It's ocarina of time for me personally, as it's simply the best game that i have played. As for my least favorite zelda games, i guess that it's probably most of the games that were released after majora's mask.
Yes, it has happened to me several times. It feels so rewarding when you finish a dungeon or complete a quest, right before you run out of time. It's what makes majora's mask such a special game to play.
I'd suggest you play the inverted song of time, before you step into a dungeon. Also, some of the sidequests are a bit time consuming, so you shouldn't be afraid to use one of the owl statues to save your game.
Well not much really, the original version of ocarina of time is perfect the way it is. I wasn't a big fan of masterquest i guess. I get it's supposed to be more challenging, but i personally feel like the original game is challenging enough. If masterquest had some new monsters, dungeons or...