Category: The Legend of Zelda

Howdy, Zelda fans! Are you ready for another Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest? In our contest last week, Link mounted the ever-lovable Thomas the Tank Engine and set out to explore Hyrule. All he needed was a conductor. Well, after searching through my screenshots folder, I did him one better. Here’s two conductors. Last Week’s Contest: Maybe next week Link will confront other PBS classics, like Reading Rainbow and Zoboomafoo. Here our non-photo caption winners: Skip: “I’m going off the rails…

Have you ever imagined what The Legend of Zelda would sound like if iconic guitarists like Jimmy Page and Brian May were performing the music for the series? Well, Helmarock: Zelda Metal Vol. II might give you some idea of how amazing it would sound! Helmarock: Zelda Metal Vol. II is an exciting new musical experience that translates some of The Legend of Zelda‘s most iconic songs into a rock and roll epic. Presented by Materia Collective, the album is…

It’s that time of the week again! Time to catch up on everything that’s been going on in the Zelda speedrunning community! This week, we’re discussing movement options and optimizations in A Link to the Past, and having a chat with an Ocarina of Time 3D moderator. Let’s get started! Now Playing The Legend of Zelda community are gearing up for their 2019 tournament, this time with a twist! The tournament will consist of three different categories – Any%, 100% No Up+A, and Swordless. Not only does…

Since its use as the Player/Menu Select theme in A Link To The Past, “Fairy Fountain” has become one of the most iconic and well-known Zelda songs. The song is so popular that it was even played live at The Game Awards by the band Imagine Dragons and Koji Kondo in 2014. Over time, the song has been covered countless times, with most of covers focusing on the serene sounds established by its original incarnation. This version by Michael Mac…

It’s hard to overstate the importance of 1986’s The Legend of Zelda, the first title in what has become our favorite game series. The game not only birthed a long-running popular franchise for Nintendo, but it also set the standard for the budding action-adventure genre and expanded the boundaries of console gaming. And though we fans discuss the Zelda series on a daily basis around here, we often forget just how important that first game was. Games journalist and historian…

Though perhaps not as extensive as that of Skyrim, Breath of the Wild‘s mod scene has been going strong ever since the Cemu Wii U emulator became capable of running it. Whether they’re bringing meme’s to the land of Hyrule or making it even more similar to an anime than it already is, there’s almost a mod for everything, including, apparently, one to remove the game’s signature cel-shading. Showcased recently by Arkh Longstride on YouTube, and created by Skalefate and altros,…

Over the many years Zelda has been a franchise, the main hero himself has gone through almost as many changes! Though he’s always had generally the same discernible features, Link sometimes has wild variations in how he both appears and engages with the world around him. As a 2D sprite, he didn’t always have that much detail, but he was just as capable of defeating Ganon as the Hero of Twilight after him! Breath of the Wild not only gave us a…

Are you ready, everyone? The latest Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest is happening right now! I couldn’t get a contest up in time for last week, but my original plan was to celebrate our Musical March Madness tournament with a musical Zelda screenshot. And after a bit of searching in Google Image Search, I present to you this Photoshop that celebrates both music and my favorite film of all time, Back to the Future. Our Last Contest: Ganondorf screamed his lungs…

The world of Zelda is truly its own character, an integral part of the experience. In each and every game, there are an abundant of breathtaking vistas and locations. For many Zelda fans, these locations often get stuck in their heads, reminding of the places we have visited in the real world and vice versa. With this in mind, what real life location remind you of locations within the Legend of Zelda series? While some us will not visit a volcano,…

Disclaimer: The video above features crude language. American rapper Soulja Boy “Tell ‘Em” has flown in Nintendo’s orbit quite frequently in recent months. In December, he promoted a line of name-branded video game consoles which turned out to be just marked up Chinese emulators; he pulled the consoles from market after Nintendo threatened legal action. It seems the young entrepreneur has not let the Big N’s threats deter him though, as he recently released a new single called “Zelda,” which…