The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time went through an incredible amount of changes and reworks before the game released. Whole portions of the games never made the final cut, and plenty of ideas were left on the cutting room floor. Today brings us yet another chance to peek at what Ocarina of Time was long before it would launch.

The video above showcases never-before-seen snippets of the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time prototype. Some of this footage has been floating around for decades now, but other portions are only hitting the internet today, thanks to the discovery of a VHS tape from all the way back in 1997.

This version of Ocarina of Time looks considerably different from the title we eventually got, but it’s nonetheless interesting. If anything, this prototype gameplay seems like the bare-bones beginnings of what Ocarina of Time would become. If only we could find a playable prototype of this version today!

Thanks to Moblin for the heads up!

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1+ y ago

I remember seeing that video at a local game shop, may have been EB. It would be interesting if they released games with the ability to play some of those prototypes when they rerelease them.