The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is without a doubt one of the greatest games of all time, but you already know that. While sitting around a thought popped into my head, it might be fun to list the Top 10 Enemies from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, so that’s exactly what I did.
These criteria aren’t very strict, but for an enemy to make the ranks it must do one of the following things:
- Have a cool design
- Pose a threat to Link
- Leave a lasting impression
This list will no doubt be subjective and will likely differ from your list, a good example of that would be that mini-bosses are fair game on this list. With that in mind, let’s get straight to the Top 10 Enemies from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
10. Ice Keese
Ice Keese are quite unique because they are only found in one dungeon, the Ice Cavern. They sport a cool icy appearance and will freeze Link upon contact leaving him vulnerable for a few seconds. While frozen, Link will also lose health, but this can of course be avoided by avoiding the enemy. They are further down on the list mainly because Ice Keese really only pose a threat up close. Any experience Zelda player can easily take them out with arrows from a distance.
Wolfos make their first appearance in Ocarina of Time. They are quick when attacking and utilize techniques similar to Link such as circling their foe, performing backflips, and even blocking attacks. They are a mean looking enemy, but the pup is quite easy to overcome. Simply block their claw attack then strike them with your sword. Wolfos get some cred for their vicious howl which makes encountering them quite thrilling.
Ocarina of Time brought back a lot of classic enemies, but optimized them for a 3D environment. Stalfos is one of those enemies. Stalfos are much tougher than Wolfos and sometimes attack in pairs. Stalfos can block with their shield and use both sword slashes and a jumping attack. Avoiding attacks and advancing when their guard is down is the key to winning this battle.
Bigocto is the first big mini-boss you fight in Ocarina of Time. Bigocto traps you in an enclosed circular room (filled with spikes) which it then uses as an advantage. You must avoid running into the spikes while trying to get close enough to attack its backside with your boomerang, this will stun the creature. After doing so, you can then damage the octopus. It can be a tricky battle if you’re not fast enough to get out of its path. Bigocto can even surprise you by burrowing in the ground and re-appearing on the opposite side of the circular arena.
6. Club Moblin
Upon first appearance, Club Moblin can be quite intimidating due to its large size. It is found guarding the Forest Temple and much like other enemies on this list, Club Moblin only appears once. My first time against the monster was a little overwhelming, but after learning its pattern the battle becomes extremely easy. It will bash its club against the ground causing a shockwave to travel toward Link. It’s easily avoided, but if it hits Link, he will be pushed back to the entrance forcing you to try again. Once you reach Club Moblin attack repeatedly with your sword and the big guy will fall fast.
All images are borrowed from the Zeldapedia