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As if there weren’t already enough reasons to be excited about The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, we now know of another new feature to be included in the game – a first in the Legend of Zelda series. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is now set to include a boss rush, or boss challenge mode, that will be unlocked after reaching a certain point in Link’s quest to save Hyrule.

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This boss rush mode will allow players to once again face any previously defeated bosses in their adventure. It will also have the option of a continuous battle mode, which involves facing all of the unlocked bosses in one giant, continuous battle. It’s unsure at this point if completing this mode will unlock any new extras in the game, but it’s nice for Nintendo to include a nice little extra to entertain us with. Including a boss rush mode is going to make The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D not only a game to sit down and play for long stints of time, but also a great quick pick-up-and-play title for short bus rides and the like.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is also going to include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest version of the game, a more challenging game mode with revamped dungeons and temples. Master Quest on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is going to be a mirrored version, much like how The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess was mirrored for the Wii, which will give more experienced players a little more of a challenge.

Finally, for the less experienced Legend of Zelda fans, Nintendo has decided to include a set of tutorial videos to get new players started in Hyrule. These videos will be optional, so the older Legend of Zelda fans won’t be forced to watch, but will offer some guidance to new fans of the series. The videos will provide hints on how to solve puzzles that players will encounter on their adventure. It’s a lot like a virtual strategy guide.

With Nintendo adding so many new features to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, it’s looking like it’s going to be a title to pick up on its release date for a lot of Legend of Zelda fans, old and new. So go to Gamestop, Best Buy, or wherever you shop for games and reserve your copy now! And as always let us know what you think in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo Life, Nintendo 3DS Blog


  • KyleLink


    I am so going to get me this now.

  • Deikios

    Cool stuff. The mirrored world for MQ sounds like it's gonna be very tedious, yet challenging. 🙂

  • $eldap

    I wonder if we will be able to battle each boss as either child/adult link. Im nit sure how this will work in regards to the item specifics though. Maybe link will just age once he gets to the adult link bosses? It would be awesome to have the option of battling the bossess as eith though.

  • Shima

    I hope there is more to the master quest then just a mirrored hyrule, monsters in other places and maybe items to be found in different places. I mean I love OOT the way it is, but some more challenging things would be awesome and make me love it even more (if that's even possible XD)

  • The Other Side

    I could cry right now, i don't have a 3ds or money to get one anytime soon 🙁 I wanna play this game so much it sucks having no money, but i'm happy to see about these little extras, and when i finally do get hold of this i can't wait to try boss rush.

  • Peter

    Well Steve, I do understand what you're saying. But you have to remember that monkey's can't fly south for the winter like birds can. I feel I've made myself clear on this a number of times….

  • ThrowdownN64

    The thing that sealed the deal of mii buying a 3DS was when I heard about this game a couple months ago
    Thumbs up if you agree

    • dark_link121

      that and starfox 64

  • Gordon

    @Shima They completely rearranged the dungeons for Master Quest. When I played it on the Gamecube I never made it past the Fire Temple. I got stuck. And now the whole thing is mirrored. Great.

    • The best thing to do is look it up on Gamefaqs.com if you're stuck, it really helps. In Master Quest, the fire temple plays mostly in reverse of how it is in the normal version. Everything you do in the normal version, you do the opposite way in Master Quest but instead starting at the beginning of the temple obviously.

  • starwebs1

    I just got my 3DS yesterday, and I am SO saving up for this!

    • Sweet! The 3DS rocks right?!

      • starwebs1

        Uh, YEAH!

  • SpiritOfBelief

    I'm familiar with OoT… but to be honest, i have NO IDEA what this "Master Quest" is. i've heard it everywhere- could someone explain it to me please? 🙂

  • Now extra stuff like a boss gauntlet is what makes a remake worth it.

  • supergiraloz

    mirrored version?
    man is that gonna hurt my brain,

  • starwebs1

    So earlier today I realized I can mentally travel across Ocarina of Time's Hyrule Field. The entire thing.

    BTW: Shouldn't this post be in Zelda News, not Gaming/Nintendo News?

  • Adam

    Boss rush is cool and all, but I'm calling shenanigans on mirroring Master Quest. Why even bother with that? "To make it more challenging?" What a bullshit reason. That is lazy, artificial difficulty at it's worst.

    And the tutorial videos? If you feel that new players are that stupid something is wrong with you. They aren't any more stupid than a seasoned gamer. If you're worried about accessibility maybe you should, you know, make the game easier to understand? Hell, make it a better game over all.

    It has always seemed to me that if you feel it necessary to include a tutorial of any kind in your game, then you designed it poorly. Mind you, Ocarina of Time isn't too terribly difficult to pick up and understand to begin with. Although there are some awkward things (camera, item assignment, automatic jumping), especially for its time period. However, if they can't sufficiently update the small things now days, and they feel that people are too stupid to get it that they want to put in help videos "just in case," then I wonder if they are still living on this planet.

    Whatever happened to a manual?

    • MoronOfTime

      Uh…chill out?
      Just because you'd find the game easy, doesn't mean everyone will, bearing in mind that a lot of younger children that have probably never even played Zelda might think it looks cool (because come on, it's Ocarina of Time) and buy it.

