Category: Twilight Princess

Welcome back to another installment of Zelda Runners, our report of everything Zelda speedrunning! With runners returning from Awesome Games Done Quick, you might expect things to be a little quieter. Not the case! This week we’re covering a brand new Boss Key skip found in Wind Waker HD, taking an in-depth look at Twilight Princess‘ Water Temple, and chatting to a Majora’s Mask 3D runner and router. Let’s get started!   Now Playing Of course the big news over the last two weeks was the…

Taylor is out sick this week, so we had to push back our Wind Waker spectacle, but never fear! In his place is some Zelda Dungeon royalty: Copy Editing Legend Alasyn Eletha and the big cheese himself, Mases Hagopian! This week, the crew embrace the user generate Daily Debates to answer some pretty heavy hitting questions: Which Zelda game has the best ending? Do the graphical styles influence our initial opinions? Which game is the hardest? Could we ever see…

Since his appearance in Ocarina of Time, Phantom Ganon has developed a reputation as one of the most iconic recurring bosses in The Legend of Zelda franchise. First introducing the player to the concept of “tennis” in 3D, the original fights with Phantom Ganon are fast, frenetic, and exhilarating. As a fan of Ocarina of Time, I thought the character could get any better. Little did I know he would return for several more iconic appearances. Reviewing the Zelda series,…

In 2017, Nvidia, the company responsible for the Nintendo Switch’s processor, brought updated versions of several Nintendo Wii games to the Nvidia Shield in China. Among the games included on the platform was Twilight Princess, released originally for the Nintendo GameCube / Wii in 2006 and later remastered in HD for the Wii U in 2016. Earlier this week, an Nvidia press release revealed that the company has released an impressive update for the Shield version of Twilight Princess. According to…

An aspect of Twilight Princess‘ story that I always enjoyed was the thematic connections between the light and dark, both in the storytelling and in the setting. It was a vital part of the experience, and part of what made it work well was when Link and Midna travel to the Twilight Realm through the Mirror of Twilight and recognizing that it deserved as much saving as Hyrule did. One thing that I always thought was a missed opportunity, though,…

I think the vast majority of Zelda fans can say that even if they don’t own a Figma figure of a character from the series, there’s at least one they’ve got their eye on. While the figures are a bit on the expensive side, they are a great collector’s item, and it’s hard to pick a favorite. That being said, I think my favorite of the figma characters is Princess Zelda from Twilight Princess. Even if she doesn’t come with…

The first major speedrunning marathon of the year, Awesome Games Done Quick, starts this Sunday! Hosted in Maryland, the week-long event is once again raising money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Since its inception, the Games Done Quick bi-annual events have raised over $16.5 Million for charity. This year, the featured Zelda titles are: Majora’s Mask, Any%. Run by popesquidward. Sunday 6th, 6:52PM. Twilight Princess, All Dungeons. Run by SkyBlueAether. Wednesday 9th, 2:35PM. Wind Waker HD, 100%. Run by Linkus7. Thursday 10th,…

In a slow year for The Legend of Zelda, some of the biggest stories were the results of rumors. The rumor of Skyward Sword being remade in high definition (quickly squashed by Nintendo’s PR department) opened up an enormous fan debate about what remakes Nintendo should see prioritize on their hand held console hybrid. There are two excellent Zelda remakes that are sitting dormant on Wii U, The Wind Waker HD and Twilight Princess HD. With this in mind, which HD remake…

I’m one of those people that love to stream game music while working at the computer. Tunes from video games help to motivate my creative juices while remaining mostly unobtrusive as they bleed into the background. And while a frantic battle theme or punchy boss theme may come through my speakers sometimes, I tend to enjoy the more subdued tracks while I work. For the Zelda fans that, like me, enjoy a chill soundtrack for their day-to-day life, a recent…

The Legend of Zelda series is blessed with amazing instrumental scores, but (with the exception of some Hylian garbeldy gook) there are no vocal tracks. Of course it makes sense as nearly every game in the series utilized only text for communication. So now comes the question: Which Zelda game lends itself best to becoming a musical? I think Twilight Princess would naturally work very well as it already has a lot of thematic material and uses lots of leitmotifs (recurring music when specific characters…