This, in turn, lets Young Link perform new actions, plant new magic beans, uncover new items, forge new special bonds, etc., which then directly affect the future. Deep within Death Mountain, there is a cavern where the Gorons harvest the “Special Crop” that sustains them. Pick up the Bomb Flower, and throw it off the cliff so that it lands on or near the boulder blocking Dodongo’s Cavern. In Dodongo’s Cavern, players must climb to the top of a massive Dodongo’s skull and force it’s mouth open, opening a passage to the King Dodongo. In the Forest Temple, players must track down and kill four elusive Poes who have stolen magic flames, which open the passage to the boss chamber.
In the Fire Temple, players must climb clear to the top of the massive structure, in order to create a bridge to the boss at the bottom of the Temple. In Jabu-Jabu’s Belly, players must destroy parasitic tentacles that sap Jabu-Jabu’s strength, finally revealing a path to the parasite in Jabu-Jabu’s brain. In the game’s first dungeon, Inside the Deku Tree, players must open up passages in the Deku Tree’s main chamber, climbing from the Tree’s top to it’s bottom, finally reaching the Tree’s roots and defeating the parasite that is sapping it’s strength. In the Shadow Temple, players must cross great expanses of deadly traps in an almost Indiana Jones-esque environment. 28. Cross the Haunted Wasteland. And lastly, in Ganon’s Castle, players must destroy the six Seals in the Keep. In the Water Temple, players must proactively raise and lower the water level in the Temple in order to reach the different areas of the dungeon (a Temple which, may I add, has irked Ocarina players for over a decade).
Play Zelda’s Lullaby in front of the plaque to raise the water level again. The Water Temple – The Vertical Hallway Play Zelda’s Lullaby at the plaque to raise the water level back to it’s maximum height. Also in A Link to the Past, upgrading Link’s sword or shield to their next level was a permanent upgrade. And conversely, knowledge that Link acquires as an adult can be carried to the past, letting Young Link travel to faraway locales normally unavailable to him.
The now- famous Hookshot from A Link to the Past, arguably the most brilliantly conceived item in the entire series, returns for Ocarina, reworked for it’s three dimensional environment. Pull yourself up to it with the Longshot (the Hookshot if you still haven’t done the Water Temple). Forest Medallion First Found: The Forest Temple A gift from Saria, the Sage of Forest, the Forest Medallion is the symbol of Saria’s power.