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We’re ending our week long celebration of the Oracle games with a bang as we finally tackle all of the dungeons from The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons! With eight dungeons in the game, there’s plenty to talk about, so come join us as we discuss which items we liked, which dungeons got the most out of the music, which bosses we loved to see come back, and which dungeon might just be the longest dungeon in the Zelda…

If you’re like me, you’re constantly listening to lo-fi music while you work. Being the desk jockey I am, things can alternate between boring and hectic at the drop of a hat, so lo-fi tends to have me covered on both fronts. I have the downbeat nature of it to keep my attention while also providing me with a soothing melody that helps to alleviate any stress that might get piled on throughout the day. Since discovering the genre, I’ve…

Released on the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, this 16-piece brass band cover of the main theme from the NES classic is legendary. Arranged by Daniel Romberger, the song features music from games throughout the rich history of the franchise; the accompanying video delights in its creativity, with clever personal touches from the musicians that nod to their love of the series, which will make any long-time fan smile. Link takes a trombone from the Old Man because it’s…

Link’s Awakening, originally developed and released in 1993 for the Game Boy, received a lot of love in 2019 with a beautiful remake for the Nintendo Switch. Going from 2D to 3D, the game was transformed and given a beautiful new life, and a renewed interest for those of us who didn’t have the opportunity to play the original. Developed in the same 2D pixel style for the Game Boy Color, the Oracle games are actually quite similar to Link’s…

Whether you love or hate the official Zelda timeline, now that it exists, there is no going back. While fans can certainly choose to disregard it, I decided to embrace it. Both iterations of the timeline, and the books in which they were released, hold a plethora of interesting lore that I agree with. But in some cases, the timeline contains egregious errors. The biggest culprit of making pointless changes to the lore comes from the Zelda Encyclopedia with its…

It is no overstatement to say that music that comes from the Zelda series is some of the best out there. Despite a likely bias on my part, there is a distinct ability of Zelda music to be adapted into so many different genres and still maintain the mystical wonder of the original tune. It truly is a testament to the genius of the initial series composer Koji Kondo, as well as the creativity and talent of the fans who…

I think it’s a safe assumption that there are a considerable amount of anime fans within the Zelda fanbase. After all, our favorite Hylian franchise hails from the magical land of Japan, and there have been official manga releases that adapt most of the games in the series from renowned artists Akira Kimekawa. However, we haven’t had an official anime adaptation to date (that awesome segment for Palutena’s Smash Bros. reveal doesn’t count), and to many fans, I’m sure that’s more than…

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons focus on the Oracles Nayru and Din, respectively, leaving one particular goddess/oracle noticeably absent: Farore. Granted, she does appear in each title with the function of giving codes to the player that can unlock perks in one game after the player has cleared the other, making for a journey that feels more like a natural progression rather than a clean slate for Link’s adventuring. Of course, one…

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons are remarkable achievements when you think about it. So much was going against these games, and yet the final product is something that has stood the test of time. Everybody knows the story; originally, the pitch was for Capcom to make a bunch of different games for Nintendo’s Game Boy Color, including a remake of the original Legend of Zelda for the NES. After some tinkering to the plan,…

I’m going to make a confession to kick things off here: I’ve never had much of an interest, if any, in the music of barbershop quartets. It’s not necessarily that I dislike it outright or have anything against that type of thing; it’s just never really spoken to me on the same level that classic rock or 80’s pop does. I thought that the group that floated by in Bioshock Infinite was charming enough, but it still wasn’t enough to…