Category: Oracle of Ages

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,…

The world of The Legend of Zelda is obviously very different from our own. The denizens of our humble realm don’t have ready access to magical instruments, we may never experience the inebriating effects of Chateau Romani, and we’ll — hopefully — never have to sprint for our lives from a vengeful Peahat. But for all the disparities between our world and Zelda‘s, one universal constant still exists: dog is still man’s best friend. Much like our world, the Zelda…

As Zelda grows and changes, aspects that seemed crucial slowly slip away, shift or change. Magic for example was once a big deal, but one aspect that seemed quintessentially Zelda was that of mystic melodies played on hallowed instruments. An ocarina, a conductor’s baton, even pan pipes and a few harps, divine musical instruments were once the bread and butter of a Zelda title. Players even went so far as to collect eight different kinds to wake up the Windfish…

We’ve finally come to the end of our mini series on pacing in The Legend of Zelda series. This time around, Mas and I reveal the games with think have the best pacing. Feel free to let us know what you think about our picks! Were we off on anything? You can check out more of our discussion videos here: Hyrule Compendium Also feel free to check out the other videos on our Youtube channel and subscribe! For more of our thoughts, check…

Hello everybody, and welcome to Zelda Dungeon’s Best Zelda Ever 2018! Although no new Zelda games were released in the time between our list last year and now, by no means has it been a quiet time for Zelda fans. The biggest x-factor heading into our 2017 edition of the list was the recently released Breath of the Wild, and it would be fair to say that the latest Zelda adventure retains that x-factor title this year as well. As…

It’s the day after Halloween, and I am not ready to move on. I don’t care that my favorite holiday is over – I’m going to keep the ball rolling! Let’s talk about all things horror in The Legend of Zelda! Why? Because, for a series often classified as “action/adventure” and “fantasy,” it sure holds its fair share of creepy moments. Taking the Mirror from Yeta in Twilight Princess? Nope. Passing Redeads in Castle Town in Ocarina of Time? Absolutely nope. “???”…

Hyrule Castle is one of the most iconic locations in The Legend of Zelda series. The seat of Hyrule’s government has been featured in a variety of different forms throughout the years. With each new game, the designers and developers take time to create a new version of Hyrule Castle. Seeing the newest version of the iconic castle is always a treat for fans and critics, who are desperately waiting for news about the next  Zelda game. Hyrule Castle was…

Enemies. We all have our favorites, the ones we love, and the ones we love to hate. But, have you ever considered which you would want to be? Let’s say, hypothetically – everyone loves a good hypothetical, right? – you find yourself transported into the land of Hyrule. Darkness has fallen. Things aren’t looking so great; they’re bleak, and covered in the blackish-reddish-pinkish ichor of Malice. Ganon reigns supreme now. And you…aren’t the hero. In fact, it is your mission…

The Legend of Zelda series has hit all of Nintendo’s platforms, giving it a wide variety of stylistic changes throughout the course of its lifetime. This has given Nintendo lots of time to experiment with different “depths” or dimensions, including the 2D era of the 8 and 16-bit. This would then hit systems like the NES and the Game Boy Color. It would then transition into the 3D era of the Nintendo 64 and the most recent Switch. Before their newest…

There are some boss fights that would be considered staples in the franchise series due to their iconography or the quintessentially Zelda strategy needed to beat them. With recurring bosses like Gohma, Manhandla, Dodongo, Mothula, and Gleeok appearing in several of the games (along with different named bosses, but all requiring the same strategy to defeat them) there are also a number of bosses that have only appeared in a new of games. If I had to pick a boss that…