Author: Rod Lloyd

Howdy, Zelda fans! Are you ready for another Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest? In our contest last week, Link mounted the ever-lovable Thomas the Tank Engine and set out to explore Hyrule. All he needed was a conductor. Well, after searching through my screenshots folder, I did him one better. Here’s two conductors. Last Week’s Contest: Maybe next week Link will confront other PBS classics, like Reading Rainbow and Zoboomafoo. Here our non-photo caption winners: Skip: “I’m going off the rails…

Zelda Dungeon has seen a lot of discussion about Breath of the Wild‘s soundtrack this week. Our resident music scholar Matt Pederberg offered his analysis of the game’s main theme, we covered a video defense of the game’s minimalist score, and Breath‘s Hyrule Castle theme earned a spot among the Elite Eight in our Musical March Madness tournament. With all this renewed interest in the music of Breath of the Wild, it seemed appropriate to highlight a jazzy fan composition…

Ocarina of Time just celebrated its 20th birthday, and after over two decades, the game still maintains a hold on the imaginations of countless Zelda fans. From ambitious fan remakes to randomized speed runs, the OoT community is as active as ever, still finding new ways to enjoy the Nintendo 64 classic. Aiming to elevate the game beyond its single-player roots, a team of talented modders, for example, has been hard at work developing a multiplayer version of Ocarina of…

Hello, one and all. Step right up for yet another edition of Zelda Dungeon’s Caption Contest. I don’t normally need a reason to present a Breath of the Wild screenshot featuring one of the most loveable talking trains from all of TV Land, but I actually have one this week. I recently learned that the show Shining Time Station, Thomas the Tank Engine’s primary vehicle, just celebrated its 30th birthday. So in honor of this momentous occasion, let’s take a…

It’s hard to overstate the importance of 1986’s The Legend of Zelda, the first title in what has become our favorite game series. The game not only birthed a long-running popular franchise for Nintendo, but it also set the standard for the budding action-adventure genre and expanded the boundaries of console gaming. And though we fans discuss the Zelda series on a daily basis around here, we often forget just how important that first game was. Games journalist and historian…

Are you ready, everyone? The latest Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest is happening right now! I couldn’t get a contest up in time for last week, but my original plan was to celebrate our Musical March Madness tournament with a musical Zelda screenshot. And after a bit of searching in Google Image Search, I present to you this Photoshop that celebrates both music and my favorite film of all time, Back to the Future. Our Last Contest: Ganondorf screamed his lungs…

Link’s Awakening may not be the only Zelda game releasing in 2019, if certain online speculation is to be believed. A significant rumor was recently started on GameFAQs and is currently gaining traction among mainstream Nintendo news sites. According to GameFAQ’s user Vergeben, a source close to Nintendo has claimed that a “smaller” 2D Zelda title will release in 2019, in addition to Link’s Awakening. According to an exchange between Vergeben and another GameFAQs user, this unannounced 2D Zelda title…

Just in time for the title’s second birthday, Nintendo has released a new “Sights & Sounds” promo for Breath of the Wild. Highlighting the game’s sense of discovery and natural beauty, this new promo invites players to discover (or rediscover) Breath‘s world on Nintendo Switch. But beyond just promoting the latest Zelda adventure, this video also takes viewers on an immersive walk through the woods. This new “Sights and Sounds” promo aims to show the similarities between Breath of the…

Disclaimer: The video above features crude language. American rapper Soulja Boy “Tell ‘Em” has flown in Nintendo’s orbit quite frequently in recent months. In December, he promoted a line of name-branded video game consoles which turned out to be just marked up Chinese emulators; he pulled the consoles from market after Nintendo threatened legal action. It seems the young entrepreneur has not let the Big N’s threats deter him though, as he recently released a new single called “Zelda,” which…

Breath of the Wild has been out for nearly two years, and fans are still discovering new ways to entertain themselves in the game’s massive sandbox. From gameplay exploits to “worlds” beyond the walls of the environment, Breath of the Wild‘s glitch hunting community has uncovered countless secrets that developers never intended for us to see. Further proving the wealth of possibilities, a recently discovered glitch completely breaks the reality of Breath of the Wild‘s game world. Discovered by Japanese…