It’s been quite some time since I’ve even seen mention of this game.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Special Edition was only released in Germany, back in 1998 when the game was released in Europe. The exact quantity of the Special Edition is unknown and according to the auction, only four are confirmed to be in collectors hands.
What follows is from the auction:
On the back of the Special Edition-box there are two logo’s: one of ‘Cyber Games’ and one Nintendo-logo. It is the Nintendo-logo with the globe behind it, saying it’s an International Licensed Product. The back also contains yellow letters on the side, which says the following, in German:
“The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time (c) 1998 Nintendo Co., Ltd. Lizenz durch Ellipse License Germany. Anderungen in Artikeln und Irrtumer vorbehalten.”
Both the copyright-claim and the Nintendo-logo ensure that this item is 100% official. It’s a 100% officially Nintendo-licensed product.
The box closes with two pieces of velcro, which are still fully intact and in excellent working condition. The Special Edition box has got the German version of the The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time inside, as you can see in the pictures. This Nintendo 64-game is the PAL-version and will only play on European and/or Australian Nintendo 64-machines. The Nintendo 64-game is complete and in overall very good condition.
I bought this The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Special Edition about 5 years ago on eBay for $1390. It was in the exact same state as it is right now. I bought the item from a German seller who got the The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Special Edition himself first hand in Berlin.
It’s been the only one I’ve seen on eBay ever since. The price wasn’t bad, especially not considering a Limited Edition like the one from The Legend of Zelda The Minish Cap (which is limited to 300 pieces worldwide) goes for amounts that are almost equal nowadays. The The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Special Edition is far more limited than any other The Legend of Zelda Limited or Special Edition out there, which should make it more appealing value-wise. It’s important to note that I’m sure this item will only increase in value with time, which makes me hate the fact that I need to say goodbye to it now even more.