Category: Ocarina of Time

Taylor is out sick this week, so we had to push back our Wind Waker spectacle, but never fear! In his place is some Zelda Dungeon royalty: Copy Editing Legend Alasyn Eletha and the big cheese himself, Mases Hagopian! This week, the crew embrace the user generate Daily Debates to answer some pretty heavy hitting questions: Which Zelda game has the best ending? Do the graphical styles influence our initial opinions? Which game is the hardest? Could we ever see…

Since his appearance in Ocarina of Time, Phantom Ganon has developed a reputation as one of the most iconic recurring bosses in The Legend of Zelda franchise. First introducing the player to the concept of “tennis” in 3D, the original fights with Phantom Ganon are fast, frenetic, and exhilarating. As a fan of Ocarina of Time, I thought the character could get any better. Little did I know he would return for several more iconic appearances. Reviewing the Zelda series,…

Myths about extra content in Ocarina of Time are nothing new, and they don’t come as much of a surprise considering the evidence fans have of cut-content from both the original game and its cancelled Ura expansion. Despite credible claims of extra dungeons having been planned for the game, there are a handful that fans have falsely alleged are actually accessible. YouTube’s Game Architects examine two: a pyramid dungeon in the Haunted Wasteland and the infamous Sky Temple. Due to…

Koume opened her eyes to the bright flickering of flaming torches, which lined what once might have been an opulent throne room.  She groaned as she sat up; her body was so sore, almost as if she had collapsed onto hard stone under her own weight. Then, she remembered everything.  That beautiful woman, her enchanting voice, and how she claimed to be the Goddess of the Sands!  Koume twisted her neck sharply to look for Kotake, stirring awake beside her….

The idea of Link having a family, in general, isn’t common in the Zelda series. Usually orphaned or living with his uncle or grandmother, Link’s parents are usually implied to have passed away by the time the game has already started. With the exception of Ocarina of Time (and manga appearances), Link’s mother in particular has never even been mentioned. In something of an exposition dump, the Deku Sprout reveals that Link’s mother brought him to the Kokiri Forest during…

A common theme throughout the Zelda series has been the recurrence of many main characters. Obviously Link has taken part in every main title, and there have been many reincarnations of Zelda and Ganon/Ganondorf. Sometimes we get to see other characters like Impa, Beedle, or some king of Hyrule or another. The point is clear; if there is a certain character you like from the Zelda games, there is a chance they will pop up again in a future game. So the question is,…

Attention, one and all! The time has finally come to crown the winner of our best Ocarina of Time sage tournament. It is clear that our champion won the hearts of a generation of Zelda fans, and through the course of the tournament, she beat out six of some of the most beloved Zelda characters of all time. So, without further ado, it is with great pride that I announce Saria as the best sage of Ocarina of Time. Our…

Ocarina of Time had a lot of fun characters. Take Talon for example. He’s an obvious reference to Mario who you have to wake up with a roaring cucco when first meeting him. Between his hilarious shocked noises and his offering of his daughter as a potential date for Link as a joke, Talon is just plain fun. With this in mind, we want to pit two of the more beloved characters from Ocarina against one another. Unlike the Cave of…

Kotake gulped nervously and relunctantly followed Koume into the temple.  I really didn’t mean it, she thought desperately, taking back her denial of the Sand Goddess.  Standing hunched beside Koume, she warily eyed her surroundings.  The daylight flooding in from the entrance only allowed her to see so far into the cavernous room, but it was enough.  Right in front of them, were the two cobra effigies they had learned about as children.  They were supposed to make their offering to the…

The Zelda franchise has many prominent races, but one of the most impactful is the Kokiri and their subsequent evolution into the Koroks. Their numerous appearances add quite a bit to the overall lore of the franchise. So much in fact, that Dr.Wily on YouTube has compiled a historical recap of sorts of the Kokiri’s and Koroks’ numerous appearances. From Ocarina of Time to their most recent appearance in Breath of the Wild, this video demonstrates how these races contribute…