Retro Gaming: Zelda and the Ocarina of Time

By. Daniel Heminger

The 3rd game on the list is Zelda and the Ocarina of Time. This game came out in November 21, 1998. It is the fifth game released by Nintendo and was the first Zelda released on Nintendo 64.  It is generally referred to as a classic scoring 40/40 in Famistu magazine. G4 has considered the game to be the #1 game of all time. During the time of its release it was one of the most advanced games of its time. It was one of the very first games to have a 3D game-play aspect when at that time most games were top and bottom view.

This is the front cover of Zelda and the Ocarina of Time.

The game-play of Ocarina of Time was revolutionary for its time. It has arguably made more of an impact on later games in the series than any of its predecessors, even though they had the same cores of exploration, dungeons, puzzles and item usage. The Z-targeting mechanic introduced by Ocarina of Time has retained its core values in later 3D console games, as well as having been introduced in other video game series. The game also introduced a time travel function. In the game the main character has to travel through time back and forth from childhood to adulthood to beat the main enemy Ganon. During the story you come across many side characters who help you get item to help you on your quest to defeat Ganon. Many characters want you to do things for them or help somebody else in return for a spacial item or song for your ocarina that will help you unlock secrets or just get better items for link. This game is the best free roam game that is out there. The game provides excellent game-play and music while playing. Many people love this game and have it in their collection to keep it there forever as one of the best adventure games ever made.