Author: Rod Lloyd

What is happening, ZD fans? Are you ready to partake in another exciting edition of our Caption Contest? Skyward Sword‘s Ghirahim may have taken home Fall Brawl gold this afternoon, but the true champion of September — at least in the Caption Contest — has been A Link Between Worlds‘ Ravio. We’ve been celebrating this lovable goofball all month long, but, as they say, all good things must come to an end. Let’s conclude Ravio Month off in style, shall…

Hello there, Zelda universe! What say you to another exciting edition of Zelda Dungeon’s weekly Caption Contest? Now, after last week’s blockbuster news about Tears of the Kingdom, I was very, very tempted to renege on my promise to feature A Link Between Worlds‘ Ravio all month long. Wouldn’t it make more sense to caption some of the sweet, new TotK screenshots instead? It certainly would make sense, but since when does anything make sense when it comes to Ravio?…

After three long years, the highly anticipated follow-up to Breath of the Wild was finally given a name during Monday’s Nintendo Direct: Tears of the Kingdom. The newly announced title is certainly evocative; it has already re-energized the Zelda theory community and has even fueled speculation on Nintendo’s decision not to livestream the Direct in the UK. But perhaps the most puzzling Tears of the Kingdom development this week relates to the creation of the game’s dedicated subreddit. Not long…

Howdy, Zelda fans! I know we’re all stewing with anticipation for tomorrow morning’s Nintendo Direct, so why don’t we try to distract ourselves with another Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest? After hours of searching for the perfect Ice Rod screenshot for last week’s contest, my contest image folder is now full of silly photos featuring the one and only Ravio. So, to clear out the Ravio pile a little bit, the Caption Contest will be featuring nothing but A Link Between…

What is happening, Zelda fans?! What say you to another sizzling edition of Zelda Dungeon’s Caption Contest? I have just made it back to the comfort of my air-conditioned home after spending several hours in the blazing Southern California heat. It was the hottest day of the summer so far, for goodness’ sake! So, in an effort to turn down the temperature, this week’s contest will feature Link’s go-to freezing apparatus, the Ice Rod!   Last Week’s Contest: Link harvested…

After years of ports and re-releases on various Nintendo platforms, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past has now found its way to the PC. Last week, Github user snesrev surprised the internet with the stealth release of a “reverse-engineered clone” of the Super Nintendo classic that runs natively on the PC without the need for emulation. This native PC port of A Link to the Past was made possible through a process known as “reverse engineering.” Essentially,…

Howdy, all you Zelda fans! Are you prepared for another exciting edition of the ZD Caption Contest? With the summer months slowly coming to an end and autumn just around the corner, one of my favorite seasonal delights is finally back in supermarkets: pumpkin spice coffee creamer. I have been an advocate for pumpkin spice all year around, but unfortunately, for now, I’ll simply have to enjoy as much of its flavored sweetness as I can over the next few…

When developing the original Legend of Zelda game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, series creator Shigeru Miyamoto reportedly found inspiration in his childhood memories of exploring fields, forests, and caves in and around Kyoto, Japan. The child-like wonderment of exploration that such memories represent has continued to inform every other game in the Zelda series, and its universal message has connected with generations of fans all over the world. No member of the Zelda Dungeon staff can claim to have…

Among the many, many revolutionary ideas introduced by Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda‘s move to 3D, horseback riding via Link’s trusty steed Epona was certainly a standout. Mounting a horse in order to seamlessly explore a large, open environment in a game just didn’t seem possible before Ocarina of Time. And over the nearly 25 years since the Nintendo 64 classic’s release, the Zelda series has slowly iterated on its horseback gameplay with games like Twilight Princess…

What is happening, Zelda fans?! Are you ready to sink your teeth into another exciting Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest?! After a few weeks of highlighting the timeless classic Ocarina of Time, this week’s contest will move a bit farther into the future to highlight Breath of the Wild. Our hero Link seems to have stumbled into a bad situation, but he’s staying positive all the same.   Rod LloydRod Lloyd is the managing editor at Zelda Dungeon, primarily overseeing the…