Zelda

Skyward Sword’s eclectic art style is a link to the past

That Nintendo is clearly going for a new art style with the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is undeniable. The initial screens, and those colors…they are, if nothing else, a marked departure from the browns and greens found in Twilight Princess. What we saw at E3 was clearly a demo, complete with ever-present visual Wiimote cues onscreen, so I think it’s safe to say Link will be journey...

Will takes Zelda Skyward Sword for a test drive

Your podcast co-host and ours, Will Thompson was one of the very first people to pick up the newest Zelda game, Skyward Sword, at the Nintendo Press Conference yesterday morning. Will’s playthrough of the demo was led by his lovely guide Amber and captured on film by Roger DiLuigi. In this playthrough, it’s worth noting that Will got further than anyone else had up until this point and...

Zelda II, now a 3D FPS

Ever wondered what a 3D version of Zelda II would look like? Me neither, to be honest, but a man by the name of Michael A. Johnston has made that vision a reality. This first-person-stabber can be played in your browser here.

Youtube Tuesday – Stop Motion NES

Sean sent this video my way a couple of days ago and I’m honestly surprised he didn’t post it. If you haven’t seen it yet… you are sure going to be in for a surprise of what I call nostalgic joy. Side note, anyone readers out there do animation or do stop motion claymation or anything? If you do and have anything Nintendo related be sure to send it our way.

3D Dot Game Heroes, A great Homage

While Infendo usually reviews Nintendo related games, and most of you are wondering why 3D Dot Game Heroes is being reviewed on this site. I have to say that this game is heavily tied to the 8bit era, and has an even stronger tie to the original and famous Nintendo game, The Legend of Zelda. However, the question remains… is 3D Dot Game Heroes a complete rip off of a great game? or is it som...

Despite full schedule, Link easily distracted

Only a Zelda game can make doing menial chores for total strangers fun. These are some of my favorite side quests. What are yours? Or aren’t you a fan of Link’s distractions?

Zelda: Link to the Past… for the NES?!

If you’re a classic Nintendo collector, you may be familiar with “Hong Kong Originals,” and pirate cartridges – if you aren’t, it’s simple – NES, or “Famicom” development is alive and well in Hong Kong and Chinese black markets.  The result? Terrible 8-bit versions of popular properties, such the “Link to the Past” ripoff feature...

Infendo Radio 181 is Ultra Handed

After taking a short week off – Alexis, Zac, and Sean come back to answer the big questions: Is the “Zelda Wii” team in competition with Monster Hunter Tri? Should The Conduit sequel really be made? What does a dog-chewed copy of heartgold look like? (Hint: Like This) Just what the heck is “Ultra Hand,” anyway? This, and more, on Infendo Radio 181: Radio Feed iTunes...

Link invades 3D Dot Game Heroes, a Zelda knock off game for PS3

As seen on Game Informer. Man does this game look fun. Bring it to Wii, Atlus!

Zelda: Accept no substitutions

With exception to Zelda II, I’ve played and adored every major Zelda game. Last summer, I had the brilliant idea of trying something new that plays like Zelda. You know, sorta like Amazon’s “You might also like this” recommendation. Well someone on the internet recommended Neutopia, an old TurboGrafx 16 game (now on Virtual Console) that shamelessly ripped off Zelda. “...

Zelda team “under considerable pressure” to match Monster Hunter graphics

No one makes better-looking games for Nintendo platforms than Nintendo. Unless of course you’re Capcom, working on the upcoming Monster Hunter Tri for Wii. “Looking at the graphics objectively, I feel like Monster Hunter Tri’s visuals are a representative example of what can be done on Wii,” Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told a pair of Capcom developers this week. “...

Has Link lost his mojo?

The latest Zelda: Spirit Tracks is a good game. It’s no Zelda III, Ocarina, or Wind Waker, but it’s a good game. Does that mean the series is in decline, then, proposes Zelda Informer. Nope. Zelda is better than it has ever been, we have just lost our appreciation for it. Maybe to those that feel it’s declining need to take a break. Stop watching the Zelda News like a hawk, and s...