Category: Spirit Tracks

From the boulder-like Gorons living on Death Mountain to the fish-like Zora living in Hyrule’s waterways and oceans, The Legend of Zelda has always been a franchise filled with diverse creatures and beings that spur the imagination. However in the past decade, Nintendo has regularly released a Zelda game each year, and with this consistency has more firmly set the index for creatures in the narrative universe. Koroks, Bokoblins, Lynels and others have become mainstays; many of the creatures from early…

While Zelda as a series has its roots in medieval-style fantasy, it has always been known to flirt with more futuristic elements. Dungeons like Great Bay Temple, the Palace of Twilight, Lanayru Mining Facility, and even the entire concept of Spirit Tracks really toyed with these more industrial and even electrical elements. Recently, our own Champion’s Cast explored the idea of a Cyberpunk Zelda, which focused on a very traditional dystopic cyberpunk concept, but what would a more traditional futuristic-styled…

Saving Hyrule can be exhausting, and so can life, especially after a hard day at work. Sometimes it’s nice to just sit back and relax, listen to some music and let your cares just drift away. Thankfully, German beatmaster Mikel has got you covered with Zelda & Chill II, a follow up his 2018 album Zelda & Chill. Once again teaming up with videogame record label GameChops, Mikel has been teasing the release of another lo-fi hip-hop album full of…

The end of this year is rapidly approaching, which means that it’s time for my favorite annual tradition here at Zelda Dungeon: Best. Zelda. Ever! While no new Zelda games were released this year, we did have some DLC come out for Cadence of Hyrule and we’re looking forward to the upcoming release of a new Hyrule Warriors game: Age of Calamity! The prequel to Breath of the Wild just missed the cut for this year’s list, so you’ll have…

Despite the existence of an official, overarching timeline, much of the narrative continuity throughout the Zelda series is implicit and vague. The stories in games like Link’s Awakening, Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, The Minish Cap, or Twilight Princess largely stand on their own. Winks and nods to past titles are common, but explicit references to their events or characters are very rare and usually incidental. For example, it was long theorized and eventually confirmed that the Hero’s Shade who teaches Link…

It is no question that the Zelda series is filled to the brim with music meant to either grip our fear, pull our heartstrings, or evoke our inner courage. There is a great potential power in music and Zelda composers like Koji Kondo have mastered it wonderfully for decades. Thus, already great music is only heightened in the hands of passionate fans. Symphonic Triforce, an emerging artist group on YouTube, released four re-orchestrations of memorable Zelda songs over this past summer….

Epic Games’ very public feud with Apple over its alleged App Store monopoly has had the unfortunate consequence of limiting iPhone users’ access to the popular franchise Fortnite. While console gamers and mobile gamers don’t always align in their interests, cross-platform play has widened the purview of many video game fans and brought non-traditional players to new genres. This got me wondering if now is a good time to bring a Zelda game to the mobile market. Recently, I’ve been playing…

Link is a courageous fellow, there’s no disputing that. But does jumping head-first into danger make him a halfwit? No– every iteration of Link must possess a certain amount of cunning to solve all those puzzles and expertly wield his arsenal of weapons. Regardless, while it may be easy to say that the Zelda in Skyward Sword or Breath of the Wild’s would be a stellar student, it’s a bit harder to pin-down Link’s academic abilities. There are many types…

The Legend of Zelda series has put out numerous titles with new and exciting storylines, art styles, soundtracks, and combat features — save a few where general art style and combat is shared. Some of these titles have truly embodied a fun and carefree playing experience, whereas others bring forth feelings of complexity and depth. Regardless of the what the title embodies, I feel as though there is an underlying maturity present in every Zelda game. So, when it comes…

For over 30 years, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week has been a highlight of the summer months. Celebrating both the majesty and the terror of the ocean’s apex predators, this wildly popular programming block has offered viewers a unique window into the primal world of sharks. Shark Week has been around almost as long as the Zelda series. So, in honor of this week’s sharp-toothed festivities, I set out to explore the many sharks that have existed in Hyrule and beyond….