Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2018:

Category: A Link Between Worlds

Throughout the Zelda games, Link has had the opportunity to don outfits of different colors and and styles, allowing the player to enjoy the various benefits and in some instances, negative effects that can influence the hero’s adventures in Hyrule. There are armor sets, like the Magic Armor from Twilight Princess, which makes the wearer invulnerable while draining rupees from their wallet, and tunics from Ocarina of Time that provide heat resistance and the ability to breathe under water. There is mail from A…

The Zelda Dungeon Marathon draws ever closer and the line up of runners and their schedule of Zelda games and timeslots can be seen here! The Marathon will kick off on Saturday 14th July at approximately 9am (central time) with Mases and Josh running through A Link Between Worlds. This will be followed by more of Zelda Dungeon’s own returning runners, racing through your favorite Zelda titles over the duration of seven fun filled days! This year’s Marathon will support Extra Life! So…

Since the release of The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo has presented fans with maps that show the kingdom of Hyrule and it’s ever changing landscape over the duration of multiple eras. If you look back at the first map in the franchise, it was certainly lacking in detail, but although it pales in comparison to the extensive map in Breath of the Wild, it was extremely well presented for its time. Other maps, such as that of Ocarina of Time, depict a more picturesque version of Hyrule,…

Ever since the beginning, The Legend of Zelda has always featured large explorable worlds, all with varying degrees of nonlinear progression. With recent games like A Link Between Worlds, and especially Breath of the Wild, Nintendo has gone further into creating largely nonlinear games. Many loved this completely fresh take, while others missed the old Zelda formula. In our most recent entry in our series, Hyrule Compendium, we discuss what degree of nonlinearity we’ve enjoyed throughout the series. What do…

Nintendo unveiled Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last week with a showcase of the myriad characters returning to the fray. Although only a few new characters were announced, series creator Masahiro Sakurai emphasized his team’s efforts to make as many of the 62 preexisting fighters feel fresh. Nowhere is that more apparent than with the game’s Zelda challengers, as several of them are sporting new designs and moves since their previous outing. Previous Super Smash Bros. entries based the Triforce trio…

A Link to the Past is a fantastic entry in the Zelda series that introduced many important gameplay and story elements in the series, among them being the Sages and Maidens, beings capable of sealing away Ganondorf. Subsequent games have included Sages and Maidens as well, with many of them featuring important character arcs that revolve around awakening their powers. In all of the games that Sages have appeared in since A Link to the Past – Ocarina of Time,…

Nintendo has been clear in recent years that it has sought to “rethink the conventions” of The Legend of Zelda. While many see Breath of the Wild as the outcome of that mission statement, this was something they have seemingly been messing around with in the past few games in the series. For example, in Skyward Sword there seemed to be an effort to mix up the gameplay of the dungeons and the overworld. This resulted in many of the areas…

Nintendo’s E3 Direct may have featured a couple other games, some fans are really looking forward to. But let’s face it: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stole the show, with new characters, new and returning levels, music, and plenty of The Legend of Zelda to keep us here at Zelda Dungeon writing for days. Two main features from our beloved series made their debut, even: Breath of the Wild Link and…wait…A Link Between Worlds Zelda? Okay. That one, I admit, I did not see coming. I expected Zelda…

Nintendo’s Direct at E3 2018 made quite the impression with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. True to its name, this is the ultimate package, offering every playable character from the entire franchise. New fighters are also being added, such as the Inkling from Splatoon and a new concept known as Echo Fighters (characters with similar abilities to other fighters). For example, an Echo Fighter to Peach was introduced in Daisy. Several characters are also sporting more recent looks, such as Princess Zelda…

Princess Zelda is back in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but this time, she has donned her look from A Link Between Worlds!  Elegant, charming, and not to be underestimated, our princess has a few new tricks up her sleeve, including a whole new Final Smash, “The Triforce of Wisom!” And yes, Sheik is back, too! Stay tuned for more details on Zelda, Smash, and other news from E3 2018’s Nintendo Direct! Source: E3 2018 Nintendo Direct