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Happy Monday, everyone! I hope to get this week’s Caption Contest out before the site blows up (more on that at another time). With November come and gone, we’re all done highlighting the craziest mods of Breath of the Wild. I hope you all had fun with that silly diversion. It looks like no one is more excited to see the contest return to normal screenshots than our old pal Link. He and his Lizalfos companion just can’t contain their…

Link’s Awakening is among one of the most unique and creative entries in the series. Taking place within a dream, Link faces a moral dilemma in his journey to escape the island. If he wakes up the Wind Fish, he threatens to destroy the existence of the entire island and everyone on it, including the endearing Marin, and the ending of the game is rather unclear on what exactly happens, leaving it open for interpretation. After Link’s dream ends, he…

Zelda has an impressive amount of items in each of its games, ranging from useful tools to help traverse a dungeon to lifesaving… milk? Among these items are two distinct consumables usually requiring an empty bottle of some sort to contain them; Blue potions and fairies. Both of them provide some rather unique benefits to our adventuring hero. First debuting in The Legend of Zelda, fairies have been a mainstay in the series since the very beginning. While their effects vary in…

Music is an integral part of the story and characters in the Zelda universe, and the series’ gorgeous music has been recorded and remembered since its inception. With the continued success of the Symphony of the Goddesses concerts and the continually excellent soundtracks created by the prolific Koji Kondo and other composers, who do you want to see guest compose in the Zelda series? My vote goes to the Falcom Sound Team. Who are they, you ask? The Falcom Sound…

Welcome to the Cave of Trials. The premise is simple: Every week, two characters from The Legend of Zelda series will duke it out for the Zelda Informer Championship. Whoever has more votes at the end of the week, wins. This is strictly a popularity contest, not who you think would win in a fight; so vote for who you like better! The winner will then go on next week to defend the title against a new challenger, as decided by…

In the first episode of Zelda Warfare, I established a strong lead during our swordless challenge in the Deku Tree. I may have won the battle, but the war isn’t over. In today’s campaign, we lay siege to Hyrule Castle. We collect a couple Gold Skulltulas, do battle with a Peahat, and Mases now has a new grudge with a giant Stalchild. Mases and I also try our hand at stealth and burglary in our infiltration of Hyrule Castle, to varying…

Breath of the Wild showed us how the Zelda series could successfully evolve in the modern gaming landscape, adapting many different gameplay mechanics innovated in other popular franchises. Though the game demonstrated the charm and polish that only Nintendo could achieve, we can still see how Breath of the Wild built itself on a framework of fresh ideas produced by other games over the past decade. It features the open-world sensibilities of the Elder Scrolls series, the crafting of Minecraft,…

The clouds had parted, the world stood still and the goddess descended from the sky. The volcanic ground dissipated as she touched down on to the ground. The fighting stopped and the combatants looked towards her. None of them were prepared for a goddess intervening, especially the Goddess of Time. I came down with her, held tightly in her hand. Power surged through me, filling me with unbelievable energy. From the distance, I could feel pure malice bearing down upon…

Like any music in The Legend of Zelda series, the overworld theme is an integral part of setting the mood. In this case, it’s typically meant to create a feeling of epic exploration. From the moment you are dropped straight into the world of the original The Legend of Zelda, to the lonely, but natural sounds of  Breath of the Wild, there are many unique approaches these soundtracks take to immerse you in their worlds. In this week’s entry in the Hyrule Compendium, Mases and…

In case you missed it, Zelda Informer has been promoting it’s Best Zelda Ever list and the corresponding contest that went along with it. The premise was simple: the twenty writers that make up Zelda Informer’s writing staff were tasked with ranking their favorite Zelda games from most favorite to least. Those lists were aggregated to form one ultimate list, thus making up our Best Zelda Ever list! You can see the results of that list here. But now that…