Tag: Gamecube

There are an almost endless number of factors that contribute to the commercial appeal of a videogame– gameplay, functionality, developer, rating– but a game isn’t going to sell if it isn’t pleasing to the eye, at least in some capacity. We can judge by the turbulent behavior following the reveal of Wind Waker’s art style or Skyward Swords’ downgraded graphics that appearance does matter within the Zelda series. So let’s take a look at some of the varied Zelda visual…

As all of you know by now, an HD remake of Twilight Princess, creatively titled Twilight Princess HD, was announced on Thursday with a release date set for March 4th of next year. With the release of the game, it will mean that four out the five 3D Zelda games, a staggering eighty percent, will have been remade. Personally, I find that to be a bit excessive. The last thing I want to do is kill someone’s hype for a…

Other than the clearly enhanced visuals and audio of the game, there were a few changes Nintendo made to Wind Waker during its HD revamp that changed quite a deal. One of the features they had cut from the game entirely was the connectivity between the GameCube system and the Gameboy Advanced systems- allowing the player to use the Tingle Tuner for various features, such as letting Link hover or simply keeping him alive altogether. I had a few ideas…

Every played the Zelda Collector’s Edition Promotional Disk on Gamecube? Before The Wind Waker came out, Nintendo made a special disk that let Gamecube owners play the first two Zelda games, and both N64 titles, and even a few The Wind Waker demos! It was a sweet collector’s item, and nowadays, it goes for pretty high prices on eBay, so it must be pretty good. Though, what if a new one was made? It was a neat idea to give…

In Four Swords Adventures, you could unlock multiplayer mini-games by progressing through the story. When you progress far enough in a section of the world map, Tingle will do a fly-by and drop one of his towers somewhere on the map. Inside, you can play quite a few multiplayer mini-games (as many as you’ve unlocked) for a nice break from adventuring for a bit. The mini-games were a fun way to take a break from playing through the story and…

A custom Twilight Princess GameCube was created by zoki64. It is done very well with one half being a golden Link design and the other a silver Wolf Link design, and it has a nice matching controller. In the video the console is placed on a platform that is being rotated and it truly allows us to see its full glory. Check out the console and video after the jump!

Throughout the Zelda series, we’ve seen Link duke it out with Ganondorf on several occasions- each fight with its own means of strategy and mechanics. However, there are a couple that I would like to show off, as they are -no doubt- a couple of my favorite boss fights in video games. But of course, that led me to also wanting to hear about your opinions- so after I’m done showing these fights to you guys, I’d love to hear…

Did You Know Gaming has once again graced us with some little-known Zelda knowledge, in their new episode about fan-favorite Twilight Princess. This video, featuring JonTron, has some neat points of interest, so if you are one who wants to know absolutely everything about Zelda games, don’t miss out! Hit the jump for the full episode!

In most Zelda games, you’ll find a specific pattern repeated throughout every dungeon. One of these being the mini-boss of each dungeon and usually, they’re pretty easy to defeat (unless they have something more complicated to them). You can even find them outside of dungeons! There are tons of mini-bosses, sometimes some are brought from a previous installment to another. But the question here is: Which is your favorite? To read more into it, hit the jump to check it…

Digital Foundry has put together some videos examining the framerate of The Wind Waker HD, as well as a comparison of the graphics on the HD and original Gamecube versions. There is quite a noticeable difference, and seeing the HD version next to it certainly brings out the… worse points in the Gamecube game’s visuals. Check out the videos after the jump!