Author: Andy Spiteri

Happy Easter weekend everyone! We hope you guys ate your weight in chocolate eggs and turkey! We spent a lot of our time over the weekend taking Super Smash Bros’ newest playable fighter, Joker, for a spin! Do we like him? Who’s he play like? What about his stage? We break it all down AND THEN deliver a deep dive all into the fabled game itself… TINGLE’S ROSY RUPEELAND! Yes, Andy has finally finished it (with 100% completion to boot!)…

Video game movies are usually pretty terrible. So terrible in fact, I have another podcast totally dedicated to them. But they don’t have to be – not when you’ve got the guys from Virtual Theater on the case! Yessir, Gooey Fame is back on the Cast to lend his expertise to the show discussing how to make a Zelda movie that doesn’t suck! What kind of tone should this movie go for? Should the costumes be changed?  Does Link talk?…

Welcome back to Inspired By Zelda! Today on the docket… Moonlighter, an action RPG developed by Digital Sun and published by 8 Bit Studios where you run a shop by day, and loot dungeons by night! Moonlighter is available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Steam! I’ve never been a big fan of “life simulation” games, for lack of a better term. Games like Stardew Valley, Harvest Moon, The Sims, and even Nintendo’s own take on that genre, Animal…

Helloooo and welcome to another fun episode of the Cast! This week, we play a fun game of “Would You Rather?” centered all around Zelda! Would you rather have more frequent releases that are good, or would you rather have to wait for a great one? Would you rather have Naughty Dog or Insomniac develop a Zelda game? Would you rather each new Link start from scratch and experience the hero’s journey, or harness all of the memories and experience…

The Champions’ are joined by special guest Rod Lloyd this week to talk about the totally out-of-left-field Cadence of Hyrule announcement, what Rod thought of Crypt of the Necrodancer, what this could mean for the future of Nintendo and Indie Devs, and for a bit of fun, dream up their perfect pairings of Indie Developers and which Nintendo series they would like to see them create a game in! We’ve got a news round up and a story about Andy’s…

In a surprise announcement, Nintendo President Dog Bowsre announced that the company’s most anticipated titles to have never been released in North America – Freshly Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland, Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love, and Tingle’s Balloon Fight – were finally getting a long coveted North American release. The newly announced Freshly Picked Tingle Bundle will collect all three modern classics into one title, and will release digitally for the Nintendo Swotch this Summer. Reaction from the Zelda community has…

Can you believe it’s been an entire year of The Champions’ Cast? In a very special show, Andy and Taylor reflect back on the show’s beginnings and give thanks to everyone who helped it along the way before diving into a deep conversation about their favorite game: Ocarina of Time! The fellas rank all the dungeons in the game, plus all the mini dungeons, and even both the N64 and 3DS version of the Water Temple for good measure! Plus,…

In a totally-out-of-left-field move, Nintendo announced earlier today during their Nindies Direct that they were partnering with Vancouver-based Brace Yourself Games to make the dungeon crawling/rhythm music game, Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. The Legend of Zelda (say that ten times fast). This game is a spinoff of both the original Crypt of the NecroDancer game that was released a few years ago, and of course, the Zelda series. Spinoffs are becoming more commonplace among The Legend…

If you didn’t already know, the Champions’ Cast is all about cheap plugs, and this week we take it to the extreme: we play a game based off our Musical March Madness tournament (which if you haven’t checked it out, A) it’s going on right now, and B) WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?). We take the bracket and pick our own winners… with some back and forth negotiations in there to determine some winners and losers. It was a fun…

Andy and Taylor are back taking in a bunch of fan questions. Should Nintendo remake the Oracle games? What about making that long rumored third game? Which Zelda has the best ending? Did Breath of the Wild’s high tech take away from the fantasy element? And do we actually believe the rumors of another Zelda game coming out in 2019? This weeks show is a light and breezy one, full of fun! You won’t wanna miss it! Podbean | iTunes…