Category: Twilight Princess

Fantasy and science fiction stories love monsters. Whether it’s a fire breathing dragon or a post-nuclear mutant, these sibling genres embrace the challenges and barriers that monsters often represent. Unsurprisingly, The Legend of Zelda has used iconic monster tropes to great acclaim with enormous spiders and glutinous blob-like Chu. With this in mind, what film or television monster would you want to see Link battle? Cinema and television are rich with massive creatures for Link to slay, whether its a…

There are a variety of characters who have worn masks or covered their face in The Legend of Zelda series. From Link, to Skull Kid, to Zant, to Ravio, masks have been key elements of several iconic characters. And from Ocarina of Time to Breath of the Wild, masks have popped up in a variety of games through the years. With this in mind, what is the coolest or best design for a mask in The Legend of Zelda series? In…

As Zelda fans, we live in a wondrous time. Between the mainline entries, remasters, and spin-off titles such as Hyrule Warriors and the upcoming Cadence of Hyrule, there’s something to look forward to just about every year. If you ask me, this more recent content has been varied enough and spread just enough apart from one another so as not to dilute the franchise overall, but that’s a discussion for another time. No, today, with Nintendo’s E3 2019 presentation just…

With E3 2019 less than a week away, hype is in full swing! We’ve had months to contemplate what announcements are likely to occur. With the little time remaining, it is time to dream big while we can, so far-fetched notions may as well surface before it’s too late! Nintendo’s E3 Direct is already due to focus on a decent amount of Zelda content, with the spinoff title Cadence of Hyrule and the Link’s Awakening remake; even with that in…

Welcome back to your bi-weekly installment of everything Zelda speedrunning related. Remember when I opened the last article by stating that Skyward Sword was finally broken? Well, in true Zelda speedrunning style, I’m happy to report that I was wrong, and that it’s now completely broken. More on that in Now Playing, as well as the results of the Ocarina of Time category name change vote, and a look at some sequence breaking in Twilight Princess in this week’s Glitch Exhibition!   Now Playing As I mentioned above, both a further discovery…

WE ARE SO CLOSE to the biggest gaming extravaganza of the year! E3 may seem a bit smaller than usual this year, but we’re still stoked to see what the Big N has up their sleeves! In the spirit of the industries biggest conference of the year, we go back and take a look at Nintendo’s best and worst offerings at the big show over the years. Everything from Wii Music to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Breath of the Wild…

Whenever something is popular, there tends to be a trend where theories and rumors pop up like ninety-nine red balloons. Sometimes these theories can be well thoughtout, or at the very least, well researched. Other times, they can be baseless and/or self-contradictory. With that in mind, I’d like to talk about the latter theories. In the case of Zelda, rumors spread like wildfire, and it’s not uncommon to be browsing the internet only to be inundated with postulates that might make…

It goes without saying that Ocarina of Time‘s impact on the video game industry was monumental. We could talk all day about how the 3D graphics and Z-Targeting mechanic defined so many aspects of video games that we find commonplace now, but for me, there was something else I found far more interesting about Ocarina of Time. The thing that Ocarina of Time showed me as a kid was the potential video games had to tell an emotional, deep story…

The Legend of Zelda has offered players a large variety of side quests over the years. We’ve seen everything from a quest to help a kid start a successful business, a task to defend a small farm from an alien invasion, and everything in between. But let’s take a look at the rewards for these optional tasks, shall we? Which reward is best? While some might say that the journey is its own reward, or that the reward is the sense…

Despite the imminent threat of darkness that plagues Twilight Princess’ Hyrule, most of the game’s side content is relatively lighthearted. That’s by no means a knock against the game, though. From the delightful zaniness of the Flight By Fowl and Fruit Pop Flight Challenge mini-games to the awe-inspiring serenity of Iza’s Rapid Ride and Hena’s Fishing Hole, Twilight Princess boasts some of my favorite side quests in the series. Agitha’s bug collect-a-thon speaks to the Banjo-Kazooie fan in me, while…