Category: Games

I watched my younger siblings play Skyward Sword on the Wii when I was in high school. This gave me the opportunity as a non-player to experience the story enough to develop an attachment to the narrative (and also to the music on the lovely 25th Anniversary Special Orchestra CD that came with the game) during the first few years following the game’s release. I finally decided to play my own way through Zelda‘s “origin story” when Skyward Sword HD…

It’s cardboard day. As you’re hauling all your old Amazon boxes to the curb, have you ever stopped to think of all the things this cardboard could be recycled into? Sure, many of us made cardboard rocket ships when we were young. But did you ever think it could become something as cool as Link’s Master Cycle Zero from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? I didn’t, not until I saw Crafty Transformer‘s latest video on YouTube. This…

While the wait for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the longest we’ve experienced across mainline titles (as I explained in my previous post), it was very nice to receive Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity back in 2020. Unlike its predecessor, this game had a direct connection to a specific mainline title Breath of the Wild. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity provided us the story of what “actually” happened 100 years before Link’s awakening in The…

I don’t know about you, but the first time I heard a devastatingly terrifying piano tune while taking a peaceful stroll through Hyrule Field, I legitimately screamed. Although Guardians grew less scary as I progressed during my first playthrough of Breath of the Wild, and I was able to effortlessly defeat them by the end, the fear they struck into my soul in the beginning when Link was basically unarmed and wearing nothing but a paper-thin shirt was a force…

If you’ve listened to the Champions’ Cast even a little, you probably know that The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is Andy’s least favorite Zelda game, so this week, we asked YOU to send us questions about the 3DS title for us to unpack. In addition to explaining why Andy thinks Tri Force Heroes is a bad Zelda game, the gang answer questions like what did they think of the totem mechanic, what their favorite outfit from the game…

You’ve probably experienced the sudden heart attack of walking past a decayed Guardian in Breath of the Wild (I’m looking at you Akkala Ancient Tech Lab Guardian…). But how would you feel if you saw a decayed Guardian in real life? Well, event goers of Megacon Orlando — including Zelda Dungeon’s very own Kristen Rosario — were treated to the breathtaking work of Allison Chase Cosplay and their amazing decayed Guardian build. I’ve personally been following this build on TikTok…

One of the most important aspects of the Zelda series is its music. Many fans can immediately recognize various melodies and leitmotifs from across the different games. Among video game franchises, the Zelda series is one of the most covered franchises, with various musicians translating the music into different genres and creating new arrangements of iconic songs. Whenever a musician or group of musicians uses their gifts to cover Zelda music, it is always a special treat. With this in…

Thirty-four seconds: that’s how much time was saved in the latest Breath of the Wild Any% speedrun world record. An Any% speedrun is just what it sounds like: a speedrun where the only requirement is that the player reach a game’s end credits, using whatever means necessary as long as they are achievable natively in-game. With that said, champion speedrunner Player 5 took advantage of various in-game tricks, glitches, and optimizations to finish Breath of the Wild faster than any person has…

With every new iteration in the franchise, the Zelda series finds some new way to innovate on itself. Some are smaller changes or developments, like Ocarina of Time to Majora’s Mask or Phantom Hourglass to Spirit Tracks. Others are huge sweeping changes, like the N64 era to The Wind Waker, or Skyward Sword to Breath of the Wild. While many of the fundamentals remain the same from entry to entry, the games still find ways to make themselves unique and…

While the kingdom of Hyrule is certainly the Zelda series’ most iconic setting, a handful of games have whisked Link away to other, stranger lands. These titles always have a unique air to them, as though they take place on the margins of the franchise. That may be because this practice is more common in the less-popular 2D entries, but I’ve always had an appreciation for the Zelda games that take players to these far off regions. Hyrule will still be there…