Category: Skyward Sword

Zelda fans rejoice! We are just about ready to kick off another edition of Zelda Dungeon’s weekly Caption Contest! When I first started writing for the site, it seemed like Groose from Skyward Sword had become of the most popular new characters in the Zelda series. There were songs, there were memes, and it seemed like fans just couldn’t get enough of the loosed Groose. Since then, Groose’s star has fallen a bit, which is why thought it appropriate to…

From the surreal tones in Majora’s Mask to the sweeping watercolors and cel shading in Skyward Sword, each game in Zelda franchise has its own unique look that sets it apart from the rest. Each style is carefully crafted to evoke the mood and feel of the overall game. The recent reveal of Link’s Awakening for the Switch treated players to a new art style that was reminiscent—yet still distinct—from A Link Between Worlds. The light and colors are lush, everything…

Whenever a game is released, it is subject to scrutiny. The reputation of a video game, much like a film or novel, can be influenced by many factors ranging from the actual quality of the product to the voiced perception of those who have played said game. The stigma of a video game can cause the number of potential new players to dwindle or soar when they see established fans and critics make certain claims about the game, for better…

Starting May 24th and running through to the 27th, Bingothon returns for a second time, after its debut in December of last year proved popular. The event is founded mainly by Zelda speedrunners, including Pikastroff and Floha, both of whom have been interviewed in our Zelda Runners series! The event focuses on a particular type of speedruns, as suggested by the name – Bingo. The exact object of these changes depending on the type of bingo being used, regular bingo appears alongside…

It’s that time of the week again! Time to catch up on everything that’s been going on in the Zelda speedrunning community! This week, we’re discussing movement options and optimizations in A Link to the Past, and having a chat with an Ocarina of Time 3D moderator. Let’s get started! Now Playing The Legend of Zelda community are gearing up for their 2019 tournament, this time with a twist! The tournament will consist of three different categories – Any%, 100% No Up+A, and Swordless. Not only does…

When it comes to dungeons, The Legend of Zelda loves its themes. The early, 3D entries, especially, doubled down on giving each temple a specific motif and sticking to it. Ocarina of Time’s Fire Temple, for instance, is a straight-up, no-nonsense, fire-themed level. The Wind Waker’s Forbidden Woods? That’s a forest dungeon if ever I’ve seen one. More recent titles have experimented with multiple ingredients, with Twilight Princess’ Arbiter’s Grounds feeling more like a blend of desert and shadow. Similarly, the Ancient Cistern…

Books and video games share a lot of traits with each other. From serving the role as a place to escape and experience worlds unlike any other, to having fanbases that are dedicated and die hard, the cultures of each format are very similar. So, what about that realm where they overlap? The Legend of Zelda series is no stranger to the graphic novel genre, but we’re talking more about traditional text here. Several famous video game franchises have broken…

Update: The Legend of Zelda Concert 2018 Original Soundtrack is now available with international shipping from Amazon Japan right here. The collection costs, before shipping,¥4,972 yen (approximately $44.50 USD), and the standalone CD costs, before shipping,¥3,240 yen (approximately $29 USD). Amazon US still has the collection available for pre-order for $65 USD right here, with a release date of March 15th. Original: Zelda music lovers, rejoice! In December 2018, Tokyo had their ears and imaginations graced by The Legend of Zelda Concert…

Hello everybody and WELCOME to Zelda Dungeon’s MUSICAL MARCH MADNESS. The premise is simple: 64 songs will go head to head in a series of single elimination matches, with the winner advancing to the next round, until there is only ONE song left standing that can be called the Greatest Zelda Song Ever. This post will be updated DAILY with new match-ups, so make sure you bookmark it. Polls will last 24 HOURS, STARTING AND ENDING AT 5 PM PACIFIC…

The Zelda series has experimented with a variety of motifs for its dungeons throughout the years. Forest, fire, ice, water, desert, shadow– heck, a couple of temples have even centered on time itself! That said, Nintendo is nothing if not imaginative. There’s got to be some ground left to cover; a dungeon theme we’ve each been dying to see in a Zelda game. Although I’m not crazy about most of Breath of the Wild’s dungeons, one element I seriously appreciate…