Category: Zelda Fan Content

JCog, a Paper Mario speedrunner, has successfully beaten the game in under an hour at 54:22, a time that, if accepted, would be a world record in the Any% category. There’s some doubt, however, that the record-breaking run will actually be recognized as such, due to the method used by the speedrunner. JCog’s strategy relies upon the use of a Japanese version of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time game cartridge. While streaming the run, JCog explains, “Ocarina of…

Etsy has become a breeding ground for talented and inspired artists. Spending an afternoon on the site can lead you to spend more money than you had originally anticipated, especially if you’re looking at Zelda goods. Many shops contain multitudes of items that are inspired by Zelda and other Nintendo games, but I believe KokiriCraigArt to be one of the most series-inclusive merchants for The Legend of Zelda artwork. KokiriCraigArt’s Etsy shop contains 37 art prints, with 30 of those…

Has it really been four years since the release of Breath of the Wild? I was so young then, full of hope and anarchy as I shot fire arrows into Bokoblin camps. Ah, yes, those were the days. Many musicians have graced us with their remixes and renditions over the years, but few have done so with live instruments. Enter studio violinist and arranger Patti Rudisill, who has gathered a party of incredible musicians to give us Memories of Hyrule. This…

If you’re like me, you’re constantly listening to lo-fi music while you work. Being the desk jockey I am, things can alternate between boring and hectic at the drop of a hat, so lo-fi tends to have me covered on both fronts. I have the downbeat nature of it to keep my attention while also providing me with a soothing melody that helps to alleviate any stress that might get piled on throughout the day. Since discovering the genre, I’ve…

Released on the 35th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, this 16-piece brass band cover of the main theme from the NES classic is legendary. Arranged by Daniel Romberger, the song features music from games throughout the rich history of the franchise; the accompanying video delights in its creativity, with clever personal touches from the musicians that nod to their love of the series, which will make any long-time fan smile. Link takes a trombone from the Old Man because it’s…

It is no overstatement to say that music that comes from the Zelda series is some of the best out there. Despite a likely bias on my part, there is a distinct ability of Zelda music to be adapted into so many different genres and still maintain the mystical wonder of the original tune. It truly is a testament to the genius of the initial series composer Koji Kondo, as well as the creativity and talent of the fans who…

I think it’s a safe assumption that there are a considerable amount of anime fans within the Zelda fanbase. After all, our favorite Hylian franchise hails from the magical land of Japan, and there have been official manga releases that adapt most of the games in the series from renowned artists Akira Kimekawa. However, we haven’t had an official anime adaptation to date (that awesome segment for Palutena’s Smash Bros. reveal doesn’t count), and to many fans, I’m sure that’s more than…

I’m going to make a confession to kick things off here: I’ve never had much of an interest, if any, in the music of barbershop quartets. It’s not necessarily that I dislike it outright or have anything against that type of thing; it’s just never really spoken to me on the same level that classic rock or 80’s pop does. I thought that the group that floated by in Bioshock Infinite was charming enough, but it still wasn’t enough to…

We’ve been discussing all things Oracle related this week. So, I believe it’s only natural we take a look at some of the lovely fan-created wares you can purchase! From paper dioramas to a custom Gameboy Color shell, the talent of the community is second to none. So, let’s open some treasure chests and see what’s inside!   Zelda Oracle Games 3D Diorama by TehMonitor Link: Etsy Price:$50.00+ USD Want a handcrafted piece to sit snugly on your mahogany bookcase next to…

In the past thirty-five years, the Legend of Zelda series has left an indelible mark on the video game landscape. In addition to numerous gameplay and design innovations, the music of the series has become legendary. Across the world, musicians are constantly covering the music of the series and being influenced by it. This means that Zelda fans are always able to hear wonderful covers of their favorite songs. One of the most iconic songs from the series is “Zelda’s Lullaby”….