The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
N64: Other Games
Release Date: 
NA: November 23rd, 1998
EU: December 11th, 1998
AU: December 18th, 1998
JP: November 21st, 1998
Wii VC: February 26th, 2007
ACB: G8+ (N64)
PEGI: 7+

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, first released in 1998 for the Nintendo 64, is the fifth game in the Legend of Zelda franchise.

The game takes place in the fictional land of Hyrule, ruled by a King and his daughter, Princess Zelda. The main protagonist is a young boy named Link, who lives in the Kokiri Forest. The game begins with Link having a nightmare where he watches Princess Zelda and her attendant flee Hyrule Castle while being pursed by a man on a black horse. The man is later identified as Ganondorf, a King of Thieves that hails from the Gerudo Desert in western Hyrule.

Throughout the course of the game, the player will find themselves venturing to vast lakes, deep forests, deserts, inside of a volcano, and within a "house of the dead".

Armed with a sword and a shield, and the fabled Ocarina of Time, Link must break the many curses that have been cast upon the gorgeous land of Hyrule.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time sold approximately 2.5 million copies within the first 39 days of release. It sold 820,000 copies in Japan in 1998, and eventually became the tenth-best-selling game of that year.