice and will offer you aid. Speak to everyone you meet for you never can tell who might possess a pearl of wisdom that will be the key to unlocking some great mystery. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of Nintendo's most epic challenges. With 256 Megabits of action on one cartridge, this is one game that you won't finish overnight.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5067) on Mar 28, 2007.

www.nintendo.com - Wii:

    Waste no Time

    The Timeless N64 classic returns

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time reveals the genesis of the fantasy land of Hyrule, the origin of the Triforce, and the tale of the first exploits of Princess Zelda and the heroic adventurer Link. Vibrant, real-time 3-D graphics transport you into the fantasy world of Hyrule. Your quest takes you through dense forests and across wind-whipped deserts. Swim raging rivers, climb treacherous mountains, dash on horseback across rolling hills, and delve into dungeons full of creatures that fight to the finish to put an end to your adventures. With immersive graphics, a sweeping story line, swashbuckling adventure, mind-bending puzzles, and a touch of humor, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of Nintendo's most epic challenges ever.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (52133) on Mar 09, 2007.

www.zelda.com - Master Quest:

    An Epic Challenge Awaits!



    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest is special version of Ocarina of Time that was only made available to players who pre-ordered The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. The game features more challenging dungeons, tougher puzzles and the familiar Ocarina storyline.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 20, 2005.

www.zelda.com:

    Gather the Power of the Seven Sages and Seal Ganondorf in the Dark World Forever.



    As a young boy, Link is tricked by Ganondorf, the King of the Gerudo Thieves. The evil human uses Link to gain access to the Sacred Realm, where he places his tainted hands on Triforce and transforms the beautiful Hyrulean landscape into a barren wasteland. Link is determined to fix the problems he helped to create, so with the help of Rauru he travels through time gathering the powers of the Seven Sages.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 20, 2005.

www.nintendo.com - Nintendo 64:
    A dark time is approaching in Hyrule. The storm clouds of evil are gathering over the land, and malevolent forces are poised to strike at the most sacred and powerful artifact of all, the mysterious Triforce. The only thing standing between chaos and destruction are two youths, an elfin boy from the magical Kokiri Forest, and the young princess of legend, Zelda. Do you have what it takes to guide the intrepid hero, Link, from his secluded forest home to the final confrontation with the ultimate evil force?

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time reveals the genesis of the fantasy land of Hyrule, the origin of the Triforce, and tells the tale of the first exploits of the heroic adventurer Link and the Princess of legend, Zelda. Like the previous games in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has taken its place in the realm of video game legends, with immersive graphics, sweeping storyline, swashbuckling adventure, mind-bending puzzles, and just a dash of humor.

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time transports you into the fantasy world of Hyrule with vibrant, real-time 3-D graphics. With full freedom of movement, your quest takes you through dense forests and across wind-whipped deserts. You swim raging rivers. Climb treacherous mountains. Dash on horseback across rolling hills. And when you reach your destination, you delve into dungeons full of creatures that fight to the finish to put an end to your adventures, and your life.

    As you venture through the many locales of Hyrule, an epic story unfolds. An evil being of immense power covets the sacred relic that will give him ultimate might, the Triforce. You must race against time to find the keys to the legendary Sacred Realm where the Triforce is kept. Fail, and the fair land of Hyrule and all its peoples will fall into a dark age of destruction. Your adventure spans even time itself as Link must venture back and forth between two ages to completely foil the evil plot that threatens his world. It is a quest so epic, it takes many, many hours of adventure to complete.

    But while there are legions of monsters to be slain, the forces of evil cannot be thwarted with force of arms alone. No, a true hero must possess wisdom in addition to courage. Within the depths of a dozen dungeons, puzzles as perplexing as they are deadly must be solved to win weapons and devices necessary to complete your quest.

    You will not be totally alone in your fight. Throughout your travels, you will encounter folk who thirst for justice and will offer you aid. Speak to everyone you meet for you never can tell who might possess a pearl of wisdom that will be the key to unlocking some great mystery.

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of Nintendo's most epic challenges ever. With 256 Megabits of action, this is one game that you won't finish overnight.

    Originally released on the Nintendo 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was re-released for Nintendo GameCube as part of a special pre-sell offer for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. This special disk also contained the Master Quest version of the game with even more challenging dungeons.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (52133) on Apr 27, 2005.

