Category: Link’s Awakening

While the kingdom of Hyrule is certainly the Zelda series’ most iconic setting, a handful of games have whisked Link away to other, stranger lands. These titles always have a unique air to them, as though they take place on the margins of the franchise. That may be because this practice is more common in the less-popular 2D entries, but I’ve always had an appreciation for the Zelda games that take players to these far off regions. Hyrule will still be there…

Last month, IGN, in partnership with Rogue Games, debuted a new game jam competition series titled Rogue Jam. Indie developers from around the world submitted unreleased games late last year for a chance at publishing opportunities with Rogue Games as well as big cash prizes, including a $500,000 USD grand prize. Rogue Jam‘s panel of judges — including former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aimé — have spent the last few months picking the show’s top contenders, and each new…

For a series entitled The Legend of Zelda, it’s interesting that a handful of its games don’t feature the titular princess in a prominent way. Although later installments like Breath of the Wild and Skyward Sword include her more, focusing on her character development, strength, and role in Hyrule, it’s notable that Princess Zelda is hardly even mentioned in some titles! For example, I have always found it odd that Majora’s Mask is considered a Zelda game when it has almost nothing to do…

Do you have a blank spot on your wall in need of some great artwork? Well, if you love The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, then this piece would be perfect for your home. This wooden rendition of the original Game Boy box is made by Etsy creator LightOp. The signs are laser cut and hand assembled out of solid wood, so each one will have its own unique look. This one costs approximately $147.35 CAD ($114.15 USD). Seeing that…

Every year, I try to replay most of the games in the Zelda series, especially my favorites. It’s a tradition that makes me happy and allows me to see how my interpretation of the games changes over time. I’m not sure if I have been feeling more sentimental of late or what, but as I just finished my most recent play through of Twilight Princess, I was shocked at how sad I was at the end (which is hilarious because I’ve seen the end…

I know, I know, “who uses postcards anymore”, right? Well I’m sure plenty of people out there do, and if not, come on, these Koholint Island postcards from StephologyShop over on Etsy are pretty dang cool! The artwork is awesome, and it would be nice to send these out to family or friends over the holidays or for a special occassion. It would also be worthwhile to simply have one to put on display. The seller is from Canada, so…

The Ocarina of Time modding scene is certainly filled with a variety of ways to enjoy the game. For the most part, the unofficial ports and mods for the game exist for one of two reasons: to enable playability or for humor. In the case of this latest mod, made possible in a recently released unofficial PC port, we absolutely have one made with the aim of humor. This add-on for the Ocarina of Time PC port Ship of Harkinian makes the…

If you’re anything like me, when Nintendo dropped the reveal of their remaster of Link’s Awakening for Switch, you probably made loud, piercing noises of excitement, too. Link’s Awakening, the first installment of a Zelda game to be released on any Game Boy, holds a very special place in many fans’ hearts. For me, it was the first video game I ever played, the year it was released (yes, I’m old). It’s why I am here. This game followed what many consider one…

I’m not sure how out of the ordinary this is, but I replay games more often than I play new ones by a mile. Not just new releases; even older games I haven’t played have a hard time squeezing into my schedule when there’s so many that I want to experience again (and again, and again). The Legend of Zelda is my favorite franchise and it makes me want to revisit their worlds many times to learn more and deepen my appreciation…

Suspend a bit of reality with me for a minute. The characters of the Zelda series are attending Hyrule University, each in a different major. What would each character study? As someone currently enrolled in school, I have found myself “linking” (I regret nothing) majors to my favorite characters. For example, I imagine Breath of the Wild‘s Zelda studying Computer Engineering, maybe with a minor in Archeology, while Ocarina of Time‘s Zelda studies Religion. Midna is studying Business Management, because there is…