Category: The Wind Waker

I’m not one to bring up my personal life in my work for Zelda Dungeon, but with this week being the Week of Love, I felt compelled to lift the curtain a bit on what goes on IRL. Last year, something pretty big happened for me: I got married! And as much as I love my new wife with all my heart, I must admit that she is very much not a gamer. She had only held a controller a…

When it comes to love, location can be just as important as the event itself! Taking your date to a five-star seafood restaurant is great, but what if your date is allergic to fish? Many an odd conversation would follow that, I’m sure. Perhaps even a night outside on the porch instead of in a warm bed! Nothing says you care quite like knowing the best place to romance your significant other. But that’s why we here at Zelda Dungeon…

I am not one for romantic situations. In fact, the most romance I got growing up was from watching romantic comedies, which my mother would watch constantly. Every romcom featured the same romantic moments at the end of the third act; two people fall in love in a beautiful location, and everything goes wrong for the right reasons. That’s how I’ve always seen romance. You’re probably wondering what I’m trying to get at by mentioning all of this. Well, I…

In our newest “Definitive Ranking” series, Mases and I will be going through each dungeon in the Wind Waker and discuss then rank them together. In our first episode, we take a look at the Forsaken Fortress and Forbidden Woods and see which of these two bad boys is truly the best… so far. What do you think of our list? How would you have ranked these dungeons? Let us know in the comments. Head on over to our Youtube channel and…

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may find it challenging to find the right gift for your significant other. You could go the usual route: box of chocolates, flowers, greeting cards, heart-shaped balloons, etc. Perhaps you can get them some nice-looking jewelry that may cost you more than you can afford. But what if you had the opportunity to give your loved one a gift that is truly unforgettable? Let’s say you come across a inter-dimensional Beedle of…

Gorgeous Red-Haired Dancer in West Clock Town (Clock Town) I know you’re probably only in town for the Carnival of Time, so hopefully you see this before the carnival concludes. You and your sister have been practicing in West Clock Town for the last few nights, and I’ve been sort of… a silent spectator. I just can’t help it. You’re so lovely and talented. I feel lucky to have been an unofficial audience for your rehearsals. And you’re so good…

Wind Waker HD speedrunner, Linkus7, recently released a progression video, showing the path of the game’s Any% category, from the release of the game all the way through to the current day. The Any% category simply states the objective as “Defeat Ganondorf”, meaning runners can use any glitches or exploits at their disposal. These days this means utilizing Super Swimming, Item Sliding, and even Barrier Skip, but the run wasn’t always so intricate. The video starts with a brief explanation of…

With the series simply being named The Legend of Zelda, it’s sometimes quite easy to forget that, in most games, Zelda is actually a princess, suggesting the existence of a king and queen, and an extended royal family. Despite this, very few titles in the series use this idea in great detail. In most cases, a king is at least mentioned, only being seen in The Minish Cap, A Link to the Past, The Adventure of Link, The Wind Waker, and Breath of the Wild. Of…

The opening area of any video game will always leave an impression on the player. I can still remember my first steps around Outset Island in The Wind Waker, as I proved my courage to receive the Hero’s Sword, explored the Forbidden Woods, and rescued Tetra, before finally leaving home on the Pirate Ship. Listening to musician PPF’s cover of the Outset Island track brought back all of those memories. The unlikely combination of clarinet, melodica, guitar, tambourine, and recorder works…

Instruments are an integral part of The Legend of Zelda franchise. Nearly every incarnation of Link has some kind of instrument or another. The series has explored a vast multitude of instruments. From simple sounds blown through a blade of grass to complex stringed instruments in the shape of fish. Though not all can be played on command, they each have a purpose and their own powers. When it comes to debating which instrument is the most powerful, I think there are…