Category: Twilight Princess

Widely regarded as the darkest entry in the Zelda series, Twilight Princess contains some of the creepiest and scariest enemies we’ll face in Hyrule. Locked away, deep in the depths of the desert colossus Arbiter’s Grounds lies Death Sword, a phantom possessed sword which Link must defeat to obtain the Spinner item. Theorist, analyzer, and general Zelda discussion Youtuber Zeltik has put forward his thoughts on exactly where this creepy boss fits into the Zelda canon. The video covers both the sword itself and the…

Since the beginning of The Legend of Zelda  series we’ve seen a great evolution in the art style of the game. The series has produced some of the most memorable artwork in video game history, and many of the styles and features have become iconic to the Zelda series. The question, “What is your favorite art style for Zelda?” is rather hard. As an artist and graphic designer, I have a deep appreciation for every style that we’ve seen from…

When it comes to dungeons, The Legend of Zelda loves its themes. The early, 3D entries, especially, doubled down on giving each temple a specific motif and sticking to it. Ocarina of Time’s Fire Temple, for instance, is a straight-up, no-nonsense, fire-themed level. The Wind Waker’s Forbidden Woods? That’s a forest dungeon if ever I’ve seen one. More recent titles have experimented with multiple ingredients, with Twilight Princess’ Arbiter’s Grounds feeling more like a blend of desert and shadow. Similarly, the Ancient Cistern…

The Triforce plays a huge part in The Legend of Zelda franchise and is usually at the heart of every storyline within the games. It is a sacred golden triangle which is made up of three smaller triangles, each representing Power, Wisdom and Courage. Also known as “The Ultimate Power”, the Triforce has the ability to grant the wish of those who obtain it, regardless of whether that person’s intentions are good or evil. Because the Triforce plays such a huge part…

Over the many years Zelda has been a franchise, the main hero himself has gone through almost as many changes! Though he’s always had generally the same discernible features, Link sometimes has wild variations in how he both appears and engages with the world around him. As a 2D sprite, he didn’t always have that much detail, but he was just as capable of defeating Ganon as the Hero of Twilight after him! Breath of the Wild not only gave us a…

Twilight Princess is one of the largest and most sweeping adventures in The Legend of Zelda‘s diverse catalog, and its soundtrack is a key component of the game’s success. The game features arrangements of classic songs like “The Lost Woods”, “Zelda’s Theme”, and “Zora’s Domain”, which are coupled with thrilling and emotional news songs like “Hyrule Field”, “The Hidden Village” and “Midna’s Theme”. These different melodies and themes synchronize to create a diverse and iconic soundscape. This massive symphonic medley,…

With the recent announcement of the Link’s Awakening remake, some fans are jumping for joy at the thought of this Game Boy classic come to life on the Switch. However,  some are just thinking about what else Nintendo could be putting their energy towards. The explosion of remasters and remakes in the Zelda world have been quite frequent in the last few years, including updated versions of the two Nintendo 64 games, Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask, and the GameCube games Twilight Princess and The Wind Waker. While…

Welcome back to Zelda Runners, your bi-weekly lowdown on everything Zelda speedrunning. An action packed article this week, as we bring you the latest developments in the Wind Waker HD any% category, and an interview with a randomizer newbie! On top of this, we see the return of the Top 5 segment, this time taking a look at the Hardest Zelda Speedruns. Be sure to check it out! Now Playing This week a brand new patch for the Majora’s Mask Randomizer was released. V1.1 brings multiple large bug fixes,…

Hello everybody and WELCOME to Zelda Dungeon’s MUSICAL MARCH MADNESS. The premise is simple: 64 songs will go head to head in a series of single elimination matches, with the winner advancing to the next round, until there is only ONE song left standing that can be called the Greatest Zelda Song Ever. This post will be updated DAILY with new match-ups, so make sure you bookmark it. Polls will last 24 HOURS, STARTING AND ENDING AT 5 PM PACIFIC…

In the 20 years since its release, Ocarina of Time has become the standard for measuring what makes a video game great in the eyes of many. From the way it transitioned from its 2D predecessors, to the way it innovated third-person combat thanks to Z-Targeting, to the story that would go on to shape Zelda lore forever, it’s no wonder it holds such a high mark for so many. In a recent video, YouTuber Good Blood analyzed Ocarina of…