We have shared many different styles of musical covers all inspired by The Legend of Zelda series throughout the years. We are always happy to pass on and share the work of these very dedicated musicians and fans, we even have some on our very own ZD staff! Some of my favorites tend to be the ones with a unique twist or a cover from a more obscure song that either has not been done before or already has, but now has been given a new twist with a different instrument or tone. I must admit however that there are a few, more iconic songs that no matter how often I hear them, they will always tug on my heart strings. This time we have a cover from The Synthetic Orchestra, a YouTube channel dedicated to creating covers of various video games, movies, and anime inspired music using a virtual orchestra that has been featured previously on our ZD Gallery. The creator, Blake is a self professed “graphic designing, music composing, software programming nerdy type” that this time has chosen to create a cover based on Majora’s Mask: Music Box House.
The series Did You Know Gaming takes a look at famous games from the days of yore, digs up factoids that are not commonly known to the fans and shares them with the viewers, all to the voiceover of a YouTube gaming personality. For their video on Majora’s Mask they asked the help of Yungtown. Majora’s Mask is, because of its bizarre story and recursive nature, one of the most analyzed games in the Zelda series.
If you want to know what the original face of the moon looked like, why the developers didn’t go with the initial idea of a 7 day cycle, among other things you possibly do not know about the game, watch the video after the break!
Few Zelda games in the Zelda series have reached the kind of emotional impact that Majora’s Mask has. It certainly has its blatant aspects that encourage you to urgently hurry through your quest (*cough* *cough* moon *cough* *cough*), but the truly emotional parts are the characters that need your help in fixing their extremely broken lives. Some, like Pamela’s father, Anju and Kafei, and Lulu, go through the worst of tragedies, and their respective quests display great emotional response through pleasant subtlety. But there is one little girl, living at the ranch south-west of Clock Town, that goes through truly unspeakable trauma, unless you can help her, and her story is certainly a powerful one.
Hit the jump to look back at the brave young ranch protector, Romani. Read more…
Throughout almost every Zelda game, Link has always had a companion that could take him from point A to point B. He could even just spin in circles, if he really wanted to- either way his companion acted as his way of transportation. And as we know, we’ve seen quite a few companions Link can use as transportation- so the question is, which do you prefer? Do you prefer galloping throughout Hyrule, or sailing above it? Perhaps even flying above the clouds? We’ll get more into that right after the jump!
Wonder Festival is the worlds largest figure festival that takes place twice a year in Japan, once in winter and once in the summer. During the winter event Good Smile Company announced the Majora’s Mask Link Nendoroid and recently we caught a glimpse of what the prototype of the Nendoroid looked like. The Summer Wonder Festival was held in Chiba, Japan on July 26th and during that event Good Smile Company showed off what the finished version of the upcoming Link Nendoroid will look like. Don’t get too excited yet though, as we still have no release date or pricing information to share, and if you are anything like me… I can’t wait to find out!
Head past the break to check out the full size image of the upcoming Majora’s Mask Link Nendoroid.
In Ocarina of Time, the main mechanic of the game was that it allowed you to go 7 years into the future and back, in order to become either a child or adult to solve specific puzzles throughout Hyrule. And in Majora’s Mask, you have a three-day timer over your heads the entire game. The choice is yours to go back to the first day, though it’s highly suggested (seeing as you won’t get very far without going back). Both of these games featured one similar mechanic; Time Travel. And that’s what this Gossip Stone is about. If you’d like to read further into it, don’t hesitate to hit the jump!
The YouTuber who made it big with lovingly poking fun at Ocarina of Time, Josh M. of the channel Really Freakin’ Clever, has released yet another part in his series where he looks at the things wrong with Majora’s Mask. In the first three parts he did the opening of Majora’s Mask and did the first two dungeons: Woodfall Temple and Snowhead Temple. For part four he will not yet go to the lovely Great Bay Temple yet though: instead Josh will take a shot at a number of the sidequests that Majora’s Mask is so full of. Watch the video after the break! Read more…
The Yetee, a custom geek clothing site that features new designs everyday at discounted prices, is featuring two Zelda inspired shirts today only. Today’s designs feature a Tiki inspired Majora’s Mask, with earthy tones and exotic flowers, and an interesting take on Hyrule in the shape of the Triforce (Wind Waker Triangle Island’s anyone?) Hit the jump for the link to getting these great designs. Read more…
Love Majora’s Mask, or need a new case for your 3DS? Then you might want to head over to Best Buy. Currently you can pick up a new case for your 3DS XL, 3DS, or 2DS inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask exclusively available at Best buy for only $9.99. The new case has a similar look and design to the Gamestop exclusive case we shared with you in the past except this one has a gorgeous image on the back! Head past the break to get a closer look!
Despite appearing in only three core Zelda games as a mount (and in The Minish Cap as an NPC owned by Malon and Talon), Epona has left quite the impression on fans of The Legend of Zelda. She’s a way to move around quickly, circumvent certain obstacles and allows Link to engage in awesome battles in Twilight Princess. In the three adventures she appeared in she has been a faithful companion of Link, helping him save Hyrule and Termina, in two cases on nothing but a diet of carrots. Of all of Link’s red animal companions (Dimitri, the King of Red Lions, Link’s Loftwing) she is by far the most beloved of the bunch. But is there any real-life basis to her name and what she can do? The YouTube channel The Game Theorists take a look at this, with the latest video in their Culture Shock series. Watch the video after the break! Read more…
3D printing has been around for a little while and there have been many stories of things that have been made using a 3D printer. We here at Zelda Dungeon have done several stories about 3D printed Zelda items such as the hookshot and Master Sword and now we have another amazing item. Imgur user esseff3d has made Majora’s Mask using a 3D printer and it looks very impressive.
Take a look at some of the pictures after the jump.
It takes some talent to paint something Zelda related and make it look as if it could actually be a screenshot from one of the games. That’s basically what reddit user benthunderbolt did with a few of his oil paintings that he shared with fellow Zelda fans over on Imgur. This one here is of the opening screen from Ocarina of Time. It’s so well done, and so identical to the real deal, I can almost see Link and Epona trotting over Hyrule field as if I were about to start playing!
Make the jump to see the other two that benthunderbolt shared!
The art style of each Zelda game can turn into a hotly debated topic; while some think that Twilight Princess has a dark and mature visual tone, others see it as dark and drab. I believe that in these debates, the most important aspects of the art are lost, namely how well they mesh with or add to the rest of the game. Read more…
Hello Zelda fans, and welcome to the newest installment of ZD Gallery, where every other Sunday we showcase an artist and the work they’ve created in tribute to the Zelda franchise. For today, allow us to introduce Ronan Lynam, a freelance illustrator and designer who’s passion is creating promotional and retail pieces of art for several different franchises. Naturally, since this is Zelda Dungeon, we zeroed in on his Zelda inspired creations and fell in love with his unique style.
Make the jump to see our interview with Lynam and to check out several of his creations based on some of the more unconventional characters of the Zelda series!
A few months back, YouTube channel Epic Game Music created a music video for the “Astral Observatory” theme in Majora’s Mask. The channel focuses on all of the most loved video game music and remixes them into original pieces. They shoot their music videos in locations that help to enhance the tone of the tunes they play. In this video they take on the “Astral Observatory” theme, this is probably the only place of solace in the chaotic world we visit in Majora’s Mask and the upbeat melody bellies the impending doom outside. The guitar used in the video adds an extra layer of fun to the music and the location chosen for the video helps to transport the watcher to that beautifully colorful place in the game.