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It’s been over a year since Breath of the Wild was released, and we’re still learning new things about this grand, open-world adventure. For all the many, many hours we’ve spent exploring the far reaches of Hyrule, there’s always something new to discover over the horizon. For those wishing to put a dent in their Breath of the Wild knowledge, popular YouTube show Did You Know Gaming? recently discussed some of the secrets, factoids, and inspirations from the game and…

There are so many wonderful and brilliant medleys of Zelda songs, but how many of them are on the accordion? This spectacular medley by The Accordion Guy traces the long and rich musical history of the Zelda series by including songs from A Link to the Past through The Wind Waker. The accordion wonderfully captures the spirit of adventure that first made me fall in love with the Legend of Zelda series when I was but a wee lad. Not…

The Lost Woods have appeared in… how many Zelda titles now?  The resting place of the Master Sword, the path to the Sacred Forest Meadow, and a frustrating maze of tree after tree if you don’t really know where you’re supposed to be going. Turn one wrong direction, and find yourself right back at the start. Yet, in Japan, the concept of the Lost Woods is not exclusive to Zelda alone. So where else can we see it? Writer Clyde Mandelin of Legends…

Breath of the Wild has no shortage of places to explore, each with their own nooks and crannies, art and inspiration, giving the kingdom of Hyrule the impression of being a vast, ever-thriving land, despite the challenges of history. But where did they all come from? When were they all built? Zelda theorist Macintyre has taken to the Zelda timeline, connecting points in history with notable locations on Breath of the Wild‘s map. He begins with prehistoric times — that is, the…

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is nearly 16 years old (makes you feel old, huh?), but it doesn’t mean that there aren’t new things to discover and theorize about. Take this video for example, where Austin from Game Theorists tackles the ecological effect of the titular conductor’s baton and the implications of its use. If you haven’t noticed by the thumbnail, the results are disastrous. Austin puts a few uses to the test, mainly the Song of Passing and…

One of the more curious pieces from Breath of the Wild‘s soundtrack is “Riding,” the theme that plays when Link rides a horse companion across the fields of Hyrule. Serving as an Overworld theme of sorts — at least for those players that fancied horses as a primary mode of transportation — both the Day and Night versions of this tune can provide a relaxing and heartwarming atmosphere for travel-weary adventures. At the same time, the song’s unusual structure and…

There are 120 Shrines in Breath of the Wild (more if you count the DLC), and any player who wants to explore Hyrule thoroughly will spend a lot of time puzzling through these devious and dangerous mini dungeons. Because of this huge number of shrines, players spend hours listening to the mysterious and mystical music created by Manaka Kataoka. The Shrine theme is reminiscent of the mysterious and foreboding dungeons themes from the original Legend of Zelda and A Link…

Twenty years ago, Ocarina of Time was released. Can you believe that? Twenty whole years. That just…really doesn’t seem possible, does it? For many of us, a couple of decades later, it’s still our favorite Zelda game, myself included. So how does one enjoy such a momentous anniversary? By cranking the music, whipping out the game, and rocking out! Zelda power metal band Master Sword has decided to do everything they can to celebrate by giving us a complete reboot of one of their…

Here’s two classic Zelda songs joined together in a beautiful arrangement! In this harp-heavy composition, Youtuber Samantha Ballard captures the wonder and beauty of the Sacred Grove, the mysterious forest that Link explores in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. The Sacred Grove theme is a beautiful rearrangement of the Lost Woods theme (Saria’s Song) originally featured in Ocarina of Time. Unlike the Lost Woods rendition, which is joyful and energetic, the Sacred Grove theme is much more mysterious and…

The saxophone is one of the most versatile instruments in the world, but the instrument is not often highlighted in music of The Legend of Zelda series. This incredible arrangement by Sab Irene put the saxophone front and center in Water Blight Ganon’s Battle Theme. Sab Irene uses several different saxophones throughout the video to highlight the instrument family’s full range. Each type of saxophone can be seen in the video. This arrangement uses saxophones to great effect and supports the…