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Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Buttons

I'm back! And today I'm going to talk about what buttons to press in order to play the notes on the Ocarina. I've included the controls used for all three different versions of the game: for the Nintendo 64 (N64), the Game Cube, and the Wii.

If you are playing the original version of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the N64, here are the Nintendo 64 controller buttons used to play the Ocarina:


Note that the Z button cannot be seen here because it is located in the back of the controller. Here is a picture of the back of the controller so you can see the Z button:
If you are playing either The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Master Quest for the Game Cube or The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition (also for the Game Cube), here are the Nintendo Game Cube controller buttons used to play the Ocarina:


If you are playing Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Wii Virtual Console, here are the Wii Classic controller buttons used to play the Ocarina (note that you may also use the Game Cube buttons described above to play this version of the game):


Throughout this site I will use Nintendo 64 controller buttons as the standard when describing how to play a note or a song. To translate between other controllers, follow the chart below (please click to enlarge):


To play the "basic notes" of the Ocarina, press one of the following buttons (remember that I am using N64 buttons to describe the buttons, but it works for any of the controllers as long as you follow the above chart):

By "basic notes," I mean the five notes that are used to play other in-game songs. By "special notes," I mean notes that can be played on the Ocarina but are not required to play the game (as described in my first post.) In order to play these "special notes," execute one of the following button combinations while pressing one of the buttons that plays a "basic note":

That is it for the buttons! Next time we will look at what each button combination sounds like.

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