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.
Upon your arrival at Goron City, you'll be treated to a vertigo-inducing view of the city. Make your way down the spiraling paths until you get to the bottom. Talk to the sleepy Gorons you come across and listen to what they have to say. Once you get down to the bottom of the city, you'll come across the Royal Crest, which is on the floor in front of a door blocked by metal bars. Remember this tip whenever you see the crest: Always play Zelda's Lullaby. Play the tune, and the door will open for you. Run inside and light a Deku Stick on the lit torch; then run outside and light the torches out there.
When you find Darunia, the Goron leader, play Saria's Song for him. Other songs will amuse him, but it's Saria's ditty that really gets him going. After he's done making a fool of himself, he'll offer you a challenge involving the Goron's Ruby and King Dodongo. Fortunately, he also gives you the Goron's Bracelet. This lets you pick up rocks and Bomb Flowers. Bid the big guy farewell and head off to Dodongo's Cavern.
Back near the entrance to Goron City, you'll find a single Goron near a single Bomb Flower. At this point, pick up the Bomb Flower and heave it over the ledge. Throw it where the fence is shorter than the rest. It may take a couple of tries, but you should blow up the boulder blocking the entrance to Dodongo's cavern.
Once that's been taken care of, run down to the entrance and head in. Run and jump to the platform in the center, avoiding the Beamos situated in the middle. Jump across to the west side and use a bomb on the false wall. Inside is a chest with a Dungeon Map. Grab that and run back across the middle platform to the east ledge. Use another bomb on the doorway at the top, and you'll open up a new path.
Here, you'll find two Armos and a switch. Grab and pull one Armos on top of the switch to hold it down. This will open a door to the next room. Inside this room will be two Lizalfos. You can throw Deku Nuts at them to stun them while you attack, or you can lock on and alternately use your shield and sword to dispatch them. Once defeated, a new door will open.
Bomb your way past the rock wall and pull out a Deku Stick. Use the stick to light the three unlit torches in the room. Head through the door on the west side. Step on the switch in the hallway to open the door on the other side of the main entrance. Jump across and enter the doorway. Here, you'll find a large column with two rows of Bomb Flowers running along its right and left side. Grab a Bomb Flower from the wall behind you and place it in between the gap between the two rows of Bomb Flowers. This should set off a chain reaction that reveals the column to be a large set of stairs.
Mount the stairs and head into the maze of Razor Traps that litter the next room. This room is all about timing. Wait for your opportunity to pass and do so, step by step. Once you reach the other side, pull the block out and climb up to the exit.
Here, you'll encounter a path blocked by a wall of fire. Unsheath your Slingshot and aim for the eye set in the wall above the exit. Plunk that sucker and watch as the flames disappear. Head through the exit, and into the next room you go!
Run across the bridge and locate the holes in the middle. There are two holes, conveniently situated above the two empty eye holes in the enormous skeleton below. What you must do here is make a short run up to the holes and drop a bomb through each one. Provided the bombs land in the eyes, you will open up access to the next area.
Once you arrive in this room, you must run around the side tunnels until you find the block you need to push into the middle of the floor. This room can get a little confusing, but after a little while, you can figure it out. No problem! Complete this task, and a door will open for you. It's time to meet King Dodongo.
King Dodongo (Boss)
This cocky lizard is a firefighter's nightmare with all the fire breathing he does. Fortunately, this boss's pattern is easy to figure out. When he opens his mouth, throw a bomb in his gullet. After it explodes, he cries out (in lizard-tongue) for an Alka-Seltzer. While he's whining, go up and smack him on the nose with your sword. He gets up and then curls up into a ball in an attempt to run you over. Simply move to the inner ring of the lava pool (without touching the lava) and avoid his charge. After he crashes, he'll turn around and try the fire-breathing thing again. Repeat until he's cooked.
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.