Legend of Zelda- Ocarina of Time
N64 Hints & Cheat Codes
Hints & Cheat Codes
All the Heart Pieces:
Lon Lon Ranch - In the shed at Lon Lon Ranch, move the crate to reveal a
secret hole in the wall.
Dodongo's Cavern - When you're Young Link, plant a Magic Bean at the mouth
of the cave. Come back when you're Adult Link and a stalk has grown there.
Climb the stalk to find the Heart Piece.
Hyrule Field - Near the path leading to Lake Hylia, there's a section of
grass that's fenced in on all sides. Throw a bomb into the center of that
area to uncover a secret grotto.
Lon Lon Ranch - At the north end of the ranch, detonate a bomb at the base
of the tree to reveal a secret grotto.
Kakariko Village - When you're Young Link, go to Death Mountain and get a
ride from the owl. He'll drop you on a roof in Kakariko Village. Drop down
to the awning below and go into the house.
Kakariko Village - Use your Longshot to get on top of one of the houses in
town. Talk to the man you find there.
Kakariko Graveyard - During the night, when you and Dampe are wandering the
graveyard, you'll find the Heart Piece while he digs.
Kakariko Windmill - After you race Dampe's Spirit through the cavern, play
the Song of Time for him. A blue stone will disappear on one side of the
cave, opening a path to the windmill. Follow the path and once you get
inside the windmill, you'll find the Piece of Heart.
Kakariko Graveyard - After you win the race against Dampe's Spirit, he'll
give you a Piece of Heart.
House of Skulltula - After you collect 50 golden tokens come back to the
House of Skulltula and get a Piece of Heart from the now freed child.
Kakariko Graveyard - While you're Young Link, plant a Magic Bean in the
corner of the graveyard. Come back when you're Adult Link to climb the
stalk and claim a Piece of Heart.
Kakariko Graveyard - When you're walking around the graveyard, you'll see
something odd about one of the stones. Pull the stone and go into the secret
passage. Then play the Sun's Song to get the Heart Piece.
Zora's River - As you go up Zora's River, you'll see a group of frogs. Play
the Song of Storms for them.
Zora's River - Keep on playing all the songs you know for the frogs and
they'll give you another Piece of Heart before you go.
Zora's River - Take a cucco from the riverbank and use him to fly up to a
plateau. There, take another cucco to reach the Piece of Heart.
Zora's River - At the entrance to Zora's Domain, you'll see the Piece of
Heart on a ledge far from your reach. To get it, go back to the place where
you found the cucco along the riverbank and take him back to that spot. Jump
off the path and you'll be able to get the Heart Piece!
Market - Win the game and get to the final room to get the Piece of Heart.
Market - When you play and win the Bombchu Bowling game, you'll get random
prizes. If you keep winning, eventually you'll get the Piece of Heart as a
Market - Find the woman whose dog ran away. Help her get it back by waiting
until nightfall. Then, look near the Bazaar to find it and give it back to
the woman for a Piece of Heart.
Lost Woods - Go through the Woods until you reach the mysterious Skull Kid.
When he urges you to, take out the Ocarina and play Saria's Song. After
hearing the song, he'll give you the Heart Piece.
Lost Woods - Go even deeper into the Lost Woods and you'll reach two Skull
Kids. When they ask you to join them as they sang, play the Ocarina and
follow along the song. Then, they'll give you the Piece of Heart.
Zora's Domain - There's a hidden chamber behind the waterfall. Light up a
Deku Stick and go behind the waterfall where you'll find several more
torches. Light them all and a chest containing the Piece of Heart will appear.
Zora's Fountain - When you go to Zora's Fountain as Adult Link, it will all
be frozen like ice. Find the ice block with the Heart Piece inside and pry it
loose from the ice to claim it!
Ice Cavern - As you go through the Ice Cavern, you'll come across a red ice
block with a Piece of Heart inside. Get a bottle full of blue flame and put
it over the red ice to get the Piece.
