Category: Link’s Awakening

Link’s Awakening holds a strange place in my life as a Zelda fan. Since I have never owned a Game Boy, Game Boy Color, or Nintendo 3DS, I have had limited opportunities to (legally) play the game. Despite this, I am fascinated with the story and music of the game; both elements are distinct from many other games in the Zelda series. As a fan of the credits themes from The Legend of Zelda games, this cover of Link Awakening’s ending theme…

Andy and Taylor are back to cover a wide variety of different fans questions. On the table is Link’s Reawakening, our thoughts on Lana from Hyrule Warriors, which Nintendo 64 game needs a sequel, Horizon: Zero Dawn impressions, and… what each Zelda race smells like?? It’s another episode full of fun and shenanigans, and just because it’s Taylor’s birthday, Andy doesn’t make fun of Young Link… that much! Listen here, and get ready for next week as Andy finally makes…

Throughout the Zelda series, Link’s arsenal of weapons has grown significantly. From the standard sword and bow to more unique weapons like the Ball and Chain or the Hookshot, his versatility and the options players have when fighting as Link make each individual game memorable and fun. But have you ever wished that Link could borrow weapons from other game series to aid in his adventures? I do, because I’ve never been particularly fond of collecting keys to open boss…

If you didn’t get enough Zelda predictions in this week’s Champion’s Cast, Mases and Gooey are here to talk about them some more! In the newest entry in the Hyrule Compendium we run down the two biggest Zelda rumors from last year and discuss whether or not they will come to fruition. Do you think we’ll see anything like this? What do you want to see happen with Zelda in 2019? If there is any other aspect of the next…

It’s that time of year again, for family, friends, celebration, and really questionable choices of sweaters. The lights are hung, the candles are lit, the end of the year is upon us, and no matter which holiday you celebrate or why, this is a season for cheer and good times. You have decided to host a party for all your favorite characters in The Legend of Zelda. So, who all do you invite? Let’s face it, each of the characters would…

There’s no other way to put it: Anodyne is fricken’ crazy. Don’t get the wrong idea about that either – it’s crazy in a wonderful, beautiful way. But after finishing the main campaign and exploring the land of Anodyne (aptly named The Land), I can’t really think of a better way to put it. But let’s back up for a second and start from the beginning. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is one of my favorite Zelda titles. Part…

Mabe Village is one of the key locations in Link’s Awakening. The bustling island town is one of the first places that Link visits after being shipwrecked on Koholint Island. It’s a location that Link must return to throughout his journey. His frequent trips to the village, along with its friendly characters like Marin and Tarin, make the village feel like a surrogate home for our young adventurer. This beautiful remix by DaMonz, Christine Giguère, and Denis Bluteau, titled “Sweet…

The world of The Legend of Zelda is obviously very different from our own. The denizens of our humble realm don’t have ready access to magical instruments, we may never experience the inebriating effects of Chateau Romani, and we’ll — hopefully — never have to sprint for our lives from a vengeful Peahat. But for all the disparities between our world and Zelda‘s, one universal constant still exists: dog is still man’s best friend. Much like our world, the Zelda…

Link’s Awakening is a unique Zelda experience. Released in 1993, then re-released in color in 1998, the game was a departure from the traditional castles, monsters, and princesses that the series was known for up to that point. Set on a lush tropical island, the game is much more intimate than the epic Zelda games that predated and followed it. This Link’s Awakening medley by KarimBaNana uses a thumb piano to create a distinct and beautiful sound. A thumb piano, more specifically…

As Zelda grows and changes, aspects that seemed crucial slowly slip away, shift or change. Magic for example was once a big deal, but one aspect that seemed quintessentially Zelda was that of mystic melodies played on hallowed instruments. An ocarina, a conductor’s baton, even pan pipes and a few harps, divine musical instruments were once the bread and butter of a Zelda title. Players even went so far as to collect eight different kinds to wake up the Windfish…