Category: Phantom Hourglass

I can’t believe it’s that time already, but here we are: it’s time for Zelda Dungeon’s 2019 Edition of the Best. Zelda. Ever! Two Zelda games were released this year — one a remake, and one a spinoff — but maybe most crucially, the next mainline installment of the series was teased at E3 when Nintendo revealed the sequel to Breath of the Wild was to be released! Exciting times are ahead for Zelda fans no doubt, but let’s focus…

It’s no surprise that Phantom Hourglass doesn’t get a whole lot of love from the Zelda theorist community. Not only is it one of the least popular Zelda titles, but the story and world seems very disconnected from the rest of the series.  While this isn’t the first game to take place outside of Hyrule, something about this game in particular feels distant. However, the world of the Ocean King may not be as different from Hyrule as we originally thought. In this theory, NintendoBlackCrisis…

My friends and I recently discussed what we considered to be the single most important factor in a worthwhile gaming experience.  As expected, the views and opinions of those around me didn’t reflect my own!  I was a bit stunned to find that “fun” wasn’t the prevalent sentiment around the table that night.  I appreciate a strong narrative and graphical fidelity as much as the next guy, but there’s a reason that we keep coming back to video gaming as…

Few titles in the Zelda franchise have garnered more controversy and criticism than Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks — the notorious touch-controlled games for the Nintendo DS. When comparing these two games, fans often find stark contrast between the over-worlds and dungeons. Some players believe Phantom Hourglass has a better over-world, and some fans believe that Spirit Tracks has better dungeons. Both over-worlds are constrained to the movements of either boat or train, so opinions may come down to freedom of maneuverability and entertainment…

Zelda Dungeon is proud to announce that we have launched a new 100% video walkthrough of the Nintendo DS’ Phantom Hourglass on our official YouTube channel. Complete with commentary by our very own Caleb Simpson, this new series will help you navigate the entire game, complete every side quest, and collect every secret along the way. You can expect new entries of this walkthrough series every Saturday on our YouTube channel here. And if you want to read ahead before…

Strap in for a wild ride with the gang as they take a trip through Zelda history and talk about which games they would want to see remade. We power rank each game up until the Wii era and discuss if they need a remake, what quality of life improvements each game could make, what art style would be best for each one, and so much more! Make sure that you don’t miss this one!   Podbean | iTunes | Download Follow the Champions’…

Some of the more unique objects you encounter in the Zelda series are the Gossip Stones. In a regular encounter with one, striking a Stone causes it to bounce around and tell you the time while using a bomb on it launches it upward. However, when you get a chance to talk to a Gossip Stone while wearing the Mask of Truth in Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, Link can hear them truly speak. Theorist MaskedNintendoBandit recently released an intriguing…

Welcome to October. The month of cool air, hot drinks, and that perpetual feeling that something is watching you. That’s right, it’s time for all of those haunted feelings, and what better way to give yourself the thrill of a scare than by exploring the most haunted, cursed, and downright creepy spots in Zelda games? What triggers fear can vary widely and is deeply personal. What creeps out one player may not even phase another. The Kakariko Village Graveyard, with…

When one typically thinks of the Zelda franchise, they probably think of the first game in the series that they played, their overall favorite Zelda game, or one of the immensely-popular 3D titles. Unfortunately, several solid games are often overlooked. Perhaps the most neglected ones are the Oracle games, Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, and the DS titles, Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks. But which set of games is more underrated? Both sets seem to be among the least-played Zelda games for some reason,…

Fairies have always been around in the Zelda series, primarily aiding Link by healing him. But there are some special fairies that have stood out, becoming companions to Link throughout his adventures. Navi was the first companion fairy I met in Ocarina of Time. She was helpful in the sense of explaining the targeting system and giving the odd piece of wisdom about where to go next. Tatl followed in Majora’s Mask, although more begrudgingly to rescue her brother Tael…