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The Legend of Zelda; a story told over countless eras — or games, should I say?  The story tells of a brave warrior who battles against a fierce foe, all to save a beautiful princess.  The princess in question has been a helpless maiden, a stoic monarch and even a goddess reborn.  She has pulled on the strings of time, sacrificed her throne and even herself in the best interests of her people.  She is Princess Zelda, possessor of the…

What’s up, Zelda fam?! Are you ready to partake in yet another Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest this fine Monday? With all of 2019’s big Zelda releases in the rearview mirror, I’ve had the chance to burn through some of the screenshots I’ve been saving in my contest folder. For example, last week we focused on an evergreen image from Callego’s epic Zelda animation “Racing for Rupees”. This week, I have decided to present you all with a screenshot I’ve had…

Remakes have become a staple of the Zelda franchise ever since the release of Ocarina of Time 3D in 2011 – excluding the more obscure BS Zelda no Densetsu, Link’s Awakening DX, and Ocarina of Time: Master Quest. Since the N64 classic first hit the 3DS, five remakes have been released in the forms of Four Swords Anniversary Edition, The Wind Waker HD, Majora’s Mask 3D, Twilight Princess HD,  and the recent Link’s Awakening. Every remake has its fair share of additions and changes, big…

Zelda music has always sounded wonderful no matter what system it was composed for. Whether a tune is coming from the NES, SNES, N64, or even Game Boy, the Zelda Team has always managed to pull off some truly amazing work. That’s why when somebody gets a symphony together to perform some of the amazing musical work from the series, it’s wonderful to hear. Take for instance some of the fan arrangements that have recently given the music from Link’s Awakening some…

The Legend of Zelda series has always been set in the fantasy realm of Hyrule. As far as modern technology goes, we’ve seen the Sheikah technology featured in Breath of the Wild, but not much more than that. Would a game set in modern times work? In an odd kind of one-off way I could see it working. It could be a modernizing kind of magic. Kind of like how Harry Potter is set in 90s era England, but the…

Link is not meant to have a personality. As detailed by his original creators, he is meant to be a blank slate, connecting the player to the game in a way that allows their mind to be creative, to insert words and emotions where there is none and have their own unique experience. Yet, Link’s personality seems to have taken shape, even if accidentally.  At first glance, he is the stoic hero, staying strong in order “to silently bear any…

In Link’s Awakening, Link arrives at Koholint Island after a massive shipwreck. In a beautiful, mysterious sequence, Link awakens from his slumber in Marin and Tarin’s house. During this segment of the game, a unique song plays which is referred to “Link is Awake” or “Sword Search”. This epic rearrangement of the tune by Amie Waters is for anyone loves the lush sounds of synths. In addition to a variety of synthesizers and electric pianos, the cover also includes a…

Zelda games house many iconic and memorable areas. It’s difficult not to associate the franchise with the mazes of the Lost Woods, the fires of Death Mountain, or the regality of Hyrule Castle. Yet, the perilous desert regions seem to stand out in their own special way as a fan favorite. In a recent video, YouTuber Croton explored the reasons why desert areas in Zelda games are so iconic, specifically Lanayru Desert in Skyward Sword and Gerudo Desert in Ocarina of Time,…

Link has had the privilege of meeting some pretty important figures in Hyrule over the years. We’ve had King Zora, Chancellor Cole, Mayor Bo and Princess Zelda of course! But if you were given the opportunity to meet the leader of any tribe or race in Hyrule, which would you choose? My vote would be Darunia from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I don’t have anything against the King of Hyrule or the Chieftain of the Rito tribe,…

“You burst into my father’s office to drag me out for this?” I stared at Yasei, not quite sure whether to consider this as an intrusion or a rescue. “I know! Isn’t it great?” She had that manic smile on her face again. The smile that said, whatever I’d planned for the day had just gone up in smoke. I held it up, with its turquoise dribbled streaks down the sides and yellow suns painted around the eye sockets. “It’s…