Author: Rod Lloyd

Since its launch in September of last year, Nintendo Switch Online has stocked its digital library of NES games with a steady stream of updates. For instance, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link was added to the Switch Online service just last week. While getting free access to classic titles is certainly a perk of the service, many fans have expressed their desire to see games from other, more recent platforms added to Nintendo Switch Online, perhaps developing into a…

It’s still Monday on the west coast, which means I still have time to post this week’s Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest. So, I’m still working through my backlog of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate screenshots. And while I’ve mainly focused on the different Zelda fighters from the game, this week I’m throwing in a Zelda character that can spotted in the background of the Gerudo Valley stage. That’s right, the fiery Gerudo witch Koume is entering the spotlight in this week’s…

Attention, one and all! The time has finally come to crown the winner of our best Ocarina of Time sage tournament. It is clear that our champion won the hearts of a generation of Zelda fans, and through the course of the tournament, she beat out six of some of the most beloved Zelda characters of all time. So, without further ado, it is with great pride that I announce Saria as the best sage of Ocarina of Time. Our…

Termina Field’s theme from Majora’s Mask can be seen as a triumphant return for the Zelda series main theme. After composer Koji Kondo opted to use a fresh theme for Hyrule Field in Ocarina of Time, many fans were excited to hear Zelda‘s most iconic tune once again in that game’s follow-up. Retaining the classic song’s primary melody while infusing it with an air of mystery and danger, Termina Field’s theme has certainly become a favorite of mine. Musician Bulby…

Editor’s Note: The headline of this article has been updated to further clarify Furukawa’s statements. Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa recently took part in an interview with Japanese publication Nikkei, discussing his and the company’s approach to the always-changing technology and entertainment industries. Interestingly, when asked about how Nintendo intends to innovate in such a risk-prone business, Furukawa hinted that the company may one day move away from home console development as a way to stay flexible. Furukawa floated the idea of changes…

A new week can only mean one thing: another Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest! It’s officially January, the start of a new year. We can only imagine what the next 12 months could have in store, especially for the Zelda series. Could we see a new announcement? A new game even? Only time will tell. But until Nintendo makes its next big move, we still have Super Smash Bros. Ultimate to keep us company. Last Week’s Contest: Everyone was a winner…

One of the most well-documented glitches in the original Super Mario Bros. is a hidden stage referred to as “World -1”, an ever-looping water level that can only be reached by glitching through a wall in World 1-2. While players were never intended to access this “Minus World,” it has become something of a curiosity from the NES era. Well, it would seem that the Super Mario wasn’t the only tent-pole NES title that contains a glitched Minus World. As…

I’m one of those people that love to stream game music while working at the computer. Tunes from video games help to motivate my creative juices while remaining mostly unobtrusive as they bleed into the background. And while a frantic battle theme or punchy boss theme may come through my speakers sometimes, I tend to enjoy the more subdued tracks while I work. For the Zelda fans that, like me, enjoy a chill soundtrack for their day-to-day life, a recent…

Welcome, one and all, to another bombastic edition of Zelda Dungeon’s Caption Contest. Just the other day, I was walking through the supermarket and saw a shelf of fireworks and party poppers for sale. “Why are they selling fireworks?” I asked. But then I realized: the new year is upon us! This is cause for celebration! Animal Crossing‘s Isabelle is already in the party spirit, and she seems to be sharing that the feeling with our boy Link.

The Legend of Zelda series tells some of the greatest stories in video game history. And we, as fans, frequently fantasize about those stories being brought to the big screen. I’ve often heard calls for Nintendo to turn Ocarina of Time into a big-budget Hollywood film or to adapt A Link to the Past into an animated epic. But with video game movie blunders like the Super Mario Bros. movie always in the backs of our minds, we want to…