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PART 1: KOKIRI FOREST
It's the greatest adventure game of all time and it starts right here.
Not with a bang, but a tree...
The spirit of the mighty Deku Tree watches over the deep forest of the
realm of Hyrule where the Kokiri elves live. Every member of the Kokiri
has their own fairy to watch over them, every one that is except for one
small boy called Link. Then one day the wise old Deku Tree sends Navi
the fairy to seek out the boy without a fairy with the ominous message
that the fate of the very world might depend upon him. The Legend of
Zelda: The Ocarina of Time begins.
Navi the fairy finds Link in restless slumber inside his house. After a
bit (he's obviously a heavy sleeper) he finally awakens to the news that
Navi is his fairy and that he's been summoned by the Deku Tree.
When you get control of Link, exit his house and climb down the ladder
to meet Saria, Link's friend, who tells you to go to the Deku Tree. Go
right to find Saria's house inside of which you find four recovery
hearts. You don't actually need these yet, so exit the house and climb
up the sloping ramp around Saria's house, then pass across two wooden
bridges to come to a new fairy who explains how to get a first person
A New Angle On Things
Press C-UP and then use the analogue stick to move Link's view around
for a good view of proceedings. To return to normal mode, press C-UP
From the fairy by the bridges, go right to the twins' house for some
information on currency values. Green gems are worth one Rupee, blue are
worth five and red are worth 20 rupees. You are also told that the
Kikori Store has a red roof. Pick up the pots in the house and smash
them open to find a six rupees (one green gem, one blue).
Leave the twins' house and go left past Link's house to chat to some
more fairies. They advise you to go to the Forest Training Centre at the
top of the hill. Climb the hill and enter the house of the Know-It-All
brothers to learn about the icons on-screen.
In the area on the other side of the tunnel, on the right you find some
currency. Grab this and head left, timing your run to avoid a large
boulder that is rolling around in a pattern. Head to the right for some
more gems then turn right again and you come to a chest and a sign. The
sign only tells you about the Know-It-All brothers and you already met
them so just ignore it and open the chest.
Inside is the Kokiri Sword. This is an important treasure of the Kokiri,
but strangely they've decided to let Link borrow it - as they would -
him being a responsible small boy who's just got his first fairy and
all. To equip the sword, go to the equipment screen and highlight it in
blue, then press A. You can now use the sword by pressing B.
Next, wait until the boulder goes past you and follow it back to the
tunnel which you used to get into this area. Turn right as you exit the
tunnel and talk to the elf you find there to learn some new moves!
To get the hang of your sword without losing energy to hostile entities,
get a little targeting practice on the stones in this area before you
move on. They're slow-moving and they don't hit back!
Leave the practice area and go to the house of the Great Mido at the
bottom of the hill. Enter to find some chests which has some more money
inside. You should find two blue rupees, a green rupee and a recovery
Help the elf to shift the rocks in front of Mido's house and you find
some more rupees. There are also gems hidden in the bushes closeby so
make sure you take a run through there. Head left from the rockery you
just destroyed and jump across the three square stepping stones. By now
you should have at least 40 rupees. If you haven't, try going back to
the huts where the pots you destroyed have regenerated and also look in
any bushes and under any stones you haven't checked out yet. Once across
the stepping stones you come to the Kokiri Store which has a red roof.
As you approach a friend sat on the porch calls to you and explains
about long distance chatting using your fairy.
When you're done chatting, enter the Kokiri store. Ignore the midget
behind the counter and move the stick to highlight the item you wish to
buy. At this point you want the shield which is 40 rupees, although you
can also buy:
Leave the shop, go left and leap across the pool to come to Mido the elf
who is blocking your way. He won't let you past unless you've equipped
your shield and sword so check first then approach and talk to him.
After he's insulted you, pass down the passage he was blocking.
As you go down the passage, strike the deku baba flowers that make
strange clicking noises to obtain Deku sticks. You can carry up to ten
sticks at any one time and you need to press A to put them away when
you're done with them.
When attacking the Deku Babas (flowers), don't get too close or they
will sting you. If you need to, go back to Seriah's house for some
recovery hearts. When you've got enough sticks, carry on down the
passage and you find yourself in front of the Deku Tree.
The tree tells you about Link's nightmares and explains that they have
come about because the servants of evil have been getting powerful and
affecting people's dreams with their foul stench! The tree has
apparently been cursed and only Link, the least prepared of all the
Kikori, can break the curse through his wisdom and his courage... oh,
and his sword too.
Answer yes to take up the tree's challenge and its mouth opens.
Enter the mouth of the Deku Tree...
PART 2: IN THE DEKU TREE
Upon entering the tree, you find yourself in a circular area. Pass round
the outside of this area chopping at the plants you find there with your
sword to get some more Deku Nuts. If you assign these to one of your
C-Buttons then throw them to stun attackers.
In a hole in the floor in the centre of this area is a web which you
can't break through just yet. Climb the ladder which was to your left as
you entered the area and at the top, jump to the next ledge and collect
a recovery heart from the end if you need it. Otherwise leap across to
the other side and follow the wooden platform along until you find a
chest. Open the chest to find the dungeon map.
