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Zelda : The Ocarina Of Time (N64)

by Nintendo
Nintendo 64
 Ages 3 and Over
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

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  • 256 MB of intensive action-adventure gaming.
  • Increadible visuals and a powerful orchestral soundtrack.
  • Game progress is saved on the cartridge.
  • Rumble Pak compatibility helps you seek out treasures.

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo 64
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

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  • ASIN: B00000DMB3
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 10.2 x 25.4 cm ; 141 g
  • Release Date: 23 Nov 1998
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,625 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time may be the greatest single-player video game ever created in any genre--it's that good. Those new to Nintendo's enormously popular Zelda series will be glad to know this game stands completely on its own. Our hero, Link, starts the game as a young boy living in a magical forest village populated by elf-like children. But there is evil lurking in the world. Strange monsters are appearing, and the land is changing. It's up to Link to discover why, defeat the monsters, and stop the evil at its source.

The game world's ever-changing environment looks like a fairy tale come to life. Majestic waterfalls, towering castles and magical forests are a feast for the eyes and ears. Rivers flow, rain falls, the sun and moon rise and set. There's even an erupting volcano. Exploring this world is half the fun of the game. Along the way, you learn musical tunes that you can play on the flute-like Ocarina, a magical device that helps you teleport, alter the weather, even control time itself.

Character interaction is important to gather clues. The fairy princesses, singing frogs and dragons you'll meet can be cute, humorous, or somewhat terrifying. Sprinkled liberally throughout the game are hundreds of secret treasures and enjoyable mini games (one of which, the fishing game, would almost be worth buying by itself). Game controls are easy to learn and there's even an elaborate fight training course built into the game. Controlling the hero quickly becomes instinctive, and you can concentrate on saving the world. To win the game, you'll have to use not only Link's sword, but your mind as well. This game's challenging and inventive puzzles really make you think. In fact, to keep from getting stuck, it's worth spending a few pounds on an official player's guide. With The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Nintendo has come up with an all-consuming adventure title that will provide days of engrossing gameplay. --Eric Fredrickson

    Pros:
  • Best single-player video game
  • Freedom to explore a rich, complex world
  • Helpful fairy guide gives hints
  • Charming, humorous and light-hearted, yet challenging
    Cons:
  • Some puzzles can be frustrating
  • Only one saved game per player--don't save when you're stuck!
  • Much more fun with Rumble Pack

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
So, how did I wind up buying a Nintendo 64? I went to a mate's house for a dinner party. We fired up the N64 and then started playing a game called Zelda, which at the time I thought was a pretty naff name. It took one of us to actually play the game and one of us reading a book on how to work our way through it to really get into the game - but we didn't stop playing until 4 in the morning. A few months later, my wife was giving me a Nintendo and a copy of Zelda for my birthday.
Bonkers? Yes, but that's how deeply this game can affect you. And it's all in a good way. This is a beautiful game, that punches all the right squares, be they visual, emotional or adventurous. This a truly complete game as well in that, as the reviewer points out above, it spans time. Days become nights. Youth grows old and matures. In the end nearly every boy winds up wanting to be Link, the boy who grows up as he winds his way through a magical kingdom to keep the forces of evil from taking over and who gets the girl in the end.
There's never been a game, for a single player, before or since that has come close. Oh yeah, and do do yourself a favour and get that Official Guide mentioned in the above review. Otherwise you may get frustrated, especially if you are a novice player.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best N64 Games ever 23 Feb 2001
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Format:Video Game
I don't think this is the best game ever. However, I don't think such a game exists. It would rate among one of the best.
This game took years to create, and it shows. The creators seem to have eliminated the little niggles that occur in other games. The control system is very well crafted, with a button that does a number of things, such as open doors, read notices, etc, which takes the hassle out of control. Also the Z targetting is good, as it centres the view on your enemy, which is very good in swordfights, that seem realistic.
The learning curve is very well thought out, and the puzzles are just hard enough to challenge, but youeventually solve them. Also if you get stuck on the main quest, you can try one of the subquests, or just go exploring.
The graphics are very good, and all the cut-scenes flow perfectly into the action, so there are no gaps.
The plot is very effective, and gripping.
This game makes use of 3D very well, and this game breaks new ground for games on the N64, or did when it was released, and probably will stand out for a while.
All in all a polished game, with hardly any faults, and a lot of things to like. The only problem I can thing of is that it follows the same basic formula as the other Zelda games, e.g. a series of dungeons, each with map, compass and treaure, but this is really superficial, but that is not a major problem. The game takes the good parts of Zelda, and adds loads more.
The plot is a lot more developed than Zelda 3(on Snes), or 4(on Gameboy), and is a great story. If you want a better plot, try Final Fantasy 7, which has a deeper plot, but for sheer brilliance and polish, buy Zelda.
This game will probably be held up as an example of how to create brilliant games, and shows that Nintendo have got a great future If they keep producing games of this standard.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the best game i have ever played 17 Oct 2003
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I brought Ocarina of time when it first came out, and i am still playing it now several years later. This is just one game you don't get tired of, i have completed it about 20 times now, one with absolutley everything possible.
This game, while very chalenging in places (especially the water temple)is just one of the few truley classic games out there. It will keep you busy for months trying to find every heart piece, all 100 skulltullas and completing it's 9 main dungeons.
with an intuitive and simple control system you guide Link through the land of Hyrule killing enemy's in a bid to stop Gannondorf from obtaining the Triforce.
There are just so many memorable moments like when you first see Adult Link, going through Hyrule field on Epona and when you first defeat the final Boss with a huge grin on your face. if you ever brought a game on someone else's review, it should be this one, you won't regret it.
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52 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best game I've ever played 9 Mar 2006
By P. R. Hughes VINE VOICE
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First things first: I'm not a Nintendo groupie. I have a GameCube but gave up on Windwaker about two thirds of the way through because I found the sailing grid system tedious and formulaic. I find a lot of Nintendo stuff too cutesie (beautiful game as it is, I gave up on Mario 64 because I can't abide the Mario universe).
Like many people who have been keen gamesplayers for years I have gradually accumulated consoles and so I have an N64, PS1, Dreamcast, GameCube, XBox, PC, GB Advance and a PSP, and solid collections for all of these machines. I'm not biased.
So. In my opinion Ocarina is the best game I've ever played by a massive margin - better than HalfLife 1/2, any of the Dooms, Halo 1/2, Phantasy Star Online or any of the hundreds of other great games that I've had the pleasure of playing.
Ocarina is utterly, absolutely perfect. I played it over the course of a series of weekends where I would continually find myself, come the evening, sitting on the lounge carpet and realising that I'd forgotten to eat anything since breakfast. It became a standing joke.
Others have talked about the graphics, controls and the perfect pitching of the puzzles (although I should mention the constant pleasure of the solid physics engine - so far ahead of its time - that means that in addition to the puzzles that require wonderfully imaginative use of the ocarina in all its time travelling glory, the remaining puzzles are satisfyingly physical and based on skill rather than luck).
What Ocarina did which no other game I've ever played also did (HalfLife came close until it disengaged me with the irritating jumping sections) was captivate me emotionally so that I had a genuine sense of being the fulcrum of an important story.
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