Category: The Wind Waker

ReDeads. They’ve been present in just about every 3D Zelda title, to varying degrees of creepiness. One scream is all it takes to petrify both Link and the player, but they were noticeably absent in Breath of the Wild. In fact, there was a lack of any creepy area in the game (if you don’t count the whole map as being creepy). This got me thinking, where could Nintendo take ReDeads next? Of course, it all depends heavily on the art style of…

Recurring races throughout the Zelda franchise helps keep the games familiar to the players. If you come across a Goron, or a Zora, you know you’re playing Zelda game, and are even sure to see some sort of fire and/or water themed dungeons and puzzles. Breath of the Wild brought back the Rito, who have until then only been seen in The Wind Waker. A lot of players really liked that, and it even inspired some debate about how the Zora and the Rito could coexist in one…

Youtuber Zeltik recently published a theory about Link’s most powerful armor in the Legend of Zelda series.  Zeltik begins his theory with a discussion based on the Hero of Winds and the Magic Armor that he can gain through the completion of a side quest in The Wind Waker. The theorist compares the Magic Armor as seen in The Wind Waker to similar armors and spells from other games such as Twilight Princess and Ocarina of Time.  He delves in…

The Wind Waker is my favorite Zelda game of all-time. This is something I have said on a very consistent basis when it comes to talking about this game. So far be it from me that something as simple as a what-if concept video gets me excited for a game I already love. The folks over at Nintendo Wire have come out with yet another “De-Make” of a classic Zelda game. They have done consistently amazing work that makes you wish…

During a recent live stream, developer Suda 51 announced that more Zelda t-shirts will be added to his newest title Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes. Grasshopper Manufacturer will be releasing two brand new t-shirts for Travis Touchdown to wear based on The Wind Waker. The first t-shirt’s design is based on the original artwork from the GameCube version of the game, and the second one is based on the artwork from the Wii U version of the game. Our pals over…

When I was a kid my mom used to take my brother and I to Blockbuster every Friday evening after school for us to rent a movie and a game. For those of you who are too young to know what Blockbuster was, it was an amazing store where you could rent movies and games for a set period of time. Think Redbox with a storefront. Anyway, my little brother was more of a gamer, but growing up we loved…

Kinetic art has become a growing passion for me over the past several months. I’ve really come to appreciate how much movement and energy can add to other more traditional forms of visual art. With that said, consider me awestruck when I came across this impressive Wind Waker-inspired automaton created by Chinese Zelda fan Wild hui uncle. An impressive accomplishment, this mechanical marvel captures the whimsical energy of sailing across the Great Sea in The Wind Waker. Depicting Link and…

Throughout the entire Zelda series we’ve always known Zelda as Princess Zelda, but will she ever canonically become queen? I think it would be an interesting turn for the series if the famous princess became queen, especially if it made a bigger impact on the story. If we look at the most recent Zelda title, Breath of the Wild, I could see her ascending to the throne given that her mother and her father have passed on. (I’m thinking Breath…

“Yahaha! You found me!” The Koroks. Love them or hate them, they’re stinking adorable. The Koroks first appearance was in The Wind Waker when Link enters Forest Haven. The spirits of the forest played a pivotal part of the main quest line in The Wind Waker, but it wasn’t until Breath of the Wild that we would see them again. You could say that the Koroks play a minor role in Breath of the Wild, but they are still a…

Breath of the Wild saw the return of quite a few classic baddies from throughout the Zelda series. From Lynels, to Lizalfos, to Hinox, to Bokoblins, to Moblins, familiar foes such as these were in no short supply. That said, not everybody got the invitation to Link’s latest adventure. It’s a shame, too, as many of them would have felt right at home in this iteration of Hyrule. Some of my favorite encounters in both The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess…