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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Timeless Classic

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    Courage
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    This game is amazing and has stood the test of time for almost 20 years now. Originally released in 1998, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has blown many away and was the introduction to the now 30 year old series that still captivates many to this day. This game received a remake on the Nintendo 3DS back in 2011 in celebration of the Zelda series' 25th anniversary. The remake included improved graphics, an extra Master Quest built in, new features (such as gyroscope aiming), and some fixes to game play aspects. Basically they took an already perfect game and gave it a minor face lift and made it available on the go. So what could they do to make it even better? Well, this Nintendo Selects version of the game officially reduces the price to $19.99. Pair that up with Best Buy's Gamer's Club Unlocked and it only gets 20% cheaper from there. If you've never played The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and are looking for an amazing game on your Nintendo 3DS, I highly recommend you give this one a shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

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    Geno3681
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    There are seemingly infinite reviews of OoT as a game, so I will speak about its merit as a 3DS remake. The 3DS Remasterings of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask are superbly done. I would unquestionably label them as the definitive versions of each respective title. Gyroscope controls make aiming a breeze. Superior frame rates and graphics allow for longer play periods that are easier on the eyes. Revamped inventory menus make item management much less intrusive. And of course, all of the joy and wonder that the original games provided are still perfectly intact. Ocarina of Time even comes with Master Quest mode, which is a guaranteed challenge for even the most seasoned Zelda fans. Every 3DS owner should have OoT and MM 3D.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A worthy remake of a still classic game

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    gargamel689
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    I was on the fence about getting this as I wondered if the new look and 3D effects would make it worth playing again. I've already played this game on multiple systems already so I waited and waited and was just a little disappointed when it went out of production. I was happy when I saw this finally get a re-release in the Nintendo Select catalog and as I had Best Buy reward points to cash in as well, I went for it. I'm glad I did. It sure does look nice for being such an old game. While the 3D effects are cool at times, I end up turning them off after awhile. It's great to have this game on a handheld system to take with me wherever. The game is virtually identical to what most of us already know so hard to say much about it that hasn't been highly talked about for almost 20 years now. For the most past though I'd say it still holds up to today's standards as a fun game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So glad I bought this.

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    BigAl
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    This was one of those games my friends always said, "I can't believe you've never played ocarina of time!" Well it was because I never had the proper console, so when I got my 2ds, because I am cheap... And 3d gives me headaches, I purchased this game right away. I am so glad I did too, my favorite part about it is it doesn't hold your hand like most modern games do. There is no waypoint to reach and the puzzles are actually well thought out and fun. If you want assistance though then you can stick your head in a little visionmabob and it gives you a visual hint. The story is enthralling and fun and if you are looking for a fun game then I recommend this if you haven't played it ever like myself or if you want a good replay of it. Based of YouTube footage I don't really see much of a change in graphics from the original but hey, it still looks awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still a classic Zelda Experience

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    Floyd
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    There are seemingly infinite reviews of OoT as a game, so I will speak about its merit as a 3DS remake. The 3DS Remasterings of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask are superbly done. I would unquestionably label them as the definitive versions of each respective title. Gyroscope controls make aiming a breeze. Superior frame rates and graphics allow for longer play periods that are easier on the eyes. Revamped inventory menus make item management much less intrusive. And of course, all of the joy and wonder that the original games provided are still perfectly intact. Ocarina of Time even comes with Master Quest mode, which is a guaranteed challenge for even the most seasoned Zelda fans. Every 3DS owner should have OoT and MM 3D.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mind Blowingly Awesome

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    SSaiyanPrince
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    I have yet to play through the entire game, but am completely satisfied with it. Every minute is packed with excrutiating detail and exquisite graphics, the characters and environment beautifully rendered in 3D. Never before have I experienced a game so masterfully depicted or story so artfully told. Though I am somewhat of a wuss (I can't take the giant spiders and the creepy graveyard music), I love the Zelda games, admittingly for their other, more endearing aspects. The story, characters, mission, action, adventure, and freedom that each game of this series give to the user are why I find such joy in playing them. Ocarina of Time, in keeping to the legacy of the Legend of Zelda line, does not disappoint.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Game Harkens Back to SNES

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    LanceD
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    This is a solid 2D Zelda game, the best top-down entry since A Link to the Past. In fact, the games use essentially the same overworld map. It's a very familiar; it's like going back to the old neighborhood. This is less linear than most other Zelda games. You rent your weapons and can obtain them all near the beginning of the adventure. I didn't like this aspect of the game at first, but once I got used to the idea it was okay. The dungeons are fun and some of the puzzles are fresh and challenging. Although I think 3D is generally gimmicky, this game makes pretty good use of depth in a few places. It's not A Link to the Past or Ocarina of Time, but it's a good entry in the series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun game

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    childadult

    Man oh man I am so stoked to finally get this game at a good price. I first played this game last year when my friend let me borrow his 3ds and game and I admit that I didn't like it at first so I stopped playing it. Then I picked it up again a few months later and I was hooked. This game is great and I would definitely recommend it. The story line is super neat and there's a plot twist if you've never played smash before. The music is lovely and the fact that I'm buying this game just to play it again says something. Overall, this game is wonderful and everybody should play it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great classic

    Posted
    KayJay
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    Game is great, its a truly nostalgic classic from the N64 days. They added some artwork and tiny new details into some of the structures in the game. Pay attention to the walls on kakariko village and some other places. Although its a GREAT game, Idk if it was just me but it seems like Navi tends to repeat herself several times with irrelevant information now. For example, Im in the fire temple and she mentions atleast 6 times that if im lost or confused look for a shiekah stone to help guide me, but we all know they arent really located deep in the fire temple. And she continues to repeat that alot. But other than that oddity its awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gift for my daughter who's a gamer & big Zelda fan

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    mizzkitty727
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    Purchased The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Nintendo 3DS game for my daughter for Christmas. She is an avid gamer and she loves playing the Zelda games on all platforms. She uses a Nintendo 3DS whenever she isn't gaming on her PC. After playing it for a few weeks, she said that this game was everything she expected and more. The technology and graphics continue to get better and better over time which makes these games so much more fun compared to the Nintendo Gameboy she started out with. What a huge difference in the quality of game play...and the Zelda series never disappoints either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "Hey, Listen!"

