Category: Majora’s Mask

Underground kingdoms and extreme weather shifts, time travel and civilizations sprawling the ocean floor — The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages gave players an experience unlike any in the franchise by combining the magical worlds of Holodrum and Labrynna into a legendary tale. Two game cartridges, link codes unlocking a hidden ending, and one fantastic adventure: for many, the Oracle games represent the best of what two-dimensional Zelda has to offer. As we…

About a decade ago, smart phone games rode the same wave of so-called casual gaming that Nintendo reveled in during the DS and Wii era. In the time since, just about anyone with a phone can rattle off the small handful of profitable genres in the iOS App or Google Play stores. Among them, I have been most happy to see a game type that used to only enjoy cult status and basically require a PC: the life sim. As…

Lost spirits, eternal torment, a profound isolation that permeates the land. No, this isn’t the mythical world created by 13th century poet and philosopher Dante Alighieri; this is The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. A new video series from YouTube content creator Zelda Beyond examines the incredible parallels between The Divine Comedy and Majora’s Mask. Part one of this original series, “Majora’s Inferno: A Parallel in Narratives,” released January 31st. Narrated by Connor Folsom, this episode explores the similarities in how the epic…

The following was a long-form interview with Eddie Varnell from Boss Rush Games Network, host of Nintendo Pow Block Podcast on January 23, 2021. The interview itself is also available on the website for Boss Rush Games and anywhere Boss Rush Podcast episodes are available. As part of the collaboration between Boss Rush Games and Zelda Dungeon, the following is a selection of questions and responses from my interview with Ed. Thank you for joining me for an interview Ed…

Bosses in video games are meant to  challenge the player, to test the abilities and skills that they’ve developed in the game up until that point. Bosses in Zelda usually go a step further to test the player’s adaptability by making them use whatever item they’ve found in the current dungeon, or in some cases just their general swordplay ability. Final bosses in Zelda are usually the most difficult fights in their respective game, sometimes requiring multiple items to be…

Hello and welcome to another installment of Randomizer Thoughts! Where we unravel the mysteries and complexities of Zelda randomizers and discuss what’s new in the world of randomizers. This week, we’re doing an expose on shortcuts to shorten your trips as you scour for items! We also have the match-up for the Link to the Past Randomizer league final, an interview with two different randomizer streamers, and a Majora’s Mask Randomizer seed to try out! If you’re new to Randomizer…

In the pantheon of creators at Nintendo, you’ll easily spot certain names: Shigeru Miyamoto, Gunpei Yokoi, Masahiro Sakurai. But those more public figures shine with the help of a deep bench of artists and developers working just behind them. One such figure is Takaya Imamura, an artist and designer who began working at the Big N in 1989. Now, after 32 years, Imamura-san has announced via a heartfelt post to his Japanese Facebook page that January 20th 2021 would be…

Dungeons have always played a major part of every Zelda game. Dungeons can range from the ever-so-simple, to the mind-boggling, rage-quitting disaster. A lot of traditional dungeons in Zelda games have been patterned after a theme, most themes being elemental in nature. So for today’s Daily Debate I’d like to ask, what is your favorite dungeon theme? My favorite theme would be a forest theme. Some of my favorite dungeons include Forbidden Woods and The Wind Temple from The Wind…

The process of game development is a complicated one, full of hundreds of ideas and concepts that will unfortunately never see the light of day. Some of these ideas will see new life in later entries of a developer’s series while some will just remain forgotten to all but the staff who developed them. These lost betas are not something the public often ever gets to see, but due to a bit of an odd discovery hidden on an F-Zero…

My favorite video game experiences are often the ones that take me by surprise. After some convincing from my roommate to give Hades a try, I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. The action-packed gameplay is snappy and frenetic, the characters range from being delightfully quirky to complex and tragic, and the way the story unfolds is fantastic. The incorporation of Greek mythology, and all of the tragedy and intrigue that surrounds the legends, results in an engaging story with…