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    Uber Challenge Guide by Manocheese

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                                  Uber Challenge Guide
                                     By Manocheese
                                  manocheese@gmail.com
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    Contents
    1. Introduction
    2. The Rules
    3. General Help
    4. Uber Challenge Video
    5. Walkthrough
    5.1. Deku Tree and Reaching Jabu Jabu
    5.2. Jabu Jabu's Belly
    5.3. To the Spirit Temple
    5.4. Spirit Temple-Child
    5.5. Dodongo's Cavern and Item Collection
    5.6. More Item Collection
    5.7. Shadow Temple
    5.8. Fire Temple
    5.9. Forest Temple
    5.10. Water Temple
    5.11. To the Spirit Temple-Again!
    5.12. Spirit Temple-Adult
    5.13. Ganon's Castle
    6. Version History
    7. Frequently Asked Questions/Frequently Made Comments
    8. Credits
    
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    Section 1
    Introduction
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    Hello, I'm Manocheese. Welcome to my Uber Challenge Guide. The Uber Challenge
    is a challenge I devised to push the limits in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of
    Time. You may have heard of and attempted the 3 Heart Challenge before; this is
    similar. The original Uber Challenge was posted by me on the GameFAQs forums.
    Since then, it has evolved, and people have wondered how it is possible. That's
    what this guide is for. Without further ado, let's get some legal business out
    of the way.
    
    This guide may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
    private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed
    publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other web
    site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation
    of copyright. All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are
    owned by their respective trademark and copyright holders. The only sites where
    this guide can be hosted are:
    
    www.gamefaqs.com
    www.neoseeker.com
    www.supercheats.com
    
    It will also be linked to on the following sites:
    
    www.gamespot.com
    www.aol.com
    
    If you have anything to add to this guide, don't hesitate to e-mail me. If you
    need help, you may e-mail me as well. Of course, look for the appropriate
    section in the guide first-also, read the Frequently Asked Questions section.
    If you e-mail me, make sure you provide a meaningful subject; if you just say
    something like "hey," then I'll delete it as spam.
    
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    Section 2
    The Rules
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    By now, you may be wondering what the Uber Challenge actually is. Truth be
    told, it is simply a set of restrictions. Here they are:
    
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                              UBER CHALLENGE RESTRICTIONS
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    -3 hearts, no Heart Pieces whatsoever
    -Buy Giant's Knife and break it ASAP, and use that at all times (except in the
     Graveyard and while fighting Ganon)
    -All Medallions
    -1 Bottle
    -No deaths (death counter at file select must say 000)
    -No Iron Boots
    -No capacity upgrades
    -No Great Fairy gifts except Magic Meter and Din's Fire
    -No Gold Skulltula family gifts from 20 or more Gold Skulltulas
    -No Goron Bracelet
    -No Fire Arrows
    -No Lens of Truth
    -No Longshot
    -No Silver Scale
    -No Zora Tunic
    -No Gerudo's Card
    -No Maps or Compasses
    -No Biggoron's Sword
    -Cannot use Action Replay, Gameshark, etc.
    -Cannot use Crooked Cartridge (touching your game cartridge while playing)
    -Cannot use Din's Fire outside the central room of the Water Temple
    -Cannot use Megaton Hammer to attack enemies (exception of stunning Volvagia)
    -Cannot use Megaton Hammer outside the Fire Temple
    -Cannot use Deku Sticks to attack enemies
    -Cannot use power crouch stab
    -Cannot use bottle except to show Ruto's Letter to King Zora
    -Cannot learn any songs except Song of Time, Zelda's Lullaby, and Minuet of
     Forest
    -Must have Shadow Medallion before entering Forest Temple
    -Must fight Dark Link
    
    
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                                  SHIELD RESTRICTIONS
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    You must burn your Deku Shield ASAP. You may not equip another one. You may not
    obtain a Hylian Shield as a child, but you may obtain a Hylian Shield as an
    adult. You may only use a Hylian Shield in the Graveyard. Aside from that,
    while you have a shield equipped, use it as little as possible and destroy it
    quickly. After completing the Spirit Temple, equip a Hylian Shield and let a
    Like Like eat it so you can continue without a shield. The optimal locations to
    destroy your shield are included in the route, below.
    
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                                  UBER CHALLENGE ROUTE
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    When originally posted on GameFAQs, the Uber Challenge included a route through
    the game. This route has been fine-tuned to involve minimal backtracking.
    
    Child
    
    -Deku Tree
    -Fairy Ocarina
    -Golden Scale
    -Ruto's Letter
    -Jabu Jabu
    -Zora's River (Magic Bean)
    -Zelda's Lullaby
    -Spirit Temple (burn shield ASAP)
    -Dodongo's Cavern
    -Magic Meter
    -Adult's Wallet
    -Graveyard (plant Magic Bean)
    -Ocarina of Time
    -Din's Fire
    -Temple of Time
    
    Adult
    
    -Goron City (Goron Tunic, Giant's Knife; break immediately)
    -Graveyard (Hookshot, Hylian Shield)
    -Shadow Temple (feed shield to Like Like ASAP, kill Like Like and retrieve
     shield)
    -Fire Temple
    -Minuet of Forest
    -Forest Temple
    -Water Temple
    -Spirit Temple (complete, reenter and feed shield to Like Like)
    -Temple of Time
    -Ganon's Castle
    
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    That's it! You may now start the Uber Challenge. However, if you are like most,
    you're probably thinking that my head has a couple screws loose right about
    now. You'll notice that I tell you to do some crazy things in the route. For
    starters, I tell you to go to the Spirit Temple without ever learning the
    Requiem of Spirit. I tell you to get the Golden Scale as a kid. I even tell you
    to go to the Shadow Temple soon after becoming an adult! But wait, don't stop
    reading! This is all possible, I assure you. That's why this guide exists. Not
    only that, but the Uber Challenge is possible on all versions of the game,
    barring Master Quest. That means that whether you have the first version
    released or the latest remake (unless Nintendo makes some remake after the time
    of this writing that makes some of these tricks impossible), you can enjoy the
    Uber Challenge.
    
    I guarantee that even if you pull your hair out of your head from frustration,
    you'll enjoy taking the Uber Challenge. It will change your perspective on what
    is possible in a game you thought you knew. However, be warned: the Uber
    Challenge is difficult. You should have at least played through the game twice
    before trying the Challenge. If it's giving you trouble, consider familiarizing
    yourself with the game a little more. The Uber Challenge is not for everyone.
    Also, try to only refer to this guide if you're stuck; solving puzzles by
    yourself is fun and rewarding!
    
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    Section 3
    General Help
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    When doing the Uber Challenge, it is important to have some tips. Here are some
    things you should remember:
    
    -Don't give up! Everything in the Uber Challenge is possible. It may take 10
    hours to pull off a single trick, but it's worth it. Completing the Challenge
    is rewarding-just ask the people who have!
    
    -Save often. You never know when you'll get caught off guard and killed by an
    enemy. Also, save after pulling off a difficult trick--you wouldn't want to
    have to do it all over again! Just remember that if you save outside a dungeon,
    you'll start at Link's house or the Temple of Time.
    
    -Collect health from pots and enemy drops. You only have three hearts, and
    you'll lose them pretty quickly if you're not careful. Make sure you have full
    health before challenging more difficult foes (although some will kill you in
    one hit even if you have full health, so you may as well have a quarter heart).
    
    -The child section of the Uber Challenge is easier than the adult section.
    Although the hardest trick is in the child section, the battles in the adult
    section will be tougher than the battles in the child section. The adult
    section is longer and has more tricks overall.
    
