Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2019:

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An ordinary domestic Cucco may appear a gentle and harmless creature…That is, until a button mashing temptation to hack and slash kicks in. As many players are well aware, an enraged Cucco often guarantees a game over. YouTube game theorist Dr. Willy recently revealed the eye opening truth of a Cucco’s wrath and the endurance that only their immorality can withstand. Take the jump to check it out!

It has been over 16 years since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time came out for the Nintendo 64. Though not always viewed as the thematically darkest addition to the Zelda franchise, Ocarina of Time has its moments of terror. Traversing the Shadow Temple and Bottom of the Well both haunt players with their airs of death, darkness, and plain eeriness, giving a taste of what Nintendo had to offer in terms of the horror gaming genre. Other Zelda…

Fear is a subjective thing. What is scary to one person may be only mildly annoying or even amusing to someone else. Even so, there are lots of things in the Zelda franchise that are generally accepted as just plain scary. Click through to see the content of all your Legend of Zelda nightmares.

Halloween’s just around the corner, so I thought it was a good time to tackle a certain lovely little article topic: The top examples of “nightmare fuel” in Zelda. While this term can have a broader meaning that applies to anything scary or nightmare-inducing, I’m going with a specific version. In short, I’m covering things that were never meant to be scary, or scary to this degree, but certainly become highly disturbing when you think about them. I suppose you…

Gonna be a short review this time, since, well, we’re reviewing The Minish Cap’s sole mini-dungeon: The Royal Crypt. It’s not really a dungeon to be honest; it lacks all of the hallmarks of one, with no Dungeon Map, Compass, Big Key, or main item, and it has no map screen of its own. That said it functions enough like one with the puzzles and collection of keys to advance that some would count it, and I’m including it for…

My apologies for the delay in writing this review, but now I can finally cover Arbiter’s Grounds. Scary dungeons are common in the Zelda series, starting with Ocarina of Time’s Shadow Temple. The Zelda games have often had a single dungeon ripe with scary elements, and Arbiter’s Grounds continues this trend but combines it with multiple other elements, particularly those of a desert dungeon. But how does it stack up to other dungeons in general, scary or otherwise? Arbiter’s Grounds…

Well hey there guys! Might be a day late, but it’s the usual day for the mailbag, so I’ve brought you a Halloween-themed mailbag for today! I feel like something strange is about to happen though… Well, anyway, this mailbag has 16 questions, about a bunch of spooky and or villain-related topics in the Zelda series. I also talk about Majora’s Mask a fair bit. Sorry if it’s a bit long, guys. Anyway, enjoy! You can watch the video here…

Scary settings are not at all new to Zelda, and there tends to be a dungeon or area with a spooky theme in the majority of Zelda games these days. But, at least from what I can see, most scary locations in the series tend to gravitate toward the same idea: Underground structures or graveyards that are infested with the undead. Usually these areas are based on pretty basic horror tropes, which is fine, but Zelda tends to be at…

Ah, the Shadow Temple. It’s now time to review this infamous dungeon. Now, mind you, it’s not nearly as infamous as the Water Temple. People complain about the Water Temple’s design and say it’s repetitive and overly confusing, whereas the Shadow Temple just scares people. Horror is meant to scare, and for some people that’s not fun, so some people won’t like the Shadow Temple (or the Bottom of the Well, by extension), but for others that’s the fun part!…

Alrighty, guys! Unlucky #13! Weird stuff might happen this time because of the unlucky number. Wonder what, though? And hey, 13 questions! Most I’ve ever answered! About half the questions are Zelda Wii related, which should be a relief to those who didn’t like the Zelda Wii focus last week. Enjoy! Questions and their timestamps: (00:19) – Do you think Twilight Princess’ bosses were big to hide how easy they were? (01:15) – What do you think of the original…