Princess Zelda’s Study
Princess Zelda’s Study: Unused Phantom Hourglass text shows Tetra’s pirate pride
By on February 12th, 2019 0
I really enjoy Phantom Hourglass's opening cutscene. The game opens with a summary of events from the game's predecessor, The Wind Waker, illustrated with a charming series of...
Princess Zelda’s Study: Skyward Sword’s Moldorms were inspired by honey ants
By on February 5th, 2019 0
Many of the enemies in Zelda games seem to be inspired by odd combinations of real-life animals. For example, on the topic of Ocarina of Time's Gohma, director Shigeru...
Princess Zelda’s Study: Why the sail in Wind Waker wasn’t always swift
By on January 29th, 2019 0
Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is a fantastic and highly praised game, but not every aspect of its design has gone without criticism. There is some questionable content, such as...
Princess Zelda’s Study: The animals behind the mask
By on January 22nd, 2019 0
Guru Guru is a recurring character in the Zelda series with a jolly disposition, but who is surprisingly quick to anger over seemingly trivial matters. In Ocarina of Time, Guru...
Princess Zelda’s Study: The Wind Waker’s Rito were inspired by the manga’s Watarara race
By on January 15th, 2019 0
There have been a number of non-canonical entries in Zelda media over the years. These are products that, while they may sport "The Legend of Zelda" brand, don't have a place...
Princess Zelda’s Study: As seen on TV
By on January 8th, 2019 0
Inspiration comes from all over, and it’s no surprise that many television creators have been inspired by The Legend of Zelda. The franchise serves as a base for many fantasy...
Princess Zelda’s Study: The legacy of Zelda’s Lullaby
By on January 1st, 2019 0
“Zelda’s Lullaby” has always been my favorite Zelda song. Not only is its melody sweet and memorable, but it connects each game in a unique way. From A Link to the Past...
Princess Zelda’s Study: Mr. Miyamoto’s first dungeon
By on December 18th, 2018 0
Long ago, nestled among the great pines and brilliant maples, among the ridges of the rolling hills, a young boy steeled himself and entered the dark unknown of a chasm he had...
Princess Zelda’s Study: A world-ending egg was originally intended for A Link to the Past
By on December 11th, 2018 0
Link's Awakening is such a weird and wonderful game, and it's hard to imagine it any other way. A driving force of the game's mysterious plot is the Wind Fish's Egg, which fits...
Princess Zelda’s Study: An overview of Link’s competitive history in Smash Bros.
By on December 4th, 2018 0
Gamers have tested their mettle in the Super Smash Bros. series since the very first days of the Nintendo 64 release. The highlight of the experience has not just been the...
Princess Zelda’s Study: Why the ocarina?
By on November 20th, 2018 0
When people hear the word "ocarina," many, including non-gamers, immediately think of The Legend of Zelda, and in particular, Ocarina of Time -- and for good...
Princess Zelda’s Study: Ocarina of Time almost featured pachinko balls as slingshot ammo
By on November 13th, 2018 0
Last week, I dug up an interview with Zelda producer Shigeru Miyamoto which dated all the way back to 1997, a year before Ocarina of Time's release. The translation of the...
Princess Zelda’s Study: Link and the Kokiri were originally destined to “disappear”
By on November 6th, 2018 0
Following the release of a particular Marvel movie that got a ton of people talking, we're no longer unaccustomed to the horror of seeing our favorite heroes fade away (in the...
Princess Zelda’s Study: Concepts of a Guardian
By on October 30th, 2018 0
I'm sure everyone who played Breath of the Wild remembers the first time they encountered their first Guardian. You're running through the fields minding your own business in...
Princess Zelda’s Study: Fish feet, battle masks, and the long-lost Zora King
By on October 23rd, 2018 0
The Zoras were always an incredibly fascinating race in my opinion, and one of my favorite renditions of this tribe of fish folk is their Twilight Princess appearance. I always...