THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: OCARINA OF TIME – THE GAME THAT WILL ALWAYS BE A CLASSIC

First released on the Nintendo64 back in 1998, this much loved game has been re-released on the Gamecube (2003), the Wii (2007), the 3DS (2011) and the WiiU (2015). Why? Because it’s so awesome!

If, like me, you love this game, then you’ve probably played it a number of times. When I was a kid, I borrowed OoT from the local video shop and instantly fell in love. Recently I have dusted off the 3DS and purchased the game to play again, and I’ve already found myself enjoying it as if I’ve never played it before.

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For me, that is the reason why it will always be a classic game. It doesn’t matter how many times you play it and or how many times you re-buy it on a different console, it’ll be one of the most playable games, ever. It also brings back so much nostalgia of playing games as a child, and the old gaming consoles they were played on (SNES anyone?).

One of the things that has always stood out is the music. The tunes are catchy, such as in Kakariko Village or the Lost Woods, to playing the ocarina. There is a sense of adventure as you head out onto Hyrule Field and the song plays out as you’re running along (earlier in the game as a kid), or galloping along on a horse. No doubt these songs will have you humming long after you’ve put the game down for the night, no matter how much you want to beat Ganondorf to the Triforce and stop him in his tracks.

No doubt these songs will have you humming long after you’ve put the game down for the night, no matter how much you want to beat Ganondorf to the Triforce and stop him in his tracks

As the Legend of Zelda games go, if you’re after playing the full set, then you’re going to want to know that it was first released back in 1986. Problem is, playing an earlier game may be deemed impossible due to what console it was playable on, so look for re-releases. Another great way to play an earlier game from the series is to get a Nintendo Online subscription and make use of the SNES bundle available.

Currently there is no news, just rumours, of a version for the Nintendo Switch. With Breath of the Wild as the award-winning Legend of Zelda game released at the launch of the Switch, and a plethora of other Zelda games also available on the console – oh and a re-release of Skyward Sword on the way this year too – there’s already plenty of Zelda content on the Switch. Will there be time for OOT? Here’s to hoping…

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