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GameOver Jesse has released a new installment to his “History of Video Games” series. In this video, he details what the initial stages of development were like for the team behind A Link to the Past. As one might imagine, quite a few changes were made to the game before it’s release. Shockingly, it seems as though Miyamoto had planned to make the next Zelda installment more RPG-like, as noted during a conversation with the director of Dragon Quest. Miyamoto envisioned a massive party selection…

If you’re reading today’s Daily Debate question and thinking “Hyrule, duh!”: well played, but also let’s get creative for a bit. Obviously, a Zelda game has to take place in Hyrule, it’s as much a perfect pairing as peanut butter and jelly. Here’s where I’m leading this open-ended question, though: what should the setting of Hyrule be in the next game in The Legend of Zelda series? Over the course of the series, Hyrule constantly changes. There are major landmarks…

One issue that many Zelda fan can agree on is Nintendo’s not-so-great release schedule for main title games in the series. Just for Breath of the Wild alone, we had to wait what felt like an eternity for the game to be finally released. Delays are not something any fan, let alone a Zelda one, wants to hear. The question remains: how do you fix the release schedule of Zelda? There is one such fan of the series, Arlo on YouTube, who thinks…

The dungeons of The Legend of Zelda series are some of the most unique and interesting creations in videogames. Wanting to learn more about their design, Mark Brown, of “Game Makers Toolkit” on youtube, decided to do a whole series centered around them. The series, called “Boss Keys”, examines one game per video, and digs deep into the design philosophy that went into every game. Being a fan of this series, which has gotten a lot of positive feedback, our…

I thought about this over and over again. What is my favorite Zelda speedrun to watch? Personally, I would have to say mine would be Ocarina of Time. I started getting into it when Clint Stevens was running it and ever since then I LOVED watching Ocarina of Time speedruns. But since he doesn’t anymore I have a few others I can watch if I need an Ocarina of Time fill. I love Ocarina of Time runs mainly because I…

The Legend of Zelda is the latest franchise to be satirized in JelloApocalypse’s “So This is Basically” series of animated shorts, which gives a basic overview of a series while highlighting its quirkier traditions. Of course our beloved series’ over-complicated timeline, homicidal cuccos, tedious fetch-quests, still-beating hearts hidden in grass, and fan base’s undying love of Ocarina of Time were all fair game for roasting. This long-standing series has plenty of content to poke fun at, JelloApocalypse covers it all….

Retro downgrade covers are one of the coolest things to hear when it comes to video game music. What it basically boils down to is taking a well-established song and converting into something that we would have heard 30 years ago on things like an Nintendo Entertainment System. The one we’re looking at today takes Zelda music and throws it into the era of earlier Zelda music. This recent video from 8-Bit remix artist Loeder takes the Shop Theme from Ocarina of Time and…

There’s always a form of music that you or I have never even heard of. In this recent case, that would be electro swing which apparently is a blend of swing and jazz, mixed with more modern types of music like EDM, house, & hip hop. The Breath of the Wild remix we’re listening to today gives us a different take on the main theme using said musical style. This most recent Zelda cover comes to us today from The…

With Breath of the Wild out the traditional five year wait for the next mainline Zelda game begins. During the last interval, after Skyward Sword released, three games filled the gap: the amazing A Link Between Worlds, the mediocrely received Triforce Heroes, and the curveball from left field Hyrule Warriors. Koei Tecmo took their Musou Warriors formula, or Dynasty Warriors for those outside of Japan, and applied to the lands of Hyrule, bringing together what many fans would consider a…

Though not one of the biggest bosses in the Zelda series, Phantom Ganon is definitely a character that has not shown up a whole lot in the franchise. Essentially a shadow clone of the one and only Ganon, this phantom variation only shows up to essentially toy around with Link. Thanks to one Zelda fan we can see how Phantom Ganon has only really changed more in power, not design. In a recent video, BeardBear posted up a close look…