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Over the years, Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto has been outspoken about his love for classic Disney films and about their influence on his own creative work. As an aspiring cartoonist in his youth, he looked to the characters of Disney’s golden age for inspiration; and upon breaking into the video game industry, elements from those animated classics invariably informed his early works. Miyamoto has even admitted that Disney’s Peter Pan served as an inspiration for Link in The Legend of…

Nintendo Ambassador GandaKris recently released her first Breath of the Wild-inspired NintenDIY tutorial. She modified unvarnished wood pencils to resemble the design of Link’s in-game arrows. The resulting implements are not only adorable, but functional. All potential crafters need are pencils, feathers, scissors, super glue, chords, polymer clay, and an exacto knife. While these pencils aren’t mightier than the Master Sword, they make for a striking way to display your love of the series wherever you may write.  Making these arrow-pencils…

I remember back when Blockbuster was still at its height. Movie rentals were obviously their main focus, but some stores would also rent out video games. Apparently in Brazil, Blockbusters served as a place to buy video games too. It seems the formerly popular rental chain handed out VHS tapes to those who pre-ordered Ocarina of Time there. This VHS tape was recently showcased in full and broken down on the Hard4Games Youtube Channel. The footage contains unused portions of…

For hundreds of years, the Olympic games have been the ultimate celebration of sportsmanship and athleticism. Athletes from around the world train in a sport of their specialty — from volleyball to archery, to figure skating and gymnastics, the list of sports athletes can compete in for the Summer and Winter Olympics goes on. What if something like the Olympic games existed in the Zelda universe? Who would you pick to compete in which sport? I have two picks —…

Skip and Kevin met as rivals on the set of the 2019 Zelda Dungeon Marathon. Losing to Skip in The Legend of Zelda race left a lasting impression on Kevin. They’ve been together ever since. To celebrate almost one year of being together, they decided to go to a Yeto’s – a Zelda themed restaurant that seemed to be the perfect place for the two’s date. This is their story. Around the time that we were planning my first trip…

The Legend of Zelda is a series with an abundance of amazing characters. In the past thirty years, many memorable characters have played a role in the long-running video game franchise. Some names from the series are new creations, while others take inspiration from cultures and people across history. Most famously, the eponymous princess’s name was inspired by Zelda Fitzgerald, the wife of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. With this in mind, if you were to name one of your…

Media Molecule, the studio behind LittleBigPlanet, have just recently released there newest “game creator software” for the PlayStation 4. Titled Dreams, this game allows users to pretty much create absolutely anything they put their minds to. This basically means that one can create their own original video game or world. In fact, the release of Dreams has seen several creators conceive their very own Zelda-based creations. Thanks to a new showcase video by Dan Allen Gaming, we can take a…

Since its first debut in A Link to the Past, “Princess Zelda’s Theme” has remained iconic. Being one of many elements from the 1991 release that became a staple of the franchise, this soothing melody remains vivid in our memories, even now, after so many years. In 1998, Ocarina of Time saw this song return as “Zelda’s Lullaby” and now it’s hard to imagine key scenes from Zelda games without it. With the combined talents of various artists, OverClocked ReMix…

One of the more debated aspects of the Zelda series is Link’s apparent silence. Fans sometimes attribute his lack of speech to physical muteness or characteristic shyness, yet according to his creators, Link’s role is actually intended to be a blank protagonist. Their aim was to allow players to identify with Link on their own level, but somehow, opinions became divided in that regard. I am of the opinion that Link’s selective muteness only hinders his speech. This is especially…

“They should be coming back soon,” Urbosa said, looking towards Mount Laynaru. “They’ve been gone for quite some time.” She seemed worried. Mipha watched her as she paced up and down the path. Revali stood with his wings crossed. He seemed like he couldn’t care less about being here, but I’m sure Zelda was glad that he attended. In a rush of wind, Revali flew up high and looked over the horizon. “They’re coming back.” He fell to the ground…