    I use several terms throughout this guide that may be unfamiliar to you. Here
    are most of them:
    
    Backwalk: Hold Z and down on the control stick. You'll walk backwards and move
    much faster than if you simply ran.
    
    Power Crouch Stab: Hold R and press B to perform a crouching stab that is as
    powerful as the last attack used. This is prohibited in the Uber Challenge.
    
    "Angle/Aim Yourself:" I just use this to say that you need to change the
    direction you are facing, mainly while performing a trick. For a more concise
    idea of exactly how to angle yourself, see the video included in most trick
    descriptions.
    
    If you are in the middle of an adult dungeon and jump into the guide, it can be
    hard to tell where you are in the text--in this case, you can try to backtrack
    to a landmark and go from there through the guide.
    
    One final note is that some parts of this guide are not very specific. If you
    are attempting the Uber Challenge, you should be familiar enough with the game
    that you can get through it under normal conditions without this guide. If you
    need more in-depth help, look for a walkthrough on GameFAQs. This guide focuses
    mainly on the parts of the game that may need to be done differently because of
    the restrictions of the Uber Challenge.
    
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    Section 4
    Uber Challenge Video
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    After much urging from those who have taken or have thought about taking the
    Uber Challenge, I made a video of the whole thing. Yep, all of it. Its homepage
    is here:
    
    http://manocheese.googlepages.com/uberchallenge
    
    I'd recommend only referring to the video when you are completely stuck.
    
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    Section 5
    Walkthrough
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    For each section, I will describe where to go and give you tips and reminders
    to aid you in your quest. You may also see boxes like this:
    
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    Trick: Trick Name
    Difficulty: */10
    Explanation: How to do the trick
    Video: A video or videos of the trick being performed. If the link is on Google
    Video, it's the exact same as the one above it; I have most of the videos on
    Google Video and YouTube since YouTube seems to be down quite often.
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    These boxes tell you that a trick must be used. The Uber Challenge would not be
    possible if it were not for many tricks. Some of them are difficult; some are
    not so difficult. Some are hard to explain, so a video is necessary. Note that
    I did not discover most of these; see the credits of this FAQ for many
    discoverers. Be on the lookout for these as well:
    
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    Enemy: Enemy Name
    Strategy: How to beat the enemy
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    These boxes warn you of an enemy that may give you trouble. I'll provide an
    effective strategy for defeating the enemy to help you take them down. Last,
    but not least, watch for these:
    
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    IMPORTANT NOTE
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    These boxes will tell you of areas you wouldn't normally visit in the Uber
    Challenge, but that might be necessary in order to help you avoid restarting
    the whole entire thing.
    
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    The child section of the Uber Challenge is the easier of the two. One of the
    tricks is monstrously difficult, but the rest are fairly simple. The battles
    aren't too tough; Nintendo normally expected you to have only a little more
    than three hearts for the child dungeons (except Spirit Temple), so the enemies
    won't cause too much trouble. Here are some reminders for the child section:
    
    -Make sure you've read section 2. Yes, the whole entire thing.
    
    -Always have the rules and the route handy; you don't want to mess up.
    
    -Don't pick up Heart Pieces or Heart Containers.
    
    -Don't get any Maps or Compasses.
    
    -Don't get the Silver Scale.
    
    -Don't use Deku Sticks to attack enemies.
    
    -Don't use power crouch stabs.
    
    -Don't learn any songs except Zelda's Lullaby and the Song of Time.
    
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    Section 5.1
    Deku Tree and Reaching Jabu Jabu
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    Section Tips and Reminders:
    
    -Don't pick up the Heart Container after beating Gohma.
    
    -Don't use Deku Sticks to attack enemies.
    
    -Be sure to save several Deku Sticks and Deku Nuts; you will need them later.
    
    -Collect some Gold Skulltula Tokens.
    
    Walkthrough:
    
    You'll start off as usual. Collect 40 rupees, get the Kokiri Sword, get the
    Deku Shield, and go to the Great Deku Tree. This dungeon is pretty much played
    the same in the Uber Challenge as it is in a normal playthrough of the game, so
    you won't have any problems with it. After getting the Kokiri's Emerald, get
    the Fairy Ocarina from Saria. Head over to Lake Hylia and enter the Fishing
    Pond.
    
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    Trick: Prize Upgrade
    Difficulty: 1/10
    Explanation: After catching a fish that will net you a prize, swim to the
    center of the pond. Face the owner, then press and hold Z and R. Make sure this
    doesn't target any fish. Now, swim forward, still holding Z and R, and talk to
    the owner. He'll give you the Golden Scale.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdjElXZYADY
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    With the Golden Scale, you can now dive deep enough to get Ruto's Letter. Do
    so, then dive into the Zora's Domain warp. From there, show the letter to King
    Zora, then proceed to Zora's Fountain. You don't have a fish, so you'll have to
    get into Jabu Jabu without one.
    
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    Trick: Enter Jabu Jabu Without Fish
    Difficulty: 4/10
    Explanation: Get on top of the railing to the left of Jabu Jabu (your right as
    you go towards him) and jump at him, jumpslashing in midair.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP4YPuL-MhM
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    Section 5.2
    Jabu Jabu's Belly
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    Section Tips and Reminders:
    
    -Don't pick up the Heart Container after beating Barinade.
    
    -Collect some Gold Skulltula Tokens.
    
    Walkthrough:
    
    Jabu Jabu's Belly won't pose too many problems for you. Bigocto is fairly easy
    to defeat without getting hit, but Barinade may give you a bit of trouble.
    
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    Enemy: Barinade
    Strategy: Kill the tentacles with the boomerang, then Z Target Barinade. Stun
    it with the boomerang, then kill all the jellyfish attached to it. Once
    Barinade starts moving, dodge it and stun it once again with the boomerang.
    Attack with your sword when it is stunned. The pots at the edges of the arena
    will replenish your health.
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    After defeating Barinade, claim Zora's Sapphire. Head down to Zora's River and
    buy a Magic Bean. Then, go to the castle. Get the Weird Egg and evade the
    guards until you reach Talon, then wake him up, move the blocks, enter the
    hole, and evade the second set of guards. Talk to Zelda to receive Zelda's
    Letter, then learn Zelda's Lullaby from Impa.
    
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    Section 5.3
    To the Spirit Temple
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    Section Tips and Reminders:
    
    -Make sure you practice going through the Haunted Wasteland without the Lens of
    Truth BEFORE you actually try it with only three hearts.
    
    -Don't learn the Requiem of Spirit.
    
    -Keep trying those tricks! They're really difficult, but you can do it!
    
    Walkthrough:
    
    Surprise, surprise! This section is really difficult! In fact, it's the hardest
    in the entire child section! Well, no use fretting about it. Go to Gerudo
    Valley. Study the pattern of the guards' movements from the other side of the
    canyon. Make sure you have it down, then get ready for a tough trick.
    
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    Trick: Gerudo Valley Cucco Jump
    Difficulty: 10/10
    Explanation: Grab the very convenient cucco, then go on top of one of the
    stakes on the bridge. I always use the one on my left as I am coming from
    Hyrule Field. Go to the very edge of the stake, then turn around, run and jump
    off the stake, and jumpslash next to the gate to get on top.
    
    NOTE: I receive a lot of e-mails and get a lot of posts in the Uber Challenge
    topic asking for help on this. It's as if people ignore my warnings that state
    clearly that it's hard. This is called the Uber Challenge for a reason. Don't
    ask me for help after attempting this for a short amount of time (a few hours
    is a short amount of time) and don't say "I did exactly what the video did!" If
    you had, then it would have worked. Keep trying and don't give up.
    
