The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time 3D

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  • Boss Challenge mode

    After growing up but before talking to Sheik for the second time on the Time Temple to learn the Prelude Of Light, she will tell you that you can rest in your home to replay past battles. This allows you to fight any Boss at your house after they have first been defeated during the storyline. To unlock the last challenge, which is all bosses in sequence, defeat them all in Boss Challenge mode.

  • Master Quest mode

    Successfully complete the game in Normal mode to unlock Master Quest mode.

  • Golden fairy

    Play "Zelda's Lullaby" or "Song Of Storms" when Navi goes to a random point and turns green. A golden fairy will appear and restore your health and magic.

  • Red Rupees in Castle Town

    When you are on the edge of the drawbridge to Castle Town when night falls, the drawbridge will rise with you on it. If you remain on it when the drawbridge is up, you can collect three Red Rupees (worth twenty Green Rupees each). Try to save this trick until you have a big wallet.

  • Skyward Sword poster in Gerudo's Hideout

    While breaking out of your prison cell after getting captured, jump to the ledge on your left. Kill the guards, and break the wooden boxes. Behind a box is a poster of Link from The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

  • Hidden pictures

    Visit Zelda at Hyrule Castle Garden at the beginning of the game. Then, look into the window on his left, as you enter. Pictures of Yoshi, Princess Toadstool, Mario, Bowser and Luigi can now be seen. Look from different angles to see them all. Throw something into the window with Mario to receive 20 rupees. Throwing something into the other window will result in a lit bomb being thrown back at Link.

  • The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword reference

    Arrive at Lon Lon Ranch as adult, and enter Malon and Talon's House (Cucco House). Go upstairs and into the bedroom. Go to the dressers, and smash the two pots. Stand where the pots were located, and look towards the dresser that is closer to the door in first person view. Look down to see a picture of Skyward Sword Link.

  • Extra rupees

      In Koriki Forest, the starting town, go by the shop and jump on the blocks that lead to it to get 5 rupees. Enter in the shop, come back out, and jump on the blocks again to collect more money.

      There is a door to the right before entering the market. Enter to find some vases and boxes that contain rupees. After collecting the money, exit, then re-enter the room. Search the vases and boxes again to collect the rupees again.

      When first entering Hyrule Castle, there is a door that resembles the background. Enter and smash all the pots to collect about fifty rupees. Leave the room and return to collect all the rupees again.

      After collecting all the chickens in Kakariko village for the first time, keep repeating that process to collect 50 rubies each time.

      Shoot the signs in Gerudo Fortress with a little moon on them with your hookshot for 20 rupees.

      Go to the front of the marketplace during the day. Walk up to the chains holding the drawbridge all the way to the top. Then, turn and jump off. As Link falls, 20 rupees may be collected. Walk over the other side and repeat for even more rupees.

  • Fairy fountain locations

      After getting the Goron's Bracelet and the Bomb Bag, search Hyrule Field for suspicious looking boulders for a fairy fountain.

      In the same tomb where a Hylian Shield is found, destroy the wall to find a fairy fountain.

      On the way to Zora's Domain, move along the green shores of Zora'a River. Bomb a boulder at this location to discover a fairy fountain beneath it.

      When leaving the Sacred Forest meadow, a ladder will appear on a hedge. This leads to a clearing that contains a boulder. A fairy fountain is under the boulder.

      In the watery paradise of Zora's Domain, play the Song of Storms to open a hole in a platform. The hole leads to a fountain below.

      In the dry desert after playing the Song of Storms, a hole will open up in the ground that will lead to a fairy fountain.

  • Great fairy locations
      Great fairy of power

      This Great fairy gives Link the "spin slash" attack. She is located at Death Mountain, outside the crater to the left of the entrance, behind a bomb-able wall.

      Great fairy of wisdom

      This Great fairy doubles Link's magic meter. She is located inside the Death Mountain crater. Face the entrance to Goron City (inside the crater). A bridge will be to the right. Use the megaton hammer (obtained after passing the Fire Temple) to destroy the rocks blocking the entrance. Bombs will have no effect.

      Great fairy of courage

      This Great fairy doubles adult Link's defensive powers. She is located near Ganon's castle. Obtain the Golden Gauntlets inside Ganon's castle. Use them to lift the column that is blocking the entrance, which is to the right, when facing Ganon's tower.

      Great fairy of magic

      This Great fairy is located at the same spot as the Great fairy of courage when Link is a child. Use a bomb to open the entrance. She will give Link a new spell, "Din's Fire".

      Great fairy of magic

      This Great fairy is located behind Zora's fountain, when Link is a child. Move all the way behind the fountain to find a piece of land. Then, destroy the wall behind it. She will give Link a new spell, "Ferore's Wind".

      Great fairy of magic

      This great fairy is located between the two palm trees at the desert colossus. Use a bomb at the crack on the wall. She will give Link the "Nayru's Love" spell.

  • Trading all the masks
      Fox Mask

      Royal Guard at the edge of Kakariko Village on the way up to Death Mountain.

