Category: The Adventure of Link

Originally released in 2002 as a pre-order bonus for The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Master Quest is a revised version of the beloved 1998 classic. Ocarina‘s overworld, characters, towns, and story all remain intact, while the dungeons were completely overhauled. Existing rooms were shuffled, new puzzles were created, and optional items were made mandatory. The entire game is also mirrored, a simple change that works surprisingly well at freshening up the game and disorienting experienced…

Another year has come and gone, and with it, one of the Zelda franchise’s biggest years in recent memory. This year marked so many things for The Legend of Zelda, not least of all the release of the long-awaited Tears of the Kingdom. After four long years of delays, theories, and sparse trailers which were few and far between, we finally got to experience the sequel to 2017’s revolutionary Breath of the Wild. Still, that’s barely scratching the surface. Shortly…

First introduced to the Zelda world 32 years ago, the Blade of Evil’s Bane, AKA the Master Sword has been a key staple in the series in nearly every game since. Though its powers and abilities have seen some small changes over the past few decades, it is still the key item used to help vanquish any darkness that threatens Hyrule. With what is considered to be one of the most iconic weapons in video game history at the helm of…

It’s here! It’s finally here! With another calendar year quickly coming to a close, it is time once again for us to present Zelda Dungeon’s proudest tradition: Best Zelda Ever! At the end of every year, the amazing team here at ZD comes together to rank every single Zelda title from worst to best. The task is never easy, but this year’s ranking proved particularly challenging due to some major shakeups. Not only did we, as we always do, see new…

Imagine a Christmas tree in your home with no Zelda ornaments. For some of you, it may be a sad reality. How can your family and friends know about your unconditional love for your favorite video game franchise? Thanks to creatives like GameWizardStudio, you no longer are so threatened by an ornament-less fate, as multiple sets of Zelda-themed ornaments are available right now on Etsy! The decorations are made of Baltic Birch wood, giving it a natural feel. One listing features…

What makes a game deserving of a remake? Maybe hardware limitations hindered a game from reaching its full potential. Maybe the gameplay mechanics haven’t stood the test of time, or the controls are dated and foreign to a modern audience. Maybe the story is worth retelling in an entirely new genre. Maybe a new hardware feature presents an opportunity to enhance the game in an exciting way. There is a plethora of reasons why a game might be worthy of…

One of the most adored elements of all Zelda games has been its music. Is it even more revered than Zelda‘s legendary dungeons? That’s a debate for another time. However, some of the most noteworthy songs from the franchise don’t come from its puzzling levels and lairs, but other environments instead — think of the areas where we learn songs like “Kokiri Forest,” “The Great Sea,” and “Ballad of the Goddess.” So, I think it’s healthy to annually revisit what…

One of the more unique exhibits at PAX West 2023 is the Art of Nintendo Power gallery. The exhibit features several dozen framed pages from a range of issues of Nintendo Power, part of a private collection from video game preservation advocate and gaming historian Stephan Reese, who started the non-profit Interactive Art Collection to assist with these endeavors. Getting a chance to chat with him as he personally guided us through the exhibits was a privilege I won’t soon forget. Growing…

A world of water with islands scattered across it, hosting only a handful of inhabitants settled amongst them, without a country to unite them. When our hero awakes, it’s not into a medieval land filled with castles, dark forests, and sprawling green fields to ride horses across, but a tropical ocean as far as the eye can see. Link isn’t thrust into an adventure to save a princess from the get-go; there’s only a simple request to meet his grandmother…

Trigger Warning: This article references to mental health challenges, suicide, and suicicidal ideation. Spoiler Warning: This article references content from the first few hours of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It is possible the comments section of this article could also contain spoilers for Tears of the Kingdom in both pictures and words. Please click at your own risk. It’s no surprise that the fantastical worlds of video games — with the Legend of Zelda series as a…