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The fantasy genre is a diverse and vibrant area of literature. Thousands of authors have published stunning and imaginative stories. Any of those could possibly influence current and future film, television, and other literature. Within The Legend of Zelda series, one can see the influence of the classic play and story Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie, whose title character clearly influenced another famous green clad hero. The influence of other properties is an essential part of all creation. All…

Hello folks, and welcome back to Inspired By Zelda! This month was originally going to focus on a creepy 2D Link’s Awakening-esq game named Anodyne, but as time was a scarce resource this month, so unfortunately, that think-piece will have to wait until next month. To make it up to everybody, I had a chance to chat with the Lead Developer of Stranger Things: The Game Dave Pottinger about the game, and I’m here to share that with you! We…

The Great Deku Tree is a kind and generous guardian that not only helps our hero when he’s in need, but provides shelter for those who need it. With the 20th anniversary of Ocarina of Time right around the corner, it’s only fitting that fans pay homage to the series. So with that in mind, it make sense that people want to remember this mighty tree guardian. One such person is the DIY crafter known as StellarNan as she creates…

The Great Deku Tree was first introduced in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, as the benevolent guardian spirit of the Kokori Forest. As the character who sets Link’s journey in motion, you could say that everything that happens to Link and Hyrule throughout the game is the Great Deku Tree’s doing. The tree spirit reappeared in The Wind Waker, redesigned in the cartoonish cel-shaded art style, watching over the Koroks on the Forest Haven Island. In this sketch by…

Magic takes many forms in the world of fiction both subtle and overt. The same goes for magic in the Zelda series. It’s ever present, but not always visible. From the creation of the Triforce and the land of Hyrule to spells like Din’s Fire, magic can be both powerful and useful. In most games, Link eventually gains access to some type of magical abilities like charging his sword with power or even invoking the strength of nature using the Wind Waker….

We are a little over three weeks away from the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The feel of duking it out with over 74 characters is so close, I could taste it. Now Masahiro Sakurai is confirming that the game has officially gone gold! In a recent interview from Famitsu magazine, Sakurai talked more about the most recent Ultimate Direct, as well as confirming that the game has officially completed development. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has been in development…

Zelda Warfare is our series in which Mases and Gooey race The Wind Waker HD on hero mode in segmented sections. Each episode, or campaign, is worth a point. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game has won the war! Each time we add a special “Rule of Engagement” or more to shake things up even more. For the Earth Temple, we have split the campaign into two parts, making it worth two separate points. If…

Welcome back to your bi-weekly digest of all things Zelda speedrunning. Having stopped crying from the result of The Best Zelda Ever 2018 results, and having calmed down from the arguments which ensued in the staff chat, I’m just about ready to return to normal service. Just let me 100% Triforce Heroes one more time…   Now Playing A new type of speedrunning marathon is coming soon! Bingothon is a charity event, which will be hosted by speedrunslive and is raising money for the Doctors Without Borders….

A recent update to the Nintendo Switch eShop features a selection of filter options which should hopefully make searching for newly released games a much easier. The new filters can be accessed by hitting the Sear”ch option which appears in the top left corner of the eShop. Shoppers will then be presented with multiple options, including “Genre”, “Price Range”, “Software with Demo Available”, and “Downloadable Content” to help them find the perfect game. To make using the filters even easier,…

Hello, friends and readers, and welcome back to “On the Quest for 100!” It has been a while, I know — things have been pretty crazy for me in the Zelda Dungeon-sphere! Fan Fiction Friday’s “Beyond the Horizon” saw its season finale, Linktober happened, our Best Zelda Ever 2018 list came out, we had another Smash Direct, and I ran through Murder in Castle Town with our Managing Editor, Rod Lloyd. So, needless to say, October was absolute chaos! And, you know…