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WARNING: This Daily Debate contains SPOILERS for Link’s Awakening. By the end of this year, we will all have our hands on what’s now one of the most anticipated Nintendo games in 2019: a Link’s Awakening remake for the Switch. Aside from the continued arguments in regards to the art style, a lot of fans agree that this remake was a long time coming. One of the biggest takeaways from this 25+ year Zelda title is the story. For those…

When the Link’s Awakening remake was revealed, a few of us around here took note of the title in the trailer being simply “Link’s Awakening“. If this is the final title for the game, it breaks the typical naming convention of other Zelda remakes. That being said, maybe this was just a tease. Is there more to the title than this? Does it even really matter? In the latest Hyrule Compendium, Mases and I discuss just that. Mas especially is…

In a totally-out-of-left-field move, Nintendo announced earlier today during their Nindies Direct that they were partnering with Vancouver-based Brace Yourself Games to make the dungeon crawling/rhythm music game, Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer feat. The Legend of Zelda (say that ten times fast). This game is a spinoff of both the original Crypt of the NecroDancer game that was released a few years ago, and of course, the Zelda series. Spinoffs are becoming more commonplace among The Legend…

Zelda Warfare is our series in which Mases and Gooey race Link’s Awakening DX on hero mode in segmented sections. Each episode, or campaign, is worth a point. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game has won the war!  Episode two has us sprinting through Tail Cave. We will be talking to some owl statues, facing Rolling Bones, and of course taking on the final boss, Moldorm. Let us know who you are rooting for, and…

Sometimes video game composers reuse older tracks from a video game’s score later on in a series, and The Legend of Zelda is no exception. More often than not, Zelda composers recycle tunes for similar situations, such as the File Select theme used in countless Zelda titles; other times they are reused to announce a specific character, such as Zelda’s Lullaby. For a series with over 20 games in it’s repertoire, it’s no surprise that many of their tracks have been given new life by different composers….

It’s that time of the week again! Time to catch up on everything that’s been going on in the Zelda speedrunning community! This week, we’re discussing movement options and optimizations in A Link to the Past, and having a chat with an Ocarina of Time 3D moderator. Let’s get started! Now Playing The Legend of Zelda community are gearing up for their 2019 tournament, this time with a twist! The tournament will consist of three different categories – Any%, 100% No Up+A, and Swordless. Not only does…

Hello, one and all. Step right up for yet another edition of Zelda Dungeon’s Caption Contest. I don’t normally need a reason to present a Breath of the Wild screenshot featuring one of the most loveable talking trains from all of TV Land, but I actually have one this week. I recently learned that the show Shining Time Station, Thomas the Tank Engine’s primary vehicle, just celebrated its 30th birthday. So in honor of this momentous occasion, let’s take a…

If you didn’t already know, the Champions’ Cast is all about cheap plugs, and this week we take it to the extreme: we play a game based off our Musical March Madness tournament (which if you haven’t checked it out, A) it’s going on right now, and B) WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?). We take the bracket and pick our own winners… with some back and forth negotiations in there to determine some winners and losers. It was a fun…

After completing our playthrough of The Legend of Zelda’s second quest, Mases and I are taking on A Link Between Worlds. This time around I’m leading the charge while Mases will be providing some knowledgeable commentary. Not only that, but I will have to play this game on hero mode, which will add some spice to the run! Join us for our first episode as we make it to the Sanctuary and meet the villain Yuga. If you’d like to…

Music is a defining feature of The Legend of Zelda series, so much so that it becomes its own character. The soundscape molds Hyrule around Link and his friends, giving character to those he interacts with and helps the player connect with them on an emotional level. The awe-striking music from The Legend of Zelda played a significant role in why I chose to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in music, and it is why I have decided to take an in-depth look at different tracks…