Category: Hyrule Compendium

Where does The Adventure of Link rank among your favorite Zelda games? In our Best Zelda Ever rankings from last November, we ranked the title in the top 20, although there was one year it just barely reached the top 10 on our annual list. The Adventure of Link has been widely regarded as the black sheep of the Zelda series because of its abrupt change in gameplay style compared to the previous game, the original The Legend of Zelda….

Zelda Dungeon will be counting down the 50 best dungeons in the entire Zelda series throughout the month of June. This was a challenge as there are some truly amazing dungeons throughout the whole length of the Zelda franchise. These are the ones that have amazing designs, solid puzzles, challenging bosses, and so much more. However, there are unfortunately those that missed the cut of our best dungeons list, so Mases and Gooey are taking a look at some of those underrated,…

Where does The Wind Waker rank among your favorite Legend of Zelda titles? In our Best Zelda Ever rankings from last November, The Wind Waker sat just outside the top five, at sixth overall. Link’s sea-faring adventure has been met with both criticism and praise over the years, and that seems to be the case with our own rankings. In this month’s episode, Gooey and Mases gave their opinions on The Wind Waker. Just as with previous episodes, we also…

Zelda games were not necessarily built to be played through as quickly as possible, but this hasn’t stopped a vibrant community of highly skilled speedrunners from springing up around the series. In the latest Hyrule Compendium, the venerable Gooey and Mases discuss how they feel about speedrunning Zelda games, how the practice has impacted newer titles, and whether the advent of competitive runs is a good thing for the series.  The pair acknowledge that speedrunning presents a unique way to…

The Legend of Zelda has spanned decades of video games, but it’s never received the big-screen treatment. In fact, unless you count the short-lived TV show that ran in 1989, the series hasn’t had a proper run on the small screen either. In the latest installment of Hyrule Compendium, Gooey and Mases cast their dream Zelda movie or TV show. Mases states early on that a thirty-year-old shouldn’t be playing Link, and that all of the characters should remain fairly…

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…