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_CC95dOV1A
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2308309531400088842
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    This trick is extremely difficult, but you WILL get it with practice. After you
    have gotten over the gate, drop down immediately. Because Nintendo was lazy,
    they used the guards from Gerudo's Fortress in Gerudo Valley, even though they
    thought child Link couldn't get there. So, these guards will catch you if you
    are careless and you'll have to do the gate skip again. This is why you should
    study their movement patterns first. If you manage to evade them and get to
    Gerudo's Fortress, pat yourself on the back.
    
    Save in Thieves' Hideout. I would recommend loading up a finished file at this
    point and memorizing the path through the Haunted Wasteland so you can do it
    without the Lens of Truth. This is much easier than it sounds. After doing
    that, load up your Uber Challenge file and prepare for another trick.
    
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    Trick: Gerudo's Fortress Gate Skip
    Difficulty: 3/10
    Explanation: Climb up the ladder near the giant gate, then turn around, angle
    yourself, and sidehop to the nearby cliff. Then, run down, jump, and jumpslash
    to get past the gate. You can also use a well-placed sidehop.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGPxd_QHY04
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1342469356441235388
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    Proceed to the Haunted Wasteland.
    
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    Trick: Quicksand Backwalk
    Difficulty: 4/10
    Explanation: Go to the leftmost side of the quicksand in the Haunted Wasteland.
    Angle yourself, turn around, walk forward to get out of the sand's grip, and
    backwalk to get past the quicksand.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNtUYnNWToY
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=799218393402546753
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    After successfully getting past the quicksand, use your memorized route through
    the Haunted Wasteland to reach the Desert Colossus. Go to the Spirit Temple.
    
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    Section 5.4
    Spirit Temple--Child
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    Section Tips and Reminders:
    
    -Don't waste your bombchus; you will need them later.
    
    -If you run out of Deku Sticks, you will have a hard time getting more. Make
    sure you use them sparingly.
    
    Walkthrough:
    
    Go forward and talk to Nabooru. After she moves aside, crawl through the hole.
    Burn your Deku Shield by making contact with the Fire Keese, then shoot them
    with your Slingshot.
    
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    Enemy: Armos
    Strategy: You aren't allowed to attack with Deku Sticks, but you can still use
    Deku Nuts. Stun the Armos with one and jumpslash him, then dodge the resulting
    explosion.
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    After the enemies are dead, light a Deku Stick and enter the room on the right.
    Light the torches here. Then, go back and enter the other door. You'll come to
    a room where you would normally need the boomerang. Instead, go to the very
    right hand side of the room and use your Slingshot to shoot around the gate.
    You'll want to do this quickly, as there is a Stalfos nearby-you can leave the
    room and come back to reset his location and try again to hit the crystal.
    Proceed to the next room.
    
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    Enemy: Anubis
    Strategy: Destroy the pots in front of you with your Slingshot, then roll past
    the razor and turn around on the S-shaped platform. Go to the edge of it and
    shoot the crystal switch. If the Anubis doesn't burn up, adjust your position.
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    Go back around the platform and proceed to the next room. Grab the key and
    backtrack to the room where you burned your shield. Crawl through the hole and
    unlock the door. Shoot the Skullwalltulas and climb up. Hit a crystal switch
    with your Slingshot to make some bombchus drop and then collect them. Shoot the
    Skulltulas and use a bombchu to blow up the rock. Watch for Lizalfos-if one
    comes down before you bombchu the rock, he can interfere with that process.
    Stun him with a Deku Nut if he shows up. From here, you'll proceed as normal
    through the dungeon. You will eventually reach the Iron Knuckle.
    
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    Enemy: Iron Knuckle
    Strategy: Z Target the Iron Knuckle, then step towards him. When he is about to
    attack, backflip to avoid his blow and then jumpslash him. Repeat until he is
    dead. Don't waste your time getting hearts; he will kill you in one hit
    regardless of your HP because you only have a maximum of three hearts, which is
    less than the amount of damage his attacks will do.
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    Collect the Silver Gauntlets and save while outside the Spirit Temple. You'll
    be warped back to Link's house. Head over to Kakariko Village and show Zelda's
    Letter to the guard. On Death Mountain Trail, use a bomb flower (you can pick
    them up because you have the Silver Gauntlets, so the game assumes you have the
    Goron Bracelet) to get into Dodongo's Cavern.
    
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    Section 5.5
    Dodongo's Cavern and Item Collection
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    Section Tips and Reminders:
    
    -Don't pick up the Heart Container after beating King Dodongo.
    
    -Collect some Gold Skulltula Tokens.
    
    Walkthrough:
    
    You'll have no trouble getting through the puzzles in Dodongo's Cavern, but
    certain enemies might cause problems for you.
    
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    Enemy: Lizalfos
    Strategy: Z Target the Lizalfos. Use a Deku Nut to stun him when he is about to
    attack, then jumpslash him. He will probably jump up and attack you; stun him
    with a Deku Nut. Repeat this process. If you run out of Deku Nuts, you can
    jumpslash a Lizalfos, then jump to another platform to avoid his counterattack.
    The first wave of Lizalfos is easier because you are on much bigger platforms
    and thus have more room to dodge. There are many hearts in these arenas as
    well.
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    The Lizalfos are the most troublesome part of this section. King Dodongo
    shouldn't pose more of a threat than normal; you have basically the same
    equipment and health as you would have under more casual circumstances. After
    beating King Dodongo, get the Goron's Ruby from Darunia. Now, it's time to run
    around and get some stuff. First, head up to the top of Death Mountain and get
    the Magic Meter. To get past the falling stones, either backwalk or roll.
    
    After collecting the Magic Meter, let Kaepora Gaebora take you down to Kakariko
    Village, then get the Adult's Wallet. If you don't have ten Gold Skulltula
    tokens, go to Hyrule Field and wait until it is nighttime, then kill some Gold
    Skulltulas in Kakariko Village. Head to the Graveyard and plant your Magic
    Bean, then go to the castle and get the Ocarina of Time. Get Din's Fire as
    well. Before going to the future, check your number of bombchus- you'll want to
    have at least seven for the adult portion of the Challenge, but probably more.
    Buy some from the bombchu shop if you're short, then pull the Master Sword from
    its pedestal.
    
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    The adult section of the Uber Challenge is harder than the child section.
    Tricks are more numerous and enemies are more lethal. The dungeons are longer
    and you have more oppurtunities to get lost. So, I will go much more in-depth
    than I did in the child section. There are some things you should remember
    while playing through the adult portion of the Uber Challenge:
    
    -Always have the rules and the route handy; you don't want to mess up.
    
    -Don't pick up Heart Pieces or Heart Containers.
    
    -Don't get any Maps or Compasses.
    
    -Don't attack enemies with the Megaton Hammer with the exception of stunning
    Volvagia.
    
    -Don't use power crouch stabs.
    
    -Use the Broken Giant's Knife at all times, except in the Graveyard and while
    fighting Ganon.
    
    -Get all the Medallions.
    
    -Don't learn any songs except the Minuet of Forest.
    
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    Section 5.6
    More Item Collection
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    Walkthrough:
    
    Upon viewing the cutscenes that result from pulling the Master Sword, go to the
    room with the pots in the former Hyrule Castle Town Market. Collect rupees
    until you have amassed 200 of them. From there, go to Goron City. Use your
    fortune to purchase a Giant's Knife, then promptly break it. Stop the Goron's
    wild, wild rolling to get the Goron Tunic. Descend to Kakariko Village, and
    head to the Graveyard.
    
