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We’re back with another entry into our Ocarina of Time randomizer! This week, we’re trying desperately to find bombs so that we can defeat King Dodongo. We explore Hyrule and comb it over, find a bunch of other items, get a couple songs, and put our Zelda knowledge to the test. Did we make it to King Dodongo? You’ll have to listen to find out! OOOOOR, you can check out the entire vod with video on Twitch if you’d rather…

Hullo, all you Zelda fans! Fancy another go at the Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest? With the game now less than six months away, we’ve been highlighting Tears of the Kingdom images for the past few contests. But wouldn’t you know it: I’ve basically depleted my TotK stash! That’s what happens when Nintendo continues to drip-feed us news. In any case, hopefully we’ll have some more Tears screenshots in the coming months… after next week’s Game Awards perchance?   Our Last…

The Legend of Zelda looms large as an influence on multiple genres. With best-ever examples in gaming when it comes to exploration, puzzles, and combat, it’s one of the easiest points of reference to make in any discussion on video games. The series so gracefully and profoundly reinvented itself at each generation that other action RPGs  in its wake could only mimic, pay homage, or offer counter programming. Every once in a while, though, the student overtakes the master. My…

If there’s one thing I love in this world it’s The Legend of Zelda, and if there’s another it’s metal music. Ever since I was young I was always fascinated by metal. The genre’s aggressive tone, complex arrangements, and sonic intensity drew me in just as the vibrant land of Hyrule did for Zelda games. Thanks to the creativity and talent of our community’s musically inclined fans, I’m lucky to see these two appreciations blended with regularity. One such example is this recent…

The overworld from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is by far the largest in the series and one that is beloved by fans everywhere for its detail and the sense of immersion it gives players. Ecosystems naturally transition across the landscape with unique creatures and species occupying the various biomes of Hyrule. Now fans can commemorate this legendary overworld with a unique fan-made wooden map. This handcrafted map is available in two colors: natural and multicolored. Buyers also…

From my earliest days as a Zelda fan, I’ve loved the countless amount of parodies and fan videos on the web. It goes without saying, then, that this spoof on Link and Zelda in Tears of the Kingdom is right at home among those comedy classics. Funny, smart, and visually appealing, this short by YouTube creator ColaBear is hilariously fun. I won’t give away any of the gags, but this cute, hilarious narrative is filled with quippy comedy and Zelda references made for fans….

Ganondorf is the main antagonist in the Zelda series, having spent eras trying to take over the land of Hyrule.  Unfortunately for the Gerudo King, his task is never ending, as he is destined to eternally reincarnate to pursue world domination (something he hasn’t had much success in).  This guy has been cursed with such a terrible fate, that I almost feel sorry for him — almost. Ganondorf has committed terrible crimes indeed.  He has waged war on Hyrule, kidnapped…

Does the deep bellow of a trombone ever remind anyone of their first steps into Goron City? If so, you need to check out the works of The Game Brass and in particular its brass cover of the theme from Goron City in Breath of the Wild. This stellar arrangement showcases a quintet of musicians armed with french horns, trumpets, and trombones. The phenomenal rhythm beats through your chest through each crescendo and decrescendo as the instrumentalists lead us through Link’s…

The Legend of Zelda series is brimming with NPCs.  From the Old Man who supplied Link with his first sword in the original game, to Ganon himself, we’ve got plenty of classic, world-filling characters.  Nintendo took their time on certain individuals though, and those NPCs are especially fascinating. Some of the most interesting NPCs can be found in Majora’s Mask.  That game feels so alive because of its NPCs and their movements!  I find Anju riveting, with her daily tasks,…

In the two decades following the original release of Majora’s Mask, Stone Tower Temple has earned a repuation as one of the most exciting parts of the game.  The dungeon, which is located deep in Ikana, forces the player to use all of the items and different forms of Link that were used in the previous three dungeons. Stone Tower Temple is also famous for its flip mechanic, which essentially doubles the length of the dungeon. The dungeon is by…