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Blind player completes Ocarina of Time after five years
January 4, 2016 | By Chris Kerr

January 4, 2016 | By Chris Kerr
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A blind video game player has completed The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time after five years by using in-game sounds to guide him through the vast world of Hyrule. 

Terry Garrett started his lengthy playthrough back in May 2011 in a bid to prove he was capable of finishing 3D games as well as 2D titles, having previously completed Abe's Oddysee

Using strategically placed left and right-hand stereo speakers Garrett was able to gauge the environments around him and overcome every single one of Ocarina's many obstacles, including the infamous Water Temple.

Advice offered by viewers combined with his own knowledge of the game and a save state system built into an emulated version of Ocarina finally allowed Garrett to vanquish Ganon on January 2, 2016. 

You can see the final battle in the video above, or check out Garrett's YouTube channel for the full series.

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