Category: Majora’s Mask

Hello, all you lovely people! What would you say if we kicked off another Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest? After highlighting a lot of fun Age of Calamity screenshots over the past several weeks, we’ll be veering away from the latest Hyrule Warriors game for a little while in order to highlight images from other Zelda titles. For this week’s contest, I wanted to subtly celebrate the release of the new Beatles: Get Back documentary — which I’ve been absolutely obsessed…

With winter approaching fast and temperatures rapidly dropping, the possibility of frozen precipitation will increase. Snow can be a fun and beautiful adornment for the world around us, but it’s often a major annoyance and ice is a downright hazard most of the time. This remains true in the Zelda universe as well, which has regularly depicted it’s wintry locations as visually striking, but harsh and inhospitable. Ice-themed dungeons frequently rank among the most devious, containing some of the most frigidly frustrating…

Music is a huge part of the Zelda series. Not only is it a tool to immerse the player into the given situation, but the series also hosts the common mechanic of certain songs triggering in-game happenings. From the Recorder warping Link from place to place in the original The Legend of Zelda to the Goddess’s Harp activating the Gate of Time and the Silent Realm Trials in Skyward Sword, there are many instances of this mechanic. The question is,…

If you ever lie awake at night, pondering about moments from your distant or even recent past that you wish you could change or do over, then you are in good company, because I often do the same. And usually the do-overs I focus on aren’t even about significant events in my life, but more about the small ones, like wishing I could take back words I said in an argument with someone I love, wishing I would have put…

Believe it or not: the 2021 Holiday Season is nearly upon us. It really has felt like the past year flew by in an instant, which is why the imminent arrival of winter festiveness feels especially sudden. In all honesty, I — the Zelda Dungeon guy who wears the Santa hat all year round — wasn’t ready to embrace the yuletide cheer quite yet. But, luckily for me, the wonderful team here at Zelda Dungeon called upon the spirits of…

For all the reasons I love the Zelda series, the narratives and characters have never been among them. This isn’t really a complaint; my favorite Zelda stories are the ones that introduce the bare minimum incentive to get the player exploring, and then get out of the way. As the series grew, the narrative elements became more prominent and more time-consuming, but remained as simplistic as they had ever been. With the possible exception of Majora’s Mask, every game in the series depicts an…

Stained glass windows are some of the most inspiring pieces of art in the world. They are incredibly intricate and often use contrasting colors to bring scenes and symbols to life. Across history, there are a variety of famous stained glass windows that inspire joy and awe. This beautiful type of art has even found its way into the Legend of Zelda series. The chamber containing the Master Sword in The Wind Waker, for example, contains seven ornate stained glass…

Introduction There are some moments when a game’s plot truly grips me. They are usually a sudden and poignant turn in the story. Such a thing generates a strong desire to delve deeper into the narrative. It might be a wrong that needs to be righted, or a crime to be avenged, or maybe even an epic quest to be completed. Such story moments spawn a change in the game’s atmosphere. Tension increases with a sense of looming dread. Villains…

Hey there, Zelda fans! How about we all wind down after a long Monday with the Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest? Since we’ve been featuring spooky and scary screenshots in honor of Halloween the past several weeks, we haven’t really had the chance to spotlight some of the craziest Nintendo news of the past month. One announcement that blew all our minds was that of Sora from Kingdom Hearts joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. That means the worlds of Kingdom Hearts…

Happy Halloween Zelda fans! Get into the spooky mode by celebrating some of the scariest and creepiest dungeons and areas in the Zelda series. We are definitively ranking them to figure out what is the absolute creepiest of them all. From heavy hitters like the Shadow Temple and Arbiters Grounds to lessor known dungeons like Phantom Hourglass’s Ghost Ship or Oracle of Seasons’ Explorer’s Crypt, all the way back to area’s with creepy vibes like Ikana Castle or The Minish…