The Legend of Zelda Ocarina Of Time

[3DS. ] Review: An old Zelda game revamped for the 3DS.  How does it feel?
The Details
  • Title: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Web: Official Site
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Released: 17 June, 2011
  • Platforms: 3DS
  • Reviewed On: 3DS

I must admit that I had never played this game before until I bought its re-release on the 3DS.  I had heard that it could be argued to be the best Zelda game to date.  Personally, Link To The Past is my all time favourite Zelda game, and that opinion of mine still remains.  So I started the Ocarina Of Time with an open mind, not really knowing what to expect.

Personally, I have always preferred Zelda games done like sprites.  3D Zelda’s really do take some getting used to when you have never played them before.  This was my case.  But I hung in there, and I actually got gripped by the amazing storyline.  This is what kept me playing.  The game is hard, as it often leaves you wondering where on Earth you have to go to next.  I happen to have read the Zelda Ocarina Of Time Manga books (geek) so I was a little bit more aware on where to go due to the order of the adventure in that book!


The game has a few puzzles

Basically, Lord Ganondorf is trying to take over Hyrule, and it is Link’s job to prevent this from happening.  He meets many interesting people along the way, and the story does have a great twist to it.  You have to keep playing the game just to find out what is going to happen next.

There is lots of action and little bits of puzzle solving.  Everything is featured in this game.  You have your map and your inventory all located on the bottom screen, whilst the action takes place on the top.

The 3DS has imported motion sensor controls for weapons and with help in looking around the room.  This is fun, but all the same, if you don’t fancy flapping your arms about on the bus you can turn this feature off.

Graphically, the game has improved drastically in comparison to the N64 version.


The 3DS version is easier on the eye than that of the N64.

This is another Zelda game that doesn’t fail to amaze me.  One of the best in the series.  A must buy for any Zelda fan.


  • A classic game with better graphics and on the lovely 3DS.
  • Great story, even if you've played it before.
  • Some things have changed, it's hard to place at first, but you'll notice them if you played the original.
  • Erm... Well, it's a rerelease, I suppose a whole new game would have been better?
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