I got my Nintendo 3DS earlier this week. I wasn’t sure if I’d use it much, if it was worth it but right now, I’m playing it like mad. I’m having a lot of fun re-playing Zelda: Ocarina of Time again. This time, I’m not using any guide at all and I’m basically just playing off of memory.
I’m playing things really differently this time around, I’m actually really pleased with what I’ve done.
I got my regular 3 spirit medallions as child Link, as usual. But as soon as I turned adult, I mixed it up a bit.
As an adult, the first thing I did was the Ice Temple. Why? No Boss…but really, I wanted a free Blue Flame.
The Blue Flame was to thaw out King Zora to get…Biggeron’s Sword. Yes, I got Biggeron’s sword before doing any adult dungeons. It made the Forest Temple, which I did after, very very easy.
I did the Water Temple next to get Longshot and also, to experience how improved the Water Temple is on the 3DS. Let me say, it’s improved SOOOOO much. The transition of boots to metal boots, and back is as simple as hitting a button twice. It’s so easy…it makes Water Temple pretty fun. :D
After that, I did Gerudo Fortress, freeing the 4 carpenters. But really, I wanted to see how the Horseback riding arrow game would be, with the improved bow and arrow usability. I got 1520 in the first game, 1430 the second, and 1510 the third. Basically, it was WAY easier than doing it on the Wii.
I’m at 43 Gold Skulltula tokens, without using any guide or going back to a dungeon I’d done already. I only want 50, for the heart piece. I’ll get all 100 eventually but I don’t really care right now.
Next, I guess I’ll finish Fire and Shadow and Spirit Temples. I don’t really care…I’ve done the fun stuff I wanted to do.
I really like the new Boss Modes that they have. One of my favorite fights was Phantom Ganon. Because of the way bow and arrow usability is, I stood in the center of the room in the game, and stood in place in my condo. I would personally rotate around, like Link, to fight Ganon as he came out of the paintings. It was really really cool. I love how the 3DS does shooting. It makes Shooting Gallery really easy too.
I was saying, I don’t need 100 Gold Skulltula anymore. I don’t need money. Basically, I found Skull Kid in the Lost Woods and he started attacking me. I took him out and got…a Huge Rupee, 200! He dies in 3 hits of Biggeron’s sword…and he respawns as soon as you leave the cube he’s in, you don’t even have to zone out of anything. So it’s a really easy, infinite way for money. You can get 600 in less than 2 minutes. Also, I like to kill him as much as possible for all the trouble he causes in Majora’s Mask….Yes, I find some karmic justice in it -_-;
Anyways, off to play more!