Category: The Adventure of Link

If there is anything I learned from the music courses I took in college and my brief stint in trying to compose video game soundtracks, it’s that music is complicated. The entire process is a unique mix of both creative freedom and the logical underpinnings of music theory. Even as someone who doesn’t fancy themselves a composer, I find joy in understanding music and why it makes me feel a certain way. This comes double for orchestrations I hold dear,…

It’s music time again! Video game cover band The Game Brass has released their latest album. It is an ensemble selection of the Zelda series’ most popular music tracks titled Horns of Hyrule. On their Twitter page, the band announced that pre-orders of their album have opened.   It’s TIME! Pre-Orders for our newest album, “Horns of Hyrule”, are OPEN NOW! 🎶🎺 Music from The Legend of Zelda series, 11 tracks, 16-piece brass ensemble, features 40 brass playing friends, all…

It is no secret that few Zelda games have been as off-formula as the series’ second game. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is nowadays widely considered a black-sheep for its side-scrolling gameplay and punishing difficulty. Being born at least seven years after this game was released, I first encountered Zelda II as part of a bundle pack on the Gamecube known as The Legend of Zelda Collector’s Edition. Personally, I didn’t care for the game too much at the…

Zelda Dungeon is happy to officially announce this year’s Zelda Dungeon Marathon! The 2021 Zelda Dungeon Marathon will begin on Saturday July 24th at 12 PM Central Standard Time and will run through Saturday July 31st. What’s more, this will be the tenth year of the Zelda Dungeon Marathon! A decade of Zelda game shenanigans raising money for good causes! And this year for our good cause, the ZD team will be raising money for Game to Grow, a nonprofit…

Nintendo answered the cries of many long-time Zelda fans during today’s E3 Direct with the announcement of the retro-inspired Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda, launching November 12th, 2021!  Nintendo stated that the system celebrates the 35th anniversary of the franchise with three classic built-in games to play.  Included in the system are some of the earliest titles in the series: The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and Link’s Awakening. You’ll also get to play…

I’ve stated before how much I adore synthwave music. There’s something extremely nostalgic and soothing about it to me, and I can listen to it for hours on end. It definitely helps me concentrate during my day job, and anyone that also sits at a desk knows how easy it is to feel burned out or get distracted while you’re trying to get through the day. There are few things I enjoy like getting into a groove while listening to…

There are no shortage of foes for Link to pit himself against in the Zelda series. The majority of non-boss enemies in the games are comprised of monsters, bestial creatures, or undead minions. There is little in the way of active intelligence among such enemies, because they rely on instinct or malice to direct their actions. A sharp contrast can be found in the Darknuts and Iron Knuckles. These trained warriors use a mixture of quick wits, high armor, and…

When it comes to soundtracks, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link has one of the more memorable and iconic scores in the series. That said, it also doesn’t have a whole bunch of songs in its catalog. Nonetheless, the songs this title do serve to make the experience a truly unique and enjoyable one, in arguably the most unique game in the franchise. But the music of the game is also great for studying a bit of music theory, as…

The Zora stand out as one of the more prominent races in the Zelda series, second only to the Hylians, and arguably in equal position to that of the Gorons. When mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is likely to be Princess Ruto from Ocarina of Time, or the Champion Mipha from Breath of the Wild. Both NPC’s are prominent figures from their time, forming part of their own royal family and cementing the fact that their species…

Imagine if certain things had turned out differently in the history of Zelda, if just a couple changes had been made in the “real world timeline”, how different the Zelda series might look today? It’s kind of a mindbend, thinking about how history might look completely different, so this week, the gang goes full bore into the thought experiment to speculate and hypothesize what would have happened if certain things had been different over the years. What if Skyward Sword’s…