For years a lost "Nintendo 64" cartridge housed a real treasure. The find turns out to be a version of Zelda that the masses never saw. We'll tell you how a popular part of the series would have been in this version.

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Zelda: Ocarina of Time should have been very different

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, released in 1998 on the Nintendo 64, contained in one early demo version completely different content than the Zelda that you know today. The Twitter account Forest of Illusion has made it its business to preserve video game history and is on top of this send find encountered.

After being viewed on Twitter, the account received a developer cartridge from a game tester that actually contained the Racing game F-Zero X should contain. As it turned out, the cartridge also contained unknown material from Ocarina of Time.

Back then it was customary for Nintendo Developer cartridges to overwrite and use multiple times, like Kotaku reported. The game F-Zero X apparently wasn't that extensive, so let Zelda keep the rest of it. The early version contains maps, items, skills and even whole Story contentthat didn't make it into the game.

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Fans are busy digging up content

The Twitter account distributed the cartridge's data among the community and they were so busy revealing all other possible secrets of the demo version. One of them is Link, which is originally in his faithful companion Transform GPS could. Also early versions of places like that Temple of Time, can be found:

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On the YouTube channel z64me you can find many more Discoveries in video form. The found items the lost cartridge also reveal interesting things. For example should be link Horse Epona not with the Ocarina of Time, but with one Grass whistle call.

Even other storylines were on the program. Link should only go through the Rescue the fairies of the forest come into contact with the navigation system in the Deku-Baum and not, as usual, through the Deku-Baum's request. Dialog options also reveal that players Goronia and Zora's realm could attend in any order.

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It's nice to see that after 22 years this early version of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has found its way into the public. How do you like this Zelda find? Would you have liked this version better, or do you like the game the way it is? Visit us on Facebook and write us your point of view in the comments.