Nintendo Wii Travels Through Zelda's Ocarina of Time
The Virtual Console lineup just continues to grow in strength. Just weeks after the SNES hit Super Mario World made its debut on Nintendo's arcade database for the Wii, the company is introducing another of its historical fan favorites. Considered by many gamers to be the absolute pinnacle of 90s video gaming, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will land on the Virtual Console this morning, February, 26.
Few other games in the "modern" console era have reached the plateau set by Ocarina of Time, Nintendo's solid hit for its otherwise game-starved N64. Halo, Halo 2, Grand Theft Auto – while all of these titles have grasped individually at perfection, none have quite reached it. In 1998, however, critics believed they had found that ideal game. Noted review sites IGN, Gamespot, and Gamepro all presented Ocarina of Time with perfect scores, calling it "a game that can't be called anything other than flawless."
Ocarina of Time will be available for the Virtual Console starting this morning, at about 9am Pacific Time (12pm Eastern). In the tradition of Nintendo 64 titles brought to the Wii's arcade theater, Ocarina will cost 1,000 Wii points, or $10.
Some complain the cost is too high; considering the price of shipping on eBay…we'll take it.