Category: Link’s Awakening

The Intro Dungeon: a games first dungeon that acts both as a tutorial as to how the rest of the game plays, and as a standalone experience. That’s our definition anyways, so with that in mind, the gang discuss the 5 best intro dungeons in the series and give some honorable mentions to strong opening “areas”. We also shoot on the worst intro sections (no points for guessing mine) and what made them so lackluster. Come have fun as Corey…

One of the strangely appealing aspects to Animal Crossing is real time changes and limited events. As the seasons move, the virtual world moves with you. Spring fades into the heat of summer, and waking up to see the first snowfall of your virtual year is always thrilling. Anyone who plays mobile games knows that limited time in-game events around holidays can be quite exciting! So, how could a real-world calendar mechanic change gameplay in a Zelda title? There are plenty…

There is something that is effortlessly charming and endearing about Link’s Awakening on Switch. The animation pops off the screen, transporting players to the vibrant world of Koholint. I would love an animated show in style of Link’s Awakening… Or The Minish Cap… Or, really, any of Nintendo’s superb cartoon designs. The happy animated styles always make me wistful for a bowl of cereal and Saturday morning cartoons. And I feel the exact same way every time I see the…

One of the best things about the Zelda community is the passion that comes from each and every fan. Whether it’s fervor for gameplay, collecting merchandise, or getting our creative funk on, each of us has our own way of celebrating the series. One fan in particular has done something extra special and brought our beloved Zelda universe to life in the form of stunning dioramas. AnimeLamps, who is currently participating in Linktober’s Creator Con as CeboCrafts, uses materials such…

The Legend of Zelda series is about to celebrate its thirty fifth anniversary in 2021. The long running series has left a huge mark on gaming. Because of its long and continued excellence, the series has multiple generations of diverse fans from across the world. The community surrounding the series has developed a great deal in the past thirty years, and it is amazing to see how the series and its fan base have grown. I’ve been an avid Zelda…

Having recently completed Link’s Awakening for Switch, I’ve been diving into the finer aspects of dungeon design. For our Daily Debate today, I’d like to know I you enjoy Dampé’s dungeon creator? At first, I couldn’t get the hang of connecting rooms and my eardrums were ringing with an incessant beeping noise. Eager to get on with the game, I ignored Dampé for quite a while. It was only much later on when searching for heart pieces that I returned…

The first ten dungeons of our Top 50 dungeons are down below! Make sure to check back next week when 10 more are revealed! Let’s get started!   50. Tower of Hera A Link Between Worlds The Tower of Hera in A Link Between Worlds is where the dungeons of the game really start to get good. Although it’s pretty short, I loved climbing the levels of the tower using the Hammer and the Moles, and I enjoyed the use…

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…

Secret endings are quite rare in the Zelda series, only popping up in a handful of titles. For the uninitiated, secret endings are a type of in-game reward players can receive after completing particular objectives. For example, in both versions of Link’s Awakening, the secret ending is a reward for completing the game without dying once. But are they satisfying? Any ending, secret or no, should feel rewarding to the player. A proper send off for all the time you…

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…