Category: Ocarina of Time

Bosses — these magnificent monsters or sinister sneaks are the principle threat awaiting Link at the end of each dungeon. They often guard a magical Macguffin that is required to save Hyrule from the forces of evil. Many in the Zelda community have spoken at length about the designs and difficulty levels of the various bosses, however, the locations where these monsters are battled are not as often discussed. Granted, there is not much in the way of spatial variety…

Replaying a Zelda game you haven’t played in a while can sometimes yield different results. Maybe when you first played it you were just rushing to the end or not focusing on collectibles too much. Maybe the overall pacing bogged you down because you had trouble figuring out where to go. But having prior knowledge of the game and going through it again can help shine a light on both the good and the bad aspects of any game. I recently…

It’s music time again! Video game cover band The Game Brass has released their latest album. It is an ensemble selection of the Zelda series’ most popular music tracks titled Horns of Hyrule. On their Twitter page, the band announced that pre-orders of their album have opened.   It’s TIME! Pre-Orders for our newest album, “Horns of Hyrule”, are OPEN NOW! 🎶🎺 Music from The Legend of Zelda series, 11 tracks, 16-piece brass ensemble, features 40 brass playing friends, all…

I’ll tell you what my wishes have been this year: a Zelda equivalent to all the nostalgic Super Mario games that were re-released on the Switch for a limited time in honor of the series’ 35th anniversary last year. Can you imagine a bundle with Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and The Wind Waker releasing in all their glory on the Switch? With what Nintendo did for Super Mario’s anniversary, it didn’t seem too far-fetched to wish for something like this….

No Zelda adventure takes place without a blade in hand, and most allow that primary weapon to be improved upon at least once. Starting with The Legend of Zelda, upgrading Link’s sword has always been one of the most satisfying moments in each game. Whether you’re a completionist or you rely on these upgrades to mitigate the game’s difficulty, ascending a sword’s power always comes with a palpable sense of strength. Which of these blade upgrades is your favorite? Specifically, we’re talking…

There have been rumors over the years of a fabled Sheik spinoff that was once in production at Retro Studios, the company behind the acclaimed Metroid Prime series, before it was quietly cancelled. Us here at Zelda Dungeon have reported on this rumor since as early as 2009, and supposed concept art from the project has come out of Retro Studios alumni in the years since. Lately, there has been some strong evidence further suggesting that this Sheik spinoff was…

As with a lot of things in life, the older I get, the more my opinions change. Take my list of top 5 Zelda games for example–that thing shuffles like a deck of cards every few years. I’ve grown up with Zelda, starting with Ocarina of Time and playing every last one up until Breath of the Wild. But as the years have gone by, and as more games have been released, I’ve really considered whether I’m blinded by nostalgia….

Ever since Breath of the Wild 2 was first teased back in 2019, there was a great deal of speculation regarding the emaciated corpse that Zelda and Link discover. At the time I was wondering if the body was in fact Urbosa due to the red hair. It was possible that, after their deaths, the Champions’ bodies might have been imprisoned while their spirits inhabited the Divine Beasts. Nowadays, it is speculatively certain that the corpse is in fact Ganondorf….

While Nintendo’s approach to The Legend of Zelda‘s 35th anniversary has, to many, seemed rather lackluster, fans far and wide have taken it upon themselves to go above and beyond in celebrating such a significant milestone for such an important video game series. All the Zelda love has even extended to big names in the entertainment business, such as those who recently appeared on the Everything But Wrestling podcast to discuss the series and its legacy. Last week, a panel…

I have a lot of obsessions in my life: tabletop games, fortune telling, and The Legend of Zelda obviously. Another one of those obsessions however is roller coasters. From the little small town coasters off the highway to the elaborate life-sized dioramas of Disneyland, I love coasters, and I especially love coasters that tell stories. So when I noticed a ride-along video of a Zelda-themed coaster designed by YouTuber AttackingTucans in Planet Coaster, I needed to check it out immediately….