The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a revolutionary game. Great gameplay, simple yet appealing graphics, and an expansive world create a timeless and replayable game, which still receives acclaim as one of the greatest videogames of all time.
Ocarina of Time (OOT) was packed with equipment, gear, weapons, and potions, all which could be earned through main and side quests. In this list, you’ll be introduced to some of the most interesting, overpowered, and legendary items the game has to offer.
1. Biggoron’s Sword
This sword is undeniably the most dominant weapon in the game, and a must-have to defeat the final boss, Ganon. A long metal blade, accompanied by a leather grip and gold rain guard give the sword a mythical appearance that suits its herculean power. What makes the sword so good is that, even though it’s essentially the Giant’s Knife, it can’t break, and breaking in the middle of a boss fight could result in controllers thrown into TVs.
Getting it can be a little hassle but is worth every step taken. The quest requires you to have Link as an adult, beginning in Kakariko Village and ending with giving eyedrops to Biggoron himself. Here’s a step-by-step guide to getting it.
2. Lens of Truth
This nifty item is not exclusive to OOT, but it’s certainly one of the cooler items in the game. It allows you, using its magic crystal, to see certain things that you wouldn’t normally be able to see (In the game, not in real life!) You can go without it, but it’s a fun thing to add to your collection and can allow you to find other items or quests. However, use it with caution, as it does deplete all of Link’s magic power. Interestingly, if you play the “Song of Storms”, your magic won’t be drained as it normally would. If you want to find it, check out the guide below:
3. Hover Boots
Hover boots allow huge levels of mobility, like, practically everywhere! And it lets you explore parts of the map you didn’t know you could get to. Not only are these really fun to play with, they also help you get around the map faster, defeat enemies easier, and even use some exploits to get to “out of bounds” areas. For some of us, anything it takes to win! One popular use for them takes place at Zora’s Waterfall, where the users can hover through the waterfall, and get into a secret passage behind it. Who knew waterfalls would hide caves behind them? I know, right? Look here to find out how to get them, or the guide below. They’re definitely not needed to complete the game, but who wouldn’t want to complete it without these beauties?
Grappling hooks are usually the most popular items in videogames, and OOT is no exception. The hook shot is a Zelda signature. It’s been a staple of the franchise since 1991 when it made its debut in The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past. People liked it so much, that they followed up with an even better variation, the longshot. Not all that fantastic change of a name, but hey, it was worth the shot. It’s capable of reaching twice as far as the original (therefore, long shot), and can also pull enemies towards Link, increasing its usefulness in combat. It can be acquired very early in the game by completing the Master’s Quest, and you definitely need it in the Water Temple where land is in high demand.