Horseback Archery

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Horseback Archery is a sub-game both in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.


Ocarina of Time

You can get to this sub-game by getting Epona, clearing Gerudo Fortress and heading up to the range behind the hideout.

The maximum score for this game is 2,000 points for 20 bullseyes, which has been obtained by various people.

As for all Ocarina sub-games, records for Horseback Archery are hosted by N64HS at [1].

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time sub-games
Fishing | Marathon Run | Obstacle Course | Dampé the Gravekeeper's Race | Horseback Archery

Majora's Mask

Played at the Romani Ranch after getting Epona. As for all Majora's Mask sub-games, rankings for this game are hosted by N64HS at [2]. The world record for this game is 16.99 seconds.

Strat

Target Time is 21.91 seconds.

Start out by heeling your horse slightly to the right, off into the grass and immediately switch to shoot the Target to your right, hovering by the Tree. After shooting that, while still aiming, shift your gave right as the horse carries your view around the end of the house and shoot the Target hovering behind the house. While still running in the same direction, move your aim to the front of your horse and shoot the target in front of the Chicken Pen area and the Dog Track area. The last two targets you will want to hit while still going straight will be off to your left a bit more. Aim left and quickly shoot the one floating nearby and then try to hit the target on the other side of the ranch by the gate.

So, after shooting the last target on that side, you should be around 13 seconds.

Heel your horse to your left some and follow along the dirt path. Aim ahead, down the path slightly, and shoot the target floating there.

This is the difficult part. Your momentum SHOULD carry you past the dirt path fairly fast, so you will want to be quick. Aim left after shooting the Target in the path, and shoot the target in the back left that you can barely see. Then quickly aim slightly right and shoot the Target hovering by the tree on the other side of the property. Then aim straight ahead and clear the last target.

Practice and polish this strategy, and you may hit the WR time.

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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask sub-games
Town Archery | Swamp Archery | Horseback Archery | Witch Archery | Goron Races | Beaver Races | Gorman Track | Deku Scrub Games | Honey and Darling Games | Treasure Chest Game | Island Jumping | Ghost Killing