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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 (118 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.


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 (118 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,903 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

Exclusively for the Nintendo 64 video game system, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is an epic fantasy adventure that will provide even the most experienced video game explorer hours of gameplay and excitement. Players will follow the exploits of the young hero, Link, as he ventures through the most realistic and compelling video game world ever. Along the way, he will solve puzzles, interact with many strange and unusual characters and, if need be, use his sword to give battle to the forces of evil. Link's quest will take him from the depths of dark dungeons to the top of cloud-scraping volcanic peaks. He will have to swim, climb, jump and even ride a horse to save the world from the malevolent menace that threatens it.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time combines the most intricate graphic art and engrossing gameplay ever produced in an interactive entertainment title. In addition to its mesmerising visual effects and nearly an hour of gorgeous, real-time, 3-D animation scenes, the game gives players an unprecedented variety of gameplay activities. Besides enabling players to travel back and forth through time, the game includes elements of nearly every video game genre--puzzle, adventure, action, first-person shooter, role playing and even a hint of sports.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is for one player only. However, up to three games in progress can be saved on the pak. The optional Rumble Pak (not included) can be used with this game to provide tactile feedback and heighten the realism of your game-playing experience.

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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54 of 57 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
Format:Video Game
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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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best game ever made 3 Jan 2007
By Beechy
Format:Video Game
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I remember when I first stepped onto the plains of hyrule field, the glorious 3d grabbed my heart and stuck it inside a small cartridge. But I had to ignore it and stick to my job which was to find Zelda. Sword in hand I raced up to Hyrule castle as fast as Link's legs would carry him, fighting some enemies along the way.

Ocarina was the turning point in games. Nothing could be truly perfect unless it could beat this. This used the N64 to it's fullest and turned the n64 into the must have console over the Playstation. This was brilliant. Dungeons had clever puzzles and enemies galore. There was always something that hooked you. I loved it when I was younger and i still love it today. The gamers game.

11/10
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22 of 23 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What can I say!! 23 Dec 2003
Format:Video Game
My God, you absolutely must buy this game if you own an N64!!
I got it for my christmas the year it came out (like 5 years ago) and i still play it! Its just so god damn good! Every thing about it is just so god damn good: the story, the controls, the puzzles and the music plays a big part in it! I bought the soundtrack from ebay and its as good as the game!
I must have completed this game umpteen times but only once all the way through with absolutely everything and there is no way im deleting that save file. I can't pinpoint the exact reason why I keep coming back to it even when I have the next generation consoles and this is the only one of two games that does that, the other being Mario 64!
For all those that say it isnt a rpg and that final fantasy is better i have this: that is the nintendo difference, they didnt want another turn-based battle game with magic potions and the like, they broke the mould with this game (like they have done so many other times e.g. Mario 64). Nintendo are the undisputd masters of video game making and it's a crying shame that the sales dont show this!!
So buy this game and you will not be disappointed! Just to re-iterate what so many people have said before: this is the finest video game I have ever played! And when you play it, you will see why!!
5 stars does not fully justify this game!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Defining Game 23 Jan 2007
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First of all, this game is absoloutely brilliant. An instant classic. You really cannot call yourself a gamer unless you've played it.

I got this game when it came out on the N64, years ago. And I still remember every detail of it's vivid enviroment and story. Brilliant graphics for it's time and gameplay, in my opinion, that hasn't been matched since.

If you've got an N64, buy it, and if you've got a gamecube get the wind-waker special edition with it on. If you haven't got either, buy one. Its worth it just for this game.

Its a unique experience.
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