Category: The Adventure of Link

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…

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is one of the most interesting games in the entire Zelda series. The sequel makes some ambitious changes to gameplay systems and combat seen in the original NES game. While The Adventure of Link introduced some key ideas like the Magic Meter and the iconic Dark Link, the game’s difficulty and limited lives system have made the game somewhat unattainable for many players trying to complete their video game bucket list. Despite being somewhat…

The Magic Meter is a recurring element in the Zelda series, granting Link special abilities that made gameplay feel so much more exciting.  It made its first rather basic appearance in The Adventure of Link but became more of a staple in later 3D games, with its final appearance in The Wind Waker.  I’ve often wondered why the Magic Meter wasn’t carried over to Twilight Princess, especially because it seemed like such a natural part of the series during the…

I’ve made it no secret here at the site that I have an undying love and appreciation for Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, the black sheep of the franchise. A departure from the formula established by its predecessor, Zelda II introduced a bevy of mechanics all its own — some that would see longevity throughout the franchise, and others that would be abandoned. Advanced combat mechanics such as the downward stab would return in entries like Twilight Princess, whereas the inclusion…

On The Champions’ Cast, Zelda Dungeon’s own podcast hosted by Andy Spiteri and Alasyn Eletha, there’s an often repeated saying that The Legend of Zelda games should always be ranked on “the Zelda scale,” meaning that even the worst games in the franchise are still often better than most video games; to put it more simply–there’s no such thing as a bad Zelda game (except for you Triforce Heroes!) So for today’s Daily Debate, we thought it would be worth asking: what Zelda game in your…

It is no overstatement to say that music that comes from the Zelda series is some of the best out there. Despite a likely bias on my part, there is a distinct ability of Zelda music to be adapted into so many different genres and still maintain the mystical wonder of the original tune. It truly is a testament to the genius of the initial series composer Koji Kondo, as well as the creativity and talent of the fans who…

Underground kingdoms and extreme weather shifts, time travel and civilizations sprawling the ocean floor — The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages gave players an experience unlike any in the franchise by combining the magical worlds of Holodrum and Labrynna into a legendary tale. Two game cartridges, link codes unlocking a hidden ending, and one fantastic adventure: for many, the Oracle games represent the best of what two-dimensional Zelda has to offer. As we…

The following was a long-form interview with Eddie Varnell from Boss Rush Games Network, host of Nintendo Pow Block Podcast on January 23, 2021. The interview itself is also available on the website for Boss Rush Games and anywhere Boss Rush Podcast episodes are available. As part of the collaboration between Boss Rush Games and Zelda Dungeon, the following is a selection of questions and responses from my interview with Ed. Thank you for joining me for an interview Ed…