Zora's Fountain - When you get the Zora Tunic and the Iron Boots, submerge
yourself under the lake in Zora's Fountain. There, you'll find the Piece of
Death Mountain Crater: Enter the Crater with the Goron Tunic on and as Adult
Link, then explore the crater walls to find the Piece of Heart.
Death Mountain Crater - Inside the Crater, climb up the stalk that grew from
the Magic Bean. Then, go up the towering spire to reach the Heart Piece.
Goron City - Light all the torches on the lower level of the city to make the
giant urn spin. Run up to the upper level and throw a Bomb into the urn's open
top to get a prize. Hopefully, it'll be the Piece of Heart!
Lake Hylia - Go to the Fishing Pond and catch the biggest fish in the pond to
get the Heart Piece.
Lake Hylia: After you get the Golden Scale, dive into the well in the lab next
to Lake Hylia. There, you'll find the Piece of Heart.
Lake Hylia - When you're Young Link, plant the Magic Bean in the spot near the
lab by Lake Hylia. Come back when you're Adult Link and climb the stalk to
reach the top of the lab. Up there waiting for you is a Piece of Heart!
Gerudo Fortress - On you way to Gerudo Fortress, you'll see a waterfall. Take
a cucco and jump through the waterfall into a secret chamber. There, you'll
find the Heart Piece.
Gerudo Fortress - On the opposite side of the waterfall, you'll see a narrow
canyon. Take a cucco and jump off the bridge and land on the ledge far below
to get the Piece of Heart.
Gerudo Fortress - While you're exploring the inside of the Fortress, look up
and use the Hookshot on the exposed roof chest. You'll reach the Piece of
Heart there, too!
Gerudo Fortress - While you're riding Epona, your horse through Gerudo
Fortress, you have to shoot at targets. If you score over 1,000 points, you'll
win the Piece of Heart.
Spirit Temple - When you are Young Link, plant a Magic Bean near the Temple's
entrance. Then, come back later as Adult Link when the stalk has grown. Climb
up it to find the Piece of Heart.
Better Fishing Lure:
To get a better lure while fishing in Lake Hylia, go fishing at night. When
the man at the counter gives you the rod, make a B-line to the log in the
middle of the pond, and walk around on it. If you are lucky, you will find a
sinking lure.(you can use it even though the sign says you can't, the guy won't
notice) The fish like the lure you find much better than the one the guy at the
counter gives you, and the fish are almost garunteed to bite every time you
Big Bomb Bag:
As a kid, go to the Hyrule Town Market, go to the bombchu game room, and play
a second time, if you win, you will recieve a bomb bag that can hold 30 bombs.
Bottle #1:At Lon Lon Ranch, play Talon's Super Cucco Game. When you win, you
will receive a bottle(1) with Lon Lon milk
Bottle #2: In Kakariko village, find all the cuccos and return them to the
pen, then talk to the lady standing next to the pen, she will give you a
Bottle #3: At Lake Hylia (you must have the silver scale), dive into the
water to find a bottle and a letter.
Bottle #4: As adult Link, go to the market and talk to the ghost person in
the house directly to the left asyou enter. Go outside and collect poes, once
you collect 1000 points, the ghost will give you a bottle.
Any fan of the old Zelda games will have figured this one out already:
Attack a chicken repeatedly with your sword and it will call for backup. Soon,
tons of chickens will flap around on screen, trying to give Link that same
fuzzy "Birds" feeling as in Hitchcock's famous movie.
Simply leave the room or area to stop the chicken attack.
Creating Music with the Ocarina:
You can get even more detailed in the music you play with the ocarina with
these extra tips. To play flat notes, hold Z while playing a note. To play
sharp notes, hold R while playing a note. To vary the pitch on a note, use the
Control Stick. Try it out and compose your own masterpieces!
Cure a Wounded Sign:
If you slash a sign to smithereens, you can put it back together by playing
Zelda's lullaby on your ocarina. The sign will magically recreate itself infront
of your eyes.
Defeat the FINAL Ganon:
After Link defeats Ganondorf in the tower, his relief soon fades as the King of
Gerudo thieves makes one more wish on the triforce of Power. He transforms
himself into Ganon - a creature that reflects the true nature of his heart.
