Category: Games

With Halloween just around the corner, there are a wide variety of places to go for horror-themed thrills. From watching monster movies, to carving Jack-o-Lanterns, to of course playing scary games like Slender or Silent Hill, there’s no shortage of scares. Aside from a few places in the Zelda universe, the series is not one that comes straight to mind as horrific or scary. However, sometimes there are places that fit the bill perfectly. It’s not often we get a…

Link’s Awakening‘s opening sees Link wake up in Marin and Tarin’s home and enter the prosperous town of Mabe Village. This village provides players a first taste of what Koholint Island has to offer in terms of unique citizens. Likewise, the music that fills your ears in Mabe Village provides a sampling of the game’s entire amazing score. With the remix we’re listening to today, the tune now sounds more like Link is visiting a block party. This reworked version…

Part One | Having just parted with Marin and waking up the sleepy Walrus, I found myself in Yarna Desert. I defeated the Desert Lanmola and got the Angler Key, and I then checked the guide for what I should do next. While the next main dungeon of the game is Angler’s Tunnel, I instead opted for the Color Dungeon! Let me start by saying that I spent five minutes trying to access the dungeon itself. I pushed on every…

Link, the hero of the Zelda series, has had a voice for over two decades now. While he still doesn’t talk much, we’ve heard his screams, grunts, and cries in a handful of Zelda titles. He’s been portrayed as a dashing young man in games like Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, and Skyward Sword, and he’s been portrayed as a courageous child in games like Majora’s Mask and The Wind Waker. Several voice actors have stepped into the Link role…

Being whisked away to a mysterious tropical paradise may sound like a great time, but for Link in Link’s Awakening, such an adventure wasn’t really so great. His journey across the surreal Koholint Island was nothing short of a challenging and epic quest. An epic quest, mind you, that also gave us an amazing soundtrack. Take the “Ballad of the Wind Fish” for instance, which remains a highlight of Link’s Awakening‘s iconic score. This Electro cover of “Ballad of the Wind Fish”…

It’s spooky season everyone, and spooky season means that Halloween is right around the corner. You may already have your costume, but if you don’t, it’s not too late to start thinking about one. Which begs the question: what Zelda character would you dress up as for Halloween if you were to go as one? Personally I already have my costume (I’m going as a dinosaur), but if I had to choose, I would do as a gender bent Link…

Today marks the release of Overwatch on Nintendo Switch. And while this news may not normally be relevant on a Zelda website, a recent fan-made trailer has us excited for a dream crossover between The Legend of Zelda and Blizzard’s popular team shooter. Moon Studios’ visual effects artist Etienne POV recently unveiled an exciting what-if trailer featuring Link as a guest character in Overwatch. Based on a concept by Shiro Games’ Jeremy Vitry and a follow-up 3D render by Super…

Strap in for a wild ride with the gang as they take a trip through Zelda history and talk about which games they would want to see remade. We power rank each game up until the Wii era and discuss if they need a remake, what quality of life improvements each game could make, what art style would be best for each one, and so much more! Make sure that you don’t miss this one!   Podbean | iTunes | Download Follow the Champions’…

Nintendo has built a reputation on being an innovative, revolutionary gaming company. From creating a motion control-themed console like the Wii to creating a hybrid console, the company has no problem bucking industry trends. Overall, this means that Nintendo is not afraid to make things that might be called weird, wacky, or unusual. Within The Legend of Zelda series, the label of “weird” or “unusual” is often brought up with two key games: Link’s Awakening and Majora’s Mask. Link’s Awakening,…

Despite Link’s Awakening‘s overwhelmingly positive reception, one feature that has divided fans is the blur filter that surrounds the remake’s in-game camera. For some, this filter effect is a nice addition to the diorama-inspired landscape of Koholint Island. For others, though, the effect is a not-so-welcome annoyance. A collaboration between MelonSpeedruns and Rodrigo (a GPU developer from the Yuzu emulation team), the “No DOF Blur” mod for Link’s Awakening has been created to remove all of the tilt-shift, edge blur,…