Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2018:

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The annual Zelda Dungeon Marathon fast approaches as our staff prepare themselves for the week long charity event. From last minute game running practice to hastily packing our bags three and a half minutes before the taxi leaves us at home, we’re excited to raise money for Extra Life! If you haven’t watched one of these before, every year a large group of Zelda Dungeon staffers led by our intrepid Mases race each other in all of the main title Zelda…

With such a wide variety of characters to choose from, there are several that we, as players, have come to like, enjoy the antics of, and even absolutely adore. It’s not uncommon for us to attach ourselves to a single character, or even a couple, loving every moment we spend with them in game. Some even feel so lifelike that it’s sad when we turn off the game and return to real life (Wait, such a thing exists?). So when…

When I think of items in the Zelda series, particularly Ocarina of Time, often enough the first one that comes to mind is the hookshot/longshot. From its overall usefulness throughout the game to it’s iconic status now as one of the most wanted items to be featured in new titles, the hookshot/longshot has cemented its history. But not every item featured in Zelda games are as useful as others. Specifically, Ocarina of Time has a great many items that are completely optional and are…

Since the release of The Legend of Zelda, Nintendo has presented fans with maps that show the kingdom of Hyrule and it’s ever changing landscape over the duration of multiple eras. If you look back at the first map in the franchise, it was certainly lacking in detail, but although it pales in comparison to the extensive map in Breath of the Wild, it was extremely well presented for its time. Other maps, such as that of Ocarina of Time, depict a more picturesque version of Hyrule,…

The Majora’s Mask iteration of Link is among one of my favorite portrayals of the hero. While playing as Young Link may have been disappointing for some, the little gameplay changes they added to Link’s character really showed just how much he had grown and become stronger through his experiences in Ocarina of Time. Little flourishes to his jumps and the ability to wield items he could only use as an adult in the previous title were such small but…

The new Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition for the Nintendo Switch console has been out for a couple months now, and I’m sure many of you have already unlocked most, if not all of the characters. I was pleasantly surprised with all the different characters for the Switch version, and there were quiet a few that were my favorites. Be it just their look or their weapons and abilities, I found that whenever it was available, my warrior choice tended to…

I must say that out of the many The Legend Of Zelda games out there, The Wind Waker holds a dear spot in my heart, and will probably be one of my favorites for a long time. I know there’s a couple people that despise the game for whatever reasons, and sure, it’s certainly not the best out there. And also true, traversing the Great Sea got kind of boring and a bit monotonous after awhile. But that aside, I…

The Legend of Zelda series has varied in difficulty across the years, whether it be challenging puzzles, a massive overworld, or tough combat, there is one Zelda game that stands above the others as the most difficult in the series: The Adventure of Link. This game puts all of the player’s gaming prowess to the test in its fast paced action and palaces crawling with monsters. For a game that aimed to put an emphasis on combat, Nintendo certainly stepped up to the challenge. So, what would…

It’s safe to say that most of The Legend of Zelda fans have a favorite NPC (non-player character) in the franchise. This is usually because Nintendo have done such a great job at making the characters in the series so memorable that they leave a lasting impression on the player. Throughout the games, fans have seen characters with stronger personalities, such as Princess Ruto from Ocarina of Time, and Groose from Skyward Sword. We have also seen those with a milder tone, such as…

Yeah, I know.  Weird question, right? The Champions of Breath of the Wild were fun, and helpful, and something one of them said may have lead to a laugh, intentional or not.  Looking at the snippets of personality we are given in game, it’s not impossible to imagine that one or two of them may have had a sense of humor. But, who would have had the best? This whole idea spawned when I found myself shuffling through the entire series of…