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amiibo fever has always been hit and miss with me. Yesterday, I picked up the Cloud and Zero Suit Samus amiibo, but my last purchase before then was some of the Breath of the Wild characters. Looking at my collection now, which consists of only about twenty or so figures, it made me realize that I’m pretty particular about the amiibo I’m willing to spend money on. I have to A) like the character, and B) it has to be…

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…

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…

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…

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild broke many traditional Zelda conventions – it offered numerous weapons to choose from, different armor that could be crafted and upgraded, dungeons that could be completed in any order the player sought fit, and the ability to jump and climb just to name a few. However, one thing Breath of the Wild did differently which really stood out was getting rid of Link’s traditional green tunic and hat in favor of the…

“So the goal is to hit as many targets as you can,” Revali said, crossing his wings. “But… they’re all in the air. How am I supposed to hit them?” Link tried to see as many of the targets as he could, but most were hidden behind rocks or down too low to be hit from where he was. “I fail to see how that’s my problem. You were the one that accepted the challenge to face the greatest archer…

In the latest episode of the Hyrule Compendium, Gooey and I tackle the question of whether or not there should be alternative playable protagonists in future Zelda titles. Throughout the series we’ve had small glimpses of playing with other characters for short periods of time, and in the recent spin-off title, Hyrule Warriors, we got to fully play as a whole cast of characters. Do you think this should come to a major Zelda title in the future? Should we…