Category: Editorials

A new decade may now be upon us, but we at Zelda Dungeon wanted to take one final look at the decade that was before we shut the door on it completely. The 2010’s can be seen as a rollercoaster ride for The Legend of Zelda, full of many euphoric highs and a few disappointing lows. But with all things said and done, it’s hard to look back at the past ten years and say that the series didn’t experience…

One of the defining moments from 2019 for Zelda fans was the teaser trailer reveal for Breath of the Wild’s upcoming sequel. Since then, fans all over the world have been theorizing about it, studying the one minute twenty-seven second video, and coming up with some truly extraordinary ideas about the future of the series. I personally have enjoyed many of these lines of thinking, especially when they present a new plot line that could take the story of Zelda…

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since the release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, arguably the greatest Smash Bros. game yet and inarguably one of the biggest pieces of fan service Nintendo has ever released to its fans. One of the things that makes the road to a new Smash Bros. game seem more exciting than your run-of-the-mill Nintendo game is the constant buzz around which characters we might see join the brawl. The last two installments…

Hello everyone! It’s time to play more Link’s Awakening. If this is your first time seeing this play through you can jump to part one here, or if you missed part two you can catch up here! Carrying on… Next up was grabbing the magnifying glass, followed by the boomerang. I traded my shovel for the boomerang, so hopefully I won’t need it again! (You don’t! Trade the shovel!) I really like the boomerang, especially because you can one-shot many…

Link is not meant to have a personality. As detailed by his original creators, he is meant to be a blank slate, connecting the player to the game in a way that allows their mind to be creative, to insert words and emotions where there is none and have their own unique experience. Yet, Link’s personality seems to have taken shape, even if accidentally.  At first glance, he is the stoic hero, staying strong in order “to silently bear any…

Part One | Having just parted with Marin and waking up the sleepy Walrus, I found myself in Yarna Desert. I defeated the Desert Lanmola and got the Angler Key, and I then checked the guide for what I should do next. While the next main dungeon of the game is Angler’s Tunnel, I instead opted for the Color Dungeon! Let me start by saying that I spent five minutes trying to access the dungeon itself. I pushed on every…

I can’t really explain it.   A few months ago, I was sitting at home patting myself on the back for being so familiar with each Zelda game. ‘I’ve played through every one of them at least once to full completion’ I arrogantly thought to myself. ‘I am a true Zelda expert.’ My smug grin disappeared as I realized that I was fooling myself though. You haven’t really played every Zelda game. Not really.   Not until you’ve played the…

I have been a long time fan of The Legend of Zelda series, and I’ve tried to play through as many of the games as I can get my hands on. When the remake of Link’s Awakening was announced, I was immediately excited because Link’s Awakening was a game that I missed growing up.  The game first released in 1993, and a DX version in 1998, but I had passed both in my childhood. (I was too busy playing Pokémon Yellow!) …

The year was 1993. In an effort to capitalize on the success of Nintendo’s massively popular Super Mario Bros. series, Hollywood brought the portly plumber to the big screen. Envisioned as an action comedy in the vein of Ghostbusters, the movie boasted a stellar cast with such talents as Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, and Dennis Hopper. This movie had a lot to prove, considering it was the first Nintendo property to be adapted into a live-action film. Unfortunately, the results…

Characters in video games usually go on some pretty wild solo adventures. Imagine if some of them were partnered up with other characters from different game series; I think there would be potential for some interesting dynamics and events that could occur. With this in mind, what if Mario was partnered with Link in a setting similar to reality? I kept thinking if these characters were stuck together they’d be stoners, and my favorite movie about stoners is hands down…