Category: Phantom Hourglass

Every time a new Zelda game comes around, I can’t wait to explore its dungeons. There’s just something about that feeling of progression– collecting keys, opening chests, solving puzzles, tackling larger-than-life bosses– that speaks to me. It’s certainly no coincidence that my favorite Zelda entries are those with the strongest dungeons. Indeed, for many fans, these sections have been an integral part of the series. That said, not every dungeon receives a ton of love. From Ocarina of Time’s Water…

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…

With the release of Breath of the Wild, there are now seemingly endless treasures in The Legend of Zelda series. These items are most often used for upgrading some aspect of Link’s equipment, but lots of them also just look really frickin’ cool! From their first appearance in Phantom Hourglass to the aforementioned Breath of the Wild, the many treasures have been begging to be made into real life trinkets. Most of my favorite treasures come from Skyward Sword. A miniature Golden Skull would look nice…

As far as Zelda villains go, it’s sometimes easy to forget we’ve got more than just our tried and tested evil lord Ganondorf. A permanent series mainstay, ever reincarnating from original ancient evil Demise,  he remains the father of all things dire in the realm of Hyrule. He’s supported by the likes of crass clowns and hysterical harlequins with delusions of grandeur, like living sword Ghirahim or the Usurper King Zant. If they’re not Ganon, they’re often effeminate tricksters like…

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…

Phantom Hourglass is one of the Zelda games that I wish I enjoyed more. As the sequel to The Wind Waker, among one of my top favorites in the series, the cliffhanger of Link and Tetra sailing into the unknown was an incredible ending that left the door open for so many different opportunities. I thought Phantom Hourglass played it disappointingly safe, and among one of the biggest problems for me was that within minutes of the game’s introduction, Tetra…

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…

Can the Zelda timeline actually be articulated? Since the timeline’s official release in the Hyrule Historia back in 2011, this is a hot question that has been pondered, sworn by and over, and debated by fans of the series until we turn blue in the face. And then, you know, when we finally think we somewhat have the grasp of it, Nintendo has to go and throw a couple wrenches into their own mess with the Encyclopedia and the revelation of Breath of the Wild’s…

It’s Companion Week over here at Zelda Dungeon, and we’re getting the week started with a bang! This week, the boys sit down to discuss every Zelda Companion EVER. Buckle in, because it’s a long one; we discuss our favorites, least favorites, weigh in on how usefulness affects our liking, and debate what exactly constitutes a companion. Is Navi really as annoying as they say? Is Midna really as great as people make her out to be? Is it time…

Whether Link is traveling by foot or on a boat, many of the games in the Zelda series have a little trick or two you can do to make traveling a little faster. The most common method is rolling. This can be done in Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker, and more. Oddly our hero has endless stamina and gets around faster by somersaulting, but you have to put up with his repeated cries each time you do it….