Hello, everyone! With Dungeon Week upon us, I am excited to announce the triumphant return of Zelda Informer Versus! Formerly known as simply “Zelda Versus,” ZI Vs is a feature in which you, the readers, participate in a multi-round voting tournament in order to crown an undisputed champion among a particular Zelda-themed category.

We’ve covered the series’ best companion characters, best soundtracks, and best games overall; but with this being Dungeon Week and all, we have to have Best Dungeon Tournament. Now way back at the beginning of 2016, we started a similar tournament under the Zelda Versus banner, but the project was tragically unfinished. We’re back, and this time, we intend to finish!

So first we must build our brackets for this Best Dungeon tournament. Over the next few weeks, we will be posting a poll for every mainline Zelda game (sorry, no side-games or fan-games), giving you the chance to vote for the best dungeon in each one. Once we’ve determined a best dungeon for every game, we’ll construct the brackets and the tournament will officially begin.

But we’ll talk more about that when we get there. First, we need to vote for the best dungeon of each game. So let’s get down to business with the first game in the series.

What is the Best Dungeon in The Legend of Zelda?

The Legend of Zelda set the stage for the entire series by including a number of dangerous labyrinths that Link must traverse in order to complete his quest. Subverting the traditional levels structure of video games at that time, these subterranean mazes defined the idea of dungeons in Zelda games for decades to come. The dungeons of later games owe a lot to this NES classic.

Obviously the dungeons of Zelda I lack the flair of those found in later games, but there are still plenty of memorable moments from these underground labyrinths. There’s a bunch of hidden secrets, challenging enemy encounters, and unique bosses that stick out in my mind.

So, it’s time to decide the best dungeon in The Legend of Zelda.

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.

Here’s some important tournament information:

  • If you receive a “Failed to Verify Referrer” message and you are logged in to a version of WordPress, try logging out.
  • We will post a new game’s voting page each day, Monday through Saturday.
  • Voting for each game will be open for exactly one week.
  • Every Sunday, we will post a wrap-up article explaining the results of the prior week.
  • Once voting pages for all 18 mainline Zelda games have been posted, there will be a two-week break before Round 1 begins.

See you tomorrow!


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