Category: Hyrule Compendium

Later this month, Majora’s Mask will turn 20 years old. And although our upcoming celebrations will include the Nintendo 64 version, our latest Hyrule Compendium video is devoted to Majora’s Mask 3D — with a few comparisons to the original game, of course. Mases and Goo dive into discussion, and both weigh in on whether this is the greatest remake of a Zelda game. Give the video a watch to find out whether they both agree! With the question at…

Oracle of Ages and Oracles of Seasons were originally released on the Game Boy Color back in 2001. One of the interesting features of these games was their ability to interact with one another. If you completed Oracle of Seasons for example, you could gain access to passwords that would enable you to use items in Oracle of Ages and vice versa. There was also an extended ending which included a battle between Twinrova and Ganon. This is nothing compared to…

With Zelda Dungeon’s Musical March Madness currently underway, we’re all soaking in some of awesome tunes that the Zelda series has to offer! As a result, in the latest entry of the Hyrule Compendium, Mases and Gooey discuss various Zelda games, their soundtracks, and pick their top five from the series! This is definitely an admirable list, although not perfectly in line with my own top five. I’m a little sad Majora’s Mask didn’t make it onto the list, and…

The Legend of Zelda is often associated with the fantasy genre and compared to franchises like the Lord of the Rings. But technology is everywhere in the series, from Spirit Tracks‘ trains to Breath of the Wild’s Sheikah Slate. In the latest Hyrule Compendium video, the fearless duo of Gooey and Mases discuss whether the increasing emphasis on technology in recent Zelda games takes away from the series’ traditional fantasy setting. The pair examines the existing state of technology in Zelda…

In the world of Zelda media, one of the most enjoyable and deepest catalogs comes in the form of manga adaptations. The most recent ongoing version of this series is the Twilight Princess adaptation, which just had its sixth book release a few weeks ago. In the latest entry to our Zelda Book Club series, Mases and Gooey took some time to review the first book in the series. They share their thoughts on the overall story, the characters, and…

The first dungeon in a Zelda game is so vital to not only Link’s journey, but the player’s as well. It gives the player an understanding of what to expect from the remaining dungeons in a given title. And while the first dungeon should be kind of like a tutorial, it should also feel like a true adventure inside the dungeon’s depths. In the most recent entry of our Hyrule Compendium series, Gooey and Mases discuss one such first dungeon, the…

Skyward Sword is a pretty divisive game among Zelda fans; typically fans either love it or hate it. But regardless of the varied opinions on the game, one thing that can be agreed upon is that an HD remake of Skyward Sword for the Switch could be a good idea. In the most recent entry of our Hyrule Compendium series, Gooey and Mases each describe how a potential Skyward Sword HD should take form. They discuss improvements to the motion…

While I may have been the victor in our episodic race of the original Link’s Awakening, Mases is sure he could beat me in a full run of the game. Not only that, he is so confident that he could beat me that he is willing to run the remake in hero mode, while I get to play in the standard mode. We will see if his confidence in himself is worthy, or just plain hubris when we go head…

There is a whole lot to enjoy about the Link’s Awakening remake for the Nintendo Switch, such as the amazing reworked music, the unique visuals, and the opportunity presented for younger Zelda fans to experience this classic game for the first time. However, one new feature that fans have not enjoyed as much in the remake has been the Chamber Dungeon. That’s why our crack team of Gooey and Mases have decided to discuss the changes that could be made to…

The moment has finally come. Tonight may be the night where I meet my maker. At 7pm central time I will be taking on the Great Deku Tree completely blindfolded with only Mases words to guide me! If you would like to partake in this madness come on over to Twitch and see for yourself. Hopefully I will see you on the other side… EDIT: The stream is over, but here is an archive of the stream. Watch Ocarina of…