    Pull Dampe's gravestone and race him for the Hookshot. Then, pull the
    gravestone that leads to the Fairy's Fountain; it has plants in front of it.
    Collect the Hylian Shield, then ride the magic leaf to the platform with the
    box. Equip your Hylian Shield and Master Sword, but don't break the box. You'll
    have to use it for entry to the Shadow Temple.
    
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    Trick: Shadow Early with Torch Skip
    Difficulty: 8/10
    Explanation: Get on top of the box, then line yourself up with the ledge in
    front of you. Hold Z. Pull out a bombchu, then jump and shield drop the bombchu
    by pressing R. Release Z and R and press B to jumpslash and gain extra height.
    This combination will boost you to the ledge. Now, make your way to the tip-top
    of the grass. Walk to the right along the top until you reach the ledge at the
    back of the Graveyard, just behind the warp pad. Now, angle yourself and
    sidehop and you'll hopefully land in the area below. You will have bypassed the
    loading point for that area, so the door will not be there. Walk right into the
    Shadow Temple.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHO-ZM4ibPA
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5137440371646841699
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    Section 5.7
    Shadow Temple
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    Section Tips and Reminders:
    
    -Don't pick up the Heart Container after beating Bongo Bongo.
    
    -If you are having trouble finding your way around without the Lens of Truth,
    load up a completed file and explore the dungeon with the Lens equipped, noting
    the positions of key objects.
    
    Walkthrough:
    
    Unequip the Master Sword. Cross the gap with the Hookshot, then go through the
    face in front of you. Go through another one of the faces to reach a maze-like
    room; get through this by staying on the left and going through paintings with
    lit eyes. Not all of the paintings with lit eyes are able to be walked through,
    but every painting that can be walked through has lit eyes. Once you get the
    Hover Boots in the final room, backtrack to the room with the bird statue and
    equip them. Push the statue once, then hover off to the side and see if it was
    the right position. If not, wait several seconds and try again. Once the
    correct position is found, hover across the gap and go through the mouth.
    
    Descend through this corridor and go left. Get the silver rupees in this room
    and collect the key. Go back to the previous room, then bomb the wall to your
    left and proceed. Kill the Big Skulltulas with your Hookshot. Once you reach
    the large room, go straight ahead until you reach the Stalfos platform. Equip
    your Hover Boots and go left; there is no need  to fight the Stalfos. The
    platforms you are moving on are invisible, but they're extremely large, so
    there's little risk of falling off. Go straight from the Stalfos platform to
    the visible platform, then straight to the door from there. In the next room,
    feed your shield to the Like Like and then kill him and retrieve it, but don't
    equip it.
    
    Backtrack to the previous room. Cross the invisible platforms to reach the
    Stalfos platform once again. Ignore him and go straight ahead. Collect the
    silver rupees and proceed. Push the block and use it to shield you from the
    falling spikes, then climb it and press the switch. Get the key and go back to
    the large room. Go left and hover straight across to an invisible platform. Go
    forward and left until you find the corner of this platform. Then, back up and
    run towards the alcove with the door. If you do not land on the next invisible
    platform, try again. If you do, hover over to the door and open it.
    
    In the next room, equip your Hover Boots-they will help you avoid taking damage
    from spikes. You can collect three silver rupees fairly easily, but the other
    two will require you to go to the upper level. To do so, go straight and left
    from the entrance to run into a big block. Look up and fire your Hookshot until
    you find a target; there is one on the wall directly across from the door you
    entered through. Face directly left on the leftmost side of the top of the
    block, then backwalk and backflip with the Hover Boots to get to the other big
    block. From there, you can get the other silver rupees. Here is a video of the
    backwalk hover:
    
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt2g_V1Dobo
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8531006720763902946
    
    Enter the newly opened door. Kill all the enemies with your Hookshot, then toss
    a bomb flower into the big pot. Get the key and return to the previous room.
    Make your way back up to the key door and unlock it. Wait until the fans stop
    in the fan room before trying to go through their wind. Once you get through
    the individual fan passageways, you will reach a room with three fans spread
    out horizontally along the walls. Wait until the first one stops, then go in
    front of it. Do the same for the second, then, while the third is still
    blowing, equip your Hover Boots and let the wind carry you through a fake wall.
    In the Gibdo room, bomb the dirt pile near the entrance and open the invisible
    chest. Stun one of the Gibdos with your Hookshot, then run past him.
    
    In the boat room, pull and push the block into position and climb the ladder.
    Activate the boat ride. Run around to dodge the Stalfos or fight them if you
    wish. Abandon ship once you reach the other side of the room and then enter the
    door. In the maze room, use trial and error to find which walls are real and
    which aren't. The Floormasters don't pose much of a threat. Go counterclockwise
    and enter the door with the Boss Key. You can't use Din's Fire, though, so you
    can't burn the spiky walls.
    
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    Trick: Din's Fire Boss Key Skip
    Difficulty: 4/10
    Explanation: Upon entrance to the room, run to the wall on the right and take
    out your Broken Giant's Knife, but don't swing it. The Redead will wake up and
    freeze you and you will remain in the same position while the wall keeps
    moving. Once control is restored, you will be on the the other side of the wall
    and can claim the Boss Key. Immediately save to avoid being crushed by the
    walls, as they will hurt you even if you are on the non-spiky side of them.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5V1WrmpsPI
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2851258549571316202
    *******************************************************************************
    
    With the Boss Key, head from the start of the dungeon back to the maze room
    with the Floormasters. Move clockwise around the room and enter the room with
    the invisible Floormaster.
    
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    Enemy: Floormaster
    Strategy: Z Target the Floormaster and dodge its initial charge. Slash it until
    it splits up into multiple small Floormasters. Use a Deku Nut to stun them all
    at once, then Z Target one of them and slash it to defeat it. Use another Deku
    Nut to stun the remaining two, then Z Target one and kill it. Do the same for
    the last one.
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Once the Floormaster is dead, pick up the key it leaves behind. Leave the maze
    room. You'll notice a problem, however-there is a huge gap between you and the
    door you need to go through, and you don't have arrows. Normally, you'd shoot
    an arrow to detonate the bomb flowers, which would cause a statue to fall,
    granting you access to the other side. Luckily, bombchus save the day again.
    
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    Trick: Light Shadow Bomb Flowers with Bombchu
    Difficulty: 6/10
    Explanation: Approach the edge of the platform closest to the bird statue.
    Then, move over so you are very near the wall. Aim yourself, then release a
    bombchu and hope it makes it to the bomb flowers. Test different angles to see
    which gets closest.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHh8cI3cXVs
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7847996708767766912
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Now that the pillar is knocked down, you can reach the other side of the chasm.
    Use your key. In the next room, there are many invisible platforms. Memorizing
    the route to the other side is easy, however-load up a completed file and do
    so. Cross the platforms, then prepare for Bongo Bongo.
    
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    Enemy: Bongo Bongo
    Strategy: Equip your Hover Boots. Get near the hands while they are pounding
    the drum and Z Target one of them. Take out your Hookshot. You'll notice that
    you are on the ground for a limited amount of time before being launched into
    the air. The only time you can fire your Hookshot is while you are on the
    ground. If you manage to hit a hand with the Hookshot, the other will attack;
    roll around to dodge or negate the damage, then stun him. If you take too long
    trying to stun the first, you will be vulnerable; right before they enter their
    attack phase, start rolling around to dodge or negate the damage. At any rate,
    you will eventually stun both hands, at which point the main body will charge
    at you. It is invisible, but it is a big target that is easy to locate. It's
    always right between the hands. Hit it with your Hookshot, then attack with
    your sword. When he gets up, you can try to quickly hit both hands before they
    start their pounding phase. Otherwise, repeat the other strategy until both
    hands are once again stunned. Bongo Bongo is tough, but you will eventually
    beat him. His attacks will normally NOT kill you in one hit.
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Upon defeating Bongo Bongo, collect the Shadow Medallion. Head up to Goron
    City, then pull the statue in Darunia's room and proceed to the Crater. Equip
    the Goron Tunic. You cannot collect the Bolero of Fire, but it is easily
    bypassed.
    
