Beta Login          

Here’s another Q&A for you patient folks.

There was a broad range of questions to choose from — a lot of them were about Majora’s Mask, and I’m sure that will be the case until Nintendo makes an announcement. But for now, you’ll have to make do with these interesting musings.

I’ve been looking forward to doing a Q&A since I joined the Zelda Informer staff, so you’ve got editorial writer Francis Comberti at the helm today. Keep the questions coming!

Have you ever seen someone play two video games at the same time? I have, and in fact I have actually done so myself. However, how many times have you seen someone play two video games at the exact same time with one controller? More importantly, that controller controlling both simultaneously? Now, toss Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask in as those two games and you can imagine how crazy it can get.

For the past few days we've been experimenting live on Twitch with the idea and now we plan to complete the run of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask over the course of the next several days. Head inside to see the result, but more importantly check back here at 5pm CST as we continue our crazy run.

In yet another world record, the well known Cosmo Wright has trampled the previous record speed run for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. This incredible feat is now made possible by a newly discovered route that skips the Kokiri Sword, which is done by the making use of the swordless Mido skip. In only 18 minutes and 40 seconds, Cosmo brings us from beginning to end and provides quite an entertaining play through. It's only a matter of time before Cosmo breaks his own record again, but it's more than worth the watch to see how it was accomplished.

Check out the full video inside!

Between Twilight Symphony, Symphony of the Goddesses, and plenty of other goodies, us Zelda fans have been completely spoiled in the last few years—but there’s no such thing as too much symphonic Zelda music. The latest update for Nintendo Underdogs Reorchestrated, a fan project that promises incredible symphonic arrangements of a wide range of Nintendo tunes, features a familiar fan-favorite Zelda melody in full orchestral glory.


If you like what you hear, you can head over to the Kickstarter and lend a hand! There’s sure to be plenty more great Zelda content on the actual album, so if you want to hear more from NUREO, consider making a pledge. There are only six days left to fund the project, so if you want to see it through, act quickly!


Some video games can be quite hard to understand. Some others can be really hard to understand. And then there's Metal Gear Solid. The fact is, when a franchise gets too many games, the main storyline can get somewhat blurry, to the point where you don't even know what´s going on or why are you doing what you're doing. That's why, in a recent article, GamesRadar set out to explain the plots of some quite confusing sagas—such as Kingdom Hearts, Halo, and Castlevania—in as little space as possible, usually one or two paragraphs—and even then, they added a tl;dr (too long; didn´t read) section so as to summarize the whole franchise in just ten words. Want to see how they managed to sum up The Legend of Zelda? Read after the jump to find out!

Oh yes, we are about to touch upon the most debated and heavily opinionated subject in all of Zelda lore: the Zelda Timeline. To be more specific, I am going to talk about the Official Zelda Timeline, as in the one presented in Hyrule Historia. Many of us know it well, and for the few that don't, have no fear because we'll be touching upon all the major aspects of it soon enough.

I want to actually start off by saying I am by no means suggesting the Official Zelda Timeline isn't correct—I can't dispute what the minds behind Zelda say it is. However, I can safely say that what we are being shown isn't in fact a timeline at all.

Hm. Well, that title certainly won't piss anyone off at all. Not a chance.

Although you can probably say the same about any Zelda game, when you talk about Twilight Princess especially you're bound to get a variety of opinions from different fans. Some love the game to death; others would love to put it to death. Those are the extreme ends of the spectrum, of course – there are plenty of people who love certain parts and hate others. And there are a number of gamers who once loved it, but now, years after its release, just feel...dissatisfied with it.

I'm a member of that final group, as I sang praises for the game when it was released in 2006, but slowly and surely have found more and more things to be bothered with. A few months back I started trying to figure out the root cause for some of the issues I took with it, and in the end I came to a surprisingly simple conclusion:

The storyline of Twilight Princess is fundamentally flawed.

One of the cheapest and easiest was to show off your Zelda fandom is to don the Hylian Crest everywhere you go. Thanks to NothinbutvVinyl on Etsy, you can now do just that. From slapping a decal on your laptop or desktop computer case to slapping one in your car window, you can rock this logo everywhere you go. While not inherently as usable as a traditional sticker, it is far more durable and likely to last a lot longer. Plus, at the price tag of $5.99 (with free shipping) you can't really go wrong.

Head inside for a larger image and a link to make your purchase today.

We know that many stages in Super Smash Bros. 4 are going to feature Final Destination style alternatives for more competitive play. Count the Gerudo Valley staged from the 3DS version among the included alterations. These stages always seemed a bit uninspired to me (the FD versions), but I know many fans will be happy about this. Head inside to see a much larger image.

This is a huge direct comparison of every main-line Zelda game released and how it performed critically, sales wise, and in term of average completion time when playing. The list was compiled by a site called ScoreGods. It's very interesting to take all opinionated viewpoints out and just look at statistical evidence. It's neat seeing what games seem to have performed the best over long periods of time. Head inside.