Zelda enters the history books
Jan. 8, 1999
Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time established an historic benchmark for the electronic entertainment industry by generating more revenue than any Hollywood film during the last six weeks of 1998. While Zelda generated retail revenues of $150 million on nearly 2.5 million units sold, the top grossing movie, A Bug's Life, brought in approx. $114 million in box office receipts.
Next Generation Online
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a work of art. We knew it all along: There was simply no way Zelda 64 was going to be anything but stunning. But rarely is there such a perfect mixture of graphics, sound, and game play that even the most experienced game programmers will shake their heads and admit that Zelda 64 will shape the action RPG genre for years to come.
"If you thought Final Fantasy had a lot of atmosphere, then Zelda 64 . . .will blow you away."
". . . Zelda 64 will shape the action RPG genre for years to come."
Most video game magazines dubbed "Super Mario 64" the greatest game of all time. It may have been the greatest, but its reign is about to end. On Nov. 23, Nintendo will release "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" ("Zelda 64"). I mean no disrespect to such past favorites as "Tomb Raider II," "Phantasy Star," "Super Mario 64" and "Earthworm Jim," but in my opinion this new "Zelda" game is the finest video game ever made.
Gaming Age Online
"This November be prepared for what will be perhaps the biggest launch of a game title in all history." "The game is going to be huge."
"Zelda will most definitely be the gaming event of the year." "Zelda is a massive game that taunts you with a zillion options at once."
"Zelda, Zelda, Zelda. Yep, it looks reeeeal tasty..."
St. Petersburg Times
What Might Be Under The Christmas Tree?
Chip and Jonathan Carter, Mon. Oct. 26, 1998
"The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, N64: This is the Gone With the Wind of video games. Unbelievably rich and detailed, this one's been worth the wait. Far, far, far and away the biggest and brightest hit of the year - or of all time, for that matter. Order a copy early!"
Nintendo's Release List Full Of Heavily Anticipated Titles
Mike Lockard, Oct. 23rd, 1998
"The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. What can I say? It is simply the greatest game ever. With fluent controls, incredible graphics, awesome enemies and over 70 hours of gameplay, what more could anyone want from a game? Be assured, you have not been awaiting Zelda's release in vain."
Latest Zelda offering is the best by far
Dec. 22, 1998
Parents scour stores for Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, the fifth and finest installment of the Zelda series which has exceeded gamers’ expectations, delivering seamless video game elements that “create a film-quality experience never before seen in a console game. Forget what you’ve heard about a certain furry, interactive toy. The real must-have gift this holiday season is Zelda.”