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    Trick: Bolero Skip
    Difficulty: 2/10
    Explanation: From the ledge you enter on when coming from Goron City, hover
    over to the cinder cone. Jump down onto the ledge with the warp pad.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHn05FEiWmU
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-103693133808152905
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Enter the Fire Temple.
    
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    Section 5.8
    Fire Temple
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    Section Tips and Reminders:
    
    -Don't pick up the Heart Container after beating Volvagia.
    
    -There are multiple big drops in the Fire Temple; climb down them instead of
    dropping to conserve health.
    
    -Torch Slugs are not affected by normal slashes of the Broken Giant's Knife;
    you will need to jumpslash or use an item. Several enemies are like this in the
    adult temples, so be aware!
    
    -This is the only section in the game where you can attack with the Megaton
    Hammer; you need it to stun Volvagia, and besides that, it is never used to
    fight.
    
    Walkthrough:
    
    Go up the stairs, then enter the door on your left. Get the key by freeing the
    Goron. Leave and enter the door directly across from you. Turn left and take
    the lower door for another key. Leave this room, then go directly across the
    main room for yet another key. Leave this room, then turn right in the main
    room and push the big block into the lava stream and ascend using it. Proceed
    through the next room. In the maze room, the boulders look threatening, but
    they only take away a quarter of a heart. Free the Goron in this room and the
    one in the room next to it. Then, enter the door that leads to the precipice
    room.
    
    Get the hearts in this room. Proceed through the wall of fire room and get to
    the top of the maze. Bomb the crack, then climb down and get the key. Climb
    back up, then free the Goron. Go back to the wall of fire room, then use a key
    to open the locked door. In the U-shaped room, go left and use your last
    remaining key. Go straight in the next room to reach the other side of the U-
    shaped room. Disable the large wall of fire, then climb up and replenish your
    supplies for the Flare Dancer battle.
    
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    Enemy: Flare Dancer
    Strategy: Z Target the Flare Dancer once it gets off the block. Pull out the
    nucleus with your Hookshot, then slash it until it jumps back into the fire.
    Repeat until it dies. When it does, watch out for the explosion.
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Proceed until you get the Megaton Hammer. Follow the path near its chest to get
    back to the U-shaped room. Pound the switch in front of you, then go in the
    door that opens and get the key. Return to the U-shaped room, then pound the
    big block to get to the room where you talked to Darunia. From there, go back
    to the entrance and pound the statues to reveal a door; open it and kill the
    enemies inside. You will fight another Flare Dancer after going through the
    next room; defeat it like you did the last. After that, get the Boss Key and
    proceed to fight Volvagia.
    
    *******************************************************************************
    Enemy: Volvagia
    Strategy: Volvagia will start making fire show up in one lava pit at a time;
    wait until she actually sticks her head up, then dodge her hair. Hit her with
    the Megaton Hammer, then jumpslash her with your sword. Then, hold onto the
    edge of the platform until Volvagia's attack is finished. Repeat the process
    until she is dead.
    *******************************************************************************
    
    After you have defeated Volvagia, enter the blue light and receive the Fire
    Medallion. When you are returned to Death Mountain Crater, save in order to
    exit without getting the Bolero of Fire. Then, make your way to the Lost Woods.
    Mido will block your path, and you'll have to be tricky to get past him.
    
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    Trick: Mido Skip
    Difficulty: 4/10
    Explanation: Get on the side of Mido closest to the pond. Face the pond with C
    Up, then immediately backflip.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLSDZ0VhmLU
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Go through the rest of the Lost Woods until you reach the Sacred Forest Meadow.
    Get past the Moblins very carefully, then learn the Minuet of Forest. Enter the
    Forest Temple.
    
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    Section 5.9
    Forest Temple
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    Section Tips and Reminders:
    
    -Don't pick up the Heart Container after beating Phantom Ganon.
    
    -This is the first adult temple where the enemies throughout the temple, not
    just the boss, will be challenging. If you thought the enemies in the Shadow or
    Fire Temples were hard, you'll be hurting here.
    
    Walkthrough:
    
    Climb the vines at your right and get the key. Proceed to the main room and
    activate the cutscene, then go straight until you reach the Stalfos. Up until
    now, you have seen a total of four Stalfos and have ignored them all, but now,
    you have no choice but to fight.
    
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    Enemy: Stalfos
    Strategy: Z Target the Stalfos. Notice thier attack patterns-if you stay away
    from them, they will move from side to side, then move closer to you for an
    attack. You should always stun them before attacking. This can be done with the
    Hookshot or Deku Nuts. The Hookshot is recommended, but Deku Nuts are fast and
    can get you out of a tight spot. If you walk right next to a Stalfos and use
    your Hookshot, you can sometimes bypass its defenses. Besides that, one way to
    stun a Stalfos is to wait with your Hookshot loaded until he attacks and
    immediately fire when he does. Once a Stalfos is stunned, take out your sword
    and jumpslash it. It takes five jumpslashes with the Broken Giant's Knife to
    kill one Stalfos. Note that Stalfos are honorable fighters-as long as you
    remain Z Targeted to one, the other will usually not attack you. It DOES happen
    occasionally, though, so be on guard. If you attack a Stalfos and he
    immediately jumpslashes, run towards him; you will go under him and he'll be
    open to attack. There are numerous pots in the arena with which you can
    replenish your health.
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Once the two Stalfos are defeated, get the key and go back to the main room.
    Take a right and play the Song of Time to eliminate a block that is in front of
    a door. Go through this door and defeat the Big Deku Baba for fifteen Deku
    Nuts. You must defeat it while it is NOT standing upright-otherwise, it will
    yield a worthless Deku Stick. This is not necessary, but it helps to have extra
    Deku Nuts. Climb the vines at your right, then open the door.
    
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    Enemy: Blue Bubble
    Strategy: Throw a Deku Nut at the Blue Bubble to stun it, then jumpslash it.
    Throw another to stun it yet again, then finish it off.
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Ignore the chest and proceed. Drain the well with the red switch. Drop down
    into it and claim the key, then climb out of the well and go back to the main
    room. Open the only remaining locked door and go straight. Climb two ladders
    and wrap around the nearby ledge, then hover over to the door in an alcove.
    Open it, then go in the door at your left to see a Floormaster.
    
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    Enemy: Floormaster
    Strategy: You can only damage this Floormaster when he is not green. Wait for
    him to charge twice and he'll lose his invincibility; this is your oppurtunity
    to attack. From there, use the same strategy that you used to defeat the one in
    the Shadow Temple.
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Collect the key that appears, then go back to the room with the ladders and
    blocks. Push all the blocks into position and proceed to the twisted corridor.
    Use a key here to get to a staircase with Poe paintings. At the bottom, enter
    the door and prepare for another Stalfos fight.
    
