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Category: The Wind Waker

“Zelda!” Daphnes shouted over the noise. “I’m here!” his wife called back. “I’m alright too,” the princess said from above. She had actually managed to grab hold of the ledge as the ground below had given way. “Get to Lady Impa, she can get us to safety with the soldiers.” Zelda heard her father, but she could see him. The man that had suddenly ambushed them. The man that had made her family look weak. “Father, I have a shot!…

Video games offer unique opportunities to do things we could never do in reality. In The Legend of Zelda, Link breaks the boundaries of reality often; he accomplishes many great feats of strength, uses magical items, all while traversing lethal monster infested dungeons. In addition to breaking boundaries of reality, moral restrictions can also be disregarded in video games, and occasionally they require that the characters engage in unlawful activities by reality’s standard. While Link is a courageous hero trying…

Welcome back to your almost-but-not-quite bi-weekly installment of all things Zelda Speedrunning (we’ll be back to normal service soon I promise)! Not much happened in the lull between the last article and Summer Games Done Quick, only the discovery of a skip 17 years in the making, a moonjump exploit, and a double items glitch breaking A Link to the Past even more. Like I said, nothing really to see here…   Now Playing There’s so much to cover that I don’t really know…

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is one of the most iconic and memorable games in the series. While the cel-shaded graphics were initially the target of some criticism, the art style has aged supremely well over time. Additionally, the story of The Wind Waker proved to be one of the most poignant and stirring in series history. The memorable art style, immense story, and satisfying gameplay have contributed to The Wind Waker‘s status as a beloved classic. And…

Finally, after 17 long years, one of the most elusive skips in all of Zelda speedrunning has been cracked. The barrier surrounding the submerged Hyrule Castle in The Wind Waker blocked runners from progressing to Ganon’s Tower early in the game, forcing them to collect the Master Sword and the Triforce of Courage before they could proceed. This, of course, was a lengthy distraction, but no method could be found to skip the barrier. The final piece of the puzzle was a…

There was a heavy ringing in Osmond’s ears that made him hesitate as he climbed to his feet. He pushed the tip of his sword into the ground and heaved himself up to his knees, coughing as the cloud of dust enveloped him. “On your feet lad,” a voice said, as a hand grabbed hold of his shoulder. “Sir Ralphine?” “Drop the formalities son, now is the time to fight!” He drew his sword and swung it at an obscured…

It’s been over two years since Breath of the Wild‘s release, and fans are still finding Easter Eggs hidden within the game. One of the most recent Easter Eggs discovered (or at least one that has recently gained a lot of attention online) actually happens to be one of those hidden in plain sight yet subtle enough to escape even eagle-eyed fans for so long. Recently highlighted by Jon of GameXplain, this Easter Egg comes in the form of Lurelin…

Music is a defining feature of The Legend of Zelda series, so much so that it becomes its own character. The soundscape molds Hyrule around Link and his friends, giving character to those he interacts with and helps the player connect with them on an emotional level. The awe-striking music from The Legend of Zelda played a significant role in why I chose to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in music, and it is why I have decided to take an in-depth look at different tracks…

For years to come, Breath of the Wild will be hailed as a revolutionary video game. Nintendo’s masterpiece will influence how millions of fans, critics, and developers think about action adventure games. As a Zelda acolyte, I’ve spent over 250 hours in Breath of the Wild‘s immense and stunning playground. It’s a game with incredible opportunities for exploration and experimentation. However, despite the game’s incredible gameplay, the story and key bosses fell short of what many Zelda fans might have…

A burst of excitement swelled up from the crowd as some entertainers from the Gerudo city, Medina completed their act. It was a daring act of magic consisting of fire and ice coming together to create something similar to fireworks. The fact that they used a pair of ancient tools to do it was truly remarkable. “You don’t really think he’ll listen, do you?” Sagesse said, not lifting his head. Had Kalia not known of Sagesse’s tendency to meditate during…