Author: Andy Spiteri

Welcome… to Fall Brawl! Summer is over, but don’t fret: for the third year, the Fall Brawl Character Contest is back. 2019 saw Midna take home the top prize. 2020 saw Skull Kid squeak out a thrilling last minute victory. 2021 had Sheik dominating the field. This year, the field is wide open and a NEW Champion will be crowned. The premise is simple: 64 characters enter, and in a spin on a regular NCAA-style tournament, these characters compete in matches throughout the bracket…

We are coming in hot with a NEW EPISODE that features our reactions to the Nintendo Direct, and specifically, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom! We analyze the trailer frame by frame, talk about the Zelda titles we didn’t see, discuss the title and it’s story potential, and so much more! Plus, we’re breaking down the rest of the Direct, talking Pikmin, Fire Emblem, Octopath Traveler, Goldeneye, and more! Come hang out with us!   Download! Follow The…

It’s that time of year again! That’s right – IT’S FALL BRAAAWL! You know the drill by now – 64 characters face off in a single elimination popularity contest until only one remains, BUT there’s a catch this year: half the field are Super Smash Bros. characters! As we do every year, we go through the tournament match by match and pick our favorites until we arrive at one winner! Zelda Cast Social Media Manager Jules Gia is getting in…

The time traveling trope is well worn in science fiction and fantasy, and for good reason: putting characters in a new but familiar setting, letting them change the past to inform the future, creating seemingly impossible inventions or scenarios and chalking it to technological progress, are all things that can really augment a story if done properly. The Zelda series is no stranger to this trope, either, with Oracle of Ages, Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword, and more all using…

One of my absolute favorite Zelda games is The Minish Cap. There are so many things that charm me about it: the bright visuals, the chiptune-y music, the Kinstone sidequests, the cool villain, etc. etc. One thing that I realized in my most recent playthrough of this GBA adventure, though, is there’s something about The Minish Cap that I adore almost more than any other aspect: there’s not that many dungeons! That may seem like a weird thing to be…

Welcome back to another episode of ZELDA’S PERCENTAGES! The premise is simple: we read off a statement and then assign a probability of said statement coming true! This week, however, we’re putting a bit of a twist on the gimmick by inviting our friend and Zelda Dungeon social media manager McKenna Krebs on the show and using her blog, zeldaisthegirl.com, as inspiration for our questions! Based on FOUR YEARS of wishlist’s, we go through, read off, and assign a percentage…

I remember being a Zelda fan during the darkest days of the Wii U. The console, an unmitigated disaster for Nintendo up til that point, had a singular bright spot, a light at the end of the tunnel if you will: Zelda Wii U. The game that we know would eventually go on to become Breath of the Wild was revealed in 2014, and promised a paradigm shift in how the Zelda series was to be played moving forward. We…

The year is 2018. After an amazing debut year, maybe the best year in Nintendo history even, the Nintendo Switch is looking to reload its barrels and blast off another great slew of great games for us to enjoy. Industry “insiders” start to claim that the Wii U ports of some classic Zelda games, Twilight Princess and The Wind Waker HD, are headed to Switch. It doesn’t happen. The year is 2019. The Switch is still rolling along nicely. Insiders…

What’s going on friends!? This week, we are diving head first into one of our most anticipated Zelda-like games in the last several years: Blossom Tales II: The Minotaur Prince! We were big fans of the first, so we had really high hopes for this sequel, and for the most part, it delivers! Come listen as we dissect the dungeons of the game, praise the overworld, review the items, and ask about the future of the Blossom Tales series as…

When it launched back in 2017 for the Nintendo Switch, Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King quickly became one of my favorite titles of the year. There was something about it that, in a year full of reinvention and new concepts for Zelda with Breath of the Wild, felt so familiar and charming to me. Nostalgic even. This was an adventure that wore its inspiration on its sleeve and fit right in with the classic 2D, top-down Zelda games of years…