Category: The Adventure of Link

I love keeping things neat and organized. My DVDs, Blu Rays, current and retro games; everything is shelved neatly and alphabetized. My notebooks are color coded, and I keep the boxes to all of my electronics. So, it truly pains me to say this, but The Legend of Zelda “official timeline” is unnecessary fluff. There are, of course, many through-lines within the series that connect individual games to each other. Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask share a hero, as…

Over the years, Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto has been outspoken about his love for classic Disney films and about their influence on his own creative work. As an aspiring cartoonist in his youth, he looked to the characters of Disney’s golden age for inspiration; and upon breaking into the video game industry, elements from those animated classics invariably informed his early works. Miyamoto has even admitted that Disney’s Peter Pan served as an inspiration for Link in The Legend of…

By now, we all know what Link’s actual next adventure will be. Or, at least we have an idea. Last year, Nintendo surprised us with the announcement of Breath of the Wild 2. While that’s almost certainly a working title, we have at least a vague idea of what to expect in the next major Zelda release. But beyond that, the sky is truly the limit for Nintendo. Sales of the Link’s Awakening remake have been through the roof, clearly showing…

Earlier today, I was listening to friends talking about the frustrations of grinding in JRPG’s. I’ve never been keen on the genre, or with turned-based RPG’s in general where the entire basis of the game requires grinding. I’ve never played any of the Pokémon games, and my only experience with turned-based RPG’s is The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age – it left a very sour taste in my mouth. While grinding is something that ends up being done…

Trademark renewals are a common process for companies to prove that they are still using given intellectual properties, and to prevent other companies from using the same names. Usually you won’t hear news about the renewals because they typically aren’t very noteworthy. However, Nintendo has managed to turn heads with recent trademark renewals because of the sheer amount of games they have renewed all at once. Among the renewed trademarks, there are 6 Zelda titles on the list. Notably, all…

If you’re like me, you don’t think that Zelda II: The Adventure of Link gets the love and appreciation that it deserves. Well, apparently neither does musician Clayton Stroup, who has recorded an absolutely amazing rendition of the Temple theme from the aforementioned black sheep of the franchise. This is one of my personal favorite pieces from the series, and I’m extremely impressed with what Stroup has done with it. For those unfamiliar with his work, Clayton takes up every necessary…

At some point, almost everyone has wondered what their favorite game would be like with the mechanics of another game mashed inside. In fact, people have modded popular games in order to insert some crazy, cool stuff within! So what mechanic from another game would you like to be included in your favorite Zelda game? I can’t take credit for this idea because my husband came up with it, so for fun I’ll include his and then add mine. He…

There are several things I can always count on to start a new year: first, the bitter cold of the American Midwest; second, Hockey season in full swing. And finally, I have a full week of gaming speedruns to watch! The AGDQ 2020 speedrunning marathon has come and gone, having raised $3.16 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Among many notable runs, one of the highlights was the Legend of Zelda relay race. Nine runners went head-to-head, trying to finish…

I’ve done a few speedruns, but I wouldn’t call myself a speedrunner. There are so many amazing speedrunners out there, and I am always amazed to watch them have a go at Zelda games! You can check out some awesome speedruns on Games Done Quick, and the Zelda Dungeon Marathoners often run our favorite Zelda games at a quick pace! So here’s the question; what is your favorite Zelda game to speedrun or watch as a speedrun? Last Summer’s Games…

We’re back and kicking off 2020 in a hot way by going nearly an hour and half talking about the supposed back sheep of the Zelda series… Zelda II Adventure of Link! Somehow, we convinced Mases to join us two weeks in a row to deep dive into the second NES Zelda title. What did we love? What do we hate? Is this game as bad as people say? Can a new player realistically enjoy it in 202? And most…