In one of his recent videos Celestial Fury decided to do a metal cover of the Dragon Roost Island theme. It is done well and both Zelda and metal fans should enjoy this cover. Starting with a calm piano opening it makes a smooth transition into guitar and makes for a good listen.
Throughout the Zelda series, we’ve seen Link duke it out with Ganondorf on several occasions- each fight with its own means of strategy and mechanics. However, there are a couple that I would like to show off, as they are -no doubt- a couple of my favorite boss fights in video games. But of course, that led me to also wanting to hear about your opinions- so after I’m done showing these fights to you guys, I’d love to hear what your favorite fights are, right after the jump! (Some Spoilers Ahead?)
Ever wanted to bring a little of The Wind Waker into Super Smash Bros.? Now for the first time since Super Smash Bros. Brawl you can pick up some DLC that features the Pirate Ship stage from The Wind Waker. Currently this new DLC is only available for the Wii U, and features the Pirate Ship and all the weather and storms that you remember from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Never fear, the King of Red Lions is there too! Jump on in past the break to get a head-to-head comparison of the stage from Brawl vs. the new DLC for the Wii U, courtesy of GameXplain!
Heroes are tough. Monsters, dungeons, combat, travelling, survival – a hero, especially one in Hyrule, has a lot to contend with. But what about those they leave behind? As hard as it must be to go out on an unknowable quest to save a princess, or the world, or in this specific case your sister, the people who care about you must be worried beyond belief, and sometimes, that might just be too much to handle. Few characters close to Link display this level of personal strife better than the caring old woman on Outset Island that waited for her grandson to come back home with his lost sister for so long.
Hit the jump to join me in looking back on the sad tale of Link’s Grandmother. Read more…
It’s not very often that we hear Zelda cover songs with fan lyrics. It’s even less often than that when we find someone willing to make a tutorial and show their step by step creative process. YouTube user Josiah McDaniel has given his audience both of these with his cover of the Great Sea theme from The Wind Waker. Make the jump to check them out!
Of the Zelda fan base’s many questions regarding the future of the series, one arguably stands above the rest: should Zelda take on a Metroidvania-style system of progression? It’s a question worth pondering; the Zelda series has toed, and occasionally stepped on either side of, the line between linearity and difficulty progression. Transplanting some elements of Samus and Simon’s best adventures could potentially solve both of these problems, right? I couldn’t disagree more. In this article, I outline the many reasons as to why Zelda games shouldn’t take cues from the Metroidvania genre.
This is part one of a two-part exploration of whether or not the Zelda series should adopt the main ideas of Metroidvania games. Read more…
There have been many very inspired covers of various songs from The Wind Waker of late, and today we have another fantastic little tune for you. The YouTube channel, MusicByPedro has recently uploaded a new cover inspired by The Wind Waker’s Outset Island using a flute and saxophone. The YouTube channel specializes in Game Covers, Pop Covers, Parodies, as well as original songs. The upbeat tempo of the Outset Island theme lend very well to the instruments chosen for this cover and I think it might even make the tune even more peppy than usual — if that is even possible.
Head past the jump t see what you think of this cover of Outset Island.
The Legend of Zelda series is infamous for having many goodies to be discovered along your journey, and heart pieces are one of those things that many of us are desperate to hunt down. Guides like what you can find here at Zelda Dungeon are immensely helpful in those searches, but now you have a new tool at your disposal! Trident Group has created an app to help you not only track down all of those important little heart pieces but it even helps you keep track of the ones you have already found! The app separates the heart pieces by game and gives you the total count of pieces you must collect in each one. Once you have chosen a specific title the app then gives you the list of all the locations where each piece can be found, after you have selected the location it provides you with the specifics of exactly where you can find the piece in question, and any special requirements there might be to acquire them. Once you have located your prize you can use the app to save the ones you have found. This really helps you keep track of all the heart pieces you have already located, and the ones that are still eluding you. The app just released this month an is available on the app store for free.
Head past the break to check out a few screenshots of what you can expect.
In most Zelda games, you’ll find a specific pattern repeated throughout every dungeon. One of these being the mini-boss of each dungeon and usually, they’re pretty easy to defeat (unless they have something more complicated to them). You can even find them outside of dungeons! There are tons of mini-bosses, sometimes some are brought from a previous installment to another. But the question here is: Which is your favorite? To read more into it, hit the jump to check it out!
Here, at Zelda Dungeon we love to help show off and feature talented artists that have a love for the Zelda series and show it by creating some pretty spectacular artwork, this artist is definitely no exception. Halie Atisuto created a beautiful painting inspired by The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and to help show off how the piece came to be she has made a time-lapse video of the project. The video takes you from blank canvas through the evolution of the background and characters coming to life with her paintbrush, all the way to the finished painting. It is truly inspiring to watch these images appear as if by magic with the stroke of her brush and you can tell by watching that although the time flies in the video, this is a piece that took some time to complete. Head past the break and check out the wonder of this painting coming to life right before your eyes!
As many know at this point, Nintendo has seemed to remake quite a few Zelda games for both 3DS and Wii U. With Zelda U and Tri Force Heroes releasing in the future, who’s to say when the next remake will release? And to that, there’s a follow-up question- what will the next remake be? Would it be a remake of an older Zelda title, or a newer one? Is it of high-demand, or do you even care to see another one? Or even, would it be in 3D, or HD? Hit the jump if you’re interested on reading more!
Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” seems to be quite the versatile song. As with many of her popular hits, it is ripe for spawning video gae themed parodies, and versus, the YouTube channel known for it’s head-to-head game races, has answered that call. versus decided to head over to Dragon Roost Island, and drop some beats in “Sailboats”, a The Wind Waker parody of Nicki Minaj’s song.
Hit the jump for the full song. (Warning: harsh language) 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!
Just a few days ago we shared with you a creative cover of Midna’s Lament, with a marimba and guitar duo by the YouTube channel New Games Plus, and now we have another imaginative cover to share. This time the cover is for one of my favorite songs from The Wind Waker, the Dragon Roost Island Theme. This time, not only did they use a marimba and a guitar, but a woodblock, shaker, castanets, bass guitar and their hands too! The group behind this musically eclectic cover is the YouTube channel, MartOzz and this isn’t the only Zelda inspired song they have covered!
Head past the break to check out their latest song.