Category: A Link to the Past

Thanks to the ingenuity of Animal Crossing: New Horizons players, we’ve already seen numerous odes to the Zelda series. From the Hyrule Castle of Ocarina of Time to shareable designs, the community is on fire. While there currently aren’t any plans to give Link to the Past a proper remake, you can still explore the Dark World in 3D thanks to the AH community. So grab on to your ears, it’s time to get hopping! The video above, created by GameXplain, serves as a…

One of my favorite moments in the entirety of the Zelda franchise has to be the assault on Hyrule Castle after acquiring the Master Sword in A Link to the Past. For those unfamiliar, it’s at this point in the story that Link is racing to rescue Princess Zelda from the wizard Agahnim, who intends to send her into the Dark World. It’s a great sequence to play through for sure, but what really elevates things is the score that plays…

Entering the Great Fairy Fountain for the first time in A Link to the Past is a — pardon the pun — magical moment. While this isn’t the first Zelda game to feature such an area, it is the first to introduce us to the iconic Fairy Fountain theme. This music has such a warm, calming effect on the player that they almost forget that they’re on an adventure. And that feeling is definitely evident with this rather chill cover…

What is the greatest dungeon in the Zelda series? A simple question on the surface, but one with so many layers that it makes finding an answer almost impossible. How does one define ‘great’? Is it the dungeon layout? Perhaps the ways the dungeon item is implemented into the puzzles? Or is it the bombastic boss fight at the end? Surely the music and overall aesthetic play a part? And to be honest – what does being a dungeon in…

I’ll be the first to admit it—I am a heinously slow gamer. Breath of the Wild took me almost two years to beat, and I only had the satisfaction of watching the end credits for A Link to the Past on the Switch two weeks ago. But, how long is too long to complete a game? While I firmly believe that there is no wrong way to enjoy games, there is an enormous amount of pressure to beat a title…

Being a big-time fan, commercials are never the first place I hear about a new Zelda game, but they can certainly hype me up as one gets close to launch. Whether or not they’ve convinced fans to pick up a new game, the Zelda series has quite a few iconic television ads. From heartwarming, to bizarre, creative, and catchy, we have a fantastic selection of commercials to choose from — but which one is the best? Get ready to open…

I will admit that I have not played every game in the Zelda series. Sadly, I don’t have access to a few titles, and there are others that I would rather have a physical copy of, as opposed to digital. Regardless, there are a decent handful of games that I have not played, and there are others that I have not finished altogether. I currently have three Zelda games that I am in the middle of, or have started. I’m…

Realism in games can work as a sort of double-edged sword. On one hand, experiencing a game that focuses on realistic characters and environments can give you a feeling of immersion. On the other hand, when a game becomes steeped in realism, anything out of the ordinary can seem jarring. Things like magic and monsters need a great deal of explanation and backstory. The supernatural, by definition, is out of the ordinary, and would need some kind of tangible defense….

If you’re like me, you’ve got a few display pieces around your home that show off your love of Zelda and video games in general. Whether it’s posters, framed magazines, or statues (they’re not action figures!), these displays of fandom really liven up a room and add a bit of personality representative of yourself and your tastes. Which brings me to some of the coolest Zelda-themed prints I’ve ever seen. Coming to us from Lyndon Willoughby, we have the “Legendary Hardware Print”…

I grew up with an NES and both original Zelda gold cartridge games. The scope and challenge of these games kept me occupied for hours on end, not to mention the years that followed. Reducing Ganon to a pile of ash felt like a rite of passage between my friends and myself. Yet, even with all the time I spent playing, I couldn’t best Adventure of Link. It wasn’t until my later teenage years when I revisited the game that…