Game of the Month – August 2019 – The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time

Ocarina of Time is widely regarded as one of, if not THE greatest game of all time. It’s definitely my all-time favorite. I first played this when I was 8 years old, after receiving an N64 and this game for Christmas. Instantly fell in love. The opening cinematics, music, and amazing 3D world were unlike anything I’d ever experienced before in video games. Exploring the mysterious land of Hyrule was always exciting, and often rewarding, with treasure usually waiting off the beaten path. The game’s Z-Targeting mechanic was essential in maintaining situational awareness during combat, and is often credited for pioneering lock-on mechanics in 3rd-person action games. Due to a slight fear of spiders as a child, it took me many years to actually finish this game (The first dungeon, really…), but now I play through at least once every year.

If you’ve never played this game before, you’re in for one of the most charming, rewarding, and enjoyable games ever created. It’s aged extremely well, and can easily be enjoyed today. If you’re a veteran of this game, I highly suggest trying out the Ocarina of Time Randomizer. The Randomizer is capable of completely randomizing ALL item locations, or of you’re really insane, even dungeon keys, exit door locations, and even more. You can find out more about the Randomizer by viewing this video.

Challenge

So then, I issue a challenge to all who are worthy. All you have to do is beat the game. Simple. You can play any version of the game you’d like, on any platform. Original, Master Quest, Randomizer, whatever. Post a screenshot of your “The End” screen, and you’ll gain the Hero of Time Discord Role. :tri4s: First post will also have their choice of either a $20 Nintendo eshop credit, or 3 months of Switch online. Second post will win the other.

Links

Download N64 ROM: HERE

Download Master Quest N64 ROM: HERE

Download Randomizer ROM: HERE (This is the version I’ll be using for my playthrough. Uses “Beginner’s Mode” preset.)

Generate your own Randomizer: HERE (Use this link to generate a Randomized game, based on you own settings and options.)

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