With a mighty blow, he knocks away the Master Sword from your hands! A ring of
fire now encircles the battle field making it impossible for you to retrieve it.
Quickly, and carefully aim a Light Arrow into Ganon's eyes. Once he's stunned,
go behind him and use the Megaton hammer to hit his tail. You must repeat this
process until the circle of fire subsides. When the moment comes, run to the
Princess who has retrieved the sword for you! Note: The Big Goron Sword is
useless in this final fight so make sure you equip the Master Sword.
When fighting the mutated Ganon, simply bumrush the evil villain and proceed to
slash violently at point blank range. It's very important to make sure Link is
facing Ganon's belly at all times as he constantly turns. While swinging away,
don't worry if every blow is deflected; eventually, Link somehow sneaks a few
cuts behind Ganon and actually hits his tail (his only vulnerable spot). Most
of the time, Link will completely pass through Ganon providing easier access to
his tail (just remember to keep slashing!). Only a few successful hits are
needed to finish the job. As Gannon falls defeated, the Princess Zelda will put
a temporary restraining spell over him while Link delivers the final blow!
Then, enjoy the final animated sequence - you've more than earned it!
Finding Gold Skulltulas:
Before planting a Magic Bean in a mound of soft dirt, empty a jar of bugs (you
can buy them for 50 rupees at Hyrule Market or just find them under rocks) on
top of the mound. Catch one of the bugs mmediately afterwards so you don't have
to find or buy more of them. After one of the bugs goes into the mound of dirt,
a Gold Skulltula will jump out, except for the mound right next to the bean
Free Lon Lon Milk:
If you have an empty bottle, stand in front of any cow and play "Epona's Song".
The cow will feel energetic and fill your bottle up with Lon Lon Milk for free!
Get The Hylian Shield
To get the Hylain Shield, go to the graveyard. Pull on the tombstone that has
three flowers in front of it. This will reveal a secret cave. Now go inside a
claim the Hylian Shield as your reward.
Go to the fishing hut when Link is an adult. If you can catch a 20 pound fish
you'll receive golden scales. These let you dive to 8 meters.
Great Faerie Locations:
1.) Magic Spin Slash: On Top of Death Mountain, there is sign, to the left
looks like a door, BOMB it to find a door.
2.) Din's Fire: In Hyrule castle, once you enter climb up the vines, jump of
the gate and run foward, there should be a sign, go past it and use a BOMB to
blow up the rock.
3.) Farore's Wind: At Zoras Fountain, go to the right once you enter, there is
a island with trees and rocks, go there, use a BOMB on the rock on the wall,
then run into the cave.
4.) Double magic meter: Play the Bolero of Fire on the Ocarina, then go across
the bridge that leads to the Leader Goron, instead of going into his chamber,
go left, equip your MEGATON HAMMER and break the rock.
5.) Double Energy : Once you leave the market going towards Ganons Castle, go
right, run until you see a bunch of rocks, go past them and you will see a big
column, use your GOLD GAUNTLETS to lift it.
Hidden Gold Rupee:
Don't wait untill you have 100 Gold Skulltulas to get the golden Ruppee, get
it as soon as you get bombs. As either Link, go to Kakariko Village. Right
when you walk in there is that tree in the middle. Well take about 10 paces
directly behind that tree, you should be in the center of a somewhat open area
in the town. (If you have the Stone of Agony, you will feel it rumble.)
Place a bomb there and back away, when it explodes there will be a hole in the
ground and kill the two mummies with the Song of the Sun and your sword. A
treasure chest will appear with a golden ruppee inside.
Hidden Red Fairies (Gossip Stone):
Low on energy? Find a Gossip Stone (the cycloptic rocks that giggle when you
hit them) and play one of the following three songs next to it:
Zelda's Lullaby, Epona's Song, or Song of Storms.
Either touch the red fairy that flies out to fill up your energy or catch it
in a bottle so that it can revive you if you die.
