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In the 3D Zeldas, is it faster to roll or to simply walk?

Yes it is always faster to roll. By how much depends on the game, so let's break it down a bit. All of this information was found on the ZeldaSpeedRuns website, which has in-depth mechanical ...
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How do I get King Zora to move?

Show him Ruto's letter. It's in Lake Hylia (in a bottle) near the shortcut to Zora's domain.
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Were major professional video games really made this "organically"?

Iterative development is the norm in the Video Game industry And in most software development in general, with the exception of cases where you start out from absolutely unambiguous requirements which ...
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Is Ganon Supposed To Revive Himself?

This is intended behavior - there is no "post ending" gameplay, so the final save sets you right at the beginning of the final dungeon with all the puzzles complete. Your options from this point are ...
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In Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, are the "follow-guy maze puzzle" routes randomly picked each time?

Both the race against Dampé the ghost gravekeeper and the Deku Butler are fully fixed. There were initially rumors that the latter changed depending on what in-game day you did it on, but a quick look ...
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Hover Boots: Ocarina of Time

According to the Zeldapedia: Their main purpose is to allow Link to walk on water or thin air for a few seconds and thereby cross otherwise impassable pitfalls. This useful, and sometimes necessary ...
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How do I navigate the lost woods?

There are two ways of navigating. The first is to listen for the music cues. The second is to go down the tunnels to almost the transition point. The real tunnel has a slightly different appearance ...
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How tolerant are cuccos?

In Ocarina of Time, the cuccos can take three strikes before the swarm attack. Source
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How do I navigate the lost woods?

It's been quite a while, but if I remember correctly, the music is the trick. I belive it gets louder as you get closer to the "right tunnel."
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What is the difference between the LoZ songs "Lost Woods" and "Saria's Song"?

The difference as a composition is nearly zero. In the game, the Soundtrack "Lost Woods" plays as a background music when you walk through the eponymous Lost Woods, while "Saria's Song" is a music ...
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When is the earliest point you can learn Saria's Song?

I believe after you learn Zelda's lullaby and get transported out of the castle you are able to get Saria's song, although I was unable to find any proof of this on the wiki, this is coming straight ...
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How do I find the missing Gold Skulltulas?

As you noted, the map will show an indicator that notifies you when you collected all the skulltulas in the area. For world map areas, the skulltula icon will be directly left of the name of the map ...
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How can I cross the Haunted Wasteland if I can't see well enough?

I eventually figured out a way to get through after exhausting all my other options. To navigate the wasteland, I played the Song of Storms a few times. The resulting lightning strikes lit the scene ...
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What are the drop rates for items in pots?

I'm the creator of the drop table you linked. Pots in Ocarina of Time are 100% hardcoded, they should always drop the same item. What you'll find is some pots use a room flag and others use a dungeon ...
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What are the drop rates for items in pots?

According to speedruns.com, this is the drop table for everything in the game. Enemies and pots included.
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Is the Goddess Harp from Skyward Sword the harp Sheik plays in OOT?

Yes, it's the same harp. As Pyritie's comment points out, Sheik specifically played the Goddess Harp in Hyrule Warriors. Sheik with the Goddess's Harp in Hyrule Warriors Considering that Sheik ...
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How do I obtain the Biggoron Sword?

Kakariko Village If Adult Link talks to Anju in Kakariko Village, she will tell him that she has successfully managed to create a new breed of Cucco - one that she can touch without getting an ...
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What is the difference between the LoZ songs "Lost Woods" and "Saria's Song"?

Strictly speaking, Saria's Song is the melody you play on the ocarina in the game, while Lost Woods is the background music you hear in…well, the Lost Woods. All of the non-warp songs in Ocarina of ...
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Stuck at water temple, where I have to jump over the geysers

From this guide, it looks like you have the right idea, but your jumps aren't quite angled right. Use your arrows to kill the tektites across the way. The floor switch makes not one but three water ...
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When does Navi say "Try to keep moving"?

This is just Navi's default advice when she doesn't have any useful advice to give. I believe she says it a lot in dungeons, since her usual advice on the overworld is "Here's where to go to advance ...
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How can I cross the Haunted Wasteland if I can't see well enough?

As you previously suggested the Song of Storms can be used to Light up the surrounding area so that you can see properly. The primary way this is meant to be done, is to use the Eye of Truth to reveal ...
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What determines which part of the "Hyrule Theme" is played in Ocarina of Time?

As you suspect, the Hyrule Field theme consists of several segments, which are played randomly. This is confirmed in an interview with the game's composer: Kondo: When I first heard the plan for ...
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How do I take the bomb flower to Dodongo's Cave?

You do have to throw a bomb flower over a fence; most likely, you are trying from the wrong place. You aren't just trying to get it from anywhere that looks like it might work; there is a specific ...
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Why is it called "Time Portal" when the time travel was just a byproduct of Link being too young?

I think you're mistaken about the Master Sword - in Ocarina of Time, the Master Sword is a time travelling device in general. The first time Link tries to wield it, sure, it doesn't actually time ...
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Does the original N64 Zelda: OoT have small black borders like this or is it my TV accessory?

The overscan area is a lot larger than you think. CRT televisions were not precision devices. I've shaded the overscan area (technically, overscan + action-safe areas) of your screenshot in red -- ...
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Does the original N64 Zelda: OoT have small black borders like this or is it my TV accessory?

Looking at some pictures on Reddit, the game doesn't appear to really have those black borders when playing the original N64 game on a CRT screen.
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What can I do if I accidentally knock the block down multiple levels in the Fire Temple?

I was thinking of the wrong room: I'd already been to the invisible fire wall maze, where I needed to go to and press a rusty switch with the hammer.
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N64 Zelda Rumble on Wii?

I can answer with certainty that Virtual Console games are the vast majority of the time unmodified ROMs taken from the original console. In this case it would be the Nintendo 64 cartridges for ...
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How are you supposed to get up the last room before the boss in the water temple?

What I do is stand closer to the right wall and wait for the bottom spike to be just passing to the left in front of me and then I close my eyes while walking straight forward. It may be silly and I ...
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