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    SNESdude78
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    Ok, let's be clear. If you thought that the original release was epic. This 3DS version makes the best game even better. The 3D element works perfectly here especially in the dungeons. It is pretty much the same game in terms of story and basic gameplay. However, some modifications improved on the layout of the overall games and controls are easily managed. If you're a fan of Zelda or the original 1998 release. This version is clearly worthy of your revisit or first time playing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This always was a great game.

    Posted
    Nemir976
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    I would recommend this game to new and old Zelda players alike. For those that are new to the Legend of Zelda series, these games are about exploring dungeons and defeating bosses with real-time actions. Puzzles are a common sight in the LoZ games. The graphics on this game are not the same crispness that you'll find in most modern games but the game more than makes up for that with its storyline. For returning LoZ players, this game is a wonderful remake. The camera controls are pretty smooth with the 3DS's facial recognition. There are several pleasant changes to the game from its previous iterations.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nostalgia and Greatness. Still the best Zelda Game

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    Xero
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    Even though the graphics haven't aged well, this is still my favorite Zelda game of all time. It's quite a long game, especially by today's standards, so be prepared to set aside some time if you're going to play it through the normal way. The controls are a bit wonky at first, but the gameplay is still solid and engaging. Also keep in mind hand holding is not near as prevalent in this game as it is in today's games, so you may need to grab a guide. The bottom line is though, If you own a 3DS and have not added this to your collection, now is the time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exactly as you remembered!

    Posted
    Hugo
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    Whether you are a newcomer or trying to relieve Ocarina of Time again... You will absolutely love this game. The graphics are updated but still retain the Nintendo64 feel, but overall this game is exactly like the Nintendo 64 version but with a couple features added such as equiping items easier and a new sheikah stone to help those that are struggling. Zelda Ocarina of Time is regarded as one of the greatest games of all time and if your new to the series, you will see why it is the best when you play this game. Definitely recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Back and better than ever

    Posted
    JNoodles
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    Ocarina of Time is consistently hailed as one of the greatest games of all-time, and it's not hard to see why. It basically ushered in the modern-day adventure title with its 3D gameplay, and of course, it launched a legacy that would follow with several Zelda titles to this date like Majora's Mask and Wind Waker. An incredible title that truly lives up to its hype - nearly two decades old and still every bit as fun as it was when it first came out. The added 3D effects are no slouch, either! They really add some depth to proceedings.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I feel like a kid again!

    Posted
    mikeandnotike
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    Nothing can replicate the perfection of the Ocarina of Time on N64, but this is pretty darn close. This game is just as fun, challenging, and nice to look at as the original, as it is a remake. The only gripe I have is about the 3D effects. This is my first 3DS game, so I am unsure if it is isolated to this game or not, but turning the 3D on makes the game difficult to play. My eyes can never quite get adjusted to it, so I keep the 3D off. Other than that, this game is as good as the original. Definitely pick it up, especially with the new low price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A no brainer for a 3DS owner!

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    DDuhe24
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    Ok if you love the Legend of Zelda and have a 3DS (or dare I say it, a 2DS) then you need to have this. I got this because I originally had the non-selects version that came with a limited edition 3DS but sadly I sold that game copy to my little brother for (ironically) $20. So when this came out I kept at the opportunity to redeem myself. Would have got Majora's Mask 3D from Best Buy as well but they only had used copies and I don't go there unless I absolutely have to. So get this! Get it now if you don't have it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing remake of a classic game!

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    Pinay17
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    I love this game! It brought back wonderful childhood memories, and I recommend it to ANYONE and EVERYONE! This game is filled with puzzles, great battles, and weapon upgrades. The graphics are obviously better than the N64, but I love how much detail they added to this hand held version. It's definitely a 10/10 game, and I'm glad Nintendo remastered it, so everyone has a chance to play it. Also, once you beat the game, you unlock the master quest, which is the same game, but it is obviously meant to be harder.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brings me back to glory days of Nintendo 64

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    Travis714
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    My first paycheck I ever received went to buying a Nintendo 64. The second one went to purchasing the legend of Zelda, ocarina of time. This game is exactly that, on 3ds. The music and sounds bring me right back to the nostalgia of my youth and the feeling of accomplishment of beating a game I paid for. For those reasons this is a special game for me. I still think it holds up, but obviously has trouble competing with the sagas of today. It's the first of the more modern Zelda games and will likely always be my favorite.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing game

    Posted
    Lauro
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    Would have thought that there was no way to improve this game from it's original version. I was definitively wrong, and actually in the best way. The graphics for this game are amazing! You couldn't believe the 3DS was made for this, but the game plays so much better on this platform and brings back old memories. Can't wait to try Majora's Mask and a Link Between Worlds - which I'm sure will bring out memories as well - Zelda games are definitively some of the best across all consoles.

    I would recommend this to a friend