The Champions’ Cast - Zelda Dungeon Podcast
Episode 71 - Building the Ultimate Fire Emblem Style Zelda Game

Episode 71 - Building the Ultimate Fire Emblem Style Zelda Game

August 20, 2019

It's definitely no secret at all that Fire Emblem: Three Houses is taking over the world. Critically acclaimed and criminally addicting, the fellas have been playing so much of it lately we just had to talk about how a Zelda game would work in this style. Joined by Zelda Dungeons' own David Wayne Nystrom, we talk about how S supports might work, weapons triangles, could there be dungeons, what art style this game should be in, what kind of playable units we'd like to see, would we make this a canon game, and if so, where on the timeline does it go? We are breaking it down, so come join!

As a bonus, for anyone like us addicted to Fire Emblem, we do a quick spoilercast on Three Houses at the end of the show - which house did we pick, what's up with Byleth, who are we getting hitched to, and more! It's a jam-packed ep that you won't wanna miss!

Episode 70 - Playing Guess that Zelda Character in 20 Questions

Episode 70 - Playing Guess that Zelda Character in 20 Questions

August 13, 2019

Hello friends. The episode that was originally supposed to come out last week is coming at you this week instead! Sorry for the delay, but some internet issues in California prevented our usual Monday upload last week. We hope that we can make it up to you, as this week, Gooey joins the Champions' Cast to play a fun game of 20 Questions, Zelda style. You know the drill - we get 20 yes or no questions to guess which Zelda character the other is thinking of.

We had a blast playing this, and may make it a regular thing if you guys like this! Play along with us and let us know in the comments what you thought!

Episode 69 - Breath of the Wild Glitches, My Growing Zelda Collection, Switch Joy-Con Drift, and more Zelda News

Episode 69 - Breath of the Wild Glitches, My Growing Zelda Collection, Switch Joy-Con Drift, and more Zelda News

July 30, 2019

WOOOW, it feels like forever since Taylor and I have done a show together, but we are reunited to take you on a nice breezy stroll this week covering a bunch of random Zelda news and tidbits. Nintendo's class action lawsuit, a potential CD-i package, full Zelda Dungeon Marathon recaps, Andy's growing Zelda Etsy addiction, Ocarina of Time speedrun records, infinite Korok seeds and riding as Sidon, and early Fire Emblem: Three Houses impressions!

Come hang out with us as we have a nice casual chat this week on the Cast!

Episode 68 - Definitively Ranking the Dungeons of Link’s Awakening

Episode 68 - Definitively Ranking the Dungeons of Link’s Awakening

July 22, 2019

Hey guys, and get ready for a very special episode! We didn't have enough time to record a full blown episode of the show after returning from the Zelda Dungeon Marathon, so instead, we took a clip of some of ZD's brightest minds sitting around a table together drinking beer and ranking the dungeons of Link's Awakening!

Join Mases, Kevin, Gooey and I as we talk dungeons,bosses, and items! The audio is a bit rougher, but the atmosphere is super fun from behind the scenes of the Marathon! We hope you enjoy!

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!