      Skull Mask

      In the Lost Forest. Enter the forest and move to the left. Hop on the tree stump while wearing the mask and play Saria's Song. The Skull Kid will then ask Link for the mask.

      Spooky Mask

      Sell it to the boy in the Graveyard in Kakariko Village.

      Bunny Mask

      Sell it to the man running around in the Hyrule Field by Lon Lon Ranch.

      Mask of Truth

      With this mask Link can talk to the "Gossip Stones" that have the eye on them. They will reveal helpful hints throughout the game.

  • Skulltula prizes

    Visit the Skulltula house in Kakario village after collecting every ten Gold Skulltulas to receive the corresponding prize:

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    Number of Skulltula TokensPrize for that amount
    10 SkulltulasAdult's Wallet (holds 200 rupees)
    20 SkulltulasStone of Agony (find hidden holes)
    30 SkulltulasGiant's Wallet (holds 500 rupees)
    40 SkulltulasBombchu
    50 SkulltulasPiece of Heart
    100 SkulltulasHuge rupee

  • Hints, tips, and tricks
      Finding Saria

      To find Saria, go to the Lost Woods and move in the following directions: Right, Left, Right, Left, Center, Left, Right.

      Finding the Giant's Knife

      Go to Goron City as young Link. On one of the floors is a wall that appears questionable. Blow it up, then keep destroying the other walls behind it. Talk to the big may to learn that he is working on a weapon. Return as older Link to receive the Giant's Knife.

      Finding Nayru's Love

      Nayru's Love is a protective barrier that helps Link withstand damage. It can be found by blowing up the crack between the two palm trees in Desert Colossus.

      Finding a bag that holds 40 seeds

      Go to the Lost Woods. After entering, turn right and continue forward to a ledge with a fence and ladder to the left. A metal circular object will be suspended from a tree at this location. Shoot it three times exactly in the center with the slingshot and to receive the bag. A "100" will flash when your shot hits the center. You must score "100" three times in a row.

      Finding Gold Skulltulas

      Hunt only at night because that is the time that the Gold Skulltulas appear. Some appear while Link is a child and some appear while he is an adult. A few appear during both these times. The Skulltulas like dirt patches, where the magic beans may be planted. Use a bottle of bugs to surface the spiders. Nine of the ten spots contain a Skulltula. Some like to hide in trees, so check them with a roll attack. It is wise to check most trees because most all of them have a good prize such as bombs or rupees if not a gold Skulltula. The Skulltulas can be in slingshot range many times, but require a boomerang to retrieve the token. They also love to hide in crates, so use the roll attack to break them.

      Getting Gold Skulltulas

      Capture a bug in a bottle and drop them on some soft soil, where Link would put some Magic Beans. Then, a Gold Skulltula will appear. Kill it and get your new found token. This works on all of them except the soft soil spot right next to the man that sells the Magic Beans.

      Getting the Biggest Quiver

      Enter the archery game as an adult after getting the Gerudo Membership Card. It costs 20 rupees to play, but is worth it. Play the first time and get 1,000 points and to receive a Heart Container. Play the game a second time and get 1,500 points and to receive the Biggest Quiver, which holds up to fifty arrows. When starting the archery game, aim for the bullseye and fire to get 100 points each time. Also shoot at the target at the end. When you come around the end target, aim for the clay jars. Shoot them to collect 100 points per jar. Keep getting 100's on the targets and successfully shoot all the clay jars to get the required 1,500 points for the Biggest Quiver.

      Unlimited money

      Go to the Lost Woods and find the Skull Kid who is alone as adult Link. Then, lock onto and kill him, and he will give you 200 rupees. Enter a door, return, and repeat the process to collect an unlimited amount of money.

      Money from trees

      Run at a tree as young Link and press A to roll and slam into it. Then, a skulltula or some rupees will usually fall out.

      Breaking open boxes

      To break open a regular brown wooden box, just run at it and press A. Link will roll and smash open the box. This is useful when finding all the chickens and to get a Skulltula in the Marketplace room with the pots.

      Easiest and ultimate ruby collection

      Go to the drawbridge in front of the marketplace during the day and run up to the top of one of the chains. Wait for night to arrive (or play the Sun's Song). Carefully run across the bridge to collect three red rubies worth an easy 60 rupees. Play the Sun's Song again to lower the drawbridge. Go into the market and come back out again to repeat the trick.

      Rupees with Bunny Mask

      After completing the Forest Temple, return to the Temple of Time. Drop the Master Sword back into the stone to change back to Young Link. Go to the mask shop and make sure Link can borrow the Bunny Mask. Link should also have the Giant's Wallet (that holds 500 rupees) for this trick to be most effective. Thirty Gold Skulltulas should also have been collected, and Link should have talked to one of the kids in the house in Kakariko Village that has the curse on them to get the wallet. Buy as much as possible with the current amount of rupees. Go to Hyrule Field and run to the right, towards Lon Lon Ranch. Run until a man running around like an idiot comes into view. Follow him until he sits down and gets tired. Wear on the Bunny Mask and talk to him. He will ask for the mask and fill Link's wallet with rupees.

