Category: Majora’s Mask

Do you need some more Zelda-themed instrumental rock in your life? Well “for the love of God,” check out this cover of “Ikana Castle” by musician Dinnick the 3rd! As the video’s description lays out, this cover was recorded as part of a tribute album titled Sunrise & Moonfall, covering music from Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. I really liked the aesthetic of the video, bringing about a late-80’s/early-90’s vibe, invoking music videos by Steve Vai. In the music,…

In the Legend of Zelda series, there are moments that cause us to really reflect or contemplate on heavy subjects and themes. Arguably Majora’s Mask is the best at this, dealing with all sorts of matters such as death, loss, and growing up. Breath of the Wild and to some extent Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity also both deal with death quite directly at different moments in the story. Overall, the Zelda series seems to be one of those franchises that…

In the midst of the holidays, we find ourselves in a season of thankfulness and generosity. Thus, a popular tradition is to gift our loved ones with presents in order to show our appreciation for them. Whether your family knows you as a Zelda fan or you have Zelda fans within your circle of friends and family, it is likely that there was some sort of Zelda paraphernalia under your tree. My favorite Zelda gift I received this year was…

As I stare at black ice on the roads outside and wonder why people who live in the mountains still struggle to drive in snow, I find myself drifting off dreaming of being in other places. To live in a reality where mid-morning traffic isn’t a thing and going snowboarding is as easy as grabbing a Hylian Shield and taking a leap of faith. There is no shortage of wintery venues throughout the Zelda series, but which exactly would you…

Picture it, you’re going along with your quest, one to save Hyrule and rescue Princess Zelda and… Suddenly something really unexpected happens. You’re zapped for shoplifting, a man in spandex appears selling maps, you paid the Great Fairy to improve your gear only to get snogged. There’s no shortage of incredibly jaw-dropping moments in Zelda that make you ask “What in King Daphnes’ name just happened?” But the question is, which is the absolute weirdest moment of all? With entire…

Regardless of what you celebrate, we all remember that magical moment. Waking up to a day filled with joy, cheer, and a few mysterious presents, just waiting to be opened. For a lot of us, our first Zelda game was a beloved Christmas or holiday gift. A beautiful (sometimes gold) cartridge bundled up with love. But, does receiving a game as a holiday gift automatically make it the most nostalgic for this magical time of year? For a quick non-Zelda example, I…

In an effort to analyze the evolution of the Zelda series, YouTube’s Chyde began a 15 part series of videos in April of 2019, each one highlighting a different single-player Zelda game. The videos extensively delve into the pitfalls and perfections of many different Zelda games, while still keeping in mind how both the age of a game within the video game industry and his current retrospective impressions play a significant role in his judgement. The series starts by looking…

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’ll be talking about the two different approaches to Randomizers, Blind and Routed approach. We also have some updates on the randomizer leagues including the results of the first length of the A Link to the Past Randomizer League 2020 Invitational and news on qualifiers for the Ocarina of Time…

A large component of the Zelda series is fighting bravely against an established threat. Whether the hero Link is attempting to save the denizens of Hyrule or of a lesser-known populace of people such as Termina or Koholint, there is always at least one main villain who causes the chaos, inflicting terror, inciting fear, and increasing danger. Link stands against these enemy forces courageously, but, the question is, what has been the biggest threat across the entirety of the series?…

Music to me is one of the most incredible creations of humanity. As a former web DJ, my life has at times revolved around music and understanding it and appreciating it. One of my most common go-tos while working in radio was video game OST’s. My collection is immense, taking up nearly over 400 GB of space on my external hard drive. Suffice to say, I really enjoy video game music. So I am always interested when a massive re-imagining…