Posts in category: A Link to the Past

amiibo Tap: Nintendo’s Greatest Bits launches April 30

Screen Shot 2015-04-26 at 11.10.51 AMFor those of you that are unfamiliar with amiibo Tap, it is a Wii U app that gives you access to thirty different Virtual Console games with just the “Tap” of an amiibo. Each amiibo will unlock three minute snippets of  random NES or SNES games, and The Legend of Zelda is nicely represented in this fun little app with three different titles being featured! amiibo Tap launches as a free download on April 30th.

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16 things wrong with A Link to the Past

Angry CuccosJosh M, owner of the channel Really Freakin’ Clever is taking a look at yet another Zelda game and the things he calls tongue-in-cheek “wrong” with it. Starting way back in april of 2013 with the video 64 Things Wrong with Ocarina of Time, he turned the affectionate parody into an entire series. Normally the channel does longer videos, but because Josh will be moving soon he could not make the full 64 things wrong with A Link to the Past. So instead he cut it down to a quarter of the normal length,  also because ALttP is a 16-bit game.

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Dark World Theme Played on Unconventional Instruments

Dark World We’ve been featuring a lot of different musical covers here on Zelda Dungeon, but I don’t think we’ve ever heard anything quite like this before. Imagine what the Dark World theme from A Link to the Past would sound like played on instruments that you may not have considered instruments before. Like maybe a 3D printer, or what about an old floppy drive? I know, some of you guys are wondering what the heck a floppy drive is, or wondering how it’s possible to play music on machinery that is used for something entirely different. Trust me, you just have to hear it to understand.

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Gossip Stone: Which Zelda Title Has The Best Soundtrack?

zelda-screenshotOne thing that’s usually accounted for in a game is its soundtrack. Depending on its quality, that may improve thoughts/opinions of the title. It’s a huge part of the game, and will hardly go unnoticed. There are some that are good, and some that are bad- it all depends on the effort given and the composer in-charge. The Legend of Zelda has had quite a few games, and their soundtracks are pretty hard to overlook. That’s why I’m going to talk about the game’s music, and maybe even get opinions on which Zelda title has the best soundtrack. Hit the jump to tune in!

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Nintendo World Store Hosting Publisher Q&A During the Launch of The Legend of Zelda Graphic Novel Event

indexZelda fans fortunate enough to be in the Nintendo World Store area come May, will have the opportunity to openly ask a Viz representative questions regarding the highly anticipated reprint of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past graphic novel. According to the official Nintendo World Store Twitter account, the re-launch event will take place on May 1st from 6PM-8PM. Although the re-launch event takes place on May 1st, the actual retail release is May 5th.Thanks to publisher Viz Media, anyone who missed out on the 1993 release can now add a fresh copy to their Zelda collection.

Nintendo World Store to host event for A Link to the Past Manga

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The Nintendo World Store in New York City will be hosting a special event in honor of the worldwide launch of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past manga originally seen in the pages of Nintendo Power by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori.

The event is scheduled to take place on May 1st from 6pm to 8pm at the Nintendo World Store and will include a viewable gallery of images straight from the pages of the book as well as a few more fun things scheduled for those that can attend.

 

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A Link to the Past celebrates its 23rd Anniversary in the United States

The_Legend_of_Zelda_A_Link_to_the_Past_SNES_Game_CoverToday, the 13th of April marks the Anniversary of the release of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past in the United States. This fact has left me thinking all day, and asking myself one question. How many Zelda fans have never played this title?

When this game was released it literally set the standard for so many others to follow, it was a huge success from the moment of its launch and brought Nintendo much critical acclaim. For some, this game could even be classified as the greatest game of all time.

After so much time has passed and the accessibility of this title, how many of you have yet to play?

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Gossip Stone: What Is Your Definition of a Zelda Item?

link-itemsBeing a life-long Zelda fan can sometimes be difficult.  To have an interest in a puzzle solving adventure game, it’s ironic that I find myself often having trouble solving one puzzle in particular: Which Zelda is my favorite? With nearly 20 years of personal experience with the franchise and having played all 17 of the canonical games, it’s hard to really know which game is my favorite. My go-to deciding factor is usually the amount of the items found within the game.  Because of this, A Link to the Past had always held the highest position in my mind as it seemed to have the largest number of items.  However, once I started really looking at the items themselves, I found it harder and harder to determine what really counted as an “item”. So what exactly is a “Zelda item”?

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A Link to the Past Gets A Game of Thrones Intro

Screenshot (15)For all you Game of Thrones fans out there, it’s safe to say that “winter is coming” to Hyrule. A team of incredibly talented artists in collaboration with MegaSteakMan have reinvented the 16-bit overworld map and theme of A Link to the Past in the style of Game of Thrones– pop-up buildings and overworld galore. One can only imagine the possibilities if Westeros and Hyrule were to collide. For now, we’ll have to make do with a Game of Hyrule intro. Hit the jump to see for yourself! Read more…

A Link to the Past Parody of “Mad World”

Screenshot_17 If anyone out there is a fan of the movie Donnie Darko then you’ll love Youtube user Farce Deity‘s hilarious and unique parody of “Mad World”. The song, titled “Legend of Zelda: Link to the Darko,” features lyrics and themes based around the Dark World from A Link to the Past. Also, a certain transformation within the video is a definite late-easter treat! Make the jump to check out the video.

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Zelda Timeline Part 1: The Creation of the World

45545452The much talked about and debated Zelda Timeline continues to be a major topic among Zelda fans. YouTube member Luka has come to help with a new video series covering the Zelda Timeline. This episode titled The Creation of the World is the first of the series and goes over the story of the three goddesses creating the land of Hyrule. The video includes the text from A Link to the Past and the sequence from Ocarina of Time together.

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Unpacking A Link Between Worlds

a-link-between-worlds-artA Link Between Worlds was nigh on universally acclaimed upon its release. Critics praised the game for its focus on gameplay, its well designed dungeons, and the cavalcade of nostalgic references to its predecessor, A Link to the Past. In this article, I look at aspects of A Link Between Worlds that I found unique to the game, be it good or bad.

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A Princess and her Knight, or more than just that? Looking at Zelda/Link

No excuse neededStories of valiant knights, princes and other heroes who fight for their beloved ladies are some of the oldest and most beloved stories in human history. Perhaps even THE oldest, depending on your interpretation of the Epic of Gilgamesh. So it was to be expected that a concept as basic as fighting for those you care about eventually ended up in The Legend of Zelda, or at least have fans ascribe it to individual games. But is there any truth to this? Has anything been confirmed, implied, can things be extrapolated or is it just a bunch of hot air? Note that this contains spoilers for Hyrule Warriors, so be careful in case you have not yet finished the game. Read a game-by-game analysis after the break!

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