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    Enemy: Stalfos
    Strategy: The first Stalfos is alone, but you must fight him with a hole in the
    middle of the battlefield. Once he is finished, two more will come down. When
    you kill one of them, his bones will lie on the floor-if you take too long to
    defeat the other, the first will come back to life with full health. To avoid
    this, hit one Stalfos with four jumpslashes, then switch to the other and kill
    him. The remaining Stalfos will only take one jumpslash to kill. Otherwise, use
    the same tactics as before.
    *******************************************************************************
    
    When all the Stalfos are dead, claim the Bow. Go into the door with a red
    carpet underneath it and shoot the paintings to make Joelle appear.
    
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    Enemy: Joelle, Beth, and Amy
    Strategy: The first three Poe Sister battles are all exactly the same. Hit them
    with an arrow, then back up and wait with an arrow ready until they appear.
    When they do, shoot them again. Rinse, lather, repeat.
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Get the key, then take the bottom door to the room where you found the Bow.
    Enter the door with the blue carpet this time and shoot the paintings until
    Beth appears. Defeat her, ignoring the chest she leaves. Go to the top of this
    staircase and unlock the door. Go to the right and use your last key to get to
    a room with a frozen eye switch. Shoot an arrow through the fire to twist the
    nearby corridor. Proceed through said corridor and drop down a hole in the
    floor. Cross the checkerboard room and shoot the painting. Solve the block
    puzzle and defeat Amy. After she is finished, go through the newly opened door,
    go straight, and then drop down and prepare for a fight.
    
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    Enemy: Meg
    Strategy: Meg behaves very differently from her sisters. She will clone herself
    and revolve around you. Stay in third person mode and you'll notice that the
    real Meg will rotate once-shoot her with an arrow. Repeat until she is dead.
    *******************************************************************************
    
    The elevator will rise, but don't take it-instead, head over to the room with
    the ladders and blocks. Go all the way to the top of this room and shoot the
    eye switch to untwist the twisted corridor. Go through it, then get the Boss
    Key. Drop down, fight two Blue Bubbles, and go back to the main room. Take the
    elevator down to the rotating room and solve the puzzle by opening all the
    gates. Open the boss door.
    
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    Enemy: Phantom Ganon
    Strategy: In Phantom Ganon's first phase, he will ride out of a painting and
    become vulnerable for several seconds. He will then attack you. The real
    Phantom Ganon is much brighter than the fake one-shoot the real one with an
    arrow. After three hits, he'll enter his second phase. Use an empty bottle to
    deflect his shots, then jumpslash him once. After one jumpslash, slash him
    normally until he gets back up. If you spend longer reflecting his shots back
    and forth, he will stay vulnerable for a longer period of time. Note that
    sometimes, the bottle will reflect shots haphazardly-keep hitting them back and
    they'll eventually go where they need to.
    *******************************************************************************
    
    After claiming the Forest Medallion, head over to Lake Hylia. You don't have
    the Iron Boots, so you'll have to enter the Water Temple without them.
    
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    Trick: Enter Water Temple Without Iron Boots
    Difficulty: 6/10
    Explanation: Get on the rock ledge on the center island and go as far as you
    can in the water without swimming, then fire your Hookshot at the crystal. Dive
    down into the Water Temple.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOq7XA4g5IM
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2543141353342902821
    *******************************************************************************
    
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    Section 5.10
    Water Temple
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    Section Tips and Reminders:
    
    -Don't pick up the Heart Container after beating Morpha.
    
    -Copy your file onto another before starting the Water Temple-it's easy to use
    a key in the wrong place.
    
    Walkthrough:
    
    Kill the Tektite that is in front of you and to the left as you enter, then go
    to the right side of the central platform.
    
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    Trick: Din's Dive
    Difficulty: 3/10
    Explanation: Get on the very edge of the platform, then use Din's Fire right
    before a Tektite hits you to be knocked down. You'll sink during the cutscene.
    After you gain control of Link, quickly swim to the tunnel nearby.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhOQxZgJ-ss
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8105837424381584717
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Talk to Ruto and swim up. Lower the water level and drop back down. Light the
    torches with your arrows and enter the door. Get the key, then save your game
    and reload. Hover across to the top platform and hover to the right. Drop down
    and pull the block all the way back. Turn around and Hookshot back up. Jump
    down to the second level and go right. Light the torch with an arrow and enter
    the door. Change the water level, then leave the way you came. Make your way
    around to the opposite side of the central platform and shoot the eye switch.
    Hover across, then push the block and get the key. Hookshot up, then jump down
    into the water and dive into the passage leading to where Ruto was. Swim to the
    crack in the wall. Bomb it and get the key. Save your game and reload, then
    hover across to the main platform and kill the Tektite on your left.
    
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    Trick: High Grab
    Difficulty: 3/10
    Explanation: Aim yourself at the corner of the central platform nearest the
    water level switch, then roll and jump. Hold forward and left, then pull
    yourself up.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOPKRGAoif4
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3784906248402316214
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Change the water level. Go left and open the locked door. Proceed through the
    next two rooms, then prepare for a fight with Dark Link.
    
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    Enemy: Dark Link
    Strategy: Dark Link is a difficult foe. You won't be able to just slash away at
    him-that'll make him hit you. Instead, use your forward stab to drive him into
    a corner. He'll keep backflipping. Now, hit him while he lands and he'll be off
    guard. It takes six hits to kill him. Note that right after he is revived and
    walks over to you, he'll likely be vulnerable for a short time because of an
    inability to block your blows; use a forward stab on him.
    *******************************************************************************
    
    After defeating Dark Link, don't get the Longshot. Play the Song of Time and
    navigate through the vortexes by hugging the walls. For the first vortex, hug
    the left wall. Then, for the following vortexes, hug the right, then the left.
    At the end, shoot the eye switch and get the key. Save and reload. Go to the
    right and perform yet another Din's Dive. Lower the water and go back to the
    main room. Head right and go through a passage. You'll notice some spikes that
    you'd normally have to use the Longshot to get over. Hover Boots will also
    work.
    
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    Trick: Water Temple Boss Key Hover
    Difficulty: 2/10
    Explanation: Face away from the spikes with your Hover Boots on. Backwalk
    towards them and backflip to get on top.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0g6tlddbs6Y
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9038118301732985594
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Use a key. Hover over to the waterfall and grab the edge, then get on top of
    the nearby ledge. Wait for a boulder to pass, then jump into the water with
    your Kokiri Boots and bob under the wall. Swim up, unlock the door, and get the
    Boss Key. Save and reload. Do a high grab to raise the water level, then
    proceed to the ledge across from the boss.
    
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    Trick: Water Temple Boss Door Hover
    Difficulty: 4/10
    Explanation: Get next to the wall, then line yourself up with it. Step back a
    bit, then, while facing the wall, pull out a bomb and let the explosion hit
    you. Pause right after it hits you and equip the Hover Boots, then run
    backwards and grab onto the ledge.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIGof_WIS4o
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5263009497434987962
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Go through the next room and open the door to the boss.
    
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    IMPORTANT NOTE
    If you cannot open the last door before the Boss Key, don't fret. There is
    another key you can obtain. While the water is at its lowest, go to the bottom
    level of the main room. Look for a block that you can push and do so. You will
    find a passageway to a room with currents and a crystal switch. Hit this switch
    with a bombchu and quickly dive down into the nearby alcove to find a key. Go
    back to the door that leads to the Boss Key and open it. Here is a video
    showing this:
    
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9i-8J3UyawE
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8805461643234951349
    
    If you don't have any bombchus, your best bet is to restart the Water Temple,
    assuming you created a save at the beginning. If you did didn't create a save,
    you don't have enough keys to open the door that leads to the Boss Key, AND you
    don't have any bombchus, you'll have to go get some. The only place you can is
    the flying carpet salesman in the Haunted Wasteland. Amass 200 rupees and
    follow the instructions in "To the Spirit Temple-Again!" to reach the Haunted
    Wasteland. At this point, you'll want to complete the Spirit Temple before the
    Water Temple to avoid having to perform a rather difficult trick twice. You
    still must complete the Water Temple, though, in accordance with the rules of
    the Uber Challenge.
    *******************************************************************************
    
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    Enemy: Morpha
    Strategy: Get into the corner of the boss room. Wait for Morpha to make a giant
    water tentacle, then pull out the nucleus and slash it. Repeat. You can also
    pull out the nucleus, then line yourself up so that it is in between you and
    the corner between two walls; you can then slash at it until it's dead without
    having to worry about it going back into the water.
    *******************************************************************************
    
    Once Morpha is defeated, claim the Water Medallion.
    
