Category: The Wind Waker

It’s beyond doubt that the myths of King Arthur and the mystical sword Excalibur influenced many aspects of the Zelda series, particularly in Ocarina of Time. As a result, Excalibur, based on Le Morte d’Arthur by Thomas Malory, is possibly the most Zelda-like movie that can be found. The film’s setting, characters, and depiction of the Hero’s Journey have a clear connection to the core elements of the Zelda series, and it thus succeeds in bringing the the core elements of the…

I like to consider myself a Disney enthusiast, and I’m happy to say that I’ve seen every animated classic that Disney has under its belt. Disney has many major franchises under its umbrella of influence, but the thing that puts Disney on top was its animation. Everyone knows the classics: Snow White, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, and the list goes on. Many of these classics we’ve watched since childhood, but there are a few of Disney’s animated…

It’s no secret that video games, the lifeblood of many of you reading this, can become frustrating at times. I know, right? What’s supposed to be our getaway from the real world can actually make us want to rage instead. There are times when we just switch off from that game and jump into a different one to help us relax or let us switch our brains off for a bit. These thoughts came to the light for me more…

Although the Zelda franchise features a protagonist that stays silent for the most part, the series is not without memorable quotes. On the more iconic side is, of course, “It’s dangerous to go alone, take this!” from The Legend of Zelda, or “You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you?” from Majora’s Mask. But there are also sayings that are famously comedic, like “I am Error” from The Adventure of Link, or Groose’s suggestion to name Hyrule “Grooseland” upon first landing on the surface…

You gotta love it when two great things come together: peanut butter and jelly, ketchup and mustard, salt and pepper, Zelda and Dynasty Warriors. And sometimes a very unexpected pairing can end up a very pleasant surprise, as bringing together two unlike things somehow just works out in the end. Mark Kurko has been working on a Banjo-Kazooie /Ocarina of Time mod project for a little over five years now called The Legend of Banjo-Kazooie: The Jiggies of Time, using…

When The Legend of Zelda was released in Japan back in 1986, did producers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka ever consider that fans might debate this topic over thirty four years later? Apparently, humans are capable of feeling twenty seven different emotions, with some overlap, and often at the same time. Is it possible that the Zelda series is capable of creating scenes and characters that stir up emotions? In my opinion, the answer to that is a resounding yes!…

One of the more complex aspects of the Zelda series is the timeline that unites the games. While a subject of both debate and confusion among the fanbase, the timeline connects the titles in interesting ways. By bringing cohesion to games that are usually not direct sequels, the timeline depicted in Hyrule Historia gives the series’ lore structure and order. However, there are still some gaps present in the official timeline, some of which being the Hyrulean Civil War preceding…

Trademark renewals are a common process for companies to prove that they are still using given intellectual properties, and to prevent other companies from using the same names. Usually you won’t hear news about the renewals because they typically aren’t very noteworthy. However, Nintendo has managed to turn heads with recent trademark renewals because of the sheer amount of games they have renewed all at once. Among the renewed trademarks, there are 6 Zelda titles on the list. Notably, all…

The Triforce of Courage grants each incarnation of Link with the bravery necessary to vanquishing evil and saving Hyrule from destruction. Link’s courage manifests itself in different ways throughout the series as well. Whether it’s Link venturing to the unexplored Surface to rescue Zelda in Skyward Sword, or Link turning back time to save Termina within three days in Majora’s Mask, each iteration of Link has courage that is a core component of his personality and his actions. That’s all…

A new decade may now be upon us, but we at Zelda Dungeon wanted to take one final look at the decade that was before we shut the door on it completely. The 2010’s can be seen as a rollercoaster ride for The Legend of Zelda, full of many euphoric highs and a few disappointing lows. But with all things said and done, it’s hard to look back at the past ten years and say that the series didn’t experience…