Category: A Link to the Past

The Dark World from A Link to the Past is a mysterious and threatening place, filled with all kinds of danger. Once a Sacred Realm, this place is completely distraught thanks to the evil of Ganon. The grass is withered, the water is toxic, and the landscape has been ripped asunder by the Dark King of Evil. This place is nowhere happiness wants to live, yet this new remixed version of the Dark World’s theme makes you think otherwise. I…

There are several things I can always count on to start a new year: first, the bitter cold of the American Midwest; second, Hockey season in full swing. And finally, I have a full week of gaming speedruns to watch! The AGDQ 2020 speedrunning marathon has come and gone, having raised $3.16 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Among many notable runs, one of the highlights was the Legend of Zelda relay race. Nine runners went head-to-head, trying to finish…

In terms of both story and gameplay, the final boss is an adversary that is highly-anticipated. Commonly the main villain, their threat has been seen throughout the course of the game, whether it’s in a constantly-falling moon or the onset of twilight. As a major event that has been built up over a considerable amount of time, the final bosses of Zelda games are not without their challenges. It can be especially frustrating to be so close to finishing a game and not…

I’ve done a few speedruns, but I wouldn’t call myself a speedrunner. There are so many amazing speedrunners out there, and I am always amazed to watch them have a go at Zelda games! You can check out some awesome speedruns on Games Done Quick, and the Zelda Dungeon Marathoners often run our favorite Zelda games at a quick pace! So here’s the question; what is your favorite Zelda game to speedrun or watch as a speedrun? Last Summer’s Games…

A music mashup can be like having a pickle with a pastrami sandwich. You wouldn’t think two completely different items could clash together so well, but for some reason they just do. So take it from us when we say that you wouldn’t think cake, beaches, and the Zelda series could mesh together so well. The Chongo Show provides this musical mashup of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U‘s reworked version of the Dark World theme and a cover of DNCE’s…

Being the Hero of Hyrule, Link’s courageous acts for the kingdom usually feature an encounter with Princess Zelda. As there are only two Zelda games where the princess does not make a physical appearance, the pair seem to be tied by fate. Although Link and Zelda reincarnate together in the presence of evil forces in most titles, A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Breath of the Wild connect them in a unique way. For example, in Ocarina of Time, Princess Zelda teaches…

  Many a musician have covered “Zelda’s Lullaby” in the almost 30 years since its first appearance in A Link to the Past. Composer Trevor Alan Gomes found himself likewise inspired to release his own take on the classic tune earlier this month when he streamed an improvised jazz cover of “Zelda’s Lullaby” live on his Twitch channel. The session was uploaded to YouTube where all can enjoy the smooth, freeform rendition that mixes Gomes’ personal flare with the song’s…

I have always loved Zelda games for having distinct overworld themes that are instantly recognizable and somehow fitting each game perfectly. Although A Link to the Past and Spirit Tracks are among my favorites, Twilight Princess’ overworld theme harnesses a certain daring and reckless adventurous spirit that hurls a player forward. Content creator Vector U has captured this wonderfully in their remix of the song. The remix features all the different moving parts of the dynamic theme, even adding “Midna’s Lament” at the…

I can’t believe it’s that time already, but here we are: it’s time for Zelda Dungeon’s 2019 Edition of the Best. Zelda. Ever! Two Zelda games were released this year — one a remake, and one a spinoff — but maybe most crucially, the next mainline installment of the series was teased at E3 when Nintendo revealed the sequel to Breath of the Wild was to be released! Exciting times are ahead for Zelda fans no doubt, but let’s focus…

It’s undeniable that music plays an integral role within the Zelda franchise. From the sweeping melody that is the main theme, to the dour dirge that you’re met with when confronting Ganon, there’s a track that will appeal to everyone. Having just recently wrapped up another annual playthrough of my all-time favorite entry, A Link to the Past, I was reminded of a particular arrangement that affects me on a deeper level than any other in the series. To put things…