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    Section 5.11
    To the Spirit Temple--Again!
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    Walkthrough:
    
    Since going to the Spirit Temple before was so much fun, you get to do it
    again! This time, though, you'll be using different tricks. Head to Gerudo
    Valley. You'll have to use the same trick here to cross the canyon as you used
    to cross over to the boss door in the Water Temple. Here is a video of it:
    
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKHXxXFvoNc
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1085932314530027424
    
    In Gerudo's Fortress, you must make your way to the top of the fortress-this is
    most easily accomplished by getting caught by a guard, then Hookshotting the
    bar of wood above the cell and jumping down to a nearby ledge. Go in the door
    and shoot the guards, then head up to the top of the fortress.
    
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    Trick: Gerudo's Fortress Gate Skip--Adult
    Difficulty: 8/10
    Explanation: From the top of Gerudo's Fortress, climb the box and face straight
    at the wall. Walk towards it and take out your Broken Giant's Knife. Then,
    equip your Hover Boots and diagonal walk to the left. Just before your hover
    runs out, sidehop and jumpslash to get on top of the rail.
    
    Now that you are on the rail, face the small pillar directly to your right and
    turn around. Walk until you are almost off the edge. Run forward to gain some
    momentum, then run left off the rail and roll. Just before your hover runs out,
    turn to the right and sidehop to the left. A jumpslash after the sidehop can
    also help. If done properly, this will get you on the cliff face.
    
    Now, walk upwards and left to get off the slippery part of the cliff. Walk
    along the cliff for a while, then walk down it. Hover over to the other side
    past the fake wall, being careful not to get too close to the guard, then walk
    into the Haunted Wasteland.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkwP5VqESZM
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6761123598323880328
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    Now that you've got the hard work out of the way, cross the quicksand and
    follow the flags, then proceed through the rest of the Wasteland and the Desert
    Colossus and enter the Spirit Temple.
    
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    Section 5.12
    Spirit Temple-Adult
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    Section Tips and Reminders:
    
    -Don't pick up the Heart Container after beating Twinrova.
    
    -The Spirit Temple is the easiest adult temple in the Uber Challenge.
    
    Walkthrough:
    
    Push the big block and hit the switch overhead with your Hookshot. Go to the
    right and collect all the silver rupees, then proceed. Get the key in this
    room. Go back, then open the locked door. Climb up the wall and stun the
    invisible Floormaster with a Deku Nut. Push the mirror once, then stun the
    Floormaster again. Repeat until the nearby door opens, then enter it. Go up the
    stairs and jump to the statue's hand. Play Zelda's Lullaby to make a key chest
    appear. Go to the other set of stairs and jump to the hand with this chest.
    Collect the key and go back to the stairs you originally climbed. Make your way
    to the top and unlock the door. Kill the Beamos in the room with the Anubises.
    
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    Enemy: Anubis
    Strategy: There are three Anubises in this room. Each one will move in a
    certain direction depending on where you move. If they run into fire, they will
    die. So, step on the switch in the room and run around until you find the right
    places to stand to make each Anubis run into the fire. Two are in the corners
    of the room, but one is over a bottomless pit-use the Song of Time to create a
    block so you can safely stand there.
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    Proceed through the newly opened door. Lure one of the Armos onto the switch
    and open the door, then fight the Iron Knuckle. Get the Mirror Shield and
    return to the room with the Armos. Equip the Mirror Shield and reflect light
    onto the sun symbol, then get the key and return to the room where you fought
    the Anubises. Unlock the door. Kill the two Beamos and the Skullwalltula, then
    Hookshot to the middle section of the wall and climb up the rest of the way.
    Proceed and play Zelda's Lullaby to open the door, then get the Boss Key. Leave
    and turn right. Dodge the flying pots and jumpslash the switch to open a nearby
    door. Enter it and you'll be confronted by a Lizalfos. Stun him while you put
    all the mirrors in position, then return to the previous room. Reflect light on
    the sun symbol to lower the platform. Make the statue's face crumble, then
    Hookshot to the boss door.
    
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    Enemy: Nabooru
    Strategy: Nabooru will fight like a normal Iron Knuckle, but she will never
    lose any armor until she dies. Fight her as usual and be cautious.
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    Enemy: Twinrova
    Strategy: For the first phase of the battle, you'll want to stand in a corner
    to be safer from attack. Reflect one witch's attack at the other until they
    merge, then absorb three same-element attacks in a row and throw it right back.
    Slash them until they get up, then repeat.
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    After you get the Spirit Medallion, go back in the Spirit Temple and let a Like
    Like eat your Hylian Shield. This is done to let you continue through the game
    without a shield equipped. After this is finished, you'll need to get to the
    Desert Colossus, but you must use the exit behind either Iron Knuckle or the
    Twinrova warp to avoid collecting the Requiem of Spirit. Once you're in the
    Desert Colossus, save and reload and you'll get the Light Arrows. Head to
    Ganon's Castle.
    
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    Section 5.13
    Ganon's Castle
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    Section Tips and Reminders:
    
    -Don't give up! The final battles are at hand, and you're almost done.
    
    Walkthrough:
    
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    IMPORTANT NOTE
    If you saved in the Desert Colossus before eliminating your shield, you do not
    have to go all the way back to the Spirit Temple to do so. Simply go to the
    Fire Temple. You will have to use the Lost Woods warp to get to Goron City,
    though, or else you will learn the Nocturne of Shadow. In the Fire Temple,
    there is a Like Like fairly close to the entrance-go up the stairs and to the
    right, then take a left and play the Song of Time to reveal an upper path.
    Follow it and you'll find a Like Like who will gladly devour your Hylian
    Shield. Exit the Temple and save. Reload your game and you will be at the
    Temple of Time and can go straight to Ganon's Castle.
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    In Ganon's Castle, you'll notice a problem. In the Shadow Trial, you can't
    cross the large gaps, so you can't finish it. Since you can't get the Golden
    Gauntlets from the Shadow Trial, you can't complete the Fire Trial and you
    can't even enter the Light Trial. The Spirit Trial requires use of the Mirror
    Shield, which you can't equip. The Forest Trial requires Din's Fire or Fire
    Arrows, neither of which are allowed, and the Water Trial requires Blue Fire.
    However, you didn't come this far for nothing.
    
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    Trick: Ganon's Castle Trials Skip
    Difficulty: 4/10
    Explanation: In the Spirit Trial, grab the Armos Statue to your right as you
    enter and pull it towards you. Then, push it until it hits the wall. Push it
    twice in the direction of the door, then get right next to the door and
    jumpslash into the corner made by the Armos Statue and the wall. If done
    correctly, you will be pushed through the wall and into the main room, but the
    barrier protecting the inner tower will not be loaded. You can waltz right in.
    The room will be completely black, so practicing getting to the inner tower
    from the Spirit Trial is recommended.
    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SaWMLDoJ4o
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5384039011090331010
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    The inner tower consists of fighting three sets of enemies. The first is a pair
    of Dinolfos. Then comes a pair of Stalfos, which gives you the Boss Key. The
    third is a pair of Iron Knuckles.
    
