Category: A Link Between Worlds

What is happening, ZD fans? Are you ready to partake in another exciting edition of our Caption Contest? Skyward Sword‘s Ghirahim may have taken home Fall Brawl gold this afternoon, but the true champion of September — at least in the Caption Contest — has been A Link Between Worlds‘ Ravio. We’ve been celebrating this lovable goofball all month long, but, as they say, all good things must come to an end. Let’s conclude Ravio Month off in style, shall…

The momentum of Zelda news continues to soar! Music producer Mikel has announced the release date for the upcoming sequel to their Zelda & Chill series. As long as we have Zelda music, the possibilities are infinite for lofi remixes!  And so Mikel blesses us once again with Zelda & Chill III, which is ready for release on October 28th, 2022. As previously reported, the producer had provided us with a teaser of the project earlier this summer. Now, they…

Howdy, Zelda fans! I know we’re all stewing with anticipation for tomorrow morning’s Nintendo Direct, so why don’t we try to distract ourselves with another Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest? After hours of searching for the perfect Ice Rod screenshot for last week’s contest, my contest image folder is now full of silly photos featuring the one and only Ravio. So, to clear out the Ravio pile a little bit, the Caption Contest will be featuring nothing but A Link Between…

When developing the original Legend of Zelda game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, series creator Shigeru Miyamoto reportedly found inspiration in his childhood memories of exploring fields, forests, and caves in and around Kyoto, Japan. The child-like wonderment of exploration that such memories represent has continued to inform every other game in the Zelda series, and its universal message has connected with generations of fans all over the world. No member of the Zelda Dungeon staff can claim to have…

Despite having a rich legacy of inventive titles like A Link To The Past and The Minish Cap, the 2D, or top-down, side of the Zelda series has been dormant for almost a decade. The last original single-player top-down game (not a remake or remaster) was A Link Between Worlds, which released in 2013. A Link Between Worlds is an incredible game, and it has one of the most interesting new Zelda mechanics of the past decade: merging and moving…

This is something I’ve wanted to see for a very long time. Picture this, one of the new runes you get in Breath of the Wild 2 is the Rune of Two Dimensions. It allows Link to shed his depth and transform into the 2D version of himself from earlier installments. Now before you say anything, I know. They had something similar to this in The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds with Ravio’s Bracelet. That’s not quite what I…

Power, Wisdom, Courage — these three virtues of the Triforce establish what it means to be a true hero in the land of Hyrule. But to become worthy of them, specifically the Triforce of Courage, Link often has to bravely face many hardships and trials to prove himself. This particular side of the Sacred Triangles has always been my favorite of the three pieces, ever since I was little. I used to think I liked it so much because it’s…

Most Zelda fans have had gripes about the inclusion of certain companion characters in the series at one point or another. Navi’s “Hey! Listen!” heard one too many times in Ocarina of Time can be grating and distracting. Skyward Sword‘s Fi is a downright divisive character, with players often either loving her and her cool design as the spirit of the Master Sword, or hating her and her penchant for frequent interruptions and obvious information dumps. Other companions in the…

Minigames have been part of the Zelda series since the very beginning. Serving as brief distractions from the apocalyptic stakes of Link’s adventures, there has been no shortage of fun diversions to spend our rupees at. These minigames have generally been very engaging, or at least simple enough that they’re difficult to really mess up. As with all things, however, there are some major exceptions. Occasionally, Zelda minigames are poorly conceived or just not executed very well. Which Zelda minigame do you find most annoying? There…

Like the hardware they’ve been released on, Zelda games have come in many shapes and sizes. It was typical over the years for smaller, more modest releases to adorn Nintendo’s handheld systems, while major “main event” titles would receive a console release. With time, this line has become blurred. Former 3D powerhouses Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask have both received significantly overhauled 3DS rereleases, and the advent of the Virtual Console has brought many 2D classics to home consoles like the Switch. With a few…