Steer through Link's exploits in Hyrule. Our The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D Walkthrough provides item locations, boss tips, and how to complete the adventure.
Lon Lon Ranch
Upon entering Lon Lon Ranch, there are two buildings, one on the left and one on the right. On the right is a stable with Talon's stablehand, Ingo, working inside. A really bitter fellow, give him a listen and then head back across to the other side. Inside you'll find Talon, surrounded by a flock of Cuccos. You can choose to play his game if you wish (he'll explain it) and should you win, you'll walk away with a gallon of Lon Lon Milk, something that'll definitely come in handy should your health run low.
After you're done horsing around with Talon and Ingo, make your way to the center of the ranch, where you'll meet up with Malon. This melodic girl will teach you a song that, of course, will become useful later on. Don't worry if you have a bad memory, the melody will be logged in your songbook, which is accessible via the pause screen. During this time, you'll also meet the pony of your dreams, Epona. After you're finished with your music lesson, head back into Hyrule Field. It's off to Kakariko Village you go!
The Lost Woods
At the top of the hill, in Kokiri Forest, is an entrance to the Lost Woods. You'll know you're headed in the correct direction when you find the vines you can climb. Once you've gotten to the top, enter the Lost Woods. At this first area, if you go left, you'll encounter a critter on a stump. You can't do anything with him right now, but remember this place for future reference. If you go right at the first area, at the next area make a left. In this next area, you can go straight, left, or right (keep in mind that some of these entrances might not be accessible just yet), but you'll want to make a right. At this point, the area you're in should have a little pond with a stone monument sticking out of it.
Facing the pond, make a left into the next area. In this room, go forward again. In the next area, make a left. When you get to this area, make a right, and you should land in Sacred Forest Meadow, where you'll face a small maze. Keep an eye out for Deku Scrubs and remember to lock on and block with your shield. After a little maneuvering through the maze, you should arrive at two stone pillars that signify the entrance to the Forest Temple where Saria awaits you. There, she'll teach you an Ocarina melody with which you can contact her at any time.
In Kakariko Village, you'll discover a number of mini-missions and not so mini-missions for you to spend some time on (like Skulltula House, Cucco woman, and so on) as well as some mini-games for you to play. However, Kakariko Village also serves as a gateway to the Graveyard, where you'll learn an important Ocarina melody, and to Death Mountain, another important destination. To get up the path to Death Mountain, you must show the guard at the gate the letter you received from Zelda. Suitably impressed with your name-dropping, he'll let you pass.
Death Mountain Trail
The path to Death Mountain is littered with Tektites, so keep an eye out for these spidery creatures and deal with them as they come. You'll find that Death Mountain envelops a number of eventual destination points: Goron City, Dodongo's cavern, the Great Fairy's Fountain, and The Crater. The entrance to Dodongo's Cavern is at the top of the first part of the path. You can tell by the boulder that blocks its path. Instead, you'll want to continue following the path until you begin to encounter the loaf-like creatures called the Gorons. Talk to each one you see, as they'll provide you with important information. As a word of advice, make sure to check out every sign you see, since they'll most likely point you in the right direction. At no time should you find yourself in Goron City.
Why is it that I'm going through this game step by step, doing what you're telling me to, but you're still at a completely different part than I am. Where the hell am I?
One More tip, Use Nerus love spell only in the fight with Gannon, and you won't lose a lot of hearts, this can be done twice, and speaking of hearts, I have been able to obtain all but 3!
a little tip for first time players, when you reach Gannons castle, remove the spell on the Shadow sage first, but get the gold gauntlets before finishing that , and do all the others, saving the Fire stage for last!
"After finding all the keys and whatnot" is an incredible example of how you don't write a walkthrough. Usually, even a vague level of detail is required. Talk about half-assed, Gamespot.
I played this on my Nintendo 64. It's the first game I ever completed - 100% of everything. I haven't had access to my original game for several years, and I am surprised at how much I remembered! I finally got stumped when I tried to get to Zora Fountain, so looked for a walkthrough. This one is pretty good - points me in the right direction without a lot of detail. This lets me figure out the challenges for myself. For those of you needing more detailed help, I agree that GameFAQS is a good bet. It's no fun when you are stumped and frustrated, so go get help when you need it, and enjoy the game!
When I first played was on 3ds, and had a hard time defeating the anemone, then after I finally did it, The water temple was tricky, I did pretty good with some of the mini games, like gettng the large quiver of 40 arrows,, same for deku seeds, the large bomb bag, and 9 out of 10 Poes, I found almost all of the fairy fountains, but never could beat the grave keeper a second time to get the prize for that one!
The main problem I have with this game is knowing where to go next, so this walkthrough is totally ok with me :)
Kocelot, walkthroughs do sometimes give you those kind of pointers, but generally walkthroughs are designed for people (like me) who walk around aimlessly sometimes not realizing where to go, as maybe I wasn't paying attention or went back to the game after not playing for a while and forgetting where I was. I'd suggest looking at GameFAQS, as usually people will create a separate walkthrough that's just for boss battles, skulltula locations, etc. That's probably your best bet!
why is every1 saying this is a good walkthrough? its just telling you which direction to go. no tips! also, i need help on getting past the skull soldiers with the shields. ive tried 3 times back and forth. they do too much damage! ;-; i referred to this walkthrough, and nothing!
A really good walkthrough can be found on zeldadungeon.net. It includes every heart piece and gold skulltula location, plus so much more.
@almossbb Yeah, when you hear that particular squeaky sound you know they are nearby, but there's some that you don't hear the sound, these ones are the tricky ones to find, I remember the location of some but not all of them.
As a Oot veteran I remember most things from when i played the original, I just don`t remember where is all that damned golden skulltulas. XD
This is a good walkthrough, and actually my first time looking for a walkthrough for any game lol ? i usually finish the games on my own but in this game i got lost alot :P.
Version 1.0 (2.0?) of this Guide is here. This is a republication of our 1998 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Game Guide. Big thanks to the original author James Mielke of Q Entertainment.