Category: Link’s Awakening

There have been a number of opinions shared about Link’s Awakening for Switch since its release in September this year. Most reviews were positive, a few were negative, and some were middle of the road. However, it’s likely there were none quite like this one from NormalBoots! At the beginning of November, NormalBoots uploaded a Drunk History style explanation of Link’s Awakening. The inebriated storytellers don’t dive into the history of the game like the allusion to Drunk History might…

There is a whole lot to enjoy about the Link’s Awakening remake for the Nintendo Switch, such as the amazing reworked music, the unique visuals, and the opportunity presented for younger Zelda fans to experience this classic game for the first time. However, one new feature that fans have not enjoyed as much in the remake has been the Chamber Dungeon. That’s why our crack team of Gooey and Mases have decided to discuss the changes that could be made to…

Hey, everybody! Guess what time it is. That’s right, it’s time again for Zelda Dungeon’s weekly Caption Contest. With the holiday season swiftly approaching — there are Christmas decorations in my supermarket already! — I am much more conscious of my family’s funds than I normally am throughout the year. I’ve got to be saving for all those presents I need to buy! Why can’t I be more like Link, who always seems to have a full wallet of Rupees…

Link’s Awakening has been a massive comercial success with 3.13 million units sold in less than twelve days. Overall, critics and fans have praised the game for its lush art style and for the smart tweaks made to the controls/inventory. Despite the overall positive reception, there has been a small but vocal constituency that believes Nintendo may have been too faithful to the 1993 original. These fans and critics assert that the game could have been even better if Nintendo…

Link’s Awakening, no matter which version you’re referring to, is considered by many to be one of the more underrated titles in the Zelda series. The score, the characters, and even the story itself all hold up to this day. With the recent release of the Switch remake, it’s only fitting that we take a look at some interesting facts about the title. All of this Link’s Awakening trivia comes to us today from the video game fact-collecting folks over at…

Animator ScottFalco has made a name for himself with his animated parodies of well-known speedruns. His videos showcase the almost game-breaking madness of some speedrun mechanics, and his recent Link’s Awakening DX parody is no exception. Not only does it poke fun at the strange characters and enemies in the game, it also provides a shockingly accurate representation of the absurd Dog House Glitch that speedrunners use to skip their way to the final boss. I’ve never seen a Link’s…

Welcome back to Zelda Runners – your bi-weekly dose of all things Zelda speedrunning. This week, we’re taking a look at some newly discovered glitches in the Link’s Awakening remake, and also highlighting some amazing events coming up later this month.   Now Playing Continuing with the wave of new leaderboards, the Link’s Awakening community have now finalized the ruleset for the remake’s Glitchless category. This category will ban any glitches (generally defined as anything that acts differently from the intended mechanic) and Out of Bounds (any…

Quality time looks different for each and every family. Some families go out for a picnic or play outdoors, while those with a game system in the household might try to beat the heck out of the next big game together. Nintendo knows that full well, as we can see in their latest commercial for the Switch and Switch Lite systems. Called “My Way”, the commercial features a father helping his daughter play through the Link’s Awakening remake. After beating the…

Hello, friends, and welcome to another Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest. The Halloween season is all wrapped up (I’ve already eaten too much chocolate), so you can expect some not-so-spooky screenshots for a while. You don’t have to be scared anymore. Anyway, ZD is now settling into the harvest season, which means we’re enjoying Pumpkin Soup and the like. Even our hero Link is taking advantage of nature’s bounty by snagging an apple or two in Link’s Awakening. Last Week’s Contest:…

When Nintendo shocked fans with the announcement of a completely remade Link’s Awakening for Switch, it joined a growing list of popular video game remakes, such as Resident Evil 2 and Final Fantasy VII. Opinions on the game’s new design were varied but the general consensus was great! With such a positive reception around the Link’s Awakening remake, it’s fair to wonder what other Zelda games could use a new coat of paint. Staying inside the idea of a remade…