The early version of the N64 classic “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” has been bought by fans and contains many previously invisible secrets.
Data miners have become a reliable source of rumors and new information in the modern era, especially when it comes to games as a service, but hacking games to discover their secrets also applies to retro games.
Many fan groups have dedicated themselves to digging into the history of the game, and now they have an unexpected new source of information: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’s early version is considered a space demonstration a year before the final game.
Fans are still studying the details carefully, but it seems that it covers about half of the data of the original beta ROM, which was previously covered by F-Zero X, but most of the Zelda data was unknowingly omitted.
This not only reveals different versions of familiar items and areas, but also reveals brand new features that never made it to the final game. Perhaps the most important are the magic medals, which give powerful abilities that have never been part of the final design.
The Soul Medal allows you to become a fairy navy, allowing you to fly; the Dark Medal makes you invisible to the enemy, and the Light Medal allows you to attack like a light arrow.
There is also a fire, ice and wind medal-the latter allows you to warp to different areas. Certain medal features are incorporated into the final game in different ways, and medals do exist in the final game, but they don’t give any special powers, and ultimately only show that you have awakened a new saint.
A mine-style weapon was also found, which looks similar to Mario Kart’s blue shell and Pegasus boots version, which can make you run faster in other Zelda games.
New areas in the game include hotels in Lon Lon Ranch and Zora’s Domain, and Gerudo bandits that move around Hyrule Field at night-instead of ordinary monsters.
Although the map of the whole world seems completely different, the story structure in the beta has also changed. Zelda studied the Temple of Time in the Royal Library, and Link found it in the final version. Spirit stone.
Although it sounds cool to be able to fly, there is no suggestion to make Ocarina Of Time better, but it has fascinating insights into how Nintendo creates games and makes design decisions.
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