Category: Editorials

The Wind Waker is one of the most beloved games in the Zelda series. The stirring music, gorgeous art style, and timeless story have been lauded by fans and critics across the world. However, despite the game’s immense popularity, The Wind Waker has never received a true successor. While Phantom Hourglass directly continued the story of Link and Tetra, the technological limits of the DS resulted in a game that was quite different from its forebearer. For one, the sailing,…

Easter is almost upon us, Zelda fans! During normal times, the holiday would typically mean an Easter Egg hunt or two, but, of course, these aren’t normal times. Luckily, your pals at Zelda Dungeon have decided to host an Easter Egg hunt, of sorts, of our own this year! In true Breath of the Wild fashion, we’re hosting a special Korok Seed Hunt in honor of the Easter holiday. We’ve hidden 45 Korok Seeds in random articles from throughout Zelda…

Many of us have lofty aspirations of building a monument to the video games we love, or bringing a system from our childhood to life, but to be able to actually do it is an accomplishment few can claim. Anthony Perez made that dream come true recently and built a custom arcade cabinet themed after the Legend of Zelda series! The cabinet is truly spectacular and captured my attention from the moment I saw it, and I believe you, the reader,…

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is one of my favorite video games ever. Not just one of my favorite Zelda games either – one of my favorite games ever, period. Skyward Sword represents the tried and true Zelda formula operating at its peak; the pastel visuals looked incredible to me; the sweeping narrative and characters were unlike anything we had seen in Zelda before; the dungeons, the music, the extras, all of it; I absolutely loved Skyward Sword. Oh…

Whether you love or hate the official Zelda timeline, now that it exists, there is no going back. While fans can certainly choose to disregard it, I decided to embrace it. Both iterations of the timeline, and the books in which they were released, hold a plethora of interesting lore that I agree with. But in some cases, the timeline contains egregious errors. The biggest culprit of making pointless changes to the lore comes from the Zelda Encyclopedia with its…

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons are remarkable achievements when you think about it. So much was going against these games, and yet the final product is something that has stood the test of time. Everybody knows the story; originally, the pitch was for Capcom to make a bunch of different games for Nintendo’s Game Boy Color, including a remake of the original Legend of Zelda for the NES. After some tinkering to the plan,…

  The Beginning of the Seasons Sometime in the early part of 2001, I went to see a movie with my dad in the theaters. For the life of me, I cannot remember the movie we saw but I remember the trailers… well, one of them at least. To me, it was 30 of the greatest seconds ever experienced in a movie theater. It was the TV spot trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of…

When you say the name Hayao Miyazaki, many people will likely think of Studio Ghibli; and when you say the name Nintendo, many people will likely think of The Legend of Zelda. Studio Ghibli has a lot of legendary animated movies under its belt — from My Neighbor Totoro to Spirited Away —  but today we’re going to discuss Kiki’s Delivery Service and the magical comparisons that can be made between that 1989 classic and The Legend of Zelda. One of the…

I discovered The Legend of Zelda in 2001. While I had been first introduced to Link and the land of Hyrule through Super Smash Bros., my first true encounter with the series came with Majora’s Mask. I spent several sleepless nights playing through that game with a friend, and several sleepless nights more playing through Ocarina of Time. And once those adventures were concluded, I was ready for any, and I mean any, other Zelda experience that came my way….

In celebrating the 20th anniversary of Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons, I will take you on a tour of trees. Yes, you read that right, trees. Taking a stroll in the woods is awesome, so it’s no surprise that trees have become rooted in the Zelda series. We’ll dig into how trees are used in game and how they have grown in importance. I’ll plant some thoughts about their use in Oracle of Ages and Seasons, and I’ll branch out to consider some…