Yes, those little mouse like explosives that slither along the ground to explode at the end. They even made a mini-game out of it.
Not only were these fun, but you could get decent rewards for mastering them. Honorable mention to the hidden minigame in The Lost Woods that results in the deku seed upgrade.
3. Lord Jabu-Jabu
He’s a fucking gigantic fish AND a dungeon at the same time. Are you either of these things? Didn’t think so.
4. The Ocarina
OoT deserves all the credit it gets for tying music into the narrative of an adventure story. Not only was the Ocarina fun to use, but the melodies were super memorable too.
5. The Shadow Temple’s Guillotines
Miss-time that jump and you’re headless, fairy-boy.
A method of transport that you form an emotional bond with. Not many other games can claim this.
7. Zora’s Domain
Probably the coolest place to hang out, ever.
8. Magic Beans
Up, up, and away!
Ok so theses weren’t nearly as good as they were in Links next adventure (Majora’s Mask) but you could get some funny reactions out of people by talking to them with different masks on.
10. Ice Arrows
Stop those pesky enemies from moving.
11. Fire Arrows
Stop those pesky enemies from not being on fire.
12. Light Arrows
Give those pesky enemies a bright blast of justices.
13. The Hookshot
This was such an awesome item, and the perfect way to begin playing as Adult Link after the initial timeskip.
14. The Longshot
Now you can final finish the fucking water temple.
15. The Fucking Water Temple
It gets a lot of flack, but once you’ve conquered it, you can appreciate it for the masterpiece of dungeon design it truly is.
16. Lake Hylia
18. Stealing the Fisherman’s Hat
The most fun you’ll have in years.
19. Secret grottos
Even better when there’s a heart piece in them.
20. Getting A Cow At Your House
Do I even have to explain.
21. Lon-Lon Milk
22. Golden Skulltullas
This is how you do collectibles. Some are easy to find, but many others require a good search. The satisfying jingle of collecting a token is almost unmatched,
23. Skulltulla Token Rewards
The Stone of Agony was particularly revolutionary for its time.
24. Sneaking Into Hyrule Castle As A Child
Those guards need to be fired
25. The Megaton Hammer
Smash your path to victory!
26. The Skull Kid
A tragically sad and lonely figure. Makes friends with you if you wear a particular mask and play a particular song.
27. Lens Flare In A Video-Game
It hadn’t happened before in a video game ever.
28. Sexual Tension With A Fish-Princess
Again, I don’t think this had happened before in a video game either.
And a fairy in each one.
30. Fairy Fountains
Fairies are great, but the midi-harp riff was just as good.
31. The Mirror Shield
Immune to scratching.
32. The Graveyard
Creepy as fuck, particularly on a rainy night.
33. Pieces of Heart
Another awesome collectible.
34. Horseback Archery
Not just a fun mini-game, but a historical past-time.
35. The Golden Cartridge
36. Running Amok In Peoples Houses, Smashing Up Their Pots
37. Realising That Walking Backwards Is Faster Than Walking Forwards
I’m not joking.
They are just so cool.
39. The Ice-Cavern
Awesome mini-dungeon. Contains mysterious blue fire.
40. Biggoron’s Sword
Don’t fuck with me now.
41. The Bottom Of The Well
This was legitimately scary in 1998.
42. The Boomerang
Impossible to throw away.
43. Various References To Other Nintendo Games
Check out Malon’s necklace, and the drawings in the windows of Hyrule Castle.
Awesome character who had the best theme song in the game, gave poetic monologues pertaining to things like existentialism and the very nature of time itself. Also taught you neat songs.
Hell fucking yes.
46. The Goron Tunic
Allows you to basically walk into a volcano.
47. The Great Fairies
Ok they looked pretty weird but they gave you nice things.
48. Gossip Stones
A distinct oddity of the series. Provided hints, cool insights and other easter eggs (like launching into the sky when bombed).
49. Getting A Bigger Wallet
How do I hold all these Ruppees.
50. Big Ruppees
Purple, Orange, Silver, all day.
Meet your match. Best mini-boss in the game.
52. The Power To Too Make It Rain
The Song of Storms is now in your head.
53. The Power To Manipulate The Time Of Day
It has now been replaced with the Sun’s Song.
54. Jamming On The Ocarina
It can even do sharps and flats (press R or Z).
55. Ganondorf’s Organ
It had one or two extra white keys per octave. Go look at it.
56. The Lylat Wars Space Ship That Was Written Into The Game’s Code For Some Reason
57. Blue Potion
Red + Green potion is for casuals, man.
58. The Various Glitches To Be Found
OoT is actually an extremely broken game. Just ask someone who speedruns it. So many glitches have been discovered now that the game can be beaten in less than 20 minutes without any hacks or external software.
59. The 3 Spiritual Stones
60. The 6 Medallions
61. The Whack-A-Mole Inspired Boss Fight
Yeah they went there. It’s in the fire temple.
62. Koume And Kotake
Speaking of boss fights, there is another great one at the end of the Spirit Temple. But the cut-scene afterwards is even better.
63. Getting The Slingshot As A Child
It’s a licence for mischief.
64. The Forest Temple
Fun, atmospheric and perfectly foresty.
65. Getting Punished For Animal Cruelty
He who attacks the Cuckoo carries a deathwish.
66. The Trading Sequence
Loads of fun.
67. That Creepy Motherfucker Who Lives At Lake Hylia
Damn he was creepy.
68. Gold Gauntlets
Do you even lift?
69. Gerudo Valley
Best music ever.
70. The Windmill Hut Guy
No description needed.
Voices his misanthropic thoughts to Child Link in Kakariko Village at night.
Easily the coolest sage.
74. Soldier In The Back-Alley
He’s very easy to miss, but if you seek this guy out and talk to him before heading to the castle as Child Link, he will die immediately afterward. Morbid.
She teaches you one of the best songs ever.
76. Iron Knuckles
These guys were great fun to fight.
77. Getting The Dungeon Map
Ok. Now you know where the fuck you are inside this labyrinth.
78. The Keaton Mask
It was totally Pikachu.
79. The Lens of Truth
Now you can see all you’ve been missing.
80. The Mask of Truth
A good way to freak everyone out.
81. Finding Ruppees In Unlikely Places
82. Cutting The Grass
Cut grass, get money. And other things.
84. Opening Big Chests
That fucking sound.
85. The Twisted Corridor In The Forest Temple
Suddenly my map doesn’t make as much sense..
86. Hyrule Market 7 Years Later
Everyone is now a re-dead.
87. Gerudo Fortress
Time to get stealthy.
88. Gannondorf’s Evil Laugh
HEH HEH HEHHH.
89. Rolling Headfirst Into Trees
You never know what might fall out!
90. Doing The Same Thing With Crates
91. The Fairy Bow
Time to snipe some of those pesky peahats.
92. Playing With Fire
BYO deku stick.
93. Zora’s River
Float downstream, get rich at the same time. Brilliant.
94. The 4 Poe Sisters
They almost deserve their own 5-minute anime.
95. Cuckoo Gliding
Find a Cuckoo and take it off a nice, big cliff.
96. The Lore
Ocarina of Time took place in a highly fleshed-out universe full of its own myths and legends.
97. Nayru’s Love
Can’t touch me now!
98. That Creepy One-Eyed Guy Who Buys Ghost Spirits
I’m still glad he wasn’t a bad guy.
99. Defeating Ganondorf
In a game of ping-pong.
100. Beating The Game
And then doing it all again!
~~~What did you love most about The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time?~~~