      Purple rupees

      Kill any enemy with the light arrows to receive a purple rupee.

      Illegal Fishing Lure (Sinking Lure)

      Use the following steps to get a better fishing lure that can catch more fish. As an adult, walk to the log that is sticking out in the pond. Walk around on it awhile to find a sinking lure, that can catch fish almost every time. Note: The lure may only be used once, and if used to catch a record weight fish, the counterman will not give Link a prize. The sign on the tank will also be marked with "With illegal fishing lure."

      Get Fire and Ice arrows

      After completing the water temple, go to Lake Hylia. Play the Sun Song at plaque near the warp point (serenade of water) to make the sun rise. As soon as this happens, shoot the sun with an arrow and fire arrows will appear. To get ice arrows, complete the Geurdo training center.

      Free Lon Lon Milk

      Approach any cow with an empty bottle and play Epona's Song. The song will remind the cow of the pasture, and will give Link free milk.

      Fix a broken sign

      After slashing a sign and breaking it, play Zelda's Lulluby while standing in front of the pieces.

      Chicken attack

      As in previous games in the series, if Link approaches a chicken and hurts it in some way, it will call for others to attack. The attack can be stopped by entering a door or leaving the area.

      Kill the Rolling Goron

      To kill the giant rolling Goron in Goron City, bomb him around ten times. After the ninth bombing, he will grunt and the other Goron's will run out to kill you.

      Gossip Stone blast off

      Drop a bomb near a Gossip Stone to have it blast off into space.

      Stretch a Gossip Stone

      Hit a Gossip Stone with the hammer.

      Before opening the Door Of Time

      After collecting the 3 Spiritual Stones, Navi will urge Link to go to the castle. Before doing so, try to collect all the hearts and the Gold Skulltula tokens and get the master sword. Gandorf will take the Triforce and turn Link into a adult making half the heart pieces and Gold Skulltulas inaccessible.

      Free Fairies

      Play Zelda's Lullaby in front of a Gossip Stone and they will give you a free Fairy. Play the Song of Storms in front of a Gossip Stone and it will give you a Big Fairy. Get a butterfly to land on a Deku stick and it will turn into a Fairy. Slowly walk towards the butterfly with a Deku Stick out; this requires patience. Play the Song of Storms near a soft patch of soil with a Magic Bean planted. It will grow and produce three regular Fairies.

      Malon's obstacle course

      Return to Lon Lon Ranch after getting Talon to go back home (by waking him up with the Cucco the girl in Kakariko Village gives Link). Complete Malon's obstacle course as an adult (talk to her while on Epona) in under fifty seconds. If successful, she'll give Link a cow. It will be at his house in Kokiri Forest. Use it to get Lon Lon Milk by playing Epona's Song in front of the cow.

      Easy way past the Geurdo

      To knock out a Geurdo thief, simply shoot her with an arrow. To freeze her, use the hookshot or longshot.

      Ending bonus

      Successfully complete the game and wait at the "The End" screen. Eventually, the Scarecrow's Song will begin playing with different instruments.

      Frozen Zora's Domain

      Zora's Domain will be frozen when playing as an adult. There is no way to thaw it.

      Getting Biggoron's Sword

      Use the following long trading sequence as an adult to get Biggoron's Sword. Go to the lady that gave young Link the empty bottle, when her Cuccos were rescued. She will give Link a Pocket Cucco egg. Wait for the egg to hatch, then bring it to Talon in Kakariko Village. Bring the Cucco back to the lady, to receive Cojiro, the Blue Cucco. Go to the Lost Woods, then turn right at the entrance. Give Cojiro to the man to receive an Odd Mushroom, which will spoil if too much time is wasted. Rush to the Potion shop in Kakariko Village, then go left into the room. Run into the shop to the right, then give the Mushroom to the lady at that location. She will give Link an Odd Potion. Hurry back to the Lost Woods. The man will be gone, but a Kokiri will be here. Give the Potion to her to receive the Poacher's Saw. Ride the horse to Gerudo Valley. There is a broken bridge here, so whip Epona to jump it. Give the saw to the carpenter that is outside to receive Biggoron's Broken Sword. Go to the top of Death Mountain, then walk to the right. Biggoron will appear, rubbing his eyes. He has an eye infection and will give link a Prescription. Bring the Prescription to King Zora after he has been unfrozen to receive the Eyeball frog, an ingredient for the Eyedrops. Hurry to the Lakeside Laboratory at Lake Hylia and give the Eyeball Frog to the Old Man. He will give Link the Eyedrops. Hurry back up to the Death Mountain Summit and ive the Eyedrops to Biggoron. After using them, he will give Link a Claim Check. Wait three days (play the Sun's Song six times to quickly pass the time), give him back the Claim Check to receive Biggoron's Sword. This weapon is twice as powerful as the Master Sword, and will not break like the Giant's Knife. Note: If Link is late during any of the time-sensitive parts of the trade, the game will restart back at the person you need to give the item to, and will cost you ten rupees, but will allow another try. Ocarina songs may not be used to teleport to a location during the trade.


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