Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2019:

Category: The Minish Cap

Welcome back to Zelda Runners, your bi-weekly recap on everything Zelda speedrunning. This week’s article, as you might have gathered from the title, is a special recap of the recent Summer Games Done Quick 2019 event, which took place last week. The event, which happens twice each year (Awesome Games Done Quick takes place in January), raises money for two charities. The summer variant uses donations from viewers, Twitch Subsriptions and funds raised from their various sponsors, and this year…

On November 4th 2004, The Minish Cap released in Japan, eventually making its way to Europe, America, and Australia within a matter of months. In a predictable move for a Zelda game, The Minish Cap gained the reputation as a best-selling title in multiple regions, garnering a handful of awards, and receiving an average review of 89.65% (aggregate score of GameRankings and Metacritic as of June 2019).  Soon, almost a decade and a half later, fans around the world will…

Everyone here has been around the block with the Zelda series a time or two, but did you know that there are some errors in the different Zelda games? The YouTube channel DidYouKnowGaming? delved into some of these mistakes. My favorite mistake mentioned is that the Thunder Helm in Breath of the Wild can be permanently lost if Link doesn’t have any armor slots left to hold it. This is one that I never knew about, but I’m certainly glad…

There are plenty of things to love or hate about Breath of the Wild, but whatever your beefs and bouquets are with this monolith of a game, there is certainly something for everybody. Sure, us fans squabble over weapon durability, whether or not the weather is actually that big of a hindrance, or if horse travel is really worth it. But there’s one thing that every Zelda fan agrees on: Hestu’s Gift is a giant load of crap. Well… everyone, that is,…

“A Long, Long Time Ago…” The Minish Cap is one The Legend of Zelda‘s most underrated gems. This brilliant Game Boy Advance adventure feels like a fitting successor to games like Link’s Awakening and A Link to The Past. One thing that makes the game so great is its stellar music, which is excellent despite the technological limitations of its platform. This rearrangement of “Story” by The Synthetic Orchestra is a great example of Minish Cap‘s underrated score. This quiet…

The Zelda series has evolved both in graphics and gameplay over the years, and maybe the most obvious shift was the camera angle. The original Legend of Zelda featured an overhead camera angle that (with the exception of Zelda II’s side scrolling map), persisted for several games after that until Ocarina of Time. Ocarina of Time completely revolutionized the experience as well as 3D gaming in general, featuring a third person camera angle while also introducing Z-Targeting, among other things….

Love him or hate him, you cannot deny that Tingle has a certain mystique about him. What is it about this spandex-clad, rosy-cheeked, fairy obsessed gentleman that we just can’t get enough of? Is it the way he helps us navigate in Majora’s Mask? Those spellbinding magic words he created himself? Perhaps it’s that the long march of time makes us relate to him more and more with each passing year? Despite his numerous appearances—including the amazing Tingle-centric trio of games that…

Hello everybody and WELCOME to Zelda Dungeon’s MUSICAL MARCH MADNESS. The premise is simple: 64 songs will go head to head in a series of single elimination matches, with the winner advancing to the next round, until there is only ONE song left standing that can be called the Greatest Zelda Song Ever. This post will be updated DAILY with new match-ups, so make sure you bookmark it. Polls will last 24 HOURS, STARTING AND ENDING AT 5 PM PACIFIC…

For better or worse, we’ve seen a lot of classic Zelda games get remakes over the years, or receive some sort of spiritual sequel. From A Link to the Past getting a revamped 3DS outing in A Link Between Worlds, to The Wind Waker HD, and even to the duo of 3DS titles that brought the N64 classics to the forefront for a contemporary audience. Let’s just say it’s something Nintendo likes to do a lot. And why not? These are gleaming games,…

I’m not one to bring up my personal life in my work for Zelda Dungeon, but with this week being the Week of Love, I felt compelled to lift the curtain a bit on what goes on IRL. Last year, something pretty big happened for me: I got married! And as much as I love my new wife with all my heart, I must admit that she is very much not a gamer. She had only held a controller a…