Category: Spirit Tracks

My “What If…?” comes from a mix of places and has already been (or will be) explored in part this week. What if the Adult Timeline was drastically altered? I thought about it and wanted to make it unique in a way only I could provide. As I thought about it though, I realized I already had a perfect template for this. My Zelda novel and ongoing fan fiction piece, The Era Without A Hero! I was sitting at my…

Music is a defining feature of The Legend of Zelda series, so much so that it becomes its own character. The soundscape molds Hyrule around Link and his friends, giving character to those he interacts with and helps the player connect with them on an emotional level. The awe-striking music from The Legend of Zelda played a significant role in why I chose to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in music, and it is why I have decided to take an in-depth look at different tracks…

Throughout The Legend of Zelda series, Link has often had a partner to accompany him on his adventures throughout Hyrule and beyond.  These companions usually do their best to help Link to progress in his quest and can even have their own personality to help spice things up!  Some great examples of noteworthy companions would be Tatl from Majora’s Mask and Midna from Twilight Princess.  Even Princess Zelda from Spirit Tracks had the role of Link’s companion, and the player could…

One of the great things about the Legend of Zelda franchise is that it is suitable for fans of almost any age.   The series holds a vast amount of lore that more experienced gamers can sink their teeth in to, while on the flip-side, the individual story-lines of each game are relatively easy to follow.  This means that younger players who may be totally inexperienced with the Zelda series can immerse themselves in one title in particular and then grow…

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…

I’m not one to bring up my personal life in my work for Zelda Dungeon, but with this week being the Week of Love, I felt compelled to lift the curtain a bit on what goes on IRL. Last year, something pretty big happened for me: I got married! And as much as I love my new wife with all my heart, I must admit that she is very much not a gamer. She had only held a controller a…

The latest update to the My Nintendo rewards program for Europe now includes The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. If you are a member of the My Nintendo rewards program and have at least 40 Gold Points stashed away, you can avail of a 40% discount on the game of your choice. Both games are available as Virtual Console DS games, which will allow you to embark upon your quest to save Hyrule from the…

Spirit Tracks is Zelda‘s second foray into the world of the Nintendo DS, with Phantom Hourglass being the first. Despite what has been said about “Link’s Great Train Adventure”, the game is still considered by many to be a fun experience overall. But what kind of secrets are yet to be discovered about this DS title? I guess it’s time to take a much deeper dive into what makes the train in Spirit Tracks chug along. A little over a month ago, the…

It’s that time of year again, for family, friends, celebration, and really questionable choices of sweaters. The lights are hung, the candles are lit, the end of the year is upon us, and no matter which holiday you celebrate or why, this is a season for cheer and good times. You have decided to host a party for all your favorite characters in The Legend of Zelda. So, who all do you invite? Let’s face it, each of the characters would…

The Legend of Zelda has my favorite end credits sequences in video games and movies. Unlike most movies where I walk out a minute or two after the film is over, I always watch staff rolls in Zelda games right to the very end. Usually, these game’s credits/staff rolls include a new musical composition (or a combination of multiple themes arranged especially for the occasion) and the video/visual sequence take you on a trip through the different locations you have traveled…