Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the 17th episode of the comedy web series Honest Game Trailers. It was written by Matthew Brian Cohen, Matt Sohinki, Joshua Ovenshire, David Moss, Matt Raub, Spencer Gilbert, Michael Adams Davis, and Michael Schroeder. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It parodies the action-adventure video game The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It was published on September 20, 2014. Zelda: Ocarina of Time was originally published on Smosh Games, but is currently available on Fandom Games. It has been viewed over 5 million times.
"From Nintendo, comes a game so good it made you spend $30.00 on a real ocarina, only to give up learning how to play it after five minutes." ~ Honest Game Trailers - Zelda: Ocarina of Time
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From the company who makes the consoles you buy once you already have an Xbox, PC, or PlayStation [Nintendo] comes a game so good it made you spend thirty bucks on a real ocarina at Anime Expo... then give up learning how to play it after five minutes. This thing is impossible!
Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
Return to Hyrule in a time of great crisis for an adventure that's set before A Link to the Past, but after Skyward Sword and before Four Swords, but not before Four Swords Adventure. That's before Wind Waker -- but only in one of the alternate universes, which... Ah, f**k it. It's a Zelda game.
Enjoy one of the most original installments of the franchise where instead of rehashing the same-old characters, items, and enemies, you'll also get an ocarina. [Link from A Link to the Past carries an ocarina]. Oh, that one had an ocarina, too? Sh*t!
Meet Link, the iconic character idiots still refer to as Zelda. He's a pointy-ear, pale-skin boy who lives in a magical forest but totally isn't an elf. Listen to Link as he only communicates in high-pitched karate grunts and cringe as his Microsoft paper clip of a sidekick runs her mouth in the entire f***ing game.
Navi: "Hey, listen!"
Epic Voice Guy: "I'm listening."
Navi: "Look! Hey! Watch out! Hey! Look! Hey! L--l--l--listen!"
Epic Voice Guy: "I already know how to open a door!"
Face off against the evil Ganondorf, king of an all female race [Gerudo] who gives birth to one man every hundred years. Only one, huh? No wonder why he's so pissed off. Battle your way through a children's game full of sexually ambiguous supporting characters like this naked old troll man [Drunia], this little fish girl with her blewbs out [Ruto], this cross-dressing princess [Zelda as Shiek], this butch lesbian [Impa], and whatever the hell these are suppose to be [Great Fairy]. Ugh.
Lose yourself in an epic game that begs you to explore every corner, learn every useless song, and smash... every... pot! [Epic rock music] Oh, yeah! So enjoy the classic whose influence can still be felt today from the open world that influenced GTA III, to the massive dungeons bosses who influenced Dark Souls, to the water temple that influenced Guantanamo Bay interrogation techniques. F**king water temple.
Starring: Mew2King (Jun Mizusawa as Sheik/Princess Zelda); Jar-Jar Blinks (Kaori Mizuhashi as Navi); Ginger Dork (Takashi Nagasako as Ganondorf); The Giving Tree (Great Deku Tree); Ginuwine (Epona); Angry Birds (Cuccos); and Zelda (Fujiko Takimoto as Child Link and Nobuyuki Hiyama as Adult Link).
The Legend of Zelda: OOT
So Future Link learns the song from that windmill guy because Past Link played that song and got it stuck in his head? Fine! But Past Link only knew the song because Future Link learned that song and went back in time. I call shenanigans! Great game, though.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- There are other Honest Game Trailers about Zelda games, including The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. See list of Honest Game Trailers for more.
Reception[edit | edit source]
Honest Game Trailers - Zelda: Ocarina of Time has a 98.4% approval rating from YouTube viewers. Realm Beyond Sight called the video "hilarious" and said "I love the Zelda series and this made me laugh a lot." In their write-up on the Honest Game Trailer, Dorkly wrote "they hit the usual checklist of Zelda jokes (Navi's annoying! Link smashes pots! Repetitive elements of Zelda games!), but it's all pretty satisfying when put into this slick trailer (and spoken by the dulcet tones of the Honest Trailers guy)." Sam Maggs of The Mary Sue wrote "the Honest Trailer pokes some good fun at the rest of the Zelda franchise, too, and it’s all in the spirit of laughs." Rebecca Martinson of BroBible said "this video is mind-blowingly accurate in how ridiculous some aspects of the series are, it’s still making me want to go home, close my blinds and buckle down on a 12 hour Zelda binge."
Production credits[edit | edit source]
Executive Producers: Andy Signore and Smosh
Directed bySpencer Gilbert
Edited by Spencer Agnew
Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey
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