Category: The Adventure of Link

Regardless of the man hours put into preparation for large events such as E3, absolutely nothing is foolproof. This fact was demonstrated today when the expo’s West Hall suffered a short loss in power. Nintendo’s Treehouse: Live stream subsequently dropped off the air for a few minutes, but it would seem as if the company’s good-humored IT department crafted a very clever error message in case of such snafus. A call back to the second title in the Zelda franchise…

Getting to through a palace in The Adventure of Link is a testament unto itself. The map is complex, the enemies are fierce, and danger lurks everywhere. What captures the tense feel the most when entering a palace is the theme that plays inside those depths. The cover we’re looking at today reminds us that even the most calming tone can still remain the tensest. This jazz cover of the Palace Theme from The Adventure of Link comes to us from…

Welcome to Zelda Runners! It might have taken almost 8 years, but Skyward Sword finally has a breakthrough, which will surely bring the any% category under 4 hours for the first time. Want to know what I’m talking about? I cover this all in Now Playing, along with a brand new Majora’s Mask discovery too!   Now Playing As mentioned above, Skyward Sword finally has a new glitch, dubbed Reverse BiT Magic. Discovered by runner gymnast86, it allows runners to apply Skyloft properties and coordinates…

The Legend of Zelda series is full of incredible music. From iconic character and location themes to epic battle music, the series has it all. Despite the series’ popularity, the dungeon themes are some of the most under appreciated/rated music from the franchise. These themes fill the player with a sense of mystery, foreboding, and suspense. The music is a huge part of what makes a Zelda dungeon so intense and exciting. In this arrangement by Super Guitar Brothers, the…

A true staple of the Legend of Zelda series is the Rupee.  Green, blue, red or purple and other colors besides — the Rupee is the currency of Hyrule and is sometimes the key to allowing Link to move forward in-game.  A perfect example of this would be when Link must acquire the Deku Shield from the shop in Kokiri Forest in order to gain access to the Great Deku Tree in Ocarina of Time Rupees have appeared in almost every…

It’s hard to argue with anybody in discussing where The Adventure of Link places on everyone’s all-time best Zelda list. It’s most likely on the bottom of some, but one universally praised aspect of the game is its music. One of the most well-known songs (thanks in part to Super Smash Bros. Melee) from this title is, of course, the Palace Theme. The cover artist we’re looking at today agrees and has greatly increased the rock levels of this beloved…

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…

While it may be considered the black sheep of the main series, there’s no denying that Zelda II features some amazing music, so much so that it’s been included in the volumes of tracks in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Recently, Canadian pianist Laurence Manning created a medley of two of the game’s most popular tracks: “Temple”, and “Great Temple”. This piano cover brings the pieces into a more modern style, while still retaining their original harshness. Alongside this, Manning has recently completed a…

Welcome back to Zelda Runners, your bi-weekly lowdown on everything Zelda speedrunning. An action packed article this week, as we bring you the latest developments in the Wind Waker HD any% category, and an interview with a randomizer newbie! On top of this, we see the return of the Top 5 segment, this time taking a look at the Hardest Zelda Speedruns. Be sure to check it out! Now Playing This week a brand new patch for the Majora’s Mask Randomizer was released. V1.1 brings multiple large bug fixes,…

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…