Navi the fairy tells you at this point about the vines on the walls and
suggests that you might be able to climb them, but the ones next to the
chest have Skullwalltulas - that's skeletal spiders to you and me - on
them, so you can't climb them yet. Instead, carry on around the wooden
platform, leap across the next gap and open the door in the wall. Pass
through into a room where a Deku Scrub fires deku seeds at you. The door
behind you closes so you can't get out, instead use your shield to
deflect a deku seed back at the scrub then chase it when it leaves its
burrow and touch it to prevent it returning to the hole. The scrub tells
you about jumping from heights then runs off.
Once the deku scrub has run off, the door at the end of the room opens
so pass through and leap across the platform ahead then jump off as it
collapses. At the bottom, swipe at the plants with your sword for more
rupees and climb the vine on the wall to find a new treasure chest.
Inside this chest you find the Fairy Slingshot. Assign it to one of the
Using your newly-acquired slingshot, fire a seed at the ladder which is
hanging on the wall opposite the chest. It falls to the ground allowing
you access to the platform. Don't go back just yet though, instead turn
right from shooting at the ladder and climb the vine you find there to a
platform on which another chest rests. Inside the chest is a recovery
heart if you need it. Now you can return to the bottom of the area where
the ladder fell and smash more plants with your sword for deku seeds and
rupees. Don't forget to roll on landing though!
Climb the ladder and go back through the room where you met the Deku
Scrub and you come to a wooden bridge. Go right, jump the gap and use
the slingshot to take out the Skullwalltulas, then climb the thin
section of vine on the right and traverse right along the vines until
you find yourself above a wooden platform. Drop onto the platform and go
round it anticlockwise; killing the Big Skulltulas by shooting them in
their soft underbelly when they rather conveniently turn their backs on
you. Don't get too close to them though or they swipe at you causing
Eventually you come to a door set into the wall. Open it and go through.
On the other side, walk right and stand on a small raised switch which
brings up three platforms in the centre of the room. They only stay up
for a short time, so run and jump across the two directly ahead of you
to the platform on the other side and kill the Deku Baba plant before
opening the chest to find the Compass. This reveals hidden areas and
objects on the map.
Turn around and drop down to the floor below then take the vine up to
the platform where you came in. Hit the switch again to raise the
platforms once more and this time jump to the left and kill the gold
Skulltula on the wall there to receive a token which proves you
destroyed it. Check inside the chest on this platform for a recovery
heart then return to the door.
To open the door, get out one of the deku sticks using the appropriate
C-Button and walk over to the burning torch in the corner to light the
end of it. Quickly pass across to the other torch which is unlit and
touch it with your burning stick to re-light it. The door unlocks once
the torch is alight so put away your stick before it burns down.
Go out the door and kill any Big Skulltulas that get in your way, then
run and jump from one of the three platforms leading to the centre to
grab the recovery heart and drop down towards the floor below. As you
plummet, you should hit the web at the bottom to find that your momentum
- as a result of your increased mass - lets you break it and pass
through; falling down to water below.
Climb left out of the water and kill the deku baba and search the plants
with your sword for ammo. Climb out of the water and onto the raised
platform to the right of where you dropped into the water. Stand on the
switch which is next to a chest with a recovery heart in it to light a
torch. Shoot the Gold Skulltula on the wall next to you and grab the
token it releases, then select a deku stick. Light it from the torch and
run across through the water to where the deku baba plant was and set
fire to the web in the corner to reveal a door.
Pass through the door to find another deku scrub. As before, deflect his
deku seeds back at him with your shield and then touch him to subdue
him. He explains about his brothers. You must (he says) beat them in the
order 2, 3, 1. Slash at the shrubs in this room for seeds and rupees
then shoot the eye above the next door with your slingshot to open it.
In the next room Navi tells you how to dive.
When in deep enough water press A to dive under. Be careful though as
Link can only hold his breath for three seconds to start with.
Jump into the water and dive down to the switch on the left. When you
touch the switch the water level drops; allowing you to climb back onto
the bank then jump onto the moving platform and ride it across to the
other side, keeping below the level of the spiky log. Be quick though
because the water level rises after a short time and the log knocks you
into the water if you're not fast enough.
On the other bank, slash more plants for ammo and money, kill the Big
Skulltula directly ahead of you and listen to Navi explain about pushing
and pulling blocks.
Stand next to a block and grab it using the A button. While holding the
A button you are able to push or pull it using the analogue stick. If
you push the analogue stick in the direction of the block and then press
A you climb onto it. Make sure you keep an eye on what the blue icon
Push the block to the right and climb up on top of it to let Link reach
the platform above. Go through the next door which closes behind you and
in the new room, kill all the Deku Baba plants, then use a deku stick to
light the two torches from the one that's already burning. The next door
now opens, so go through.
Immediately on the other side a Big Skulltula attacks you so kill it
with the slingshot. You are now in a circular room. As you step into the
centre, three Gohma Larvae attack you! To defeat them keep your shield
up and stab at them as they attack. They take a few strikes before they
are finished off. Once the larvae have been dealt with, slash the plants
in the room for ammo or health and use a lit deku stick to burn the web
from the tunnel which slopes slightly downwards to get to a smaller
tunnel made of square blocks.
Crawl along the tunnel to emerge in the room which you first dropped
into from above. Slash the Deku Baba flowers and push the block along