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.
Head back to where Hyrule Castle was, and you'll find that it is now Ganon's Castle (cheeky invader!). As you creep closer to the edge of the chasm between him and the castle (which is now a floating castle), Sauru appears to lend Link some words of wisdom. By creating a rainbow bridge, Link can cross the chasm and venture forth into the castle.
But before you go and do such a rash thing, take a moment to return to the Temple of Time, where you'll receive the Light Arrows. Head back to the castle and prepare for a series of challenges that will use just about every skill you've learned so far.
Kick the Wolfos' butt and use Din's Fire to light the four torches. A Fire Arrow will sort out the fifth torch.
It's time for the Hover Boots! Grab the Silver Rupees and bomb the Beamos. Press the switch and Longshot the column. Grab the rest of the Rupees. Obliterate the barrier with a Light Arrow.
Smash the ice stalactites out of the way with your sword and use some blue fire to melt the barrier.
Move the two blocks around until you can get yourself up to the ice barrier. Use the blue fire to melt it away.
This level is a series of platforms that must be triggered by Fire Arrows, which in turn, will cause small bridges to appear. Look out for the nasty blob sitting in the middle of the area and keep going until you get to the last platform. A chest will appear. Inside are the Golden Gauntlets that you can grab with the Longshot. Pull out the almighty Lens of Truth, which causes a hidden path to materialize. Hit the switch with the Megaton Hammer. Go back, look for the exit, and take the next hidden path out of here!
Note: After obtaining the Golden Gauntlets, save your game and go back outside the castle. When leaving the castle, make a left at the rainbow bridge and run down the path until you see another black obelisk. Pick that sucker up and heave it elsewhere. Inside the cave you'll find the Great Fairy of Courage, who'll raise your defensive might by 200%. Cool!
Equip the Hover Boots to safely cross this liquid magma-filled area. Have no fear, Hover Boots are here! Grab the Silver Rupees!
Look for the giant column and use the Golden Gauntlets to lift this giant chunk of obsidian out of the way.
Use the Lens of Truth to see what's really hidden in these treasure chests. Kill them all, and you'll get the real deal! Move into the next room and jam out on Zelda's Lullaby where you see the Tri-Force. Get the key, kid!
In the last room, get ready to smack a Wallmaster around. When you're done, use the Lens of Truth to find your way through to the next barrier.
By skillful rearrangement of the Armos statues, Link can avoid a pointy beating of the razor trap variety. As usual, grab the rupees and head to the next room.
Use a charged sword spin attack to activate one switch and a Bombchu to hit the other. Smart lad!
Clear the cobwebs with a Fire Arrow and reflect the resultant sunlight with your Mirror Shield to hit the switch next to the door.
After what seems like an eternity of stairs, all the while fighting Iron Knuckles and Stalfos, Link finally comes to a door where he uses his final key. Basically, it's time to beat the crap out of Ganondorf, and as we all know by now, you're good and ready to do that, aren't you?
When you enter the chamber, you'll see Zelda enclosed in a pink prison made of crystal. Ganondorf, in typical over-the-top Vincent Price fashion, is banging away on some hideous church organ. What a great time to flex his musical prowess! Get ready to enroll him in a major Spank-A-Thon.
In your first confrontation with this big jerk, use the same tactics you used when you fought Phantom Ganon. Basically, it'll be like John McEnroe and Jimmy Connors volleying back and forth. Swat, swat, swat! Smack his shots back at him and you'll eventually feed him a forehand that he won't be able to block. While he's suspended in the air, stunned, it's the perfect time to feed him a Light Arrow. Next, lock on to Ganondorf and snag him with your Longshot. When you pull him "Doublemint" close, give him a taste of your Master Sword. Bad dog! Hack away as much as you can until the red-head starts to get up. Repeat until cooked.
You'll know when you've whipped his butt good, because the game will switch to a different perspective and you'll get to watch Ganondorf freak out! As he begins to revive himself, Longshot over to the stained glass or simply jump back across the gap. As the tower begins to rock 'n' roll, follow the newly liberated Zelda out of the castle. Look out for additional nasties, which are trying to get their last at-bats. You've got 3 minutes to get out of the castle and it may take a few tries to successfully do it.
Outside, you'll witness the transformation of Ganondorf into Ganon. At this point, prepare yourself for the loss of your Master Sword. Surrounded by a wall of fire, you must lock on to his tail and maneuver your way around to his backside. The easiest way to do this is to shoot him in the face with Light Arrows, which will blind him temporarily. Give his tail a whack with your Megaton Hammer. After a few hammer hits, the wall of fire will dissipate, giving you the perfect opportunity to go get your sword back. Look out for Ganon's wild lunges and whatnot as this wretched creature goes berserk trying to finish you off. He becomes much faster now, so you must put a Light Arrow in his head, stunning him, then give some chop-chop to his tail, and the big sissy will go down in no time.
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.