Category: Link’s Awakening

If you’re reading this article right now, you’re probably a fan of the Legend of Zelda series, we know that. Some of us, maybe more die-hard fans, revisit our favorite titles in the series from time to time. With that, we already know what to expect from each title and manage to choose the one that will most likely soothe our nostalgia for the series at that moment. For example: if I feel like having the experience of a more…

Nintendo has announced that paid Nintendo Switch Online members can now purchase a pair of Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers and redeem each voucher for one digital game each in their voucher catalog, allowing Nintendo Switch Online members to save on eligible games. Each pair of digital vouchers is currently available for $99.98 USD, though a paid Nintendo Switch Online membership is required for purchase. Once bought, Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers are redeemable for a full year (12 months from date…

Since Super Mario Maker‘s release in 2015 (and probably since the original Zelda), fan’s have longed for a Zelda Dungeon Maker. Clever puzzles, unique enemies, and intricate room arrangements—the ability for fans to try their own hand at these and other aspects of level design would make a Zelda Dungeon Maker wildly popular. Sadly, after a brief tease of the concept in bonus material in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (2019), Nintendo appears to have abandoned such an idea. Recently, YouTube content creator…

Zelda fans looking to spice up board game night need not look far, as an awesome Zelda-inspired tabletop RPG is just beyond the horizon. Heroes of Cerulea is an upcoming tabletop role-playing game that draws heavy inspiration from the Legend of Zelda series, particularly the 8-bit and 16-bit classics The Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past, and Link’s Awakening. Set in a fantasy world threatened by an evil Shadow King, Heroes of Cerulea will let you and your…

In the 2019 remake of Link’s Awakening, Nintendo added a unique feature that we’ve never seen before in previous titles. By visiting Dampe’s Shack, the game allowed players to create and customize dungeons to their heart’s content. Personally, I’m very surprised this feature never appeared before then. With the success of the Super Mario Maker titles, it seems like an obvious addition with lots of potential, especially for the 2D games. They could even make an entire game based around…

The original Link’s Awakening, a game released in 1993 for the Game Boy, had every appearance of being the first happy-go-lucky adventure of the Zelda series. The stalwart loneliness of the 1986 Zelda and the unforgiving bleakness of The Adventure of Link had made the series one of survival; adventure yes, but Hyrule was expansively sporadic as far as a lived-in kingdom. Understandably due to the constraints of technology, it wasn’t until 1991 that Hyrule felt more substantial. A Link…

I am a Zelda dungeon fanatic (both in terms of in-game dungeons and this glorious website where we currently reside). Few things bring me as much joy as a good dungeon full of whimsical puzzles and memorable baddies do. However, there are some dungeons in the Zelda series that not only made me scratch my head, but almost made me rage-quit a few times during my first playthrough. Being difficult doesn’t mean that these dungeons were bad, but good heavens,…

From the very start of the series, dungeons have been intrinsic to the identity of The Legend of Zelda. Whether they be levels, palaces, temples, cisterns, or Divine Beasts, these structures are in many ways collectively a crucial ingredient of the whole Zelda franchise. These areas, more than any other, sell the heroism, adventure, fantasy, and sense of discovery for which we come to Zelda again and again. “Dungeon” is in the name of this website for a reason, after…

Get your headphones in, because this week, we’re taking a musical journey throughout the history of the Zelda series to rank and discuss every games main theme! We go back and find what works, what doesn’t, which games were short-changed, and which themes we would consider the best of all time. We’re playing every theme in the series, so sit back and groove out to the amazing music of the series. Don’t forget to let us know which main theme…

Even with the much anticipated launch of Tears of The Kingdom right around the corner, we know that the release of Zelda remakes and/or remasters is expected by the fandom every couple of years. Although rarer, remakes are way more distinguishable, as they reimagine and breathe new life into games in the franchise that may have initially been overlooked, especially by younger fans. In my case, for example, I never had the opportunity to play the Oracle of Seasons and…