The Champions’ Cast - Zelda Dungeon Podcast
Episode 60 - Discussing the 15 Most Impactful Side Quests in the Zelda Series

Episode 60 - Discussing the 15 Most Impactful Side Quests in the Zelda Series

May 20, 2019

Welcome back to the Cast! It's Side Quest week over here at Zelda Dungeon, so of course that means this show is all about our favorite optional activities in the Zelda series. Eventide Island, Kinstones, the Item Check girl, and of course, Anju and Kafei. It's all here! We of course want to know what your favorite side quests are, so let us know!

This is a fun episode you won't want to miss, and get ready because next week is Andy vs Taylor II: Predicting Nintendo's E3!

Episode 59 - Are Shrines an Adequate Replacement for Dungeons, and Why I Think The Zelda Timeline is STILL Dumb!

Episode 59 - Are Shrines an Adequate Replacement for Dungeons, and Why I Think The Zelda Timeline is STILL Dumb!

May 14, 2019

It's Q&A time this week as Andy and Taylor go ahead and answer 20 Debatable questions. Do Shrines do enough to replace dungeons? What if there were a female version of Ganondorf? What song should would we choose to replace the main theme if we had to pick? Is it too late for Impa in Smash? Why does Andy think the Zelda timeline is so lame!?

We have all this, plus some quick thoughts on Detective Pikachu! Come in and enjoy the listen!

Episode 58 - Our Dream Zelda Spinoff’s and Counting Down the Ten Greatest Game Boy Games Ever!

Episode 58 - Our Dream Zelda Spinoff’s and Counting Down the Ten Greatest Game Boy Games Ever!

May 7, 2019

Andy makes a triumphant return to the show this week and doesn't waste any time getting down to business, asking where the heck Cadence of Hyrule has been since it's announcement and taking Taylor through a list of dream Zelda spinoffs. Pikmin with Cucco's? Assassin's Creed with Sheikah? YES PLEASE!

As if that wasn't enough, to celebrate the Game Boy's 30th birthday, the lads count down their top ten OG GB games ever. Link's Awakening, Pokemon, Metroid II, and more! Plus, we give a shout out to the one and only Gary Oak.

Make sure you don't miss this episode! It's a ton of fun!

Episode 57 - Breath of the Wild’s VR and Casting Zelda Characters as The Avengers!

Episode 57 - Breath of the Wild’s VR and Casting Zelda Characters as The Avengers!

April 30, 2019

After (un)comfortably deep diving into Tingle’s Rosey Rupeeland last week, Andy decided to briefly escape the country, so Taylor sets out to find Kevin to help him discuss today’s topics. Breath of the Wild has continued its inexorable ride with a VR element using Nintendo Labo while Kevin and Taylor debate whether VR is a good idea. The game also gets an update that improves the load time of Shrines, which of course leads to the Champions’ thinking about speedrunning!

It wouldn’t be Champions’ Cast episode if we didn’t get caught up in the hype of a certain major movie to be released last week and to coincide with this, we’re playing the role of casting directors and work out which Zelda characters could best play Avengers heroes! Ever wonder what Zelda characters might look like in a tabletop RPG session? Kevin & Taylor have put some serious thought into it and we lay out some demands for what we want to see in Nintendo’s ever expanding non-video game Zelda selection.

 

It’s a jam packed episode this week so don’t miss it!

Episode 56 - Joker’s Finally in Smash and a Deep Dive Into Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland

Episode 56 - Joker’s Finally in Smash and a Deep Dive Into Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland

April 23, 2019

Happy Easter weekend everyone! We hope you guys ate your weight in chocolate eggs and turkey! We spent a lot of our time over the weekend taking Super Smash Bros' newest playable fighter, Joker, for a spin! Do we like him? Who's he play like? What about his stage? We break it all down AND THEN deliver a deep dive all into the fabled game itself... TINGLE'S ROSY RUPEELAND! Yes, Andy has finally finished it (with 100% completion to boot!) and shares some thoughts about this strange game while recounting the weirdest thing he saw!

This is a great episode full of fun and some surprisingly in-depth Tingle talk, so make sure you check it out!

Episode 55 - What We Want From a Legend of Zelda Movie

Episode 55 - What We Want From a Legend of Zelda Movie

April 15, 2019

Video game movies are usually pretty terrible. So terrible in fact, I have another podcast totally dedicated to them. But they don't have to be - not when you've got the guys from Virtual Theater on the case! Yessir, Gooey Fame is back on the Cast to lend his expertise to the show discussing how to make a Zelda movie that doesn't suck!

What kind of tone should this movie go for? Should the costumes be changed?  Does Link talk? Anime, animation, or live action? All of this and more in this jam packed episode! And if you like the two of us talking about video game movies, make sure you check out our podcast Virtual Theater on Soundcloud!

Episode 54 - Playing a Zelda Themed Game of “Would You Rather?”

Episode 54 - Playing a Zelda Themed Game of “Would You Rather?”

April 9, 2019

Helloooo and welcome to another fun episode of the Cast! This week, we play a fun game of "Would You Rather?" centered all around Zelda! Would you rather have more frequent releases that are good, or would you rather have to wait for a great one? Would you rather have Naughty Dog or Insomniac develop a Zelda game? Would you rather each new Link start from scratch and experience the hero's journey, or harness all of the memories and experience of previous Link's? Would you rather play as Zelda or Ganondorf?

All this and way more, with even a bonus Metroid WYR question sprinkled in! Plus , we talk about Breath of the Wild's upcoming VR experience! This episode is a load of fun!

Episode 53 - Cadence of Hyrule, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and the Future of Nintendo and Indie Developers!

Episode 53 - Cadence of Hyrule, Crypt of the Necrodancer, and the Future of Nintendo and Indie Developers!

April 2, 2019

The Champions' are joined by special guest Rod Lloyd this week to talk about the totally out-of-left-field Cadence of Hyrule announcement, what Rod thought of Crypt of the Necrodancer, what this could mean for the future of Nintendo and Indie Devs, and for a bit of fun, dream up their perfect pairings of Indie Developers and which Nintendo series they would like to see them create a game in!

We've got a news round up and a story about Andy's drug-deal-like purchase of Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland behind a Tim Horton's coffee shop! You won't wanna miss this one!

Episode 52 - Definitively Ranking Every Dungeon from Ocarina of Time!

Episode 52 - Definitively Ranking Every Dungeon from Ocarina of Time!

March 26, 2019

Can you believe it's been an entire year of The Champions' Cast? In a very special show, Andy and Taylor reflect back on the show's beginnings and give thanks to everyone who helped it along the way before diving into a deep conversation about their favorite game: Ocarina of Time! The fellas rank all the dungeons in the game, plus all the mini dungeons, and even both the N64 and 3DS version of the Water Temple for good measure!

Plus, there's a brand new Zelda game! Cadence of Hyrule gets some love on the show before promising to dive deep into that next week! This will be a show you don't want to miss! From both of us, and everyone at Zelda Dungeon, thank you for making The Champions' Cast such a success!

Episode 51 - Picking Out Our Favorite Piece of Zelda Music

Episode 51 - Picking Out Our Favorite Piece of Zelda Music

March 19, 2019

If you didn't already know, the Champions' Cast is all about cheap plugs, and this week we take it to the extreme: we play a game based off our Musical March Madness tournament (which if you haven't checked it out, A) it's going on right now, and B) WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?). We take the bracket and pick our own winners... with some back and forth negotiations in there to determine some winners and losers. It was a fun ride, and for maximum listening pleasure, play along and decide what song would win if YOU were in charge of proceedings!