The Champions’ Cast - Zelda Dungeon Podcast
Episode 97 - Opening Up The Question Block: Was Link’s Awakening Switch Missing Something, What’s the Best Zelda Collectathon, and More

Episode 97 - Opening Up The Question Block: Was Link’s Awakening Switch Missing Something, What’s the Best Zelda Collectathon, and More

February 25, 2020

Welcome welcome to another fine episode of the best, most fun Zelda podcast around! This week, the gang tackle a whole plethora of Daily Debate questions at a rapid fire pace - why don't we think Link's Awakening Switch is as great as DX? What character would we put into a different Zelda game? Do we want to see a sequel to Twilight Princess? Does technology take away from the fantasy elements of the series? Are we worried about yearly releases in the franchise? What's the most common thing we mispronounce in the Zelda universe?

Come join in on the fun, and if you're a Metroid fan, be sure to check out The Omega Metroid Podcast, the sister show to the Champions' Cast, as Andy gives his one of a kind opinion and insight into the Metroid franchise with the charm and great material you come to expect on our show, debuting March 3rd!

 

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Andy Spiteri – @Spiteri316

Kevin O’Rourke – @Shabazzle

Alasyn Eletha – @AlasynEletha

Episode 96 - Guess That Zelda Character in 16 Questions Returns!

Episode 96 - Guess That Zelda Character in 16 Questions Returns!

February 17, 2020

Hey folks! There's not really any Zelda news this week, so we thought we'd play a little game to pass the time! Back by popular demand, it's Guess That Zelda Character! This time, we limited it to 16 (wooo!) yes or no questions to try and figure out the character the other had picked!

Come play along with us, and if you're looking for even more fun after the episode is over, go check out Gooey and I's podcast all about the Sonic the Hedgehog movie we mentioned at the top of the show!

Follow the Champions’ Cast on Twitter:

 

Andy Spiteri – @Spiteri316

Kevin O’Rourke – @Shabazzle

Alasyn Eletha – @AlasynEletha

Episode 95 - Exploring All the Rumors and Myths Surrounding the Fabled Third Oracle Game, Oracle of Secrets

Episode 95 - Exploring All the Rumors and Myths Surrounding the Fabled Third Oracle Game, Oracle of Secrets

February 12, 2020

Buckle in get ready for storytime! We explore all the rumors and whispers surrounding what may be the most high profile game Nintendo never made  The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Secrets! Did this game really use a hourglass to control time? What about having different tunics for light and dark? What was this supposed to play like? And then the real meat of the story - testimony from a supposed translator for Nintendo that played a beta version!

You have to hear this outrageous story to believe it! DO NOT MISS this episode, and read along with the original version of the story here.

Follow the Champions’ Cast on Twitter:

 

Andy Spiteri – @Spiteri316

Kevin O’Rourke – @Shabazzle

Alasyn Eletha – @AlasynEletha

Episode 94 - A Deep Dive Into Four Swords Adventures the Game and it’s Surprising Amount of Lore!

Episode 94 - A Deep Dive Into Four Swords Adventures the Game and it’s Surprising Amount of Lore!

February 4, 2020

Grab your Game Boy Advances (and bring your link cables too) as we do a deep dive this week into the single most underappreciated Zelda game - Four Swords Adventures! I just finished playing a solo run of this game for the first time and have lots of thoughts - how is it solo compared to multiplayer? Is it a pain to set up? How does one player control four Link's? And then we shift over to the story, which is actually bonkers and full of lore. Did the four Royal Guards of Hyrule inspire the Champions? How is Ganondorf back if this game takes place after he's supposed to be dead? We actually get an explanation of who Dark Link is and where he comes from! And what does it have to do with the Twili??

Even if you've never played Four Swords Adventures, you do not want to miss out on this show!

BONUS EPISODE - Mases and Gooey’s Original Definitve Ranking of Twilight Princess!

BONUS EPISODE - Mases and Gooey’s Original Definitve Ranking of Twilight Princess!

January 30, 2020

So you heard the Champions' Cast hot takes on Twilight Princess last episode... now you can listen to the original episode from Zelda Dungeon's Hyrule Compendium, Mases and Gooey, that inspired our idea last week. Originally available on our YouTube channel, we're giving you the show in podcast form! Enjoy!

Episode 93 - Twilight Princess Ranked Definitively by Ten Classic Zelda Categories

Episode 93 - Twilight Princess Ranked Definitively by Ten Classic Zelda Categories

January 28, 2020

Greetings, and get strapped in because we have a barn burner of an episode! We are following suit and making a companion piece for our good friends Mases and Gooey's definitive ranking of Twilight Princess and offering our own, Champions' Cast take on the game. We rank the game based off categories like music, story, dungeons, items, world, and more! You do not wanna miss this one!

How many times can Spiteri call Twilight Princess ugly in a single episode? Download to find out!

... but wait, there's more! The original episode from Mas and Goo will be also be available in podcast form, so you're getting not one BUT TWO shows all about Twilight Princess! Booyeah!

Episode 92 - Debating What Role The New Champions Should Have in Breath of the Wild 2

Episode 92 - Debating What Role The New Champions Should Have in Breath of the Wild 2

January 21, 2020

92 episodes in and we finally have an episode of the Champions' Cast all about... the Champions! Mipha, Urbosa, Daruk, and Revali - what did we like from them, is there any chance we see them in the sequel, did we like their send off in Breath of the Wild? Sidon, Riju, Yunobo, and Teba - what do we want from them in the sequel, what would make them stand out more, and should they be playable characters?

All this, plus Byleth talk! Make sure you don't miss out!

Episode 91 - Will Breath of the Wild 2 Feature Post-Game Content and More Questions Answered

Episode 91 - Will Breath of the Wild 2 Feature Post-Game Content and More Questions Answered

January 14, 2020

This week, we have a very special show for everyone - a question mailbag episode! We take all of YOUR questions and answer them in a fun back and forth that features a new special guest on the show, Brittany Reginelli! Should Link and Zelda have a kid? What's one mechanic from one Zelda we'd like to see in another? Are classic 2D games dead? Should the new Champions from Breath of the Wild play a large role in the sequel?

All this and more! Listen here!

Episode 90 - A Zelda II: Adventure of Link Retrospective and Discussing Whether Or Not It Should Be Remade

Episode 90 - A Zelda II: Adventure of Link Retrospective and Discussing Whether Or Not It Should Be Remade

January 7, 2020

We're back and kicking off 2020 in a hot way by going nearly an hour and half talking about the supposed back sheep of the Zelda series... Zelda II Adventure of Link! Somehow, we convinced Mases to join us two weeks in a row to deep dive into the second NES Zelda title. What did we love? What do we hate? Is this game as bad as people say? Can a new player realistically enjoy it in 202? And most of all, should this game be remade?

All this and more in an action packed episode! Hop in your time machine and join us as we wax nostalgic about this classic!

Episode 89 - Breath of the Wild 2 and Our Hopes and Expectations for Zelda in 2020

Episode 89 - Breath of the Wild 2 and Our Hopes and Expectations for Zelda in 2020

December 31, 2019

Happy New Year everyone! Thanks for listening to the show all year and helping us have our best year yet! We thought we'd start off the new decade right by speculating what we expect and want to see from Zelda inn 2020. Does Breath of the Wild 2 come out? What about Skyward Sword HD? More Cadence of Hyrule? How about a Zelda Dungeon Maker? New Zelda characters in Smash? Plus, what about Nintendo itself in the New Year?

Mases joins Andy and Alasyn to talk all this and more! Make sure you don't miss it!