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Blind Gamer Beats Zelda: Ocarina of Time After Five Years

He tried for almost five years before finally completing the Nintendo 64 classic.

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A blind gamer has defeated evil and saved Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He explains how in the video below.

Almost five years after starting his adventure on May 8, 2011, Terry Garrett (who goes by MegaTgarrett on YouTube) recently closed the book on Ocarina of Time (via Eurogamer). Garrett has also shown that he's quite good at Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Bit.Trip Runner, and Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty in videos posted to his channel.

Since Garrett can't see, he uses sounds to get through the game's worlds and to complete its challenges. He places two speakers right in front of him, one on his left and one on his right, which let him know what's happening around him in the virtual world. It also lets him use in-game items, like Link's sword, to find his way around the world--for example, he'll hit it against a wall to lead him along passageways.

Garrett isn't free of making mistakes, however, which is why he utilizes save states that allow him to trial-and-error his way through some of the more difficult situations. He used them in his successful attempt to complete the infamously difficult Water Temple.

Garrett posted the final video of his Ocarina of Time playthrough on January 2, saying, "It has been long in the making, but I have finally accomplished my goal."

Garrett thanked his fans for all the help and support they provided him, even after it seemed like he was going to give up.

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