Category: A Link to the Past

Since its launch in September of last year, Nintendo Switch Online has stocked its digital library of NES games with a steady stream of updates. For instance, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link was added to the Switch Online service just last week. While getting free access to classic titles is certainly a perk of the service, many fans have expressed their desire to see games from other, more recent platforms added to Nintendo Switch Online, perhaps developing into a…

After Jamie’s triumphant return for the holidays, his New Year’s resolution is to take down Ganon! Join us in the penultimate episode of Jamie Plays Zelda and hear him tell tale of his struggle with Trinexx. Next time he will be facing down the big pig himself. So be sure to stay tuned! If you’d like to catch up with this season, check out this playlist. If you’d like to go back and watch season one, you can check out this playlist. If you…

The first major speedrunning marathon of the year, Awesome Games Done Quick, starts this Sunday! Hosted in Maryland, the week-long event is once again raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Since its inception, the Games Done Quick bi-annual events have raised over $16.5 Million for charity. This year, the featured Zelda titles are: Majora’s Mask, Any%. Run by popesquidward. Sunday 6th, 6:52PM. Twilight Princess, All Dungeons. Run by SkyBlueAether. Wednesday 9th, 2:35PM. Wind Waker HD, 100%. Run by Linkus7. Thursday 10th,…

I’m one of those people that love to stream game music while working at the computer. Tunes from video games help to motivate my creative juices while remaining mostly unobtrusive as they bleed into the background. And while a frantic battle theme or punchy boss theme may come through my speakers sometimes, I tend to enjoy the more subdued tracks while I work. For the Zelda fans that, like me, enjoy a chill soundtrack for their day-to-day life, a recent…

The Legend of Zelda series tells some of the greatest stories in video game history. And we, as fans, frequently fantasize about those stories being brought to the big screen. I’ve often heard calls for Nintendo to turn Ocarina of Time into a big-budget Hollywood film or to adapt A Link to the Past into an animated epic. But with video game movie blunders like the Super Mario Bros. movie always in the backs of our minds, we want to…

We witnessed a true Christmas Miracle yesterday as Santa delivered an all new Jamie Plays Zelda video to our Youtube channel! Watch and listen as Jamie describes his harrowing journey through the Ice Palace and Misery Mire. If you’d like to catch up with this season, check out this playlist. If you’d like to go back and watch season one, you can check out this playlist. If you want to check out more of our videos and series you can head on over…

The Magic Medallions – Bombos, Ether, and Quake – are unique items that have only appeared in A Link to the Past and Four Swords Adventures. Two of the three medallions are vital to the story progression of A Link to the Past and can unleash devastating spells. But as a plus, not only are these items necessary to complete the story, all three Magic Medallions are very useful items that can be used to clear out dungeon rooms and…

The Legend of Zelda has my favorite end credits sequences in video games and movies. Unlike most movies where I walk out a minute or two after the film is over, I always watch staff rolls in Zelda games right to the very end. Usually, these game’s credits/staff rolls include a new musical composition (or a combination of multiple themes arranged especially for the occasion) and the video/visual sequence take you on a trip through the different locations you have traveled…

Free running, also known as parkour, has gained quite a bit of popularity in gaming over the years, and Breath of the Wild especially has made great use of it. Being able to scale practically anything makes for easy traversal of the game’s massive overworld. And with YouTuber Ronnie Street Runs, that same parkour has been brought to life. Decked out in Link’s Champion Tunic and even sporting a nice looking Sheikah Slate, this free run video shows several real…

Just as Super Mario 64 helped solidify much of the Mushroom Kingdom’s identity, Ocarina of Time brought a lot to the table in terms of Zelda’s mythology. How fans generally expect Hyrule to look, sound, and feel is largely derived from Link’s first 3D adventure. For instance, most of the series’ iconic, recurring races — the Gorons, the Gerudo, the non-river Zoras — made their debut in Ocarina of Time. The game even serves as the root of the franchise’s three-way…