Category: Skyward Sword

Zelda games house many iconic and memorable areas. It’s difficult not to associate the franchise with the mazes of the Lost Woods, the fires of Death Mountain, or the regality of Hyrule Castle. Yet, the perilous desert regions seem to stand out in their own special way as a fan favorite. In a recent video, YouTuber Croton explored the reasons why desert areas in Zelda games are so iconic, specifically Lanayru Desert in Skyward Sword and Gerudo Desert in Ocarina of Time,…

Since I discovered his channel several years ago, Arlo has been among my favorite YouTubers. His Muppet-inspired persona, unbridled enthusiasm for Nintendo, and propensity for dad humor are just infectious. And as much I love hearing him delve into the goings-on of the big N at large, his Zelda-centered analyses are often in a league of their own. Peak Arlo, if you ask me. The Cookie Monster-esque pundit’s latest video is particularly juicy, as it explores one of my favorite…

The origins of Hyrule would not be complete without mentioning the Golden Goddesses – Farore, Din, and Nayru. As detailed in Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess, they ascended to the heavens and left the Triforce in their stead. Yet, before they did, they entrusted the goddess Hylia to protect the land and it’s denizens. Hylians, in consequence, have seemed to maintain a faith and loyalty to their goddesses for eons since. However, the Golden Goddesses and Hylia’s silence in…

Zelda lore is heavily steeped in ancient mythos, with the goddesses creating the land of Hyrule before departing to the heavens. While much of the series’ lore revolves around the three Golden Goddesses, other games include references to other gods, such as Majora’s Mask with the Goddess of Time, Skyward Sword with the Goddess Hylia, and The Wind Waker with the Wind Gods Zephos and Cyclos. There are also many lesser-beings who (while not considered gods or deities) are still…

The Zelda series is home to many popular locales that have been a recurring feature in the franchise. Gerudo Desert, Death Mountain, and Zora’s Domain are prime examples of locations that players have revisited in different games. Although the appearance of these locations has changed throughout the series, their existence has remained constant. In Breath of the Wild we were given an open world view of Hyrule, where many popular locales and races returned. Hyrule’s regions were expanded, and suddenly…

Twilight Princess is a game that is notable for moving away from the brighter graphics and colors seen in its predecessors. In response to criticism about The Wind Waker‘s cartoonish graphics from Western gamers, Nintendo created Twilight Princess with the intention of appeasing those fans and producing a more dark and realistic looking game. On one hand, I can’t blame Nintendo for trying something new, and there were times when the game’s darker, more muted colors conveyed a sense of…

As October draws to a close, the time to get down with our spooky selves is here! From pumpkin carving to crafting intricate costumes, there are plenty of ways to keep your spooky spirit happy. While a traditional Jack-O-Lantern is good, I’m fairly certain we can all agree that a Zelda-inspired one is even better! There’s plenty of inspiration from every Zelda game that you could incorporate into your celebrations. And not even just the obviously spooky stuff, like grave digging…

I was introduced to the Zelda series during the Nintendo 64 generation with Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. And as much their grand scale and state-of-the-art graphics left an impact on me as a young gamer, the inclusion of horror elements in these games equally stuck with me after I had finished their main quests. Locations like the Shadow Temple and Ikana Canyon fueled nightmares; and enemies like ReDeads and Dead Hands sustained a profound fear of the dark…

Most Zelda fans (myself included) love to collect amiibo based on the series. The more detailed figurines can look fantastic on your shelf as a display all of their own. Some amiibo are essential for collecting rare items, weapons, or clothing linked to a certain game. It can be very frustrating for a fan, though, when a specific amiibo they want becomes out of stock. Well, you could be in luck here, as Nintendo UK’s Official Online Store has relisted…

Music has always been an essential part of The Legend of Zelda, and I’m sure we can all recall a brain worm that has got stuck in our heads. I feel the Dragon Roost Island theme from The Wind Waker has a lot to answer for in this regard! There is a whole back catalogue of calming songs that can soothe the soul such as the “Isle of Songs” from Skyward Sword. There are pieces of music that pull on our…