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There seems no end to the customization afforded to players by mods. A recent tool by modder Max Bebök (known as HailToDodongo) allows for the creation of custom maps and shrines in PC versions of Breath of the Wild. A video by BSoD Gaming showcases some stages made using this mod, including one in which Link explores the Bob-omb Battlefield level from Mario 64. This is the first time a mod of this kind has been made for the game,…

The first gameplay trailer has just dropped for the upcoming Zelda-like game Baldo. Developed by Italian studio NAPS Team (the folks behind the Gekido series), this gorgeous action adventure game began life as an unfinished Game Boy Advance title and has since been reworked in the Unity engine for a release on modern systems. With puzzle and combat features taken right out of Zelda and beautiful cel-shaded visuals inspired by Studio Ghibli films, the inspirations behind this game are ever…

The Zelda series has always featured a host of diverse side quests. Ever since Link’s Awakening, one of the optional quests Nintendo has decided to give players is the task of wandering the world and collecting a bunch of random items that are mostly useless to you. These items could be seashells, little emblems showing that you killed certain enemies, the souls of ghosts, or the little golden poos of a bunch of plants. A Link Between Worlds even has a quest…

There are plenty of things to love or hate about Breath of the Wild, but whatever your beefs and bouquets are with this monolith of a game, there is certainly something for everybody. Sure, us fans squabble over weapon durability, whether or not the weather is actually that big of a hindrance, or if horse travel is really worth it. But there’s one thing that every Zelda fan agrees on: Hestu’s Gift is a giant load of crap. Well… everyone, that is,…

Inspired by Side Quest Week, I began reminiscing about a lot of Ocarina of Time’s side quests. While it isn’t a game as loaded with interesting side quests as some other Zelda games are, it still has a fair share. There is actually a lot of content in the game that is unnecessary toward completing the main quest, and the usefulness of some of the rewards from the side quests vary. I didn’t really need a higher capacity of Deku…

The trading sequence side quest is one of the oldest traditions in the Zelda series. These optional quest lines ask Link to travel the vast game world, meet a diverse cast of characters, and make a series of bizarre trades until he finally gets his hands on something valuable. Our hero may start with something as mundane as a clock; but after a few trades and a bit of leg work, he may end up with a legendary blade. From…

Welcome back to the Cast! It’s Side Quest week over here at Zelda Dungeon, so of course that means this show is all about our favorite optional activities in the Zelda series. Eventide Island, Kinstones, the Item Check girl, and of course, Anju and Kafei. It’s all here! We of course want to know what your favorite side quests are, so let us know! This is a fun episode you won’t want to miss, and get ready because next week…

Mini-games have been around since the start of the Zelda series. From the Money Making Game in The Legend of Zelda, to the Treasure Chest Contest in Ocarina of Time, to Chest Gambling in Breath of the Wild, every game offers minor distractions from Link’s main adventures. These experiences are usually very shallow, but they at least promise a monetary or otherwise small reward for players who participate. But the Zelda series has evolved a lot over last 30 years,…

The time has come to cook like a hero! The Legend’s Cookbook, a beautifully designed cookbook full of game-inspired recipes, photos, and artwork, has officially launched on Kickstarter. This cookbook, brought to us by chef Peter J. Abreu (Pwnapplez on YouTube), was heavily inspired by the dishes seen in Breath of the Wild, so Zelda fans should find plenty to love about this breathtaking tome. You can make a minimum pledge of $5 and get your name in the back of the…

Music is a defining feature of The Legend of Zelda series, so much so that it becomes its own character. The soundscape molds Hyrule around Link and his friends, giving character to those he interacts with and helps the player connect with them on an emotional level. The awe-striking music from The Legend of Zelda played a significant role in why I chose to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in music, and it is why I have decided to take an in-depth look at different tracks…