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!

Episode 50 - A Third Oracle Game and Whether Nintendo Should Remake Ages and Seasons

March 12, 2019

Andy and Taylor are back taking in a bunch of fan questions. Should Nintendo remake the Oracle games? What about making that long rumored third game? Which Zelda has the best ending? Did Breath of the Wild's high tech take away from the fantasy element? And do we actually believe the rumors of another Zelda game coming out in 2019?

This weeks show is a light and breezy one, full of fun! You won't wanna miss it!

Episode 49 - Breath of the Wild’s Legacy Two Years Later

March 5, 2019

It's a busy week in The Champions' Cast, as Andy and Taylor reflect upon the two year anniversary of one of the most impactful and important games Nintendo ever released: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We discuss it's legacy among other Zelda titles and wonder if we'll ever see another release quite like it. Also on the docket: Honoring the 3DS and how it brought old school Zelda to so many new fans, asking whether the 3DS will be more remembered for it's N64 remakes or original Zelda titles, and just a little talk about the recently announced Pokemon Sword & Shield!

This will be one you don't wanna miss!

Episode 48 - Link’s Awakening: Discussing the Graphics, Music, Price, and Principle of Remakes

February 26, 2019

After a bit of a break, and more importantly after some time for the dust to settle on the Link's Awakening announcement, the lads are back and tackling the biggest issues and comments around Nintendo's dreamy announcement (sorry, that was horrible...). Will this be The Wind Waker 2.0? How much is this gonna cost? Do we find the anime to chibi style jarring? Is this remake connected to Breath of the Wild at all? And most importantly, did this remake need to happen at all?

We go over all this and more, plus pay tribute to the legend himself, Reggie Fils-Aime, in this weeks can't miss show!

Episode 47 - Link’s Awakening Remake is Finally Happening for the Switch! Our Reactions and Hopes

February 14, 2019

Wow. Wowowowowow!! Talk about a way to end a Nintendo Direct! YES, the long rumored remake of Link's Awakening was FINALLY revealed today and Andy and Taylor dive full steam ahead into it! Did we like the trailer? What's up with those graphics?? Is it going to get a subtitle? When do we expect it to be released? Does this put the kibosh on the Skyward Sword HD rumors? All this and so much more!

We also cover everything else presented in the Direct, so buckle in for a very special mid-week edition of The Champions' Cast!

Episode 46 - Who Are Link’s Greatest Love Interests and Talking the Greatest Love Stories in the Zelda Series

February 11, 2019

Welcome to a very special loooove themed episode of The Champions' Cast. With Valentines Day right around the corner and Zelda Dungeon celebrating it's Week of Love, Andy and Taylor pick up this perfect opportunity to talk all things romance in the Zelda series and run with it! Do we even like romance in Zelda? Do we like choosing your partner or a predetermined narrative? Who do we "ship" together in the series? What are the greatest romantic angles the series has ever produced? Where do we stand on Midna, Anju, Kafei, Marin, and... Navi?? And most importantly, are we #TeamMipha or #TeamZelda??

Love is in the air in this episode, so sit back and enjoy our deep dive into all four pieces of the heart!

Episode 45 - The Wind Waker Followup, Nintendo News, and Imagining a Zelda Kingdom Hearts Game

February 5, 2019

WELCOME BACK to another week, another episode, another great time hanging out with us over at The Champions' Cast. Since thing last week got a bit testy, we brought in friend of the show / middle man / fight breaker-upper Gooey Fame to give us his two cents on The Wind Waker. The boys relax and run through a bunch of Nintendo news, including new Dr. Mario, Darksiders, and Switch sales numbers, before having a chat about what Zelda game needs the 'Resident Evil 2' treatment and how cool it would be to have Sora and co. from Kingdom Hearts explore Nintendo worlds instead of Disney!

You'll wanna check this out for sure! It was a fun and breezy episode after last weeks storm, so come hang out with us!

Episode 44 - Debating Whether The Wind Waker is the Worst Zelda Ever or Not

January 29, 2019

It's Andy vs Taylor this week as Taylor FINALLY gets down to the nitty gritty of why he believes The Wind Waker is the worst Zelda game of them all... but if you thought Andy was going to let him bury Toon Link and his cell-shaded adventure without a challenge, you thought wrong. Full of tense arguments, swift debates, and a little shouting here and there, this will be one you don't want to miss!

Also on the dock, we discuss the bombastic announcement from Nintendo about Metroid Prime 4 and speculate if the same thing happened to Breath of the Wild, only privately. Come join in on the fun!

Episode 43 - Which Zelda Had The Best Ending, How Much Do Graphics Matter, and Would Anyone Buy a CD-i Zelda Collection?

January 22, 2019

Taylor is out sick this week, so we had to push back our Wind Waker spectacle, but never fear! In his place is some Zelda Dungeon royalty: Copy Editing Legend Alasyn Eletha and the big cheese himself, Mases Hagopian! This week, the crew embrace the user generate Daily Debates to answer some pretty heavy hitting questions: Which Zelda game has the best ending? Do the graphical styles influence our initial opinions? Which game is the hardest? Could we ever see that fabled third Oracle game? Would anyone buy a CD-I Zelda collection? What would Link's finishing move in wrestling be??

We had an absolute blast this week and got pretty in-depth, and there's even some Angelfire love! Come and laugh with us!

Episode 42 - Link’s Reawakening Rumors, What N64 Game Needs A Sequel, Fixing Our Least Favorite Zelda Games and More!

January 15, 2019

Andy and Taylor are back to cover a wide variety of different fans questions. On the table is Link's Reawakening, our thoughts on Lana from Hyrule Warriors, which Nintendo 64 game needs a sequel, Horizon: Zero Dawn impressions, and... what each Zelda race smells like??

It's another episode full of fun and shenanigans, and just because it's Taylor's birthday, Andy doesn't make fun of Young Link... that much! Listen here, and get ready for next week as Andy finally makes Taylor explain why he hates The Wind Waker! You won't wanna miss that!