Category: A Link to the Past

Awesome Games Done Quick, a week-long speedrunning marathon raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, concluded over the weekend. The marathon’s final day was chock-full of amazing speed game showcases, but the highlight was arguably the A Link to the Past: Randomizer swordless race. Two the world’s most prolific ALttP runners raced through the SNES classic, rushing their way to an encounter with Ganon without quite knowing where certain tools, pieces of equipment, or essential quest items were hiding. A…

This week, from January 7th to January 14th, Games Done Quick is hosting their annual Awesome Games Done Quick speed runs for charity event, featuring several games and franchises all to raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. One of the main staple franchises shown at each AGDQ as well as its sister event, Summer Games Done Quick, is the Legend of Zelda, with the games and runs shown this year being a 100% run of Ocarina of Time, a…

In the speedrunning community, Awesome Games Done Quick is something of a Superbowl. The week-long marathon, benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation, features runners from all around the world as they showcase the skips, glitches, and exploits that allow them to finish our favorite games as quickly as possible. This year’s event, which began yesterday and runs until Saturday, has a ton of fun in store, not the least of which being a handful of Zelda speedruns. Awesome Games Done Quick…

Throughout the Legend of Zelda series, one thing that players frequently look forward to is discovering and using new items. While there are many classic and fan-favorite items such as the Hookshot and the Bow, there are plenty of items that made an appearance in only one or two games in the franchise, and such items have been lost to time. In Oracle of Seasons and Four Swords, there was an item called the Magnetic Gloves that could be used…

MichaelBtheGameGenie recently uploaded a video on The Legend of Zelda franchise and a few of its competitors’ copycat games. Surprisingly, there were only a few titles that Michael focused on, and most of those titles featured specific Zelda elements, except for one or two games that were not mere clones, but were inspired by what The Legend of Zelda series did for video gaming. Another common thread that Mike found interesting was the fact that these Zelda copycat games were mostly enjoyable to play. Out of…

The evolution of storytelling in video games has been both a gradual and explosive process over the past thirty years. Older games tended to have simplistic stories at best, while games in the present tend to have sweeping, cinematic tales that span the multimedia spectrum. The Zelda series since its inception has toed the line in between the two extremes. For fans though, Zelda‘s story has been a hotly contested topic even before the controversial introduction of the timeline. Today, we’re debating two…

A Link Between Worlds is the sequel to a Link to the Past and was released over twenty years after the original game came out. Despite the considerable time gap between release dates, A Link Between Worlds was met with positive reviews, carving its own path as a unique installment with new, fun gameplay features while having elements of its classic predecessor, and I enjoyed the game immensely as a result. The Wall Merging mechanic is really fun and easily…

The Champions’ Ballad DLC is finally here and Zelda fans aren’t the only ones celebrating. My Nintendo is offering some great Zelda inspired rewards, including two wallpapers featuring images related to the DLC; Link on the Master Cycle Zero and a group shot of the five champions, each going for 50 Platinum Points. These will be up for grabs until March 31st, 2018, so don’t miss your chance to snatch them! Also available for a short amount of time are…

Zelda has an impressive amount of items in each of its games, ranging from useful tools to help traverse a dungeon to lifesaving… milk? Among these items are two distinct consumables usually requiring an empty bottle of some sort to contain them; Blue potions and fairies. Both of them provide some rather unique benefits to our adventuring hero. First debuting in The Legend of Zelda, fairies have been a mainstay in the series since the very beginning. While their effects vary in…

It’s finally here! It’s with great pleasure and pride that we at Zelda Informer welcome all you Zelda fans to Zelda Informer’s Best Zelda Ever: 2017 Edition! It’s been awhile since the last time Zelda Informer put together a list like this, and in that time, a lot has happened. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was finally released; longtime editors left, while new editors joined; opinions changed, games aged for better and for worse; and even Zelda…