Category: The Adventure of Link

I’ve covered The Legend of Zelda news for almost five years now, and in that time, I’ve seen more rumors than I can possibly hope to count. Something about Nintendo’s tentpole fantasy series attracts off-the-wall predictions, unverified leaks, and outright hoaxes, as fans clamor for and cling to any new information on the next Zelda adventure. And that’s one reason why this job is so much fun! Seeing the passion of the fanbase explode with each new release cycle fuels…

The cover we’re listening to today is for the Hyrule Temple Theme from Super Smash Bros. Melee and features a genre of music I’m not that familiar with, Ska. Apparently, ska is a music genre which is a hybrid mashup of both the Carribean and American musical styles, making prominent use of horn instruments. The Ska Tune Network takes this music genre and puts some more flair of sorts on this memorable score. Other ska covers he’s done for Zelda include…

One of the most memorable villains in the Zelda franchise, in my opinion, has been Dark Link. There’s just something about that battle in Ocarina of Time where he makes his first 3D appearance, and knowing that Link is battling the darkness in his heart. He’s made other appearances throughout the series, including his first in Zelda II :The Adventure of Link as the final boss of the game, and Twilight Princess, though he is merely used as a visionary tool in a…

You heard that right. Zelda tribute band Master Sword have been working hard on their new album — The Final Door. They launched a Kickstarter campaign back in November to help pay for the costs associated with making a professional album. Matt Farkas, the band’s keyboardist, explains that: “Like all the money we earn, nothing goes into our own pockets, but rather straight back into the band to make the next album, t-shirt line, music video or live show even…

Around this same time last year, we reported that Inti Creates CEO Takuya Aizu was asked in an interview what game he would like to make from any Nintendo franchise. Aizu said that he would be interested in doing a “modern remake” of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. And with the remake of Link’s Awakening right around the corner, he was asked about his answer to that question just recently. In a recent interview with Video Game Chronicle, Aizu…

Hot on the trail of their freshman album, Shadow and Steel, Zelda tribute metal band Master Sword is ready to begin recording their newest album, The Final Door. They can’t do it alone, however. In order to help make their next album a reality, the band has launched a new Kickstarter campaign The Kickstarter has a goal of $16,000, and the band has already raised almost $6,000 (at the time of writing) with just 84 backers. There are a variety of…

No game is perhaps more controversial in the Zelda franchise than Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Constantly met with harsh criticisms — rightfully so, as many would believe — and praise alike, this game stands out more than the likes of Skyward Sword or even Breath of the Wild. It is popular opinion across much of the fanbase that this game is the worst in the franchise. As part of a series that aims to analyze every game in the…

Sometimes a game comes along in a series that stands out. It is a paragon of the elements in the series and on a level untouchable by all the others. It is memorable, it is unique, and it is absolutely the most awful version of the best thing ever. That’s right. I’m talking bottom of the barrel bad. We all have a game in the Zelda series that comes to mind when thinking of the greatest, but what about the…

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…