Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2018:

Category: Majora’s Mask

Throughout the Zelda games, Link has had the opportunity to don outfits of different colors and and styles, allowing the player to enjoy the various benefits and in some instances, negative effects that can influence the hero’s adventures in Hyrule. There are armor sets, like the Magic Armor from Twilight Princess, which makes the wearer invulnerable while draining rupees from their wallet, and tunics from Ocarina of Time that provide heat resistance and the ability to breathe under water. There is mail from A…

As some of you might have heard, today marks the beginning of what can only be described as the biggest Zelda event of the year – the Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2018. Packed to the brim with exciting content, nail biting races, and comically failed glitches and exploits, you do not want to miss it. While the team involved with the event might brush it off as a bit of fun (and an excellent way to raise money for charity), an underlying tension…

Welcome to a post-Summer Games Done Quick world. This week, I’ll be re-capping all seven Zelda runs featured at the event, as well as chatting to a Skyward Sword runner and bingo player. So sit back and relax after what was likely a very stressful week of watching a single Twitch stream non-stop (what do you mean ‘that was just me’?).   Now Playing This week saw possibly the biggest speedrunning event of the year: Summer Games Done Quick 2018, a…

The annual Zelda Dungeon Marathon fast approaches as our staff prepare themselves for the week long charity event. From last minute game running practice to hastily packing our bags three and a half minutes before the taxi leaves us at home, we’re excited to raise money for Extra Life! If you haven’t watched one of these before, every year a large group of Zelda Dungeon staffers led by our intrepid Mases race each other in all of the main title Zelda…

Since the release of The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo has presented fans with maps that show the kingdom of Hyrule and it’s ever changing landscape over the duration of multiple eras. If you look back at the first map in the franchise, it was certainly lacking in detail, but although it pales in comparison to the extensive map in Breath of the Wild, it was extremely well presented for its time. Other maps, such as that of Ocarina of Time, depict a more picturesque version of Hyrule,…

The Majora’s Mask iteration of Link is among one of my favorite portrayals of the hero. While playing as Young Link may have been disappointing for some, the little gameplay changes they added to Link’s character really showed just how much he had grown and become stronger through his experiences in Ocarina of Time. Little flourishes to his jumps and the ability to wield items he could only use as an adult in the previous title were such small but…

Nintendo has confirmed that there are plans to release more Smash Bros. amiibo in time for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which will be released on Nintendo Switch in December. In addition to announcing amiibo for a handful of new and returning Smash Bros. characters, the company has also hinted at further releases down the road. This means that returning characters like Young Link, who sadly sat out for Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U / 3DS, could potentially…

It’s safe to say that most of The Legend of Zelda fans have a favorite NPC (non-player character) in the franchise. This is usually because Nintendo have done such a great job at making the characters in the series so memorable that they leave a lasting impression on the player. Throughout the games, fans have seen characters with stronger personalities, such as Princess Ruto from Ocarina of Time, and Groose from Skyward Sword. We have also seen those with a milder tone, such as…

The “Song of Storms” is a simple tune woven throughout the Zelda series, yet playing it can have some powerful effects. It’s a song to make the windmill go faster and drain the well in Kakariko Village, to return the Ikana River’s flow, to call forth rain and fairies, and to make the seeds grow. It’s a song to… put you to sleep? Musician and avid Let’s Player Celestial Fury may have found a way to do just that, and friends, that’s not…

With the amount of collectible items and Easter eggs hidden throughout the games, the Zelda series has a timeless charm and quality that makes the games easily replayable. The puzzles are fun and inventive, the characters are charming, and the stories split across three timelines make the games worth experiencing again and again. There are few games that I will play multiple times, and among them are several of the Zelda games. While I adore many of the entries in…