Category: Princess Zelda&039;s Study

Zelda’s Study: The secret shark of the lakeside laboratory

Sharks are usually portrayed as enemies in video games, given their on-screen reputation in the media as killing machines. As a huge shark nerd, I don’t always like that they’re portrayed in such a light. In The Legend of Zelda series as a whole, there have only been very few shark enemies. The Gyorg’s of Wind Waker and Malgyorg’s of Phantom Hourglass strike a close resemblance to them, but if…

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Zelda’s Study: A link between towns and sages

Ruto, Rauru, Saria, Darunia, and Nabooru. These are all names that we’ve come to know as some of the sages from Ocarina of Time, and from this point on they are referenced throughout Zelda lore. However, what some people may not know (though there are many who do) is that these names did not hail from that particular title. They instead came from Zelda II: Adventure of Link. Not only that, but…

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Zelda’s Study: He’s Fado, she’s Fado, you’re Fado?! Are there any other Fados I should know about?

I first came across a character named Fado in The Wind Waker. I later found out that the rancher’s name in Twilight Princess was also Fado. I realized the name was the same but didn’t think much of it — that is until I discovered that in Ocarina of Time there was another character named Fado as well! Are there any other Fados’ I should know about?

The short answer is no, but it is rather…

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Princess Zelda’s Study: Wind Waker’s Link almost played the theremin

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 wasn’t integral to the game’s design from the beginning, but the creators did originally have something else in mind. Had they kept their initial idea, The Wind Waker might have had a completely different feel and sound.

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Zelda’s Study: A Super Mario World track hides in Four Swords Adventures’ code

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 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, a rich compilation of the greatest music in Nintendo history, to realize just how incredible Nintendo’s ability to compose soundtracks truly is.

So, if you’re going to use a song to test a new…

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Zelda’s Study: Hebra’s Hill is a reference to A Link to the Past

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 Past, appeared to be a significant source of inspiration for Four Swords Adventures’ graphical style, and the original Four Swords was, of course, an accompaniment to the Game Boy Advance port of A Link to the Past.

With all…

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Now a staple of the Legend of Zelda’s bestiary, the Lizalfos is one of Link’s most determined, aggressive, and dangerous adversaries and have appeared in the majority of the series’ 3D adventures.

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 way.

Now a staple of the Legend of Zelda’s bestiary, the Lizalfos is one of Link’s most determined, aggressive, and dangerous adversaries and have appeared in the majority of the series’ 3D adventures. 

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Princess Zelda’s Study: The sound of Kakariko

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, and overall procrastinate from what really matters. Though the location has had a change in the theme song from time to time, this song has become an iconic tune that has traversed its debut in 1991 into many future Zelda tit…

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It’s no surprise that many television creators have been inspired by The Legend of Zelda. Many of these creators show their love for the series through their own work and have included Easter Eggs in their series for fellow fans to search for.

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 elements, helping writers and artists to build their own worlds and stories or even just providing a fun distraction when the times get tough. Many of these creators show their love for the series through their own work and…

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Princess Zelda’s Study: The legacy of Zelda’s Lullaby

“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 onwards, the theme for Princess Zelda has evolved along with each incarnation of the character, reflecting the game it portrays and the individual it represents. This song has made its mark on The Legend of Zelda franchise, and I…

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