Category: Ocarina of Time

Until Breath of the Wild came along with its open world and focus on emergent narrative, Zelda side quests came in basically two flavors: little side stories that would reward Link with a piece of heart, and minigames that would reward Link with… a piece of heart. Sure, there were other prize bundles here and there, but 25% of any meaty distraction came with the whiff of a new Heart Container. That’s no knock; I see Zelda‘s relatively low number…

The Magic Meter is a recurring element in the Zelda series, granting Link special abilities that made gameplay feel so much more exciting.  It made its first rather basic appearance in The Adventure of Link but became more of a staple in later 3D games, with its final appearance in The Wind Waker.  I’ve often wondered why the Magic Meter wasn’t carried over to Twilight Princess, especially because it seemed like such a natural part of the series during the…

||  Previous Chapter  ||  Next Chapter  || “Are you feeling okay, Mr?” Nabooru shook me hard. My wrists gave a twinge as I prised my aching fingers off the penny whistle. The air was still now, the magical energy gone. “I just need a minute.” I felt as if I’d been run over by a herd of wild goats. Was this a side effect of the Song of Healing? “Ooofff!” Suddenly, I was assaulted by intense licking and sticky slobber. “Goodness, calm…

The Zelda series is no stranger to a little bit of crossover action. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild alone features an entire smattering of elements from many different entries. However, notorious The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker modder BigSharkZ decided to take this practice to a completely different level for April Fool’s Day this year. The trailer for the project, dubbed The Legend of Zelda: Winds of Time, features a complete re-imagining of The Legend of Zelda:…

||  Previous Chapter  ||  Next Chapter  || Ah children, the gleaming light of Hyrule’s future. Finding wonder and delight in all the small things dismissed by adults. Learning from their mistakes and gaining key skills to make the world a better place. The red head paused to stick out her tongue out. “Hey, Mr, you still want this?” Between heaving breaths, two answers came to mind. The first: yes, you insufferable menace. The second? No thank you, I’d rather keep my head….

I know what you’re probably thinking: Link, of course! But brave as that boy is, he is known to take some detours on the way to helping others. The Zelda series has introduced us to many a kind, skilled soul who may be able to lend a hand in an emergency situation. The question becomes, who is the ideal emergency contact? When things go wrong and you need support, who can you count on from our series’ vast cast of…

Twilight Princess is one of my favorite Zelda games of all time. It has excellent hero’s journey story, wonderful music, and memorable characters. Since the game released in 2006, many fans and critics have noted some of the game’s similarities to 1998’s Ocarina of Time. Twilight Princess brought players back to some of the same locations seen in Ocarina of Time and although places like Kakariko Village, Hyrule Castle Town, and Lake Hylia have been revised and expanded, there is…

||  Previous Chapter  ||  Next Chapter  || Howling wind rattled blue stain glass windows. Above me, curtains of crimson velvet were draped from corner to corner and the sweet smell of burning incense pervaded the room. Where am I? I had to force my eyes to stay open as they clung to remnants of sleep.  My last memories were hazy but fraught. I remembered my journey atop one of those gigantic black beasts. Up there, it was a lot higher than the…

Here at Zelda Dungeon, we do a feature every month to add some variation to our every day content. During the month of March, Zelda Dungeon hosts Musical March Madness in homage to the NCAA’s March Madness. Throughout the month, participants narrow down 32 epic Legend of Zelda themes and scores to just one winner. With the tracks coming from across all Zelda games, new and old, there are bound to be some that hit close to home. But when…

Ah, Cuccos: the most terrifying creatures in all of Hyrule. They’re cute and innocent until you actually meet one and realize the murderous intent slumbering just beneath its feathers. The infamous Cuccos — invincible, chicken-like birds that attack Link when provoked and only stop when he’s dead or hiding like a coward — are something most Zelda fans are surely unfortunate enough to recognize. That unbridled terror is just what this animated short film from Untempered Productions aims to capture….