One nifty graphical trick we don't see as often today are pre-rendered backgrounds. A lot of arcade games back in the day used them along with several various console games, including Ocarina of Time. YouTuber ClassicGameJunkie recently did a new feature called How Did They Do That... talking about pre-rendered backgrounds for 3 different games. It's a neat little look at how they pulled off the effect and why it worked so well...

Have you ever taken hearts for granted playing a Zelda game? I know I have because they always seemed plentiful. Still, there are those few fleeting moments in a 3 heart challenge that get your heart beating. As Link approaches one such occasion in a new animation, chaos ensues thanks to a clever Cucco and the Skull Kid. Just give it a watch and have a nice laugh with the rest of us...

We've known for some time that Tri Force Heroes was going to be playable by yourself through the use of dolls, but would every dungeon be playable? After all, there could be dungeons not required to beat the game that are multiplayer exclusive. As it turns out this isn't the case as all dungeons (or courses as Shikata keeps referencing them as) will be playable solo. Here is what Hiromasa Shikata told Game Informer in an exclusive interview...

The Funko Pop figures are everywhere, at least in my home area. I know of eight different stores carrying various figures from their well known line. What they do lack, however, is a true The Legend of Zelda line - no surprise given Nintendo's foray into amiibo. CaptainDangerous, a fan of ours, has sent in a slew of images showing off his custom paint job of Valoo from The Wind Waker...

Good day to you all. It's time again to boot up another entry of ZI's weekly Caption Contest! Now, I've been fighting my internet company for weeks trying to get internet in my new house (explaining my slight absenteeism lately), so I may be a little bitter toward technology at the moment. As a way to cope, this week's focus will be on everyone's most hated robot, Scrapper from Skyward Sword. Let's see what words you can direct at this sarcastic bucket of bolts. Of course, we'll first need to honor the winners of last week's contest...

With the announcement of Tri Force Heroes, a game centering on three-player co-op, came a slew of mixed reactions. While some Zelda fans were excited at the prospect of shaking pom-poms at their friends and making totem stacks with other players to solve puzzles, others groaned at the idea of what they saw as Four Swords with an A Link Between Worlds skin. This poses the question: is multiplayer ever a good idea with the Zelda layout or is the Zelda series better suited for solo play...

While this isn't exactly a new revelation, it appears many have overlooked the fact that Link is indeed in Tri Force Heroes and that yes, you play as him. This was clarified again in a recent interview published on Game Informer, who got a chance to sit down with Tri Force Heroes director Hiromasa Shikata. There has been a lot of confusion surrounding this mostly due to the multiplayer aspect. How can three Link's exist at the same time when an element like the Four Sword doesn't appear to be present? Who is actually playing as Link and who plays as the dolls...

The legendary blade, the blade of evil's bane, the Master Sword, has found its way into Grand Theft Auto V on PC. PC games' greatest strength is that the community is generally allowed to create as many mods for these games as they want, with several often bringing elements from other games into the one they are modifying. In this case, the Master Sword has found its way into this very different world...

Before Hyrule Historia was published, Zelda fans had long debated the nature of a Zelda timeline. Some correctly posited that the timeline was split between Child Link and Adult Link timelines when Zelda sent Adult Link back in time after he defeated Ganondorf in Ocarina of Time. But the existence of a third timeline branch, wherein Link was defeated by Ganondorf, exasperated many fans, striking some as a cop-out. Yet, Vortexxygaming has concocted a theory that not only satisfactorily explains the Downfall Timeline but also ties together many loose ends, demystifying the overall Zelda narrative as we know it...

We've seen this matchup at our site before, but we've never had a true debate. Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess are the series' most popular games according to sales data. They are closely linked both in tone and, some would argue, style. Really though, the big question is: which one do you prefer...and why? For me this is an easier question than it likely is for others, as can be evidenced by some prior Zelda Versus polling. Back in January 2014, Ocarina of Time dispatched Twilight Princess in fan polling rather easily. This year, Twilight Princess not only conquered Ocarina of TIme...