The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
System Nintendo 64
Developer Nintendo
Genre Action / Adventure
Series The Legend of Zelda Series

A Kokiri boy named Link is awoken from a nightmare by the fairy Navi. Summoned to the guardian spirit of the forest, the Great Deku Tree, Link learns that an evil man named Ganondorf has set his sights on domination of all of Hyrule.

Link set out to collect three spiritual stones so he can pull the Master Sword and become the Hero of Time, but he is deemed too young and sealed away for seven years, emerging as an adult.

Link's must help the people of Hyrule, collect items to become stronger and defeat terrible beasts in the dungeons if he is to stand a chance against the king of evil in Link's first 3D adventure.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan ゼルダの伝説 時のオカリナ Zelda no Densetsu: Toki no Ocarina 21 Nov 1998
US The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 23 Nov 1998
Europe The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 11 Dec 1998


System Japan U.S. Europe
Wii Virtual Console 27 Feb 2007 26 Feb 2007 23 Feb 2007
Wii U Virtual Console 22 Dec 2015 02 Jul 2015 02 Jul 2015

Ports & Remakes

GameCube The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time + Master Quest
Nintendo 3DS The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

Available to play in:

GameCube The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition


Lon Lon Ranch

Lon Lon Ranch

The workers on Lon Lon Ranch, Talon and Ingo, are based on Mario and Luigi, heroes of the Mario series. The colours of Ingo's overalls seem to be based on Luigi's overalls from Super Mario Bros. Talon's daughter, Malon, also seems to resemble Princess Peach in some ways, such as her hairstyle.

If you look closely at Malon and Talon, you can see that they are wearing brooches featuring the face of Bowser, the villain from the Mario series.

Submitted by Fryguy64, TV Eye

Mario Pictures

Mario Pictures

When you enter Hyrule Castle's garden, look through the windows on the right-hand side and you can see pictures of characters from the Mario series: Mario, Yoshi, Peach and Bowser.

Submitted by Fryguy64

Keaton Mask

Keaton Mask

The first mask you receive in young Link's trading line is the Keaton Mask. This yellow mask with pointed ears is said to be popular with children in Hyrule. The Keaton Mask appears to be a reference to Pikachu in the Pokémon series.

When you finally meet Keaton in Majora's Mask, it appears as a ghost fox (kitsune), which was the inspiration for the Pokémon Vulpix and Ninetales.

Submitted by Fryguy64

Eternal Star Sign from Super Mario 64

Eternal Star Sign from Super Mario 64

In Dodongo's Cavern, climb up to the second floor and look out over the main entrance. There is a sign here written on a stone tablet rather than a wooden signpost.

This tablet was first seen under the star-shaped fountain in Peach's garden in Super Mario 64, reading "Eternal Star". However, due to the low quality of textures on the Nintendo 64, the sign became the subject of rumours that it actually read "L is Real Star 2041" and was part of a method to unlock Luigi.

Submitted by Fryguy64

Stone of Agony

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The Stone of Agony is shaped like the Nintendo 64 Rumble Pak. Once you have it, you can detect nearby secret holes in the ground if you have a Rumble Pak connected.

Submitted by Da Robot

Beta Arwing From Star Fox

Beta Arwing from Star Fox

While not available through normal gameplay, one of the enemies that was programmed into the game is an Arwing, one of the fighter planes from the Star Fox series. It has so far only been unlocked using a Game Shark code.

The Arwing flies around shooting lasers at Link. If hit with a weapon, it spins around and crashes into the ground, causing a damaging explosion.

Submitted by mopinks, Boo Destroyer

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