Back of Box - N64 (US):
    Ganondorf, the evil King of Thieves, is on the move, threatening the peaceful land of Hyrule. He is determined to steal his way into the legendary Sacred Realm in hopes of harnessing the power of the mythical Triforce. As the young hero Link, it is your destiny to thwart Ganondorf’s evil schemes. Navi, your guardian fairy, will guide you as you venture through the many regions of Hyrule from the volcanic caves of Death Mountain to the treacherous waters of Zora’s Domain. Before you complete this epic quest, you’ll delve into deadly dungeons, collect weapons of great power and learn the spells you need to conquer the most irresistible force of all-time.

  • The immersive storyline and environments draw players into an amazing 3D world.

  • Time travel allows you to play as Link in different stages of his life.

  • New gameplay features include a unique targeting system and 1st and 3rd person perspectives.

  • Up to three games can be saved simultaneously to memory!

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5067) on Nov 09, 2004.

Press Release:
    THE LEGEND CONTINUES …ZELDA FOR NINTENDO 64

    Renowned Video Game Designer Unveils Most Anticipated Video Game In History

    ATLANTA, May 27, 1998 – Link. Zelda. Ganon. Hyrule. Triforce. Legendary names from video game lore will come alive for players worldwide as Nintendo of America Inc. releases the most anticipated video game ever – The Legend of Zelda®: The Ocarina of Time. The in-depth adventure game will be available November 23, 1998, exclusively for Nintendo 64.

    Created by the world-famous video game designer and the first inductee into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame, Shigeru Miyamoto, the new Zelda adventure will once again revolutionize game play by harnessing the cutting-edge features of Nintendo 64 – the world's most technologically advanced home video game system.

    "I've tried to develop a new Zelda adventure that is unlike any other game available," says Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo Company Ltd.'s General Manager of Entertainment Analysis and Development Department. "I hope this combination of a fantasy-adventure story, exciting action and magical environments will evoke new kinds of emotions in players."

    Using 256-megabits of memory, which will make it the largest Nintendo 64 game ever, The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time includes all the elements that have made the Zelda series beloved by players of all ages around the world: state-of-the-art graphics, immersive audio and sound effects, brilliant and imaginative game play, and the continuing saga of Link and Zelda in the world of Hyrule.

    "With the first reports of the Nintendo 64 development years ago, video game players around the world began demanding a new Zelda game," says Peter Main, Nintendo of America's executive vice president, sales and marketing. "We refused to release one until it could surpass their expectations. I believe this game clearly does that. From the cinema-quality opening sequences to the unique battle mechanics, The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time will take its place as the greatest adventure game of all time."

    The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time is a graphical showcase that must be seen to be believed. All of the meticulously detailed characters were designed from 3-D wire-frame models with dozens of animations each to create the most lifelike movement possible. For example, Link, the game's hero, has the ability to run, mount and ride a horse, backstep while battling, throw and catch a boomerang, wield his sword and perform his famous "spin attack."

    The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time has the widest variety of territories of any Zelda game. During the course of the adventure, Link will journey through gorgeous, highly detailed, intricately designed 3-D landscapes including dark forests, huge mountains, swamps, canyons, quaint towns and eerie dungeons.

    The game's standard-setting lighting effects span from the glow and sparkle of a guardian fairy, Link's helper and healer who follows him throughout the adventure, to each environment's atmospheric lighting that changes depending on weather conditions and time of day.

    One of the defining trademarks of Miyamoto's games is unique, engrossing game play. With The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time, Miyamoto, the master of the game, reaches a new peak of excellence. In addition to the 64-bit incarnations of classic Zelda game-play elements, The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time adds exciting activities and surprises. A crucial one is the guardian fairy, who will warn Link of impending danger, help defend Link and use healing powers to bring Link back to full strength. Another new element is time travel: Link moves back and forth in time at different stages of the game, alternating between Young Link and Adult Link.

    The game also features an automatic camera viewpoint to provide players with the best dramatic angles. The game is Rumble Pak compatible, allowing players to empathize with Link like never before.

    Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is the leader in the worldwide $15 billion retail video game industry. Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its best-selling home video game systems, including the hand-held Game Boy, the 16-bit Super Nintendo Entertainment System, and the 64-bit Nintendo 64, the fastest-selling video game system in history. As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere, where more than 40 percent of American households own a Nintendo game system.

    Contributed by skl (1147) on Feb 17, 2004.

www.gamestop.com:
    A dark time is approaching in Hyrule. The storm clouds of evil are gathering over the land, and malevolent forces are poised to strike at the most sacred and powerful artifact of all, the mysterious Triforce. The only standing between chaos and destruction and two youths, an elfin from the magical Kokiri Forest, and the princess of legend, Zelda. Do you have what it takes to guide the intrepid hero, Link, from his secluded forest home to the final confrontation with the ultimate evil force?

    Contributed by Exodia85 (2169) on Jul 12, 2003.