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#1 FMMC

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Posted 02 December 2010 - 10:01 PM

Greetings I am FMMC, from the site unseen64.net. Our goal is to delve into the video game development process, uncover what developers leave unused in the game and display our findings to the world. Every game you guys have played has gone through innumerable revisions, and developers keep to themselves what gets discarded. However, through hacking, old interviews and other methods we collect as much as we can about each title's evolution. I have come across an early draft for the story of Ocarina of Time, but I can not find a legitimate source for it. I recall seeing it in a magazine scan, but I have not seen that scan again. Does anyone believe seeing this at one time before the game was released?

Link is preparing for his coming-of-age ceremony, in which he will receive his guardian spirit. In the tradition of his people, children receive a fairy from the Fairy Tree when they reach adulthood. This fairy becomes a person's lifelong familiar. The fairy accompanies the youthful adventurer seeking his or her fortune in the maze-like forest or in the lands beyond.
Link's ceremony, however, is not destined to be a happy one. The Fairy Tree, source of guardian spirits, is captured by a strange creature from the depths of the forest. Link is able to locate his guardian spirit, Navie, and with her help, slay the creature. However, in the process, the Fairy Tree is grievously damaged. As its life force ebbs, the Fairy Tree speaks the words that will shape Link's destiny.
"Do not allow the thief, Gannondorf, to claim the Triforce ... " the Tree
mystically communicates. "Oh brave one, you must take this sacred stone to a wise man...."
Gannondorf was infamous throughout the land for his evil practices as the king of thieves. He lusted for the power of the Triforce and searched throughout Hyrule for its resting place, most recently plunging into the forest of Link's people. Link knew he was in grave danger should Gannondorf find him. He took the sacred stone from the Fairy Tree and set out for Hyrule Castle, the capital of the Hyrulian people.
Upon entering the castle, Link is welcomed by the young Princess Zelda, a woman of the Hyrulian royal family about the same age as he. She is well aware of the crisis facing the land of Hyrule. Zelda relates further details about the Triforce's hiding place, telling Link that he needs to find the three sacred stones that fit into a magical Ocarina, which serves as the key to hidden realm.
Link's race with the evil Gannondorf to find the sacred stones and the hiding place of the Triforce is on!

Edited by FMMC, 02 December 2010 - 10:02 PM.


#2 Hana-Nezumi

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 06:53 AM

I'm not sure, but I think I recall seeing the scans too. I wish I could say what magazine it was from, but I really don't know...

I'm a big fan of Unseen64 by the way. ^^ (And all things Beta Zelda related)

#3 MikePetersSucks

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 07:36 PM

No idea. I can verify that the "stones fitting into the Ocarina" part is legit, though.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 11:33 PM

We appreciate the support Hana-Nezumi, and MikePetersSucks that is old information lol.

Prototype assets are fascinating, and can match the what-if situations that we invent. Who knew our silly ramblings could be the real deal in old versions of games? Here is one example. This is a morsel from the Ocarina of Time development feature I am working on.

Q: What the swirly thing in the corner of all pictures?

Miyamoto: This is a wind magic medallion. There are six types of magic, including fire, wind, darkness, and light. I'm thinking about mixing the different types of magic (Miyamoto forces a smile). Truthfully, you can use magic in conjunction with Link's bow and arrow. Since you can use magic missiles, it's important that you can use magic on arrows.

source: http://ign64.ign.com...1/061532p1.html

I would like to add that draft to my work, but I cannot if there is nothing to back it up.

Edited by FMMC, 03 December 2010 - 11:35 PM.


#5 Jarsh

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 03:20 AM

Hours of googling didn't yield anything. Something similar to that story is in Nintendo Power Issue 103, page 27, but it's not that specific story word-for-word. I imagine this is old news, however.

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Posted 07 December 2010 - 07:16 PM

Hours of googling didn't yield anything. Something similar to that story is in Nintendo Power Issue 103, page 27, but it's not that specific story word-for-word. I imagine this is old news, however.

My greatest thanks, that is exactly what I was looking for! I reckon this one was the original and fans (probably not deliberately) changed it through time.

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:31 PM

I wouldn't say that. According to this site, the original source was not Nintendo Power but actually Nintendo.com

http://www.zeldalegends.net/files/text/nintendomaterial/nintendocom/nintendo.com-zelda64-story.txt

Too bad the links doesn't seem to work though... Though considering the page was modified last 2003 (!), maybe even the web archive has lost track of it?

#8 FMMC

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:02 PM

I wouldn't say that. According to this site, the original source was not Nintendo Power but actually Nintendo.com

http://www.zeldalegends.net/files/text/nintendomaterial/nintendocom/nintendo.com-zelda64-story.txt

Too bad the links doesn't seem to work though... Though considering the page was modified last 2003 (!), maybe even the web archive has lost track of it?

I have no other choice but to disregard that one until I get a credible source for it




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