Category: Link’s Awakening

The music in the Legend of Zelda series is iconic, to say the least. Recently though, I heard a version of one of the more recent themes in the franchise that really wowed me and got me thinking. The piece I’m referring to was a chiptune rendition of the song that played in the E3 teaser for the sequel to Breath of the Wild. It got me thinking about what other songs really sounded great in either their original form…

Although Hyrule has been host to many common household pets, such as dogs and cats, there are also a variety of animals unique to the series that you perhaps would want to take care of as one of your own. Despite their nocturnal tendencies, perhaps you would like a Remlit as a pet, the creatures from Skyward Sword with the ears of a mouse, the tail of a raccoon, and the behavior of a cat. Maybe you like the Keaton…

Link’s Awakening is one of the most charming, unique, and memorable games in the series. Even before its 2019 facelift for the Switch, it was routinely ranked in some people’s top handful of games in the series. Part of the game’s charm comes from the characters and locations across Koholint Island, and one notable character is Old Man Ulrira, who will talk to Link over the telephone at various spots across the island. You can visit him in his actual…

It’s music time again! Video game cover band The Game Brass has released their latest album. It is an ensemble selection of the Zelda series’ most popular music tracks titled Horns of Hyrule. On their Twitter page, the band announced that pre-orders of their album have opened.   It’s TIME! Pre-Orders for our newest album, “Horns of Hyrule”, are OPEN NOW! 🎶🎺 Music from The Legend of Zelda series, 11 tracks, 16-piece brass ensemble, features 40 brass playing friends, all…

No Zelda adventure takes place without a blade in hand, and most allow that primary weapon to be improved upon at least once. Starting with The Legend of Zelda, upgrading Link’s sword has always been one of the most satisfying moments in each game. Whether you’re a completionist or you rely on these upgrades to mitigate the game’s difficulty, ascending a sword’s power always comes with a palpable sense of strength. Which of these blade upgrades is your favorite? Specifically, we’re talking…

While Nintendo’s approach to The Legend of Zelda‘s 35th anniversary has, to many, seemed rather lackluster, fans far and wide have taken it upon themselves to go above and beyond in celebrating such a significant milestone for such an important video game series. All the Zelda love has even extended to big names in the entertainment business, such as those who recently appeared on the Everything But Wrestling podcast to discuss the series and its legacy. Last week, a panel…

Nintendo answered the cries of many long-time Zelda fans during today’s E3 Direct with the announcement of the retro-inspired Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda, launching November 12th, 2021!  Nintendo stated that the system celebrates the 35th anniversary of the franchise with three classic built-in games to play.  Included in the system are some of the earliest titles in the series: The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and Link’s Awakening. You’ll also get to play…

Link and the Wind Fish share a dream of Koholint Island in Link’s Awakening. The island was only ever part of their dream, but could Link ever return to Koholint again? Have you ever had a dream that you wished that you could return to? I know that I have, and I’ve even dreamed the same thing more than once. Dreams are often a weird and tricky topic to discuss, but I think that if we apply the idea of…

Link’s Awakening remains a beloved Zelda game among fans; the characters, the story, and the dreamy island of Koholint are still in our memories. At the end of the story, Link and the Wind Fish awake from their shared dream and they part ways. Link is still a character that has made it through the ages of Hyrule, but what about the Wind Fish? Does the Wind Fish still exist somewhere? Link was still stranded out at sea when he…

It’s a tried and true convention that has been copy-pasted over and over again across various forms of media. Whether it’s video games. movies, or television, the trope speaks to fairytales of a gallant and brave rescue, and it is those fairytales that inspired the premise for The Legend of Zelda and the games that came afterwards. In most Zelda games, a male protagonist named Link utilizes his courage in order to overcome the obstacles necessary to save Princess Zelda….