Category: Legend of Zelda

MONEY IN THE BANK IS BEING CASHED IN! A couple weeks after winning the Money in the Bank Contract at ZeldaMania, Ganon is officially CASHING IN on Link to try and become the Cave of Trials Champion and stop Link from entering the Hall of Fame as an undefeated Champion. In order to be victorious, Link will have to overcome a one hundred vote handicap… almost a guaranteed futile endeavor. Will Link be able to overcome the odds, or will…

Hello! Unless you’ve been living under a rock this week (or, you know, actually have better things to do than watch a stream all weekend), you’ll know that it was the annual ZeldaSpeedRuns Marathon. Missed it? Want to relive the thrill of watching every minute of the 62 hour bananza? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This week, Zelda Runners is a ZeldaSpeedRuns Marathon 2018 extravaganza.   Now Playing Unlike other major speedrunning marathons, ZSRM18 is entirely held online,…

Politics in media often bore me to tears, but when done right, having a reasonable amount of political intrigue can enhance the story and world-building significantly. The Trails of Cold Steel and Trails in the Sky games do a great job of balancing the politics of how the world functions and applying it to the story and setting, creating stories that are more realistic and interesting as a result. Even Horizon Zero Dawn featured a fair amount of political backstory and history to…

The music in The Legend of Zelda series has always been a large part of the appeal of the franchise. From the very beginning, Koji Kondo’s masterpiece of a main theme has made an appearance in every major title in some form or another. With seventeen games now under Nintendo’s belt, you can bet there are countless other themes that we love to hear that have come back in newer Zelda titles. For me, one of the best things about playing the newest Zelda game is…

Nine Zelda titles have made it into this year’s Summer Games Done Quick schedule, including a Legend of Zelda Low% race, an Ocarina of Time Bingo Run, and, most notably, a Wind Waker HD Any% run, the first since the discovery of a glitch called Barrier Skip which introduced a huge luck factor in the run, now mitigated by a new discovery, Morth Hover. These Zelda runs will take place alongside lesser-seen runs, such as Four Swords Adventures Any% and Oracle of Seasons Any%, as well as other popular runs, including Super Mario Odyssey Any%, a Mega…

Animated opening sequences are prominent in many different JRPG video games. A way to excite the players for the story they’re about to play while foreshadowing important events to come, the opening sequences are often accompanied with catchy theme songs performed by Japanese performers or bands. For many JRPGs both obscure and popular such as the Trails of Cold Steel and Kingdom Hearts games, the quality of these animated openings has become something people look for, and the standards of…

Back in 2009, Game Informer composed a list of the top 200 video games of all time for their 200th issue, with the original Legend of Zelda being in first place then. Now for their 300th issue, with more amazing and breathtaking games coming out and staff changes at Game Informer, a new version has been composed, with a total oof 300 titles starring the list. And yes, that list also features some Zelda titles. The lowest ranked title is Link’s Awakening, being placed at…

Not one game series can boast a perfect track record; every game has at least one thing that it could have done better. Maybe a game was given a different style or maybe the characters were fiddled around with too much. All of this can be said when comes to the Zelda series too. Some of Zelda series’ worst are definitely lie in the more “memorably bad” category. That’s what one avid fan is looking at in this retrospective. Conner the Waffle…

  Hello! If you’re reading this, it means one of two things. Either you enjoyed the first article in the series so much and you can’t wait to read on about the multitude of new records and routes that have surfaced over the last two weeks, or you’ve mis-clicked and wondering why I’ve not introduced today’s daily debate yet. Either way, congratulations on making halfway through the introduction! This week, we’re talking new routing for Ocarina of Time 100%, a…

Perhaps more than any other live concert, Zelda is a series rich with original songs and scores across 30 years worth of games. Because of this, it’s a given that many of the tracks won’t make the cut for a live performance, and even medleys across the games themselves can’t always capture all of the fan-favorite tracks from the incredibly expansive soundtracks. While I thoroughly enjoyed the Symphony of the Goddess concert I attended a couple of years ago, I’d…