Tag: Spirit Tracks

Welcome to the seventh installment of Piece of Heart, where we look at The Legend of Zelda series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how its literary elements enhance the gaming experience. This week’s lesson is titled “If She Comes Up… It’s Baptism”. Basically, being submerged in water can represent a character’s rebirth. The Wind Waker in its entirety comes immediately to mind, leading into the lands that emerge to make up new Hyrule in Spirit Tracks….

Stories of valiant knights, princes and other heroes who fight for their beloved ladies are some of the oldest and most beloved stories in human history. Perhaps even THE oldest, depending on your interpretation of the Epic of Gilgamesh. So it was to be expected that a concept as basic as fighting for those you care about eventually ended up in The Legend of Zelda, or at least have fans ascribe it to individual games. But is there any truth…

Hello! I am Darrin W. Harr II. In this editorial I hope to convey how I got into the Legend of Zelda series, and why I write for Zelda Informer. The first video game I ever played was the classic NES title Super Mario Bros. My grandparents were the ones that had the NES at their house, and this is where my love for video games was born. My grandparents basically handed me a controller, showed me what was jump, move, and run, and let me on my own. Pretty soon I was racing through levels like no tomorrow, stomping on goombas left and right. I then started playing games such as…

The time has come for yet another test of wit, creativity, and the use of expensive software for trivial purposes: a Photoshop Contest is upon us!

We’re asking readers to submit the funniest, most creative, or most awe-inspiring pictures they can produce within the guidelines we suggest. This week, we’re stoking the searing fires of the Majora’s Mask 3D Hype Train, First, let’s take a look at the winners from last week’s contest: Ganonize Link . . .

In part two of this series counting just how often Link gets the girl at the end of each Zelda game, I’ll pick up the editorial right where the first part left off with Wind Waker.  This article will include every other Zelda game in order of release after Wind Waker. The exception will be Hyrule Warriors because it isn’t canon (feel free to rage about that in the comments below). 

One of the more indisputably disappointing aspects of the original Wind Waker was the ocean travel.  While it was somewhat exciting to explore the seas and encounter islands, fight monsters, and even retrieve treasure, it was slow. True, there was an air of excitement when the player first sets out with a brand new sail and his talking boat, but a few islands in and the wonder wears thin.  The HD remake did a great job of amending this issue with…

Ah, the start of a new year. It’s an end to the holiday season, and the start of a crazy crop of New Year’s resolutions! Many of these resolutions result in people enthusiastically starting, and then falling off the bandwagon within a few months. Here at Zelda Informer, the question for you today is: what is your Zelda-related New Year’s resolution?

Five years removed from the release of Spirit Tracks, Nintendo has shifted gears on the handheld front with re-releases of Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. With A Link Between Worlds being a drastically different title from the original Nintendo DS games, it begs the question of whether touch-based Zelda gaming is now a thing of the past. This week the Zelda Dungeon staff looks back at the touch based gameplay mechanics from the Nintendo DS era.

Bereft of Gods: Dreaming of a Better World

“Suddenly bereft of both demons and spirits, this land was entrusted to us.”

~Niko, Spirit Tracks

“And the people who live on that great island will be able to

join hands and, together, create a better world. Such is my dream.”

~Great Deku Tree, The Wind Waker

Please be aware that this article addresses matters of a

religious, spiritual and philosophical nature which some may consider

offensive, even blasphemous. Also note that it contains spoilers for

games in The Legend of Zelda series, as well as Xenoblade Chronicles,

Fantasy Life and the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy. Enjoy.

Dedicated to humanity: because we can do better.

One aspect of the Zelda series that I’ve always felt very passionate about, but that very few people ever seem to enjoy very much, is the title screen for each game. 

For me, these have always been some of the most memorable moments of the entire experience; after all, who doesn’t remember the very first time they tried out their favorite game, and how excited they felt when they first saw it?

There are tons of important factors to consider when we look at…