Category: Games

Despite the critical success and love Wind Waker has received over the years, its sequels aren’t regarded with much fondness. While Phantom Hourglass receives more criticism (for the right reasons, if we’re being honest), Spirit Tracks seemed to do better, but not by much. I played Spirit Tracks quite a bit, and made it through a decent chunk of the game, but not because of the story or characters. The only thing I was remotely interested in was rescuing bunnies for the…

Who doesn’t love a good crossover game from time to time? I remember losing my mind back in the day when I saw the commercials for Super Smash Bros. Beating up on other Nintendo characters as Link was immensely satisfying. We’ve seen Zelda and other Nintendo games have some pretty fun or goofy crossovers since then, which always leads us to dream up other potentially great mashups. On the newest episode of the Zelda Challenge, Kevin and I do exactly…

Formally known as Player’s Choice, the Nintendo Selects collection features many essential 3DS, Wii, and Wii U titles that have been made available for a reduced retail price. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds will be joining the Nintendo Selects family on February 5th alongside Super Mario 3D Land and Ultimate NES Remix, as all three 3DS classics will soon be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99. Nintendo announced the latest additions to the Nintendo Selects line earlier…

One of the most beloved characters in Breath of the Wild is Kass, the wandering minstrel. He is a Rito musician on a special journey, and players can meet him at the various stable locations, or at random places throughout the land of Hyrule. He is best known for his beautiful accordion theme that plays when he is nearby the player, and it is something that you can listen to for hours on end. If this theme happens to be…

Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition was recently unveiled for the Nintendo Switch. Scheduled to release this spring, the game will include every character, map, and mission from both the Wii U and 3DS versions of the game. I should preface that, aside from Breath of the Wild costumes for Link and Zelda, no new content has been announced for this iteration of the spin-off title. However, there’s no harm in sharing our deepest wishes for hypothetical DLC. If Nintendo and Koei-Tecmo…

ProtoMario uploaded a theory a few months ago that details whether or not Link from Hyrule could possibly know of Mario from the Mushroom Kingdom. He notes that when two games have the same director, then there might be areas for crossover. He suggests that Link’s Awakening provides some interesting Easter eggs that later serve as evidence for his theory. ProtoMario summarizes Link’s Awakening as a game in which Link makes up the world in his head, as it is a dream, but then,…

Awesome Games Done Quick, a week-long speedrunning marathon raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, concluded over the weekend. The marathon’s final day was chock-full of amazing speed game showcases, but the highlight was arguably the A Link to the Past: Randomizer swordless race. Two the world’s most prolific ALttP runners raced through the SNES classic, rushing their way to an encounter with Ganon without quite knowing where certain tools, pieces of equipment, or essential quest items were hiding. A…

With the turning of a year comes the promise of new beginnings. The time to eat healthier, maybe hit the gym more. The time to go on the big trip you’ve always wanted to go on. The time to actually finish the fifty-seven games you bought last year during the Steam Christmas sale but never actually got around to playing. The time… for New Year’s Resolutions. Of course, being that we’re already two weeks into January, it’s fair to say…

The Zelda series is very unique in that it does not have a universal art style that is retained from game to game. Rather, each title opts to present its world in its own unique way and takes bold artistic risks accordingly. In this way, a single series has been able to explore stylized realism in Twilight Princess, cartoonish whimsy in The Wind Waker, and bold impressionism in Skyward Sword. If you’ve ever wondered why The Legend of Zelda has…

For years, The Legend of Zelda series has always had some linear aspects to its games. The story always pointed you in a specific direction while allowing you to explore as you journeyed. The secrets contained in each game were hinted at or pointed out in one way or another, such as a cracked wall or an out-of-place stone. However, the original Zelda back on the NES had none of that. The game placed many dungeons in places that could technically be accessed…