Ocarina of Time to blow on VC

Nintendo's Legend of Zelda masterpiece hits Virtual Console on February 26 for 1,000 Wii Points ($10).

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"...the result is a game that can't be called anything other than flawless."--GameSpot, 1998.

That was a summary in the review of Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, considered by many to be one of the best games ever made. More than eight years later, a new generation of gamers will soon get their chance to see if the classic has stood up to the test of time.

I know! Ten bucks!?!?

Nintendo today announced that The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be available for download on the Wii's Virtual Console on February 26 at 9 a.m. PT. Like other Nintendo 64 titles ported to the VC, the game will cost 1,000 Wii Points ($10).

Nintendo has not announced any other games set for release on the Virtual Console that day. For more information on the game, read GameSpot's review of the N64 version.

Discussion

776 comments
widdowson91
widdowson91

I own the game 3 times already, the N64 version, the Collector's Edition port and on the Ocarina Of Time bonus disc that you got with The Wind Waker. I might get it a fourth time though :P.

Gmaster01
Gmaster01

GOD bless the guy who made this game

Gmaster01
Gmaster01

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Zeus-Guy
Zeus-Guy

It's a great game, but I've already got it for the Game Cube on Legend of Zelda: Collector Edition.

grant4500neo
grant4500neo

i know, who would have thought that videogame technology 10 years later would be this advanced. remember when you thought those graphics where AWESOME, i played a 64 game the other day and realized the graphics really sucked.

xxgossipxxgrlxx
xxgossipxxgrlxx

"It also has never featured online modes" A)Yeah, 'cause everyone one knows that technology in the '98 was REALLY capable of that. >___> B)Would you want God-knows-how-many Links running "But I want deeper gameplay mechanicss that are more "revolutionary" than swinging a white plastic peripheral around, all the while pretending its a sword." Maybe someday, we'll be able to just press a button to swing a sword. Just like they used to. You laugh now...but just wait and see![/sarcasm]

eugkra
eugkra

"Ocarina of Time to blow on VC"??? they need to rename that title lol , sounds like they are saying it sucks. easily the best game ever made. From what i heard they where planning on spending 2 years making it but ended up working for 4. It was worth the extra time to perfect it.

Mike_Carrington
Mike_Carrington

fil is an idiot, the game is superb, regardless of who made it

allgdnamesrgone
allgdnamesrgone

Goodemon? There have been a few Zelda's that have multiple story endings...Try not dying?

liam7476
liam7476

You know goodemon you don't level up on gta, just saying.

Fil0403
Fil0403

I don't like Nintendo and its ignorant fanboys (yes I said that) but this is probably the best game ever made (even though the best game ever for me personally is Shenmue II). But one thing I know: if this would have been developed by Sony or Microsoft the reviews wouldn't have been so praising as they were, you can be sure about that. Nintendo is the Apple of videogames: whatever they create has to be considered a masterpiece by the media.

anarchy95
anarchy95

goodemon, have you never played videogames before? Ocarina of Time isn't just another game. it is a benchmark in the history of videogames that is rarely surpassed even by today's games. countless developers have tried to copy Oot's perfectness, and all of them have failed, even nintendo themselves.

PerpetualBliss
PerpetualBliss

I remember playing Ocarina of Time when I was younger. That game was awesome. I hate RPGs, but I loved that game.

her0carn
her0carn

MGS best RPG ever to counter Zelda but all n all im gonna get it.

Deathcythe09
Deathcythe09

A great addition to the gaming pantheon. Sadly, anyone who dislikes it, really has problems. This is easily one of the best games ever.

ckchinn
ckchinn

The title of the article made me chuckle...

Hsk_Dark_Link
Hsk_Dark_Link

Easily, one of the best games ever made. Thank you, Nintendo.

MSG-Deathscythe
MSG-Deathscythe

Goodemon You just proved with your post that not all people are born with intelligence and good taste. If Oot is not a great game for you and it is not comparable to (of all games) GTA, go and play your GTA and enjoy your "hot coffee" as you surely don't experience that in real life.

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

Ocarina of Time to blow on VC?.......you bet you whole Wii points that it will!

-Ronin-_basic
-Ronin-_basic

Goodemon "But I want deeper gameplay mechanicss that are more "revolutionary" than swinging a white plastic peripheral around, all the while pretending its a sword." ------------- You mean "deeper gameplay mechanics" like, say... pressing buttons? Because that's the alternative control scheme to "swinging a white plastic peripheral around". I could go through and deconstruct that mess of a post (and make fun of each segment to boot), but I'm sure enough folks will take care of that as it is. Not to mention you've pretty much satirized yourself already.

dell900
dell900

Sweet more vc games!

AzureWind213
AzureWind213

Goodemon- Im not going to say it was one of the best games of all time. I say this because Zelda is an action game, not an RPG Wow. That makes all kinds of sense. Congratulations for speaking without thinking. You obviously are a very biased player with preconvieved notions of what makes a game "good". By the way... how many RPG's have non-scripted events by which you advance the story? And in an ACTION-ADVENTURE game like Zelda, maybe one of the best things about it is that the story is so simple! What could possibly be more pure, for a game story, than "the world has fallen into darkness, save the world with your magic sword"??? The gameplay is always what it's been ALL about for the Zelda series. Ocarina took that immersive, intuitive gameplay and practically perfected the holy grail of adventure rpg's: the lock-on(in the form of Z-targeting). Think about how mnay games in the last 9 years had terrible cameras and flimsy lock-on commands and functions... and how many of those games leave more than a little something to be desired. If THAT wasn't a gameplay innovation deserving of Gamespot's coveted perfect 10, then I don't know what was. OOT was my first zelda, and I have enjoyably beat every one since and a lot of the older ones now, too. Quality games: here aren't enough of them anymore...