How to get Epona the Horse:
Getting Epona can be very tricky at times. This guide will help you beat Mr
1. Learn Epona's Song. As Young Link talk to Malon in the horse corral in Lon
Lon Ranch after meeting Princess Zelda. Talk to her again and show her your
ocarina and she'll teach you Epona's Song.
2. Become Adult Link and get at least 70 rupees.
3. Talk to Mr. Ingo outside the corral at Lon Lon Ranch and pay 10 rupees to
ride the horse. Instead of getting on the horse provided, play Epona's Song
and Epona will run up to you. Ride her around the corral to practice. Wait
until the time is up.
4. Talk to Mr. Ingo again and pay to ride again. Play Epona's Song and get on
Epona. This time, walk up to Mr. Ingo while on Epona and use Z Targeting to
talk to him. He'll challenge you to a race with a 50 rupee wager.
5. Win the race against Mr. Ingo. He'll challenge you to a second race. Win
again and you'll get Epona.
6. Use the A button to get Epona running really fast and jump over any fence to
escape the ranch.
Race Tips: Racing Mr. Ingo can be tough. Here's how to win. Hold forward on
the control stick as soon as the race begins. Use 1 carrot (push A to use a
carrot) and wait for it to come back before using it again to keep up with Mr.
Ingo. Hug the fence and wait for him to move out of your way. Then use up all
the carrots you have EXCEPT ONE to speed Epona up and pass him. Wait until a
second carrot appears and use it, then keep doing this to keep ahead of Mr. Ingo.
NEVER USE YOUR LAST CARROT! Just keep using the second-to-last carrot. If you
use the last one you'll slow down big time and lose.
Fire Arrow - In Lake Hylia, walk across the bridges to get to the tree. Play the
Ocarina to make it night time. Equip your bow. Play the flute again, then shoot
Ice Arrow - In the Gerudo training course, you must collect keys. When you have
at least 5, walk into the door in front of the entrance, and use all the keys to
make a path. In the big chest you will find the Ice Arrow.
Light Arrow - When you get all of the medallions, go to the Temple of Time. You
will find Zelda and she will give it to you.
Magic Bean Square Locations:
Here's the locations of the Magic Bean Squares.
- Lake Hylia by the laboratory.
- Desert Colossus by the temple.
- Gerudo Valley by the bridge.
- To the left of the entrance bridge to Kokiri Forest.
- By the Kokiri shop.
- Lost woods - trail to it: right, left, right, left, and left.
- Zora's river by the bean selling man.
- Kokariko graveyard at the top-back-left corner.
- Death mountain trail at the foot of dodongo cavern.
- Play the Bolero of Fire to warp into the death mountain crater and the square
will be right near the point of arrival.
Be sure to keep an eye on your fairy companion at all times. When Navi turns
green and flies over to a spot, it's usually an indication that there is
something hidden there. If you don't feel a rumble from the Stone of Agony,
then it's most likely a red fairy (refreshes health and magic). Play the Song of
Storms or Zelda's Lullaby, to lure it out. In some occasions, Navi also points
out potential "scarecrow" spots and hidden caves.
Red Fairies Galore!:
In Lake Hylia go to where the owl is sitting between the two bridges. Talk to
him. After you talk to him run away so he doesn't take you to the castle. Go back
to where he was. Then go behind the piece of stone and pull it. Go in the hole
and there will be about 20 red fairies!
Save the Ranch and Get Animals:
As a kid go to Lon Lon Ranch. Talk to Malon and she'll teach you a song. Play it
to Epona and she'll grow fond of you. Then become an adult. Go to Lon Lon Ranch
and pay Mr. Indigo to ride a horse. Then when you're in there, play Epona's song.
Epona will run up to you and you ride her for a minute. Then pay him again, get
on epona, ride to Mr. Indigo and speak to him. He'll ask if you want to race, say
yes. Beat him twice. Then he'll lock you in the ranch. All you have to do is jump
over the gate. To get the cow go back to the ranch and talk to Malon. She should
ask if you want to do the obstacle course, say yes, and if you break the record
you get a cow.
