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    Posted on Jul 1, 2018

    44 Things You'll Know From Playing "The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time" As A Child

    "HEY LISTEN!"

    It is often stated that The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time is the greatest game of all time.

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    It doesn’t matter if you were playing OoT on the N64 when it came out in ’98, if you experienced it on the 3DS in 2011, or if you sat and watched your older sibling play it – you’ll have had the same mind blowing, amazing childhood experience no matter what.

    From the music to the temples to the storyline, EVERYTHING WAS EPIC. So let's go back and experience it all again.

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    1. That opening title.

    The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time [N64-GC-N3DS] #Intro #Opening #Videojuegos

    The music still sends shivers down my spine.

    2. The opening dream sequence which instantly told you that shit was gonna go down.

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    3. When Link was being lazy AF and you now totally relate.

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    4. Navi's "Hey, listen!" still pops up in your mind.

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    5. Exploring Kokiri forest for the first time!

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    So cute.

    6. And being killed by these fuckers.

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    7. Bumping into these lil' guys all the time.

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    8. AND THIS TARANTULA THING.

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    I'm still scared of spiders.

    9. And once you'd killed Gohma, you had to experience one of your earliest gaming deaths: The Deku Tree.

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    I miss him.

    10. And on top of that, you had to leave your BFF.

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    Maybe this game caused a lot of my issues after all...

    11. But you were free and had your first encounter with the owl!

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    And annoy the shit out of you, he did. His eyebrow game is on point though.

    12. Getting to Hyrule Castle and sneaking past the guards.

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    The lack of security was very worrying.

    13. And having your first encounter with Zelda was damn memorable.

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    Guard in the background looking chill AF.

    14. But that encounter also gave you trust issues.

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    She was right, tbf.

    15. Playing the ocarina for the first time was an experience you won't forget.

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    I'm still humming the songs every day.

    16. Opening a chest was also ridiculously exciting.

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    Even if it was just a blue rupee...

    17. Breaking pots let you get out your ~anger~.

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    18. Cuccos attacking you was always a delight.

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    You had it coming though.

    19. Once you got to Goron City you were always asked interesting questions.

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    20. And also being exposed to dodgy ideas.

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    Yeah, if only dancing cured it.

    21. But the Gorons did mean well, I guess.

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    Link is very relatable at this point.

    22. You'll never forget being sucked into Jabu Jabu's belly.

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    This game WAS traumatising!

    23. And meeting an iconic diva princess while in the belly.

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    Ruto gave all kids aspirations.

    24. The Lost Woods bring ups a lot of bad memories.

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    Sometimes I still dream I'm lost in those woods.

    25. Mainly because of this little shit.

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    Sigh.

    26. Collecting the three spiritual stones and wondering "Wait...is this it???"

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    But you were wrong... VERY wrong.

    27. Life was changed when you lifted the Master Sword for the first time.

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    Link just aged seven fucking years! You definitely wish you could have skipped seven years too.

    28. Sheik then appeared and your mind was blown.

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    "WHO ARE THEY AND WHY ARE THEY SO COOL?" It was actually Zelda and she's so badass.

    29. And Sheik also provided some of those poignant moments in the game.

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    You definitely didn't appreciate quotes like this when originally playing.

    30. You then instantly went to save Epona from Lon Lon Ranch and felt majorly cool.

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    Buhbye henny.

    31. The Poes at the Forest Temple were super creepy.

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    They were also named after the sisters in Little Women which makes it creepier.

    32. The Fire Temple's boss was... very confusing.

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    Weird skinny-phallic-worm-dragon on fire?

    33. The Water Temple, you divisive fucker.

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    Omg why was it so hard?

    34. Dark Link blew your mind though.

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    The most epic showdown.

    35. The ladies of Gerudo were great. And gave zero fucks.

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    Giving tips on how to deal with fuckboys!

    36. The Desert Temple gave you your first experience of fabulous drag queens.

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    Shantay, you both stay.

    37. And just before entering the Shadow Temple was the last time you weren't terrified every night when you slept.

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    38. Because of this...

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    WHAT WAS IT???

    39. But the image of the six sages coming together was beautiful.

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    Ocarina of Time was full of stunning visuals.

    40. Which led to you entering Hyrule Castle for the big showdown.

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    Yasss rainbow road!

    41. And it was pretty cool...

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    42. OK, it was super cool.

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    And once again, a bit terrifying.

    43. You'd saved Zelda and Hyrule and everything was back to normal again.

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    Long live The Triforce!

    44. But you definitely continued to play again and again.

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    It will always be a key part of your childhood and you're so grateful for it.

    CORRECTION

    An earlier version of this post used two images from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, these have now been updated.

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