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Most Zelda titles conclude with a climactic final test. Dungeons serve as the primary obstacles throughout these games and it is only sensible that they also house the endgame challenges. The final dungeons are, however, are often quite unique. Sometimes they are comparably enormous, include elements of every previous dungeon, and culminate with the final boss. While they differ in presentation and style, they typically align toward a single goal; close the player’s experience with a sense of urgency and satisfaction. Which…

From the inception of the Zelda franchise, the concept of a magic arrow that banishes evil has been present. In The Legend of Zelda and A Link to the Past, this role was fulfilled by the Silver Arrows, which would deliver the final blow to Ganon after he was exposed with sword strikes. Starting with Ocarina of Time, that dichotomy would be reversed and the Silver Arrows would become the Light Arrows. Plenty of fantasy worlds have mystical projectiles crafted from silver, but the Light Arrows…

On Tuesday’s episode of Jeopardy!, The Legend of Zelda once again served as the basis of a clue, this time because of one of its board games. The nod appeared in the Jeopardy! round as the $1000 clue in the category “Monopoly: Special Editions.” The clue read “TRIFORCE, HOOKSHOT & HYLIAN SHIELD ARE TOKENS IN THE EDITION BASED ON THIS VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE” and was answered correctly by current seven-game winner Jonathan Fisher. Fisher recently took down 38 game champion…

It’s my birthday! And to celebrate my birthday I want to know what your favorite Zelda item you’ve ever received as a gift was. It could be a birthday gift, a Christmas gift, or a “you’re super cool, just because” kind of gift. I love wishing for Zelda items to add to my collection around my house, and I’m sure that others do too. So what is your favorite Zelda gift? You would think as an adult I would wish…

Hey there, Zelda fans! Are you ready for another spooktacular Caption Contest?! With Halloween less than two weeks away, we’re continuing our showcase of strange and scary images from the Zelda series. This week’s contest image comes from one of my favorite moments from Skyward Sword: the end of Cawlin’s Gratitude Crystal side quest. If the player chooses to give Cawlin’s love letter to the mysterious ghost hand in the Knight Academy bathroom, they will come to find the hand…

It’s officially spooky season! Many celebrate the month of October with scary movies, fun costumes, and even scary video games. Since it’s spooky season it begs the question, what is the scariest Zelda enemy? As a kid I had a terrible fear of Redeads. Ocarina of Time Redeads specifically. This Zelda enemy always freaked me out, and I remember after the first time I played Ocarina of Time that they gave me nightmares. When they appeared again in The Wind…

Buckle in, because we have an action packed show for you today! We asked you to give us your best Majora’s Mask questions and as usually, you did not disappoint! What would a Rito transformation mask have looked like? Is there any reason to ever come back to Termina? Where does Skull Kid rank on the list on non-Ganon Zelda villains? What do we make of the “Link is dead” theory? What’s a sidequest that could have been improved? Which…

In case you’d forgotten, Nintendo is here to remind you of the upcoming Game & Watch : The Legend of Zelda system. This tiny handheld releases November 12th and comes with four games. These games include The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, the original Game Boy version of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, and a Zelda-centric version of the Game & Watch classic Vermin. Rather than hitting moles like in the original game, this new iteration of Vermin sees…

Week two of Linktober was filled with ups and downs. I suppose fatigue began to set in, so that was the major hurdle I had to overcome. I left off last Sunday only having the next day’s sketch ready, although Monday evening I felt compelled not to leave the piece at only the sketch phase, and went on to ink it. That was the critical point of the week: the choice was maintaining the cushion of one day (so if…

Ganon is one of the most iconic villains in video game history, but  the character has been quite a chameleon over the decades. Unlike fellow Nintendo antagonist Bowser, the Great King of Evil has taken vastly different forms throughout his glorious and destructive history. Ganon’s first appearance on NES was as a monstrous porcine beast, but the antagonist has morphed from bestial to humanoid depending on the game. While Ganon’s human form (often referred to as Ganondorf) has become very…