3DS Zelda: Ocarina of Time contains original N64 bugs

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    Depending on your age and games hardware ownership growing up you may have played the original The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo64. The recent re-release in updated form on the 3DS will therefore be a trip down memory lane for you. What you may be surprised to find is just how close the game is to the original, right down to the same bugs being present.

    nintendo handed off development of the update to Japanese games developer Grezzo. During the latest “Iwata Asks” chat Nintendo releases regularly, Grezzo programmer Moriya admits that his original intention was for the team working on the game to remove all known bugs. But before they could set about doing that members of his staff complained.

    Anyone working in games development today is going to be old enough to have played the original 13 years ago. Some of Grezzo’s staff argued that removing the bugs would take away from the experience as, “the bugs were fun.”

    So Grezzo made a compromise. It only removed the bugs known to break the game. Anything else was left in and probably tested to ensure it still malfunctioned in the same way during a playthrough if you knew how to get it to happen. In doing so, not only are the original quirks of the game preserved, but Grezzo hopes there will be players chatting and sharing the glitches they discovered with their friends.

    A quick search of Gamefaqs has revealed the original game has some quite useful bugs. For example, pausing and changing item mid swing when catching a fairy can result in gaining extra bottles. You can also use the boomerang and a backflip to get unlimited skulltulas in the underground grotto near the Hyrule Castle Moat. Another highlight is turning Epona into a remote control horse.

    What we don’t know is which glitches remain and which have been removed as potential game breakers. However, with lots of fans of the original game out there playing the update, it isn’t going to take long for a list to appear of the most amusing and useful glitches in the 3DS version.



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    I tried to do the inifinite skulltula glitch but I had an issue... maybe I screwed up...
     

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