Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2019:

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The Legend of Zelda, like many fantasy games before it, had a great many influences. Game developers often draw their inspiration from many different sources, like writers and artists do. Often inspiration can be pulled from the works of others or from similar real-world examples. Over the years the simple and straightforward world of Zelda has been expanded upon in so many ways beyond the standard fantasy genre into a new brand with a rich mythology of its own. The…

The Zelda series has always been known for open-ended gameplay, allowing for players to freely choose where they wish to go. The series is based on exploration and the player’s curiosity; when you explored, you were rewarded. The game structure promoted exploration; after every dungeon there would be places to explore that the player had not been to before and new places that could be reached that were previously inaccessible. The very first Legend of Zelda in 1987 did not…

The Legend of Zelda cartoons from The Super Mario Bros. Super Show: every Zelda fan has probably heard of it, few have watched it, and even fewer love it. The show aired in 1989 once a week for a mere thirteen episodes. The basic premise was simple enough; Zelda has the Triforce of Wisdom, while Ganon has the Triforce of Power. Whoever captures both Triforce pieces is the ruler of Hyrule. This leads to Ganon sending minions to steal the…

A fundamental aspect of the Zelda series starting with the very first game in 1986 was the acquisition and use of various items and weapons to help Link in his quest to defeat Ganon, rescue the princess, and save Hyrule. Instead of beginning the first game with a sword in hand, Link begins with absolutely nothing. He acquires his sword from a mysterious old man in a nearby cave. This shows players that discovering secrets and obtaining items from them…

Hyrule has been portrayed as a very magical place, from its creation, the hidden structures hidden throughout, to the very people that inhabit the land. Magic is everywhere. The mystical forces that few can use and fewer can master appear in every Zelda title— sometimes as a direct intervention from a deity or fairy, sometimes as a spell cast from a character, and most often in the form of a helpful item that Link can carry and use when needed….