Category: Ocarina of Time

With August coming to a close and fall just around the corner (my absolute favorite time of year!) I have a seasonal to-do list. Some of the most important things on that list are playthroughs of games like Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, and Majora’s Mask. Why? Because these Zelda games have some of the darkest areas and quests in my humble opinion! As a lover of all things Halloween and spooky at this time of year, I love playing…

In the era of 3D Zelda games, the Boomerang has taken a unique place in Link’s repertoire. I remember the first time unlocking the weapon in Ocarina of Time in Jabu-Jabu’s belly. I was able to target specific enemies and unleash a strategic Boomerang attack almost instantly with significant efficacy. This satisfaction differed highly from the 2D Zelda games, which only pulsed a 2D sprite forward. In fact, the Boomerang has continued to evolve over the 3D series. In The…

When developing the original Legend of Zelda game for the Nintendo Entertainment System, series creator Shigeru Miyamoto reportedly found inspiration in his childhood memories of exploring fields, forests, and caves in and around Kyoto, Japan. The child-like wonderment of exploration that such memories represent has continued to inform every other game in the Zelda series, and its universal message has connected with generations of fans all over the world. No member of the Zelda Dungeon staff can claim to have…

The Legend of Zelda has been around for quite some time, and believe it or not there are a lot of people out there who have never played a game in the series. Maybe they never had the opportunity, or maybe they have been too young to play it for now. I have a friend who’s husband sat her down to play A Link to the Past as her first introduction to the Zelda series. She had never played anything…

I always love hearing stories about how folks were introduced to The Legend of Zelda. Given not only how old the series is, but also how self-contained most individual entries are, there are just so many ways in which one can happen upon their first adventure with Link. Even then, the experimental nature of the franchise is such that certain installments may not resonate as strongly with some fans. You know how it is — one person’s least favorite Zelda…

You’re hanging with your friends, playing The Legend of Zelda, when Link starts jamming on his ocarina. The vibes hit you like a wave and you can’t help but tap your foot to its rhythm. Suddenly, you bust out your saxophone, your boy’s on the drums and the jam session begins. Link sets the beat and you all groove along, creating a jazzy Zelda themed melody. How many times has this happened to you? Plenty, I’m sure. And finally, someone…

Among the many, many revolutionary ideas introduced by Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda‘s move to 3D, horseback riding via Link’s trusty steed Epona was certainly a standout. Mounting a horse in order to seamlessly explore a large, open environment in a game just didn’t seem possible before Ocarina of Time. And over the nearly 25 years since the Nintendo 64 classic’s release, the Zelda series has slowly iterated on its horseback gameplay with games like Twilight Princess…

What is happening, Zelda fans?! Are you ready to sink your teeth into another exciting Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest?! After a few weeks of highlighting the timeless classic Ocarina of Time, this week’s contest will move a bit farther into the future to highlight Breath of the Wild. Our hero Link seems to have stumbled into a bad situation, but he’s staying positive all the same.   Rod LloydRod Lloyd is the managing editor at Zelda Dungeon, primarily overseeing the…

The act of building one’s own computer has seen a resurgence among PC gamers who seek a very particular performance from their machines. Unlike back in the day, building a PC now isn’t all circuitry and fans, custom PCs have style. Founder of OdderTech, Joshua Wilkinson builds customized PCs and was recently commissioned to make an impressive and flashy Zelda-inspired one. The PC features a detailed representation of the Deku Tree from Ocarina of Time on one side, and a…

Power, Wisdom, Courage — these three virtues of the Triforce establish what it means to be a true hero in the land of Hyrule. But to become worthy of them, specifically the Triforce of Courage, Link often has to bravely face many hardships and trials to prove himself. This particular side of the Sacred Triangles has always been my favorite of the three pieces, ever since I was little. I used to think I liked it so much because it’s…