Author: Judy Calder

Blins are a recurring enemy in The Legend of Zelda and have appeared in almost every installment within the series.  I would usually have described them as a standard, mindless foe, however Breath of the Wild changed that in one fell swoop. We see Moblins and Bokoblins up close and in their own communities in Breath of the Wild.  Sometimes they’re gathered around a campfire, obviously communicating with one another.  They might often be bickering amongst themselves, but at the…

Ganondorf is the main antagonist in the Zelda series, having spent eras trying to take over the land of Hyrule.  Unfortunately for the Gerudo King, his task is never ending, as he is destined to eternally reincarnate to pursue world domination (something he hasn’t had much success in).  This guy has been cursed with such a terrible fate, that I almost feel sorry for him — almost. Ganondorf has committed terrible crimes indeed.  He has waged war on Hyrule, kidnapped…

The Legend of Zelda series is brimming with NPCs.  From the Old Man who supplied Link with his first sword in the original game, to Ganon himself, we’ve got plenty of classic, world-filling characters.  Nintendo took their time on certain individuals though, and those NPCs are especially fascinating. Some of the most interesting NPCs can be found in Majora’s Mask.  That game feels so alive because of its NPCs and their movements!  I find Anju riveting, with her daily tasks,…

The Triforce is a sacred golden relic left behind by the Golden Goddesses once they finished creating Hyrule.  It’s the ultimate source of power within the Zelda universe, and can grant the wish of any person who obtains all three parts (Power, Wisdom, and Courage).  The Triforce holds no judgement, so you can literally wish for whatever your heart desires — what an opportunity! Imagine the possibilities if you held the complete Triforce at your disposal.  You could wish for…

Since the very first Zelda game, the player has adventured as Link.  Our hero, with his classic green tunic and blonde hair (except when it was pink) has always endured, holding evil at bay.  Princess Zelda might be the namesake of the series, but Link really is the heart of it.  I almost can’t imagine an adventure in Hyrule without our steadfast champion — but what if that became an option?  What if Nintendo allowed the player to create their…

Stealth quests are some of my favorite elements of gameplay in any videogame.  I just love the suspense as I creep sneakily through an enemy’s hold, plundering their valuables before I reach my destination.  And if I’m caught?  Well, then it’s just as fun to deal with the consequences!  Games like Skyrim really hit that sweet, sneaky spot for me, and I’d love to see The Legend of Zelda do more of the same. Zelda games have incorporated some of…

Nintendo UK has officially launched its Black Friday Sale with savings of up to 75% available across a range of franchises. Nintendo Switch title Skyward Sword HD boasts a bargain price at £33.29, which is a savings of 33% on the original price of £49.99. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity also comes in with the same fantastic reduction, now discounted to £33.29 from £49.99. Other popular games featuring in the sale include Super Mario Odyssey, Metroid Dread, and Xenoblade Chronicles…

The Legend of Zelda is, in my humble opinion, the best a high fantasy action-adventure video game franchise in the world.  Care to know why?  Well, it’s got the perfect combination of a timeless story told through innovative and captivating gameplay, for starters.  Hero saves princess (and the world while he’s at it) through the blood, sweat, and tears of battle.  Then there’s the mysterious exploration — from the unknown monsters that lurk in the depths of a dungeon to…

We often hear people talk about how cool it would be to see their favorite Zelda game come to life as a movie.  They discuss which actors and directors are most suitable, and even debate where filming should take place.  Everything comes down to whether these choices will help the movie stay true to the beauty of the games, and honestly, I think it would be near impossible to do a project like that justice.  However, I do believe it’s…

There’s some good news for fans of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and those who just love to compete as Link as they race for 1st place!  An exclusive new reward has become available on My Nintendo UK and Europe in the form of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Window Sticker Sets.  There are 3 sets in total, and one just happens to feature our favorite hero clad in classic green astride the Master Cycle Zero. Each sticker set features some in-game…