Category: Majora’s Mask

Meant to evoke fear and uncertainty into the player, bosses in the Zelda series are meant to challenge the courage of Link, and consequentially the player. As Link encounters otherwise insurmountable feats for such a young swordsman, feeling out of one’s depth has the reward of a sense of accomplishment and a building confidence when a boss is defeated. The initial fear and intimidation across the series, however, is helped not only by the size or power of a boss…

What is the greatest dungeon in the Zelda series? A simple question on the surface, but one with so many layers that it makes finding an answer almost impossible. How does one define ‘great’? Is it the dungeon layout? Perhaps the ways the dungeon item is implemented into the puzzles? Or is it the bombastic boss fight at the end? Surely the music and overall aesthetic play a part? And to be honest – what does being a dungeon in…

Secret endings are quite rare in the Zelda series, only popping up in a handful of titles. For the uninitiated, secret endings are a type of in-game reward players can receive after completing particular objectives. For example, in both versions of Link’s Awakening, the secret ending is a reward for completing the game without dying once. But are they satisfying? Any ending, secret or no, should feel rewarding to the player. A proper send off for all the time you…

One of my favorite things about the Zelda franchise is the variety of artwork associated with the games.  Nintendo have been careful in their designs of individual characters, enemies and over-worlds, ensuring that each is as fantastically unique as the next.  Personally, I love diving into The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts to decide which variation of Link is my favorite.  I’ll even admit I’ve spent a while deciding which version of the Moblin I like best!  There is just…

Over the years, I’ve found myself drawn to media that explores the idea of multiple timelines or alternate universes, and at the center of my fascination with these stories is the Zelda series. Before the publication of Hyrule Historia, the notion of split timelines was nothing more than a fun theory fans posited online. The franchise was often split between two timelines, the branching point always beginning with Ocarina of Time. Back then, the split was attributed to two things:…

Whether we like it or not, we all have those copious amounts of Zelda trivia and knowledge just buried deep within our brains. Some of these facts are eyebrow-raising, while others are just obscure enough to make them nearly unheard of. That’s what a recent episode of Did You Know Gaming? decided to focus on as they tackle obscure facts from the Zelda series. In particular, obscure trivia pertaining to Majora’s Mask, Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, and Breath of the…

My first Zelda game was Ocarina of Time.  I received it at Christmas alongside my Nintendo 64 and a multitude of second-hand games.  I remember that feeling I got in the first ten minutes of gameplay — it was magical!  Cue the next six years of my favorite adventure in Hyrule.  It actually took me until I was fourteen to beat Ganondorf, which stands as testament to just how well this game gripped me.  I felt every moment of joy…

Happy Monday, all you Zelda fans. The Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest is here again, so let’s see what witty quips you can come up with for this week’s image. As I was searching for a suitable water-based screenshot for last week’s contest, I happened across this spiffy piece of official artwork from the original Link’s Awakening. I absolutely love its realistic style, and I knew it would work perfectly this week’s contest. Let’s get it started! Last Week’s Contest: I…

One of the places that has always mystified me is Astral Observatory from Majora’s Mask. The planetarium-like room is one of the most unique locations in the game, and the player must go there in order to progress beyond the first three-day cycle. The musical theme accompanying this odd building is one of the most distinct in the game, with the haunting song creates a sense of wonder and mystery. This guitar cover of “Astral Observatory” by Epic Game Music…

Hey there, everyone! Are you ready to jump into another exciting edition of the Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest? I don’t know about your part of the world, but the temperature outside my house has gradually started to rise over the past few weeks. It’s reached the point that I can’t help but fantasize about jumping straight into a pool or taking a trip to the beach. I unfortunately can’t do either of those things any time soon, but I can…