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In every Zelda game, Link travels to the distant corners of Hyrule to explore dungeons, defeat the bosses, and then tackle the final boss with everything you’ve learned and obtained. And once you defeat the final boss, you’re thanked by Zelda and proclaimed as the Hero of Hyrule! But, why did Link originally begin his quest that led him to this moment? What was his original intention for doing what he did? Link’s intentions varies game by game so today, I…

The main theme from Breath of the Wild is an awesome melody that will probably give Zelda players the chills for many years to come. Making its debut in the game’s official trailer last year in June, the theme really set the tone for Breath of the Wild and gave the game its sense of adventure and openness. Although the original version is quite amazing, a group of Zelda-loving musicians recently came together and made their own cover of this memorable song. The group…

In a recent episode of the Hyrule Compendium, we discuss what some of our most memorable Mini-Bosses in the Legend of Zelda series are. In order to keep this video from going on forever, we narrowed it down to just three options for each of us. Mini-Bosses have made appearances in the earliest of Zelda games and have since become a vital role in the series, with games like Majora’s Mask or Twilight Princess having mini-bosses in virtually every single…

One of the worst kept secrets heading into this years E3 was the unveiling of the Mario Bros. and Rabbids crossover game, Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. While the announcement may have been a bit predictable, there’s no denying that crossover makes sense, as the aesthetics of both worlds fit together quite nicely, and both series share the same quirky charm about them. I dare say I even think the game looks pretty good. While putting Mario and Rabbids together seems like…

Game design guru Marc Brown tackles A Link Between Worlds‘s dungeon set up in a new segment of his video series Boss Keys. Marc first analyzes the overworld of A Link Between Worlds before focusing on the dungeons, noting that the overworld and dungeon routes are much more open than in previous Zelda entries. While many praised the game’s open design, Marc mentions that this openess actually makes the dungeon design suffer. He points out that items being available for rent actually takes the item, and…

Commonwealth Realm has recently released an in-depth analysis of what happened to the Zora throughout the entirety of the Zelda timeline. They include some theories about what likely happened between games where there has yet to be an official explanation of what happened to the Zora during those times. Their video provides everything one needs to become familiar with the iconic aquatic characters. Check out the video for yourselves, and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Hello there, everyone. As I have already published a thing today that will cause certain Zelda fans to be mad at me, it’s time to put something out that fans will enjoy. And so we have our weekly Caption Contest. This week, we’re taking look at a character that truly lives the word fabulous, Bolson the carpenter. May his dance moves brighten up your day.

In Breath of the Wild, players are very quickly given the narrative of the story. 10,000 years ago, we know that the princess and the hero succeeded in stopping the Calamity from destroying Hyrule with the aid of the Guardians and the Divine Beasts. We also know that after 10,000 years, the Calamity struck again and took over Hyrule because of the events that took place that led to Link’s 100 year slumber. The question for today is, had Zelda…

It’s no secret that the Zelda series has been home to some of the most iconic video game songs of all time. For over 30 years, the music of The Legend of Zelda has set the standard for compositions that can simultaneously get stuck in a player’s head, set the proper mood, and allow for hundreds of different remixes and reinterpretations. But even with a bar set that high, even with many tracks sitting on the most positive side of…

For nearly 20 years, OverClocked ReMix has been home to some of the internet’s best video game remixes and fan arrangements. And while almost every game series under the sun has found itself represented by this long-standing community, The Legend of Zelda holds a special place among the site’s musicians and listeners. A top-notch Zelda remix was how I first discovered the site in fact. Earlier this month OC ReMix released Mirror Image: A Link to the Past ReMixed as…