Legend of Zelda, The: Ocarina of Time (Master Quest Bonus)
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  • Adventure - Maze/Puzzle/Explore (example - Zelda,Tomb Raider)
  • 2/14/2003
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9  |  Zelda: The Windwalker, Bonus Disc Review (GameCube)
larsoncc , 2/20/2003 9:48:45 AM

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If life were fair, I suppose that I'd be reviewing this bonus disc for Zelda: The Wind Waker twice. Ah, but alas, life is not fair, and I have every intention of dishing up one solid review to do the job of two. At any rate, it should be noted that this disc has some collector value to it, as it is only available to those that pre-order the newest Zelda.

The games included on the disc are The Legend Of Zelda, The Ocarina of Time, and The Legend of Zelda, the Ocarina of Time Master Quest.

But, how do you review a freebie-bonus-thingy? It's like saying that you liked it when you got the Happy Meal, but the toy sucked. Man, you paid for a burger and fries. Get it?

So, I'm not going to do that too much. This "review" is going to be like Who's Line Is It Anyway - the points don't matter. So, here's a sampling of everything that this disc gives you.

The disc gives you movie previews, which you'll likely skip over immediately to play the games. You have to be a sorry, BORED sucker to watch all of these movies. Of course, that means I watched every second of all of the movies. There's one movie that serves as a highlight reel; just kick that into high gear, and you'll get the drift. It's a big long advertisement. That's OK, it's got a movie for Wind Waker on it, and I've been dying to have a look.

Second, assuming you read the manual, you'll find out that there is a walkthrough for you on the web for BOTH games. Nintendo was kind enough to provide the walkthroughs here (go ahead, click on it - CHEATER!). If you're fortunate enough to have a Game Spot or EB near you, you'll be able to snare a hard copy of the Ocarina of Time strategy guide. All told, you'll come out of this whole preview festival smelling of roses.

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Ocarina of Time is exactly the same as the Nintendo 64 version. Even the textures are the same. I had better luck using the GameCube version though, as it seemed that the lines were cleaner. It was easier to find things somehow. I'll chalk that one up to the vast superiority of the GameCube, versus the lowly N64. The Master Quest game... Is ALMOST the exact same as OT, so you'll want to make a decision: play one, or play the other. I mean, you have to be one sorry, BORED sucker to play them both. Of course, this means that I did play them both, and I enjoyed them both a whole heck of a lot. The Master Quest disc is definitely more difficult when you get into the dungeons, but a quick link to the walk-through will get you past the trouble spots.

If you've never owned a N64, and you DO own a GameCube, this disc will be a nice way of introducing you to the N64's graphic capabilities, and in some cases, remind you why you never purchased a 64. Mostly though, both games are fantastic, and highly enjoyable. After you get used to the somewhat unique control scheme, you'll be cruising along and solving puzzles in no time. I give the bonus disc a 9/10.

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