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  • Summary: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest is a special version of Ocarina of Time that wasn't released for the N64 in North America. Both games were exclusively available for the Nintendo GameCube to those who preordered The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker at a participatingThe Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest is a special version of Ocarina of Time that wasn't released for the N64 in North America. Both games were exclusively available for the Nintendo GameCube to those who preordered The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker at a participating retailer. The Master Quest version of Ocarina of Time contains the same overall storyline as the original Ocarina of Time adventure. However, the dungeons have been upgraded to be truly challenging, even to a Zelda master. Expand

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  1. Nintendo Power
    100
    The story and game play are ever bit as interesting and compelling as they were when the game was originally released in 1998. [Mar 2003, p.134]
  2. The controls in the GC versions of Zelda are airtight, even more fluid and responsive than the originals on the N64... The coolest bonus disk ever!
  3. 97
    It's the cream of the crop, it's the Halo, the GTA Vice City and the Half-Life 2 of Nintendo, and it's not to be missed.
  4. Fans of Ocarina will love diving back into one of the best games ever, only with new dungeons. It's hard to say which is better, but if you love a challenge, Master Quest will satisfy your craving.
  5. 90
    Points off for the lazy port -- but rest assured that Ocarina of Time has lost little of its luster, the Master Quest is a wonderful bonus for returning players.
  6. Luckily, the sound more than makes up for any graphical shortcomings.
  7. Cheat Code Central
    80
    If you've played Ocarina more than once, you should really enjoy the new twists and turns that Master Quest offers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  1. ZiggyStardust
    Apr 5, 2003
    10
    I got rid of my n64 ocarina cart. this is definitely a nice freebie, especially if you haven't already played it. and for people who I got rid of my n64 ocarina cart. this is definitely a nice freebie, especially if you haven't already played it. and for people who already played ocarina, we get the master quest. it's not as different as i was expecting but still nice. Expand
  2. LaneM.
    Mar 1, 2003
    10
    Comments by critics that the graphics "show their age" are unfair, considering how ahead of their time those same graphics were in 1998. Comments by critics that the graphics "show their age" are unfair, considering how ahead of their time those same graphics were in 1998. Would that more game developers focused on how fun a game is rather than its graphical detail. Expand
  3. mephist00
    Jul 3, 2006
    10
    Zelda - Ocarina of time is one of the best rpg's ever, i love it, beat it 4 times, and will beat it once again sometime soon, probably.
  4. KeithM.
    Jun 19, 2003
    10
    Pete Graphics can easily be outmatched by game play Ocarina of Time Was Procliamed the BEST video game ever so if u dont trust me trust the Pete Graphics can easily be outmatched by game play Ocarina of Time Was Procliamed the BEST video game ever so if u dont trust me trust the crtics this is a must have For ANYONE who plays video games even if u think the Zelda seris is complete crap. Expand
  5. BraidenW.
    Oct 21, 2004
    10
    This game bloody rules!!!!
  6. May 26, 2012
    10
    This game is great but not as good as everyone says it is probably due to the fact that I never grew up with this game and I started playingThis game is great but not as good as everyone says it is probably due to the fact that I never grew up with this game and I started playing it in my teens. The game is really fun and the controls are solid and the graphics are pretty good for the time, but the game does not make me feel as excited as wind waker made me feel. The game is really good but not perfect, if I played this game before any other 3d zelda games I would of probably gave this game a perfect rating as it would of felt new to me and not the familiar feeling I got while playing through it after I played every other 3d zelda game. 9.5/10 (metacritic will only let me give it a 9) Expand
  7. DaveF.
    Mar 10, 2003
    0
    This is one of the worst games ever.

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