Category: Editorials

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…

My “What If…?” comes from a mix of places and has already been (or will be) explored in part this week. What if the Adult Timeline was drastically altered? I thought about it and wanted to make it unique in a way only I could provide. As I thought about it though, I realized I already had a perfect template for this. My Zelda novel and ongoing fan fiction piece, The Era Without A Hero! I was sitting at my…

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…

The Legend of Zelda; an iconic title. The world over, fans have enjoyed the fantasy and wonder of this incredible franchise. Little boys and girls have awoke to the newest Zelda title on Christmas morning. Creative types have spent hundreds of hours designing costumes that bring their favorite Zelda character to life. Gaming marathons, fan-fiction and more stand to honor this wonderful series. Gamers return to play their most loved Zelda titles over and over again. They are engrossed; captured…

It’s been eight years since Nintendo introduced the canon Zelda timeline in Hyrule Historia. And in that period of time, it’s received a lot of ridicule. And while I agree with certain critiques that fans have for it, I also appreciate the history and lore that it provides for the world of Hyrule, and I know some agree with me on this as well. If you’ve been around the Zelda fandom long enough, you probably know about the different timelines…

Alright, let’s just consider this scenario: Hyrule is being invaded by aliens! We all know that Nintendo has considered aliens, and even pulled them off in a way in Majora’s Mask with “Them”, whether people believed they were aliens, or ghosts, whatever. They just really seemed extraterrestrial to most Zelda fans. Anyway, humanoid aliens are planning to take over Hyrule, and eventually, the whole Zelda universe. When it seems that these otherworldly beings are too much for Hyrule’s Princess, the…

Today I want to talk about two tremendous traders, profit pushers and super sellers from The Legend of Zelda. They both want to make as many rupees as they can and add a splash of comedy weirdness to the Zelda series in the process. I am of course talking about none other than Tingle and Beedle. Tingle is one of our favorite odd bods in the Zelda universe, a thirty-five-year-old man obsessed with forest fairies that sells maps. You can…

This article will contain major Game of Thrones spoilers. Read at your own risk!   The Mother of Dragons. Breaker of Chains. Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea. The Unburnt. The Dragon Queen.   All of these are names given to Daenerys I Targaryen, thought to be the last of the Targaryens; an ancient house with whom dragons blood coursed through their veins, who sat upon the Iron Throne of Westeros as the rulers of the Seven Kingdoms. The daughter…