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One can’t think of The Legend of Zelda without hearing the ghost of it’s iconic music flitting through their mind. That being said, we here at Zelda Dungeon wish to continue our themed weeks by paying tribute to one of the franchise’s most beloved aspects. And so, starting February 19th and continuing on through the 25th, we will be bringing you all things musical when it comes to our Zelda coverage, with Music Week. You can look forward to many…

Greetings, Zelda fans! Love is in the air with this week’s Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest. Valentine’s Day — or known to some as Single Awareness Day — is only a few days away, and that means we’re going to start seeing a flurry of romantic well-wishes across the internet. Now, the Zelda series has only flirted with the realm of romance a few times, so finding a suitable image for this week’s contest was a bit of a challenge. Luckily,…

I’m kind of surprised that the Four Swords  games haven’t been given more love over the years on newer systems that better accommodate the multiplayer experience. The timed releases of Four Swords Anniversary Edition on the DS and 3DS with little to no advertising received a lot of backlash, and rightfully so. Nintendo didn’t properly advertise the re-release of this game and many fans weren’t even aware that it was available, and by the time many of us found out, the limited re-release…

If there’s one thing the Zelda series has in spades, it’s interesting characters. While not all of them hit the mark, they’re all quirky and compelling in their own way. From Midna to Tingle, there’s someone of every type in the franchise. That being said, everybody reacts to things in unique ways. For example, many fans love Midna while a few (such as myself) don’t really mesh with her. Tingle is another fantastic study. He’s an awkward 30+ year old man…

With as much variety as the Breath of the Wild sidequests have, the extensive trading sequence sidequests featured in earlier games are notably missing. These types of quests are featured in Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and Link’s Awakening, and all revolve around trading items to many different characters in a specific order. The sequential trading of items allows Link to receive great rewards while helping a number of side characters along the way, making these quests unique and enjoyable to…

Welcome to the Cave of Trials. The premise is simple: Every week, two characters from The Legend of Zelda series will duke it out for the Zelda Dungeon Championship. Whoever has more votes at the end of the week, wins. This is strictly a popularity contest, not who you think would win in a fight; so vote for who you like better! The winner will then go on next week to defend the title against a new challenger, as decided by…

Link in Breath of the Wild, has quite the look. If you ask me, he is one of the sharpest looking Links in the entire series. I remember the first time I saw him in the original Breath of the Wild teaser trailer, throwing himself into the air to shoot down a guardian. In that moment I thought, “Dang, Link looks sick.” First 4 Figures clearly thought so too, because they have created a statue that captured this already iconic pose of Link…

Dungeons of different kinds have made appearances in many different video game franchises for decades. Of course, in The Legend of Zelda, dungeons are typically mazes with set paths that must be journeyed through in a specific way as to collect keys and items to progress. However, this isn’t the same style that is used in dungeons from different games. For example the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games have dungeons with randomized layouts and items, and the only things that remain the same…

The first dungeon of any game in The Legend of Zelda is vital to setting the tone of a game. Some Zelda games struggle to strike a balance between tutorial, story, exploration, and fun gameplay to varying degrees. Following our discussion on what game is best for new players to the series, we came to the conclusion that Ocarina of Time has the best first dungeon. In the newest entry into the Hyrule Compendium, we have a more in depth discussion about the Deku…

It’s no secret Shigeru Miyamoto’s games love making nods to one another. But the sheer amount of references to Zelda in Mario games is staggering. This video by Nintendo Unity shows the usual suspects like Link napping in Super Mario RPG and the warp whistle tune in Super Mario Bros. 3 matching that of the recorder from The Legend of Zelda. But it also includes many obscure references, including ones from Mario-related series like Donkey Kong, Yoshi’s Island, and Warioland….