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Watch: Everything you need to know about The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in 2 minutes

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Aug 7, 2018, 1:40 PM EDT

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64 is nearly old enough to buy alcohol, so to celebrate the game's 20th birthday we decided to give you a crash course on the classic title that pissed you off no end in the Water Temple.

Were you among the lucky players to purchase the limited-edition gold cartridge in 1998? Even if you weren't, but still owned the non-collector's version, you were part of a new age of video games, as Ocarina of Time was the first Zelda game to feature the groundbreaking 3D graphics enabled by the Nintendo 64. Oh, and it also featured the introduction of Sheik, who taught you the time-traveling songs for the Ocarina and, in one of the greatest plot twists of all time, turned out to be Princess Zelda in disguise.

Unless you're a cynical curmudgeon, you probably consider Ocarina of Time to be one of the best video games ever made. Indeed, 7 million copies were sold at the peak of the N64's popularity in the late '90s and early 2000s. You also probably picked up the re-released versions with their updated graphics for the GameCube, Wii, and 3DS.

If your childhood was founded upon this title (or not), head on down to the video below for a 2-minute lesson on everything you need to know about the fifth installment in The Legend of Zelda video game series.