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Romani Ranch is a small ranch community located off of Termina Field, home to Cremia, Romani, and a bunch of cows. The location serves a halfway point for Link’s quest in Majora’s Mask, as the path from Milk Road is originally blocked by a boulder and Link can only blow it up once he obtains a Powder Keg after conquering the game’s second dungeon. In addition to an opportunity to finally save Link’s loyal steed Epona, Romani Ranch is also home…

Howdy! Welcome back to Artists of Legend again this week! Summer is almost upon us, but for now, it’s Sidequest Week here on Zelda Dungeon! What have you thought so far of all the different perspectives of the optional but (usually) enjoyable parts of Zelda games? We’ll get back to Sidequest Week after we share some of the fantastic artwork that’s been submitted to us. So, let’s get right on into everything! Submitted Artwork Last week, we asked you to create artwork…

When I first started playing The Wind Waker as a kid, I followed the player’s guide pretty religiously — at least when it came to the story and collectible items. I remember skimming over the parts that mentioned anything about a Tingle Tuner since I didn’t have a Gameboy Advance of my own, so it represented a mechanic I had no interest in. The reward for the Tingle Statue side quest in The Wind Waker isn’t the worst (you get Rupees…

Despite the imminent threat of darkness that plagues Twilight Princess’ Hyrule, most of the game’s side content is relatively lighthearted. That’s by no means a knock against the game, though. From the delightful zaniness of the Flight By Fowl and Fruit Pop Flight Challenge mini-games to the awe-inspiring serenity of Iza’s Rapid Ride and Hena’s Fishing Hole, Twilight Princess boasts some of my favorite side quests in the series. Agitha’s bug collect-a-thon speaks to the Banjo-Kazooie fan in me, while…

The Zelda series has always featured a host of diverse side quests. Ever since Link’s Awakening, one of the optional quests Nintendo has decided to give players is the task of wandering the world and collecting a bunch of random items that are mostly useless to you. These items could be seashells, little emblems showing that you killed certain enemies, the souls of ghosts, or the little golden poos of a bunch of plants. A Link Between Worlds even has a quest…

There are plenty of things to love or hate about Breath of the Wild, but whatever your beefs and bouquets are with this monolith of a game, there is certainly something for everybody. Sure, us fans squabble over weapon durability, whether or not the weather is actually that big of a hindrance, or if horse travel is really worth it. But there’s one thing that every Zelda fan agrees on: Hestu’s Gift is a giant load of crap. Well… everyone, that is,…

Inspired by Side Quest Week, I began reminiscing about a lot of Ocarina of Time’s side quests. While it isn’t a game as loaded with interesting side quests as some other Zelda games are, it still has a fair share. There is actually a lot of content in the game that is unnecessary toward completing the main quest, and the usefulness of some of the rewards from the side quests vary. I didn’t really need a higher capacity of Deku…

The trading sequence side quest is one of the oldest traditions in the Zelda series. These optional quest lines ask Link to travel the vast game world, meet a diverse cast of characters, and make a series of bizarre trades until he finally gets his hands on something valuable. Our hero may start with something as mundane as a clock; but after a few trades and a bit of leg work, he may end up with a legendary blade. From…

Welcome back to the Cast! It’s Side Quest week over here at Zelda Dungeon, so of course that means this show is all about our favorite optional activities in the Zelda series. Eventide Island, Kinstones, the Item Check girl, and of course, Anju and Kafei. It’s all here! We of course want to know what your favorite side quests are, so let us know! This is a fun episode you won’t want to miss, and get ready because next week…

Mini-games have been around since the start of the Zelda series. From the Money Making Game in The Legend of Zelda, to the Treasure Chest Contest in Ocarina of Time, to Chest Gambling in Breath of the Wild, every game offers minor distractions from Link’s main adventures. These experiences are usually very shallow, but they at least promise a monetary or otherwise small reward for players who participate. But the Zelda series has evolved a lot over last 30 years,…