Zelda’s Study
Zelda’s Study: Gohma Species Overview
By on April 16th, 2019 0
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"I spy with my giant, unsettling eye." There are many recurring enemies in Legend of Zelda games, but very few boss monsters match the history of the spider-like enemy,...
Zelda’s Study: Tetra was a placeholder for Midna early in Twilight Princess’s development
By on April 9th, 2019 0
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If you're a fan of Breath of the Wild, then you must have seen videos of some of the insane custom mods that players have made for the game over the last couple of years. Not...
Zelda’s Study: Of colors and costumes in Smash Bros Ultimate
By on April 2nd, 2019 0
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I don’t know about you, but I’m very particular about the costumes I pick in Super Smash Bros. Once I pick one, I stick with it, so I take my time deciding which one I like...
Zelda’s Study: Wind Waker’s Link almost played the theremin
By on March 26th, 2019 0
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Conducting various melodies with a magical baton is a hallmark of The Wind Waker. I mean, the game shares its name with the baton itself. It's hard to imagine that the baton...
Zelda’s Study: A Super Mario World track hides in Four Swords Adventures’ code
By on March 22nd, 2019 0
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Music is an integral part of The Legend of Zelda, but it's also typically a strong point across most of Nintendo's games. You need only glance at the staggering setlist...
Zelda’s Study: Hebra’s Hill is a reference to A Link to the Past
By on March 20th, 2019 0
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When Four Swords Adventures released in 2004, it was notable for being the first 2D Zelda console game in 13 years. The previous title to make this claim, A Link to the...
Zelda’s Study: Four Swords Adventures code implies allies turned into swords
By on March 18th, 2019 0
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When playing Four Swords Adventures with friends, we quickly discovered that there was a lot of fun to be found in messing around. Certainly, co-operation was key to completing...
Princess Zelda’s Study: The Japanese-exclusive Navi Trackers
By on March 12th, 2019 0
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Just like the lambasted Zelda II before it, Four Sword Adventures is without a doubt the other black sheep of the Zelda series. It has a solid idea and the gameplay is very...
Princess Zelda’s Study: Lizalfos species overview
By on March 5th, 2019 0
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Lizards are pretty cool. And Lizardmen who wield swords and attack in formations are everything my inner nine-year-old could ever hope for. Apparently, Nintendo feels the same...
Princess Zelda’s Study: The sound of Kakariko
By on February 26th, 2019 0
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Kakariko Village is a reoccurring town found throughout Zelda lore. Generally a farming town, it’s a quiet and relaxing place to visit, play some games, do some side quests,...
Princess Zelda’s Study: The field trip that led to the Z-targeting system
By on February 19th, 2019 0
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It's true what they say: taking breaks increases productivity. Getting some space from your current project can refresh your mind and provide an opportunity to view problems from...
Princess Zelda’s Study: Unused Phantom Hourglass text shows Tetra’s pirate pride
By on February 12th, 2019 0
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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
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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
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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
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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...