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Have you ever wanted to host a Nintendo-themed birthday or give someone a card with their favorite character, but just couldn’t find one? Fret no more, because UK-based greeting card company Moonpig has you covered with these new officially licensed Nintendo cards! From a newly launched collection featuring Zelda, Mario, Pokémon, Splatoon, Donkey Kong, and Animal Crossing, Moonpig offers a large variety of customizable character-themed birthday cards. These customizations allow customers to not only put the birthday person’s name on a…

It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays. An ornament is a perfect gift to give to a loved one during the season, and this year, you can give the Nintendo lover in your life an adorable Nintendo-inspired keepsake. Hallmark has revealed their new line of Nintendo keepsake ornaments for 2021, and now is the time to grab yours. Hallmark has a section of gifts known as “keepsakes,” and these ornaments are skillfully crafted and seasonally inspired. However,…

Takaya Imamura, a key figure in the designing of the Nintendo style and the father of Tingle, retired this past January. Known for contributing key elements to F-Zero, Super Smash Bros., and The Legend of Zelda, Imamura-san was on the scene for Nintendo’s entire rise to prominence. In an exclusive interview with IGN, the designer sat down to share some of the intimate details of his time with Nintendo. Throughout the comprehensive discussion, Imamura-san shared a number of fun anecdotes…

Here in the US, it’s tax season. Mid-April is the traditional deadline for individual and household returns, and that has me thinking of finances. Since some part of my brain is always on Zelda, those two trains of thought naturally crossed (Spirit) tracks. Actually, my recent completion of Oracle of Ages, with fellow ZD writers Emi and Hannah, planted the seed of this question a couple of months ago: Which Zelda games do the best job balancing the contents of…

||  Previous Chapter  ||  Next Chapter  || It always amazed me how beauty could be found in the most hostile of places. Clusters of electric safflina grew within the shade of palm trees. Despite the harsh wind, I took a moment to admire the tall yellow flowers, breathing in the citrus fragrance. Cicada screeches surrounded the oasis reminding me of long hot summers. I scooped up some water and poured it over my head, whilst Kilton took his fill. Koume didn’t stop,…

Hey, hi, hello there, y’all! Welcome back to Artists of Legend! As always, we have more great artwork to share this week, and if you would like to participate, we have another challenge for you! Speaking of which, please let me know if you have an idea for a weekly challenge – it might show up at some point. Now, let’s get right into everything! Submitted Artwork Last week, we asked you to create artwork of horses or other things…

The mechanic of time travel has become a recurring aspect of Zelda games ever since 1998, where the Link in Ocarina of Time moves forward in time at an accelerated rate in order to age seven years and be properly heralded the Hero of Time. In many parts of Ocarina of Time, whether mandatory or not, players must utilize the power of the Master Sword via the Temple of Time to jump between Link as a child and Link as…

Impa is one of the most beloved characters in the entire Zelda series, with her appearance as Zelda’s caretaker dating back to the very first Legend of Zelda title. Being one of the oldest characters in the series, that means she’s had a wide variety of appearances, and most of them have been completely different from each other. We’ve seen Impa as an old woman in Breath of the Wild, more of a mentor than a warrior, only for that…

A remake of a classic video game can often inspire a fun time for nostalgic fans, so much so that it can inspire great works of art. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is no exception. With Nintendo’s release of a remake of the classic Zelda title back in 2019, fans seemed to be on the edge of their seats with excitement. After all, it’s not like you could go back and visit Koholint Island re-imagined every day. Now you…

The de-make is a burgeoning genre in the world of fan games. These unique projects take an established video game title, usually one from a long-running series, and re-imagine it with the graphics and gameplay of older or less powerful hardware. A Nintendo 64 game could be re-imagined as an NES or Game Boy title, or a GameCube game could be re-imagined as a Super NES or Game Boy Advance title. With the recent release of high-profile de-makes like Prime…