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|Boss Challenge Mode|
The Boss Challenge selection screen
|Feature(s)||Allows Link to battle against every boss again except any form of the final Ganondorf fight|
|Comparable Mode(s)||Thunder Dragon's Lightning Round|
The Boss Challenge is a mode featured in Ocarina of Time 3D. It can be accessed after Link completes the Forest Temple and returns to the Temple of Time to talk with Sheik. Here, Sheik will mention that the young hero can now return to his house in Kokiri Forest to fight the bosses he has defeated up to that point.
After defeating a boss, Link will have the option of battling against it once again. This can be done by going to his house and approaching his bed to have the option to go to sleep, which will allow the young hero to rest up and recover his lost health. From then, Link has the opportunity to fight against any boss he has already beaten.
In this new feature, battles will be timed, although they will still be played the same. However, Link will only have certain number of Heart Containers depending on the boss he is currently facing; for example, Link will only have 3 Heart Containers against Queen Gohma, 4 against King Dodongo, and so on. His inventory will also be limited according to what items Link has obtained up to the boss he is fighting, like in Ganon's Tower from The Wind Waker. Each time a boss is defeated during the Boss Challenge, the game will tally up the victory and show how many times that boss has been defeated as well as the record time.
In this mode, Link has to fight through every boss, one after another. The gauntlet begins against Gohma with Link having five Heart Containers. At the end of each fight, the young hero has a chance to choose between two treasure chests that reward him with Deku Nuts, Bombs, Slingshot ammunition, the Longshot, the Hover Boots, an Empty Bottle, or a Heart Container.
Throughout the Boss Rush mode, Link can only restore his life between battles by using any of the bottled items he might have with him during the current fight. The game will record the time it took to defeat all of the bosses after completing the boss gauntlet.
Master Quest Boss Challenge
In the Master Quest Boss Challenge, the bosses will cause twice as much damage to Link. The Child Link boss battles start the young hero off with 3 Heart Containers, while the Adult Link battles give him 5 Heart Containers to last through the challenge. Unlike the normal Boss Challenge, Link will not be able to recover his health at all.
The Master Quest Boss Gauntlet applies the same previous restrictions, with the addition that Link will only have 3 Heart Containers to last for the entire gauntlet.
- ↑ "Ganondorf does not appear in boss challenge mode." — Ocarina Of Time 3D Boss Challenge; retrieved November 03 2011, Link's Hideaway
- ↑ "After you have defeated the Forest Temple and returned to the Temple of Time, you will find Shiek waiting for you. Speak to him and he mentions that you can now return to your tree house in Kokiri Forest and relive boss battles from the past. If you return to the tree house, speak to your bed and you’ll have this option. You can only fight bosses that you have already defeated thus far in the game. So initially, only Queen Gohma, King Dodongo, Barinade, and Phantom Ganon will be accessible." — Ocarina of Time 3D Boss Gauntlet: How it Works; retrieved June 20 2011, Zelda Dungeon
- ↑ "-After you defeat a boss, you can “relive its memory”
-Sleep in Link’s bed in Kokiri Forest to do this" — , Nintendo Everything; retrieved May 12 2011
- ↑ "One of the many new features with the remake of Ocarina of Time 3D is the inclusion of the Boss Challenge. At any point during the quest, Link can return to his tree house in Kokiri Forest. Inside his tree house this time around, Link will have the option of talking to his own bed. In doing so he’ll have choice of going to sleep, which basically allows you to rest up and fill up your hearts. However, the more interesting decision is the option to relive the various boss battles in the game. It is here that you literally can just battle with any of the bosses that you have already defeated in the game." — , Zelda Dungeon; retrieved May 12 2011
- ↑ "- Boss battles will be timed, but play the same" — The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D details – Sheikah Stones and more; retrieved May 12 2011, Nintendo Everything
- ↑ "However, you are now limited to the minimum number of possible hearts, as if you’ve never gotten any piece of hearts. So you’ll have 3 heart containers against Queen Gohma, 4 against King Dodongo, 5 against Barinade, and so on and so sorth." — Ocarina of Time 3D Boss Gauntlet: How it Works; retrieved June 20 2011, Zelda Dungeon
- ↑ "Additionally, you have a limited number of items available, depending on the battle. For example, against Volvagia you’ll have the quiver with 30 arrows, the megaton hammer, and a bottle with red potion." — Ocarina of Time 3D Boss Gauntlet: How it Works; retrieved June 20 2011, Zelda Dungeon
- ↑ "There are a few new features this time around during the boss battles. The first of which involves simple record keeping. Each time you defeat a boss during the boss challenge, it will tally up your victory and will always show the total number of times you’ve defeated that particular boss. Additionally, it will give you a time stamp of how long it took for you to defeat this particular boss." — Ocarina of Time 3D: Boss Challenge; retrieved May 12 2011, Zelda Dungeon
- ↑ "After you have completed up through the Spirit Temple, you now can gain access to the Boss Gauntlet. You need to play the Boss Challenge and beat each of the bosses one additional time to unlock the Boss Gauntlet." — Ocarina of Time 3D: Boss Challenge; retrieved May 12 2011, Zelda Dungeon
- ↑ "After unlocking and defeating every boss again, you’ll unlock Boss Rush mode. In this, you’ll have to fight through every boss, one after another. Between battles, you’ll mercifully be awarded a chest containing some kind of power-up (such as Deku Nuts or hearts), similar to the boss mode in Super Smash Brothers Brawl." — The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Hands-On (Boss Rush, Water Temple Super-Guide); retrieved May 12 2011, GameXplain
- ↑ "The Boss Gauntlet begins with Queen Gohma and you will have Five Hearts of health." — Ocarina of Time 3D Boss Gauntlet: How it Works; retrieved June 20 2011, Zelda Dungeon
- ↑ "After defeating a boss, two treasure chests will appear. You can only open one them and you’ll get a wide variety of items. This could be additional slingshot ammo, deku nuts, bombs, the longshot, or even a full heart container." — Ocarina of Time 3D Boss Gauntlet: How it Works; retrieved June 20 2011, Zelda Dungeon
- ↑ "However, throughout the challenge you will not be able to restore your life between battles. Thus, you are limited to your full health, as well as any bottled items that you might have with you." — Ocarina of Time 3D: Boss Challenge; retrieved May 12 2011, Zelda Dungeon
- ↑ "Meaning, all bosses will do double the amount of damage each time they hit Link. All child battles limit Link to 3 heart containers, while all adult boss battles limit Link to 5 heart containers. There are no recovery tools in the Master Quest." — Ocarina of Time 3D Boss Gauntlet: How it Works; retrieved June 20 2011, Zelda Dungeon
- ↑ "Instead of starting the Gauntlet with 5 full heart containers like in the regular quest, you will only have 3 full heart containers. Three heart containers, all bosses do double the amount of damage, and you don’t get any certain recovery between battles." — Ocarina of Time 3D Boss Gauntlet: How it Works; retrieved June 20 2011, Zelda Dungeon