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ZD Gallery: Din’s Fire

Din's Fire Happy Sunday, Zelda fans! It is time for this week’s ZD Gallery feature. Just to recap, since this is a new series to Zelda Dungeon, the ZD Gallery is where we pick an artist among us Zelda fans out there that has created something to show their love for the franchise and, not only shine a spotlight on their work, but the artist themselves. For this week’s installment, we were able to chat a little with an artist known on Tumblr as Nox Zaiden, who created this beautiful piece titled Din’s Fire.

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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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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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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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The Legend of Zelda Cosplay Remix

Screen shot 2015-04-18 at 9.44.25 PMWhat better way is there to start a Saturday night, then with a fun video of some very talented cosplayers! Beat Down Boogie is a YouTube channel where you can find numerous creative and entertaining videos, from an action comedy web series to event videos, and cosplay. In this particular video we get to see various iterations of Link, Zelda, Midna, and many more, some true to form and some fan interpretations. With so many talented cosplayers to feast your eyes on, you are sure to enjoy!

 

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Zelda Symphony Executive Producer Talks Changes and the Future

656412 Zelda Universe was able to sit down with the Symphony of the Goddesses’ Executive Producer Jason Michael Paul, for a one-on-one chat about the concert. Several key things about the show were discussed here, including their expansion of the tour through Europe and the additions and changes to the show over the years. Paul also imparted his thoughts on the Majora’s Mask remake and how he feels good knowing that Zelda is in good hands and is getting better and better with each release. Most importantly, though, Paul revealed that, as far as the concert goes, there is still more to come!

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“Leaked” Legend of Zelda Netflix Trailer from Smosh

IMG_0025 We all know that unfortunately a Zelda Netflix series is not likely to be produced anytime soon, but that didn’t keep the people behind YouTube’s Smosh from creating a hilarious hypothetical trailer for the formerly teased Game of Thrones style show. Not only does the comical video poke fun at some of Zelda’s quirkiest features (i.e. raging Cuccos, random fishing, compulsive pot-smashing), but it also integrates some of the more awkward aspects of Game of Thrones into this Zelda world. The trailer is a thoroughly entertaining parody and one any Zelda fan will love!

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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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Triforce Wood Burned Box

Triforce Box Ditch that old shoebox you’re using to store up all your extra rupees and check out this Zelda themed, wood burned box instead! Brandishing the Triforce emblem, this piece is definitely worth adding to your collection of Zelda goodies. Make the jump to learn more about the creator and find out where you can pick up this gem!

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ZD Top 5 – Playable Songs

Song_of_Storms_(Ocarina_of_Time) In addition to the amazing orchestrated soundtracks and enchanting overworld themes from throughout the Zelda series, come the sometimes under-appreciated playable tunes. These catchy and often short musical quips are played on a multitude of instruments and present themselves as important to players for a multitude of reasons. Some songs are elevated by their musicality, some by their functions in-game, and others by pure nostalgia. Whatever the reason, these little ditties have become the cherries atop an already magical set of games.

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Making Zelda Work on Handhelds

ArticleLessonsLearnedFromLA-Link'sAwakeningThe Legend of Zelda has a long and storied past with mobile systems; indeed, the marriage of the two dates as far back as the series’ fourth game, Link’s Awakening.  In this article, I take a look at the design of portable Zelda games by comparing Link’s Awakening, the oldest, and A Link Between Worlds, the youngest, side by side.

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