Category: Phantom Hourglass

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….

Update #2: Work is complete on Zelda Cinematica, and Samos Studios has begun distributing the album to Kickstarter backers. The album will release to the public on September 25th. Update #1: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sam Dillon of Samos Studios has announced that Zelda Cinematica has been delayed. Dillon hopes to finish editing audio within the week, but no specific release date has been set. Many different musical groups and artists have covered the music of The Legend of Zelda over the years. The series has a catalog…

The Zelda series has always knocked it out of the park with its games’ box art and external packaging. The talented artists of Nintendo have time and time again delivered an inviting and endearing glimpse at the adventure that awaits in each title, whether they present a striking mural / collage of characters and set pieces, or they represent the class and majesty of the Zelda brand through a gold-centric design. But we can’t have a debate if we all…