Category: Zelda Fan Content

The Zelda series has some stunning maps. Even the 2D games have iconic ones, especially when you think about their versatility (consider A Link to the Past and its Dark World), and how they manifest in remakes (consider Link’s Awakening DX versus its 2019 version). So, Scatterbrained Creations undertook a massive project to recreate a 3D diorama of Hyrule’s intricate map from Breath of the Wild. After drawing the map and cutting out some foamboard, work could begin. Stacking spare…

Video game record label GameChops is back with more amazing The Legend of Zelda covers. Nashville-based composer and engineer Joshua Morse brings us a seven-track line-up in 16 bit SNES funk fashion. Tracks from this new Zelda Funk album include fan favorites from Ocarina of Time, A Link to the Past, and Twilight Princess. GameChops has released several Zelda albums in the past, with one of their most popular being Zelda and Chill. Zelda Funk is definitely a fun new take on fan favorite…

One of my favorite kind of Zelda covers to tackle here at Zelda Dungeon are those where it’s a musician using an instrument I have never heard of at all. That’s what we have today, as musician Hyrule Whistler brings us a cover of “Lon Lon Ranch” from Ocarina of Time using a Low D MK Kelpie Irish whistle. While this musical apparatus may seem familiar, there’s actually more to it than meets the eye. The Irish whistle, AKA the…

King Gleeok is a gigantic dragon from Tears of the Kingdom that strikes three different shades of elemental fear into the hearts of those it encounters. This beast is certainly a trial to face if you come unprepared, but can still be a massive task in defeating it even if you’re ready. While this custom LEGO build of King Gleeok from Mitch of MitchBuilds may not strike that same imposing fear, it still provided this LEGO builder with an uphill…

While you can take your chances inside Ocarina of Time‘s Shadow Temple without the Lens of Truth, I think it’s fair to say the item does improve Link’s chances inside the dungeon. That’s why it’s good to see the likes of Alex from 1up-crafts help our hero out as he shows how to build your very own Lens of Truth. This isn’t a simple crafting video, as Alex puts in some key details that make this iconic Zelda item stand…

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom continues the series’ legacy of strong, stirring musical compositions. Its music complements the player experience while heightening or relieving tension during gameplay and cutscenes. Some of its pieces are also just a joy to hear outside of the confines of the game and are already beloved by Zelda fans (see the winner of Zelda Dungeon’s 2024 Musical March Madness for a prime example). Composer and musician DarkNuck is one of those fans…

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a gorgeous game that has inspired many in the fan community to create their own takes on many of its iconic characters and landscapes. Some have produced amazing pieces of fan art, while others have created remixes and covers of the game’s music. No matter the medium, the creativity within the community shows how much fans admire and want to honor the masterpiece that is Tears of the Kingdom. One group…

Video game archivist Mr. Talida of Keshi Corner has been hard at work preserving vintage video game merchandise, particularly “keshi gomu” rubber figures which were released in Japan throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Using 3D printing technology, Mr. Talida creates 3D scans of the figures, which are then uploaded free to the public so that anyone with a 3D printer and the right materials can have recreations of these retro figures for themselves. Previous scans have included Bandai’s keshi figures…

I never would have thought to pair a marimba and violin together to cover the title theme of Ocarina of Time, but I am so glad the YouTube channel Classical Covers did. The music from the opening sequence from the 1998 game is nostalgic and iconic. Adapting the theme from the flute that calls the wind in The Legend of Zelda, it invokes a sense of dreamy childhood, and perhaps waking up at sunrise to go on a new adventure….

Skyloft is one of the most calming environments in the Zelda series — save the Remlits after dark. Skyward Sword pairs the island with an equally soothing theme, and the sounds do an excellent job of translating the scenery’s pastels into a song, which is why it works so wonderfully on piano. Meet Michael Tai, a talented pianist who made a lovely piano cover of Skyloft’s theme. It delivers the buoyant joy of the original track, evoking the nostalgia we all…