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Like tricky dungeons and the powerful Master Sword, The Legend of Zelda just wouldn’t be the same without a good boss fight to sink your teeth in to. After figuring out the puzzles and building up the suspense, who knows what big, bad boss could be on the other side of that final door? But what actually makes a great Zelda boss? Everyone has an opinion, and while some boss fights might stick with you, they might be instantly forgettable…

With less than a month until its release on the Switch, Link’s Awakening was one of Nintendo’s marquee showings at Gamescom 2019. Not only did the newest Zelda title win Best Nintendo Switch Game at the show, it was also the subject of an extended, in-depth demonstration by Nintendo UK. In addition to more footage of Link’s Awakening‘s new Chamber Dungeon, the demo also featured our first look at the game’s fourth dungeon, Angler’s Tunnel. Presenters Nimmz, Chris, and Filippo…

Link grew tired. Despite his former resistance to doing so, he now wished madly to pull over at a shrine or stable — or even beneath a tree — to find slumber. However, the will of Ganon’s phantom would not let him. Through some strange power, he was kept awake. But for how long this would last, he did not know. But what little he did know was that he needed to rest.  “I know not the extent of your…

Throughout The Legend of Zelda series we are introduced to an expanse of incarnations of Link and Zelda that spans vastly across the different eras of Hyrule, and even across different timelines. In particular, one thing I have taken notice of in this narrative formula is that Link has always been Link, but Zelda’s identity has not always followed suit. Consider examples in Ocarina of Time’s Sheik and The Wind Waker’s Tetra. At first, it’s hard to reconcile that Zelda, Tetra, and Sheik are all,…

Hello again, everyone! Welcome back to Artists of Legend! Just like always, we have another art challenge for those of you who are interested, and a lot more artwork to share. Now, let’s get right on into everything! Submitted Artwork Last week, we asked you to create artwork of Zelda characters training in some way. Unfortunately, we didn’t receive any artwork for this challenge this week. If you wanted to submit to us but were too busy to, don’t worry! We all…

With Cadence of Hyrule’s release, we may be witnessing the dawn of a new era — one in which Nintendo is way more open about lending its most sacred properties to independent developers. Only time will tell, of course, but that won’t stop this man from dreaming about the possibilities that have just been created. Specifically, I’m dying to see more indie developers showcase their interpretations of the Hylian Hero’s adventures. Now, there are a few small-budget games that I’d…

Another themed week here at Zelda Dungeon is on the horizon! When our writing team last got together, we decided to cultivate some very outlandish but no-doubt fun ideas.  Influenced by Marvel’s What If…? we began to approach The Legend of Zelda in a similar perspective. Our next themed week will place Zelda characters in various hypothetical settings as we attempt to guess what they would do when faced with certain obstacles.  What Can You Expect from What If Week?…

Welcome back to Inspired By Zelda. After a little bit of a layoff, the series spotlighting the greatest Zelda-Like games around returns, with Andy taking a bit of a break this month and handing the reigns over to Sean to talk one of his favorite games. The game in the spotlight is Transistor, an an action role-playing game developed and published by Supergiant Games. Transistor is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam.  When I began to investigate Transistor as a…

The terms “Zelda-like” and “Zelda-clone” have been floating around the internet for years. Both terms seem to offer an easy way to explain what a game is and how it plays (with varying levels of positivity and negativity attached to each word). But are these terms actually useful/valuable for those covering the game, along who are looking for new game to play? While some games emulate the world design or structure of Zelda, these games might have radically different combat….

Monday evening, the opening night of Gamecom 2019, the first annual Gamescom Awards took place in Cologne, Germany, with multiple award winners announced for various catagories. Nintendo unfortunately didn’t walk away with any big wins, but Link’s Awakening was awarded the Best Nintendo Switch game! The Gamescom Awards honored the games and products that premiered at Gamescom 2019. Nintendo showed off several portions of Link’s Awakening for Switch during the event, and the game seemed to have caught the eyes…