Steer through Link's exploits in Hyrule. Our The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D Walkthrough provides item locations, boss tips, and how to complete the adventure.
Back in Zora's Domain, run back up to where King Zora is perched. Pull out the bottle with the letter in it, and fish-head will snap out of his trance. After a brief conversation, King Zora will slide to the side and let you meet Lord Jabu-Jabu, the gigantic fish deity of the Zoras. Before you head out to meet the big fish, make sure you have a fish in one of your bottles. You can either buy one or, if you head back to the shallow water close to where you were diving for Rupees, use the bottle to scoop up a fish where you see small schools of fish swimming around.
Equipped, head outside to meet this Jabu-Jabu. When you get right in front of his snout, pull the fish out, and he'll open his gaping mouth. Once inside, you'll find that a closed membrane impedes your progress. Look at the ceiling, and you should find a dangling tonsil, which would make great target practice for Link and his Slingshot. Shoot that flapper and watch in amazement as the wall opens up.
You'll run into the Princess Ruto, who, after giving you much royal grief (Zelda was never like this!), will leave with you provided you carry her on your shoulders. While this may be a pain in the butt at times, there are other moments when it will prove useful. Unfortunately, with this royal pain on your back, you can't fight or swim. When you must do either of these things, you must put her down or throw her. Don't worry, she's tougher than she looks. If you should lose her or throw her somewhere you can't reach her, just go back to the room where you originally found her. She'll be waiting for you right there.
In this level you'll have four objectives: Find Princess Ruto, find the Boomerang, defeat Bigocto, and defeat Barinade. Through a series of well-thought-out puzzles, you must first find the Boomerang located straight through the room where you found Ruto. Then, go to the right. On the exact opposite side where you find the Boomerang is the Map. Down the hallway leading to the map is a branch to the room where you'll find the compass. Once you find the Boomerang, your life will become much easier. You'll never run out of ammo, and you can whack the nasties in Jabu-Jabu's belly from a distance.
After you've found the Boomerang, you can take care of the large Parasite Tentacles that hang from the ceilings around Jabu-Jabu's belly. Lock on to the nasty appendage and hurl the Boomerang. It will withdraw into the ceiling and stay there unless you lure it out by creeping closer to it. Move closer, and when it comes down, backflip out of the way and throw the Boomerang as it extends itself. After you've destroyed the green tentacle, jump into the hole it leaves, and Ruto will find Zora's Sapphire. Get ready for some eight-armed fun.
In the basement level of Jabu's gut you'll encounter the mini-boss Bigocto. The tactic here is to run along the inside of the circular path and catch up with Bigocto's backside. Lock-on to him and throw the Boomerang. While he's stunned, run up to him and hack him up with your sword.
After you beat Mr. Octopod, take the platform for a lift to the next room. Whack the swinging sponge with your Boomerang to chill it out and hop across to the room with the ledge. Head up and place a box/crate on the switch, which will open a door close by. You'll see another dangling tonsil hanging from behind an impenetrable web. Lock on to the dangling tonsil and angle yourself so your Boomerang curves around the side of the web. After you hit it, a door will open up to a room where Barinade awaits.
You'll need the Boomerang to tackle this gross collection of pulsating pods. Whack the core with your locked-on Boomerang, and when it starts sending out its feelers, slash away at these offending tentacles. Keep moving to dodge Barinade's electricity attacks. Once you've cut away at the tentacles, rush in to beat up on Bari's brain. Repeat until the migraine is too much for the monstrosity. You'll know you're done when it starts to explode.
After you beat this membranic monstrosity, you'll get a Heart Piece. Princess Ruto will also be there to simultaneously chastise you and give you Zora's Sapphire. Cheeky brat! While instinct (and Navi) encourage you to head straight for the castle, instead, buy as many Magic Beans as you can and plant them wherever you see a good spot. In a very short time, you'll be glad you did.
Why is it that I'm going through this game step by step, doing what you're telling me to, but you're still at a completely different part than I am. Where the hell am I?
One More tip, Use Nerus love spell only in the fight with Gannon, and you won't lose a lot of hearts, this can be done twice, and speaking of hearts, I have been able to obtain all but 3!
a little tip for first time players, when you reach Gannons castle, remove the spell on the Shadow sage first, but get the gold gauntlets before finishing that , and do all the others, saving the Fire stage for last!
"After finding all the keys and whatnot" is an incredible example of how you don't write a walkthrough. Usually, even a vague level of detail is required. Talk about half-assed, Gamespot.
I played this on my Nintendo 64. It's the first game I ever completed - 100% of everything. I haven't had access to my original game for several years, and I am surprised at how much I remembered! I finally got stumped when I tried to get to Zora Fountain, so looked for a walkthrough. This one is pretty good - points me in the right direction without a lot of detail. This lets me figure out the challenges for myself. For those of you needing more detailed help, I agree that GameFAQS is a good bet. It's no fun when you are stumped and frustrated, so go get help when you need it, and enjoy the game!
When I first played was on 3ds, and had a hard time defeating the anemone, then after I finally did it, The water temple was tricky, I did pretty good with some of the mini games, like gettng the large quiver of 40 arrows,, same for deku seeds, the large bomb bag, and 9 out of 10 Poes, I found almost all of the fairy fountains, but never could beat the grave keeper a second time to get the prize for that one!
The main problem I have with this game is knowing where to go next, so this walkthrough is totally ok with me :)
Kocelot, walkthroughs do sometimes give you those kind of pointers, but generally walkthroughs are designed for people (like me) who walk around aimlessly sometimes not realizing where to go, as maybe I wasn't paying attention or went back to the game after not playing for a while and forgetting where I was. I'd suggest looking at GameFAQS, as usually people will create a separate walkthrough that's just for boss battles, skulltula locations, etc. That's probably your best bet!
why is every1 saying this is a good walkthrough? its just telling you which direction to go. no tips! also, i need help on getting past the skull soldiers with the shields. ive tried 3 times back and forth. they do too much damage! ;-; i referred to this walkthrough, and nothing!
A really good walkthrough can be found on zeldadungeon.net. It includes every heart piece and gold skulltula location, plus so much more.
@almossbb Yeah, when you hear that particular squeaky sound you know they are nearby, but there's some that you don't hear the sound, these ones are the tricky ones to find, I remember the location of some but not all of them.
As a Oot veteran I remember most things from when i played the original, I just don`t remember where is all that damned golden skulltulas. XD
This is a good walkthrough, and actually my first time looking for a walkthrough for any game lol ? i usually finish the games on my own but in this game i got lost alot :P.
Version 1.0 (2.0?) of this Guide is here. This is a republication of our 1998 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Game Guide. Big thanks to the original author James Mielke of Q Entertainment.