February 5th, 2000

RBenoit writes: when you beat ganon in a link to the past, is there nother part to the game. If there is, how do I get there

Ice: Nope, the game ends there.

Freak 2k writes: I have a question for the Ocarina of Time experts out there. Where do you get the sinking lure? I know it's the only way to get the golden scale. Where is it?

Maniacal Clown: You're not alone...I've tried and tried and haven't been able to get my mitts on the stupid thing. I'm beginning to doubt its existance...

Mark writes: Are the 1st 2 Zelda games and the Nintendo system still available for purchase? And, other than purely for collector or nostalgic reasons, are those games worth buying?

Maniacal Clown: YES!!!

Steve: No, you'll have a hard time finding them, and yes, they're both worth it. I would try looking at www.gamedude.com, or maybe pawn shops and yard sales.

Mark B writes: I read your message that your favorite Zelda game was Link to the past. I just bought a few weeks ago and it is fun. I've currently obtained 3 stones so I'm probably over halfway through the game.

What I'm curious about is why you liked it better than Ocarina of time. Now my perspective is admittedly skewed because I played them backwards and going from a game released in 1998 to one in 1982 is a huge step down in technology. However, my opinion is that Ocarina is much more in depth and exciting.

To me it's like seeing two good movies. One is in color and one is in black and white. Yes, the black and white one is good. But it has limits which the color one does not. Comments?

Maniacal Clown: I'm young...I couldn't comment...wait a sec....1982 on LttP?

Ice: ALTTP had much more to do that OoT. It was, in all honesty, the only real adventure game ever. It was a perfect balance of puzzle solving and adventuring elements. OoT is much more of a hybrid. Less refined, and more of a mixed bag. ALTTP will, in my opinion, always be the one to remember.

Someone writes: OK, here's a Link to the Past question (I just got it a few weeks ago after beating Zelda 64). What is the small wood building on the West side of Kakiro Village? I can't figure out how to get in. It's broken down in the dark world but I cannot use the mirror to get inside in the light world.

Ice: Use a bomb to get in.