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Ocarina of Time - Gold Quest

Hack of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Description:

Gold Quest is like an expanded Master Quest. Different dungeon & overworld layouts plus many other little gameplay changes.

Designed with the more experienced OOT player in mind & for those who like to complete 100% of the game. Like Master Quest, it’s the same story, although there are some text changes & cutscenes have generally been made shorter. Text speed has been increased. Dungeon Maps have all been updated for new chest locations with fast chest openings. The intro has been removed (you start in Link’s house).

Tested on N64 with an Everdrive. Requires 8mb expansion.

Patches supplied for 1.0 & 1.2 ROMs.

Edit: This update includes some slight game changes. Gossip Stones added for guidance. Dpad for QuickBoots, Ocarina & Child trade items. Fast Bunny Hood.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Database match: Legend of Zelda, The - Ocarina of Time (USA)
  • Database: No-Intro: Nintendo 64 (v. 20210220-053642)
  • File SHA-1: 79A4F053D34018E59279E6D4B83C7DACCD985C87
  • File CRC32: EC95702D
  • ROM SHA-1: AD69C91157F6705E8AB06C79FE08AAD47BB57BA7
  • ROM CRC32: CD16C529

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Credits:

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ContributorType of contributionListed credit
AndiiSynHacking

User Review Information

Much better than the Negative Reviews give it Credit

Reviewed By: Dimoliter on 02 Jul 2022

To be direct: the is a clever rom-hack that is very enjoyable with its share of flaws.

The Pros: The game does a good job making you think. Know first of all that movement glitches and the like that you would see in speed running are not necessary to beat this game. With that knowledge, it makes everything more a puzzle of “what do I need to do now” or “what in this room can be used to get that chest?”. It’s refreshing that the game wants you to see the spider web or the bombable wall and say “now how do I get past that?”. It does feel like a Master Quest Plus game.

I have seen some reviews complaining that they couldn’t find the sword or had no idea what to do next/how to find items. I don’t understand the sword complaint: if you try to get every chest and exhaust all efforts, the sword is pretty straight forward. Same with bombs. As for not knowing where to go, this is a fair complaint, and I will simply say that if you are used to randomizers, you get used to checking every possible check in an area. That would be my advice: check everything you can feasibly.

I also want to say that the blue fire trick, while not telegraphed in anyway, I figured out by putting logic to it: blue fire is available and I can’t find the item I need to proceed…try blue fire? It worked, its weird, but it feels like old 90’s games that did not always give you an obvious answer and rewarded you for trying new things.

The Cons: By far the biggest problem is lack of hints or “signposting”. A clever way to solve this would simply reward the player when they talk with everyone. The hint can be vague or otherwise innocuous, but it does need to be there in some capacity. Besides that, Poe locations are annoying but understandable: when you first play OOT vanilla, you have no idea where all 10 Poes are.

I recommend this game. It could use a few more polishes and details, but I think this concept can continue to be improved and that as it is, it is a very fun play through for someone that wants something different and likes collect-athons.

Version 1.0 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommend
Patience, Exploration, And chessy textMAOT66608 Jul 20221.1Yes
Much better than the Negative Reviews give it CreditDimoliter02 Jul 20221.0Yes
Frustrating funKirizame19 Jun 20221.0Yes
A decent hack that needs some slight improvementsRoalphard16 May 20221.0No
Tedious beyond all reason, and not even what was advertised. (And also some REALLY bad jokes)TarotCard010 Mar 20221.0No
A great hack that acknowledges OoTBlikk04 Mar 20221.0Yes
Shows promise but needs some signpostingJust Monika Things28 Feb 20221.0No