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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

How do you get to the water temple?

Games Guru: It’s complicated, especially on the original game. Basically, you have to change the water level a lot and constantly put on and take off your Iron Boots. Keep the Zora Tunic on to stop from drowning. To help, here’s a video:

I can’t find the bomb bag to use on Death Mountain because the level I am on is Death Mountain. I need the bomb bag to blow up the rock that blocks the way to Dodongos Cavern so I can find Goron’s bracelet. Can you help me?

Games Guru: Here’s how to get a bomb bag. As a kid, you have to play the Bombchu game in the Hyrule Market. Play it a second time and win, and you’ll get the bomb bag, which can hold up to 30 bombs.

Where do you find the sword in the Deku Tree?

Games Guru: You should have a sword before entering the Deku Tree. You do get a slingshot in that tree. Have you checked for swords in the caves of the Kokiri Forest?

How do I get my bow in the forest temple? And are there any codes of any sort for this game?

Games Guru: There are many, many secrets in this game, but no code that I am aware of. There are hidden stores, including one in Gannon’s tower, places in which you can load up on Rupees or even collect gold skultullahs, but nothing so easy as a code.

About the fairy bow: Getting the bow is quite straightforward. As you explore the temple, you will enter a room in which you are attacked by a stalfos, a skeleton guard. Beat that stalfos and two more will appear. Beat them too slowly and they will simply reappear until you beat them in a set time. Beat them within the time limit, and a chest will appear. The bow is in that chest.

Do you have any tips on beating the Water Temple boss?

Games Guru: Having explored the HUGE Water Temple and survived your battle with Dark Link, your ultimate fight will be with a pesky water creature. Making this even more difficult, you fight it while jumping from pillar to pillar in a room filled with water.

Stay on the outer pillars. The key to victory is to keep moving so the creature can’t hit you, and keep your eyes open for it to give you an opening after its slow but powerful attacks. Using the Longshot, target its heart, which is visible in its water tentacles. Shoot it, pull it out and spin attack it with your sword, then keep moving.

You will need to repeat this process a few times, but I predict you will emerge from this battle swimmingly.

After I beat the Water Temple, how do I get into the Shadow Temple?

Games Guru: Congratulations on beating the Water Temple. Most people who quit this game stop during the lengthy Water Temple portion. Play the “Nocturne of Shadow” to warp to the Shadow Temple. Now go down the stairs, stand in the middle of the room and use Din’s Fire to light all the torches. If you hit all the torches, the door to the temple will open.

Where do I find the Master Sword and how do I get it?

Games Guru: The Master Sword is in the Temple of Time. Use the Ocarina to play the Song of Time to enter the Temple of Time. Once you can enter, the sword is yours for the taking—but there are consequences.

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27 Comments on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

  1. MasteroftheMasterSword // February 29, 2016 at 5:16 pm // Reply

    I don’t know why people complain about the Water Temple. I liked its difficulty. Anyways beating up yourself is just fun to do. My only tip is bring lots of fairies to the boss battle and use the Biggoron’s Sword if you have it (if you don’t do the trading side quest so you have a huge sword that won’t break.)

  2. GannonSmasher // October 19, 2015 at 5:59 pm // Reply

    How do you win at the race in the gredue canyon?

  3. How do you get past the invisible fire walls in the fire temple. Im stuck.

    • Red BomberGoron // February 25, 2015 at 1:30 pm // Reply

      Sorry I’m late to respond but its a maze or theres a switch you need to press. (You weren’t very exact.

  4. They really need to make a multiplayer Zelda game that isn’t like the disgraceful Hyrule Warriors.

  5. where is princess ruto

  6. pokemon master // October 30, 2014 at 2:27 pm // Reply

    best game ever it chalenging fun and theres some cheats the invincible stick jump and hit a sign if the stick breaks in half its invincable and 2wice as strong as kid links sword

  7. twilight princess fan // July 14, 2014 at 2:16 pm // Reply

    worst game ever. 😦

  8. how do you beat the game when you don’t even own it. :>)

  9. how do you beat the game when you don’t even own it. :<

  10. pokemon master // May 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm // Reply

    you skip temples and beat them later (happy face)

  11. how do you get past the big whale at zoras fountain?

  12. Linkisawesome345 // May 5, 2014 at 7:03 pm // Reply

    I LOVE The Zelda games!!!

  13. How in the heck do you get past the forest temple?

  14. Hey is there any secret rooms in the ice cavern?

  15. ihaveawiixboxds3ds // February 10, 2013 at 9:54 am // Reply

    I have this…

  16. You get the bomb bag in dodongos’ cavern. To get past the rocks, go to the goron city, just not inside, and look for a goron near a bomb flower, grab the bomb flower and aim over the fence, it might take a few tries, but you will be able to blow up the boulders.

  17. how does bombchu game open? i need bomb bag!!!!!!!!!

  18. my favorite temple is the spirit temple

  19. how do you get past Dodongos cavern?sadface

    • To get the bolders out of the way go up where thers the entrance to goron city but dont go in. look around till you find a Goron and a bomb flower. throw the bomb over the fence. 🙂

  20. in the n64 version i cant beat the 2 dungen

  21. need help on the big gorons sword!

  22. The water temple in the 3ds version was a lot easier then the orginal because on the n64 version you had to go into your equipment and equio it to go down all the time.

  23. ganons fortress

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