The Champions’ Cast - Zelda Dungeon Podcast
Episode 67 - Will the Triforce Play a Bigger Role in Breath of the Wild 2, Do We Want the Champions to Return, and What’s Up With Hydrated Ganondorf?

Episode 67 - Will the Triforce Play a Bigger Role in Breath of the Wild 2, Do We Want the Champions to Return, and What’s Up With Hydrated Ganondorf?

July 9, 2019

Hello everyone and welcome to the show! This week, Andy is joined by Zelda Dungeon jack of all trades Kevin O'Rourke as the two of them break down some fan questions - what do we think the subtitle for the next Zelda game will be? Do we draw comparisons between Breath of the Wild 2 and Adventure of Link? Will there be a Zelda game in 2020? WTF is up with people and hot Ganondorf??? It's all here, so make sure you tune in to get your Zelda fill!

Also, the boys break down the upcoming Zelda Dungeon Marathon - what are the gimmicks for the games, where can you watch, and who we're raising all of this money for? Come hang out with us!

Episode 66 - Exploring Ganondorf Theories in Breath of the Wild 2 - Is He The Hero From 10,000 Years Ago?

Episode 66 - Exploring Ganondorf Theories in Breath of the Wild 2 - Is He The Hero From 10,000 Years Ago?

July 1, 2019

This week, Andy is joined by the Hyrule Compendium's own Gooey Fame as they break down the latest buzz about Ganondorf in Breath of the Wild's sequel - was he the Hero from 10,000 years prior? Could he still be saved? What's all that green stuff swirling around? Where does Malice come from? Are we going to finally see the return of Demise?

All this and more in this weeks show! Make sure you don't miss this one!

Episode 65 - Reviewing Cadence of Hyrule

Episode 65 - Reviewing Cadence of Hyrule

June 25, 2019

This week, Andy is flying solo and giving you the breakdown on what very well might be the greatest Zelda spinoff game ever: Cadence of Hyrule! Is the movement an issue? Do you get used to moving on beat? What are the dungeons like? How similar is this to Crypt of the Necrodancer? Who's Andy's favorite playable character? All this and more!

Also included are Breath of the Wild 2's origins and Zelda Dungeon Marathon talk! Tune in for some great music in this show!

Episode 64 - Breath of the Wild 2: Our Hopes, Dreams, Expectations, Reactions, and More!

Episode 64 - Breath of the Wild 2: Our Hopes, Dreams, Expectations, Reactions, and More!

June 17, 2019

Holy cow. The Zelda world is abuzz with news from E3 that in addition to the 2 Zelda games we knew about, a third, direct sequel to Breath of the Wild is on its way! Will be there be actual dungeons? How do we want weapon durability to work? Is Hyrule going to be different enough for a second playthrough? How would we make that world more unique? Did we want a new villain? Were we happy to see Ganondorf? Is co-op play actually gonna happen? All this and MORE!

Plus, filling in for Taylor this week is Rod Lloyd, who was on the E3 show-floor. Hear his Link's Awakening impressions, get to know some cool Inspired By Zelda titles coming soon, and try not to swoon over Rod getting to meet a certain Zelda producer.

This week is can't miss! Enjoy!

Episode 63 - Live @ E3! Pre-Show and Post-Show of Zelda’s Big Day At E3 2019

Episode 63 - Live @ E3! Pre-Show and Post-Show of Zelda’s Big Day At E3 2019

June 17, 2019

Hello everyone! We live streamed Nintendo's entire Direct from the 11th, with pre-show recap of E3 up until that point and expectations, and then spent the entirety of the post show picking our jaws up off of the floor. If you missed it or weren't able to join us for the stream, we've got you covered in sweet audio podcast form! Enjoy!

Episode 62 - The Best and Worst of Nintendo at E3

Episode 62 - The Best and Worst of Nintendo at E3

June 4, 2019

WE ARE SO CLOSE to the biggest gaming extravaganza of the year! E3 may seem a bit smaller than usual this year, but we're still stoked to see what the Big N has up their sleeves! In the spirit of the industries biggest conference of the year, we go back and take a look at Nintendo's best and worst offerings at the big show over the years.

Everything from Wii Music to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Breath of the Wild to Metroid Prime Federation Force, we look at the best of times and the worst of times! Don't forget to tune in LIVE at 8:30 AM Pacific time to hang out with The Champions' Cast as we bring you Nintendo's E3 presentation!

Episode 61 - E3 Prediction Time! Smash Bros. DLC, Nintendo Online Service, and Link’s Awakening amiibo

Episode 61 - E3 Prediction Time! Smash Bros. DLC, Nintendo Online Service, and Link’s Awakening amiibo

May 28, 2019

It's the most magical time of the year: E3! This year promises to be an absolutely loaded show, with Luigi's Mansion 3, Pokemon Sword and Shield, Link's Awakening, Fire Emblem Three Houses, and more all sure to make their presences felt during the Nintendo Direct. But of course, the funnest part of the whole thing is trying to predict what the Big N is going to do! So with that being said, we now present you the 2nd annual Champions' Cast E3 Prediction Showdown! Let's talk how it works!

The Rules of Engagement

We each have 9 Predictions;

5 Predictions in the "Could Probably Happen" category - these picks are worth 1 point if correct.

3 Predictions in the "Super Unlikely But Not Impossible" category - these picks are worth 3 points each if correct.

1 Prediction in the "WTF Are You Smoking?" category - this pick is worth a whopping 12 points

The Bet

So last year, Andy handily destroyed Taylor and emerged victorious, BUT Taylor never followed through and steamed Final Fantasy IX as the terms dictated he would. So this year - it's Double or Nothing. If Taylor wins, is debt is paid. If he loses... WE WANT YOUR HELP deciding what humiliating thing he should have to do in addition to playing FFIX! Let us know in the comments below!

Watch E3 With Us Live on June 11th!

Stay tuned for more details in a separate post soon, but get ready, cause we'll be streaming Nintendo's E3 with a pre- and post-show over on Zelda Dungeon Twitch! In the meantime, MAKE SURE you take a listen to our official predictions! You won't wanna miss this show!

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!