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Zelda music has always sounded wonderful no matter what system it was composed for. Whether a tune is coming from the NES, SNES, N64, or even Game Boy, the Zelda Team has always managed to pull off some truly amazing work. That’s why when somebody gets a symphony together to perform some of the amazing musical work from the series, it’s wonderful to hear. Take for instance some of the fan arrangements that have recently given the music from Link’s Awakening some…

The Legend of Zelda series has always been set in the fantasy realm of Hyrule. As far as modern technology goes, we’ve seen the Sheikah technology featured in Breath of the Wild, but not much more than that. Would a game set in modern times work? In an odd kind of one-off way I could see it working. It could be a modernizing kind of magic. Kind of like how Harry Potter is set in 90s era England, but the…

Link is not meant to have a personality. As detailed by his original creators, he is meant to be a blank slate, connecting the player to the game in a way that allows their mind to be creative, to insert words and emotions where there is none and have their own unique experience. Yet, Link’s personality seems to have taken shape, even if accidentally.  At first glance, he is the stoic hero, staying strong in order “to silently bear any…

In Link’s Awakening, Link arrives at Koholint Island after a massive shipwreck. In a beautiful, mysterious sequence, Link awakens from his slumber in Marin and Tarin’s house. During this segment of the game, a unique song plays which is referred to “Link is Awake” or “Sword Search”. This epic rearrangement of the tune by Amie Waters is for anyone loves the lush sounds of synths. In addition to a variety of synthesizers and electric pianos, the cover also includes a…

Zelda games house many iconic and memorable areas. It’s difficult not to associate the franchise with the mazes of the Lost Woods, the fires of Death Mountain, or the regality of Hyrule Castle. Yet, the perilous desert regions seem to stand out in their own special way as a fan favorite. In a recent video, YouTuber Croton explored the reasons why desert areas in Zelda games are so iconic, specifically Lanayru Desert in Skyward Sword and Gerudo Desert in Ocarina of Time,…

Link has had the privilege of meeting some pretty important figures in Hyrule over the years. We’ve had King Zora, Chancellor Cole, Mayor Bo and Princess Zelda of course! But if you were given the opportunity to meet the leader of any tribe or race in Hyrule, which would you choose? My vote would be Darunia from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I don’t have anything against the King of Hyrule or the Chieftain of the Rito tribe,…

“You burst into my father’s office to drag me out for this?” I stared at Yasei, not quite sure whether to consider this as an intrusion or a rescue. “I know! Isn’t it great?” She had that manic smile on her face again. The smile that said, whatever I’d planned for the day had just gone up in smoke. I held it up, with its turquoise dribbled streaks down the sides and yellow suns painted around the eye sockets. “It’s…

While I may have been the victor in our episodic race of the original Link’s Awakening, Mases is sure he could beat me in a full run of the game. Not only that, he is so confident that he could beat me that he is willing to run the remake in hero mode, while I get to play in the standard mode. We will see if his confidence in himself is worthy, or just plain hubris when we go head…

It’s no surprise that Phantom Hourglass doesn’t get a whole lot of love from the Zelda theorist community. Not only is it one of the least popular Zelda titles, but the story and world seems very disconnected from the rest of the series.  While this isn’t the first game to take place outside of Hyrule, something about this game in particular feels distant. However, the world of the Ocean King may not be as different from Hyrule as we originally thought. In this theory, NintendoBlackCrisis…

Since I discovered his channel several years ago, Arlo has been among my favorite YouTubers. His Muppet-inspired persona, unbridled enthusiasm for Nintendo, and propensity for dad humor are just infectious. And as much I love hearing him delve into the goings-on of the big N at large, his Zelda-centered analyses are often in a league of their own. Peak Arlo, if you ask me. The Cookie Monster-esque pundit’s latest video is particularly juicy, as it explores one of my favorite…