Category: Link’s Awakening

If you’re a fan of The Legend of Zelda, then you more than likely know and appreciate the masterful music that fills the many different adventures that this series has to offer. Legendary tracks, such as “Gerudo Valley”, “Saria’s Song”, and “The Ballad of the Goddess”, show us that Nintendo puts both love and care into the franchises that their customers love. Such content inspires fans to bring creations of their own to life. This woodwind arrangement from musician Josh…

On the cusp of the Zelda Dungeon event entitled Musical March Madness, we are reminded once again of the plethora of Zelda tunes and how the vast quality within them makes relative comparisons difficult. Musical March Madness pits songs against each other in order for one to be a reigning champion amongst the opinions of the Zelda fandom, but the competition really speaks to the amount of truly wonderful songs that have graced our ears over these past thirty-five years….

Etsy has become a breeding ground for talented and inspired artists. Spending an afternoon on the site can lead you to spend more money than you had originally anticipated, especially if you’re looking at Zelda goods. Many shops contain multitudes of items that are inspired by Zelda and other Nintendo games, but I believe KokiriCraigArt to be one of the most series-inclusive merchants for The Legend of Zelda artwork. KokiriCraigArt’s Etsy shop contains 37 art prints, with 30 of those…

Link’s Awakening, originally developed and released in 1993 for the Game Boy, received a lot of love in 2019 with a beautiful remake for the Nintendo Switch. Going from 2D to 3D, the game was transformed and given a beautiful new life, and a renewed interest for those of us who didn’t have the opportunity to play the original. Developed in the same 2D pixel style for the Game Boy Color, the Oracle games are actually quite similar to Link’s…

In many ways, Link’s Awakening was an ideal candidate for rerelease on Nintendo Switch. Many long-time fans love the game because it features a unique setting and contains many memorable characters. Additionally, the remake on Switch took away many of the restrictions that limited the original. For example, the remake was able to flesh out the sounds used in the soundtrack, a wonderful treat for Zelda music fans. This wonderful rendition of “Ballad of the Wind Fish” and “End Credits”…

A week ago, I asked in a Daily Debate what Zelda game should have been named differently, if any. This week I am asking the reverse inquiry, wondering not what Zelda game was subtitled the worst, but instead what Zelda game was subtitled the best. Although likely akin to choosing a favorite child, there is likely a set of words after the five iconic red letters that you feel truly encapsulates the spirit of the respective game, that balances the…

Update: Nintendo has announced that these Nintendo-themed toys are now available at Burger King restaurants in North America. From now until March 15th, participating Burger King locations in the United States, Canada, and parts of Latin America will offer one of six Nintendo toys — including one based on Link’s Awakening — with each King Jr Meal. Additionally, Burger King will be offering customers in the continental United States a chance to win a Nintendo Switch and a copy of the upcoming Super…

Did you enjoy Link’s Awakening for Switch but wish the art style wasn’t as smooth? Would you rather explore Koholint Island from a 1st or 3rd person viewpoint instead of a top-down view? Have you ever wished you could play a Zelda game in Minecraft? Well, Redditor u/pickledscones along with u/thelasteddieonearth have spent over 2 years developing a mod that painstakingly recreates the entirety of Koholint Island in Minecraft, including all of its characters and non-boss enemies!  This mod isn’t just a copy of the map though. Having finished the base design of the…

Zelda Dungeon’s YouTube Coordinator Gooey Fame is back for another thrilling season of Gooey’s Dungeon Dive. This season explores the dungeon design and creative principles found in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. The first episode features the classic dungeon Tail Cave and analyzes the various layouts, allusions to Zelda history, mini-bosses, and more. What makes Gooey’s episodes special is that they deliver intelligent insights with all the charm and connection of two friends catching up over coffee. I had a chance to…

Link’s Awakening has an important role in the history of the Zelda series. Not only was the 1993 title the first handheld Zelda game, but the limitations of the Game Boy resulted in a smaller scale Zelda project that was filled with unconventional characters and gameplay experiments. In many ways, Link’s Awakening set the stage for a game like Majora’s Mask, which would present a host of unusual characters and unconventional gameplay ideas. One of the charms of the game…