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Though the Zelda series has a plethora of recurring iconography, most titles in the franchise implement a mechanic or feature that sets them apart from the others. Sometimes these are tied to the primary gameplay loop, the narrative, or even the hardware the game runs on. While not all have been successful, a few have created genuinely unique experiences that can’t be had anywhere else. With Skyward Sword HD at the forefront of many fan’s minds right now, much focus has been put on…

Music is an important component of the Zelda series. In addition to the amazing soundtracks created by composers like Koji Kondo, musical instruments and tools have been featured in a variety of games. The first Zelda game  featured the recorder, and later games added instruments like the ocarina, flute, and harp. The harp was the key instrument in Skyward Sword, though its gameplay functionality was limited. While the harp may play a diminutive role in Skyward Sword, the game has…

Motion controls are a crucial part of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword gameplay. In my own experience with the original game, the Wii’s motion controls worked extremely well for me and I enjoyed them a great deal. When I started writing for Zelda Dungeon, I discovered that these controls had not necessarily worked as well for some of my colleagues, and some writers even cited the motion controls as a major barrier to completing the game. With the release…

Today is the day!  Skyward Sword HD has finally released in all its glory!  The remaster was announced back in February 2021, much to the pleasure of the original game’s fanbase who had been crying out to see this title on the Switch.  Nintendo kept the hype train going with other announcements for pre-order bonuses, specially themed Joy-Cons and new amiibo to further excite the Zelda community — and it certainly worked!  Now that the date has arrived, many fans…

|| Previous Chapter || Next Chapter || Chapter Seventeen 10 Years Earlier… She thudded to the ground hard, her face feeling the abrasive effects of the sand and grit as she slid along her front. She took a moment to regain the breath that had been knocked from her body before climbing to her feet quickly and bringing her weapons in front of her in a defensive stance. Crude as they were, with their years of participation in battle evident from the…

As with a lot of things in life, the older I get, the more my opinions change. Take my list of top 5 Zelda games for example–that thing shuffles like a deck of cards every few years. I’ve grown up with Zelda, starting with Ocarina of Time and playing every last one up until Breath of the Wild. But as the years have gone by, and as more games have been released, I’ve really considered whether I’m blinded by nostalgia….

Everyone has a favorite Zelda game, and you probably hold some strong feelings about your favorite entry in the Zelda series. So do a lot of our staff here at Zelda Dungeon. At our most recent Writer’s Meeting it became apparent that Skyward Sword is a favorite among many of the writers here. There are some who have some major complaints against Skyward Sword and there are others that don’t like it at all. It sparked an exciting back and forth…

Ever since Breath of the Wild 2 was first teased back in 2019, there was a great deal of speculation regarding the emaciated corpse that Zelda and Link discover. At the time I was wondering if the body was in fact Urbosa due to the red hair. It was possible that, after their deaths, the Champions’ bodies might have been imprisoned while their spirits inhabited the Divine Beasts. Nowadays, it is speculatively certain that the corpse is in fact Ganondorf….

Hello there, Zelda fans! Are you ready for another exciting edition of Zelda Dungeon’s weekly Caption Contest?! We’re still cleaning out our folder of images from E3, including screenshots from Breath of the Wild 2 and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. This week, we’re highlighting a brand new weapon introduced in Age of Calamity‘s latest wave of DLC: The Guardian Flail. Link can give quite the walloping with these bad boys, but let’s see if their ridiculous appearance can make…

In Breath of the Wild, Nintendo took a risk by adding voice acting to key cutscenes and characters. This was a huge change for the Zelda series as most other games only included small voice clips like laughter or exclamations. This decision was fairly divisive, with some fans enjoying the voice acting (in a variety of languages) while others did not enjoy or agree with the direction it took. One of my major issues and frustrations with Breath of the Wild…