There are usually always special secrets in games that you may never know about if you don’t take the extra time to look everywhere carefully. Sometimes though, gamers just seem to be able to stumble across certain things that no one else had ever discovered before which usually make the rest of us gasp in amazement. One very popular Zelda secret is in Ocarina of Time when you are about to meet Princess Zelda you can look through the Hyrule Castle window in the Courtyard and see a cool Super Mario themed wallpaper.

10 very special Zelda secrets have been revealed by Official Nintendo Magazine forum member Zabba 2 which are absolutely brillant and I’m sure will leave you amazed. Just click on that jump and let’s go through these facts and secrets together.

1. The Dying Soldier in Ocarina of Time

A special interaction is able to take place between meeting Ganondorf and opening the Door of Time. Before heading to the Door of Time after receiving the Ocarina of Time, venture towards the back alley in Castle Town and you will find one of Hyrule Castle’s soldiers laying against a house dying from the conflict Ganondorf created against the king. He tells you what happened in regard to Ganondorf and the reason as to why Zelda’s escape was necessary before death sweeps over him and he becomes a lifeless corpse.

2. Ganon’s Sword in Wind Waker

The Hylian text on Ganon’s sword in Wind Waker apparently can be translated as Zubora Gabora. If you have played through Majora’s Mask you may recognize that these are the names of the two blacksmiths living on Snowhead Mountain.

3. Totaka’s Song hidden in Link’s Awakening

Totaka’s Song is a 19-note tune that composer Kazumi Totaka hides throughout almost all the games that he works on. Usually he puts the composition somewhere incredibly difficult to find and in Link’s Awakening this is no exception. If you wait 2 minutes and a half in Richard’s Villa you will start hearing the melody play so if you’re dying to hear it then just wait out the length of time needed for it to kick into gear. Apparently an alternative method can be used revolving around the name-select screen as long as you have a Japanese or German version of the game.

4. Spelling out Zelda in the original Legend of Zelda

Amazingly, five of the dungeons in the original Legend of Zelda can be arranged accordingly to spell out the word Zelda. It’s your job to work out which five they could be.

5. The Indigo-go’s in Majora’s Mask

The Indigo-go’s are a Zora band in Majora’s Mask and if you visit them in each of their rooms you will hear a piece of music playing from past games. The Game Over music from the original Legend of Zelda is played by Evan, the Underworld music also from the original Legend of Zelda is played by Japas, and the amazing “Cave Theme” from A Link to the Past is played by Tijo. The band’s single is also referencing Link’s Awakening as the song is known as the “Ballad of the Wind Fish.”

6. Using the Tingle Tuner in Wind Waker

Using the Tingle Tuner in the Tower of the Gods dungeon unravels a secret story referred to as “The Legend of the Fairy”. This story is split into five parts telling us of a fairy appearing before the Hero of Time aiding him with maps to help him see through the darkness. This legend is, by chance, a story of Tingle’s part in Majora’s Mask and on a certain island in the Great Sea it is said, “they celebrate one’s 35th birthday with a green coat and red pants. They do this in hope of becoming like the legendary fairy, Tingle!”

7. The Background of the Hero’s Shade in Twilight Princess

Hyrule Hystoria, which was released a few months ago in Japan, has revealed a very special secret in Twilight Princess which has created much debate in the past. Have any of you wondered who in the Zelda world is the Hero Shade? Well, Hyrule Hystoria has uncovered that the Hero Shade is the Hero of Time himself: Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask‘s savior. This makes Twilight Princess the first Zelda game to have two Links cross paths and interact together.

8. Star Fox themed masks in Majora’s Mask

The Star Fox team seem to make a cameo appearance in Majora’s Mask as you may notice on the second row of the masks section on the item menu. If you look closely, the Keaton Mask, the Bremen Mask, Bunny Hood, Don Gero’s Mask and the Mask of Scents detail very similar to Fox, Falco, Peppy, Slippy and Pigma (an ex-member of Star Fox). Their appearance and order seem to make this a definite possibility that the Star Fox series is referenced in the game.

9. Reach Ganon without touching a sword in the original Legend of Zelda

The original Legend of Zelda is a very unique game in that you can actually complete all the dungeons and reach Ganon without even acquiring a sword. Unfortunately, Ganon is invulnerable unless you actually have the sword in your hand when facing off against him.

10. The Naming of Princess Zelda

Shigeru Miyamoto named the Princess of Hyrule after the wife of famous author, F. Scott Fitzgerald who wrote the Great Gatsby. The name Zelda has become legendary among the world with famous actor Robin Williams naming his daughter after the Princess too.

So have you known about any of these secrets and facts mentioned here? Do you know of any other interesting hidden secrets in the Zelda series? Type in some comments for us now!

Source: Official Nintendo Magazine (via GoNintendo)