December 3rd, 2013 by Brian
Hello readers! Brian here with the seventeenth edition of “The Best and Worst of Zelda.” Today’s topic comes from a user called Sean Gadus, so much thanks to him! If you want your idea discussed in a future editorial, remember to comment your ideas below!
While masks aren’t a series-wide theme, the sheer amount of them in Majora’s Mask make them a topic worthy of discussion. Masks act alongside items as tools for exploration and puzzle solving. Today we’ll be looking into some of the greatest, worst, or just plain strangest masks throughout the Nintendo 64 dark classic!
December 3rd, 2013 by Tyler
Boss battles have always been a major part of gameplay in the Zelda series; every boss has a completely different feel when you are battling, and some bosses are harder than others. The items used and the strategy behind each boss is unique. A Link Between Worlds is no different, and that is why GameXplain has made a compilation video that shows every boss in A Link Between Worlds and how to beat them. See the video after the jump.
December 3rd, 2013 by Davey
Online retailer The Yetee is running a deal where you can get a holiday Zelda shirt for only $13, but the deal is ending soon! It’s a fantastic looking shirt, and it’s relatively inexpensive for what it is, especially if it’s decent quality.
Right now there’s just under seven hours to purchase the shirt, so if you hurry you can grab yourself one or even more as holiday presents. Hit the jump for more!
December 2nd, 2013 by Cameron
Did you miss out on The Wind Waker HD bundle when it was first released? Or were you waiting for a lower price? Well, if you don’t own it for either, or both, of those reasons, here is your chance! A recent tweet from Target has announced a price drop! Hit the jump to see the Tweet!
December 2nd, 2013 by Jessica
Hello unwinding readers! I’m back this week with the sixth installment of Unwinding Areas in the Legend of Zelda. Thanks to your suggestions in previous editions, we will be taking a look at: Hyrule Castle, Gerudo Valley and Gerudo Fortress, Anouki Village, and the Rabbitland Resuce. Yes even the Rabbitland Rescue. Although we could potentially keep this series going on for months, it might be time for a new topic to explore in the next month or so. With that said, be sure let me know your thoughts in the comments as well as your favorite places to unwind. Let’s take a look some unwinding areas!
December 2nd, 2013 by Davey
Quick! Think of your favorite Zelda game. Got that in your head and the reasons why it’s your favorite? Of course you’ve played all of them so your judgment isn’t biased, right? And you know all the secrets in every game? Are you completely ready to argue your position?
If so, hit the jump to see the comic!
December 1st, 2013 by Tyler
The Prima Zelda Box Set includes a Certificate of Authenticity which has been signed by the Legend of Zelda producer, Eiji Aonuma. However, it was recently found that the certificate also included a message from Aonuma about the Legend of Zelda franchise.
Aonuma shares his thanks for the long term support and dedication he has received from the fans of the series and he got the chance to sneak in a few words pertaining to how he wants the next installment in the series to measure up to past Zelda games. He specifically thanks the fans for their dedication and devotion to the Zelda series and wants to thank the fans by making a promise about the upcoming Zelda game and refers to Zelda Wii U by stating his “desire to create a unique experience that is beyond your expectations.”
December 1st, 2013 by Davey
In their series of video game leftovers, Did You Know Gaming examined some unused content from the Legend of Zelda series. Though an examination of the games’ files, content in magazines, and footage of the games before they were released, Did You Know Gaming can see what kind of stuff Nintendo had been planning for various games, but that didn’t end up going into the game. Interested? Hit the jump to watch the video!
December 1st, 2013 by SkyruleArcher
Over the past week, since the release of A Link Between Worlds, Nintendo has been releasing episodes of Play With Your Food based on the game. These episodes feature several YouTube “celebrities”, including Jirard “The Completionist” Khalil, and Michael Schroeder from the Warp Zone. They discuss A Link Between Worlds along with their past Zelda experiences.
Hit the jump to check out the videos!
December 1st, 2013 by Rabbit
Welcome back to Would You Rather! Last week we discussed the magical masks of Majora’s mask, which is a super fun topic. If you missed out, never fear! You can check out last week’s edition here. This week we’re bringing together two items that can be overlooked if a player happens to be unfamiliar with earlier Zelda titles, but even if you missed out on these games you are just as able to participate as ever. Hit the jump to read more!
December 1st, 2013 by LukeSaturn
I am not usually one for musical covers, but this guitar-infused revamp of the title screen music for the game is pretty great. The enhanced track features some impressive flute work and guitar riffs from the YouTube channel, Warialasky. Plus, it comes with a quirky, The Wind Waker HD-inspired, partly animated video that I found to be pretty entertaining and graphically commendable. Hit the jump to view the short-but-sweet video featuring the King of Red Lions and some fancy guitar work.
November 30th, 2013 by Davey
Random Encounters has again made a Zelda parody video, of course with singing. The lyrics are ridiculous and rife with random references, both obscure and common. It’s entertaining to any Zelda fan, even if just for a chuckle at the jokes or enjoyment of the music.
Hit the jump to watch!
November 30th, 2013 by Din Akera
Welcome back to Z-Talk! This month we have another announcement so listen up at the beginning of he podcast. We have a very large mailbag and a roundtable from Colonel-Majora this time. Sit back and enjoy! Don’t forget to tell us your thoughts on this podcast in the discussion thread, or on Facebook and Twitter!
0:30 – Announcement
3:30 – Hyrule Historia Roundtable Hosted by Colonel-Majora, Guests: Axle the Beast, AnimeBassoon, and Athenian200
20:00 – Din and Rish’s Mailbag
35:44 – Cameos by LinkZ
39:58 – Keaton Quiz: Contestants Colonel-Majora and Raindrop14
54:23 – Bloopers
November 30th, 2013 by Knowlee
Every Zelda game has instances of easter eggs appearing within them. It can be references to other games in the series or to other series entirely or it can be something else that was added in just for fun. In this case it would be the latter.
The aforementioned easter egg was discovered by Twitter user, Andrew Kelly and it involves an enemy called a Geldman which are usually found wandering around in the desert region of Hyrule in both A Link to the Past and A Link Between Worlds. Well, to cut to the chase, something rather humorous happens when you use one of the items in the game on him.
Click on the jump below to see for yourself! Or if you want to avoid this particular easter egg and discover it for yourself, I’d recommend not clicking the jump.
November 30th, 2013 by Jen
The Legend of Zelda series is known for its beautiful music and memorable character themes. Our newest Zelda character, Hilda, is no exception to this tradition. Hilda’s theme sounds very dark and sad, almost like her theme is a lament. While this isn’t the most uplifting theme, it is also beautiful and Hilda’s appearance fits it – her dark hair and dress match perfectly with her sad theme. The theme is also very pretty on a piano, and that’s exactly what someone did! Jump in to read more!