Category: A Link to the Past

It’s that time of the week again! Time to catch up on everything that’s been going on in the Zelda speedrunning community! This week, we’re discussing movement options and optimizations in A Link to the Past, and having a chat with an Ocarina of Time 3D moderator. Let’s get started! Now Playing The Legend of Zelda community are gearing up for their 2019 tournament, this time with a twist! The tournament will consist of three different categories – Any%, 100% No Up+A, and Swordless. Not only does…

Since its use as the Player/Menu Select theme in A Link To The Past, “Fairy Fountain” has become one of the most iconic and well-known Zelda songs. The song is so popular that it was even played live at The Game Awards by the band Imagine Dragons and Koji Kondo in 2014. Over time, the song has been covered countless times, with most of covers focusing on the serene sounds established by its original incarnation. This version by Michael Mac…

One of the most popular tracks in the Zelda series (as proven by our ongoing March Madness brackets) is A Link to the Past‘s Dark World Theme, which plays in the distorted Sacred Realm. The theme is instantly recognizable, and for many is a strong reminder of their time playing this game. Youtube Musician Huskybythegeek has enhanced this track in his metal cover, by using an array of electric guitars and an added percussion line. With this harsher instrumentation, the theme comes to…

Welcome back to Zelda Runners, your bi-weekly lowdown on everything Zelda speedrunning. An action packed article this week, as we bring you the latest developments in the Wind Waker HD any% category, and an interview with a randomizer newbie! On top of this, we see the return of the Top 5 segment, this time taking a look at the Hardest Zelda Speedruns. Be sure to check it out! Now Playing This week a brand new patch for the Majora’s Mask Randomizer was released. V1.1 brings multiple large bug fixes,…

Hello everybody and WELCOME to Zelda Dungeon’s MUSICAL MARCH MADNESS. The premise is simple: 64 songs will go head to head in a series of single elimination matches, with the winner advancing to the next round, until there is only ONE song left standing that can be called the Greatest Zelda Song Ever. This post will be updated DAILY with new match-ups, so make sure you bookmark it. Polls will last 24 HOURS, STARTING AND ENDING AT 5 PM PACIFIC…

The accordion is an instrument that doesn’t get much love, so it’s always great to see musicians such as Jackson Perodi showing off the unique instrument’s style. This cover of “Dark World” from Link’s first 16-bit adventure, A Link to the Past, is a real treat! This peppy remix showcases both the enjoyable sound of the accordion, as well as gives us something new to listen to while traversing A Link to the Past‘s more sinister side of the world….

For better or worse, we’ve seen a lot of classic Zelda games get remakes over the years, or receive some sort of spiritual sequel. From A Link to the Past getting a revamped 3DS outing in A Link Between Worlds, to The Wind Waker HD, and even to the duo of 3DS titles that brought the N64 classics to the forefront for a contemporary audience. Let’s just say it’s something Nintendo likes to do a lot. And why not? These are gleaming games,…

A Zelda fan’s wallet never seems to get a break. Online retailer Merchoid recently added two officially licensed Zelda products to their website. Both the the battery-powered Legend of Zelda: I Need Some Healing Potion Jar Light and the Legend Of Zelda: Time To Save Hyrule Triforce Alarm Clock are available for preorder right now. The Legend of Zelda: I Need Some Healing Potion Jar Light stands at 15cm (around six inches) tall and cycles between five different colors: red, blue, green, orange,…

Alongside all of the other innovations Breath of the Wild brought to the Zelda series, it also saw the return of the Fire Rod (alongside various other elemental Rods). The Fire Rod’s first appearance was all the way back in A Link to the Past and, aside from one-offs here and there, magical items and weapons have been few and far between ever since. Some of the earlier 3D games featured a Magic Meter, but this was used mainly for spells, rather than weapons. Breath…

Welcome back to Zelda Runners, your bi-weekly instalment of everything Zelda speedrunning. This week, in celebration of the newly announced Link’s Awakening remake, I’ll be delving into the world of the original’s “Kennel Glitch”, and I’ll also be chatting with an Ocarina of Time 3D Master Quest runner. Sound good? Grab your tea and biscuits, get comfy, and read on… Now Playing Here’s what’s been going on this week: A new Majora’s Mask randomizer was released. Functioning in a similar manner to the Ocarina of Time counterpart, unfortunately the release version…