Category: The Legend of Zelda

Have you ever wanted to host a Nintendo-themed birthday or give someone a card with their favorite character, but just couldn’t find one? Fret no more, because UK-based greeting card company Moonpig has you covered with these new officially licensed Nintendo cards! From a newly launched collection featuring Zelda, Mario, Pokémon, Splatoon, Donkey Kong, and Animal Crossing, Moonpig offers a large variety of customizable character-themed birthday cards. These customizations allow customers to not only put the birthday person’s name on a…

It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays. An ornament is a perfect gift to give to a loved one during the season, and this year, you can give the Nintendo lover in your life an adorable Nintendo-inspired keepsake. Hallmark has revealed their new line of Nintendo keepsake ornaments for 2021, and now is the time to grab yours. Hallmark has a section of gifts known as “keepsakes,” and these ornaments are skillfully crafted and seasonally inspired. However,…

The de-make is a burgeoning genre in the world of fan games. These unique projects take an established video game title, usually one from a long-running series, and re-imagine it with the graphics and gameplay of older or less powerful hardware. A Nintendo 64 game could be re-imagined as an NES or Game Boy title, or a GameCube game could be re-imagined as a Super NES or Game Boy Advance title. With the recent release of high-profile de-makes like Prime…

Zelda fans all know the moment–the first time in the franchise history that players took hold of the controller and guided Link into a small cave at the top of the screen; an Old Man warns the Hero and gives him the Wooden Sword. Now thanks to Esty artist ChikkiThingsLtd, fans can leave home with a wave of nostalgia–and perhaps finally remember their keys! This Zelda key holder includes five key ring swords, which lock into place for storage; and…

Mases and Gooey are back at it again; this latest episode of Zelda Warfare features the Temple of Time from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The pair have been making their way through the game, completing various dungeons and mini-game challenges. Gooey currently leads the competition with 11 wins to Mases’ 7. For this competition, the rules of engagement are simple: players may only use the hidden skills for combat, along with the Lamp, Hookshot, Spinner, Slingshot, and Dominion Rod. While…

As part of the celebrations for the Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary, Animal Crossing: New Horizons received an update which allowed players to purchase some really cool Super Mario-themed furniture and items.  Players raced to the Special Goods section of their Nook Shopping to get their hands on Fire Flowers, Floating Blocks, Goal Poles and more.  With such an awesome way of celebrating the franchises big occasion, it seemed natural to assume that The Legend of Zelda would be next…

Until Breath of the Wild came along with its open world and focus on emergent narrative, Zelda side quests came in basically two flavors: little side stories that would reward Link with a piece of heart, and minigames that would reward Link with… a piece of heart. Sure, there were other prize bundles here and there, but 25% of any meaty distraction came with the whiff of a new Heart Container. That’s no knock; I see Zelda‘s relatively low number…

The Wind Waker is one of the most beloved games in the Zelda series. The stirring music, gorgeous art style, and timeless story have been lauded by fans and critics across the world. However, despite the game’s immense popularity, The Wind Waker has never received a true successor. While Phantom Hourglass directly continued the story of Link and Tetra, the technological limits of the DS resulted in a game that was quite different from its forebearer. For one, the sailing,…

Our friends over at Linktober are hosting an online Zelda-themed “comic-con” to support artists and creators within the Zelda community for a second summer in a row. Last year was the first year for the virtual event, and it is returning again early this summer. Zelda Creator Con will once again take place as a virtual convention. A date for the event has yet to be revealed, but more details are expected to come very soon. You can find more information…

Our very own Mases and Gooey are back with this month’s Definitive Ranking on the Zelda Dungeon YouTube channel. For this go around, they have the unenviable task of considering the merits of the Phillips CD-i Zelda games in honor of April Fool’s Day. For such infamy, the hosts show a good time of finding the hidden charms in these largely ridiculed games. Certain touches in the design and art were able to worm their way into players’ hearts —…