Posts by Ethan Pelletier
Tingle’s Maps: Overlook Island
By Ethan Pelletier on February 6th, 2019 0
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Tucked away in the northeast corner of The Wind Waker's world map sits an island with three towers overlooking the sea. For most of the game, this island's relevant area stays...
Realm of Memories: The Cows in Jabu Jabu’s Belly
By Ethan Pelletier on January 24th, 2019 0
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A few years ago, I played Ocarina of Time's Master Quest for the first time on Nintendo 3DS. The game featured a mirror version of Hyrule, with each dungeon being rearranged to...
Tingle’s Maps: Diamond Steppe Island
By Ethan Pelletier on January 2nd, 2019 0
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On my first visit to Diamond Steppe Island, I could only scratch my head in an attempt to climb the landscape. The island teased me with its flat vertical sides. With no means to...
Realm of Memories: Dad of the ocarina
By Ethan Pelletier on November 23rd, 2018 0
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Christmas of 1998 was special to me: it is one of only a few holiday memories that I can recall offhand. A mysterious bunch of boxes sat beneath the tree; each of them containing...
Tingle’s Maps: Hyrule Field (Ocarina of Time)
By Ethan Pelletier on November 21st, 2018 0
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After defeating Queen Gohma and leaving Kokiri Forest, Link (and by extension, the player) truly sees how big the land of Hyrule is. As soon as the player enters the field, the...
Realm of Memories: Volvagia of the Fire Temple
By Ethan Pelletier on November 15th, 2018 0
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Ocarina of Time easily had some of the best-designed villains in the Zelda series. From the intimidating Iron Knuckles to the horrifying Dead Hand, I've been enjoying these...
Tingle’s Maps: Ganon’s Tower
By Ethan Pelletier on November 7th, 2018 0
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After seven years of stasis, Link emerges from Rauru’s secret chamber and leaves the Temple of Time. Much to his horror, he sees that the bustling Town Square has become ruined...
Realm of Memories: Approaching the Lake Tower
By Ethan Pelletier on October 25th, 2018 0
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The fighting in Breath of the Wild is one of my favorite elements of the game. Controlling Link during a battle feels very smooth. I often feel like Link is an extension of my...
Tingle’s Maps: The beaches of Faron
By Ethan Pelletier on October 24th, 2018 0
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Recently, my Switch broke and I lost all of my save data for Breath of the Wild. However, this terrible loss also gave me the perfect excuse to start another playthrough of the...
Realm of Memories: The Goron’s nightmare
By Ethan Pelletier on September 27th, 2018 0
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Imagine being a Goron rolling along a narrow track. Falling off the track resets the Goron back to the beginning. Now imagine this track with multiple 90-degree turns that must be...
Tingle’s Maps: Pyramid of Power
By Ethan Pelletier on September 26th, 2018 0
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After a long grueling fight through Hyrule Castle, Link finds Zelda only to watch her disappear at the hands of Agahnim. He chases after the wizard and after a hard fight, Agahnim...
Realm of Memories: No! Not the Miniblins! Ahh! They’re in my eyes!
By Ethan Pelletier on September 6th, 2018 0
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“De ne, de ne, ne ne, de ne, de ne de ne”. The sounds one hears before true terror arrives. By terror, I mean the kind of terror that a kid can become when exacting trouble...
Tingle’s Maps: Private Oasis
By Ethan Pelletier on September 5th, 2018 0
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The Private Oasis is a particularly special island in The Wind Waker. This quadrant is best known for the cabana, which awaits its master's return. To gain access to it, Link...
Tingle’s Maps: Zora’s Domain (Ocarina of Time)
By Ethan Pelletier on August 22nd, 2018 0
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When I first came across the waterfall at the end of Zora's River, my mind filled with curiosity. I wondered what could be hiding behind the waterfall, and why it was such a...
Tingle’s Maps: The Forsaken Fortress
By Ethan Pelletier on August 8th, 2018 0
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The Forsaken Fortress is one of the 49 islands mapped in The Wind Waker. The tightly guarded island fort is also Ganondorf's hideout during the first half of the game. This...