Category: Ocarina of Time

If someone told you Medli from The Wind Waker wasn’t the greatest musical bird in Zelda, would you disagree? If so, you may want to reconsider, because this little, bok choy-hatted cockatiel might prove otherwise. Named Crumpet, this majestic little bird is a maestro in the way of Zelda music, chirping the theme to the Lost Woods as best a little avian could. Can’t get enough of this best boy? Check out the Instagram page Crumpet shares with Dumpling, another adorable cockatiel,…

The Legend of Zelda is no stranger to difficult topics. Loss and growth are common themes in every story. Some games, such as Majora’s Mask, beat the drum of loss harder than others. As art is often reflective of life, these somber moments can pull on heartstrings we weren’t even aware of. Or pluck heartstrings you are all too aware of. Yet, at their core, each Zelda game is a story about hope. They are tales about a young adventurer who, by…

Zelda music usually lands on the calm, classically-orchestrated side of instrumental music. But cover musician Tre Watson brought some of the series’ classic songs into the realm of shredding electric guitars with his new Legend of Zelda metal medley. This is a really impressive arrangement that features the series’ “Main Theme”, “Gerudo Valley”, “The Lost Woods”, Breath of the Wild‘s “Guardian Theme”, and the “Song of Storms”. So, be sure to give it a listen! Check out his other music…

Stop me if you heard this before: the world is idyllic and peaceful, but a darkness brews. An ancient evil seeks to purge the light from this world. A beautiful princess, captured. It’s up to a young, forest-dwelling boy, clad in a green tunic, to rescue her and save the world. Sound familiar? Come back with me to 1986, but not for The Legend of Zelda. Just a few months after we were introduced to Hyrule, Tom Cruise held the…

For my pick in our “Legendary Pictures” series, I decided to take things back to another world, another time… in the age of wonder. I want to divulge why a film that I watched ad nauseum in my childhood to the point that our VHS copy was worn thin reminds me so much of The Legend of Zelda. I want to discuss my treasure, my fate: The Dark Crystal. I’m sure my fellow editors will no doubt convey this sentiment…

“Saria’s Song” is an infectious and bubbly tune oft adored by Zelda fans. It made a real impression on me simply playing in Super Smash Bros. Melee upon encountering Young Link, so I’m always excited to hear a new take on it. Musician Luiz Miguel of the popular MigMusic anime cover team recently released a rearrangement of “Saria’s Song” with accompaniment from acoustic guitar. This adds a new layer of flair to the already catchy song, so check it out….

It’s that time of the month again! That’s right, dust off your Pegasus Boots, stick the kettle on, and get ready for another round of Zelda speedrunning. This week, we’re discussing the various rule changes and votes going on across multiple communities, and breaking down some more movement options available to Majora’s Mask runners.   Now Playing It’s been another busy 2 weeks in the Zelda speedrunning communities. In particular, there are a few community votes which we now have the results for. First up, Ocarina…

Welcome welcome to another fine episode of the best, most fun Zelda podcast around! This week, the gang tackle a whole plethora of Daily Debate questions at a rapid fire pace – why don’t we think Link’s Awakening Switch is as great as DX? What character would we put into a different Zelda game? Do we want to see a sequel to Twilight Princess? Does technology take away from the fantasy elements of the series? Are we worried about yearly…

I love keeping things neat and organized. My DVDs, Blu Rays, current and retro games; everything is shelved neatly and alphabetized. My notebooks are color coded, and I keep the boxes to all of my electronics. So, it truly pains me to say this, but The Legend of Zelda “official timeline” is unnecessary fluff. There are, of course, many through-lines within the series that connect individual games to each other. Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask share a hero, as…

Over the years, Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto has been outspoken about his love for classic Disney films and about their influence on his own creative work. As an aspiring cartoonist in his youth, he looked to the characters of Disney’s golden age for inspiration; and upon breaking into the video game industry, elements from those animated classics invariably informed his early works. Miyamoto has even admitted that Disney’s Peter Pan served as an inspiration for Link in The Legend of…