Secret of Butterflies:
Ever wonder what secret the harmless little butterflies are hiding that flutter
about Hyrule? As young Link, take out a stick and find some butterflies. Slowly
follow them until one touches the stick -- which, tadaaaa: turns it into a red
fairy. Use a bottle to catch it or touch it to be healed instantly.
Shortcuts Through the Lost Woods:
To Get Through The Lost Woods Quickly, Follow These Directions: Go Right, Left,
Right, Left, Straight, Left, Right.
To Get To Goron City Quickly From Kokri Forest, Take The First Right, Then a
Left, And Go Straight.
NOTE: You Must Have Already Been To Goron City And Blown Up the Boulders Covering
Kill the following numbers of Skulltula Spiders and receive the items below:
10: Adult Wallet (holds 200 rupees)
20: Stone of Agony (hidden rumblings
30: Giant Wallet (holds 500 rupees)
40: Bombchu (climbs up walls)
50: Piece of Heart
100: Gold Rupee
Songs for the Ocarina:
You can't use these until you learn them in the game, but here's a list to help
you if you forget.
Zelda's Lullaby: C-Left, C-Up, C-Right, C-Left, C-Up, C-Right.
Epona's Song: C-Up, C-Left, C-Right, C-Up, C-Left, C-Right.
Saria's Song: C-Down, C-Right, C-Left, C-Down, C-Right, C-Left.
Sun's Song: C-Right, C-Down, C-Up, C-Right, C-Down, C-Up.
Song Of Time: C-Right, A, C-Down, C-Right, A, C-Down.
Song Of Storms: A, C-Down, C-Up, A, C-Down, C-Up.
Minuet Of Forest: A, C-Up, C-Left, C-Right, C-Left, C-Right.
Bolero Of Fire: C-Down, A, C-Down, A, C-Right, C-Down, C-Right, C-Down.
Serande Of Water: A, C-Down, C-Right, C-Right, C-Left.
Requiem Of Spirit: A, C-Down, A, C-Right, C-Down, A.
Nocturne Of Shadow: C-Left, C-Right, C-Right, A, C-Left, C-Right, C-Down.
Prelude Of Light: C-Up, C-Right, C-Up, C-Right, C-Left, C-Up.
Steal the Fisherman's Hat:
When you go to the fishing pond while you are Adult Link, you can use the
fishing rod to steal the fisherman's hat! Simply cast your line towards him and
if you aimed correctly, you'll take his hat. (If it doesn't work at first, try
again!) He'll get upset and ask you to give it back. (Don't lose it in the
water! He'll charge you 50 Rupees!)
Stone of Agony:
Please note that you must have the Rumble Pak for this secret to happen. Once
you aquire the Stone of Agony, equip it, and every time Link approaches an
important item in the game, the Stone of Agony will beat real hard the closer
you get to the important item. It is basically a little note that your
approaching something good.
Super Cuccoo Game Cheat:
This should make it a lot easier to catch the Super Cuccoos. As young Link, go
to Lon Lon Ranch and enter the first door on the left. The sleeping guy (Talon?)
will be there in a room full of chickens. Grab and toss all the chickens into
the corner of the room where the bottom of the staircase is. The chickens will
get stuck there and won't roam as much. Now go and play the Super Cucco game.
He'll toss his three "super chickens" into the room. An easy win, now that all
the other chickens are stuck in the corner. The prize: A full bottle of Lon Lon
The Scarecrow Song:
When you go to Lake Hyrule as young Link, show your Ocarina to the scarecrow.
He will ask you to play a song so remember whatever song you create. Show and
play the song back to the other scarecrow. Come back to the lake as adult Link
and play the song to the first scarecrow and you will learn the scarecrow song!
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Where to Sell the Masks:
Here's a list of the masks and the people who will buy them from you.
Mask of Truth -- Keep this one!
Keaton Mask -- Guard in Kakiriko Village
Skull Mask -- Skull Boy in Lost Woods
Spooky Mask -- Boy in Graveyard
Bunny Hood -- Marathon Runner in Hyrule Field
Goron Mask -- Can't sell to anyone
Zora Mask -- Can't sell to anyone
Gerudo Mask -- Can't sell to anyone