Category: Link’s Awakening

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…

It’s finally over. After what seemed like several years worth of time in the last 365 days, we’re finally leaving the year 2020 behind us — a year that began with such promise and potential, but didn’t turn out the way anyone expected. As well as offering a big congratulations to everyone for simply making it through the year, we wanted to celebrate with one of our favorite annual traditions here at Zelda Dungeon: laying bare our hopes and dreams…

Although this past year coming to an end is surely a cause for celebration, we must not forget that the year was not all bad. In fact, as we look upon 2020 with a retrospective view, there are likely things that came out of the time that were actually very good. One of those things is this fan-made album by musician Aaron Grubb, which includes twelve remixed Zelda songs in total. The album, entitled The Legend of Zelda Collection, Vol….

Picture it, you’re going along with your quest, one to save Hyrule and rescue Princess Zelda and… Suddenly something really unexpected happens. You’re zapped for shoplifting, a man in spandex appears selling maps, you paid the Great Fairy to improve your gear only to get snogged. There’s no shortage of incredibly jaw-dropping moments in Zelda that make you ask “What in King Daphnes’ name just happened?” But the question is, which is the absolute weirdest moment of all? With entire…

In an effort to analyze the evolution of the Zelda series, YouTube’s Chyde began a 15 part series of videos in April of 2019, each one highlighting a different single-player Zelda game. The videos extensively delve into the pitfalls and perfections of many different Zelda games, while still keeping in mind how both the age of a game within the video game industry and his current retrospective impressions play a significant role in his judgement. The series starts by looking…

Too bad adult meals don’t come with toys! Burger King kid’s meals in Australia, Austria, and Germany will soon have toys inspired by popular Nintendo Switch games. Some of the toys featured are from Link’s Awakening, Splatoon, and Animal Crossing. It’s not clear from Burger King’s promotional images what all of the toys do, but the Animal Crossing one looks like a mini-maze for sure. I imagine that the Mario Kart toy is some kind of launching toy, but that’s…

“As the bright Hylian Sun heats the dancing sands of the valley, you must travel across the desert to fulfill your destiny. A gust of wind may push you back, but your courage will push you forward.” This beautiful call to adventure is the latest invitation to dream from Skull Kid Nico and reads as the caption below his lo-fi remix of “Gerudo Valley” from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. When asked about his inspiration, he explained that…

The Holiday Season is officially upon us! And, as the guy who wears a Santa hat in his staff photo all year around, I couldn’t be more excited! It’s that time of year when peoples from across the globe come together to celebrate with loved ones, enjoy perhaps a few days off, and, of course, indulge in the spirit of generosity. And though certain circumstances will make this year’s festivities look a little different from what we’re all used to,…

The games in the Legend of Zelda series are some of the greatest games ever created, often receiving perfect or near-perfect scores from fans and critics alike. Many consider the games in the series as untouchable and can’t even bear the thought of a remake, re-release or remaster. Over the years, though, Nintendo has shown that they are willing to re-visit classic masterpieces to allow new generations the opportunity to experience them, as well as give the games the added…