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    Enemy: Dinolfos
    Strategy: Use a Deku Nut to stun both Dinolfos, then lock onto one and use a
    jumpslash. After that, immediately sidehop to avoid a likely counterattack.
    While you are fighting one Dinolfos, watch the other-you can stun both at once
    most of the time, though. Once one is dead, you can use the Hookshot instead of
    Deku Nuts to stun the other.
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    Enemy: Stalfos
    Strategy: These Stalfos do not regenerate after you kill them, so you can do so
    at your leisure. The flame in the center of the room can actually help you-it
    only does a quarter heart of damage, and it gives you temporary invincibility.
    Stalfos can't go through it, so you can use it as a shield.
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    Enemy: Iron Knuckle
    Strategy: These Iron Knuckles are like all others-they will not attack until
    you attack them. So, hit one to wake it up and then kill it. Following, engage
    the other.
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    After you defeat all the enemies, replenish your supplies with the pots in the
    next room and head up the stairs to Ganondorf.
    
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    Enemy: Ganondorf
    Strategy: Get off the center platform and go to the side of the arena. When
    Ganondorf throws a shot at you, deflect it with an empty bottle until he fails
    to hit it back. Stun him with Light Arrows, then jump to the center platform
    and hit him until he gets back up. Go back and repeat. Note that it may take a
    long time to actually stun him. Ganondorf can kill you in one hit with all of
    his attacks except Earthquake Punch, so be extremely careful. When he charges
    his big multi-ball attack, hit him with a Light Arrow to stun him and prevent
    the attack. If you don't hit him in time, jump down to the lower area to avoid
    the attack. If you run out of magic, you can break the pots in the lower area
    to regain some. When coming back from the lower area, it's best to have the
    Hover Boots equipped and hover quickly to the side platforms because Ganondorf
    will likely use Earthquake Punch right when you get up.
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    When you beat Ganondorf, you'll have to escape. This is simple except for a
    stubborn pair of Stalfos you'll run into.
    
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    Enemy: Stalfos
    Strategy: These Stalfos regenerate like the ones who guarded the Bow. The fire
    and debris in the small arena will only complicate matters, and if you die,
    you'll have to fight Ganondorf again. Be very careful and don't hesitate to use
    some Deku Nuts-you won't be needing them after this fight.
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    If you are low on health, get the hearts that appear after the Stalfos battle.
    Complete your escape. Zelda will tell you that it's over. Ha. Haha. No.
    
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    Enemy: Ganon
    Strategy: Ganon will knock away your Master Sword at the beginning of the
    battle, but you're used to not having it by this point. All of Ganon's attacks
    will kill you in one hit, so keep your distance. Z Target him and hit his head
    with the Hookshot to momentarily stun him, then sidehop around him and shoot at
    his tail. He'll spin around. Repeat this process. Note that if you're too far
    away, you won't be able to get the right shot at his tail, but if you're too
    close, he'll be able to hit you with his sword. There are quite a few blocks in
    the arena; you should pay attention to their locations so you don't back
    yourself into one and get hit. Once Ganon falls down, go get the Master Sword
    and hit his tail. He'll get up. Repeat your attack with the Hookshot for a
    while-probably about five minutes. Once you think that you've done even damage
    to be able to kill him, fire a Light Arrow at his head and hit his tail with
    the Master Sword. If he continues his assault as usual, hit his tail with the
    Hookshot a few more times and then try again with the Light Arrow. Otherwise...
    
    FINISH HIM!!!!!!!!
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    Breathe a sigh of relief--you've just completed the Uber Challenge!
    
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    Section 6
    Version History
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    7/23/06--Version 1.00. The guide was just released.
    7/24/06--Version 1.01. Made changes about who may host the guide.
    8/04/06--Version 1.02. Made capitalization corrections and clarified several
    minor details.
    8/09/06--Version 1.03. Added a frequently asked question.
    8/10/06--Version 1.04. Made changes about who may host the guide.
    8/10/06--Version 1.14. Made a change to the route as suggested by Dalawman and
    also improved several of my descriptions.
    8/11/06--Version 1.15. Fixed a spelling mistake.
    8/21/06--Version 1.16. Removed several of the video links because Zippyvideos
    kinda died.
    8/24/06--Version 1.17. Added a video.
    9/09/06--Version 1.18. Added a bunch of videos that I made myself, changed a
    trick difficulty.
    10/05/06--Version 1.19. Fixed a typo, added links to some videos on Google
    Video since YouTube seems to be down quite often.
    10/19/06--Version 1.20. Added a video.
    10/21/06--Version 1.21. Added a video.
    10/28/06--Version 1.22. Yay for another video.
    11/14/06--Version 1.23. Added the Uber Challenge Video section, made changes to
    the restrictions.
    12/31/06--Version 1.24. Fixed a mistake.
    6/04/07--Version 1.25. Added a notice.
    8/13/07--Version 1.26. Fixed some typos and moved the video section higher.
    Changed Q&A.8/17/09--Version 1.27. Attempt #2 at fixing the section numbering.
    Also removed the useless checklist.
    
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    Section 7
    Frequently Asked Questions/Frequently Made Comments
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    Question/Comment: Did you come up with all this yourself?
    
    Answer: No. While I wrote the Uber Challenge and this guide by myself, many of
    the various tricks used were found by others. See the Credits section for
    details.
    
    Q/C: This is really hard!
    
    A: Yeah, I know. Just keep at it and you'll do fine.
    
    Q/C: Help!
    
    A: Look at the appropriate section of the guide or watch the appropriate part
    of the video. If your question isn't answered, your best bet is to e-mail me at
    manocheese@gmail.com.
    
    Q/C: You're a cheater/This is impossible/This is not the way the developers
    intended the game to be played.
    
    A: Don't take the Uber Challenge, then.
    
    Q/C: I can't play the trick videos!
    
    A: Try using Internet Explorer.
    
    Q/C: Are you making an Uber Challenge for Majora's Mask or Master Quest?
    
    A: No. I don't own Master Quest and I don't plan on buying it. As for Majora's
    Mask, Dark_Link_Rawks made an "Ultimate Challenge" that you can find on
    GameFAQs.
    
    Q/C: You gave a trick a 3/10 and I thought it was hard/You gave a trick an 8/10
    and I thought it was easy.
    
    A: I tried to put myself in someone else's shoes while giving the tricks their
    difficulty ratings. I also tried to remember how hard it was when I first did
    it. I can do most of the tricks on my first try, so I have to use other means
    to rate the difficulty. Also, some people may just have a harder time with some
    tricks, whereas others think that they are easy. It's all opinion-based.
    
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    Section 8
    Credits
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    I'd like to thank, first and foremost, everyone who has broken this game so
    badly with an enormous number of tricks. There are too many to list, but these
    are the foremost glitch-finders:
    
    Kazooie
    AKA
    TSA
    Acryte
    FIERCELINKMASTER
    Fluffy_kitten
    Yautja Elder
    SamSim
    Dekudude
    SkippyJr
    
    I'd like to thank Dalawman for suggesting a change to the route which made the
    Uber Challenge friendlier to newcomers.
    
    I'd like to thank GameFAQs for hosting this guide.
    
    I'd like to thank Nintendo for making this awesome game.
    
    Most of all, thank YOU for taking the Uber Challenge and for reading this
    guide.