      If you don't like the tutorials? Don't use them, simple enough.

    • The tutorials are for to the younger generation and it would be freaking hard to get past the water Temple when your eight years old. And loads of games that have sold so many copies, won so many awards, and are known for their greatness in structure,game play, and storyline, mostly have a guide (Twilight Princess is a great example). And if you were a true Zelda player you would know that Automatic jumping,camera adjustments, and item assignment is all part of the structure, and if you don't like it then get off the site! Miyamoto made the camera like that to give you a sense of depth in the first 3D Zelda game, made the item assignment that way because it was a major upgrade in easiness in game play from the past Zelda games. AND IT WOULD BE SO WEIRD TO JUMP WHEN YOU PLEASE IN ZELDA THAT IS WHY THE SECOND GAME IS UNDERRATED SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously where is Therious when you need him?!

    • Um…

      i can understand what you mean, but i think it may have come across a little too angry XD

      i don't think everyone else quite understood though lol

    • dark_link121


    • That's a common misconception about manuals telling you how to do parts of the game… The only people who make comments like yours are people who like War games and warfare crap, its all about hard tough stuff and competition and being the best.

      • I meant the last part saying its bad not that's what its all about for me.

    • Bobby Emerald

      You're overestimating the intelligence of the overall audience, (which would be younger children around 10 years old) You're not so intelligent yourself if you're assuming people will think OoT as easy as you think it to be.

  • Punnutty

    One Link 8-9 bosses this is going to be freakin' cool.

  • Keith

    My reserve was confirmed but this just further cements it! Haha! I wonder what other little goodies Nintendo has thrown in. I'm crossing my fingers for URA Zelda but won't be surprised if doesn't make it in, but never know. Either way it'll be worth the money. 🙂

    • starwebs1

      That's what Master Quest is.

      • Well… Not exactly. Ura Zelda is a lot of Master Quest but extra enemies, new locations, items, environmental changes/objects inside and in outside Hyrule were totally new or different. There's a lot on the net about what happened to that.

  • This is awesome! I always wanted to beat the Twinrova again (they were a fun bunch :). And maybe you unlock some awesome potion thing that will help you (along the lines of Grandmas soup from Wind Waker). Anyways I'm going to play the original Ocarina of Time 3DS before Master Quest so I get the feel of it you know what I mean? The only thing that I think they shouldn't of done is the guide videos. I mean there is no point of the Water Temple if there is a guide for every single puzzle in the temple right? Well since I'm an ultimate Zelda fan I'm going to beat it the classic way!

    • Naside

      You can't play Master Quest before beating the normal version anyways. XP

      • Yes but I prefer to get my Ocarina of time talent touch back first.

        • SilverSkullata

          Yes you do! I LIKE OCARINA'S

  • Naside

    Boss rush mode? Parts of that sound similar… But to what…. Oh yeah.

    That one area in Spirit Tracks's Castle Town and the area in The Wind Waker's Ganon's Tower. Interesting.

    • Yeah and in Twilight Princess & Majora's Mask where I think you have to beat them in a row, kinda like when Zant took you back into those boss battles.

  • Sanity's_Theif

    This game is really, REALLY pushing me to go out and buy a 3DS, and I don't like handhelds

  • Eddy

    And sometimes the puzzles don't make any sense

    • Casual Vader

      Oh yeah they don't. I'll always remember the cow in the wall in Jabu-Jabu's Belly. Seriously, wtf?

      • Yeah no kidding, there was twice as many cows in that dungeon alone than all the cows in the original! I think about 14?

  • SilverSkullata

    YAY! I get to Kill Gohma again! She is so easy… like tainted evil with happy evil. I wonder if that will be a way to get like a purple Ruppee for horrible stuff that costs money… Money makes the world go 'Round *sigh*.

    • do u like waffles?

      I know! I beat gohma in 30 seconds.

  • dark_link121

    YES!!!!!!!! Bongo Bongo!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA

  • deku_link530

    Funny, the boss rush mode will add all of 12 min of gameplay for me cause I've beaten the game and all the bosses countless times… and yet, I still can't wait 😀

  • I just realized that Nintendo didn't specify which bosses would be appearing, or if all of them would.

    That's a lot of bosses to battle consecutively. Though, it would be fun to do so.

    • Pani

      I think I read somewhere that only the temple/dungeon bosses will be appearing in boss rush, coming to 8 + Ganon/Ganondorf. 😮

  • dege oftime

    and my wish has been granted. very excite! (borat)

  • This game will officially be my first 3DS game I'll ever get! And dammit it will be epic! 😀

  • Dang it. Double Post…But I really wanted to say this:
    Anyways who thinks there should be a Veterans Challenge mode in that Boss Rush mode? Unlocked after beating Ganon obviously. Pretty simple: Face every boss in a row, 3 Hearts, No Fairies, No Nayrl's Love, No Heart Pickups, and only the required items to beat each boss. (Your equipment changes with each boss with that last one.) And to make things more interesting, perhaps a secret boss right at the end. (Like Dark Link in Spirit Tracks)

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