Curiosity Shop #103: Zelda Dungeon Mailbag

Hey guys! New mailbag! Got a fair number of broad questions this time, covering wider topics relating to the series in general, but we’ve also got a pair of A Link to the Past questions this time, which is cool because we don’t see that a ton. Two Skyward Sword questions as well. And one that seems inspired by a joke I made on the Halloween mailbag! 11 questions in all. Enjoy! You can watch the video here or check out the embed after the jump.

Questions and timestamps:

(00:20) – Do you like to change Link’s name in the games? Do you put something ridiculous?
(01:05) – Which is better for the series? Orchestrated or sequenced music?
(02:28) – Have you heard of the 3-heart challenge? Have you done it, or will you do it?
(03:45) – How would you feel about more spinoff games or direct sequels in the series?
(04:51) – Do you think it would have been better if, instead of making an official timeline, Nintendo had just said that each game is the same story retold?
(05:54) – Are the Poes based on Edgar Allen Poe?
(06:27) – Why is Link’s hair pink in A Link to the Past if it’s brown in the artwork?
(07:22) – Do you think its a coincidence that the villain gains the trust of the king by becoming his adviser in both A Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time?
(07:42) – I liked how a lot of the dungeons in Twilight Princess appeared to be more natural environments. What did you think of this and should they continue this theme?
(08:29) – How exactly did the Mogmas go extinct, and did the Zoras just evolve… A LOT?
(09:29) – I read that the Timeshift Stones send the area back exactly 1000 years. Is this true?

Be sure to submit your name/username and questions to our contact page, or if that page doesn’t work then email them to mailbag@zeldadungeon.net for next week’s mailbag! You can also use my Twitter or Facebook, or use the Mailbag Thread on the forums!

Can you guess the quote on the paper, the sound at the beginning, or any of the music? Include them with your question and you might guarantee it gets answered! How about your thoughts about the questions? Do you give Link a custom name or leave it as Link? What do you change it to? Tell me your thoughts on that and any other questions you want in the comments!