Ashkanhoss29
Ashkanhoss29

you know absolutely nothing about videogames or what makes them good do you, goodemon

Saphire_Kitsune
Saphire_Kitsune

I love, luv, L-O-V-E even wub OoT SOOOO much. A beautifully dark and immersive game with some of the greatest graphics and music at the time. The only game that beats it by just a little teeny tiny bit on my all time favorites list is the KH2. I so regret selling my N64 version of OoT even though I do have the GC version. I sure do hope MM's next for the VC...But, *cries* I can't afford a Wii system...*cries even more*

masterlink43
masterlink43

@goodemon A game doesn't have to be a RPG to be great. There are thousands of good games that are platformers or fpses. Also, LOZ OOT is considered one of the best games ever because the gameplay is awesome and the entire game withstands the test of time (not just the water temple).

gigabrowser12
gigabrowser12

Geez... some people didn't get this masterpice, THEY CAN PAY 10 DOLLARS IF THEY WANT!!! I would pay more than 60$ for this game, this game is great.. if you have somthing bad to say LEAVE IT!!

Vash67
Vash67

Considering both the LoZ: Ocarina/Master Quest and the LoZ Collection discs could be aquired for free when they were avaialble, those that didn't get them before are being ripped off.

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

That's cool, don't have a Wii though.

dougphisig
dougphisig

Well i would buy this except i already have it on gamecube on promo disc's so i can already play it on the wii :P.

kinzuagolfer
kinzuagolfer

At least its cheaper than getting the GC disk. Anyways I'm playing TP and am content with that. If I feel the need to play OOT then I'll spend all of five minutes to set up my 64. Oh... about time!

goodemon
goodemon

dude thats pretty awesome and all, but that game is so not relevant, except for the price. I mean why do people keep saying this is one of the best games ever? (the complexities of the water temple still stands up to the test of time, but not much else) And before you blast me for saying this, I liked this game, i was addicted to it for months after it came out back in the day. But Im not going to say it was one of the best games of all time. I say this because Zelda is an action game, not an RPG. I argue it isn't an RPG because Link never levels up through battling his enemies, he just finds items through scripted events, if theres one thing that has constanly bothered me all these years about Zelda, it is the brutally obvious lack of emergent gameplay dynamics (meaning that nothing random or unscripted ever happens in those games, the sense of immersion in a zelda game fails to capture my attention like Grand Theft Auto would, maybe that just because I like finding multiple paths and options more engaging than finding lost chickens to get bottles) It also has never featured online modes None of the Zelda games ever feature multiple endings. The only thing that is remotely revolutionary about a new zelda game is the artwork and overall graphical appearance face the facts kiddos, the zelda gameplay formula hasnt changed since the Ocarina of time. But I want deeper gameplay mechanicss that are more "revolutionary" than swinging a white plastic peripheral around, all the while pretending its a sword.

JTwarrior90
JTwarrior90

I've got the original n64 cart, the free disc with master quest that came with wind waker, and the zelda pomo disc version!! Great game but they'll still be re-releasing it 20 years from now. Btw Zelda OOT is my favourite game ever and if you havent played it its the best thing you'll play on wii- yes, better than twilight princess

Church069
Church069

Now I definitely need to get a Wii!

polsci1503
polsci1503

just another reason for me to pick up a Wii.

jwallace
jwallace

"Nintendo has not announced any other games set for release on the Virtual Console that day." And they don't need to. Playing OoT on the Wii will be drop-dead awesome for the many Nintendo loyalists who (im)patiently waited for good games to appear in the original N64 library. For any younger gamer whose PS-X was the FIRST console that you touched and who is now a rabid Sony fanboy (what old-timers like me would call a young punk kid), I ask that you research this game, buy any hardware necessary and PLAY it. This game was the first Nintendo developed title since Super Mario 64 that proved that their console could stand on it's own against Playstation. I was going to buy a Playstation 3 in three weeks. Now I get this. Nintendo to their fanbase: "Ask and ye shall receive".

FrankieLA
FrankieLA

Ocarina of Time to blow on VC? LOL

JFreezy02
JFreezy02

I can't believe most of you are crabbin' about the $10 price!! This is one of the best games ever made!! Just go ask you mommy's for the money like you usually do and quit whining!!

PIKA740
PIKA740

THIS for TEN BUCKs! no way

Mechakucha
Mechakucha

$5 for a 64 game MAYBE. But $10?! I'll pass ninity

Master__Shake
Master__Shake

wow...could there be a worst head line for this story? Lol...i know it has to do with the game but...it sounds more like that game is goign to be bad because of "blow"

RandyAU93
RandyAU93

I went through my stack of games and found at least three copies of LOT:OoT in various places. Two GameCube promo discs and the original N64 cart (gold limited edition, of course). So won't be getting this one, but not because it's a bad idea for the Big N to re-release it. Speaking of which, did anything else of interest hit today?

Generic_Dude
Generic_Dude

Chew Man Fu and Biohazard Battle are the other two releases today. And Final Fantasy VII, great as it was, is not the greatest video game of all time.

Phazevariance
Phazevariance

FFVII was bland. And even Zelda TP graphics look better now than FFVII which is all blocky and pixelated. I can go back to zelda and play it again but cant look at FFVII anymore since it is so bad looking.

P1zzaman
P1zzaman

Oh, it's gonna blow alright

telvisnostic
telvisnostic

Wow, i'm going to let my buddy know. He loves Zelda.