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…

I love trailers. It feels incredible to get a sneak peek at a shiny, exciting new movie or game. Regardless of whether it is a game, movie, sports event (the NBA finals opening montage, for example), trailers have a special way of getting people excited for an upcoming event. In the past few decades, trailers have played an increasingly important role in the marketing of games and films. Trailer designers and game developers spend weeks choosing what to reveal and…

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…

“My boy, this peace is what all warriors strive for!” One mention of the CD-i Zelda games to any die hard Zelda fan will bring about anything but peace. In a brief partnership between Nintendo and Philips, three games were released to the Philips CD-i featuring our favorite heroes: Link: Faces of Evil,  Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon, and Zelda’s Adventure. You would be hard pressed to find anyone with good things to say about these titles. In fact, they…

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!) …

Welcome… to Fall Brawl! I’m very excited to be here hosting this tournament. You might remember a few months ago, we hosted Zelda Dungeon’s Musical March Madness — a twist on the traditional college basketball tournament that featured an NCAA-style bracket, but with tunes from the Zelda series in place of basketball teams. The concept was such a success and our readers had so much fun with it, we’ve decided to make it a semi-annual event. To this end, we…