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.
After you beat that nasty Gohma, you'll trigger a cutscene where more of your destiny is revealed. From this point, the Deku Tree has told you it is time to venture out into the world beyond. The first place you see outside Kokiri Forest is Hyrule Field. As you're leaving, your friend Saria will give you an Ocarina to remember her by. As you might imagine, this Ocarina will be crucial to your adventure. As words are exchanged, Saria will watch as you leave behind the only village you've ever known. Saria is a good friend and will help you throughout the game.
Hyrule Field acts as a conduit to all the other areas in the land of Zelda. Anywhere you must go, you'll usually cross Hyrule Field to get there. Unlike the towns and villages, when you're in Hyrule Field, time passes quickly. You can literally watch the sun or moon travel through the sky. Should you find yourself travelling through the field as the sun sets, get ready to meet up with some creatures of the night, mainly Skeletons who have nothing but malicious intent in their hollow minds. They're easy to crack though, and a few shots later, you'll be home free.
Anyway, your next objective is to get to the Market. You must enter through the drawbridge, but if you're travelling at night, you must wait until the sun rises. The locals pull up the drawbridge at night for security reasons.
As you enter the Market area, you'll first pass a building you can enter through the available door. Inside is a guard and a room full of vases. Surprisingly enough, the guard is bored to death and actually encourages you to vandalize the joint. Pick up the vases and chuck them against any wall to collect the gems found inside. Hey, it's free money! Yeah! Get as much as you want, and if that isn't enough, leave the building and then go back in again. Any vases you destroyed will be replaced and you can start all over again. Generous!
Upon your arrival in the market, you should look for a girl named Malon. She'll have a little favor to ask of you, and in return, she'll give you an egg. It's nice of her to give you your compensation before you've done a thing, huh? Regardless, you must find her father and get his sleepy butt home before Malon freaks out.
Before you head over to the castle to find Malon's dad, there will be a number of places you might want to check out like the Bazaar, the Potion Shop, the Happy Mask Shop, the Treasure Box Shop, Bombchu Bowling, the Shooting Gallery, and the Bombchu Shop. Check 'em all out and talk to the various store owners. They all have neat things to buy and do. If you have enough Rupees, you might want to pick up a Hylian Shield at the Bazaar.
Your next move will be to head up to Hyrule Castle. It's easy to find. All you must do is run around the Market area until you see the Castle in the background. Then, just run up the path to the Castle.
Once you approach the Castle, you'll realize that the way in is heavily guarded. It's really not that difficult to sneak past the guards though - just stay out of their line of sight. A little trial and error, and you'll get past the first wave in no time. The hardest part is getting past the guards near the flight of stairs. Instead of trying to sneak past them, look for the wall beyond the farthest guard, and you'll notice that there's a patch of vines and stuff you can climb. Shimmy up this part of the wall and jump into the water. Go to the opposite end of the water and climb out the other end where the hill slopes down. You're in the clear! Keep travelling in that direction, and you'll come across Malon's father, snoozing away. Conventional methods of waking someone up don't seem to work on this lazy-bones, so cut to the quick and unleash the chicken, who by now should have hatched. Cock-a-doodle-dooo indeed!
Now that this fat, Mario-looking guy is out of the way, you can move those big crates around so you can jump across to the entrance in the wall. After you've crawled through the hole (assuming it's daytime), you must cross a series of obstacle courses, namely guards who are on patrol. You simply must study their patterns, and you'll get by these guards with no problem. Even so, should you get caught, you'll just start at the point where you left Malon's father, so don't give up! Try and try again!
Once you've gotten past the last guard, you'll meet up with Princess Zelda herself. Right on, brother! She's a cutie! After some revealing conversation you'll meet Impa, Zelda's Sheikah guardian. After another short chat with the lady-warrior, you'll once again leave the kingdom, this time for Lon Lon Ranch.
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.