Category: Twilight Princess

In celebration of thirty-five years of the Super Mario Bros. franchise, Nintendo has made many Mario games available to play on the Nintendo Switch. Super Mario 3D All Stars in particular features three of the franchises biggest titles: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. With the 35th anniversary of the Zelda series approaching, it wouldn’t be out of the question for Nintendo to do something similar with our favorite franchise in 2021. In order to celebrate…

Wherever definitive rankings of Zelda games are compiled, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is sure to be well represented. From its unique (albeit controversial) art style, a feisty companion, epic music, and fan-favorite Wolf Link, this title is one of the most celebrated in the franchise. But what is the best moment from Twilight Princess? There are so many wonderful aspects and plot points in the game that it would be impossible to cover them all here; but I’ll put…

The Twilight Princess manga, created by Akira Himekawa in 2016, has spanned multiple years of publication and is still receiving new volumes – even into the year 2020. Recently, VIZ Media, publisher of the manga’s English translation, posted an interview with the women who created the manga onto YouTube. Akira Himekawa, the creative duo, have done interviews and panels in the past; though it is exciting to see the two actively promoting their manga. For those unfamiliar with its creation,…

Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword have fascinating legacies within the Zelda franchise, with both games have been widely divisive among fans and critics. Some players adore these games, some players dislike them, and many have mixed feelings about them. While I could spend a great deal of time breaking down the different perspectives about these two games, this article is dedicated to one of my favorite aspects of both games: the inclusion of areas floating in the clouds. Both games…

Welcome back to Zelda Runners, your glimpse into the world of Zelda speedrunning. Recently, the speedrunning world was treated to the semi-annual Games Done Quick event. Speedrunners from around the world gathered together to showcase their skills while raising money for Doctors Without Borders. This year’s summer event featured five different Zelda titles, each of them being broken in their own way. With titles spanning 29 years, we were able to see a true evolution in Zelda games. Without further…

As Link steps ashore on Eventide Island in Breath of the Wild, pushes through the brush and dense overgrowth, one of the largest monsters in all of Hyrule appears, its great body rising and falling in a fitful slumber: the mighty Hinox. The moment is thrilling, the setting iconic; a loving reference to the most celebrated handheld game in the Zelda series, Link’s Awakening. But for many, the scene calls to mind another courageous hero from literature’s most famous epic…

Link is a courageous fellow, there’s no disputing that. But does jumping head-first into danger make him a halfwit? No– every iteration of Link must possess a certain amount of cunning to solve all those puzzles and expertly wield his arsenal of weapons. Regardless, while it may be easy to say that the Zelda in Skyward Sword or Breath of the Wild’s would be a stellar student, it’s a bit harder to pin-down Link’s academic abilities. There are many types…

The Legend of Zelda series has put out numerous titles with new and exciting storylines, art styles, soundtracks, and combat features — save a few where general art style and combat is shared. Some of these titles have truly embodied a fun and carefree playing experience, whereas others bring forth feelings of complexity and depth. Regardless of the what the title embodies, I feel as though there is an underlying maturity present in every Zelda game. So, when it comes…

With apologies to Nancy Sinatra, these boots were made for walkin’ but that’s not all they do! The famous footwear of Hyrule’s greatest hero is the stuff of legends. Whether Link’s hovering through the terror of the Shadow Temple, defying gravity with electromagnetism in the Goron Mines, or simply knocking books from library shelves with the speed of Pegasus, trusty boots are essential to our hero’s journey. Players have enjoyed a range of functions from Link’s boots over the span…

Buying real estate is tricky. For the last eight months or so, my wife and I have been looking to find a home to call our own. We’ve been renting for what seems like forever, and with both of us settled in our careers, now seemed like right the time to buy. But as we’ve learned over the past several months, buying a home is not the fairy tale process that television shows or movies would have you believe. Over…