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Here at Zelda Dungeon, we have all sorts of tips, trick, bestiaries, item lists and comprehensive walkthroughs. Believe it or not, there used to be a time when things like the internet did not exist. Everything a person learned about a Zelda game all came through either word of mouth, the Nintendo Power magazine, or from buying a player’s guide. Now imagine you lived in this time, had no friends who liked Zelda as much as you, and you couldn’t afford a guide book. Which Zelda game,…

Ever since the beginning, The Legend of Zelda has always featured large explorable worlds, all with varying degrees of nonlinear progression. With recent games like A Link Between Worlds, and especially Breath of the Wild, Nintendo has gone further into creating largely nonlinear games. Many loved this completely fresh take, while others missed the old Zelda formula. In our most recent entry in our series, Hyrule Compendium, we discuss what degree of nonlinearity we’ve enjoyed throughout the series. What do…

The saxophone is one of the most versatile instruments in the world, but the instrument is not often highlighted in music of The Legend of Zelda series. This incredible arrangement by Sab Irene put the saxophone front and center in Water Blight Ganon’s Battle Theme. Sab Irene uses several different saxophones throughout the video to highlight the instrument family’s full range. Each type of saxophone can be seen in the video. This arrangement uses saxophones to great effect and supports the…

There are always going to be those games that we love, our favorites, that challenged us, or presented us with a story that resonated within us. Then there are those games that we remember as our “first.” The first time we played a game of a series. The first time we played a certain genre. The first time we played a game that angered us to a point we had to set it down and walk away (curse you, Water…

Chapter Eleven: The Search Begins Zelda spoke gentle coos to the mare while Rylan fitted her with the gear of a royal mount.  The mare tossed her velvet black head with a snort as the cream-and-brown saddle came down on her back. “Have you decided on a name for her, Your Highness?” Rylan’s voice, a deep contralto unbefitting of her small, quick form, seemed to resonate from within her chest.  The guard could certainly captivate attention with the simplest of…

Well well well, it has been quite a long time, hasn’t it? Not quite the 100 years some recent open world game might suggest, but certainly more than two weeks. Feeling parched for speedrunning news? Upset that you’ve lost track of your favourite game? Fear not, for I’m back to bring you right into the present day! This week, we’re looking at yet more stasis launching news from Breath of the Wild, a new way to play Ocarina of Time,…

Canadians may just be the biggest Zelda fans. As part of a recent interview with the Toronto Star, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé shared about Nintendo’s sales successes in Canada, especially in regards to a few specific game series. According to him, The Legend of Zelda, alongside other popular series like Pokémon, has consistently overperformed in Canada as compared to other territories. Fils-Aime stated that “the Canadian audience is the very tip of the mountaintop when it comes to Zelda games,”…

The “Song of Storms” is a simple tune woven throughout the Zelda series, yet playing it can have some powerful effects. It’s a song to make the windmill go faster and drain the well in Kakariko Village, to return the Ikana River’s flow, to call forth rain and fairies, and to make the seeds grow. It’s a song to… put you to sleep? Musician and avid Let’s Player Celestial Fury may have found a way to do just that, and friends, that’s not…

With the amount of collectible items and Easter eggs hidden throughout the games, the Zelda series has a timeless charm and quality that makes the games easily replayable. The puzzles are fun and inventive, the characters are charming, and the stories split across three timelines make the games worth experiencing again and again. There are few games that I will play multiple times, and among them are several of the Zelda games. While I adore many of the entries in…

A message from Zelda Dungeon‘s Forum Team by Forum Manager Choung “Ninja” Ngyuen: On June 16th, news was broken that one of our former administrators of the Zelda Dungeon forums, Jamie, has suddenly passed away. Many of us are heartbroken because we have lost someone that genuinely cared about the forum, and everyone’s well being inside it. Jamie was a beloved member of the community, and had a hand in making it one of the best places for Zelda fans…