Category: Ocarina of Time

When the subject of The Legend of Zelda comes up, the first thing that enters my head isn’t our hero, clad in green.  It isn’t the Demon King, Ganondorf; it isn’t even Princess Zelda herself!  No, instead my mind spins straight to the lore that intertwines this wonderful series.  I can’t deny it — Nintendo made it work.  Just look at the timeline that they put together; I’ll admit it, I am a fan!  There is so much information, such…

Fantasy and science fiction stories love monsters. Whether it’s a fire breathing dragon or a post-nuclear mutant, these sibling genres embrace the challenges and barriers that monsters often represent. Unsurprisingly, The Legend of Zelda has used iconic monster tropes to great acclaim with enormous spiders and glutinous blob-like Chu. With this in mind, what film or television monster would you want to see Link battle? Cinema and television are rich with massive creatures for Link to slay, whether its a…

“Ladies and gentlemen,” the booming voice of the Sage of Fire, Huron, thundered out over the crowd. “Our next competitor is one of your own! From right here in Castletown, Osmond!” The thunderous applause and cheers welcomed the suddenly uneasy Osmond into the arena. He politely nodded his head and raised his hand. For years he’d been one of those excited members, and he’d never stopped to consider what it was like on the other side. As he made his…

Since the release of Breath of the Wild, many Zelda fans have been hoping that Nintendo would reuse the game’s assets to make a new game, much like how Ocarina of Time‘s engine was used to make Majora’s Mask. Such was the case when a Breath of the Wild sequel was teased at E3 this year, with producer Eiji Aonuma confirming that the sequel was inspired by desire “to revisit that Hyrule again”. In a recently published interview, Aonuma expanded somewhat on this…

Back in the days before the Sheikah Slate was invented, Link had to rely on a number of interesting and unique gadgets to save Hyrule. Remember flying over a gap with the Hookshot and landing on that ‘just out of reach’ platform for the first time? The Eye of Truth was helpful to see the invisible. The Rod of Seasons had its merits as well when solving puzzles. But the Sheikah Slate has revolutionized solving puzzles inside the shrines of…

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 a variety of characters who have worn masks or covered their face in The Legend of Zelda series. From Link, to Skull Kid, to Zant, to Ravio, masks have been key elements of several iconic characters. And from Ocarina of Time to Breath of the Wild, masks have popped up in a variety of games through the years. With this in mind, what is the coolest or best design for a mask in The Legend of Zelda series? In…

By far the most shocking announcement during Nintendo’s E3 Direct this year was the reveal that Nintendo is developing a sequel to Breath of the Wild. It astonishes me that a roughly two minute long trailer can yield so much content to break asunder, analyze, and even engender theories from. After seeing the reveal, Zelda fans immediately took to the internet, endeavoring to dissect what to expect from the sequel. Amidst all the speculation, what has generally been agreed upon…

Music is a defining feature of The Legend of Zelda series, so much so that it becomes its own character. The soundscape molds Hyrule around Link and his friends, giving character to those he interacts with and helps the player connect with them on an emotional level. The awe-striking music from The Legend of Zelda played a significant role in why I chose to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in music, and it is why I have decided to take an in-depth look at different tracks…

In one of their latest videos, popular Zelda theorist Zeltik has suggested the forest home of the Great Deku Tree in The Wind Waker is actually the former home of the Kokiri race from Ocarina of Time. There are obvious similarities between the areas, such as the forest areas and the Koroks, but Zeltik highlights even more similarities and instances which may just be too big to be coincidences, including the layout of the Forbidden Woods and even the fate of the…