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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Extraordinary remake of a classic adventure -- now for 3DS.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 12+

So Good

age 10+

Just have a parental talk with them and then let them play it.

It is a video game where you control an eminently good character. The mission consists of defeating a villain who represents evil and darkness with weapons of light. You must explain to your child that the violence in this game is not gratuitous, that Link (the hero) is not killing other people or animals but rather monsters emerged from the darkness that endanger the well-being of his land. Link fights with swords and bows, there are no firearms. The game does not feature any profane language, nor is there any graphic violence or blood. In this game there is no alcohol consumption. There are certain fairies that are half naked, you must explain to your child that they are creatures of nature and that fairies tend to dress in this way.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (70 ):

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is a blast, whether you're a longtime fan of the franchise or new to it. Link can run, climb, dive, ride, fish, and play an instrument called the Ocarina that performs functions such as teleporting between places, calling your horse, changing night to day, and opening locked doors. Gamers with a nostalgic connection to the original epic will no doubt have a blast rediscovering the magic of this well-crafted and beautifully executed remake.

Not only is it fun to play on a portable device that can slip into your pocket, but the 3D graphics add to the colorful, detailed world. Better depth and eye-popping effects help make this remake even more immersive than the 1998 classic. In fact, complete the main story and the Master Quest mode will be accessible, adding all-new puzzles and redesigned dungeons for an extra challenge and further replayability. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D is a highly enjoyable game with great graphics, smooth control, and a ton of adventuring for gamers on the go.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo 3DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: June 7, 2011
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Animated Blood, Fantasy Violence, Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

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