Category: Games

Hello and welcome back to another week of your favorite Zelda podcast. This week, we chat about Nintendo’s Mini Direct, what games they announced that we’re looking forward too, if we were satisfied with all the announcements, and more before shifting our ficus to the 3DS and remembering what a great system it was for Zelda games and for great video games in general! Come hangout with us, and get ready for a slew of Majora’s Mask content to come…

Ocarina of Time brings up many great memories for me. It was the first game I ever preordered after following months of coverage in various magazines. My 1.0 version, gold cart still sits proudly on my gaming shelf, and the memories live forever. Some of my fondest memories came from the expertly-composed soundtrack from the legend, Koji Kondo. Clearly, I wasn’t the only one with these memories, and in 2017, a Kickstarter campaign was launched for Hero of Time, an…

Animal Crossing: New Horizons brought a plethora of new customization options to the franchise. You can move buildings, build bridges, and climb to new heights! And let’s not forget custom designs. The QR Code system is back with the ability to import designs from New Leaf. With all these wonderful options, you could recreate your favorite Zelda locations! Special Zelda furniture items are sure to make a comeback too. Imagine, creating your very own Outset Island or Kakariko Village! Or, on…

Hey there, all you lovely people! How does a Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest sound to help you pass the time while social distancing? I didn’t need to search too long for a suitable image for this week’s contest, as ZD’s stellar social media team recently posted an image of a certain character from Majora’s Mask to which all those withstanding the coronavirus can relate. This character is desperate for some paper, but it would seem that such paper is at…

One of the most enduring aspects of Link’s Awakening‘s legacy is undoubtedly its music. Equal parts familiar and eccentric, it’s definitely unique among other soundtracks of the franchise. It’s also ripe for incredibly talented individuals like Robin Appelqvist to examine and put their own creative twist on its well-known pieces. Channeling the legendary Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi, Robin has taken “Mabe Village” and re-imagined it as a poignant, piano-laden arrangement. It’s incredibly calming, and I’d urge anyone that enjoys the…

I love the 80’s. I love the styles, the television shows, the movies, and especially the music. So imagine my surprise when I happened to stumble upon a particularly awesome remix of “The Great Fairy’s Fountain” done in the synthwave style of my favorite decade. YouTube user Ryanimal has taken one of the most recognized recurring themes of the Zelda franchise and given it a gnarly, synth-infused spin that retro enthusiasts like me are sure to love. After listening to this,…

Highlights of the Zelda series, such as Ocarina of Time or Breath of the Wild, stand as staples of the franchise. As a result, however, they tend to outshine other gems, as other games are pushed to the “back burner” and regarded with less value. Whether judging based on nostalgia, quality, accessibility, or attention in the media, some Zelda games tend to fall through the cracks. I would say that Spirit Tracks or The Minish Cap never quite get the…

||  Previous Chapter  || How can something that large move so quickly? I staggered back, still clutching Carter’s mask. Such a silly inclination really, to be protective over the remains of a man who tried to kill me. Azamuku gritted his teeth and clapped twice. Within seconds, a gigantic black disc appeared and the golden serpent bounced back. It shook its head and hissed at the mage. “So, the Goddesses send light spirits to do their dirty work now? Are they…

To say that Breath of the Wild bucked a lot of Zelda tropes and traditions is an understatement. From its open-world structure that allowed you to tackle each of its four dungeons in any order to the inclusion of the series’ first motorcycle, the game wasn’t afraid to go boldly into uncharted territory. One of the biggest changes, in my opinion, was how BotW handled the inclusion of Link’s special abilities. From the offset of the adventure, you’re given a singular device that allows…

Two of the Nintendo 64’s most beloved games have come together thanks to a mod by Kaze Emanuar. The finished product is Super Mario 64’s Shifting Sand Land level recreated within Ocarina of Time and aptly named the “Shifting Sand Dungeon.” It is as faithfully recreated as possible with Ocarina of Time’s assets and looks like fun to play through.  You can download this mod here to play it yourself. Emanuar is an active modder with quite a few Zelda…