Game Trivia

  • The enemy Ooccoo in this game has an obviously-confusing name, but there is a purpose to it. If you choose to write Ooccoo with numbers in lieu of letters in the hexadecimal system - thus producing 00CC00 - you'll find that this produces the exact shade of green that makes up Link's tunic in the first NES Legend of Zelda game.

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  • The first and so far only Zelda game with a T rating.

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  • Originally, Twilight Princess was intended to reuse assets from Wind Waker, as Twilight Princess is intended to be its sequel. Several remnants of these (such as the Wind Waker item) can still be found in the game's data. This was ultimately scrapped as the cel-shaded, "cartoony" graphics didn't mesh well with the game's darker themes.

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  • The seventh dungeon of this game - The City in the Sky - is likely based on M.C. Escher's painting "Another World".

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  • The choice to implement motion controls in Twilight Princess was originally inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass on the DS. Eiji Aonuma wanted to somehow implement motion/touch controls in a manner akin to how Phantom Hourglass did, so Nintendo aimed for the game to be released on their in-development "Revolution" console (now known as the Wii).

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  • In attempting to implement elements of realism in the Zelda physics into this game, developers often looked to the Ocarina of Time game, as it was often considered the most realistic Zelda game at the time. This resulted in several new features, such as horseback riding; at times, the developers themselves would perform real-life experiments to allow them to emulate a more realistic experience. For example, the development team went horseback riding several times.

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  • Another scene from the first trailer showed a small army of monsters marching up a hill and Link riding out to meet them on Epona, set amidst a fiery sunset, and a scene in the second trailer showed Link walking through a forest with some kind of a giant. Both scenes were cut, though it's speculated that the monster army might have been an early version of the Bulbin attack on Karkariko. The giant doesn't appear in the finished game at all.

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  • The ability for Link to transform into a wolf in Twilight Princess was done rather spontaneously. When discussing elements of Ocarina of Time to bring to Twilight Princess, it came up in discussion as to how multiple forms of Link (e.g. Young and Adult Link) could be handled. The idea of a wolf form was half-handedly mentioned, and it stuck!

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  • The first trailer had a scene of Link walking through a dark, shadowy forest by the light of his lantern. For some reason there are a lot of cats in the forest as well, implying animals held a bigger role (as do several early screenshots). This forest (dubbed the "beta forest" by fans) was absent from the game. A different unused forest exists as a Debug Room but the actual "beta forest" isn't in the final game.

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  • The music in Twilight Princess is the first time in the Zelda series that the music was intended to be provided by full orchestral accompaniment. This ultimately didn't happen, much to the disappointment of Koji Kondo, the series's musical director.

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  • This is the first Zelda game in which Link is right handed, though only in the Wii version.

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Famous Quote

  • "A sword wields no strength unless the hand that holds it has courage." Ancient hero.

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  • "Still your tongue, whelp, and I shall tell you of both magic and the oppression of ages." - Zant

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Connection to Other Media

  • The fact that the Hero's Shade wields his sword in his left hand and he refers to this Link as "son" makes it possible that he is actually the incarnation of Link from Ocarina of Time.

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