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The Zelda CD-i games have been marked with infamy since the release of Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon in 1993 and the release of Zelda’s Adventure in 1994. The cutscenes failed to live up to the graphical quality of the time, the voice acting has been endlessly ridiculed, the controls can be downright frustrating, and the games have been the subject of many YouTube poop compilations. It almost feels as though the games had been set up for…

Hey there guys! We’ve got a mostly Zelda music themed mailbag for Music Week, as we talk about Breath of the Wild’s unique soundtrack again. Outside of music, we do a fairly significant dive into another subject as well, that being the idea of a cycle of reincarnation and just general recurrence in the series!  Tell me all of your picks for most of these music questions, and I hope you enjoy the mailbag!

Throughout the years, The Legend of Zelda has played around with music genres that one wouldn’t typically associate with the series. The Hidden Village theme from Twilight Princess, for instance, is wonderfully subversive with its Wild West-inspired sound. Similarly, the Middle Eastern influence of Ocarina of Time’s Spirit Temple theme is rather refreshing. That said, the series has mostly stayed true to its “classic fantasy epic” roots. As a spin-off title, Hyrule Warriors experimented even further with a soundtrack comprised almost…

Our best soundtrack tournament continues with the first one-on-one match-up. As the Zelda side games duke it out in yesterday’s poll, The Legend of Zelda and Link’s Awakening step into the fray. The Legend of Zelda Vs. Link’s Awakening Our inaugural head-to-head contest places Zelda‘s first console game against Zelda‘s first handheld game. The original Legend of Zelda was a groundbreaking video game, proving that the medium was capable of epic adventures and grand worlds to explore. And the game’s…

Happy Music Week, everybody! We’ve been having so much fun planning the big musical features you’ll see throughout the week, but one can’t forget the trusty, ol’ Caption Contest. Today’s image features one of my favorite characters from Breath of the Wild, the Rito musician Kass. This accordion player can be found all over the Hyrule, ready to offer Link a clue or a fable about a given area. What secret could he be giving hero in this picture? You…

Each game in the Zelda series has a unique theme song that epitomizes the qualities of that game. Skyward Sword with Ballad of the Goddess, Breath of the Wild with the Champion’s Ballad, and Link’s Awakening with Ballad of the Windfish (lots of ballads) all stand out to me as beautifully composed songs that are iconic and memorable. While I enjoy all of these, it is my opinion that they are all beaten out of the top spot by a main…

Link is a truly extraordinary man. Despite often looking like a stringbean, he’s proven time and time again that he has the strength and endurance of a well-trained athlete. BuzzFeedBlue’s Kelsey Darragh and Ned Fulmer took it upon themselves to find out just what it takes to develop Link’s adventuring skills. Donning their best Link hoodies, the pair tackles horseback riding, hang gliding, and rock climbing. This humorous video is peppered with Zelda references, so check it out! Seeing Darragh…

Hey there, everyone! I am proud to welcome you all to Music Week, a celebration of all things musical in The Legend of Zelda. I have the pleasure of kicking off the festivities with a new season of Zelda Versus, our tournament series in which you vote for the best aspects of the Zelda series. We finished our best dungeon tournament last fall, ultimately crowning the Stone Tower Temple as the greatest of the great. Now with Music Week upon…

We are kicking off music week with a very special Hyrule Compendium! As many of you may know, at the end of the week we will be revealing our top 50 Zelda songs as chosen by our staff. In this entry into the Compendium, we discuss some of the honorable mentions that didn’t quite make the cut. We also tease some of the songs that will be appearing on our list. If you are anticipating our top 50, you certainly…

UNO was one of the first card games I ever learned to play. Growing up, it was extremely popular among my family as we were always playing it at gatherings. It’s rules are simple, it allows two to ten players and rounds can last anywhere from a minute to what feels like an hour! If you’ve ever played you’ll know how it could also be called “The Destroyer of Friendships.”  Regardless of that, I’m beyond excited to say that The…