Category: Link’s Awakening

After completing A Link to the Past, I found myself clamoring for more. As a kid, I would often dream of what happened to Link after the credits rolled. In my mind, his adventures continued, but with a far grander cast by his side. He had the help of his uncle, Princess Zelda, and many other NPC characters who I had grown to love during my many play throughs. I could’ve written books about it (and should’ve). Then came Link’s Awakening. Link’s…

Music is as central to Zelda as any aspect of the franchise. Spooky, heroic, or atmospheric, The Legend of Zelda uses music masterfully, injecting emotion into the epic adventures taken by Link. One of the most iconic songs in the series is “Midna’s Lament,” which plays as Wolf Link races to Princess Zelda with the Imp half dead, carried on his back. Now thanks to musician and YouTube content creator Andrew, who goes by Modded Marimba, Zelda fans can enjoy a unique…

It’s been over a week since the end of the 11th annual Zelda Dungeon Marathon. The event was a smashing success, gathering dozens of ZD staffers and special guests over the course of eight days and resulting in $16,212.61 USD raised for the charity Starlight Children’s Foundation. It is an overwhelmingly positive result for such a chaotic week, however the chaos still remains in Twitch archives as well as our memories. As an attendee, it is especially hard for me…

You could say that music is the life blood of the Zelda series. The inclusion of diagetic music (referring to melodies that can be heard not just by the audience, but the characters as well), and its impact on the story and gameplay makes the series truly special. Link can learn a variety of melodies across numerous instruments like the ocarina, harp, trumpet, guitar, and drums. So what’s your favorite instrument to play? To me, the ocarina has become synonymous…

Maybe it’s because information on Breath of the Wild 2 has been scarce and an official release date hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s easy to forget that we haven’t had a total drought of Zelda content. With the Skyward Sword remake last year, the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity spinoff a year before that, and the Link’s Awakening remake before that, there’s been a somewhat steady and consistent stream of Zelda game releases. It’s been great! But in the early 2000’s,…

Minigames have been part of the Zelda series since the very beginning. Serving as brief distractions from the apocalyptic stakes of Link’s adventures, there has been no shortage of fun diversions to spend our rupees at. These minigames have generally been very engaging, or at least simple enough that they’re difficult to really mess up. As with all things, however, there are some major exceptions. Occasionally, Zelda minigames are poorly conceived or just not executed very well. Which Zelda minigame do you find most annoying? There…

Welcome back for another week of the freshest Zelda podcast around! Today, Andy and Al are taking a look over the series and trying to identify which dungeons mini-bosses are actually way cooler than the final boss of the dungeon. Dark Link? Yeah, way cooler than Morpha. Dangoro? Fyrus doesn’t even come close to matching that fight. On and on, until we have a definitive list of ultra cool mini-bosses, some of which may surprise you. Plus, we give some…

I love coming across relaxing instrumental covers of my favorite video game music. I sometimes use it to unwind after a long day, it’s also not uncommon for me to pop in my earbuds during my day to get a little bit of escapism out of the music. While listening to this piano and flute cover of “Ballad of the Windfish” performed by cover artist MusicMike512, featuring Madalyn Music, I knew this would fit perfectly into my rotation of video…

With no E3 and the fate of the next Nintendo Direct uncertain, things may seem rather dry for Zelda fans; though that needn’t be the case with the now-running Summer Games Done Quick 2022. Summer Games Done Quick, or SGDQ, is an annual speedrunning marathon which raises money for charity. SGDQ, the sister event to the annual Awesome Games Done Quick, is organized by Games Done Quick, which has been raising money through speedruns for over 10 years. This year’s…

Attention Zelda fans of Canada! A huge sale has been announced by Nintendo of Canada, featuring dozens of digital games including The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda + Cadence of Hyrule Season Pass. You’ll want to act fast because the sale ends July 6th, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. 🚨 Save up to 50% on a big ol’ super selection of games & DLC for the Nintendo Switch system!…