Posts in category: Legend of Zelda

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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New Graphic Novel Puts a Twist on The Legend of Zelda

sq Tevis Thompson and artist David Hellman came together to create the graphic-novel “Second Quest” that is heavily based on The Legend of Zelda series, only its protagonist is a curious young girl who refuses to accept her world the way it is. “Second Quest” is a meditation on the culture of videogames, the importance of courage, and the beauty of adventure. The story went on sale on April 22nd, it can be bought as an e-book or hard copy. Twenty pages are available for free online and a poster is available for purchase as well. To read more about pricing and see excerpts from the novel, hit the jump!

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Gossip Stone: Should the Zelda Series Go Back to Its Roots?

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While I consider myself a life-long Zelda fan, I’m ashamed that at the age of 27 I have yet to completely finish the first game in the series. Thankfully, in the last few weeks I have changed that, and can now say that I completed the entire Legend of Zelda for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was a long and arduous journey but it was one well worth my time; there were a few gameplay mechanics that really stuck to me and got me thinking. Mainly those that had me asking myself, “Why aren’t these still in the games today?”

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Piece of Heart: Geography Matters…

MMMap Welcome to the tenth installment of Piece of Heart, where we look at The Legend of Zelda series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how its literary elements enhance the gaming experience. This week’s lesson is titled “Geography Matters…” The gist of it is that certain environments breed certain types of people– culturally, psychologically, financially, historically, and otherwise. Aside from general settings, specific geographical monuments also have significance.

The effect of geography is easy to see in the Zelda series, one simply has to look at the different races that have developed throughout Hyrule. And hey, if it hadn’t been for the odd customs of the Gerudo Tribe, the Prince of Darkness may not have turned out so dark.

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Wind Waker- Grandma’s Theme Clarinet Cover

Grandma Here’s a melody from the Zelda series we don’t find covers of too often. Remember Link’s sweet ol’ grandmother from The Wind Waker? Well, a YouTube channel that normally features brothers Josh and Justin posted a video a few days back covering the theme song of Zelda fans’ favorite grandma. Make the jump to hear for yourself!

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Every Weapon in Hyrule Warriors – GameXplain

hw_update03_01Hyrule Warriors has been out for over half a year now, and finally all of its DLC has been released to the public. This not only allows us to make sure we get full value in our investment towards said DLC, but it also allows people to show off their collection in Hyrule Warriors. And of course, we can always rely on GameXplain to give us the full rundown. GameXplain recently uploaded a video of all weapons in Hyrule Warriors, and if you were ever curious about one, you can check it out after the jump!

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Graphic Designer Creates A Zelda-Themed Aquarium

9kkfRStAlright, we’ve all seen a thing or two when it comes to fans making cool Zelda items. There are tons of things, like lamps, pillows, replica swords and shields, custom consoles, or even masks.  But, have you ever seen a Zelda-themed aquarium…? If not, you have to check this out. It’s one of the coolest Zelda-themed fanmade projects I’ve seen a very long time. Oh, how I’d krill to see tons of fish in this… an infinite scale of them would be dolphinitely nice.  Anyways, if you want to sea what this aquarium is all about, hit the jump to dive in (don’t dive into an aquarium, that’s nuts)!

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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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ZD Gallery: A Link to the Hoarding Disorder

Klepto Link Zelda Dungeon would like to welcome all you Zelda fanatics out there to one of our newest features, the ZD Gallery. Not to be mistaken with the Nintendo Gallery; there won’t be any cool figurines. However, there will be some amazing fan created art. Every week, we’ll be showcasing a fan who has created something in tribute of the Zelda franchise. Whether its drawn, painted, built, crafted, sewn, played, whatever- we’re going to cover it with a special editorial on not only the art, but also the artist. This week, the spotlight is on Barrett Biggers and his ink blot style creation of a psychological diagnosis on our favorite hero. Go ahead and make the jump to see our interview with Biggers and to check out more of his work!

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Gossip Stone: Does the Ocarina’s Power Rival the Triforce?

ocarinaof_time-s400x300-265646 To celebrate our newest series, Tadtone Tuesdays, we look at one of the most powerful items in all of the Zelda canon. Link’s arsenal is made up of many powerful items that he uses throughout his quests, however, one item in particular holds a magical power that goes far beyond the abilities of just causing damage or solving puzzles. Between Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, the Ocarina is possibly the most powerful item in all of Hyrule, second only to the Triforce itself. But depending on the way you look at it, the Ocarina could in fact be seen as the more powerful legendary tool, hit the jump to find out why!

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Collectible Badge Center: New Zelda Badges

Collectible Badges The Collectible Badge Center has released a new wave of Zelda badges to unlock over in Japan. For those who don’t know, The Collectible Badge Center is an application for the 3DS in Japan with a crane-like mini game and a limited number of attempts to collect new badges. When the player runs out of attempts, they can wait a day to gain three more, or pay for more. If they’re able to acquire all the themed badges, they make an entire set that can be used in order to decorate the 3DS home screen. Now that’s some customization power! They’ve gone old school this time, as these badges are in tribute of the very first Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda. If you want to check out the footage on these new badges and how they’re acquired, go ahead and make the jump!

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Fan Creates Replica Wind Waker Shields

WWS2With plenty of fantastic hand made Legend of Zelda merchandise out there, it’s not difficult to find your favourite item, tunic or gear made and brought to life somewhere around the world. This rings true for most Zelda games across the franchise, spanning many items and gear alike. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker hosts many of those great items that fans love to replicate and make real. This could be due to the unique cel-shaded style of graphics, or perhaps the fact that Toon Link just might be the cutest Hero ever. Imgur user sorenKalla has hand made both the Hero’s Shield and Mirror Shield from Wind Waker that are near perfect replicas.

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New Zelda Themed Dresses

Zelda Apparel Don’t worry guys, there are some cool T-shirts available to check out too. Mostly, though, I really wanted to let my fellow Zelda-loving ladies out there know that there are some awesome Zelda print dresses up for grabs that you don’t find out in the world of Zelda apparel too often. Make the jump to check out more designs and see where you can buy them. As for the guys, don’t be shy, the T-shirts are included after the jump as well!

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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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